Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Sedona

Elote Cafe

Come here for some of the best, most authentic Mexican food in the region. Elote Cafe serves unusual and traditional dishes you won't find elsewhere, like the namesake elote (fire-roasted corn with spicy mayo, lime …
Top Choice Mexican in Tucson

Cafe Poca Cosa

Chef Suzana Davila's award-winning nuevo-Mexican bistro is a must for fans of Mexican food in Tucson. A Spanish-English blackboard menu circulates between tables because dishes change twice daily – it's all freshly …
Top Choice Mexican in Greater Phoenix

The Mission

With its dark interior and glowing votives, we'll call this nuevo Latin spot sexy – although our exclamations about the food's deliciousness may ruin the sultry vibe. The Tecate-marinated steak taco with lime and av…
Mexican in Greater Phoenix

Barrio Café

Barrio's staff wear T-shirts emblazoned with comida chingona, which translates as 'fucking good food,' and they don't lie. This is Mexican food at its most creative: how many menus have you seen featuring guacamole …
Mexican in Southern Arizona

Wisdom's Café

Locally beloved, this institution has been luring 'em in since 1944. The signature 'fruit burros' (a fruit-filled crispy tortilla rolled in cinnamon and sugar) are famous, but don't overlook standards like enchilada…
Mexican in Tucson

El Charro Café

This rambling, buzzing hacienda has been making great Mexican food on this site since 1922. They're particularly famous for the carne seca, sundried lean beef that's been reconstituted, shredded and grilled with gre…
Mexican in Greater Phoenix

La 15 y Salsas

La 15 y Salsas brings the unapologetic flavors of Mexico's Oaxaca province to northern Phoenix, with hand-ground mole pastes (such as the mole negro, made with chocolate and a complex blend of spices, nuts and chili…
Mexican in Benson

Mi Casa

This tiny, mustard-yellow hacienda with blue trim serves very good Mexican food. It's pretty much the only place in Benson where you may have to wait for a table.
Mexican in Tucson

Mi Nidito

This perennially popular local favorite has seen its share of celebrities: former president Bill Clinton's order (pre-quadruple bypass) at 'My Little Nest' has become the signature president's plate, a heaping mound…
Mexican in Tucson

El Guero Canelo

Tucson's signature dish is the Sonoran hot dog, a tasty example of what happens when Mexico's cuisine meets America's penchant for excess. It's a bacon-wrapped hot dog layered with tomatillo salsa, pinto beans, shre…