Saturday, June 12, 2021

La Casona - Bar Rescue Update

In this week's episode of Bar Rescue, Jon Taffer and crew are once again in Las Vegas, Nevada to rescue La Casona.  La Casona is a Mexican bar/restaurant that has a 40-year history and was purchased during the pandemic.  Parents Victor and Claudia got their daughter Febe to put her name on the mortgage, which is putting her future in jeopardy. The family is struggling to pay their staff and were recently evicted from their home, so they are currently living above the bar.  This is also the 200th episode of Bar Rescue.

During the Bar Rescue makeover, Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of La Casona like all bars so far during this season. Let's take a look at some information, reviews, and updates for La Casona since Bar Rescue came and made all of the changes to the bar (All reviews are post-Bar Rescue):

Positive Reviews:
  • "Wonderful Authentic Food. Service is great. Music too! Try this place, you will not regret it!"
  • "Authentic, and I mean AUTHENTIC Mexican food! Perfect. The ambiance, waitresses, and the food, is perfect. Don't believe me? Try for yourself."
  • "Very good place to spend a good night, good coming, good food, the perfect place for those of us who like to sing. On your Karaoke nights, 100% recommended!"
  • "Great place family restaurant with karaoke. Good food great customer service"

Negative Reviews:
  • "This place is disgusting and I don't recommend to anyone they took 45 mins for drinks horrible service the food Was nasty"
  • "Not worth going. Food served Luke warm to cold, for Mexican food it lacks flavor, expensive drinks and two dollars for a glass of tapwater. In Las Vegas you can do much better than this and not even try hard. I live only two blocks away and was hoping for great results after they did the bar rescue for a TV program. However it hasn't really helped any quality whatsoever."
  • "This is the worse place I ever been in my traveling life. Don't even waste your money going there, the food is trash, bad service and they serve you wherever they want, not what you order. I would never go back to this place."
  • " Last night I was humiliated by a waitress who claims to be in charge of the place by following me only for some reason to take my temperature, even when the others who were already there before me asked her why I had not asked them the same. This same woman that I don't even know her name has already gained fame of overcharging in the bill"
  • "Nice people but you get what they want to give you. They couldn't care less what you ordered.
  • My wife ordered a cheese enchilada with no hot sauce. They said we don't have enchiladas but we'll see what we can do. She got some chicken in corn tortillas buried in the hottest sauce ever. She couldn't eat it."
*Reviews from Yelp, Google

Other News and Links:
  • The Bar Rescue for La Casona happened in April 2021.
  • Here is a preview video of the episode from the Bar Rescue YouTube page. 
  • Here is the La Casona website and Facebook page.  Here is their Instagram as well.
  • La Casona translates into "The Big House."
  • Here are the Facebook pages of Victor (owner), Claudia (owner), Febe (owner), Jacky (bartender)
  • La Casona was on a Dirty Dining segment on the local news for a health inspection in which they received a C grade.  Chef Jose Marquez blamed the bad inspection on a 5-week absence by him right before the inspectors showed up. This was in November 2020 before the Bar Rescue makeover. (Link)
  • Here are the reviews for La Casona from Yelp, and Google.
    • The reviews aren't too great before or after the makeover.


Jon Taffer decided to keep the name of La Casona and the reviews for the bar/restaurant are mixed.  The reviews before the makeover were somewhat negative and they haven't improved much in the few months since Bar Rescue visited.  The positive reviews like the food, atmosphere, and karaoke night while the negative reviews talk about bad food, slow service, and the restaurant giving whatever food they want to customers despite what they ordered.  Hopefully after the episode airs, they are able to improve so things start to turn around.

*To see how all of the bars from Bar Rescue are doing, go to the Bar Rescue Updates page, and also Like us on Facebook or Follow Us on Twitter to stay up to date with all things involving Bar Rescue.

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