Graduate Tempe announced the opening of Tapacubo, the hotel’s Mexican street food outpost, on December 5, 2014. Located at the hotel at 225 East Apache Boulevard, Tapacubo’s flavorful menu presents a variety of handcrafted South of the Border classics including tacos, tortas and arepas along with an extensive beverage list.
Executive Chef Brian Archibald has created an authentic Mexican menu with organic and locally sourced ingredients including craft tacos such as The Papi, made with Modela Negra Short Rib Barbacoa, cotija cheese and pickled onions and tortas such as the Cubano, made with Jamon, Pork Shoulder, Swiss cheese and house pickles. Ceviche, guacamole, arepas and other sharable street food staples complement Mexican cocktails and a craft beer list. Not to be missed are the signature leaded and unleaded margaritas flowing from gas pumps at the bar and micheladas.
Tapacubo features an 80-seat eatery, a bar made of 38,000 Mexican pesos and mid-century garage-inspired furniture. The restaurant opens up to the hotel’s pool where guests can also order the full food and drink menu and enjoy poolside. Additionally, a 2,150-square-foot rooftop bar on the fourth floor overlooks the Arizona State University campus, making it the perfect spot to unwind after a long day.
“Tapacubo is a really different concept,” says Christian Strobel, President of Graduate Hotels. “We have brought Latin-American street food to a new culinary level and are serving it in a fun, casual and high energy environment by the pool directly across from campus.”
Tapacubo is open for lunch and dinner from 10:00am – 12:00am on Sunday, 11:00am – 12:00am Monday – Thursday, and 10:00am – 2:00 am Friday and Saturday. For more information, please call 480.967.9431 or visit the website here.
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About Graduate Hotels
Launched in 2014, Graduate Hotels is a new, boutique hotel collection from AJ Capital Partners that targets college towns across America. Each Graduate Hotel is part of a well- curated, thoughtfully crafted collection of hotels celebrating and commemorating theoptimistic energy of its community while offering an extended retreat to places that played host to the best days of our lives. The brand’s first two locations: Tempe, Arizona and Athens, Georgia opened in October 2014 with additional locations including Oxford, Miss; Madison, Wis.; Charlottesville, Va.; Bloomington, In.; and Raleigh, N.C. over the next year.