Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix

Although Phoenix does not claim to be the Mexican food capital of the United States (as does Tucson, its neighbor to the South), Phoenix Mexican restaurants do not disappoint when it comes to breadth or depth. Consider our number two pick, Barrio Cafe. This central Phoenix staple has earned a reputation for fresh, creative takes on classic dishes that will change the way you look at Mexican food. Our number one pick, Los Dos Molinos, specializes in Sonoran-style Mexican food that has remained consistently delicious over the years. It's the perfect place to have a nice, leisurely family dinner during your next visit to the Valley of the Sun.

Many Phoenix Mexican restaurants dish out down home Mexican cooking like nobody's business, but nobody does it so quite so quickly or economically as they do over at Carolina's, our number eight pick. This shabby South Phoenix gem is the go-to favorite for locals in the know who appreciate the inimitable flavors of a homemade white flour tortilla. And for traditional Mexico City-style street tortas, Los Reyes de las Tortas (The Kings of Tortas), will offer you a grilled sandwich like you've never had before.

Los Dos Molinos

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8646 South Central Avenue
(on the west side of Central Avenue)

New Mexican cuisine...
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Barrio Cafe

2814 North 16th Street
1 1/2 Blocks South of Thomas Road

Innovative Mexican dishes...
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Gallo Blanco Cafe & Bar

401 West Clarendon Avenue

Made-from-scratch Mexican food featuring fresh, local ingredients...
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San Carlos Bay

1901 E McDowell Rd
(and 19th St)

Mexican seafood specialties...
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The Tee Pee

4144 East Indian School Road
(at the corner of 40th Street)

Burros, chimichangas and margaritas...
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Pepe's Taco Villa

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2108 W Camelback Rd

Has a loyal following...
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1602 E. Roosevelt St

Tasty dishes and lively atmosphere...
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Carolina's Mexican Food

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1202 East Mohave Street
(between 12th and Mohave streets)

A South Phoenix institution...
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Los Reyes De La Torta

9230 North 7th Street

Grilled tortas piled with luscious toppings...
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El Bravo

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8338 North 7th Street
(between Northern Avenue and Dunlap Road)

Simply scrumptious Sonoran...
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