“South Park” creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker say they’ve bought Casa Bonita, the world’s strangest restaurant

Casa Bonita, a Mexican-themed restaurant in Lakewood, Colorado, already seemed too strange to be real—but its saga just got stranger. The 1,000-seat “eatertainment” venue, famous for tableside attractions that included fire jugglers, men in gorilla suits, mariachi bands, a pirate cave, and cliff divers leaping over the top of a 30-foot waterfall, shuttered due to Covid-19 in March 2020 and fell into bankruptcy. A grassroots campaign to “Save Casa Bonita” followed. Now, according to The Denver Post, the establishment has found the perfect owners: South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, who have featured Casa Bonita as a madcap landmark and plot point in several episodes of their show over the years. In a news conference with Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, the pair agreed that improving the menu—which included what Denver alt-weekly Westword once called “the worst taco salad you will ever eat”—will be a top priority. Now, give those cliff divers a raise. 

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