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Mi Comida Restaurante Latino: A Taste of Peru and Ecuador in West Phoenix

The Seco de Pollo (aka chicken stew)  at Mi Comida.
The Seco de Pollo (aka chicken stew) at Mi Comida.
Carrie Wheeler



Mi Comida Restauante Latino

4221 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053

(602) 548-7900

Closed Mondays, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m Tuesdays - Saturdays, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sundays.

I recently took a trip to Washington, D.C. and ordered take-out roasted chicken with a spicy Aji Verde sauce from a hole-in-the-wall Peruvian restaurant. I've been pining for more Peruvian food ever since.

Upon returning at home, I did some searching and found more South American restaurants than I had anticipated. El Chullo recently opened near Central Phoenix and there are a bunch of places peppered throughout the East Valley.

I decided to head West to Mi Comida Restaurante Latino, a small 6-8 table restaurant in a strip mall just East of 43rd Avenue on Bell serving mostly Peruvian and Ecuadorian fare, but also items from Bolivia and Venezuela.

Mi Comida Restaurante Latino serves homestyle Peruvian, Ecuadorian and other Latin American fare. 
Mi Comida Restaurante Latino serves homestyle Peruvian, Ecuadorian and other Latin American fare. 

Carrie Wheeler

The Arepa con Queso (left) and  Empanada con Puerco.
The Arepa con Queso (left) and Empanada con Puerco.
Carrie Wheeler

The Ecuadorian Churrasco.
The Ecuadorian Churrasco.

Carrie Wheeler

The Seco de Pollo ($7.39) is a chicken stew served with yellow rice and roasted plantains. The meat was a little tough, but the sauce had great flavor and I'm a sucker for anything paired with a sweet plantain.

The menu is vast. We'll head back to try the tamales or one of the many fish entrees (grilled, fried or wrapped in banana leaves). I was also intrigued by the Sanduche de Puerco (Pork Sandwich) served with yuca fries.


Kid-friendly?:

Mi Comida has a high chair and there are plenty of menu items that are child-friendly (see the fluffy grilled cheese above).

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Mi Comida

4221 W. Bell Road
Phoenix, AZ 85053

602-548-7900


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