Trendsetters to Know: America Corrales and Terry Bortin, Co-Founders of Hamburguesas y Cervezas

Name: America Corrales and Terry Bortin


Instagram: @hamburguesas_y_cervezas


Age: 48 (America), 51 (Terry)

Title: Owners of Hamburguesas Y Cervezas

Married/Single: Married (to each other)

Kids: 2 daughters (Analis and Alexa)

City you live in: Phoenix

A typical day in my life includes…
TB: Picking up products for 3 restaurants, delivering, and catering.
AC: Managing the restaurants, catering, and the household.

I was born…
TB: Phoenix, AZ
AC: Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

My favorite thing about Arizona… We both love the hot AZ summers. 

I’m listening to…
TB: Dave Matthews Band
AC: Maná, a Mexican pop rock band.

My family…
TB: Multi generations from Phoenix.
AC: My family is my world. 

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be…
TB: Michael Jordan.
AC: My parents; I miss them every day.

One thing I cannot live without…
TB: My family.
AC: My Family – my daughters and husband mean everything to me. 

When I was younger, I wanted to be…
TB: An architect.
AC: A teacher.

I’m inspired by…
TB: My daughters.
AC: My daughters who are always teaching me ways to be a better person. 

The one person who motivates me is…
TB: My wife.
AC: My husband who never gives up.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be…
TB: Homelessness.
AC: Poverty.

The perfect day would be…
TB: A beach in Mexico relaxing and listening to music.
AC: Spending the day at the beach with my family.

My first job was…
TB: Working with my father on construction sites.
AC: Teacher Assistant.

My favorite escape…
TB: Going on vacation with my family.
AC: The beach. 

My life…
TB: Begins and ends with my family, my girls mean everything to me.
AC: My life is fun, chaotic, loving, exciting, and full of cooking.

I’m currently working on…
TB: Growing Hamburguesas Y Cervezas.
AC: New food ideas/recipes.

TB: Put family first.
AC: Do the right thing, even if no one is watching.

TB: Look back and always look forward.
AC: Stop dreaming.

Favorite Quote…
TB: “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, and others make it happen”. -Michael Jordan
AC: “You may say I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I hope someday you’ll join us. And the world will live as one.” -John Lennon

Biggest Dream…
TB: Walking my daughters down the aisle for their wedding day.
AC: To have a vacation home by the beach.

My Pet Peeve(s)…
TB: Bad drivers in Phoenix not using their blinkers.
AC: People with no work ethic.

Bio-on yourself/company: Inspired by America’s Taco Shop’s success, America Corrales and her husband Terry Bortin, opened up a Mexican-style burger concept drawing inspiration from America’s cherished collection of her mother’s hand-written recipes. For nearly a decade, America exclusively shared these authentic Mexican delicacies with close friends and family. In 2023, Hamburguesas y Cervezas emerged, offering a captivating array of juicy burgers, chicken tortas, unique wings, salads, specialty cocktails, draft beers, and irresistible desserts. From their kitchen table in Phoenix, Arizona, where the flavors of authentic Mexican dishes were first savored, to the present-day establishment, the dream of serving home-cooked meals in a Mexican full service setting has transformed into a vibrant reality. Today, Hamburguesas y Cervezas proudly blends the essence of traditional Mexican flavors with a modern culinary twist.

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