Mi Amigo Ricardo
Created:Friday, June 28, 2019 - 22:15
Creator:Klaudia Wynne Kendall
Headline (Caption):The iconic street sign of Mi Amigo Ricardo
Location:Mi Amigo Ricardo 821 E Florence Blvd Casa Grande, AZ 85122
Created:Sunday, June 30, 2019 - 22:45
Description:This newspaper clipping, from April 19, 1983 shows how immediate the passion of Tapia and his father-in-law was realized by locals, that their restaurant could be recognized as an immediate hit in the newspaper so shortly after they opened.
Mi Amigo Ricardo restaurant in Casa Grande, AZ . located at east Florence Blvd\.
You can view the tour of the restaurant at this link:
From their establishment in 1983, Mi Amigo Ricardo has been a family-oriented restaurant and actively involved in the Casa Grande community. As soon as you walk through the doors of Mi Amigo Ricardo, you are greeted by family members working the front counter as well as a plethora of family photos. From its establishment in 1983, owner Robert Tapia's focus has been on family, going so far as to open the restaurant with his father-in-law. The recipes originate within the family as well, and the restaurant still showcases Tapia's others cherished recipes. "It was all about the food, and these were her recipes." - Robert Tapia.
Great customer service and Very cheap! The menu at Mi Amigo Ricardo features classic Mexican dishes, as well as some new fan favorites. Tacos, enchiladas, tamales, burritos, rice, beans, nachos, guacamole, chimichangas, and flautas all have their place on your plate. One particular favorite here: the cheese crisp. A crispy, fried flour tortilla is laid flat and topped with cheese, or if you're feeling adventurous, cheese and green chilies. Though this dish is simple, Tapia notes that it is one of the best selling on the menu.
In 1983, when Mi Amigo Ricardo opened its doors, Robert Tapia and his father-in-law made a point to have a menu with a variety of options. Other Latinx food establishments in Casa Grande at the time were smaller, and thus had a smaller menu. This crowd-pleasing menu, filled with recipes that Tapia had grown up with, did not go unnoticed.