Editor’s Note: The attached historic photo was taken 40 years ago when Las Casuelas Terraza was opening. Palm Springs experienced a historic snowfall. This is a photo of the restaurant opening day, February 5, 1979, surrounded by snow.

PALM SPRINGS —On Tuesday, Feb. 5, – to celebrate the day the popular downtown restaurant opened its doors four decades ago – Las Casuelas Terraza will donate 40 percent of sales to four local charities.

All four charities are close to the family’s hearts in celebration of its 40th anniversary.

“We want to give back to the community that has supported us since day one,” Patrick Service, a member of the Delgado family, said in a prepared statement. He manages Las Casuelas Terraza with his mother, Patricia Delgado. “This includes nonprofits that have nurtured, fed and protected our community.”

Boys and Girls Club of Palm Springs, AAP Food Samaritans, the Palm Springs Police Officers’ Association and Well in the Desert will be the beneficiaries of 40 percent of sales on Feb. 5.  The public is welcome to join the Delgado families for a toast and a few words of appreciation in the palapa bar from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. that day. Guests will also enjoy live music during both lunch and dinner by PS Sound Company and Hot Roxx.

Las Casuelas Terraza Turns 40, Gives to CharityHoused in a historic 1924 Palm Springs casita that has been remodeled over the years to offer expansive indoor and outdoor dining space, Las Casuelas Terraza blends the warm, vibrant atmosphere of a Mexican Hacienda with authentic recipes that stem back generations in the Delgado family.

Florencio Delgado’s mother, Maria Farjardo, was already popular in the early 1920s when copper miners in Arizona came to her kitchen door to purchase delicious meals she prepared in her earthenware pots and pans. Florencio (Del) with his wife, Mary, brought his mother’s authentic Mexican recipes to Palm Springs in 1958. They opened the original Las Casuelas nearly 60 years ago.

Over the next few decades, the Delgado family opened four more restaurants in Greater Palm Springs, each owned and operated by one of their children. Del and Mary’s daughter, Patricia, brought Las Casuelas Terraza to Palm Springs 40 years ago.

In addition to the family’s classic recipes handed down four generations, the restaurant is known for its more than 18 varieties of margaritas, as well as more than 100 of the finest sipping tequilas. Guests have a number of choices in the type of Las Casuelas Terraza experience they want to enjoy – the cantina, small intimate dining rooms, or outside on the patio surrounded by towering palms trees. The restaurant also features live bands and dancing.

For more information about Las Casuelas Terraza and a schedule of live entertainment, click here. Call (760) 325-2794 for reservations.