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Best Southwest American Restaurants in Desert Ridge


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A photo of Barrio Queen - Desert Ridge Marketplace restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Desert Ridge
Booked 8 times today
Barrio Queen in Desert Ridge Marketplace guarantees an authentic Mexican dining experience. The restaurant consistently receives high praises for excellent food and service in the reviews. Customers particularly enjoy the table-side guacamole, short rib taco, and the distinctive quality that sets it apart from typical Mexican restaurants. They commend the generous servings of molcajete and enchiladas and rave about the tasty dessert, especially the churros. The vibrant decor adds to the ambiance, making patrons, including those of Mexican descent, feel a deep connection with their culture. Barrio Queen is definitely a go-to place for both the food and a little bit of immersion into Mexican culture.
A photo of The Mission - Kierland Commons restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
Booked 28 times today
The Mission at Kierland Commons is lauded for its authentic and inspired Latin American cuisine. Reviewers consistently praise the unique blend of Mexican, French, and American influences in the dishes, which consistently deliver a marriage of flavors attributed to the talented chefs. The restaurant's offerings range from 'Tecate Battered Mahi Mahi' tacos to 'Duck Carnitas Empanada', each dish showcasing a creative spin on South American and Mexican foods. The guacamole, made tableside, is a favorite, while the diverse selection of wines by the glass and tequila pairs wonderfully with the hefty, yet not overpowering, spicing of the dishes. Whether dining at the bar or seated outside, customers note the excellent and knowledgeable service, contributing to the overall exceptional experience.
A photo of Comicx Restaurant Bar and Store restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Desert Ridge
Booked 8 times today
The Comicx Restaurant Bar and Store has been highly commended for its good American cuisine. It is an excellent spot for food enthusiasts, families, kids, and comic and Star Wars fans alike. The unique atmosphere, complemented by fascinating Marvel, DC, Harry Potter, and Star Wars movie prop statues, is fascinating. The restaurant receives rave reviews for its flavor-rich dishes, dessert, and drinks. The Steak Frites, fish dishes, pulled pork sandwiches, and the Garlic Parmesan Fries are among customer favorites. The restaurant is also commended for its prompt and friendly service. Most visitors express a strong desire to return and highly recommend it to others.
A photo of SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Scottsdale Quarter/Kierland Commons
Booked 29 times today
SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale is highly praised for its exceptional cuisine and delightful dining experience. Patrons often laud the restaurant for its creative take on Mexican cuisine with a modern upscale touch. The carnitas tacos, shrimp taquitos, and rib eye specialty taco come highly recommended and are just a few of the items that contribute to the top-notch dining experience. Reviewers rave about the exceptional service, highlighting the hospitable and attentive staff who provide detailed explanations of the menu. The restaurant is also known for its exceptional margaritas and vibrant atmosphere. SOL Mexican Cocina - Scottsdale truly offers a unique dining experience, earning its reputation as one of the finest Mexican restaurants in the area.
A photo of Mama Por Dios - Scottsdale restaurant
Very Good(1023)
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • North Scottsdale
Booked 12 times today
Mama Por Dios in Scottsdale has received rave reviews for its authentic and inventive Mexican cuisine. Reviewers have lauded it as the "best Mexican food and restaurant" they've ever experienced. The restaurant's vibrant party ambiance is often noted, making it an excellent choice for celebrations. However, it's not just the lively atmosphere that stands out - the food, too, has been described as "creative and delicious," a step above standard Mexican fare. The excellent service also frequently garners praise, with the energetic, helpful, and fun staff earning multiple mentions. The establishment further delights its guests with its beautiful Mexican art decor, amazing drinks, and special touches like serving the check in a mini chest full of Mexican treats. From the food and drink to the service and ambiance, Mama Por Dios offers a total Mexican dining experience.
A photo of La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • North Scottsdale
Booked 15 times today
La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess solidifies its reputation as a premier Mexican cuisine destination with an impressive array of positive customer reviews. Lauded for its delicious food, exceptional service, and vibrant atmosphere, the restaurant clearly embodies a rich Mexican culinary tradition. Guests recommend indulging in the carnitas enchiladas and guacamole, describing them as some of the "best Mexican ever." The innovative Shrimp Enchiladas and Shrimp Tacos are also must-try dishes. The extensive tequila menu, including unique offerings like Mezcal - Del Maguey and Bacanora - Rancho Tepua, further accentuates the authentic culinary experience. Whether for a birthday celebration or a casual dinner, La Hacienda promises a memorable dining experience.
A photo of Jalapeno Inferno - Pinnacle Peak restaurant
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • North Scottsdale
Booked 8 times today
Jalapeno Inferno - Pinnacle Peak, located in Scottsdale, is an excellent local institution for Mexican cuisine. Numerous positive reviews highlight their consistently delicious food, great service, and inviting atmosphere. Patrons have been drawn to its authenticity and quality since its opening. Dishes such as fajitas and chile rellenos receive special mention for their excellence. The restaurant is also commended for its generous portion sizes and well-managed operations. The cordiality of the staff is singled out for particular praise. Jalapeno Inferno - Pinnacle Peak has a strong community presence and commitment to providing Mexican culinary experiences that never disappoint.
A photo of Desert Pony Tavern restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • North Scottsdale
Booked 1 time today
Desert Pony Tavern is a highly recommended eatery in North Scottsdale, Arizona, adding a distinctive flavor to American cuisine. Nestled inside the Hilton at Cavasson, this "new 'it' spot" provides a spectacular view of the McDowell Mountains. Known for its impeccable service and ambiance, the restaurant also offers live music which enhances the dining experience. Guests have praised their delicious food, particularly for their tacos, ancho chile filet, and chicken sandwiches. The excellent service, provided by attentive and professional staff like Logan, Cailyn, and Htet, has made the clientele return repeatedly. As one reviewer said, Desert Pony Tavern feels like "more than a restaurant, it’s home."
A photo of The Mexicano restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Central Phoenix
Booked 41 times today
The Mexicano is heralded as an exceptional destination for authentic Mexican cuisine. Set in a vibrant, energetic atmosphere, the restaurant receives constant praise for its outstanding service, delicious food, and fun ambiance. Reviewers appreciate the diverse menu, describing the offerings as "delicious," "flavorful," and even "some of the best Mexican [food] I've had." The staff is frequently commended for their attentiveness, friendliness, and skill in creating an enjoyable dining experience. The lively music and the festive atmosphere have distinguished The Mexicano as a go-to venue. As one reviewer puts it, "It really encapsulates Mexican food and ambiance. Would go again without a doubt".
A photo of Alma restaurant
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Central Scottsdale
Booked 25 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.
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