Ajo Al's

5101 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85014
Best Of


  • Sun-Thu 11am-9pm, Fri-Sat 11am-10pm
  • $; $$
  • Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair accessible
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Full bar
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted, Reservations Not Necessary
It's best not to stand between us and this restaurant when we're on our way there for steak fajitas, as we're likely to knock you down. We can't wait to get to this giant meal, served with rice, beans, guacamole, and Pico de Gallo. Jammed with spicy peppers, onion, and mushroom, these grilled lovelies can't be beat. We love how Al's serves its kicky salsa in tumblers, and we like to pour it over all the yummy entrees here: delicious chicken flautas, Tacos Morongo, even the tasty breakfast burrito when we're at Al's early in the day. We wish we could be there all day!

Related Stories (2)

  • Burned
    Thursday, February 8, 2007 at 4 a.m. by Sarah Fenske

    When prosecutors accused the owners of Ajo Al's of violating the county's health code and sickening diners, it took the restaurateurs seven months to get their day in court — but only four hours of testimony for the judge to to...

  • Panic Attack
    Thursday, July 13, 2006 at 4 a.m. by Sarah Fenske

    Most restaurants start with a dream or a corporate scheme. Ajo Al's started with a horrific car accident. Karen Dains recounts the bare facts of the accident with detachment: Colorado Springs, 1980. Another driver braking too sudden...


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