Tacos Chiwas: Bringing authentic Mexican flavors to Phoenix

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Tacos Chiwas brings the vibrant flavors of Chihuahua, Mexico, to the heart of Arizona. Started by husband and wife duo Armando Hernandez and Nadia Holguin, Tacos Chiwas is a celebration of the dishes they grew up eating. 

From the beloved Chile Arbol tacos and gorditas to the succulent al Pastor, Tacos Chiwas offers a mouthwatering menu that showcases the best of Chihuahuan cuisine. What sets Tacos Chiwas apart is their commitment to using fresh, handmade tortillas and ingredients that are true to their roots. And with multiple locations throughout town, it’s easy to enjoy a taste of Chihuahua no matter where you are in the city.

For those looking for something a bit different, Tacos Chiwas also offers beef cheek tacos and calabacitas tacos, made with a type of squash. They also serve elote corn, which is grilled and topped with cheese and spices for a delicious and satisfying snack.

Hernandez travels to Chihuahua once a year to bring back 500 pounds of the Chile Arbol, ensuring that the flavors and consistency of his food remain true to their origins. This dedication to authenticity is evident in every dish served at Tacos Chiwas.

Guest Daniel Laufer raves about his experience at Tacos Chiwas: “The atmosphere is energetic, the restaurant itself is kind of cool. They have neon signs in the back, and the menus are hand painted on the wall,” Laufer said. “I always get the barbacoa taco, that’s my favorite.”

Guest Sylvia Cook enjoyed the elote corn. “It was fantastic. You could taste the little hint of lime and then you’ve got the mayonnaise, and then they charred the corn.”

Guest Mark Lewis ordered the Lengua. “Usually if you do it wrong, the tongue is really chewy, but this was exactly made to melt in your mouth,” Lewis said. 

With several locations around town, Tacos Chiwas is a popular spot for locals and visitors alike. The casual and welcoming atmosphere, combined with the delicious food and friendly service, make it a must-visit destination for anyone looking for a taste of real Mexican cuisine in Phoenix.

Restaurant address: 127 W Main Street, Mesa, AZ

Phone number: 480-590-7163

Website: www.tacoschiwas.com

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