Phoenix, AZ

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Alzohour Market ($$)
(90 ratings)

7814 N 27th Ave Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85051
(602) 433-5191
  • Bastilla
    stewed spiced chicken, almond filling, phyllo dough; layered, wrapped, baked & coated w/ sugar & cinnamon; "so perfectly balanced!" -Monti Carlo
4.5 out of 5
90 ratings
opened in 2002; family-owned Middle Eastern grocer w/ a huge selection of specialty items & prepared food
Fu Fu Cuisine [CLOSED] ($$)
(93 ratings)

3633 W Camelback Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85019
(602) 995-2015
  • Egusi Soup & Fu-Fu
    Ghanaian & Nigerian staple; slow-cooked seasoned goat meat; comes w/ complimentary warm bowl of water & moist towelette to clean your hands (tradition); served w/ Fu-Fu (an African dish made by boiling starchy yam flour & then pounding them into a dough-like consistency) used to dip in the soup
  • Jerk Barbecue Chicken
    top seller; marinated chicken breast & grilled; served w/ mashed potatoes & garnished w/ broccoli
  • Pof-Pofs
    "think of a doughnut hole, on steroids" (they're big)
4.5 out of 5
93 ratings
[CLOSED]; African & Caribbean soul food; made to order
Los Reyes de la TortaSee Los Reyes de la Torta Video ($)
(935 ratings)

9230 N 7th St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(602) 870-2967
  • Torta Del Reyes
    huge torta (Mexican sandwich) w/ ham, melted cheese, pork sirloin, breaded beef, w/ refried beans, hot dog meat & chorizo omelet, tomato, onion, avocado & chipotle sauce; served w/ chopped onion & cilantro w/ garnished salad; Mexican sandwich
4.5 out of 5
935 ratings
opened in 2001; serving authentic Mexican food
Paradise Valley Burger CompanySee Paradise Valley Burger Company Video ($)
(1899 ratings)

4001 E Bell Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 535-4930
  • Booze Burger
    2​ beef patties beer battered & fried, smothered w/ a green chili/vodka/bacon cream sauce; topped off w/ smoked fresno chilis pickled in whiskey; looks good
  • Country Fried Burger
    burger country fried, smothered in gravy w/ crispy fried; looks good
  • Relleno Burger
    deep fried beef patties breaded in Lucky Charms, brown sugar slow roasted carnitas, chipotle slaw, smoked mozzarella, pico de gallo & poblano chili
4.5 out of 5
1899 ratings
opened in 2011; offering milkshakes plus traditional & creative specialty burgers; "fresh ingredients, unique food, and above all high quality" (from its website); Other Recipes: Green Chili, Bacon and Vodka Cream Sauce
Tacos Chiwas ($$)
(930 ratings)

1028 E Indian School Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85014
(602) 358-8830
  • Barbacoa Tacos
    shredded beef on corn-based tortilla; looks good
  • Deshebrada Gorditas Roja
    shredded beef, refried beans gorditas (similar to pita pockets) w/ red sauce; looks good
4.5 out of 5
930 ratings
family owned & operated preparing fresh food from recipes that have been passed down through generations
Tratto ($$$)
(398 ratings)

1505 E Van Buren St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 296-7761
  • Pasta Sugo
    hand-rolled cavatelli pasta w/ fennel pork sausage, shishito peppers, pecorino, & parmesan; looks good
4.5 out of 5
398 ratings
opened by chef/owner Chris Bianco; serving high-end but rustic-style Italian food since 2016
Welcome DinerSee Welcome Diner Video ($$)
(1364 ratings)

929 E Pierce St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 495-1111
  • "The Bumblebee" Sandwich
    fried chicken breast on a homemade biscuit w/ house beer mustard, local honey & bread & butter pickle slices; "it zings!" -Monti Carlo
4.5 out of 5
1364 ratings
est. 2004; "farm to table, American Fare diner" (from its website)
Barrio CafeSee Barrio Cafe Video ($$)
(1839 ratings)

2814 N 16th St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 636-0240
  • Chiles en Nogada
    chef's iconic dish; roasted poblano pepper filled w/ chicken, apple, pear, dried apricot & pecans, in a almond cream sauce & "finished w/ the colors of the (Mexican) flag" (cilantro, queso fresco & pomegranate seeds
  • Cochinita Pibil
    Yucatan-style pulled pork; pork marinated in achiote & sour orange, wrapped in a banana leaf & slow-roasted over night; topped w/ pickled red onion & Yucantan-style pico de gallo; "I have had the 'last meal' on Triple-D so many times, but I've got to tell you without doubt that is one of the best"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Mojarra San Agustin
    achiote & sour orange rubbed tilapia topped w/ onion, garlic & citrus, wrapped in banana leaf & grilled
4.0 out of 5
1839 ratings
est. 2002; serving Mexican cuisine and carrying 250 tequilas; "three colorful dining rooms and bar make up this engagingly funky place whose menu pictures a red-faced bandito who looks as if he's waited too long for his food" (from its website)
Chino BandidoSee Chino Bandido Video ($$)
(2313 ratings)

