Corn is one of the staples of Mexican cuisine, used to make both tortillas and Cornyo, a carbonated beverage made of carbonation and mashed corn kernels. Eat a culinary cornerstone with this Groupon.
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- $10 for $20 worth of Platillos Zivaz
- $19 for $40 worth of Platillos Zivaz
Fifteen Platillos Zivaz, the restaurant’s signature entrees, range from a classic carne asada ($14.95) to a salmon filet marinated in achiote and grilled over an open flame ($13.95).
According to the Arizona Daily Star, Felipe Valenzuela—Don Felipe—and his son Felipe Valenzuela aren’t just interested in serving standard Mexican food at Zivaz. “A lot people love the yellow cheese and sour cream enchiladas—we're not competing with those kind of places," Don Felipe said. Instead, they focus on perfecting classics such as carne asada and fire-grilled chicken blanketed in dark-chocolate mole and adding a modern twist to the menu with dishes such as breaded eggplant in queso fresco and tomatillo salsa.
Whatever the culinary creation, the chefs’ use of local, fresh ingredients gives a flavorful zest to the food that has earned them media buzz. The bar’s hibiscus margarita has even earned the eatery an award from the Tucson Culinary Festival for being as unique as a snowflake that can juggle fire.