The 22 Best Places to Eat in Phoenix
Meals at Mi Pueblo include generous portions and are delivered to you with friendly, prompt service. Locals recommend anything on the menu, but especially their satisfying breakfast dishes. Try one of their specialties like the ham and egg burrito or the potato and egg burrito.
And Mi Pueblo’s drink menu is unmissable. Grab a beer, wine, or margarita that perfectly complements your dish. You can also enjoy their outdoor terrace during the cooler months.
Monday: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tuesday – Thursday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 8 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Best Native American Food in Phoenix
The Heard Museum Phoenix offers Southwestern-inspired fine dining at the Courtyard Café. It is open to the public and does not require admission to the museum. Here you will find freshly prepared salads, sandwiches and entrees, many of which contain all-natural ingredients of Indian and local origin. Their nationally acclaimed Posole has been featured in Enjoy your meal magazine.
Their seasonal menu changes twice a year and features an exclusive artist-inspired entree to complement their current exhibit. Dine indoors or on the beautiful courtyard patio. And don’t forget to order their signature Fry Bread Sundae for dessert.
Plus, the museum’s Coffee Cantina offers fresh baked goods, packed lunches, snacks, and beverages, along with gourmet coffees and smoothies.
Tuesday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Sunday & Monday: Closed
2301 N Central Avenue
In 1992, Cecelia Miler, a Tohono O’odham woman and native of Arizona, decided to open a public restaurant for Indian people to gather and eat as they would at home. The people of Tohono O’odham are known throughout the Southwest for their red chili beef, hand-stretched flour tortillas and fried bread.
The Fry Bread House is a James Beard Award winner and multiple Best of Phoenix winner. The family still oversees its two restaurants in Phoenix and Mesa. The Fry Bread House continues to serve the needs of the Indian and non-Indian urban community in Phoenix and beyond. They strongly believe in continuing to introduce Tohono O’odham food to Arizonans and visitors alike. The Fry Bread House also hosts works by local and regional Aboriginal artists.
Local tip: When you visit, save room for dessert: fried breads with sweet toppings like honey, powdered sugar and chocolate.
Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
4545 N 7th Avenue
Chinese food/best sushi in Phoenix
Chino Bandido, founded by husband and wife Frank and Eve Collins in 1990, blends the traditional flavors of Mexican and Asian cuisines based on Eve’s Chinese heritage and their local roots since Frank and Eve are natives of Arizona, with a Jamaican touch.
When Chino Bandido first opened, it was just a 1,000 square foot restaurant. And now its current location is 6,000 square feet with 150 seats and an expansive kitchen where their dishes are still handmade from scratch using centuries-old recipes.
Chino Bandido was the recipient of Phoenix New Times’ Best of Phoenix “Local Eatery We Wish Were a Chain” award. And Food Network star Guy Fieri visited the restaurant during 3 episodes of his show Dinners, drive-ins and dives.
Tuesday – Sunday: 11 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Monday – Closed
310 W Bell Road
Harumi’s trademark is the use of purple rice sushi AKA “forbidden rice” prized in ancient Japan for its healing power and rich nutritional qualities due to its high levels of antioxidants, fiber and less of sugar and carbohydrates. With deep tones of roasted nuts, Harumi’s purple rice sushi is a blend of traditional Japanese cuisine and a modern twist.
Not only does Harumi serve top quality fish and ingredients, but the prices are affordable. Harumi was vrated #1 on YAP of the best Japanese restaurant in the city of Phoenix by Phoenicians and visitors.
Every day, their sushi chefs get their hands on the finest unfrozen sashimi, from Scottish salmon to Nova Scotia tuna, airlifted overnight and hand-selected from around the world.
Monday – Thursday: 11 a.m. – 9 p.m.
Friday & Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m.
Sunday: 11 p.m. – 8 p.m.