100 Favorite Dishes

Oaxaca Special Burro from Carolina's: 100 Favorite Dishes

Last year, we marked the hundred day countdown to Best of Phoenix by sharing some of our favorite food folks' "Personal Best" lists. This year we're bringing back our list of 100 Favorite Dishes. Have a suggestion for a dish you'd like us to try? Leave it in the comments section or email [email protected]

72. Oaxaca Special Burro from Carolina's

See Also: Carolina's Oaxaca Special Burro, Enchilada-Style: A Must-Try Classic.

What's so special about the Oaxaca Special burro, you ask? Well, aside from being wrapped in what many argue to be the Valley's best tortillas, eating it is like getting a belly hug from a burrito.

The stick-to-your-ribs blend of spicy chorizo, fried potatoes, refried beans, and cheese might sound like an unbearable gut bomb, but all blends together to be a rich, flavorful, and comforting experience for just $3.65. Plus, those fresh, handmade tortillas are seriously just as good as everyone says, and you'll likely find yourself ordering a bag to use at home.

Whether you do that, you still have your burro, which you can then opt to slather your burro in the house hot sauce or even get it enchilada style for just a little extra. Or you can get a machaca taco on the side for about the same price. No matter what you choose at Carolina's, it's easy to get completely stuffed on tasty Mexican food for right around $5.

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95. Cannoli from DeFalco's Italian Deli

94. Falafel Sandwich from Al-Hana Restaurant

93. PBLT at Bootleggers

92. Samosa from Little India

91. Combo Plate from El Pollo Supremo

90. Brunch Burger from Orange Table

89. Duck Fat Fries from Bourbon Steak

88. Kurobuta Pork Chop from Noca

87. Carne Adovada Enchiladas from Los Dos Molinos

86. Maple Bacon Doughnut from Rainbow Donuts

85. Pad Khing from Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine

84. Mariscos con Arroz from Tumi Fine Peruvian Cuisine

83. Chicago Dog from Portillo's Hot Dogs

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81. Preserved Pickle and Pork Noodle Soup from Asian Cafe Express

80. Maine Lobster Roll from The Maine Lobster Lady

79. Lengua Tacos from Asadero Norte de Sonora

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Heather Hoch is a music, food, and arts writer based in Tucson. She enjoys soup, scotch, Electric Light Orchestra, and walking her dog, Frodo.
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