1. Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico6335 N 16th St, Phoenix
2. Taco Guild546 E. Osborn Rd, Phoenix
3. La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop5932 W Glendale Ave, Glendale
4. Canyon Café455 N 3rd St, Phoenix
5. Sierra Bonita Grill6933 N 7th St, Phoenix
6. Old Town Tortilla Factory6910 E Main St, Scottsdale
7. Barrio Queen7114 E Stetson Dr, Scottsdale
8. Original Blue Adobe Grille144 N Country Club Dr, Mesa
Check out Richardson’s for a comfortable atmosphere, beautiful patio, and one-of-a-kind Southwestern food inspired by traditional New Mexican cuisine. Best of all is it’s not just open for lunch and dinner, you can have an incredible Southwestern brunch here as well.
If you’re looking for the finest tequila in a beautiful setting, look no further than Taco Guild. Quality is king here so you can be confident your drink, whether you opt for straight tequila or a margarita, is the best The Valley has to offer. And if you want to build a base before your booze, the fantastic Mexican eats here should do the trick.
La Santisma blends traditional Mexican food from around the country with the family’s own special take on Southwestern cuisine. They use local farm produce and tortillas imported from Mexico to achieve the most authentic, fresh flavor possible.
Canyon Café embodies the essence of what it means to be Southwestern. The menu is influenced by Western United States, Mexican, Native American, and Spanish cuisine. The mix lends itself to a pretty long and diverse menu that even the pickiest of eaters will be able to enjoy. Just make sure you don’t miss out on the tableside guacamole.
This Central Phoenix eatery has a menu that blends its 1800s heritage with Spanish fare to create a uniquely Southwest selection. For those not as keen on traditional Southwestern food, it also boasts “the best hamburger you can find West of the Mississippi.”
The award-winning Old Town Tortilla Factory might just have the best patio in Scottsdale. It’s 1400sqft, and shaded by 100-year-old pecan trees and has received many accolades for its ability to accommodate large groups and parties. Aside from its fantastic group dining experience, Old Town Tortilla Factory has a fantastic Southwestern menu that offers a Mexican twist.
Barrio Queen has it all –- uniquely Southwest, yet also authentically Mexican dishes, a hip atmosphere, and a lot of variety, especially if you’re looking for a great margarita. The award-winning restaurant also has some great deals, and you can look forward to a great weekday happy hour, Margarita Mondays, and Taco Tuesdays.
This local favorite is a diamond in the rough. While its exterior might not suggest it’s a mecca for Southwestern food, this is truly a case of when looks are deceiving. If you’re into spice, this is definitely the place for you. It even has jalapeño bacon!