You might not think of Mesa as a dining hub, but as the third-largest city in Arizona it shouldn't come as a surprise that there's an abundance of dining gems in this southeast Valley suburb. Mesa scores big points in our book for having a wide variety of international cuisines. At least two of our favorite places for Asian food -- Asian Café Express and Hue Gourmet -- call Mesa home and this neighborhood claims one of the Valley's best places for Swedish eats. In downtown Mesa we love the family-owned Republica Empanada, as well as Dolce Vita Italian Grocer, the one-of-a-kind grocery and restaurant that specializes in Northern Italian cuisine. Other hard-to-find cuisines you can get in this part of town include Hawaiian bbq, German food, and affordable Mexico City-style fare.
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