Fusing two or more cuisines can lead to a massive energy release, the formation of hydrogen isotope deuterium, and black holes that can only be plugged with secret spices. Leave flavor splicing to seasoned professionals with today’s Groupon: for $13, you get $30 worth of Latin fusion fare and drinks at Ticoz Resto-Bar on North 7th Street.
Harnessing the culinary spirit of Central and South America, Ticoz Resto-Bar crafts classic dishes with delightful non-traditional twists cultivated by chef Holly Arguello. Swing by to grab a titillating drink, enjoy the posh vibe and relaxing patio, and sample a smattering of scrumptious items from the recently re-tooled menu, such as the coconut curry rice ($12.95), pork chile verde mac ‘n’ cheese ($14.95), and shrimp ceviche ($11.95). Each meal offers patrons a pan-global dining experience without having to ingest a crisp, freshly baked atlas.
At Ticoz Resto-Bar, the chefs draw from traditional Central American, South American, and Mexican recipes to whip up modern interpretations of authentic dishes such as tamales and enchiladas. Their menu includes grilled chicken doused in sherry chipotle sauce, street-style corn and flour tacos, and the cheesy housemade corn chips of Nachos Montana, named for the state's cheese-covered founder. Behind the bar, bartenders craft signature cocktails and martinis to complement the menu's innovative Latin flavors.
Meals and merriment unfold in an intimate lounge outfitted with dark woods, earth tones, and scarlet chairs and booths. Candles and a string of overhead lights illuminate a relaxing outdoor patio warmed by a space heater.
5114 N 7th St.
Phoenix, Arizona 85014