UPDATE: Distrito has closed.
If you have not had a chance to eat at Distrito in The Saguaro Hotel in Old Town Scottsdale yet, I recommend that you take the time to do so. A while back a group of us had the chance to try it and we ended up having a great meal in a fun, cheeky atmosphere.
To get us started, a couple of people ordered the white sangria and were not disappointed in the least. The rest of us ordered margaritas and also enjoyed them thoroughly. I saw a few other traditional Mexican drinks like the Paloma and Michelada on the menu as well.
We began with the traditional guacamole and everyone agreed it was spectacular. We all wanted to get that last and final dip before it was gone. From that point, we wanted to try a variety of things on the menu and share among the table.
Needless to say, we enjoyed everything we tried. That included the Tacos de Pollo, which were simply prepared with chicken, a little radish and cream and a sprinkling of cheese. We also tried the Chicken Tamales with mole poblano sauce. We also sampled from the BBQ or “Barbacoa” side of things with the Pollo Ahumado a la Yucateo, which is a smoked chicken plate. It came with a nice orange chile sauce. For a side dish, we all agreed the Esquites, or corn with fresh cheese, chipotle and lime, were excellent.
The design of the restaurant is fun and funky. Bright colors and Dia de los Muertos art pieces brighten up the space.
If you are a fan of reality cooking shows and/or celebrity chefs, Distrito is the creation of Chef Jose Garces of Iron Chef America fame. This is his first Arizona outpost, adding to his list of very successful other ventures in the United States.
If you are a fan of Latin flavors, definitely give Distrito a try.
Distrito at The Saguaro
4000 N Drinkwater Blvd
Scottsdale, AZ 85251