Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix!

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2014/05/05 04:05:10 (permalink)

Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix!

Today's AZ Republic Newspaper had an article composed by their Food & Dining Restaurant Critic, Howard Seftel, on the Top 10 Mexican Places in Phoenix.
There are at least a 1000 Mexican joints here so this list is pretty exclusive:
10. La Frontera - http://www.yelp.com/biz/la-frontera-phoenix
9.  Carolina's - www.carolinasmex.com
8.  El Bravo  - www.elbravoaz.com  (Also in the Airport.)
7. Los Sombreros - www.lossombreros.com
6. San Carlos Bay -  http://www.yelp.com/biz/san-carlos-bay-seafood-restaurant-phoenix
5. Los Dos Molinos - www.losdosmolinosphoenix.com
4. Pepe's Taco Villa - www.pepestacovilla.com
3. Los Reyes De La Torta - http://www.yelp.com/biz/los-reyes-de-la-torta-phoenix
2. Mariscos Playa Hermosa - www.mariscosplayahermosa.com
AND #1
Barrio Café - www.barriocafe.com
The place is owned by the Chef, Silvana Salcido Esparza.
Her food represents the Southern Regions of Mexico.
They just opened another restaurant in the Sky Harbor Airport, so if you're leaving town, you can get a delicious meal to go for the flight home and drive a plane full of passengers crazy! You can also get her Award Winning Cochinita Pibil ( Slo-Roasted Pork ) to take home!
She is a James Beard Award Nominee and does upscale Mexican Cuisine like Chile Soup with Goat Cheese & Mexican Cream, Black Mole' Chicken & Duck Breast with Tamarind-Chipotle.
She has 2 Signature Dishes - Cochinita Pibil ( Slow Roasted Pork wrapped in a Banana Leaf) AND
Chiles en Nogada (Poblano Peppers stuffed with Chicken, Nuts and Fruit)
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    JRPfeff
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    Re:Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix! 2014/05/05 07:44:27 (permalink)
    What a crap list. Not a single -bertos shows up. Did they even visit Phoenix?
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    Re:Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix! 2014/05/05 16:27:27 (permalink)
    A layover in Phoenix on June 29th was one of the hottest parts of my 6 months away from home last year...with the temperature that day @ 119 degrees.

    I set a record for flying through the airport to try # 8 on the list El Bravo...







    Unwrapped...the tortilla so large it coulda covered the plane...


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    Re:Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix! 2014/05/05 16:55:18 (permalink)
    JRPfeff
    What a crap list. Not a single -bertos shows up. Did they even visit Phoenix?


    Howard Seftel is THE local Food Critic.
    For those not that familiar with the Mexican Restaurant Scene in PHX, we have quite a few "Bertos" places in town.
    Roberto's, Filiberto's, Humbertos, Eribertos, Hilbertos, etc. 
    All of them are 24/7 places you would only consider when you have been out partying all night and only have $2 left and Quality is not an issue but you need something to offset all the Tequila you consumed!
    Like TODAY!!!!!!!! Happy Cinco De Mayo! 
     
    post edited by Foodbme - 2014/05/05 16:57:25
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    Re:Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix! 2014/05/05 18:21:32 (permalink)
    I disagree Jim. I really enjoyed Filibertos. It defines Roadfood.
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    Re:Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix! 2014/05/05 18:36:39 (permalink)
     Not like some of my favorite joints. Only one place with cabeza on the menu - no lengua, no birria, no buche, no sesos to be found. Maybe they are all at the "Bertos" places.
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    Re:Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Phoenix! 2014/05/05 23:41:50 (permalink)
    JRPfeff
    I disagree Jim. I really enjoyed Filibertos. It defines Roadfood.

    Maybe they didn't make the list because they're considered a Fast Food Chain with 77 stores and growing like crazy.
    They get lumped in with Taco Bell, Del Taco, etc.
    I enjoy them sometimes also, especially their Breakfast Burritos.
    And who can ignore their Menudo with a Free Drink Special for $4.79!!!!!!!!!!! 
    Filibertos also defines Montezuma's Revenge!
    http://www.filibertos.com/
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