Phoenix, AZ

  (18 restaurants)    
Restaurant What to Get Show / Episode / Recommended By Yelp! Rating Restaurant Notes
1
Fu Fu Cuisine (CLOSED)
3633 W Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85019
(602) 995-2015
www.fufucooking.com...
  • 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
88 ratings
CLOSED; African & Caribbean soul food; made to order
2
Los Reyes de la Torta
9230 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85020
(602) 870-2967
losreyesdelatortaaz.com...
  • 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
589 ratings
opened in 2001; serving authentic Mexican food
3
Paradise Valley Burger Company
4001 E Bell Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 535-4930
www.paradisevalleyburgerc...
  • 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
4.5 out of 5
994 ratings
opened in 2011; "fresh ingredients, unique food, and above all high quality" (from its website); Other Recipes: Green Chili, Bacon and Vodka Cream Sauce
4
Barrio Cafe
2814 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 636-0240
www.barriocafe.com
  • 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
1229 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)
5
Chino Bandido
15414 N 19th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85023
(602) 375-3639
www.chinobandido.com...
  • 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!"
4.0 out of 5
1335 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
6
La Santisima Gourmet Taco Shop
1919 N 16th St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 254-6330
www.lasantisimagourmet.co...
  • 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
1664 ratings
authentic cuisine inspired by the heart of Mexico; Other Recipes: Smoked Marlin Tacos
7
Lo-Lo's Chicken & Waffles
1220 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 340-1304
loloschickenandwaffles.co...
  • KK's Combo (Chicken & Waffles)
    three piece fried chicken southern style, two waffles, grits & two eggs w/ cheese & onions
4.0 out of 5
1500 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); multiple locations in AZ
8
Los Taquitos
4747 E Elliot Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85044
(480) 753-4370
www.ltgrill.com
  • Carnitas Taco
    "up there with some of the best (tacos) I've ever had"-Guy Fieri; looks good
  • Chicken Burrito
4.0 out of 5
718 ratings
started as selling tacos from a food truck; Other Recipes: Camarones a La Diabla
9
Matt's Big Breakfast
116 E Garfield St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 254-1074
www.mattsbigbreakfast.com...
  • The Chop & Chick
  • Pork chop in Pesto
  • Waffles
  • Salami Scrambled
4.0 out of 5
1489 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)
10
Pizzeria Bianco
623 E Adams St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-8300
www.pizzeriabianco.com...
  • Rosa Pizza
    thin crust; pizza w/ red onion, parmigiano reggiano, rosemary, AZ pistachios; no tomato sauce
4.0 out of 5
1997 ratings
round brick pizza oven in open-room kitchen/dining room
11
St Francis Restaurant
111 E Camelback Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85012
(602) 200-8111
www.stfrancisaz.com...
  • 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
  • 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
4.0 out of 5
1314 ratings
opened in 2009; custom wood-burning oven that is used to make a component of nearly every dish served
12
Alice Cooperstown (CLOSED)
141 E Jackson St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 253-7337
www.alicecooperstown.com...
  • Big Unit Dog
    2-foot hotdog w/ everything; owned by Alice Cooper
3.5 out of 5
505 ratings
CLOSED
13
Chompie's Restaurant & Bakery
Tatum Blvd & Cactus Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 710-2910
www.chompies.com
  • Ultimate Slider Challenge
    challenge - 12 sliders and onion rings; Adam lost
3.5 out of 5
395 ratings
14
Duce
525 S Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 866-3823
theducephx.com
  • 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
627 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)
15
Giuseppe's
2824 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85016
(602) 381-1237
www.giuseppeson28th.com...
  • 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
341 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
16
Mrs. White's Golden Rule Cafe
808 E Jefferson St
Phoenix, AZ 85034
(602) 262-9256
mrswhitesgoldenrulecafe.c...
  • 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
327 ratings
people write all over the walls
17
Over Easy
4730 E Indian School Rd
Phoenix, AZ 85018
(602) 468-3447
www.eatatovereasy.com...
3.5 out of 5
617 ratings
also in Scottsdale, AZ
18
Wild Thaiger
2631 N Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 241-8995
www.wildthaiger.com...
  • 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
3.5 out of 5
572 ratings
family-owned & operated; celebrity chef Beau MacMillan makes special visit
 Phoenix, AZ  (18 restaurants)    

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