They’re Here and We’ve Got a Fun Promo for them!

Along with all the changes in the works for Cafe Luna, we thought we’d sell our salsa for only $5 a pint since they’re all such a big hit!  The rub?  We make only so much per batch, and one they’re gone, they’re gone until the next batch is created.

The promo?  Think of a good name for the salsa rojo.  We’ve got “Tenderfoot” for the salsa verde, “Burn your face off” for the habanero, so we need a rockin’ moniker for the red salsa.  The prize?  A free pint of your favorite salsa!  To enter, go to our Facebook page and put your winning idea in the comments of this post.  Or, if you have a WordPress account, go ahead and comment here.  The winner will be picked next Wednesday, November 22, and notified via Facebook.  Be creative and keep your suggestions real!

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Mario’s excited!

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It’s That Time Again

There’s a reason there are aphorisms such as “Time flies “.  Mario and I have had a busy year, with our latest addition to our small family and everything that entails, and we actually had a mini-vacation about two weeks ago.  We really needed that day off!  But I digress.  This year’s “Best of…” voting just slipped right past us, we’ve been so busy.  Time flew, and before we knew it, we found out that our loyal customers and friends had cast their say.  We are grateful that, once again, we came away with flying colors in multiple categories; best casual dining, best catering, best ethnic food, best lunch and best Mexican food.  So before I let any more time fly by (I know, enough with the tempus fugit already!), Mario and I wanted to thank you all sincerely for voting us the Best of the Best of Colfax and to let you know that we look forward to continuing to serve everyone for the upcoming year!

 

Mobile Food Menu Issues – Corrected!

I recently received a message from a confused customer about the Food Menu link on her mobile device.  I had been aware of this in a peripheral sort of way on my own phone, but since I was having other problems with it, I didn’t think this was an issue.  Obviously, I was wrong!  Apparently, anyone trying to get food info on the go was looking at a screen like this:

How helpful that must have been for you!  I apologize for this oversight.  Now, you should get this screen:

Wow – a real food menu!

You will need to scroll a little, but there it will be.

With this correction there will be a small change in how you get around the mobile site.  Instead of  seeing a Menu tab like this:

You will see a Navigation bar, like this:

Click on that and you’ll be set for mobile cruising!

Thank you so much, Bridget, for bringing this to my attention!  It’s details like this that we business owners sometimes overlook in our busy schedule that can make a big impression, and we want it to be right…or as right as we can get it.  So, on that note, we’ll leave until our next blog entry!

The Process

I made this video in response to a fairly common question. There are those of you who would appreciate a little more advance notification on our specials, and others who would like a set daily lunch special.  I keep getting asked for sneak previews, and I always have to respond with, “The only one who knows is Mario.”  I’ve always felt it was rather off-putting, but it is the truth!  The video was taken at a moment’s notice, and it shows. Mario is very camera shy, and he wasn’t going to set aside a time to be filmed, so this a catch as catch can!  Hope this explains his method.

 

A New Addition

The owners of Cafe Luna would like to introduce a new addition to their family, Mael.  A healthy baby boy born in the wee hours of December 28th.  Isn’t he cute?!

The cafe will be open for breakfast and lunch for the rest of the week, no dinner service.  That will resume next week, starting January 3rd.  Happy New Year, everyone!

Welcome little Mael!

Mario holding Mael

Halloween!

I want to thank everyone for coming to our Halloween party despite the rain and rampaging illness!  We had a great time and got to see everyone all dressed up.  And the contest winner for $100 food credit was Office Stephen Barker – or should I say Lt. Dangle?  Congratulations and better luck next time to everyone else.  We’re plotting something fun again, you can count on it!

And the results are in…

About 3 months ago, we asked our customers and friends to cast their votes for the Best of the Best here in Colfax, and for the second year running, you’ve all showed your love for our cafe  by voting us best in Casual Dining, Catering, Ethnic Food, Lunch AND Restaurant. Best of the best 2016Well, just like the picture says!  LOL!

Our overall philosophy is it’s one thing to have a “business”, it’s another to have a cozy place to eat great food, chat and return to again and again.  We like to think we’ve created that cozy place.  We love our small community and want to give our best!  I mean, isn’t Colfax a great place to live?!

So, thank you, thank you!  We look forward to serving you in the coming year!

A New Addition to the Cafe Luna Family!

Mario slammed 1

Busy Mario

We’ve been so busy here at our cafe!  With the article in the Foothills magazine – pg 26! and warmer weather, our waiting times for service had sneaked up to an hour.  Gasp!  When informed of this, most of you decided to wait it out – thank you! thank you! – but we knew this couldn’t continue.  Our food is great, but we understand that our customers have busy lives and can’t consistently spend a leisurely hour waiting for their lunch or dinner.

As it happens sometimes, when need reaches a certain point, help comes along from the most unexpected source.  In this case, Mario’s brother, Benjamin Cerecedo.  He is also an accomplished cook and has worked in many Santa Cruz restaurants and most recently

Benjamin

Mr. Benjamin Cerecedo

opened a new restaurant on the Santa Cruz wharf, Firefish.  The need to be closer to family and see his nieces grow up was the motivation for him to make the move to our small town, and he couldn’t have come at a better time.  He loves Colfax and he and Mario have been hatching up plans for new specials, new menu items and expanded hours.  There will be a lot more for you lunatics to love and there will be more reasons for those who haven’t tried our awesome food to get on in here!