Ay, Chabela, seafood-based restaurant in Roosevelt Row, Phoenix

PHOENIX, AZ — Andrew and Nick Renteria, brothers, who run Chubasco Tacos out of Killer Whale Sex Club in Downtown Phoenix are on the brink of open a brand new restaurant this summer season known as Ay, Chabela.

The new idea coming to the Roosevelt Row artwork district will likely be operated by the Renteria brothers and by Sam Olguin.

Ay, Chabela plans to have Mexican-inspired delicacies (particularly, seafood (mariscos) primarily based) and it will have a “heavy cocktail forward” idea that’ll be agave primarily based.

“The mariscos menu that we want to do… that’s definitely going to be the first thing we put out just to offer something different down here on Roosevelt Row,” stated Andrew Renteria. “So agua chiles and ceviche…hopefully we can offer the fish taco and shrimp taco that we want to do…[but] the only reason we say that everything is kind of tentative is because of the space. It’s a very small kitchen so we’re still doing research and development in what we can manage putting out of this kitchen because we’re also planning to do the prep here for Chubasco [Tacos] as well.”


Although there are quite a lot of particulars to easy out and ensure for the brand new restaurant, the Renterias disclosed that earlier than “there’s heavy renovating,” there will be a lot of interior decorating. The brothers told ABC15 that the inside of the building will be Día De Los Muertos themed, colorful yet low dimmed.

The main centerpiece of the restaurant will be an ofrenda, which is an altar used to pay homage to loved ones who have passed away.

Smithsonian Hispanic Art

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The set up “An Ofrenda for Dolores del Rio” by artist Amalia Mesa-Bains is seeing throughout a press tour of the “Our America: The Latino Presence in America Art” exhibit, Thursday, Oct. 24, 2013, on the Smithsonian’s American Art Museum in Washington. The museum is exhibiting works by 72 fashionable Latino artists, hoping to showcase expertise that has lengthy been thought of remoted and alien. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)


According to Andrew Renteria, the title for the restaurant originated from an interior joke that entails a good friend and his spouse.

“My wife, her name is Isabel. So, whenever we would hangout, he’d say Ay, Chabela… and he would mention a song. I had never heard of that song before… until most recently when we’re thinking of a name for this,” stated Renteria who added that the song by Antonio Aguilar units “the vibe” for the precise restaurant.


  • The actual date of the opening of Ay, Chabela is but to be introduced.
  • The Renteria brothers will likely be sharing what’s to come back for Ay, Chabela on the Chubasco Tacos Instagram web page.
  • Location: 719 E Roosevelt St. in Phoenix

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