Chantico Mexican Restaurant
Where to Eat in Phoenix Right Now
The gist: This full-service restaurant and bar takes an organic approach to Mexican cuisine and offers a patio dining experience best enjoyed with a cocktail in your hand.
The food: Chantico sources many of its ingredients from local farms and purveyors and brings a taste of Mexico to its menu with chilies and heirloom corn varieties direct from Mexico. Stars of the show include a roasted lamb neck dish and the hefty prime Sonoran ribeye with chipotle mashed potatoes. But the tacos, flautas, and Yucatan-style tamales ain’t too shabby either.
The cost: Appetitizes are $11 - $15, salads range between $12 - $14, large plates are $18 - $45, tacos are $3.50 - $4.50 each, enchiladas, quesadillas, tamales, and chimichangas range between $12 - $17, and desserts start at $9.