Contributed Photo: Chalos La Casa Reynoso is offering its original authentic Mexican fare for takeout cooked by the Reynoso family bloodline.
Chalos is back!
By Jon Johnson
SAFFORD – While restaurants and bars struggle to keep in operation during the novel coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic and government-mandated closures, one man is attempting to turn lemons into lemonade.
Due to Governor Doug Ducey’s executive orders to help curb the spread of the virus, bars had to close (with the exception of food sales and drinks to go with the food sales) and restaurants were limited to take out orders only.
With the closure of his bar, Shane’s Place, Shane Jones first began receiving bulk food orders and distributing smaller orders to the community. Now, just in time for Easter, he has resurrected Chalos La Casa Reynoso at 611 S. 6th Ave. in Downtown Safford with the original owners – helped by their children – and the Reynoso bloodline cooking.
Additionally, since his liquor license is for the entire building covering the restaurant and the bar, alcoholic beverages will be made available for takeout with food purchases, and Jones said he is working on offering margaritas and daiquiris to go as well as other adult beverages.
Chalos offers “authentic homemade Mexican food” and is open Monday – Friday, from 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Due to the ongoing restrictions, Chalos is open only for takeout for now and orders can be made by calling (928) 424-1155.
After the pandemic, Jones said he expects to keep the restaurant open and “turn back into the normal Chalos again.”