8338 North 7th Street
(between Northern Avenue and Dunlap Road)
Phoenix, AZ 85020
tel: 1 602 943 9753
10a-8p M-Th, 10a-9p F-Sa, closed Su
NileGuide Expert tip:
You'll find some of the best homemade tamales at this Phoenix institution.
El Bravo is one of Phoenix's favorite greasy spoon Mexican food restaurants, famous for their machaca burros, stuffed with perfectly seasoned shredded beef. Other stand-out favorites include the green chile burrito with beef and potatoes, shredded pork tacos, chicken burritos, and their tamales, which are steaming hot and tender off the corn husk. The atmosphere here is low-key and unfussy, but the lack of ambiance is made up for by the restaurant's distinctly homemade flavors, especially their white flour tortillas and the basket of thin hot crispy tortilla chips that will disappear quickly after the server brings it to your table.