The sign for Asadero Norte de Sonora in Phoenix
15 Best Mexican Restaurants In Phoenix
Barrio Café
The restaurant focuses on regional Mexican recipes as well as dishes elevated with a fine-dining flair. The menu has a whole section on tlayudas, which come from Oaxaca.
The restaurant has earned plaudits from reviewers for its chiles en nogada and its guacamole, which is made tableside. It is so popular, that imitation eateries have popped up.
Tacos Chiwas
This taqueria has three locations around Phoenix and serves recipes from the state of Chihuahua in Northern Mexico. It is known for having interesting kinds of meat.
The menu includes vegetarian dishes like rajas and calabacitas. The flour gorditas stand out since gorditas are usually made from corn, but the flour one is a Chihuahuan specialty.
Mariscos Playa Hermosa
This eatery has a novel-length menu with plenty of seafood options. It is known for its raw seafood doused in aguachile and many cooked specialties.
Seafood is the specialty of this restaurant, but there are many options for non-seafood lovers. The menu includes steak, chicken, and vegetarian Mexican classics.
Las 15 Salsas
Professional reviews have singled out the half-dozen mole sauces offered at this restaurant. Varieties include mole negro, red mole, and yellow mole.
Other dishes worth trying include chapulines (grasshoppers) as an appetizer with guacamole, beans, and tortillas, and the Oaxaca-style fried empanadas.
Asadero Norte de Sonora
This eatery is best at grilling meats on an actual grill. The menu includes carne asada steak, pork al pastor, ribs, whole chicken, and beef head.
All the meats are well-seasoned and properly cooked. The parrillada option offers a mixed grill combo alongside vegetables, charro beans, salsa, and tortillas.