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  • [Question] Casa de Fritos

    Was going to come on here and ask if anyone remembers the menu from Casa de Fritos when I remembered we have the Internet at our fingertips. You can find anything.

    I found it quite easily.

    I remember this being a favorite restaurant when we would visit the park. Anyone else have fond memories of this restaurant?

    "Another bag of fritos, Klondike."

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    Re: Casa de Fritos

    Originally posted by CASurfer65 View Post
    Was going to come on here and ask if anyone remembers the menu from Casa de Fritos when I remembered we have the Internet at our fingertips. You can find anything.

    I found it quite easily.

    I remember this being a favorite restaurant when we would visit the park. Anyone else have fond memories of this restaurant?

    "Another bag of fritos, Klondike."
    Oh, absolutely!!! My BFF and I always ate at C de F when we were at DL. Taco/enchilada combo plate & stash the bag of Fritos in our purses to munch on later. It was our tradition!! Even though Rancho del Zocalo isn't C de F, I always make a point of eating there even now, just for nostalgia's sake.
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      Originally posted by Stormy View Post
      Oh, absolutely!!! My BFF and I always ate at C de F when we were at DL. Taco/enchilada combo plate & stash the bag of Fritos in our purses to munch on later. It was our tradition!! Even though Rancho del Zocalo isn't C de F, I always make a point of eating there even now, just for nostalgia's sake.
      I think it became somewhat of a tradition for us too, Stormy. Especially for lunch. And I do remember that combo plate.

      I found this cool image of the "Frito Kid" online and apparently they had a Fritos dispenser shaped like him that would give bags of Fritos. Look it up. Very cool retro pics.

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        I would always eat lunch there. The service could be somewhat slow, but the food was worth the wait. Much tastier and better than what that phony Rancho del Socalo serves up now. Miss it very much.
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          To relive the glory of the Frito Kid and Klondike, open this link and click the nickel: fritokid

          If you get a bag of Fritos and add chili to eat while you watch it, might be even more of a recreation of the Casa de Fritos!
          when the spooks have a midnight jamboree....

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            That is just great, Regions! Thanks for sharing!

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              Originally posted by RegionsBeyond View Post
              To relive the glory of the Frito Kid and Klondike, open this link and click the nickel: fritokid

              If you get a bag of Fritos and add chili to eat while you watch it, might be even more of a recreation of the Casa de Fritos!
              Thanks for this link RB. Does it ever bring back great memories!!
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                Love that link, RB! Really made me smile. I wonder whatever happened to the Frito Kid? I kinda picture him languishing on the 'Island of Misfit Animatronics' along with some of the Country Bears waiting for a chance to appear in a new attraction.
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                  Originally posted by Stormy View Post
                  Love that link, RB! Really made me smile. I wonder whatever happened to the Frito Kid?
                  He was the Fritos mascot from 1952 until 1967, when he was replaced with the Frito Bandito.

                  There's a great article about the Frito Kid and Casa de Fritos on ImagineeringDisney. It has the Casa de Fritos menu, photos of the restaurant, vintage Fritos TV commercials and more!
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                  Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
                  imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

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                  • #10
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                    We always at at Tomorrowland on our annual visit.
                    I am old. But still love Disneyland.

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                    • #11
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                      And did you know that Doritos were invented there?
                      OCWeekly

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                        this is awesome. Isn't this where Doritos came from as well?
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                            I have only the fondest memories of that location. I worked there when it was Casa Mexicana from 1986 till the 1998 closing. I seem to remember I started shortly after Fritos ended their sponsorship. We used to have Fritos available for purchase. I always remember being sponsored by Lawry's. Of course it was a job and a physically demanding one but I made some life time friends there. The job aslo got me through college and bridged the time from graduation until I was able to get a full-time teaching job. The most important thing that happened was in 1987 while at the break table in the alley way between Casa and Carnation(the current location would be about the women's bathroom next to Zocolo). I met my wife to be on a break, she also worked at the location. We have been very happily married since 1993. A quick warning for everyone about the drinking water at Rancho. We always joked that it helped many cast members with their fertility; at least that's the way it seemed. So when we were trying to have children we stopped by the water fountain and had a couple of glasses. Shortly after my wife became pregnant...with twins! We should have known and now you all have been warned. Thank you Casa Mexicana for the three beautiful women in my life.

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                              ^ Thanks for a wonderful post! The Casa de Fritos/Casa Mexicana was always one of my favorite night time dining spots in Disneyland. Sitting at the tables near Rainbow Ridge, especially in the days when the Mine Train thru Nature's Wonderland was there, was pure magic.
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                              Disney may have finally found the grail. You don't need
                              imagination or art. All you need is a brand."

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