For any type and size of family, a recipe for fun is a dinner date night out. Across every culture, food is a communal event, and meeting over a delicious meal is the perfect way to get out of the house and spend some quality time with other people. The best way to set the mood for an evening of fun is by picking a restaurant with the perfect atmosphere. Backyard Taco can provide you with delicious food made with fresh ingredients and our secret recipes that are sure to add excitement to any night.
Family Dinner Date Night
In today’s busy world, every member of a family often has multiple events they must each attend. Students have school and homework obligations, not to mention extracurricular activities, and parents have careers to worry about, as well as other obligations. In the chaotic schedule of the workweek and event-packed weekends, it can mean that families don’t get to spend as much quality time together as they wish.
The perfect remedy for this situation is to plan a family date night where the whole family can get together and spend an evening reconnecting and catching up on each other’s busy lives. However, going to the same old restaurants with the same food can become a boring routine really fast, and one of the most important components to a family date night is that it is exciting and something to look forward to. A busy family may be looking for a new family dinner restaurant that will provide new food experiences, with menu items made from the best, high-quality, fresh ingredients. For those tired of the same old burger and fries, Mexican food is the perfect solution to keep the family dinner date night something to look forward to and offers something for everyone.
Family Dinner Date Ideas
Dinner is a central part of a whole family date night experience. And, whether you are starting an exciting night with an authentic Mexican dinner or ending on a meal after a fun-filled day together, Backyard Taco is the perfect component to the quality time spent together.
Below are some family dinner date activities that pair perfectly with dinner at Backyard Taco:
A Family-Friendly Dining Experience
Backyard Taco’s menu includes something for every member of your family in a fun atmosphere. We even have family packs large enough to feed the whole family all in one easy order! They include one pound of the protein of your preference, 16 tortilla shells, and our delicious homemade salsa. The meat options include mesquite-grilled carne asada, shredded beef, chicken, or pork. Don’t worry if the family can’t agree. You can split the types of meat in your order, too.
For those family members craving an authentic taco, our street tacos are the perfect solution. The carne asada and pollo tacos are lightly seasoned and topped off with diced cabbage and red onion. You even have your choice of corn or flour tortillas. For the more adventurous, there is even a taco marinated with pineapple. This taco, called the Al Pastor, also includes chilis, garlic, cloves and is topped off with onions and diced cabbage. Our philosophy is, after all, to live every day like it’s Taco Tuesday. If tostadas, burritos, or gorditas are more your style, don’t worry, we’ve got you covered too. Our extensive menu includes many varieties of each.
If the little ones are picky eaters, there are plenty of options sure to satisfy their hunger, as well. These options include simple items such as cheese quesadillas made with Monterey jack cheese or a simple handmade bean and cheese burrito or tostada.
For parents on a diet, there are Bueno Bowls, both available with or without meat. These bowls are light on the calories but big on the taste, all while keeping your hunger satisfied. Many of our bowls are made with fresh beans, a healthy, low-carb alternative to meat. For the vegetarians in the family, there are plenty of options, all flavored with our fresh Pico de Gallo, guacamole salsa, and our secret red sauce that gives you a unique taste experience you won’t find anywhere else in Arizona.
Papa Loca (Aka Crazy Potato)
Another menu item we are famous for is our Papa Loca (crazy potato). These potatoes are loaded to the max, with your choice of grilled meat or a vegetarian option. We even have a specialty Birria Potato, which is covered in shredded beef, diced red onions, and cilantro. Of course, we never forget the butter or sour cream. We are sure you won’t find potatoes like this anywhere else in the Southwest.
Salsa for Everyone
Main dishes are important to your meal, but the side dishes are what can make or break a meal. At Backyard Taco, our Chips and Salsa and specialty salsa bar won’t disappoint. The difference is that we make our salsas with one hundred percent fresh ingredients. When done right, antioxidant and fiber-rich salsas are the perfect healthy side dish to add flavor without all the bad stuff found in canned items and the dull flavor of frozen ingredients.
The Best Mexican Dinner Restaurants in Arizona
If you’re wondering where the best restaurants near me for dinner are, then look no further than Backyard Taco. We currently have four locations (and growing!), and each one offers a fun, unique experience. We are located in Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa South, and Mesa North in Arizona. If you’re asking yourself where the best indoor or outdoor dining near me is, then look no further than Backyard Taco.
Our atmosphere puts the spice back into family dinner date night, and our vibrant menu keeps you and your family’s energy levels up to the max. You can enjoy our food during family dinner date night by dining in or by ordering online from any of our four locations. We also sell t-shirts in our shop, so everyone in the family can get a souvenir of the night they won’t soon forget.
Dr. Tyler loves tacos! He is one of the owners of Backyard Taco, and can sometimes be found moonlighting there at night or on the weekends.
Dr. Tyler Robison is an alum of Mesa’s Mountain View High School. He graduted from Brigham Young University before being accepted to the “Top Ten-nationally ranked” University of Louisville in Kentucky, where he earned his Doctorate in Dental Medicine and a Master’s Degree in Oral Biology. He graduated with honors in the top ten percent of his class. Dr. Robison continued at the University of the Pacific in San Francisco, where he received a second master’s degree in dental science and his orthodontic certification.
Dr. Tyler enjoys serving in his community. He is a provider for the Smile Back Foundation, which offers scholarships for free dental treatment to underprivileged East Valley students. He is also a Major in the U.S. Army Reserve and served during Operation Enduring Freedom in 2008.
Dr. Tyler Robison’s favorite pastimes include spending time with his family on the lake, at the beach, or on the slopes. He is an avid and crazy snowboarder! He has three incredible sons and one sweet daughter: Caden, Jace, Crew, and Bliss.