310 W Bell Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(602) 375-3639
  • Jade Red Chicken
    fried chicken strips, deep-fried & covered in red sauce; can be served on rice or as a quesadilla; looks good
  • Machaca
    shredded beef w/ garlic, onion, tomato & cilantro; can be served in quesadilla, burrito or in fried rice
  • Pollo Diablo
    lightly coated, deep-fried chicken w/ garlic, onions & red hot peppers; "If you're from Iowa, you probably can't handle it!"
  • Emerald Chicken
    teriyaki marinated grilled chicken breast served w/ ginger/green onion sauce
4.0 out of 5
2313 ratings
#41 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); est. 1990; combo/fusion of Chinese & Mexican; started as a 1000-sq-ft, 16-seat "hole-in-the-wall" that expanded to 5000-sq-ft w/ 150 seats; another location in Chandler, AZ
Gallo Blanco ($$)
(446 ratings)

928 E Pierce St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 327-0880
  • Envuelto
    pork shoulder marinated 6-8 hours, grilled & encased in caramelized asadero & manchego cheese; topped w/ sliced pineapple & served w/ tortillas & salsa
4.0 out of 5
446 ratings
opened in 2017; local, scratch-made classic Mexican dishes w/ new world flavors
La SantisimaSee La Santisima Video ($$)
(2520 ratings)

4117 N 16th St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 254-6330
  • Nagada Tacos
    soft tacos w/ ground beef, ground pork w/ fruit mix, green pepper, creamy sauce, pomegranate; colors of white, red & green to symbolize the Mexican flag; "like Mexican Thanksgiving in a taco" -Guy Fieri
  • Oaxaca Black Mole Chicken Shark Taco
    Oaxacan specialty; legendary blend of spices, chiles, nuts & chocolate made into a rich & flavorful sauce, mixed w/ shredded chicken; served on soft taco shells; "one of the best [moles] ever...that's like Mexican mole Disneyland" -Guy Fieri; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2520 ratings
authentic cuisine inspired by the heart of Mexico; Other Recipes: Smoked Marlin Tacos
Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles ($$)
(2856 ratings)

1220 S Central Ave Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 340-1304
As Seen On:
Top 5 Restaurants, Episode: "Best Soul Food"
  • KK's Combo (Chicken & Waffles)
    three piece fried chicken southern style, two waffles, grits & two eggs w/ cheese & onions
4.0 out of 5
2856 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); multiple locations in AZ
Los Taquitos ($)
(1081 ratings)

4747 E Elliot Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 753-4370
  • Carnitas Taco
    "up there with some of the best (tacos) I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Chicken Burrito
  • Green Chili Pork
    California pepper, poblano pepper, jalapenos, tomatillos, & cilantro blended & cooked w/ pork for 30 minutes; can be served in a burrito, taco, enchilada, or bowl
4.0 out of 5
1081 ratings
started as selling tacos from a food truck; Other Recipes: Camarones a La Diabla
MacAlpine's Diner & Soda Fountain ($$)
(413 ratings)

2303 N 7th St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 262-5545
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Phoenix, AZ"
  • "The Legend"
    10-lb sundae; 22 scoops of ice cream in 11 flavors w/ 6 toppings, whipped cream & cherries
4.0 out of 5
413 ratings
est 1929; one of the original US soda fountains, known for retro style; has served several noteworthy people; offering 99+ sodas & unique flavor combos
Matt's Big BreakfastSee Matt's Big Breakfast Video ($$)
(2613 ratings)

825 N 1st St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 254-1074
  • The Chop & Chick
  • Pork chop in Pesto
  • Waffles
  • Salami Scrambled
4.0 out of 5
2613 ratings
"fancy hands"; only use cage-free eggs from humanely-raised chickens, grain-fed natural Iowa pork and Angus beef; long wait on weekends; moved from 801 N 1st St location (shown at airing)
Phoenix Public Market Cafe [CLOSED] ($$)
(1158 ratings)

