Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants Reveals 70 Recipes for 70 Years With Custom-Made Recipe Box

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Date(s) – 08/04/2018
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm



Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants, family-owned and operated for more than 70 years, announces the release of their first ever Macayo Recipe Box, a collection of recipes from appetizers to cocktails, as well as a series of cooking classes and a cocktail workshop.


Sharisse Johnson, CEO said, “As guests have asked for a cookbook for years, we always knew the perfect time would come to share a sample of their favorite recipes. After celebrating the milestone of our 70thAnniversary and listening to all of their cherished Macayo memories and old school favorites, it just feels right to extend our arm of tradition even further. It’s truly an honor, to connect our traditions with our guests.”


In celebration of the launch of the Macayo Recipe Box, an official product and launch party takes place at every Macayo location valley wide on Saturday, August 4, from starting at 4:00 p.m.


The launch party includes complimentary tastings upon arrival as well as dining specials including $5 Spinach Con Queso, $8 Patron Margaritas and $9 Woody’s Favorite. The Macayo Recipe Box is a custom-made stained wooden box emblazoned with the Macayo logo and will be available for purchase in the restaurants and online beginning August 4.


It features 72 of the restaurant’s traditional family recipes including the popular Spinach Con Queso, Green Chile Pork Stew, Cilantro Lime Chicken Salad and more. The Macayo Recipe Box is $35.00 plus tax with $5.00 of every sale being donated to Careers through Culinary Arts Program (C-CAP).


Macayo’s is also offering two cooking classes at the Depot Cantina location, at 300 S. Ash Ave. in Tempe, one on Saturday, August 18 and one on Saturday, September 15.


In honor of National Fajita Day, the first class on August 18 includes instruction on Carne Asada, Pico de Gallo, Guacamole and Tortillas, and reservations can be made via


The second class on September 15 features demonstration on Green Chile Meatloaf, Baja Poblano Mashed Potatoes and Calabacitas and reservations can be made at Each class takes place from noon to 2:00 p.m. and cost is $20 per person. Space is limited.


Starting at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Mesa location hosts a Patron Cocktail Experience on the patio, unlike any tasting event you’ve ever heard of before. Featuring Patron Director of Brand Education, instructing participants on how to make classic tequila cocktails paired with small bites and favorites from the Macayo Recipe Box. This special event will also serve as the launch of their very own Macayo’s Barrel Select Patron Reposado Tequila. Attendees will be the first to taste this one of a kind tequila and have the opportunity to buy a bottle of their own.


Tickets are $35 per person and can be purchased at


About Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants: Owners and high school sweethearts Woody and Victoria Johnsonopened their first restaurant, Woody’s El Nido, in 1946, developing what would a time-honored tradition of serving high-quality, fresh food at a good value in a family-friendly environment. While the restaurant has grown to include multiple locations, their dedication to quality and value remain a strong part of the company’s commitment to the community. For more information visit

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