Tina Padilla is an accountant turned restaurateur. Tia Shorty is her nickname, and she created the menu based on dishes she learned from her grandmother while growing up in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Look for chicken tacos, tamales, posole, taco salad and aguas frescas.
Details: 7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale. 480-951-0379. Search “Tia Shorty’s Authentic Mexican Food” on Facebook.