Phoenix Restaurant Guide
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13 restaurants found
Whether entering from the small parking lot or the surrounding neighborhood, you’ll smell the kitchen — grilled meat, aromatic onions, some array of spices —...
2814 N. 16th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006Critics' PickBest OfSlideshowImageReaders' ChoiceEssentials
Knockoffs and ripoffs are an unavoidable hazard of the restaurant industry, but if there’s a silver lining to this phenomenon, it’s that all the impostors only...
The Peoria Carolina's is the third location of this Valley favorite and is just as good as its two siblings. Order anything involving a tortilla, especially the...
1202 E. Mohave St.
Phoenix, AZ 85034Critics' PickBest OfImageReaders' ChoiceEssentials
This south Phoenix staple is a true come-as-you-are restaurant. It is almost shockingly bare bones. There’s no decor on the paint-chipped walls, no music. The...
A second location of this legendary Valley restaurant, Carolina's has a cult following for its out-of-this-world homemade tortillas. Folks line up to gorge on...
There are only two things on the menu at this hole-in-the-wall Tempe Mexican joint: hot chicken and beef. Not only are your dining options supremely limited, but...
Kiss Pollos Estilo Sinaloa is located inside a tiny brick storefront on a quiet residential street in south-central Phoenix, an unassuming spot that just happens...
1507 W. Hatcher Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85021Critics' PickBest OfSlideshowImage
You don't have to eat just mole at Elizabeth Hernandez's cheery Oaxacan restaurant in Sunnyslope -- but you could. Available in red or black and served up...
3815 N. Brown Ave.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
While there are a few Mexican eateries in the vicinity of Old Town, you'd have a much better chance of tracking down a gourmet burger or a plate of sushi. So for...
Mucha Lucha Taco Shop, with locations in south Scottsdale and south Tempe, is a lucha libre-themed taco shop that specializes in guisados, the home-style Mexican...
4140 N. Seventh Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85013Critics' PickBest OfImage
In the very early part of 2014 the Phoenix Burrito House opened its doors in the middle of the Melrose District, taking over the former home of James Beard...
San Diego Bay Restaurant is all about seafood, whether it's tostadas stacked with octopus, calamari, and shrimp, or marlin tacos. Walls decked with shark jaws...