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Best Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix

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Comedor Guadalajara

Comedor Guadalajara has been providing the Phoenix area with delicious Mexican food for over 40 years. Dine on classic Mexican dishes like enchiladas and chile rellenos share the menu with slightly more adventurous dishes like tripe or sauteed liver with jalapenos and onion. For groups (or very hungry persons), try a parrillada, or large platter of assorted traditional grilled meats.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Rito's Mexican Food

Rito's Mexican Food is a family-owned and run business that has been serving delicious Mexican food to the Phoenix area since 1977. Rito's is particularly popular for its huge burritos (which can be made enchilada-style) and chimichangas, the most popular fillings being green or red chile with beef. But besides the gargantuan burritos, Rito's also has tacos, tostadas and enchiladas. So if you're super hungry and looking for something delicious and super-filling, Rito's is one of your best bets.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Carolina's Mexican Food

If you are a fan of green and red chillies sauces, Mexican-style chorizo sausage, hefty burros and sauce-soaked enchiladas, then find your way here. The Mexican comfort cuisine is inexpensive and the service is fast and friendly. It gets extremely busy here at lunch, so come early or plan to wait. Though the decor is simple, it offers a full range of Sonoran-style Mexican dishes such as burros, enchiladas, tacos, plus hand-made tamales and tortillas.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop

Located in the heart of downtown Phoenix, La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop is not your average Tex-Mex eatery next door. What sets this place apart is its unique menu that finds inspiration in Mexico’s diverse gastronomical offerings. It is a melting pot of Aztec, Oaxacan, Sonoran and Baja-Californian flavors. Specialties include roasted pork shoulder served in a banana leaf, habanera salsa, and staples like burritos, tacos and quesadillas.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Barrio Cafe

Barrio Cafe with it's award-winning Mexican fare has created its own niche in the city's dining scene. Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza and partner Wendy Gruber show patrons that Mexican is not just about tacos, enchiladas and burritos. The delightful menu includes Cochinita Pibil, slow roasted pork rubbed with Yucatán spices, guacamole, Torta de Pollo y Jaiba and cinnamon-dusted Churros Rellenos. The heady flavors can spin anyone around to choose Barrio time and again. The Cafe also features live entertainment through the week.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Poncho's Mexican Food and Cantina

This adorable Mexican restaurant has been in its South Phoenix location since 1972. First opened as a take-out-only spot in front of the Vasquez family home, then growing to accommodate its current space and most of the family's house in 1975, Poncho's has always been family owned and operated. Featuring traditional recipes, Poncho's has tons of not-to-miss menu items that are undeniably, deliciously authentic.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Emerson Fry Bread

If you're looking for some hot, authentic fry bread in Metro Phoenix, just look for the truck that says Emerson Fry Bread on the side. The the delicious, puffy fried dough topped with a range of tasty Mexican dishes from carne asada to green chile chicken and cochinita pibil to sweet fry breads with honey and powdered sugar.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Los Dos Molinos

When a TV personality asked a local celebrity chef where she could find funky and fiery Southwestern food, he didn't hesitate. "Los Dos Molinos," the chef replied. Chef and Owner Victoria Chavez's spicy New Mexican cuisine is sought after by diners. Zagat's Survey has listed it as one of the top restaurants in Phoenix. The restaurant decor is an authentic hacienda style. You'll have plenty of time to browse the gift shop if you show up on a weekend night.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Popo's Fiesta Del Sol

Popo's has been an institution in the Phoenix area since 1964, serving up delicious, flavorful Mexican food. Nachos, fajitas, chimichangas, enchiladas and so much more fill the menu alongside some American favorites like steak and burgers. Wash it all down with one of their specialty margaritas or sangria. During football season, Popo's also shows up all the excitement of Pac-12 and NFL football for the faithful.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Las 15 y Salsas

Oaxaca is one of the most culinarily incredible places in the world, and Las 15 y Salsas brings a little taste of Oaxaca to the Phoenix area. Sample many of the unique and complex dishes that make Oaxaca such a foodie destination like the famous mole negro (rich sauce flavored with chocolate), tlayudas (giant, oversized tostadas), and tamales wrapped in traditional banana leaves instead of corn husks. If you don't know what to try, or simply want a taste of everything, they also have a sampler platter. The colorful interior with its abundant papel picado banners reflects Oaxaca's colorful people and culture.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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Valle Luna

Valle Luna is a very popular Mexican Restaurant in the Phoenix Metro area. In fact, the restaurant has won several "Best Of" awards in past years for its superb food, service and atmosphere. Although Valle Luna specializes in Sonoran food, you'll find all your Mexican favorites on the menu like tacos, tamales, enchiladas, fajitas and a whole lot of house specialties too. Lunch specials and happy hour make Valle Luna an excellent place for any time of day.

Phoenix, AZ, United States
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