Mexican eatery Chico Malo opens Friday in downtown Phoenix (with menus)

BY Jess Harter Tuesday, April 11, 2017

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Chico Malo, a new Mexican restaurant with some South American influences, will open its doors at 4 p.m. Friday at CityScape in downtown Phoenix.

It takes over the 7,078-square-foot space that previously housed The Corner  and will seat 180 people.

The restaurant will serve weekday breakfast on a fast-casual (order-at-the-counter) basis, then switch to traditional, sit-down service for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

The menu ranges from chilaquiles ($8) and burros ($9) for breakfast, to tacos ($5-$6) and tortas ($12-$13) for lunch, to dinner entrees like harissa-braised Pollo Fundido ($26).

See the lunch and dinner menus. (Pictured: Pollo Frito Torta with fried chicken breast, pickled cabbage, jalapeño marmalade, and egg creama.)

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Hours are 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 7 a.m.-midnight Friday, 11 a.m.-midnight Saturday, and 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday.

Chico Malo is owned by recently formed Culture Shock Hospitality, whose principals include Joel Bachkoff, owner of Stand Up Live and Copper Blues at CityScape.

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