Casa de Soto Restaurant opened in February of 1973.

Tony Soto and his wife Carol began developing the recipes and menu at their two previous restaurants; Kona Kai Mexicana (1965 - 69) and Jai-Alai Mexican Restaurant (1969 - 71).

Tony was a fixture at Casa de Soto until his sudden passing while on vacation in his native Spain in 1998. Since then, his son Luis has continued the Casa de Soto tradition with a lot of help. Many of the great staff have been with Casa de Soto for 20 - 25 years.

“Regulars” range from guests of the Kona Kai & Jai-Alai, along with second and third generation family members (many who now show their children “mommy” or “daddy” among the youth baseball and soccer pictures in the lobby); to the “neighbors & locals” who recently began to call “Casa” or “CdS” their favorite Mexican restaurant!

Apart from some additions through the years, the menu has remained consistent. From the tacos & tamales to the corn chips, even the salad dressings and margarita mix are still prepared in “Casa”.

Sell Tacos

o.c. register august 2002

garden grove journal december 1992
award of excellence 2004