BEST NEIGHBORHOOD MEXICAN RESTAURANT, SOUTH PHOENIX Phoenix 2006 - Los Dos Molinos
Los Dos Molinos just might be the king of all neighborhood Mexican joints. It's festive, with glossy blue walls, shiny red chile peppers hanging from the ceiling, and loud music; reasonably priced; and, of course, delicious. The menu covers basics like tacos, enchiladas, and tamales, and the house specialties are unforgettable: adovada pork ribs marinated in red chile; fall-apart-tender pork carnitas, slathered in melted cheese; and, if you feel like playing with fire, New Mexican red chile or Hatch Valley green chile plates. It's pretty much everything you'd want close to home, but what's so remarkable about this popular spot is how many people will go out of their way to eat here. From the looks of all the prominently displayed national magazine write-ups about Los Dos, folks don't just come here from all corners of the Valley, but all corners of the country, too. Talk about cravings!