Tortilla Fish to open second location in Arcadia

Posted at 8:00 AM, Sep 15, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-15 11:00:27-04

Fish tacos have become a popular menu item with chefs across the country working to create their own variations.

Valley-based restaurant Tortilla Fish whose recipes derive from Sonora Mexico is looking to open more locations around Phoenix.

The company announced recently that it will open a second location within the Arcadia Crossing Shopping Center near 44th Street and Thomas sometime in October.

Plans to open four more locations over the next couple years in Scottsdale and in the southwest and west parts of the Valley are in the works. Its original location opened two years ago in the Walmart shopping center near Elliot and Priest roads.

Owner Francisco Peralta said the authentic recipes he uses for his fish machaca and beef barbacoa have been passed down through his family and contain flavors found in Ensenada and Rosarito Mexico.

He says the popularity of his fish tacos has made business strong allowing him to expand.

A fish or chicken taco will cost $2.99, while the shrimp taco goes for $3.49. Comparatively, The Original Fish Taco al la carte at Rubio's costs $2.99.

The company is looking to hire 10-15 employees and will host a job fair at its Tempe location, 1320 W. Elliot Road, on September 16 from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. and September 17 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.