Tacos & Craft

Come early 2024 Tempe will have a new quick casual taco and beer concept when Tacos & Craft open on S. Rural Rd. Craft made tacos  from Executive Chef William Torres and locally brewed craft beers will be the mainstay on the menu along with shareable “Apertivos” with an emphasis on quality and a commitment to excellence.

“For us, people come first. We are so excited to connect with this community and share with them our ‘do more with less’ mission that is highly food-focused, with a deep commitment to outstanding hospitality,” says Aldo Jaramillo, managing partner of Tacos & Craft as well as co-owner of Mochilero Kitchen “Our goal is to provide our guests with excellent food and incredible local craft beers presented with the highest level of customer service.”

On the menu at Tacos & Craft

Torres takes pride in his menu offering a unique perspective of the Mexican flavors Tacos & Craft serves. House Tacos or “Tacos de la Casa” as their called include Chipotle Salmon with hard-seared salmon, fresh apple-cucumber pico and a drizzle of cilantro-lime crema; Roasted Cauliflower topped with charred Romanesco salsa finished with pickled onions; and Camarones Fritos with Argentinian red shrimp made crispy and served with pineapple salsa and jalapeño slaw.

Also on the menu are Street Tacos a.k.a “Tacos de la Calle” feature Quesa Birria with slow-roasted goat meat and Oaxaca served with fresh chili consommé´; Al Pastor with achiote-marinated pork served with a charred pineapple salsa; and the Caramelo Mixto — a tortilla filled with Oaxaca cheese, carne asada and chorizo charred to perfection and finished with onions and cilantro.

Start the meal with shareable Apertivos that include Queso Fundido featuring melted Mexican cheeses, spicy chorizo and green chiles served with crispy tortilla chips; El Mar Mixto, featuring shrimp with fresh fish ceviche, pineapple-mango salsa, spicy cucumber, avocado mousse and pickled onions and fresno chiles served with plantain chips; and the Flautas de Res — slow-cooked seasoned shredded beef rolled in a crispy corn tortilla, served with avocado salsa.

Tacos & Craft has partnered with several locally brewers for beers that will compliment any and all on the menu. A few are Pueblo Vida Noctilucent Hazy IPA; Superstition Meadery Blueberry Spaceship Cider; Wiseacre Brewing Company Roasty & Toasty Coffee Stout and Pizza Port Brewing Co. Chronic Amber Ale.

Tacos & Craft will open daily at 11 a.m. and is at 4715 S. Rural Rd. Tempe. For more information and to stay up to date on the opening visit their website.

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