April Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

April Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix
Photos from New Times archives

We'll always remember April as the month we said adios to every single Baja Fresh in the Valley. But at least we welcomed quite a few new friends to ease the pain.

See also: - March Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix - February Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix


"Opened on April 5 at 940 South Gilbert Road, Ahi Revolving Sushi serves up plastic-topped, conveyor belt fare as well as the option to special order what you don't see passing by from a server."

Read our first impressions in the Ahi Revolving Sushi First Taste

"Mr. Pizza, a locally owned shop on 2706 East University Drive, opened at the beginning of April. It makes its own dough. It makes its own sauce. And if you're a Mesa-ite who's looking to have your pie brought right to the front door, Mr. Pizza delivers within a three-mile radius."

And if you want to see the menu, we've got that too.

"Featuring seating for 130, three fire pits, a bar, food, and a backdrop of Tempe Beach Park and Tempe Town Lake, the new patio, called Tempe's Front Porch, is located at 100 South Mill Avenue."

Get the whole story about this addition to Monti's Casa Vieja in the original story

We checked out the spot with mac n' cheese burritos and playful Mexi-fusion fare


Offerings from the new closed Cave and Ives in Arcadia
Offerings from the new closed Cave and Ives in Arcadia
New Times archives


"After five years of ownership, husband-and-wife team Brian and Nancy Frank are closing their little wine shop in Stagecoach Village to start what they're calling a new chapter in their lives. Notably, another iteration of Brix."

But don't worry, they'll be back...

"Finish off that Burrito Ultimo® and take one long, last look at that salsa bar, folks. Baja Fresh is closing up shop in the Valley."

It's a trek, but you can still get your Baja-fix on at other locations in Arizona

"Italian- and Mediterranean-inspired dishes served up in a cozy, second-story neighborhood bistro in Arcadia will be no more following tonight's service: Cave & Ives Portico Grill is shuttering."

They almost made it through, but announced the news on the last day of the month:

  • Mike's Kitchen & BBQ

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Mr. Pizza

2706 E. University Dr.
Mesa, AZ 85213



Rito's Mexican Food

15643 N. Reems Rd.
Surprise, AZ 85374


Salut Kitchen Bar

1435 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281


C.A.S.A. SunBa
Ahi Revolving Sushi

940 S. Gilbert Rd.
Gilbert, AZ 85296


Z'Tejas Grill

1525 E. Bethany Home Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85014



Game Seven Grill

201 S. 4th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034



203 E. 7th St.
Tempe, AZ 85281


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