A sunny yellow-and-hot pink exterior, a flashing neon open sign and glowing window frames, and bright Loteria-inspired artwork hint at the explosion of flavors on deck at Emilio’s Tacos & Hotdogs on 19th Avenue. Customers on the go can pick up their order at the drive-thru, but we recommend grabbing a table either inside or on the small patio to soak in the full experience. The Sonoran Hot Dog is the best we’ve found in Phoenix and comes with all the requisite ingredients, including beans, tomatoes, and mayo piled high on top of a bacon-wrapped hot dog. The tacos are great, the carne asada fries are a must, and the thick bright pink strawberry horchata is an unusual treat that straddles the line between drink and dessert.
- Price: $
- Hours: Monday 11:30 a.m.-9 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday 10 a.m.-9 p.m.; Friday 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
- Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
- Parking: Free, Lot available
- Curbside pickup
- Drive-thru pickup