Beloved Sherman Oaks restaurant Casa Vega is celebrating its 65th anniversary on Nov. 15. Just the milestone is reason enough to grab a meal at the legendary Mexican eatery, but the Vega family is giving all the more reason to come in.
In commemoration, Casa Vega is throwing it back to the year they opened. For one day only, order guest-favorite House Combinancione #1 for just $1.98, the price of the meal over six decades ago. You can’t even get a gallon of gas for less than $2! But from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., you can load up on soup, rice, beans and two house special items (like a cheese enchilada or beef tamal) for less than a large nitro cold brew.
Christy Vega and her father and Casa Vega founder Rafael "Ray" Vega, who died earlier this year.
“This anniversary is bittersweet,” Casa Vega owner Christy Vega said. “It was a massive triumph to survive the pandemic and being a family-owned business made us even more vulnerable but, in the end, it's what saved us too. I’ve carried the weight of the legacy of my father and my grandparents this year. My family have operated Mexican restaurants in LA for over 90 years, and the ship isn’t going to go down on my watch. To see Casa Vega recovering after such a difficult year, I feel a sense of great pride that I didn't let my family down. We’re looking forward to celebrating with our community; it’s always a fun day for everyone when we roll back prices!”
This once-in-a-lifetime deal will likely bring in a swell of Casa Vega regulars and then some, so be sure to make a reservation through Resy. To dedicate a Monday to a smorgasbord of delectable Mexican food (with a few margaritas) is truly the ideal way to kick off the week.
What’s more, you’ll be celebrating a family-owned staple of the San Fernando Valley. Early on, Casa Vegas became a well-known hangout for celebrities like Carey Grant and Marlon Brando, and even now considers the likes of Dakota Fanning, Dave Grohl and Pete Wentz as loyal guests. Running full speed at this anniversary, Vega ensures the restaurant as a Los Angeles landmark for generations to come.