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Barrio CafeSee Barrio Cafe Video ($$)
(1664 ratings)

2814 N 16th St Map It!
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
1664 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)
BK Carne Asada & HotdogsSee BK Carne Asada & Hotdogs Video ($)
(279 ratings)

5118 S 12th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-0105
www.bktacos.com
As Seen On:
Food Wars, Episode: "Tucson: Sonoran Dog"
  • Sonoran Hot Dog
    bacon-wrapped hot dog, beans, mustard-infused grilled onions, fresh onions & tomatoes, mayo, mustard & jalapeno sauce served in local over-sized hot dog bun
4.0 out of 5
279 ratings
Food War: BK Carne Asada vs. El Guero Canelo...BK Carne Asada won (4-votes-to-1)
  • Boot Dumplings
    pork belly & shrimp, mango chipotle sauce, beet coulis
  • French Dip
    smoked prime rib, au jus, horseradish cream, toasted baguette; looks good
4.0 out of 5
865 ratings
started on BBQ circuit & opened restaurant
Brandy's Restaurant ($$)
(595 ratings)

1500 E Cedar Ave Map It!
Flagstaff, AZ 86004
(928) 779-2187
www.brandysrestaurant.com
  • Bistro Beef Stew
    served on spinach bed, garlic potato cake & topped w/ stew; looks good
  • Steak
    Argentinean-style flat-iron steak; served w/ sweet potato corn cake & topped w/ chimichurri-tomato pan sauce
4.0 out of 5
595 ratings
est. 1993; breakfast-lunch joint
Chino BandidoSee Chino Bandido Video ($)
(2026 ratings)

15414 N 19th Ave Map It!
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!"
  • Emerald Chicken
    teriyaki marinated grilled chicken breast served w/ ginger/green onion sauce
4.0 out of 5
2026 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
DULCE Churro Cafe ($)
(267 ratings)

1674 N Higley Rd Map It!
Gilbert, AZ 85234
(480) 981-3628
dulcechurrocafe.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Scottsdale, AZ"
  • Funnel Churro
    large churro prepared funnel cake-style, topped w/ powdered sugar, strawberry ice cream, vanilla whipped cream, strawberries & chocolate syrup
4.0 out of 5
267 ratings
est. 2016; made to order personalized churros w/ various toppings & styles
El Guero CaneloSee El Guero Canelo Video ($)
(632 ratings)

5201 S 12th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-9005
elguerocanelo.com
  • Tex-Mex Hot dog
  • Sonoran Hot Dog
    bun from ingredients imported from Mexico; more traditional style; bacon-wrapped hot dog, topped pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mustard, jalapeno sauce and mayo
4.0 out of 5
632 ratings
#70 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Food War: BK Carne Asada vs. El Guero Canelo... BK Carne Asada won (4-votes-to-1); started as a hot dog truck in 1993...now it's an establishment w/ multiple full-scale restaurants including a new opening in W. Phoenix
Fat Ox ($$$)
(539 ratings)

6316 N Scottsdale Rd Map It!
Scottsdale, AZ 85253
(480) 307-6900
www.ilovefatox.com
  • Veal Meatballs
    spiced ground veal & beef filet w/ giusto polenta, San Marzano tomato sauce, basil & parmesan
4.0 out of 5
539 ratings
est 2016; "a chef-driven restaurant crafting modern riffs on regional Italian classics" (from its website)
Gallo Blanco ($$)
(336 ratings)

928 E Pierce St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 327-0880
galloblancocafe.com
  • 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
336 ratings
opened in 2017; local, scratch-made classic Mexican dishes w/ new world flavors
Haus Murphy's ($$)
(809 ratings)

5739 W Glendale Ave Map It!
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 939-2480
www.hausmurphys.com
  • Paprika Schnitzel
    top seller; tender pork loin, breaded & sauteed to a golden brown; topped w/ onion & bacon-infused paprika sauce
  • Sauerbraten
    favorite; sweet & sour marinated beef; served w/ red cabbage & choice of Schwabische Spatzle or bread dumpling
4.0 out of 5
809 ratings
German restaurant w/ "good atmosphere, good people, good entertainment" ("Haus Band"...tuba & accordian players)
  • Lomo Saltado
    tender strips of certified angus beef marinated in Peruvian spices sauteed w/ onions, tomatoes & parsley over a bed of potatoes fries
  • Seco de carne con Frejoles
    one of the star dishes; 8 oz.tender cuts certified angus beef braised in a cilantro & Peruvian sauce; served w/ canary beans & jasmine rice
4.0 out of 5
288 ratings
serving unique, authentic Peruvian
Joe's Farm GrillSee Joe's Farm Grill Video ($$)
(2737 ratings)

