With pages full of flavors traditional to Mexico City, Cancun, Cabo San Lucas, and Cozumel, the menu at Haciendas Mexican Grill is like an atlas of Mexican cuisine. Guests can taste the classic Mayan influence on the nation’s dishes with the cochinita pibil, a cut of pork that slowly marinates in a stew of achiote, orange juice, and banana leaves, or revel in the country's knack for sauces with the dark-brown dressing of the pollo con mole. The chefs also take slight liberties with the dishes, infusing the chocolate fondue with ancho chiles and transforming the humble hamburger with oaxaca cheese and chipotle mayo. To honor Mexico's extensive coastlines, the chefs drench jumbo prawns, stuffed salmon filets, and lobster ravioli in spicy cream sauces.
Outside the dining room, guests can experience Mexican culture with specialty margaritas, tap and bottled beers, and other libations in the restaurant’s three bars. Like an interstellar pub crawl, each bar features a different atmosphere: one sports a scenic view of the mountains, another buzzes with a row of LED TVs, and an outside patio grants fresh air and warm sun ideal for a round of icy beverages.
Providing unique and thoughtful gifts for loved ones and reformed frenemies since 1951, the nearly 60-year-old Sphinx Ranch Gourmet Gift Market has been family run for three generations. The selection of gourmet goods puts a spotlight on treats locally made in Arizona, including such diverse items as bulk Medjool dates (starting at $8.95 a pound), Arizona mesquite honey ($6.25 for a one-pound jar), and the butter peanut-brittle royal-red gift box ($12). Featuring the best of the store's selection, the Sphinx Ranch Gourmet Gift Market's gift baskets will mend all the wounds caused by an outburst at the last company potato-sack-race outing. For gifts to those outside of Arizona, the available in-store shipping center will take that gift off your hands and ship it anywhere throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Middle Earth (this Groupon cannot be used toward shipping).
Named for a Spanish legend about the romance between a sailor and a mermaid, Salty Senorita encourages guests to fall in love with their over 50 hand crafted margaritas instead. Waiters carry deep bowls of guacamole with handmade tortilla chips, plates of shrimp and mango quesadillas, and 11 kinds of tacos, which can be accompanied by 130 kinds of tequila and various mixed drinks. Waitresses' tank tops and short-shorts continue the beachside vibe created by shark frescos that sometimes fling seaweed at passersby.
The culinary team at RnR authors a breakfast menu of American fare. Organic yogurt imbues taste-sensing regions with hints of house-made granola and seasonal berries ($7); a signature plate of scrambled eggs bolstered by sun-dried tomatoes, basil, and goat cheese served with home fries and a choice of toast overrides hunger ($11); and the Chambord french toast ushers in a tasty tempest of raspberries, Chambord cream cheese, grand marnier syrup, and chantilly cream into craws ($10).
Italian for "your wine," Su Vino doesn't only curate a lineup of award-winning varietals, it also crafts custom wines to suit even the most discerning palates. Inside an eye-catching tasting room, Su Vino Winery pairs glasses and bottles of its vintages with a menu of light appetizers and sensuous desserts. Red wines such as the jam-flavored cabernet sauvignon/merlot blend and peppery zinfandel pour crimson into tasting glasses, whereas white wines—including the tongue-twisting gewürztraminer—immerse taste buds in crisp, off-dry tones. They also open their bottle-lined space to guests interested in hosting a birthday party, bridal shower, or scared-straight event for delinquent grapes.
The Phoenix New Times named the tapas at IRUNA the best in town. OpenTablers made IRUNA a Diners' Choice winner and rate the restaurant an average of four stars. Phoenix magazine and the Arizona Republic love the flavorful dishes at the restaurant. Yelpers give IRUNA an average rating of 3.5 stars: