Small plates, like viral videos, secrets, and high-school boyfriends, are meant for sharing. Dole-out divisible dinners with today’s Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of tapas and drinks at IRUNA in Scottsdale's Old Town district. Named Best New Restaurant by Phoenix Magazine and Best Tapas by the Phoenix New Times, IRUNA serves Spanish tapas dishes inside an elegant lounge environment. Select a variety of petite platters from its menu of hot and cold plates ranging from olives and pickled garlic to Spanish chorizo braised in cider and served with crisp baby artichokes. Pair plates with sips of wine, or choose a pomegranate martini to grease the wheels of conversation.
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:
- Stop by this stylin' eatery for a lively scene and a slew of mouthwatering small plates meant for sharing. – Phoenix New Times
- The quality of ingredients, variety of dishes, balance of flavors and warm, attentive service will ensure that this becomes an Old Town favorite. Fish fanatics will adore ensalada de arroz con atún ($9), a lively combo of poached tuna, black and white rice, peas and lemon thyme vinaigrette. – Geri Koeppel, Phoenix