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Otro Cafe Top 100

Otro Café, an early staple of Seventh Street's restaurant row in uptown Phoenix, serves New American dishes with heavy Mexican accents. The spot is owned and operated by treasured local chef and all-around nice guy Doug Robson — also of Gallo Blanco in the Garfield District. The place has plenty going for it — a formidable brunch menu, salads you're actually excited to order, solid margs, a dog-friendly patio — but really, it's all about the pork belly tacos. This taco (or tiny lettuce wrap, thank you) is a small brick of ultra-soft pork belly paired with cilantro and onions (though feel free to soak these suckers with the signature squeeze-bottle salsas available to diners). We recommend ordering three at a time. They're tasty enough to turn casual patrons into permanent regulars — us included. New Normal: The dining area is well distanced and now has large, decorative dividers between booths. Patio seating is also available, as is curbside pickup.
Jacob Tyler Dunn
  • Price: $$$
  • Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 8 a.m.-9 p.m.
  • Outdoor seating: Open-air patio
  • Alcohol: Full bar
  • Takeout: