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Payton Curry and Dave Andrea of Brat Haüs Opening Modern Mexican Cantina in North Scottsdale

Chef Payton Curry (Digestif, Caffe Boa) and restaurateur Dave Andrea are teaming up again. And this time, they're focusing on tacos.

The owners of Brat Haüs, the German beer-hall-style restaurant in Old Town Scottsdale, are opening a new Mexican-style concept, aptly named Taco Haus, in North Scottsdale early next year.

Described as "blending culinary influences from Mexico, Spain, and Central and South America," Taco Haus will serve a menu of modern Latin cuisine at 7318 East Shea Boulevard (Scottsdale and Shea), in the spot previously occupied by Blue Burrito Grille.

What's in store for diners? Read on.

See also: New Mediterranean Restaurant Coming to North Scottsdale

At Taco Haus, Curry will showcase an open rotisserie cooking station and a ceviche bar and offer a menu of Latin-inspired eats put together with housemade tortillas, fresh seafood, and Niman Ranch pork and beef. One aspect of the menu, family-style entrees, will include meals such as a whole rotisserie chicken with rice and beans; pork tenderloin with jicama and apple slaw; and rib-eye carne asada with Colombian rice and salsa cruda.

"As I see it, ceviche is the new healthy alternative to sushi" says Curry. "In developing the concept and the menu I've spent months immersed in Latin, Spanish, and Peruvian cuisine and practicing the art of raw seafood."

In the area of adult libations, expect an extensive list of premium tequilas, tableside margaritas, and a variety of micheladas made with Mexican imported beers and local tomato juice. House horchata and aguas frescas will also be available with or without alcohol.

Taco Haus will be open daily, from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday and from 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday. A weekend brunch is expected as well.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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