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We invite our community to participate in a time-honored tradition. Experience food as a daily pursuit, a connection to ingredients as they were meant to be.

Pa’La is food with a sense of history, cooking in a way that is inherently approachable and human.


Wood-Fire inspired is our DNA.
A restaurant and chef engaged in local and specialty imported ingredients that range from Mediterranean, South American, and Japanese influence. Specializing in grains, vegetables, and seafood from premium sources. Our beverage menu boasts a diverse wine list, specialty cocktails, and local draft beer selected to highlight the menu, as well as stand alone. Our menu changes daily to reciprocate the seasonality of the producers and stewards we support.

Menu "Style"
Our menu consists of tapas, small bites, and plates that are meant to be shared, for guests to have a variety of flavor experience. Typically 2 people are encouraged to share between 4-5 plates to increase the dining experience.

Chef Jason Alford evolves Pa'la into another class of wood-fire fare. A seasoned veteran of open wood-fire grilling and 'robatayaki' (Japanese style 'fireside' cooking) a decade at the helm of decorated ROKA AKOR, a contemporary Japanese steakhouse with multiple outposts. Joining Pa'la in the downtown progression, the confluence is evident in both locations.

'I have been in this community as a chef for 15 years and now as father and husband. I love to cook dishes that highlight the natural qualities of the food itself, and nourish not only my own family, but the community that we thrive in'

Pa’La is the culmination of these efforts—a place where good food offers an experience for the community.



Every dish in Pa’la starts with a high quality extra virgin olive oil. For every bottle of oil, there is a beautiful story to tell.



All of our vinegars have perfectly balanced profiles, with exeptional body and flavoring. A few drops are enough to bring vibrancy to any dish.

Sea Salt

Sea Salt

We only use sea salt, harvested by hand from naturally-fed salt pans, to enhance the flavor of our dishes.

Chef Jason Alford

PA'LA Downtown
132 E. Washington St
Phoenix AZ 85004

(602) 368-3052

City Scape Block 23 Garage
101 East Washington Street, Phoenix, AZ 85004.
Collier Center Parking Garage
201 E. Washington St., Phoenix AZ 85004