Alex Padilla

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    All About Achiote

    Here in the Southwest, chances are pretty good that everyone's had their fair share of Mexican food. But as much as we all love to eat the stuff, how much do we really know about the flavors that we're so helplessly addicted to? Unless you grew up with a Mexican grandmother (don't we wish) or have s ... More >>

  • Dining

    March 10, 2011
  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Alex Padilla's Cochinita Pibil

      Keyon Fareghi ​After getting to know Alex Padilla of Taberna Mexicana, he let us in on the recipe for his favorite menu item, Cochinita Pibil, which is a Yucatan pork stew baked in a banana leaf and traditionally served with fried plantains, Mexican crema, pickled red onions, an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2011

    Feb. 3 In Blogs: Judy Burges, Rabbits, The Twelves, Big Earl's BBQ, and Honor Killing

    ​​​In the 24-hour news cycle, it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2011

    Alex Padilla of Taberna, Part Two

    Keyon Fareghi​Yesterday we spoke with Alex Padilla of Taberna Mexicana and today our conversation continues... Honduran-born Padilla is notably health-conscious -- nothing on Taberna's menu is smothered in cheese and rice and beans are not automatic. Padilla tells us he is ap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    Alex Padilla of Taberna Mexicana

    Keyon Fareghi​Chef Alex Padilla may be new to the Valley, but not to the kitchen; he's currently donning his apron at Taberna Mexicana in Scottsdale. Padilla recently moved here from Houston, where he was raised, to open Ninfa's Mexican Kitchen, in Glendale, and now Taberna (in Sco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Taberna Mexicana in Scottsdale

    Erica O'Neil The Mar y Tierra at Taberna, filet mignon and grilled shrimp over roasted potatoes and topped with a sea urchin crema. ​Scottsdale Seville welcomed a new tenant last month, with the opening of Taberna Mexicana. Partners Mark Weissberg, Tim Arnold and Chris Harter launched this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 16, 2010

    Taberna Mexicana Now Open in Scottsdale

    ​Taberna Mexicana, a new upscale Mexican eatery from Legacy Restaurant Group (the folks behind Houston-based Ninfa's, which has a location in Glendale), just opened its doors a week ago in the former Roy's location at the Scottsdale Seville (7001 N. Scottsdale Rd.). Execu ... More >>