Join Girlfriend Guide and club photographer Bobbie Bennett for a girl's dinner in Tempe.
On the banks of the Salt River in Tempe, Arizona, tucked away on the north end of bustling Mill Avenue and just a short walk from Arizona State University, you'll find Monti's La Casa Vieja. One of the best-known and best-loved restaurants in the state, Monti's is where the charm of Old Arizona meets the superior service and amenities of an establishment that serves more than half a million diners annually.
Monti's La Casa Vieja welcomes diners to a unique setting that represents an important chapter of Arizona history. The restaurant occupies an adobe hacienda that was constructed in 1871 by Tempe founder Charles Trumbull Hayden. For decades, the building served as home to the Hayden family, which dubbed it La Casa Vieja (Spanish for "The Old House"). It's the birthplace of Carl Hayden, who the Arizona Republic has named "the most important person in Arizona history."