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Scottsdale's Hispanic-Owned Businesses & Attractions

Once part of the Spanish and Mexican territories, Arizona has deep ties to Hispanic culture and its influence is evident throughout the state. Here are some ways you can support Scottsdale’s Hispanic-owned businesses and attractions today.


DINE

Los Olivos Mexican Patio
Three generations of the Corral family have owned and operated Los Olivos Mexican Patio, serving authentic Sonoran cuisine for 70+ years in Scottsdale. Enjoy the family’s specialties, along with handmade tortillas and salsas, in an Old Town Scottsdale institution.   

Call Her Martina
The Moreno family hails from Sonora, Mexico, and at Call Her Martina, they serve modern Mexican dishes influenced by recipes from the northern and central regions of the country. The restaurant takes inspiration from trendy spots in Mexico City, and it has a strong cocktail program featuring spirits from Central and South America.


SIP

Los Milics Vineyards Tasting Room
Colombian-born Pavle Milic is a powerhouse of Scottsdale’s dining scene as the co-owner and beverage director of FnB restaurant. With a long-held passion for Arizona wines, Milic opened his own vineyard in Southern Arizona and is now bringing his award-winning wines to a tasting room in Old Town Scottsdale. Stop by Los Milics Vineyards Tasting Room for wine flights and snacks.


LEARN

JoyRidesAZ Scottsdale Tours
Join JoyRidesAZ Scottsdale Tours, a woman- and Hispanic-owned business, for guided golf cart tours of Old Town Scottsdale that range from educational to mouth-watering. Depending on the tour, knowledgeable guides cover the area’s history, Western heritage and public art. JoyRides AZ also offers tours of the area’s breweries, wine tasting rooms and restaurants, including a multi-stop tour for tacos and margaritas.

Old Adobe Mission
Explore a piece of Scottsdale history at the Old Adobe Mission, a church hand-built with 14,000 adobe bricks by the Mexicans who first settled in Scottsdale in the late 1910s. The Old Adobe Mission, which was completed in 1933, is the oldest standing church in Scottsdale and one of only three remaining adobe structures in Old Town.


CELEBRATE

Scottsdale Día de los Muertos
During the annual Día de Los Muertos festival at the Old Adobe Mission and Scottsdale Civic Center, see altares y ofrendas (altars and offerings) created by talented local artists to welcome and remember the spirits of the departed. The festival features additional art installations, processions and performances.

Arizona Diamondbacks Hispanic Heritage Weekend
Catch the Arizona Diamondbacks’ celebration of the Valley of the Sun Latino community during Hispanic Heritage Weekend at Chase Field. The weekend helps kick off Hispanic Heritage Month, with each game highlighting different cultures and segments of the Latino community.