Food & Drink

The 11 Best Restaurants in Arizona

Published On 05/11/2015 Published On 05/11/2015
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1. House of Tricks 114 E 7th St, Tempe, AZ 85281

A piece of France located in what is now practically the middle of the Arizona State University campus, House of Tricks has excellent food in a charming remodeled cottage. Just walking in feels like taking a vacation to Europe.

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2. El Chorro 5550 E Lincoln Dr, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253

Paradise Valley’s historic El Chorro was originally constructed in 1934 as a school for girls and was eventually transformed into a restaurant and lodge. While it no longer provides education in the formal sense, it does continue to enrapture its visitors with both its stunning views of Camelback Mountain against a cactus-spotted desert and all-around Western charm, which is, arguably, didactic in its own way. The food on offer at El Chorro is sustainable, locally grown, and made with all-natural ingredients, with highlights including Rocky Mountain Lamb Chops with white bean puree, cranberry chestnut relish, and seasonal vegetables, and seasonal wild salmon with purple forbidden rice and garden carrots.

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3. La Stalla Cucina Rustica 68 W Buffalo St, Chandler, AZ 85225

Located in Chandler, La Stalla features a charming atmosphere and authentic-tasting menu items, which make it a must-visit for Italian food lovers.

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4. Romeo's Euro Cafe 207 North Gilbert Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85234

Romeo’s Café has been an East Valley staple for years, and boasts what is likely the best Greek food in the state. The restaurant offers patrons a huge menu with plenty of options, giant portion sizes, and a warm, inviting atmosphere that has attracted and retained loyal customers for years.

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5. Cowboy Ciao 7133 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

This Downtown Scottsdale locale features a long wine list with vino originating from 45 different countries. That’s not all though, the menu also features a variety of other alcohols, including craft beers and unique cocktails.