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Mezcalada: Ladera Taverna Y Cocina

September 1, 2018

A riff on the Puerto Rican classic, this cocktail swaps out the rum for illegal Mezcal Joven. The coconut cream and pineapple are there, as well as some lime for acidity and angostura bitters for spice.

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Eat local: Arizona Restaurant Week returns

May 14, 2018

Looking for a new local place to eat? Then, this event is for you.

The Arizona Restaurant Association’s Arizona Restaurant Week is set to return with dining specials around the state.

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12 News ‘Must Eats’: Ladera

January 4, 2018

Tram Mai visits Ladera in Sunnyslope to check out the southern coastal-influenced Mexican cuisine.
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La Hora Mágica

January 4, 2018

The north-central Phoenix neighborhood of Sunnyslope isn’t the restaurant hot spot that Central Phoenix and Arcadia have become, but that didn’t stop the guys at Genuine Concepts – best known for The Vig empire – from realizing the area could use a little fiesta firepower. Enter Ladera, a lovely little cantina-style restaurant with a charming bar and lush, shaded patio.
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Mezcolada

January 2, 2018

With the Mezcolada, Ladera Taverna y Cocina, the latest offering from The Vig owner Tucker Woodbury, expertly combines smoky El Silencio Mezcal with freshly squeezed lime and pineapple juices, coconut and – wait for it – taps it directly from a fancy new slushy machine that whirs silently in the corner of the bar.
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10 Best New Restaurants in Metro Phoenix of 2017 (So Far)

October 2, 2017

Ladera Taverna y Cocina is the latest project from Genuine Concepts, which is better known for hip neighborhood outposts like The Vig than for its traditional Mexican restaurants. For its first Mexican concept, the group has tapped chef Jorge Gomez, who has devised an accessible menu of refined, regional Mexican cooking. Highlights include the cochinita pibil tacos and the savory green chile, both of which benefit from expert slow-cooking. The drink menu, featuring fun and novel diversions like a house margarita paired with a frozen paleta, is reason enough to visit.
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Ladera Guacamole Featured in Uptown Magazine

Just Dip It, the Scoop on 10 Local Starters

Aug 31, 2017

What is it about the return of football season that has us thinking all things dip — from creamy and dreamy to cheesy and gooey — and where to get our fix? We’ve searched high and low and found the best spies on the beloved party [and tailgate] staple for you to get your dunk, dip and scoop on throughout the season, or any time of the year.
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Best New Restaurants in Phoenix/Scottsdale

August 24, 2017

Located in North Central Phoenix on Central Avenue just south of Dunlap Avenue. Walking up to Ladera you will immediately notice the beautiful entryway. Then upon entering Ladera, you are greeted with an open air patio as well as a lovely intimate dining room and bar area. You can tell that a lot thought was put into the details of the restaurant’s design. Once you are seated and start to peruse the menu. You will notice that just as much thought was put into both the drink and food menu items. Also, the Churros alone would put them on any best new restaurants in Phoenix list!
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10 Best New Restaurants in Metro Phoenix of 2017 (So Far)

June 21, 2017

Ladera Taverna y Cocina is the latest effort from Genuine Concepts, the team behind stylish neighborhood outposts like The Vig and Linger Longer Lounge. For its first foray into Mexican food, the group has tapped executive chef Jorge Gomez, who riffs on regional Mexican cooking with considerable panache.
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Meet Six Men Who’ll be Pouring Your Drinks and Dishing Their Treats at Sips & Sweets 2017

June 15, 2017

Meet Colton James Brock, bartender at Ladera Taverna y Cocina
Colton James Brock speaking. I am a third-generation Arizonan and first-generation painter, photographer, and bartender at Ladera Taverna y Cocina. In my 15-plus years behind the bar, I’ve learned that mixing pigments on a palette is no different than balancing flavors in a glass.
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As If Making Up for Lost Time, Phoenix is Suddenly Mezcal Crazy: Here Are the Two Best Cantinas to Get Your Agave On

May 30, 2017

It’s impossible to ignore the very recent explosion of agave spirit-focused, cantina-like restaurants and bars across the Valley. Behind Revolu, which opened in Peoria back in October 2016, Ladera, from Genuine Concepts (you know them for The Vig, Cobra Arcade Bar, and Linger Longer Lounge), was the second of this new crop, opening just shy of six months ago in the Sunnyslope neighborhood of north Phoenix.
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Crafted With Color – Feast your eyes on nine vibrant dishes with bold flavors

April 2, 2017

While dining is a journey for all the senses, we actually eat with our eyes long before we touch, smell or taste a dish. And what’s more appetizing than pops of color, especially during spring? This month, we sought out some of Phoenix’s most vivid menu items to wet your visual appetite. But please, don’t eat the page!
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10 New Venues in Phoenix/Scottsdale for Spring Meetings and Events

Mar 9, 2017

Ladera Taverna y Cocina opened in Sunnyslope in December. The authentic Mexican menu strays from the usual tacos and quesadillas, focusing on creative, colorful dishes like crispy red snapper and chiles rellenos. Throughout the restaurant, touches such as talavera tiles, rustic chandeliers, and a fireplace create a mission-style hacienda feel.
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Best Restaurants Spring 2017

Mar 9, 2017

Walking up to Ladera you will immediately notice the beautiful entryway. Then upon entering Ladera, you are greeted with an open air patio as well as a lovely intimate dining room and bar area. They pulled out all the stops, and you can tell that a lot thought was put into the details of the restaurant’s design. Once you are seated and start to peruse the menu.
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Ladera Taverna y Cocina Video Review

February 17, 2017

For this week’s video review, we made our way to North Central Phoenix to check out a brand new spot named Ladera Taverna y Cocina. Located on Central Avenue just south of Dunlap Avenue. Yes, we know that Ladera is outside of Scottsdale. But we travel well and we travel even better for great food. We hope that you will too and follow along with us in Scottsdale and throughout the Valley…
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LADERA Taverna Y Cocina, Sunnyslope’s Newest Spot

January 4, 2017

Late last month, Genuine Concepts – the team who brought you Phoenix staples like The Vig, The Womack, Linger Longer Lounge, Little Woody and more – introduced Ladera Taverna y Cocina to the Sunnyslope area of the Valley.
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