Gallo Blanco & Otro Cafe Team Open New Restaurant, Tesota

Renowned Phoenix chef and restaurateur Doug Robson has welcomed his newest creation, Tesota, to the heart of Uptown Phoenix. 

Located in the former Southern Rail space, Tesota expands upon Robson’s Latin-centric menus with a global approach to nimble, ingredient-focused dishes, from top-of-the-line steaks and seafood to Mediterranean, Asian and South American cuisines. 

Tesota’s ever-changing cocktail menu and beers, plus a premium wine list with an extensive selection of Arizona wines, gives guests a variety of drink options to pair with their meals.

“Having previously focused on Mexican and Latin fare, I was excited to expand our boundaries, literally,” says Chef Robson. “Tesota is as much a neighborhood restaurant as it is destination restaurant, with a chef-driven, seasonal menu with lots of fun ingredients that explore different culinary traditional across borders.” 

The restaurant incorporates an existing pizza oven to make fold-over sandwiches using fresh-baked pizza dough split apart and stuffed with a symphony of flavor from ingredients like Argentinian Choripan, a simple yet delectable dish made with Phoenix’s own Schreiner’s sausage and chimichurri sauce. 

Tesota’s seasonal “pizzettas,” or individual pizzas, feature chorizo, asparagus, margarita and an Iberian salumi. Robson has also partnered with Tesota’s executive chef, Jared Porter, incorporating Asian elements of fresh seafood and crudo dishes with a full raw bar later this summer. 

For meat lovers across the Valley, Tesota offers premium cuts of steak ranging from prime ribeye to flatiron steak and a mouthwatering Wagyu burger. 

Located on the northwest corner of 3rd Avenue and Camelback Road, Tesota draws guests in with its colorful interior of warmth and greenery, transporting diners to the classic home styles of Mexico City. Make yourself at home under the cozy, light-filled interior where one can linger at the bar or kick back on the year-round patio. 

Regulars can reminisce at the preserved tufted black leather booth seating from the former historic Beefeater’s Steakhouse, while taking in the redesigned 150-seat space featuring verdant living plants, stylized wallpaper, warm plank wood accents and brown leather banquette seating and high-back wooden bar seating. 

Daily happy hour is available from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. featuring a full menu of handcrafted cocktails, special-priced drinks and bar bites. 

Tesota is open for lunch, dinner and happy hour from Monday to Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday to Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and Sunday from 10a.m. to 9p.m. Stick around for weekend brunch coming later in the summer. 

For more information, visit or follow on Instagram @tesotaphx.

Photos courtesy Tesota

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