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Jul 22, 2006 03:16 AM

New York Chowhound Visiting Scottsdale, AZ

Hi Everyone! Will be in Scottsdale for a little while, and am looking for restaurants especially delicious. Open to all cuisines, especially those representative of area cuisine. Looking for good value, but not afraid to spend $ to eat the best. Thanks SO much in advance, and I look forward to eating in your beautiful city!

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  1. Eggs,

    The perennial Scottsdale favorite on this board is Los Sombreros, located on Scottsdale Road, South of Thomas Road. The food is very good and some of the best Mexican in Phoenix.

    Other choices in Scottsdale include Cowboy Ciao (Southwestern), Roaring Fork (Southwestern) and Seesaw (Sushi).

    If you are looking for a "bust open the wallet" experience, you should try either T. Cooks on East Camelback in Phoenix (just a few blocks from the Scottsdale border) or Mastro's in North Scottsdale. I would hightly recommend both.

    Have a great trip to Scottsdale, but bring plenty of sunscreen. We hit 117 F today.

    Best wishes.

    1. I ate at Los Sombreros, tonight.

      Although the portion size of the entrees are generous, and sides are included, I have made it a rule to always order an appetizer. Tonight the special app. was a swordfish tuna tostada. I also ordered the dessert special, Yucatan flan, and took half of my puerco en chipotle entree home in a carton.

      Los Sombreros, 2534 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ, is open dinner every night at 5:00pm, except Monday.

      If you are coming to Scottsdale, soon, please be sure to confirm that your restaurant choice is actually open. A few close for a time during the summer.

      Scottsdale covers a lot of real estate, so it might be advisable to tell us approximately where you're staying, and if you'll have a car (a must, IMO).

      1. Thanks so much for all your help! We will have a car, and will be covering lots of ground in Scottsdale. In other words, we don't mind travelling for great eats.

        Thanks again for all your help, and the sunscreen reminder!

        1. Richardson's in scottsdale is the best!

          Would highly recommend a reservation and everything on the menu! Have Fun!

          1. Richardsons Cuisine Of New Mexico, 1582 E Bethany Home Rd, Phoenix, AZ, as you can see, is actually in Phoenix, but, an easy trip, particularly from North Scottsdale via the loop 101 and SR 51. I think you need a party of four or more to make a reservation.

            I think everything is great at Richardson's except the smoking policy, which is rarely a factor. Weekend breakfasts are a favorite of mine. Search CH Southwest for more information, and also Dick's Hideaway (same owner, same menu, same strip mall).

            Another great weekend breakfast is at the Phoenix City Grill for Sunday Brunch starting at 10am. 5816 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ.