Tia Shorty's Authentic Mexican Food

4.2
24 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican
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Authentic Mexican Food, Great selection of Tequilas.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Mexican
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: Dinner: 11:00am - 9:00pm

Friday - Saturday: Dinner: 11:00am -10:00pm

Sunday: 4:00-8:00
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Phone number
(480) 951-0379
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Tina Padilla
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Scottsdale Rd and Indian Bend
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Parking details
Plenty of adjacent parking in the Seville Shopping Center Parking area.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
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4.1
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3.9
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Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

Quaint little restaurant. However, drinks and food were disappointing. Margaritas only made from sour mix. When most places these days are offering fresh lime margaritas. Greene Chili pork did not have a pleasing flavor. Mediocre experience overall.

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S
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2017
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not too impressed with the food. Everything was too spicy when we asked for mild. The server didn't seem too care to much about our concerns.

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DY
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

Third visit and it was again very pleasant The food is very authentic and flavorful Highly recommended

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P
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food choices. Margaritas very tasty. Very authentic and our server was very attentive.

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MJ
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For the price, the amount of food was minimal. Only hot dipping sauce for the tortilla chips.
Service at first was very slow.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service made me, my wife, and son feel like we'd be coming here for years. Delicious food, and their version of the Moscow Mule is amazing! The ambiance is quirky and memorable. Love this place!

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s
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

A neighborhood gem

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SR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a warm and wonderful Mexican food restaurant. The fajitas were amazing and so were the cadillac margaritas. The owners stopped by our table and we chatted for over 15 minutes. Wonderful family owned and quaint restaurant. Will be back again very soon!

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J
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2016
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

I have now been to Tia Shorty's three times in the last couple of weeks. We first tried it based on good reviews and liked it so much we went twice more with other friends we wanted to introduce it to.

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J
Kansas City
12 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to check out this nice restaurant after reading other positive reviews. We went with a friend visiting from out of town and we all concurred that it was really, really good. My husband and I definitely intend on coming back.

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S
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and drink.

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D
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

What a wonderful restaurant! Excellent food! So fresh! I highly recommend it. Everything was delicious and we can't wait to go back again. Food is all homemade - awesome enchiladas and street tacos! Great guacamole as well. Great ambiance as well.

You can't go wrong eating here!

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DR
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 2

Like the food. Husband and wife team. You can tell they are putting their life into the restaurant, and that they are hoping business picks up.

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OT
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2016
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 4

Drinks were not as ordered. Food taste was fair but portion size for the price was poor. Tacos were very small -- size of a silver dollar. Took a business friend there and was embarrassed that the food and service was not better. No value for the money and would rate it a "C".

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DY
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Tia Shorty's is a wonderful addition to the neighborhood culinary scene. "Muy muy autentico"! Friendly owner and staff; excellent food; colorful decor.

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TA
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was great! I had the taco salad with chicken and my guest had fish tacos. Both were great. Will go back and try the dinner menu soon.

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L
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Wish I coulda give Tia Shorty's a 5 star rating. The food and ambiance were great! So, was the family atmosphere. The owner's made a special attempt to introduce themselves and the story of their new venture!! The only thing, really lagging behind was the service! To give them the benefit of a doubt - they are still very new and haven't perfected everything yet. That said - all of our food took a long time to come out and when we finally were served our 3 meals came out, one at a time with 3-5 minutes in between. We will definitely give it another try, as the food and decor were top notch!

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E
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2016
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Newly opened and this night short staffed. Place is decorated with lots of charm with a nice indoor/outdoor bar. But service, while friendly, was very disorganized, although all the meals came out at the same time. Not sure if we will return.

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OT
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

We started with guacamole and a margarita. The chips, salsa, guacamole and marg were great! We ordered a selection of street tacos off the happy hour menu. We also wanted their cucumber salad but at 5:30 on a Friday evening we were told they didn't have it or the soup available that evening. The chicken tacos was amazing and the other tacos were good but not as wonderful as the chicken. Our second margarita was disappointing. The server assured us it was made exactly the same as the first but left us with the disappointing marg and disappeared. They seemed to be short staff that evening so once the crowd showed up, service was slow. We will try them again and hope that the few glitches are resolved on our next visit.

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MH
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We learned about this new restaurant in Scottsdale from ABC15 Sonoran Living. Since they raved about it, we visited the restaurant last week. We were bowled over by the quality of food and service. The guacamole had complex flavors that we had never tasted before. Their shrimp dish was made to order and featured perfectly cooked shrimp in a magical sauce that featured complex flavors. Many Mexican restaurants in the Valley overcook the shrimp. I predict that once the word has spread, this will be on of the most successful Mexican restaurants in the Valley.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A group of 4 of us tried Tia Shorty's on a Wednesday evening. It was quiet in the dining room, but the bar area was a little busier. The food was excellent! Their salsa has to be the best I've tasted. I had the chicken tamales and my wife had the chicken taco salad. Both were delicious! The service was great, as well. We will definitely be back.

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M
Phoenix
125 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

New restaurant in the neighborhood. The food was very good. Tina, the chef, is precious. They tried very hard to make our experience wonderful. I think they need to get established and then add a few more options to the menu and much better spirits in the bar- especially Tequila. Their salsas are fantastic. I had the tamales- there was so much I had leftovers from my leftovers! The other dishes at the table were thoroughly enjoyed.

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AZ
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great neighborhood Mexican place. Friendly staff and owners and awesome ambiance. Limited menu but I had the chicken tacos (3 very small) and they were delicious and my husband had the tamales, which were to die for! Not a gut buster Mexican joint, but definitely full when we left. Go try it, you won't be disappointed!

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NM
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff was very attentive and efficient, the food VERY good. The ambience is great! We took the churros home and they were spectacular and I cannot stop thinking about them:)

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