Phoenix Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Phoenix

With hundreds of restaurants serving cuisine from all over the world, Phoenix is a great destination for foodies. However, the city is best known for its Mexican eateries; sitting only a few hours north of the border, it's difficult to resist the enticing aromas that pour out of Phoenix's popular Mexican restaurants. Whether your taste buds are craving traditional breakfast burritos or Mexican sushi, you'll find it in the Valley of the Sun. If you're looking for an elevated take on traditional Mexican, you can't go wrong at Barrio Cafe Gran Reserva, according to recent diners. For a more casual meal, try Joyride Taco House or Tee Pee Mexican Food – a family-owned eatery that's hosted visiting celebrities and politicians alike. Phoenix's numerous cowboy-style steakhouses are also not to be missed. These family-friendly eateries offer generous portions along with live entertainment in a Wild West atmosphere.

If you're looking for fine dining, you're also in luck  the area hosts many renowned restaurants that serve a variety of cuisines, including Tratto (Italian), FnB (farm-to-table) and Kai (Native American), among many, many others. More than a few Phoenix-area chefs have earned James Beard awards. Some such chefs include Beau MacMillan, executive chef of elements restaurant in Scottsdale; Chris Bianco, owner of Pizzeria Bianco; and Vincent Guerithault, head chef and owner of Vincent on Camelback

Although you can find great dining throughout the city, many top-notch restaurants are located along the Camelback Corridor in Scottsdale. No matter which restaurant you choose, it's best to make reservations in advance  especially during the winter months  to avoid long waits. 

Find the Best Restaurants in Phoenix

  • #1
    Cocina Madrigal
    #1 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 88 reviewsTripAdvisor (88)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Southwestern, Central American, Latin, Spanish
    4044 S 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85040-1315
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  • #2
    Frost A Gelato Shoppe
    #2 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 104 reviewsTripAdvisor (104)
    $ |
    2502 E Camelback Rd Biltmore Shopping Center, Suite 136, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4254
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  • #3
    Little Miss Bbq
    #3 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 608 reviewsTripAdvisor (608)
    $ - $$ | American, Barbecue
    4301 E University Dr NEWLY OPENED: 8901 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85034-7317
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  • #4
    Rusconi's American Kitchen
    #4 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 812 reviewsTripAdvisor (812)
    $ - $$ | American, Contemporary
    10637 N Tatum Blvd, Phoenix, AZ 85028-6088
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  • #5
    Steak 44
    #5 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 737 reviewsTripAdvisor (737)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    5101 N 44th St, Phoenix, AZ 85018-1623
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  • #6
    Pomo Pizzeria Phoenix
    #6 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 845 reviewsTripAdvisor (845)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    705 N 1st St Suite 120, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2022
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  • #7
    Bobby Q
    #7 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 2070 reviewsTripAdvisor (2070)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Barbecue
    8501 N 27th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85051-4063
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  • #8
    Binkley's Restaurant
    #8 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 335 reviewsTripAdvisor (335)
    $$ | American
    2320 E Osborn Road, Phoenix, AZ 85016-6622
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  • #9
    Postino
    #9 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 211 reviewsTripAdvisor (211)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Wine Bar
    5144 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85012-1441
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  • #10
    The Capital Grille
    #10 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 385 reviewsTripAdvisor (385)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    2502 E Camelback Rd Ste 199, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4254
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  • #11
    Fuego Bistro
    #11 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 654 reviewsTripAdvisor (654)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    713 E Palo Verde Dr Ste D, Phoenix, AZ 85014-2598
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  • #12
    Phoenix City Grille
    #12 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 340 reviewsTripAdvisor (340)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Contemporary
    5816 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016-2506
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  • #13
    Snooze A.M. Eatery
    #13 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 379 reviewsTripAdvisor (379)
    $ - $$ | American
    2045 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4710
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  • #14
    The Parlor Pizzeria
    #14 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 242 reviewsTripAdvisor (242)
    $ - $$ | Italian, Pizza
    1916 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016-4110
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  • #15
    Postino Winebar
    #15 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 460 reviewsTripAdvisor (460)
    $ - $$ | Italian, American, Bar, Wine Bar
    3939 E Campbell Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85018-3649
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  • #16
    Phoenix Public Market Cafe
    #16 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 277 reviewsTripAdvisor (277)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    14 E Pierce St, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2010
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  • #17
    Original Breakfast House
    #17 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 312 reviewsTripAdvisor (312)
    $ - $$ | American
    13623 N 32nd St, Phoenix, AZ 85032-6025
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  • #18
    Breakfast Club
    #18 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 457 reviewsTripAdvisor (457)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    2 E Jefferson St #22-213, Phoenix, AZ 85004-2573
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  • #19
    Tranquilo
    #19 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 199 reviewsTripAdvisor (199)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    401 W Clarendon Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013-3411
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  • #20
    Dick's Hideaway
    #20 of 3,602 Places to Eat in Phoenix
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 267 reviewsTripAdvisor (267)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Southwestern
    6008 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016-1802
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