La Piñata, the classic Phoenix Mexican restaurant on 19th Avenue, is headed to a new location you might know — 5521 North Seventh Avenue, the former site of Mary Coyle Ol' Fashioned Ice Cream, which closed its doors last October.
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"An opportunity arose for us to go north, and we needed to scale down a little bit," says Peter Bugarin, La Piñata's owner and founder. "We just hope people will follow us."
No specific date has been set for when La Pinata will close up shop on 19th Avenue near Osborn Road and reopen in the old Mary Coyle spot, but Bugarin says it probably will be sometime in September.
Bugarin and his family have been running La Piñata for 45 years, serving Sonoran-style Mexican fare including tamales, chimichangas, and more.