Los Olivos Mexican Patio
For those seeking authentic Sonoran Mexican food, you have arrived at your destination. Welcome -- we're glad to have you as part of the family!
Los Olivos Mexican Patio has a family history that goes beyond a century. Named for the olive trees that thrived in the area way back when, Los Olivos has survived the test of time since opening as a restaurant in the 1940s and remains the last surviving business of the redevelopment of the Scottsdale Barrio in the 1970s. This Old Town Scottsdale spot is a sort of time capsule where the history and the stories that have unfolded over the years here have been carefully preserved. From the restaurant’s iconic Blue Room to the artwork and intricate details at every turn, Los Olivos delights every single one of the senses, especially taste. Los Olivos’ handmade salsa washes over the palate, igniting a feverish appetite for what’s next to come—piping hot fajitas, Tacos al Carbon, sauced-up enchiladas, and packed-full platters, specifically.
This time-tested Old Town restaurant churns out a lineup of taste bud-punching Sonoran-style eats that include staples like hand-pressed tortillas and housemade salsa in a setting that’s vibrant, colorful, and imaginative. Architecturally, the building is insanely visually interesting. The best seats in the house are located within the Blue Room, a dining room drenched in natural light that shines in from the handcrafted skylights, built by the family’s grandfather, Tomas Corral. When it comes to food, classics like piping-hot fajitas, enchiladas slathered in mouthwatering sauce, and noshable burritos are all complemented by tasty margaritas and Mexican beer. Los Olivos has remained a family business since its opening in the late 1940s and it is the last surviving business of the redevelopment of the Scottsdale Barrio in the 1970s.