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Apr 6, 2007 03:49 PM

So maybe Pink Taco isn’t the best Mexican Food in Scottsdale?

Saw this article posted on today – Harry Morton has hired a new chef. The link to the full article is below but here is my favorite quote:

"I believe that we have some of the best drinks and a great looking crowd, but atmosphere alone isn't good enough. We want the best food, too," he [Morton] said.


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  1. How ironic considering that Morton told us in an interview before Pink Taco opened that there was no good Mexican food available in the PHX Metro Area.

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    1. re: silverbear


      I drove by the Pink Taco Today... by the crowd on the would think they were giving something away for free....I just don't get it!

    2. Maybe Morton should be adding crow to the menu.

      1. Chorizo stuffed with cheese wrapped with bacon? ¿Como se dice "greasebomb" en español? Maybe while he's at it he can add liquid smoke and caramels to it a la Homer Simpson.

        If that and a bacon cheeseburger with queso menonita (gosh!) are what constitute improvements to the menu, I can only assume it's in pretty dire shape already.

        OK. I'm putting away my snark for the evening. ;-)

        1. He wants to have great Mexican food, so he brings someone in from...


          Who was working at a Mexican chain based out of New York City. (cue cowboys around a campfire: "NEW YORK CITY!?")

          Who went to Scottsdale Culinary.

          It is now 4:45, I'll be snickering about this until at least 5.

          A bit of extra background on Chef Slattery, now of Pink Taco: He got his start through his grandma, who ran a Hungarian catering business in Dayton, Ohio. He went to SCI, then back to Ohio to be the chef at a high end steak house. Apparently (at least according to his bio that I found), the Hungarian cooking has him primed for doing Mexican food because they both involve slow cooking, multidimensional flavors, and a subtle layering of said flavors. Um... right.

          1. I read this article and almost spit out my Diet Coke. I can't wait to see the see-and-be-seen crowd scarfing down hot dogs out on the patio - I'm sure those will go over real well. Kobe beef + mexican cheese + chipotle mayo = Mexican food? I think not. What a joke this place is.