Below is a list of the top and leading Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix. To help you find the best Mexican Restaurants located near you in Phoenix, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
Phoenix’s Best Mexican Restaurants:
The top rated Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix are:
- Barrio Cafe – Chef Silvana’s take on American and Mexican fusion of styles
- La Santisima – a dream conceived in Mexico and brought to life in Phoenix
- Mi Patio Mexican Restaurant – known landmark of classic dishes
- Chino Bandido – incorporation of Asian twist to the cantina favorites
- Richardson’s Cuisine of New Mexico – started the green chile potato craze
Barrio Cafe is the brainchild of Chef Silvana Salcido Esparza. The café has been operating since 2002. It is here that her masterpieces are served and enjoyed by the people of Phoenix. Chef Silvana vows to create a lasting blend of Mexican and American culture through her food. Her dishes mirrored her careful treatment of every ingredient as if they are a work of art. Among them are the slow-roasted cochinita pibil, colorful chiles en nogada, guest staple guacamole, and the wonderful churro rellenos.
Margaritas y Mas, Cerveza, Sopas, Botanas, Ensaladas, Especialidades de la Casa, Chuleta de Puerco, Filete Migñon, Pescado del Dia, Tacos, Tortas, Enchiladas, Postres, Cafe, Refrescos
“A must-have! The food is amazing and chef Silvana is incredibly friendly and kind. My favorite drink here is the mimosa! If you love tequila you will want to stop here and enjoy from a wide selection. One of the best brunch spots in Phoenix, AZ.” –Gerardo Lopez
La Santisima was conceptualized in Mexico and eventually brought to life in the central Phoenix region. Their fixtures and decorations are a collaborative project of Manuel Gilavalos y Garcia, Ricardo Ramirez, and the Bellas Artes de Mexico. The restaurant wants to replace the misconceptions about Mexican cooking with convincing artful recipes. These recipes are surprisingly light but hold a lot of flavor. These are their tacos, quesadillas, and burritos. To give servings of only quality dishes they tap the usage of local produce to be infused with Mexican chipotle chiles, tomatillos, Oaxacan cheese, flour, and corn tortillas.
Tacos, Quesas, Burros, Salsas/Sides
“I had an absolutely religious experience here. A spiritual awakening, the mole chicken tacos were by far the best I’ve ever had. I’m a huge fan. They have a salsa bar, the service was great and quick. Parking can be sketchy. Decor was fantastic. 10/10 I will be back.” – Suzanne Plymale
Mi Patio Mexican Restaurant
Mi Patio Mexican Restaurant still upholds their commitment to classic Mexican dishes, that started from the first day of their operation in 1984. It is a known landmark by downtown Phoenix locals these days The family operated and owned restaurant invites diners to savor the homey atmosphere the place is imbued. Their authentic recipes are handed down from generation to generation.
Appetizers, Mi Patio Especials, Tacos, Tostadas, Mi Patio Combinations, Burros, Chimichangas, Tamales, Enchiladas, Flautas, Shrimp Fajita Picado, Camarones a la Diabla, Taco Salads, Greek-Mex Salads, Side Orders, Desserts, Beverages, Kids Menu
“Our lunch here was truly remarkable. We came on a quiet weekday and our food arrived very quickly. The food was excellent, beautifully prepared and plated. The portions were generous and priced very well.” –Christian Gaby
Chino Bandido is owned by Frank and Eve Collins in November 1990. Eve being of Chinese descent incorporated Asian style of cooking to Mexican recipes. Initially, the store has an area of 1000 square feet and seating capacity of 16. After long queues for orders daily, the couple decided to expand the restaurant. Today the restaurant can seat approximately 150 persons with its 5000 square feet location. They are NewTimes’ Best of Phoenix for “Local Eatery We Wish Were a Chain’, and AOL user’s top choice for Best of Phoenix “Cheap Eats”.
Carnitas, Chile Relleno, Pollo Diablo, Machaca, Egg Foo Yung, Chicken (Gringo, Hengrenade, Jade Red, Emerald, Jerk & Teriyaki), Jen Red Pork
“Love Chino Bandido and always try to eat there whenever I’m on that side of the valley and will occasionally trek there with friends. Food is good but not good for you if you know what I mean. Kinda glad I live on the other side of Phoenix or I’d weigh a few more pounds than I do.” –Martin McGinley
Richardson’s Cuisine of New Mexico
Richardson’s Cuisine of New Mexico first serve sumptuous dishes in 1988. It is where the green chile potato, a lovely combination of mashed potato and green chile, originated. Diners go for the extra zing the fusion created in their taste buds. Their abundant menu for brunch and dinner is a treat to foodies wanting to dive deeper into Mexican cuisines. Adding to that is the happy hour happening daily with attractive promotions and discounted prices. They can also host private events in their patio area which can seat up to 22 persons.
Brunch, Dinner, Happy Hour, Private Dining
“Food was delicious! The patio was perfect for a cool night! Jalapeno poppers warm you up also so heads up…but they were so good 🔥. Bloody Mary wasn’t the best I have had but not too bad. Bacon-wrapped shrimp was amazing!” –Amanda Godsey
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