14 E Pierce St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 253-2700
  • Pork Chile Verde Pot Pie
    pork stew filling w/ green chile, oregano & lime, baked in a flakey crust; "it's everything you want a pot pie to be & more!" -Beau MacMillan; looks good
4.0 out of 5
1158 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2013; casual dining for breakfast, lunch & dinner, heavily sourced from the nearby farmer's market
Pizzeria BiancoSee Pizzeria Bianco Video ($$)
(3365 ratings)

623 E Adams St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-8300
As Seen On:
Best Thing I Ever Ate, Episode: "Pizza"
  • Rosa Pizza
    thin crust; pizza w/ red onion, parmigiano reggiano, rosemary, AZ pistachios; no tomato sauce
4.0 out of 5
3365 ratings
round brick pizza oven in open-room kitchen/dining room
St. Francis Restaurant [CLOSED]See St. Francis Restaurant Video ($$)
(2095 ratings)

111 E Camelback Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 200-8111
  • Pig Dip Sandwich
    top seller; wood-roasted pork loin, prosciutto, bacon, caramelized onion, and gruyere on house baguette; served w/ side of pork au jus; "that's got to be within the top 5 best pork sandwiches I've ever had, combining that with the top 5 best dip sandwiches I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Iron Skillet Pancake
    available for brunch only; olive oil, dark chocolate, berry compote, maple syrup & whipped creme fraiche
  • Meatballs
    Moroccan spice, tomato sauce, pearl pasta, olive oil toast; oven-roasted
4.0 out of 5
2095 ratings
[CLOSED]; opened in 2009; custom wood-burning oven that is used to make a component of nearly every dish served
Wild ThaigerSee Wild Thaiger Video ($$)
(876 ratings)

2631 N Central Ave Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 241-8995
  • Dragon Eggz
    dumplings stuffed w/ pork & crab, served w/ tangy dipping sauce; option of steamed or fried; looks good
  • Mu Yang
    skewered & grilled lean marinated BBQ pork, coconut sticky rice & tangy papaya salad; looks good
4.0 out of 5
876 ratings
family-owned & operated; celebrity chef Beau MacMillan makes special visit
Alice Cooperstown [CLOSED]See Alice Cooperstown Video ($$)
(522 ratings)

101 E Jackson St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85004
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Phoenix"
  • Big Unit Dog
    2-foot hotdog w/ everything; owned by Alice Cooper
3.5 out of 5
522 ratings
Chompie's [CLOSED]See Chompie's Video ($$)
(634 ratings)

4550 E Cactus Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 710-2910
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Phoenix"
  • Ultimate Slider Challenge
    challenge - 12 sliders and onion rings; Adam lost
3.5 out of 5
634 ratings
Cowboy Ciao ($$)
(571 ratings)

3800 E Sky Harbor Blvd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(480) 946-3111
  • Stetson Chopped Salad
    diced smoked salmon, pearl couscous, chopped arugula, pepitas, dried currants, Asiago cheese, dried sweet corn, marinated tomatoes & buttermilk herb dressing; served together in sectioned stripes
3.5 out of 5
571 ratings
started as kitschy Southwest-meets-Italian local favorite, est 1997; evolved to eclectic American airport restaurant & bar
DuceSee Duce Video ($$)
(955 ratings)

525 S Central Ave Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 866-3823
  • Chicken Pot Pie Jar
    pot pie baked & served in a half-sized jam-mason jar
  • Mac and Cheese Muffins
    mini muffins of mac-and-cheese, panko-bottom-and-top breaded & baked; looks good
3.5 out of 5
955 ratings
shopping-boxing-food-bar "playground" located in a warehouse w/ a 1965 streamline trailer; "forgotten but unforgettable trailer made dishes reminiscent of Mom's 1960s kitchen" (from its website)
Giuseppe's ($$)
(516 ratings)

2824 E Indian School Rd Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 381-1237
  • Bolognese Ragu
    top seller; beef, sausage, ground turkey & shredded chicken; served w/ homemade pasta; "wow, that's crazy good. You've gotta come try this."-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Pork Shanks
    fan favorite; topped w/ sweated chopped veggies, tomato sauce & roasted; served on homemade pasta
3.5 out of 5
516 ratings
adobe diner w/ only 12 tables serving Southwestern-style; owner/chef is world-class cellist including a 9-year gig in Florence, Italy; Other Recipes: Penne a la Santa Fe
Mrs White's Golden Rule CafeSee Mrs White's Golden Rule Cafe Video ($$)
(597 ratings)

808 E Jefferson St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 262-9256
  • Golden Brown Southern Fried Chicken
    "best fried chicken hands down. Best I ever ate"-Beau MacMillan; recipe secret in seasoning mix; looks good
3.5 out of 5
597 ratings
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Phoenix, AZ   (28 restaurants)    
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