Gateway To The Copper Corridor


2019 Summer Gateway, Visitors Guide.


Staff Reporter

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 step up to continue

the legacy of amazing

Mexican food in downtown


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


Keeping the La Casita Legacy alive

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.

Stop by and enjoy some

amazing food. La Casita Cafe

is located at 470 N Broad St.

in Globe.

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