5 Best Restaurants in Arcadia Right Now

Crudo's famous crispy pig ears.
Crudo's famous crispy pig ears.
Lauren Saria

There are plenty of reasons for food lovers to like the Arcadia neighborhood -- the central location, the ranch-style homes, the plentiful citrus trees, and, of course, the plethora of dining and drinking options.

There's no shortage of places to grab a bite or a cocktail in this Phoenix neighborhood and our list of the very best right now includes everything from one of the nation's best bars to a trendy new spot for burgers and more.

See also: 5 Best Restaurants in Peoria, Surprise, and El Mirage Right Now

Crudo wins for both food and drinks.
Crudo wins for both food and drinks.
Heather Hoch

Crudo

At Crudo, chef Cullen Campbell, who has cooked at the James Beard House in New York, creates modern Italian cuisine that's unlike anything else in this city. The restaurant specializes in raw seafood dishes called crudo and offers a nice selection of housemade cheeses. One of the restaurant's most popular dishes, the Crispy Pig Ears, can be enjoyed at the bar or as a side dish and makes for one of the more unique dining experiences around. The dish is a serving of fried strips of porky cartilage that get dressed up with olive oil and spicy pickled Fresno chiles. Oh, and don't dismiss the restaurant's charming bar, which was named one of the nation's best by Food & Wine magazine.



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