An unusual new restaurant with Central and South American-inspired flavors on its menu is bringing fire to the Arizona Biltmore.

Renata’s Hearth, which opened last month in the resort at 2400 E. Missouri Ave. as part of the Biltmore’s recent extensive renovation, offers Central- and South-American-inspired dishes in an intimate atmosphere. Chef Jesus Figueroa Ortega designed a menu that pays tribute to his Hispanic heritage while creating seafood and hearty meal dishes balanced with smoke and char. The menu features a Mole Negro rubbed smoked Wagyu brisket, grilled branzino, Renata’s Pozole and roasted Chilean seabass. Rich, flavorful charred Spanish octopus a la Veracruz, Argentinian red shrimp ceviche and grilled Spanish watermelon salad are among the diverse bites diners can pair with their cocktails. A delectable charred street corn, warm fava beans and Peruvian rice are some of the sides that are ideal for sharing.

Several sweet and smoky desserts are on the menu including Renata’s Churros, which are dusted with piloncillo-cinnamon and feature a margarita crema. The Capirotada de Sonora is a decadent brioche bread pudding with pecans, currants, smoked cajeta, dates and dulce de leche.

Specialty cocktails at Renata’s include Los Muertos, a Serrano-infused blanco tequila with activated charcoal, agave, lime juice, black lava salt and smoke, and a Cactus Blossom with prickly pear, chareau aloe liquor and lime.

The interior features aged leather and woven textures and dramatic lighting. The scent of toasting chilies and the essence of smoke travel to the restaurant’s patio, where Moroccan lanterns are strung from trees and a vintage cauldron bubbles with the sound of cascading water.

Renata’s Hearth is accessible through an entry corridor separate from the resort’s entrance and valet parking is available just outside of the restaurant. The restaurant was seeking employees for many positions, as of press time. To learn more about opportunities and apply online, visit For reservations and more information, visit