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Aug 1, 2006 07:10 PM

No. Phoenix Mexican Called "Luna" Something or other???

I will be visiting friends in Peoria at the end of the month, and ate at a wonderful Mexican place years ago in North Phoenix. All I remember is Luna in the name of the restaurant. Does anyone know which one I am speaking of? Thanks in advance.

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  1. You are probably thinking of Valle Luna- I am not sure if the place still holds up. I would recommend the following

    1. Los Sombreros- this is not a cheese crisp and chips and salsa type of place but trust me, go.

    2. Rosie's Place 23rd Street and Mcdowell. Wonderful, Clean and did I mentione Wonderful Mexican.

    4. Ranch Market- 16th Street and Roosevelt- Mexican style market but there food court is outstanding!!!!! Best Carne Asada taco's I have had outside of Mexico.

    3. Richardson's New Mexican Cuisine- 16th and Bethany Home

    4. A chain option that I do love from time to time if Arriba, many throughout the Valley

    If you need more suggestions for Mexican check out the southwestboard. Enjoy your stay and happy eating.

    1. Valle Luna is the only Mexican food place I know that has Luna in the name. Leanne is correct that there are better choices.

      I also recommend:

      Pepe's Taco Villa (21st Ave. & Camelback)
      El Bravo for Green Corn Tamales (7th Street & Hatcher)

      and the list that Leanne provided.

      Have a great time in Phoenix!

      1. Sounds like great fun! Living around Valle Luna and having been there many times over the years (not willingly), might I recommend kindly as others have that you *avoid* them and instead try any of the previously posted recommendations? If you love cigarette smoke then try Richardsons <no non-smoking area>, but the rest have non-smoking areas. Have been to the other spots listed previously and agree they're much better choices. We live in Arrowhead (Glendale/Peoria area) and any on this list would be happy to offer alternatives for the area. I bet you'd LOVE the Ranch Market!

        1. Thanks all. I knew I could count on you! I think it was La Valle Luna, someone I was with went there for years with her father, so probably the sentimental meaning was stronger than the food. I just remember it being good, not so much outstanding.

          I did previously see Richardson's and other recommendations on this board, and the list above certainly is more than I can do in a day or two. Of course, this isn't till the end of the month, but I will send these along to my hosts and see where they would like to go. I have a 10 year old with us as well, so that is a consideration, although he has a wide range of tastes. That programming was done intentionally!

          1. I frequent Richardson's regularly (once every 7 to 10 days) and can honestly say I can't remember the last time smoke was an issue. There may be one or two smoking at the don't sit there. Choose a booth in the corner. The best smoke is the pecan wood from the grills. Yum!