Asadero Norte De Sonora

122 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034
Critics' Pick
Best Of
Asadero Norte De Sonora +

Jackie Mercandetti La Cocina is just one great pit stop among many along Mexican Restaurant Row.


  • Thu.-Tue., 8 a.m.-8 p.m.
  • $
  • Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • No Alcohol
  • Takeout
  • Free Parking, Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Not Accepted
This inconspicuous hole-in-the-wall, with its tiny, bare-bones dining room, is home to inexpensive but delicious Sonoran-style eats. Whole grilled chickens ($10.65) and the parrillada (a generously sized mixed grill served over a flame) are the specialties at Norte de Sonora and are served with tortillas, vegetables, beans, and excellent red salsa. About that mixed grill: the carne asada is top-notch, but the tongue, beef head, pastor, barbacoa, and rib should not be overlooked. Each meat also is available in tacos, tortas, and burritos, as well. And the large $5 chicken burro (filled with the outstanding grilled chicken, shredded cabbage, frijoles, and creamy guacamole) easily is the best of its kind in central Phoenix. Read our review.

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