We were lucky enough to get a peek inside the newly opened Mochilero Kitchen in Scottsdale, AZ. Locally and family-owned, the original location in Peoria, Arizona was so popular the brother and sister duo Jorge Cota and Meliza Miranda decided to bring their popular authentic Mexican cuisine to Scottsdale.

Now open in the Scottsdale Horizon Shopping Center, near Frank Lloyd Wright and Thompson Peak in Scottsdale, the restaurant features a scratch kitchen where everything is made to order, fresh daily and using only the finest ingredients. Cota spends his time in the back of the house, focusing on the flavor profiles and stand-out dishes like his Classic Mole, which was a dish he grew up eating from his grandmother who was from southern Mexico.

Another favorite at Mochilero Kitchen are the variations of tacos, including a vegetarian mushroom taco that gets rave reviews and the Mariscos, a raw seafood offering that is cooked in lime juice.

The restaurant is open for lunch starting at 11:00a.m. and the dinner menu starts at 3:00p.m seven days a week and is located at 14850 N. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd. Unit 117 Scottsdale, Arizona 85260.

For more information, visit wwww.mochilerokitchen.com.