Best of Phoenix

17 Best Mexican Dishes in Metro Phoenix

In September, Phoenix New Times celebrated the cream of the crop with our 36th annual Best of Phoenix edition. Here are our top picks for Mexican dishes in metro Phoenix.

Best Chilaquiles: Pepe's Taco Villa Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, there is no wrong time to sink your teeth into chilaquiles at Pepe's Taco Villa. There's an endless list of places in town to get yourself an order of the Mexican favorite, but nowhere with the balance of chicken and tortilla strips cooked to crispy perfection, and chile with enough kick to tease our lips. Let's not forget the fried egg -- or two -- that sits atop the blend of chicken and tortilla, with yolk that smoothes out the rest as it goes down. We also can't resist the owner's excitement when he brings out our order and waits to make sure everything is just right.