6 Best Mexican Restaurants In Phoenix

Emma Colosia Emma Colosia


Phoenix is a multicultural city where visitors and locals can find authentic and traditional food from different countries. Luckily, it’s easy to find Pueblan, Yucatan, and even Oaxacan dishes that will make even the most demanding palates fall in love.

These are the best Mexican restaurants in Phoenix:

1. Tempe City Tacos

There’s nothing more relaxing than Tempe City Tacos. They feature street tacos and other Mexican dishes paired with imported sodas. Their Sonoran-style Menudo Rojo is known as the best in town. Don’t leave without trying it!
Where: Valley Fair Shopping Center  📍 119E Southern Avenue, Tempe


2. La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop

Their motto is “Inspired in the heart of Mexico, made fresh in the heart of Arizona.” Their menu includes enchiladas, enfrijoladas, enmoladas, salads, sopa azteca (tortilla soup) and a neverending selection of tacos.
Where:  📍4117 N 16th Street, Phoenix

3. Cocina Madrigal

Cocina Madrigal is one of the most famous Mexican restaurants in the valley. Forbes included it in their top 100 places to eat in the United States and Trip Advisor in their list of the ten best restaurants in Phoenix. Their extensive menu includes salads, burgers, and sandwiches. However, they are best known for their tacos. We’re sure they’ll all make your mouth water.
Where:  📍4044 S 16th Street, Phoenix

4. Barrio Cafe

Barrio Café has shown us another side of Mexican cuisine since its opening in 2002. Some iconic items include Cochinita Pibil, the traditional September Chiles en Nogada, and Guacamole.
Where:  📍2814 N 16th Street, Phoenix Arizona



5. Presidio Cocina Mexicana

Presidio specialized in Michoacán-inspired Mexican homestyle cooking. Their menu is full of made-from-scratch dishes based on old family recipes.
Where:  📍519 W Thomas Road, Phoenix


6. Gallo Blanco

Gallo Blanco is owned by Chef-Owner Doug Robson, born in Mexico to parents of French Vietnamese and English descent. Their specialties include street tacos and enchiladas. Make space in your calendar for their weekend brunch!
Where:  📍928 E Pierce Street, Phoenix



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