3000 E Ray Rd Map It!
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(480) 563-4745
www.joesfarmgrill.com
  • Ahi Tuna Sandwich
    w/ Asian slaw; looks good
  • Burger
  • Grilled BBQ Chicken Pizza
    w/ apple cider smoked bacon; looks good
4.0 out of 5
2737 ratings
burger joint on farm; fresh produce
La Piazza al Forno ($$)
(643 ratings)

5803 W Glendale Ave Map It!
Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 847-3301
www.lapiazzaalforno.com
  • Chicken Cacciatore
  • Italian Stallion Pizza
    San Marzano tomatoes D.O.P. housemade mozzarella, Schreiners sausage, pepperoni, Prosciutto di Parma (Cotto), sopressata
  • Mediterranean Pizza
    housemade pesto cream sauce, housemade mozarella, extra virgin olive oil, Prosciutto di Parma (Crudo) & arugula w/ shaved parmesean
4.0 out of 5
643 ratings
La SantisimaSee La Santisima Video ($$)
(2253 ratings)

1919 N 16th St Map It!
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
2253 ratings
authentic cuisine inspired by the heart of Mexico; Other Recipes: Smoked Marlin Tacos
Lindy's On 4th ($$)
(574 ratings)

500 N 4th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 207-6970
www.lo4th.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Tucson"
  • OMG Challenge
    challenge: 12 burger patties, 12 cheeses, stacked 12-inches high; eat in 20 minutes and it's free; Adam won
4.0 out of 5
574 ratings
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
2423 ratings
#5 (Top 5 Restaurants-Best Soul Food); multiple locations in AZ
Los Taquitos ($)
(989 ratings)

4747 E Elliot Rd Map It!
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
  • 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
989 ratings
started as selling tacos from a food truck; Other Recipes: Camarones a La Diabla
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
403 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
  • The Chop & Chick
  • Pork chop in Pesto
  • Waffles
  • Salami Scrambled
4.0 out of 5
2266 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)
Mi Nidito ($$)
(799 ratings)

1813 S 4th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 622-5081
www.minidito.net
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Tucson"
  • President's Plate
    created for President Clinton when he stopped by; Bean Tostada, Birria (shredded beef) Taco, Chile Relleno, Chicken Enchilada and Beef Tamale
4.0 out of 5
799 ratings
opened in 1952; President Clinton ate here
Perk EaterySee Perk Eatery Video ($$)
(526 ratings)

6501 E Greenway Pkwy Map It!
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
(480) 998-6026
www.perkeatery.com
  • Chicken on the Coup
    scratch-made sausage-pepper gravy poured over crispy sausage-and-sage stuffing & topped w/ fried eggs; looks good
  • Enchiladas
    tortillas rolled up w/ homemade chipotle ricotta, black beans, slow-roasted pork & topped w/ homemade spicy New Mexico chili sauce & eggs sunny-side up
  • Wine Country French Toast
    slices of brie between 2 slices of challah-based French toast & topped w/ red wine-balsamic vinegar syrup & slow-roasted red grapes
4.0 out of 5
526 ratings
only breakfast & lunch; mom-and-pop operation serving "stick-to-the-ribs food to the wild west"; "classic Americana w/ a Southwest kick"; 95% of menu is scratch-made
  • 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
1147 ratings
[CLOSED]; est. 2013; casual dining for breakfast, lunch & dinner, heavily sourced from the nearby farmer's market
Pizzeria BiancoSee Pizzeria Bianco Video ($$)
(2720 ratings)

623 E Adams St Map It!
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-8300
www.pizzeriabianco.com
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
2720 ratings
round brick pizza oven in open-room kitchen/dining room
Queen Creek Olive MillSee Queen Creek Olive Mill Video ($$)
(900 ratings)

25062 S Meridian Rd Map It!
Queen Creek, AZ 85142
(480) 888-9290
queencreekolivemill.com
  • Kalamata Sandwich
    "king of salami sandwiches"-Beau MacMillan
4.0 out of 5
900 ratings
at an olive grove
Rocco's Little Chicago ($$)
(604 ratings)

2707 E Broadway Blvd Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 321-1860
www.roccoslittlechicago.c...
  • Chicken Wings
    award-winning; looks good
  • Kitchen Sink Pizza
    pizza w/ pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, mushrooms, onions; option of thin, deep dish, or stuffed; Guy got it deep dish; looks good
  • Spicy Hot Sticks
    bread sticks: award-winning sauce twirled in tender dough; served w/ ranch or blue cheese dressing
4.0 out of 5
604 ratings
since 1998; serving both thin and thick crust pizza & other Italian favorites
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