After many months away, Macayo’s Mexican Restaurants officially opened its new location, Woody’s Macayo, on Oct. 16 just south of its former “pink Mayan temple” building at Central and Indianola avenues.

“The design and concept of our new location is truly in honor of my dad and his dream and innovation,” said Sharisse Johnson, daughter of founder Woody Johnson and Macayo’s CEO. “It was inspired by his original concept of our Central Macayo. The goal was to create a space similar to the look and feel that Woody built in 1946 with a modern appeal.”

The menu features the same Macayo foundation and family recipes used over the last 70 years, with some new items added from work with Consulting Chef, Brian Feirstein. Items like fresh new salads, tortas, burgers and a Platos Especiales section that allows guests to build and customize their own plate to their liking, have been included.

Along the same pattern, the beverage program has the same great Macayo foundation but offers some new options for guest’s tastes, such as the Build Your Own Margarita section—where guests get to pick their own tequila and liqueur.

Woody’s Macayo, 3815 N. Central Ave., is open for breakfast, lunch, happy hour and dinner. Use the code “Macayos” with Lyft and get $5 off your first four rides to/from the restaurant. For more information, visit or call 602-264-6141.


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