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Best Southwest American Restaurants in Central Scottsdale


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A photo of SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Central Scottsdale
Booked 74 times today
SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen, located in the lively city of Scottsdale, is lauded for its exceptional fusion of Asian and Mexican flavors, served on small plates ideal for sharing. Reviewers frequently highlight the restaurant's eclectic menu and energetic ambiance, with particular praise for their unique blend of Asian and Mexican cuisines in dishes such as the rock shrimp and fish tacos. Notably, patrons have described the food as "wonderful and eclectic" with an "explosion of flavors." The open kitchen offers transparency in food preparation, and despite occasional mentions of noise, the overall consensus is that SumoMaya provides excellent service and a "fun vibe," making it a must-visit for fusion food lovers.
A photo of Alma restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Central Scottsdale
Booked 38 times today
ALMA is owned and operated by restauranteur, Sheila Bryson. We offer happy hour daily 3-6pm, & reverse Happy Hour Friday & Saturday 10pm - close, and weekend Brunch starting at 10am. The outdoor beauty of Arizona comes inside through our large patio with windows and doors that stay open year-round. We have plenty of heaters & blankets for those chilly nights. Our indoor/outdoor bar is paired greatly with our extensive tequila list & cocktail program.
A photo of The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 46 times today
The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale is the go-to destination for authentic Latin American cuisine. With a menu offering a variety of Latin flavors from Grilled Chicken & Charred Tomatillo Chilaquiles to Corn Tortillas and Tecate Creekstone Skirt Steak, it's clear the restaurant is dedicated to bringing the rich culinary heritage of Latin America to the table. Multiple reviews praise the restaurant for its "delicious upscale Mexican food", "great use of ingredients," and "creative way to serve Latin American food". The restaurant has also garnered recognition for great service and an atmospheric setting. Overall, The Mission's inventive menu and attention to detail keeps customers coming back for more.
A photo of Toca Madera - Scottsdale restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 17 times today
Toca Madera in Scottsdale is known for its top-notch Mexican cuisine. Its diverse menu featuring Mexican-inspired seafood dishes, lobster tacos, salmon, and more has garnered high praise from visitors. The restaurant's ambiance also captures the essence of Mexico with its detailed décor and lively atmosphere. Reviews highlight the outstanding food presentation, taste, and excellent service, with one customer stating it was "the best Mexican we have ever had." Additional favorites include the guacamole, truffle burger, and the restaurant's craft cocktails influenced by tequila and Mezcal. The innovative spin on authentic Mexican flavors coupled with a lively vibe and exceptional service makes Toca Madera a must-visit for Mexican cuisine lovers.
A photo of Blanco Cocina + Cantina – The Borgata restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Central Scottsdale
Booked 49 times today
Blanco is more than your typical Mexican restaurant, it‘s an escape from the ordinary, a happy hour hang out, a place to sit back, recharge and party. It’s a vacation in your neighborhood that helps you relax with your favorite people. For food, margaritas, and good times, Blanco is the perfect place to find your bliss.
A photo of Call Her Martina restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 33 times today
"Call Her Martina" is a contemporary Mexican restaurant that garners high praise for its unique and delicious food. Located in Scottsdale, near the mall, it is a secret gem, known for serving some of the best elevated Mexican dishes in the area. Customers applaud not only the innovative fare but also the modern atmosphere, expressing their admiration for the restaurant's innovative and “pretty to the eye” presentation. The friendly and efficient staff further enhance the dining experience. With reviews describing the experience as “out of this world” and dishes cooked to perfection, this place definitely offers an exceptional take on Mexican cuisine.
A photo of Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 20 times today
Cien Agaves Tacos & Tequila – Old Town has received high praise from its patrons, being touted as great Mexican cuisine. Located in the heart of Old Town, the restaurant offers an excellent ambiance, particularly on the patio, which is appreciated for its comfortable atmosphere and misters to beat the heat. The food has been highly praised, with dishes such as the shredded beef queso, tacos, and fajitas earning specific mentions. The restaurant is also noted for its impressive service, good value, and a great selection of tequila. Many customers describe their experiences as "great" and "amazing", and some even claim it to be the best Mexican food in Arizona.
A photo of Santo Arcadia restaurant
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Central Phoenix
Booked 21 times today
Brought to you by the ownership group behind Tacos Chiwas, Bacanora, Espiritu Mesa and Cocina Chiwas, Santo Arcadia is the newest addition to the Chiwas Family. James Beard nominated Chefs Roberto Centeno, Armando Hernandez and Nadia Holguin present you with both classic and nouveau regional Mexican cuisine. Spotlighting regions, ingredients and flavors near and dear to their own hearts.
A photo of Barrio Queen- Scottsdale restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 12 times today
Barrio Queen-located in Scottsdale, is hailed for its exemplary service and delectable dishes that speak volumes of good Mexican cuisine. Numerous reviews indicate that the restaurant exhibits attentive staff, remarkable service, and an ambiance that is both chic and engaging, adorned with Day of the Dead murals. The authenticity of their Mexican food, especially the tacos, is praised consistently, and they've built a reputation for exceeding customer expectations. As such, some patrons have made it a point to visit Barrio Queen whenever they are in Scottsdale. The restaurant's excellence stretches from its exciting food to its strong service, cementing its place as an authentic Mexican culinary experience.
A photo of La Fogata Kitchen & Bar restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Central Scottsdale
Booked 1 time today
Kitchen West Restaurant - The Scottsdale Resort at McCormick Ranch is a highly recommended American cuisine eatery. Visitors commend the restaurant for its outstanding service, with staff from the hostess to the servers and managers receiving special mention for being attentive and friendly. The quality, temperature, and presentation of meals are praised, with exceptional note of the delicious Bourbon-glazed salmon and tender, tasty steak. The restaurant has made special days like Mothers' Day and Christmas extraordinary with excellent food and service. Reviewers also applaud the ambiance, complete with enjoyable live music, stunning sunset sky views, and comfortable outdoor patio. Effusive guests describe it as a definite go-to spot, vouching to revisit.

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Discover best Mexican / Southwestern restaurants in Central Scottsdale

Discover the vibrant flavors of Mexican cuisine right in the heart of Central Scottsdale, Phoenix/Arizona. This region is renowned for its dynamic dining scene, offering an array of Mexican restaurants that cater to all palates, from traditional dishes to innovative culinary fusions. Each restaurant in Central Scottsdale brings its own unique twist on Mexican gastronomy, emphasizing authentic ingredients, traditional cooking methods, and a warm, inviting atmosphere. Customers consistently praise these establishments for their exceptional service, delightful ambiance, and the authenticity of their food, which often exceeds expectations. Whether you're seeking a casual dining experience or a more sophisticated culinary adventure, Central Scottsdale's Mexican restaurants promise an unforgettable dining experience. Enjoy the rich, bold flavors of Mexico in a setting that celebrates culinary excellence and cultural heritage, making every meal a festive and satisfying occasion.

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