10 Favorite Places for Pozole in Greater Phoenix

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Sierra Bonita Grill

This neighborhood hangout in Central Phoenix, named for the historic Sierra Bonita Ranch in Southeastern Arizona, invites guests to sip a bowl of their green chile pozole by the fire. And why not? Thanks to wonderfully tender pieces of pork and hominy bobbing about in a mild green chile broth topped with shredded cabbage, onions, and cilantro, the taste is comfort food fantastic. And with two sizes available, the amount of indulgence is up to you.

Los Picos Parrilla

This unassuming little breakfast, lunch, and dinner spot in Mesa offers two ways to enjoy their rich red pork pozole: a big, single bowl for $6.50 or all-you-can-eat for a buck more. No matter which option you choose, make sure to accompany the pozole with a chilaca (roasted green peppers) quesadilla for extra meal-time goodness.

Tamales Guadalajara Restaurante

Soup lovers on the west side (way west, like Tolleson west) will be glad to know there's tasty pozole to be found at this small, clean, and friendly eatery. The red pozole is served hot, flavorful, and chock-full of tender pieces of pork and hominy. But those looking to score a bowl take note, this restaurant closes at 3 p.m.


Celebrity chef Jose Garces' modern Mexican restaurant inside The Saguaro hotel in Old Town Scottsdale may have it's flaws, but the pozole isn't one of them. Garces' gourmet version features a deeply flavorful tomatillo stock with crispy pork belly, littleneck clams, smoky chorizo, and stinging discs of serrano peppers. Alongside a side dish of lime, radishes, and onions to add as you please, this soup's worthy of star status.

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Laura Hahnefeld
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