About Us

Richard & Carmen Abril

The original La Canasta Restaurant was established in 1962 by our parents, Richard & Carmen Abril. For over 50 years we have preserved and continue to use the recipes that our Mother & Father created using only the freshest and finest ingredients in all of our Sonoran Style dishes. All the while, maintaining the original authenticity, flavors and consistency with the rich family tradition of our parent's pride & love in preparing these fine foods for our customers each day. 

La Canasta "Capitolio" as a family and in honor of our parent's love for their home state of Arizona we had installed a copper dome over the patio which is our proud tribute of the Arizona State Capitol Building located only a few city blocks from La Canasta Capitolio's location.  

We look forward to serving you and invite you to taste an authentic tradition of Arizona's finest Mexican flavors in our dishes handed down from our Mother & Father for over five decades. So from our family to yours, come and make La Canasta "Capitolio" your family tradition.

We thank you for your continued patronage to the Family of La Canasta Restaurants.