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Best Southwest American Restaurants in Tempe

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A photo of The Mission – Old Town Scottsdale restaurant
4.5
Awesome(6972)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 58 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 Barrio Queen- Tempe restaurant
4.5
Awesome(58)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Tempe
Booked 11 times today
Barrio Queen- Tempe distinguishes itself as an outstanding Mexican cuisine restaurant, highly praised by patrons. As customers have lauded, not only does it serve "terrific," "delicious" food, but its service is also marked by great responsiveness. The shrimp tacos, tequila flight, and particularly their "best guacamole" come highly recommended. In addition, chicken taco and chips with salsa stand out among favorites. The restaurant's ambiance is another selling point, as the decor is described as "perfect" and the ambiance is vivacious, albeit a tad loud. Overall, Barrio Queen- Tempe is touted as a go-to choice for Mexican food aficionados.
A photo of Old Town Tortilla Factory restaurant
4.3
Awesome(139)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 2 times today
Old Town Tortilla Factory is located in the heart of Old Town Scottsdale in the charming art district. Built from a historic 85 year old Scottsdale adobe home. Old Town Tortilla Factory captures timeless charm and distinct atmosphere that exemplifies the essence of the Southwest.Our property boasts a 1400 square foot flagstone patio that is surrounded by green vegetation and shaded by 100 year old trees. In the winter months the patio is heated to spring like temperatures and in the summer months the patio is cooled with a state of the art mist system. Our food at Old Town Tortilla Factory is Southwestern with a Mexican twist. The restaurant has the perfect atmosphere to accommodate an intimate dinner for two or a dinner party for up to three hundred. Our loyal and experienced staff are committed to serving you the ultimate dining experience.Please call the restaurant for groups of 6 or more if you are unable to make a reservation online. Smaller parties just walk on in...
A photo of Toca Madera - Scottsdale restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(2372)
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 18 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 Santo Arcadia restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(47)
Price: Very Expensive
• Mexican • Central Phoenix
Booked 22 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 SumoMaya Mexican-Asian Kitchen restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(4284)
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Central Scottsdale
Booked 108 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 Blanco Cocina + Cantina – The Borgata restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1692)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Central Scottsdale
Booked 32 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
4.5
Awesome(433)
Price: Expensive
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 26 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
4.5
Awesome(1086)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Old Town Scottsdale
Booked 25 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 Blanco Cocina + Cantina - Downtown Phoenix restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1281)
Price: Moderate
• Mexican • Downtown Phoenix
Booked 81 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.

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Discover best Mexican / Southwestern restaurants in Tempe

Discover the vibrant Mexican dining scene in Tempe, located in the East Valley of Phoenix, Arizona, where a rich array of Mexican restaurants cater to every palate. Tempe's culinary landscape is dotted with establishments offering a tantalizing mix of traditional and contemporary Mexican dishes, ensuring an authentic flavor experience. These restaurants are celebrated for their dedication to true Mexican cuisine, featuring menu items such as tacos, burritos, and specialty dishes like Tres Rellenoes and queso fundito. Patrons often praise the genuine tastes and high-quality ingredients, alongside the warm, inviting atmospheres that embody the spirit of Mexican dining. Whether you're a local or a visitor, the Mexican restaurants in Tempe provide a delightful culinary journey with their rich flavors and cultural authenticity. Each location strives to deliver not only excellent food but also an enjoyable dining experience, making them must-visit destinations for anyone craving Mexican cuisine in the East Valley.

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