Just in time for its 20th anniversary, Scottsdale-based Jalapeño Inferno is expanding to Peoria, launching its third location by late fall in the Park West outdoor shopping complex at 99th and Northern avenues just west of Loop 101.
The original location, at Scottsdale and Pinnacle Peak roads, opened in December, 1999.
The 4,736 square-foot restaurant will be the largest location, featuring authentic fare like street corn, ceviche and tomatillo chicken enchiladas with cotija.
“We felt there was good energy going on at the center, and wanted to be a part of it,” stated owner Terry Craig of Park West, in a press release.
The menu will be the same as the two other locations, updated twice a year for seasonal specialties. It showcases locally sourced products such as tortillas, produce and proteins, with organic ingredients as much as available.
The new spot’s décor will incorporate some of the original Jalapeño Inferno statements, including spacious covered patios, an indoor/outdoor bar, a patio fire wall, courtyard seating and flexible banquet space to accommodate larger groups.
The architecture and design will be done by Phoenix-based Brick + West Design, whose clients include Postino, Joyride Taco House, Culinary Drop Out, CHoP Chandler and Dakota Bar and Restaurant.
Park West is currently undergoing a $4 million renovation under owner California-based CIRE Equity. The move is involving more contemporary restaurants and shops with an emphasis on local ownership, plus more family friendly amenities including a splash pad play zone for children.