EDITOR’S NOTE: 10/26/2021 Sadly, Theresa’s Mosaic has suffered from the effects of the pandemic. Its food and service have gone downhill. We have dined there twice and heard from several others as to the struggle of this restaurant. We hope things improve for them soon.
A few days passed since we had dined at El Charro. Now it was off to Theresa’s Mosaic Café (Silverbell & Grant) with the remnants of our extended family: middle daughter Paige, her husband Tim, and their teenage boys, Jon & Morgan. Dree and boyfriend Todd, and Julie and kids, Jessie & Colby, had departed the day after Christmas.
We had made reservations and, as at El Charro, were seated within two minutes of arrival. It was a beautiful sunny winter day and the view of the Catalinas from the dining room added to the delightful ambiance. As an aside, having dined on their patio, the view is even better from there.
Upon entering, the first thing I noticed was the recently enlarged and re-designed space.
According to the AZ Star last September, “After enjoying a surge in business following its Food Network exposure a year ago, a west-side restaurant is expanding.
Teresa’s Mosaic Cafe and its chef, David Matias, were thrilled to go up against celebrity chef Bobby Flay in a huevos rancheros “throwdown.”
“Even though we lost, we feel like we won,” says Matias, noting that his 30 minutes of fame brought him customers from all over the country and from Canada.”