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  • Writer's pictureDiana Brandt

Restaurant Opening: TOCAYA ORGANICA

Tocaya Organica, the popular fresh-casual Modern Organic Mexican concept that has expanded to nine locations across Southern California since its debut in 2016, is set to open its first out-of-state restaurant in Arizona. The new outpost is slated to open its doors in Scottsdale on November 17, 2018 at Kierland Commons at 1525 N. Kierland Blvd. Founded by Los Angeles-based hospitality company, The Madera Group, Tocaya is ready to bring its mission for better eating to the Scottsdale community.

“We are so excited to bring the Tocaya Organica concept to Arizona and are thrilled at the chance to set down roots in this city,” said Tosh Berman, CEO and co-founder of The Madera Group. “Tocaya Organica is not just a restaurant, it’s a way of life – a movement not just towards healthy, better eating, but wholesome living, which aligns perfectly with the Scottsdale vibe and lifestyle. We can’t wait to become a part of the local daily fabric.”

Conveniently located in the heart of Scottsdale’s northeast valley, Tocaya Organica Kierland Commons will offer a versatile menu that Southern California Tocaya fans have come to know and love. Using locally-sourced, organic ingredients, Tocaya’s menu is rooted in traditional Mexican recipes, naturally accommodating a variety of eating preferences with vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free alternatives for salads, tacos, bowls and burritos, while giving non-vegans their choice of grass-fed meat, free-range chicken and fish that is always fresh, never frozen. Guests can expect aguas frescas and juices, as well as margaritas, beer and wine.

The 5,701 square foot Scottsdale location will bring to life Tocaya Organica’s ethos of modern simplicity with an open floor plan and kitchen, boasting bright, airy design elements with vibrant-colored mosaic tiles alongside white marble table tops, reclaimed wood panels and brass accents to complement the fresh-casual vibe of the space. Inspired by the unique enclave of Scottsdale, this Tocaya outpost will feature tabletops crafted by Phoenix-based Porter Barn Wood that will line the 65-seat indoor dining area together with booth seating, and a custom potted plant display which will breathe depth and texture into the room. Bi-fold sliding doors will lure guests to the similarly outfitted 85-seat patio and outdoor dining space, which will offer an airy reprieve from the bustling shoppers, with an expansive lounge area complete with fire tables that bring an intimate feel to the overall restaurant experience.

With the tenth store opening for the rapidly expanding brand, Tocaya Organica edges closer to its plans to have 12 locations by the end of the year. Tocaya will be located near the corner of East Green Parkway and North Kierland Blvd, on level one of Kierland Commons. Convenient valet parking is available at the shopping center, and guests can also park in the large, easily accessible lot behind the restaurant. Tocaya will be opened daily for lunch and dinner from 11:00am – 10:00pm.

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