Beans, salsa, and hot dog come together to make what we Phoenicians already know and love, the Sonoran dog. But, the only downside is, you can’t always count on the folks at Micky’s to throw the dog in a bolillo roll; you might get stuck with a plain old bun. Whatever you get, the combination of pinto beans and hot dog is still delicious. And it’s cash only, FYI.
You don’t have to take a trip down south to Tucson to get your Sonoran dog fix. The world-famous hot dog joint based in Tucson, El Güero Canelo, opened up shop earlier this year in the West Valley, and we think that the line is worth waiting in. Adam Richman of Man v. Food swears by these things, and he’s got good reason to. The tagline “one bite and you’ll love it” rings true.
Remembered how we mentioned that you can get your hot dog wrapped in bacon? Dreams really do come true, because you can combine the two at Nogales Hot Dogs. The hot dog slingers at the cart-style parking lot pop-up don’t short you on toppings either, like the wildcard addition, mushrooms. We suggest pairing your Mexican hot dog with a classic glass bottle of Coke or Jarritos. Nogales Hot Dogs accepts cash and card.
Got a hankering for hot dogs in Old Town Scottsdale? Get to RnR. Whether it’s brunch or late night reverse happy hour, you can get your Sonoran Dog fix, here. Pair it with a bloody mary or local craft beer or sip endless mimosas on Sunday while noshing on all the goodness that is the glorious Mexican hot dog. We can’t say the gastro pub does an absolute perfect rendition of the Sonoran Dog, but their dogs rank among the top.
Chandler (& Other Locations)
With locations in Chandler, San Tan Valley, and Mesa, Moreno’s Mexican Kitchen makes their Sonoran-style dogs available to almost every corner of the east side of the Valley. What some say are “the best” Mexican hot dogs outside of Tucson, these dogs are served alongside a green chile and fries (or beans). This sucker practically takes up an entire plate. But we’re not complaining. Don’t be discouraged. If you’ve got a big appetite you can order more than one; they’ll just give you a bigger plate -- no problem. And the bolillo roll? Don’t get us started. You can get it all, plus a drink for under five bones. If you’re looking for a Sonoran dog done right, and cheap, this is it.
1. Micky's Hot Dogs108 W Broadway Rd, Mesa
2. El Guero Canelo5131 W McDowell Rd, Phoenix
3. Nogales Hot Dogs1945 E Indian School Rd, Phoenix
4. El Exquisito165 W Mariposa Rd, Phoenix
5. RnR3737 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale
6. Moreno's Mexican Grill601 N Arizona Ave, Chandler (& other locations)
7. La Frontera #1209 N 16th St, Phoenix
8. Red Hot American Grill401 E Jefferson St, Phoenix
This family owned and operated hot dog house serves 'em Sonoran style with all the fixings-- bacon, beans, jalapeños, tomatoes, and mayonnaise.
This Mexican restaurant has locations all throughout the city, serving Tusconites their world-famous Sonora (bacon-wrapped) hot dogs.
The Mexican style dogs at Nogales certainly pack a punch: get yours with spicy jalapeños, cotija cheese, avocado creme, and of course, wrapped in bacon.
Cheap and delicious Mexican food-- what could be better? Get yours at El Exquisito, a roadside joint with a buffet, Sonoran style hot dogs, and tacos galore.
If you want to brunch like a local and catch the game, head over this Scottsdale haunt. The two-story modern bar and eatery offers comfort food, bottomless mimosas, Bloody Marys, and even a DJ to make you wonder if you’re at a restaurant or the best party of your life.
This former hot dog cart turned brick and mortar with their first location in Chandler. Since then, they've opened up locations in Mesa and San Tan Valley where they continue to serve delicious, home style Mexican cooking.
This OG Mexican taco truck not only serves up tasty tortillas, but they've also got delicious Sonoran (aka bacon wrapped) hot dogs on hand.
This Mexican-American joint inside of the Chase Arizona Diamondbacks sporting complex serves up game time faves like Sonoran hot dogs, which come piled high with pinto beans, cotija cheese and pico de gallo.