In the heart of Old Town Scottsdale is El Ricky’s, home of some authentic Mexican cuisine and 2nd place winners in the My Nana’s Salsa Challenge. We tried that salsa and agree that it is delicious with all it’s smokiness and we also enjoyed the fact that they bring out their salsa warm.
For starters we suggest some queso fundido, which has melted asadero and monterrey jack cheese topped with house chorizo and anaheim green chilies. This queso was that perfect stringy consistency and a light and creamy flavor, it went perfect with the fresh tortilla chips. You could also try the famous guacamole with the fresh corn tortilla chips, simple and true to the avocado. For the next course enjoy some of their Ricky’s famous tacos, we opted for the fresh sonoran fish tacos, fried in a light batter with chopped cabbage, avocado sauce, a delightful baja sauce, mayonnaise and wrapped in the best fresh tortillas. It was also suggested to us to try the shrimp tacos, if you happen to be in the mood. I’m a sucker for fajitas and the arrachera fajitas were screaming my name! I’ve been so tired of stringy, chewy fajita meat, it was refreshing to be served the arrachera that is lightly seasoned, juicy and tender. Definitely a dish I would be back to eat and this mama was happy topping those fresh tortillas with those strips of meat, fresh peppers, onions, guac and sour cream. Our followers also stated that “it’s all about their carne asada burrito,” if you’ve tried it, let us know what you think. And as always, I would have loved to have tried some dessert but we were so stuffed, there was no way we could fit any of those churros con chocolate in our bellies.
Next time you’re trying to figure out where to go for lunch and you happen to be in Old Town and in the mood for some Mexican food, hit up:
7323 E. Shoeman Ln.
Scottsdale Az, 85251