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Upscale Mexican restaurant to soon open at Scottsdale Fashion Square

(Photo: Macerich)

PHOENIX — An upscale Mexican restaurant with locations across the globe will soon find a new home right here in the Valley.

According to a press release, Toca Madera is expected to open in Scottsdale Fashion Square sometime this year. The company will open a location in Dubai this year as well.

The Los Angeles-based restaurant will join the already-announced Ocean 44 to “flank the dramatic entrance of its new luxury wing, which is now under redevelopment.”

Toca Madera “reimagines traditional Mexican cuisine with a modern approach, pairing locally-sourced ingredients with bold flavors to offer an array of options for every eater.”

Its cuisine was described as having an emphasis on organic, vegan and gluten-free options. Dishes include ensenada-style fish tacos, chipotle-dusted tofu tostadas, enchiladas de mole and churro ice cream sandwich.

The restaurant itself will have spill-out café seating and will frame the two-level north entrance that is now being created at Scottsdale Fashion Square.

The entrance will be surrounded by “a grand promenade with lush gardens that lead to a signature fountain – all adding to the dynamic new environment.”

In a statement, Michael Guerin, the senior vice president of leasing at Macerich, the company that heads Scottsdale Fashion Square, praised the move.

“Making something already exceptional even better is driving the luxury renovation at Scottsdale Fashion Square, and that means creating opulent settings for shoppers to unwind and refresh,” Guerin said.

“The addition of market-exclusive culinary concepts like Toca Madera, along with some of the world’s most respected retail brands, reinforces the property’s reputation as the market’s dominant luxury destination.”

“Scottsdale is a market we’ve always wanted to be in,” said Tosh Berman, CEO and co-founder of The Madera Group.

“With Scottsdale Fashion Square’s exciting luxury expansion happening, we knew this was going to be the perfect location for us. We look forward to introducing Toca Madera to the community and showcasing what will be the ultimate in luxury dining.”

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