Our Story

The Castillo tradition of delicious Mexican food has been a part of Texas for almost one hundred years. Our cuisine of Old Mexico recipes combined with flavorful Texas style cooking has developed over the years into a Tex-Mex brand of Mexican food to suit the tastes of our customers.

The story begins in 1922, when Grandfather Antonio P. Castillo, Sr. opened the first Castillo restaurant – The Texas Café in downtown Waco, Texas. The popularity of the restaurant and food with the customers prompted “Mr. Tony” to open other Castillo restaurants.

The Aztec Café and Italian Village Restaurants soon followed adding different cuisines to Waco but always maintaining popular Tex-Mex dishes.

Due to the growth of Waco, son, Antonio P. Castillo, Jr. considered a change in location for the family’s restaurant, in 1982- thus Casa de Castillo was born! Today, we remain consistent to the Castillo family tradition for which we are known- a dining experience with delicious Tex-Mex food and family hospitality under the ownership of grandsons, Antonio III and Richard Castillo, with sister, Mary Lou Castillo, as Manager.