Phoenix Area inexpensive Restaurants
Hi, I'll be in Phoenix/Scottsdale Mid November and would like to know some restaurants that have food that is particular to the Region or good Mexican cuisine, maybe some meal that you got to have in the Phoenix area that you can't get anywhere else that are not going to be to expensive say $20.00 to $30.00 for the meal, thanks for your help.
Phoenix has some great inexpensive restaurants. Having a car in these parts is pretty much a requirement, so if you have a rental, heading out to a few places will give you a chance to see the Valley (which is quite massive). That being said, here are a few suggestions for inexpensive eats:
El Nopalito (Central Phoenix) - Very inexpensive and very authentic Mexican food. The place is in a run down strip mall, but don't let that stop you. The food is excellent and you can have a feast for under $10 per person.
Indian Fry Bread House (Central Phoenix) - The Tohono O'odham Native American Tribe has a fantastic, but tiny, spot that serves excellent fry bread. Get one smothered with red or green chili sauce or get an Indian Taco. Also, if you have room (and you probably won't), a fry bread with cinnamon and honey is outstanding. Again, a big, stuffed fry bread and drink will cost you about $10.
Phoenix Ranch Market Food Court (South Central Phoenix) - It is a large supermarket that caters to the Hispanic community, but the food court is wonderful. Lots of tacos, tortas, and other items that are dirt cheap. You can get a horchata and plenty to eat for under $10. Afterwards, wander around the market and watch the tortilla making.
One other I would recommend, even though it is not regional cuisine to Phoenix metro is Sabuddy Israeli Restaurant (Scottsdale) - One of the best Middle Eastern restaurants in the Valley. Generous portions, delicious entrees, plenty of variety. I think they have the best falafel in Phoenix. On my last trip there, a friend and I had two appetizers, two entrees, and two drinks and our bill was $24.00.
Have a great time here!
Phoenix Ranch Market III
1602 E Roosevelt St, Phoenix, AZ 85006
6949 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254
2831 N 24th St, Phoenix, AZ 85008
Fry Bread House
4140 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013
re: Seth Chadwick
Have you tried Yusef's for falafel? Growing up in the middle east I crave the food and I have eaten at Subuddy's many times but found Yusef's to be better. The last couple times I was at Subuddy's I thought everything seemed dry. (still better then Pita Jungle). Just wanted to get your take on Yusef's if you had eaten there. He also has a great middle eastern market and his eggplant dip is awesome. (On Cave Creek & Greenway road)