IMBODEN — Located in the northwest corner of Lawrence County, the tiny town of Imboden may hold less than 700 people, but visitors can find a restaurant with big taste at Casa Lopez Mexican Grill.
Found at 1037 W. Third St., just look for the colorful building and huge sign. It lets you know you have arrived, and if you’re in the mood for Mexican flair, you won’t be disappointed.
With plenty of parking, Casa Lopez is a must-stop for travelers along Highway 62 and 412.
Owner Orlando Lopez greets patrons with a smile and always makes time to visit. He has been at this location for a few years with the same tasty food while being open seven days a week.
The menu at Casa Lopez is packed with entrees, and for those who would rather have a burger, well, Orlando will be sure to fix one up for you and he might even bring it to your table!
No stranger to hard work, Orlando will promptly take your order and bring out their homemade salsa and warm chips as you wait for your meal.
Even with the restaurant almost filled to capacity, it took only minutes to be served, one customer recently discovered, noting how her entree, featuring beef and cheese was the creamiest and most flavorful she’d ever tasted.
Casa Lopez also serves breakfast, offers barbecue, burgers and chicken for those looking for something else. Imboden might be small, but the choices are plentiful at Casa Lopez.
Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Lacy, 34, spent most of her life in the hills of Lawrence County. Today, she lives in Cave City, the home of “World’s Sweetest Watermelons,” in what’s known as the Prince Matlock house. Its former owner helped create what’s known as the Cave Courts where the city’s cave lies above the Crystal River. He fashioned his home out of the same rocks and materials that are found among the cave’s property, and she feels blessed to now be its caretaker for many more years to come.