Keeping the La Casita legacy alive

Andrea Justice/Arizona Silver Belt La Casita Cafe originally opened in downtown Globe in 1947 and is having a re-grand opening and ribbon cutting on July 22 at 10:30 a.m.

La Casita Café in Globe was first opened in 1947 by Salustia Reynoso. It was a branch off of the Guayo’s El Rey that opened in 1938 and is still serving up homemade Mexican food in Miami. Two sisters started the legacy that the Globe-Miami community knows today with the recipes they loved and hard work.

Over 70 years later they celebrate another milestone as third generation Liz Villalobos and fourth generation Annie Villalobos are stepping up to continue the legacy of amazing Mexican food in downtown Globe.

The small community of Globe-Miami is well known for its Mexican food. Each restaurant continues the tradition of serving the same recipes by a relative who has kept the dream of two sisters alive for many years. The food from this family continues to grow as they have restaurants in Miami, Globe, Show Low, Mammoth, Thatcher and some locations in Mesa as well.

Liz loves spending her spare time with her grandchildren and is proud to carry on the tradition of serving great food to the towns of Globe, Miami and San Carlos.

Annie has dreamed about taking over La Casita since she was a little girl and now with the opportunity she’s presented, she is excited to keep the family tradition going. Her dad Greg Villalobos, who passed away in 2014, would have been the owner, so making sure it continues is of great importance, for his memory as well as her great grandmother Salustia.

Annie is a big sports fan, so in her free time she coaches her nephews in basketball, coach pitch, and soccer.

The La Casita Café in Globe has always been ran by the women in the family who continually step up to keep this legacy going strong.

Family and community are very important to both Liz and Annie, so they are inviting you to join them and the Globe-Miami Chamber of Commerce for their re-grand opening and ribbon cutting on July 22 at 10:30 a.m., 470 N Broad St. in Globe.

They will have cake, raffles and specials to celebrate this moment with the community they proudly serve.

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