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128 Genesee St., Buffalo NY 14203          Tel: 716.331.3869




Casa Azul is about respecting tradition and values, combined with creativity and innovation. Every spirit, cocktail or dish has a clear glimpse of the past, present & future. All aspects of service are reminiscent yet new to both the eye and palate.

Daring and exciting, while welcoming and familiar, leaves something for everyone to enjoy!

Buffalo NY native Vincenza (Zina) Lapi, is a classically trained Chef (Johnson & Wales) bringing seven years experience to Casa Azul. She previously lent her talents to the kitchens of Buffalo upscale dining establishments Mike A's at the Hotel Lafayette and Buffalo Proper before traveling most of the world (Europe, Latin America and Asia) learning authentic street fare before bringing back her knowledge to own and operate her widely successful and well received food truck "The Blue Balls Bus" .

Lapi is known for lighting up traditional Italian street food (Arancini) by elevating them to new heights with her own creative twists. She brings this visionary process to Casa Azul as well by taking traditional Mexican dishes and making them her own. She is acclaimed for her beautiful presentations, flavor combinations and cooking techniques.