Restaurants

Top Choice American Indian in Greater Phoenix

Kai Restaurant

American Indian cuisine – based on traditional crops grown along the Gila River – soars to new heights at Kai ('seed'). Expect creations such as grilled buffalo tenderloin with smoked corn puree and cholla buds, or …
Top Choice New Mexican in Greater Phoenix

Dick's Hideaway

At this pocket-sized ode to New Mexican cuisine, grab a small table beside the bar or settle in at the communal table in the side room and prepare for hearty servings of savory, chile-slathered New Mexican fare, fro…
Top Choice Cafe in Greater Phoenix

Phoenix Public Market

This buzzing barn of a place – the on-site cafe for Arizona's largest farmers market – attracts a dedicated clientele of Arizona State University (ASU) students, local professionals at lunch, vegetarians and food lo…
Top Choice Market in Greater Phoenix

Desoto Central Market

Making great use of a sensitively restored 1920s DeSoto dealership, this indoor 'market' is really a collective of inventive kitchens, slinging their goods together under the one roof. Special mention goes to New So…
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 …
Vegan in Greater Phoenix

Green New American Vegetarian

Your expectations of vegan food will be forever raised after dining at this hip cafe, where chef Damon Brasch stirs up savory vegan and vegetarian dishes. Made with mock meats, the burgers, po'boys and Asian-style b…
Italian in Greater Phoenix

Crudo

In the unlikely setting of a nondescript mall (that's Phoenix for you), Crudo is dishing out some seriously good Italian food, and mixing up some stunnng cocktails. Your choices might include albacore tuna cured in …
Pizza in Greater Phoenix

Pizzeria Bianco

James Beard–winner Chris Bianco has returned to the wood-fired oven-face after stepping back due to allergies – thanks to new medicine and his love of pizza crafting – and his thin-crust gourmet pies are as popular …
American in Greater Phoenix

Beckett's Table

It's country supper in the village's most stylish barn, complete with concrete floor, trussed beams, a walnut communal table and other wooden accents. But the urban farm concept really shines as you savor Justin Bec…