Call her Martina, Mexican restaurant, opens in Scottsdale
SCOTTSDALE, AZ – Call Her Martina is now open in Scottsdale!
The modern Mexican restaurant is owned by the Moreno family, whose goal is to share “traditional recipes” with a “twist” so that the East Valley gets a new take on what Mexican food “is these days. “.
“WE ARE MEXICAN WITH A TOUCH”
The Morenos are originally from Sonora, Mexico, but once the father of the family had to go to work in Mexico City, the family was heavily influenced by northern and central Mexican dishes.
“The goal of [Call her Martina] was to share what a restaurant experience is like when you go to a city like Mexico City… We just wanted to change the stereotype people have of a Mexican restaurant,” said Elisa Moreno, co-owner of Call her Martina.
“Yeah, we like traditional tacos, we like enchiladas, we like rice and beans… But we just want people here to experience what Mexico really is these days,” said Moreno.
THE SENSE BEHIND CALL HER MARTINA
According to Moreno, the family is strongly influenced by women. The name is a tribute to the strength and power of the women in the family and the concept of the restaurant is to create a brand around a character with personality, Martina.
“[She’s] mysterious… We wanted it to be a bit sexy, classy but fun,” Moreno said.
“ALL THE VISUALS”, FROM TATTOOS TO DRINKS
The modern Mexican restaurant uses the expertise of local tattoo artist Miguel Mora, who is the bar manager and creator of their cocktail menu.
“A lot of the flavors we have aren’t necessarily like what you’d see anywhere else. A lot of people in bars like to use lots of mixes, lots of syrups,” Mora said. “A lot of things we do are as fresh as the food we serve. So we do: low citrus, low sugar, all natural sugars – cane sugars – and stuff like that to aid digestion …anything really fresh.”
According to Mora, creating tattoos and cocktail parties have a lot more in common than you might think.
“I sort of put it in the same look where the colors have to match or the colors have to stand out. It should look as delicious as if you were looking at a tattoo basically.
IF YOU ARE GOING TO
- 7135 E. Camelback Rd #165 [Scottsdale, Arizona 85251]
- Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m.