Don Jose NOW serving food as a guest of Karsen’s Grill in Old Town Scottsdale!

Don Jose Food Wagon will be serving food as a guest of Karsen’s Grill on the corner of Brown and 2nd Street in Old Town Scottsdale!

We will be there for the 66th Annual Parada Del Sol parade and celebration!

Don Jose Food Wagon at the Parada Del Sol

You say that you don’t know much about the Parada Del Sol? Well, it is a long-standing tradition that began in the 1950’s. Today it is a celebration of this town’s western roots and includes one of the oldest professional rodeos in the country and a historical parade.

The tradition began in 1951 with the creation of the Sunshine Festival, which was sponsored by the City of Scottsdale shortly after it incorporated that same year. The first Sunshine Festival consisted of a brief parade through downtown Scottsdale and ended in a family barbecue. The event was held to celebrate the beautiful winter season in Scottsdale.

In 1953, the Scottsdale Jaycees assumed production of the festival, renaming it “Parada del Sol”. Translated from Spanish, it means, “walk in the sun.” The first rodeo was added to the Sunshine Festival in 1956.

Scottsdale’s Parada del Sol is a month-long celebration that begins with a magnificent parade and five action-packed professional rodeo performances. The Parada del Sol is a team effort of the Jaycees and local volunteers who donate thousands of hours, hard work and personal resources to bring the “West’s Most Western Town” alive in February and March each year.

Now some 60 years later it has grown from just a few hundred in attendance to one hundred thousand spectators and participants. Today the festivities include a Fun Run, Cattle Drive, Parade, Trails End celebration, Coors Hoe Down, and the Rodeo Dance at Handlebar J’s. Rodeo events include bull riding, calf roping, barrel racing and steer wrestling.

(Thanks to the scottsdalerealestate.com website for this info. Read more at their website.)

Don Jose Mexican Food is a family-owned-and-operated authentic Mexican restaurant in Phoenix, Arizona. Don Jose is a Phoenix tradition – at our location on Thomas Rd and 38th Street since it was founded in 1966.

Don Jose offers freshly cooked Mexican food and fast, friendly customer service. We take pride in preparing our meals from the freshest ingredients with authentic recipes. We also provide an outstanding catering service for events such as birthday parties, graduations, or other special occasions.

Our business hours are
Mon-Wed 10:30 – 9:00
Thur-Fri    10:30 – 10:00
Saturday    9:30 – 10:00
Sunday       9:30 – 9:00

Open every day, except for Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas!
CLOSED ON CHRISTMAS!