The Stand Serves Hecho en Arcadia Burgers and Tacos

Keep New Times Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Phoenix and help keep the future of New Times free.

We're not quite sure how it happened, but somewhere along the way Central Phoenix's Arcadia neighborhood became the unofficial burger capital of metro Phoenix. So when The Stand opened, we were disappointed to hear the area would be getting yet another burger-centric joint. After an underwhelming first visit it took a while for us to walk through the doors again. But we're sure happy we did.

The restaurant is a mash-up of a burger joint and a taquería, and the burger part of the operation encompasses only one item: The Standard. It's a double stacked burger reminiscent of In-N-Out's Double Double, and it's up to you to add on cheese, grilled jalapeño, grilled onions, and other extras. And even though the salted dulce de leche shake milkshake is reason enough to return, the real reason The Stand stands out is because if the consistently enthusiastic service.

See also: The Brooklyn Cafe in Scottsdale: Voltaire Reboots but Stays True to Its Roots

Here's an excerpt from this week's review by JK Grence:

The taco menu also keeps it simple, with three fillings: beef short rib, chicken, or vegetables, all with various accouterments. Another menu board lists sides (fries and chips, of course, plus Mexican street corn) and a variety of beverages, including everything you'd expect to see at a burger or taco joint: Coke fountain drinks, bottled Mexican sodas, aguas frescas (proudly made in-house), fresh-squeezed lemonade, and a variety of shakes.

Hungry for more? Read our full review of The Stand.

Follow Chow Bella on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.


Join the New Times community and help support independent local journalism in Phoenix.