Casa 43 Mexican Food Cayman owners Lloyd and Max are passionate about your experience here at Casa 43 and want you to be transported to a far away place right in your backyard so they have assembled a formidable team to make sure you enjoy not only the great FLAVAS and LIBATIONS but that you also feel the warmth and power of their hospitality and their first unique restaurant experience.
The powerful Aztec civilization believed that the first generation of its people were devoured by jaguars, the second by great winds, the third by great fires, the forth by floods and that they 5th generation would end with the destruction of the sun! To prevent the sun from being destroyed the Aztec made sacrifices to the Sun God – Tonatiuh and this ritual ensured that the sun would never be extinguished.
In the center of the Aztec Sun Stone / Calendar you will find, “Tonatiuh” surrounded by symbols of the 4 previously extinguished civilizations and his 2 giant “jaguar” like claws holding in their grasp human hearts!!! We will not be sacrificing anyone tonight however we invite you to take a journey through the incredible regional flavors of Mexico and allow your taste buds to be challenged with bold yet tasty combinations of the FLAVAS of Mexico and Latin America.
Here at Casa 43 all the Chefs are ferociously committed to FRESH FRESH FRESH ingredients and your Mexican culinary journey and they bring influences from all over Mexico and Latin America with specialization in REGIONAL Mexican dishes.
Julio, our Head Chef, is from Puerto Rico and a true creator of balanced and unique taste combinations. He has worked and operated large outlets in NFL stadiums and several Mexican restaurants where his passion for the regional flavors of Mexico has blossomed!
The rest of our Chef team brings influences from all over Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Latin America with a specialization in regional Mexican dishes. Yousuff has been with us for over 6 years and has become our second in command. His attention to consistency and flavor is something that contributes to the customer's trust in our restaurant. Liberia, Emmanuel, David, and Javier are from Mexico and together bring that powerful authenticity that people have grown to enjoy! June, Senthil, and Uly have also been with us for 5 plus years and this again helps the consistency of the food we deliver to our customers. In the upcoming months, we will be adding a few more Chefs as we replace some departing Chefs and scale up kitchen operations.
Many of this team have been with us since we opened in 2015 and this translates into an efficient service team with Leandro from Brazil who runs the floor operations and front of house staff and is super-efficient and ably supported by Vivalyn from the Philippines, who helps host the restaurant experience. Elizabeth is from Honduras and helps show new staff the ropes. Joel is from the Philippines and has taken on the roles of server / bartender and supports and joins the team of Kyle - USA, Taka – Mexico, and Christian – Canada, to keep the bar service hopping and the margaritas flowing!!!
Courtney – Canadian, is an experienced server who helps us manage our retail, and alongside her is Aura – Honduras, who seems to always be on point and joined by Maria – Spain, who will make you smile with her infectious smile. Yeli has just joined our team as of October 2023 and brings a ton of experience, fun, and Latin influences to Casa 43 and is from Cuba.
Every restaurant must have those excellent food runners/bussers that get all the food to the tables and keep the restaurant operations moving so we can endeavor to get everyone sat and served in a timely fashion and our team, Eugene and Miko – Philippines and Steven - Honduras - help the heartbeat of the operations.
Let's not forget our fantastic dishwashers and kitchen helpers. , Tesla, Doris, Ashish, Surendra and Maria - the behind the scenes women and men that keep everything clean and tidy!!!
This team is an integral part of our operations and although you don’t see them without them the restaurant would be at a standstill and Tesla – Honduras, Doris and Maria - Cuba, and Ashsish and Surendra - Nepal - "NAMASTE!", all work together to make sure the restaurant flows, is clean and they assist with some prep work.