Now Open

Iron Chef Jose Garces Opens Modern Mexican Restaurant Distrito at Scottsdale's New Saguaro Hotel

Chef Jose Garces' modern Mexican restaurant, Distrito, is now open at The Saguaro, the stylish new hotel that opened the first week of November in Scottsdale (formerly Hotel Theodore and Mondrian.) The Saguaro's flagship restaurant alongside Garces' two other dining destinations at the hotel, Old Town Whiskey and Garces Trading Company (GTC) Coffee To-Go, Distrito, like the original location Garces established in Philadelphia, will focus on the cuisine of Mexico City.

Dishes will include: Suadero en Adobo, black angus beef brisket with dry adobo rub; and Costillas, Berkshire pork spare ribs with chipotle-cider mustard barbecue. There will also be a menu of small plates like: Huaracha Los Hongos, flatbread with forest mushrooms and huitlacoche sauce; Mahi Mahi Tacos with chipotle remoulade; and Equites, sweet corn with queso fresco, chipotle and lime.

Guests can watch tortillas and guacamole being prepared in-house or head over to the Distrito's Margarita Bar, where over 100 varieties of tequila and a variety of Mexican-inspired cocktails await.

Keep reading to learn about Distrito's digs (including a sweet-sounding patio set to open in the spring) and check out the menus.

In addition to the 3,500 square-foot space with a wall of Mexican Day of the Dead skulls, there's an outdoor "patio kitchen" set to open in the spring, where guests can watch chefs cook on a custom smoke pit and grill.

Distrito is located at 4000 Drinkwater Boulevard in Scottsdale. Breakfast is served seven days a week from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Lunch is served Monday through Friday from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Brunch is served Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Dinner is served seven days a week (Sunday- Thursday from 5-10 p.m. and Friday and Saturday from 5-11 p.m.). For more information or to book a reservation, call 480-970-4444 or go here to check out the menus.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook and Twitter.

KEEP PHOENIX NEW TIMES FREE... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Laura Hahnefeld
Contact: Laura Hahnefeld