Phoenix Restaurant Guide

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Céntrico, a Mexican restaurant inside the historic San Carlos Hotel, has that ideal downtown patio. The antojitos ("little cravings") menu includes standard plates like chips and fresh salsa, fresh guacamole, and queso fundido served with rajas and flour tortillas. The chilaquiles are laced with caramelized onions and Oaxaca cheese, slicked with a layer of beans, and topped with fresh herbs and papery rounds of shaved radish. Carne asada tacos served on powdery soft flour tortillas, feature hunks of marinated skirt steak and juicy nubs of grilled nopal cactus.
Pete Salaz
  • Price: $$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5-9 p.m.; Friday 11 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.; Saturday 10 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-12 a.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Takeout:
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