First Taste

Fogon in Scottsdale: Churro Ice Cream Sandwiches and Steak Fajitas

When a new spot opens in town, we can't wait to check it out -- and let you know our initial impressions, share a few photos, and dish about some menu items. First Taste, as the name implies, is not a full-blown review, but instead a peek inside restaurants that have just opened, sampling a few items, and satisfying curiosities (yours and ours).

Restaurant: Fogon Mexican Eatery Location: 7001 North Scottsdale Road, #147 Open: Just over a week Eats: Upscale Mexican Price: $30+ per person

When you first hear the idea "Benihana-style Mexican food," you probably have one of two reactions. Either you think it's a horrible, gimmicky concept or you think, "Well, it might be cool."

(Your reaction is likely to depend on how you feel about onion steam engines and beating hearts of fried rice.)

But when you really stop and consider it, it's not such a far-fetched idea. After all, a lot of Mexican food already is cooked on a grill, so why not just do it in front of the guests to add theatrics to the experience? At least that's what first-time restaurant owner Daniel Correa was thinking when he opened Fogon Mexican Eatery.

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Lauren Saria
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