America’s Taco Shop is growing into the American dream. Started in 2008 by local entrepreneurial couple America Corrales-Bortin and Terry Bortin, this fast-casual concept specializes in authentic carne asada and al pastor, which is used in their tacos, burritos, tortas and more. The newest location features a 1,200 square foot dining room which seats 42 people in multiple rooms. The large outdoor patio seats 80 people in a quaint backyard setting complete with hanging lights for an inviting atmosphere. Their new Old Town restaurant is located at 7001 East First Avenue (First Avenue and North Goldwater Boulevard).
Dubbed “the home of the greatest carne asada,” America’s Taco Shop is slated for growth across the country through a partnership with Kahala. “We are excited to collaborate with Kahala and benefit from their expertise with franchising,” says Terry Bortin, co-owner and founder of America’s Taco Shop and husband of America Corrales-Bortin. “Bringing great Mexican food to neighborhoods all across the country and being able to bring our American dream to reality is very humbling and exciting.”
Co-founder America Corrales-Bortin grew up in the city of Culiacán in Sinaloa, Mexico. As a young child she would watch her mother prepare the dishes that became the recipes at America’s Taco Shop. After years of cooking authentic meals for her family and friends, America and her husband decided to open their first location in Phoenix 2008.
America’s Taco Shop has become an award-winning favorite for local foodies. The taco shop has received many accolades including 20 Favorite Places for Tacos, 2011 Five Favorite Mexican Restaurants, Best Phoenix Mexican Food, Top 10 Mexican Restaurants, Best Sandwiches, Best New Restaurants, 2009 Best BBQ, Best Carne Asada, and more.