2013 Restaurant Openings and Closings in Metro Phoenix

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Jackie Mercandetti
2013's best new Mexican restaurant, Otro Cafe, opened in February and serves a delicious pollo en mole negro.
If you were just thinking to yourself how fast the past year flew by, wait until you check out our list of the year's restaurant openings and closings. Can you believe it's been 10 months since we welcomed Doug Robson's Otro Cafe onto the scene? And a whole year since we saw Lee's Cream Liqueurs shut its doors for good?

And once you've mourned the eating spots we lost in 2013, don't forget to check out what new restaurants we're looking forward to see open this year.

See also: 20 Best New Restaurants of 2013 in Greater Phoenix

January Openings:
GreaterThan Coffee, Phoenix
Butter & Me, Scottsdale
Puerto Rico Latin Grill (Previously El New Yorican), Phoenix
Mambo's Restaurant, Queen Creek
Voila Bistro and Wine Bar, Scottsdale
Centro Lounge, Paradise Valley
Metropolis, Scottsdale
Speakeasy Saloon & Grill, Chandler
Mud Dauber Coffee, Phoenix

February Openings:
Otro Cafe, Phoenix
Sushi Brokers, Phoenix
Morning Squeeze, Scottsdale
AZ Food Crafters, Chandler
Original ChopShop Co., Scottsdale
The Edible Exchange Market, Scottsdale
Wok Box, Scottsdale
Portillo's, Scottsdale
Spoke & Wheel, Phoenix
Bombay Spice Grill & Wine, Phoenix
Salad and Go, Scottsdale

March Openings:
Pallets Food and Bar, Downtown Phoenix
Melrose Kitchen, Phoenix
Bink's Midtown, Phoenix
Salut Kitchen Bar, Tempe
Giant Rustic Pizza, Scottsdale
Hi-Fi Kitchen and Cocktails, Scottsdale
Phoenix Coney Island, Glendale
Salty Sow, Paradise Valley
Bragg's Factory Diner, Phoenix
Scratch Pastries , Phoenix

April Openings:
Ahi Revolving Sushi, Gilbert
Mr. Pizza, Mesa
Tempe's Front Porch, Tempe
C.A.S.A., Tempe
Rito's Mexican Food, Surprise
Z'Tejas Southwestern Grill (southwest corner of 16th Street and Bethany Home Road)
Game Seven Grill, Chase Field
Salut Kitchen Bar, Tempe
Gluttons, Tempe

May Openings:
Little Cleo's, The Yard in Phoenix
Koryo Korean BBQ, Glendale
Gringo Street Bar, Tempe
Phoenix Public Market Cafe, Phoenix
Caffe Daniel, Phoenix
Bootlegger's, Phoenix
Beavers Choice, new location in Mesa
Kneaders Bakery & Cafe, Gilbert
Renegade by MOD, Scottsdale
Snoh Ice Shavery, Phoenix

June Openings:
Luv Me Tender B.B.Q., Phoenix
Virtu Honest Craft in Scottsdale
Squid Ink Sushi, Phoenix
Republica Empanada, Mesa
Joyride Taco House, Gilbert
Modern Margarita at City North in Phoenix
Monsterland Bar and Grill in Mesa (re-opened)
Twisted Rose Winery and Eatery at the Scottsdale Airpark
Republica Empanada, Mesa
French Grocery, Phoenix
Juice Core, Scottsdale

Location Info

Venue

Map

Merci French Cafe and Pastisserie

7620 East Indian School Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Bink's Scottsdale

6107 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cuttlefish

8777 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Naya Mediterranean Cuisine

8877 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

24 Carrots

1701 East Guadalupe, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Nasha

2051 W Warner Rd, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Johnny Fox's - CLOSED

16100 N. Arrowhead Fountains Center Drive, Peoria, AZ

Category: Music

Off Da Hook Soul Food

1804 W. Glendale Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

1st Round Draft Sports Grill

1520 W. Warner Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Music

Sleepy Dog Pub & Bistro

1451 E. Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Ingo's Tasty Food

4502 N. 40th Street, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Boston vs. New York

425 South Mill Avenue, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Renegade - CLOSED

9343 E. Shea Blvd., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Hao Bao

, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Nasha

2051 W Warner Rd, Chandler, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Watershed

5250 South Lake Shore Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Super Chunk Sweets and Treats

7120 E. 6th Ave., Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

El Hefe Super Macho Taqueria

640 S Mill Ave, Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Chestnut Fine Foods and Provisions

4350 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Phoenix Burrito House

4140 North 7th Avenue, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Blue 32 Sports Grill

1524 East Williams Field Road, Gilbert, AZ

Category: Music

World of Beer

2224 E Williams Field Rd., Gilbert, AZ

Category: Music

Giant Rustic Pizza

3945 E. Camelback Road, Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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3 comments
Karen Stone
Karen Stone

Thank you for keeping us up to date on this. Hard to believe some of the closings while I was gone this summer!

Sindi Stack
Sindi Stack

Was so sorry to see Chevraunts to go. Opened a new location at the airport but not the same as they do not have a kitchen. Loved their Mac & Cheese flights. :(

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