Phoenix Restaurant Guide

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Backyard Taco

The tacos at Backyard are garnished in the traditional way, with just a scattering of very finely minced cabbage and onion. A salsa bar awaits with customary avocado sauce, red salsa, and a vibrant pico de gallo. The Mesa location, which has been open since 2013, still feels very quaint, despite the shop's very modern branding. Their Gilbert location, which just opened across the street from Agritopia, is another story entirely — massive and built for volume, including a drive-thru lane.
  • Price: $
  • Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Friday & Saturday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: No Alcohol
  • Parking: Lot available
  • Takeout
  • Delivery