I'll be in Mesa AZ for a week in December. Seeking casual restaurants for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Moderate price range...interested in anything good...mexican, thai, middle eastern, pizza, breakfast, etc.
I have searched the board...any new recommendations? Thanks in advance.
Where will you be staying? Are you willing to travel? Mesa is pretty spread out - about 128 square miles so it would be helpful to have a bit more information. Also, there are bordering cities that have other options so your ability/willingness to travel will help us narrow our rec's.
Below are my favorites on the west side of Mesa. I almost never venture east of Downtown Mesa, so I can't help with east Mesa at all.
Grill El Quetzal -- Guatemalan food
Asian Cafe Express -- Cantonese -- not fast food despite the name
Sweet Cakes Cafe -- Bakery and sandwiches in Downtown Mesa
Some favorites in Tempe from its Downtown east to the Mesa border:
Haji-Baba -- Middle Eastern
Pita Jungle -- Middle Eastern / vegetarian
Tasty Kabob -- Persian
Khai Hoan -- Vietnamese
Caffe Boa -- Italian-ish
Classic Italian Pizza -- full service restaurant -- not order by the slice
1250 E Apache Blvd Ste 113, Tempe, AZ 85281
Grill El Quetzal
1933 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Asian Cafe Express
1911 W Main St, Mesa, AZ 85201
Sweet Cakes Cafe
21 W Main St, Mesa, AZ
Haji-Baba Middle Eastern
1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281
In addition to what others mentioned: Tum Nak Thai, way east at Power and Baseline, Rincon Peruano Peruvian on Alma School just south of Main St, Pho Mesa Vietnamese on Dobson south of Broadway.
Try the Blue Adobe Grill for a great atmosphere and wonderful New Mexico cuisine
Blue Adobe Grill
144 N Country Club Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201-6522
Phone: (480) 962-1000
Or for Mexican, try Rancho de Tia Rosa, they have a great patio, too...
Rancho de Tia Rosa
3129 E Mckellips Rd
Mesa, AZ 85213-3132
Phone: (480) 659-8787
If you are wanting to go to Tempe the previous post mentioned some really good ones... I can second Classic Italian Pizza, Caffe Boa and Pita Jungle. Have heard great things about Haji-Baba also...
Breakfast & lunch are a must at Crackers & Co. @ 1325 N Greenfield Rd
(NE corner of Brown & Greenfield). Red, White & Brew another must for dinner (u WILL take home leftovers) @ 6740 E Mcdowell Rd (corner NW corner of McDowell & Power Rd. ) Also D'Vine Wine Bar & Bistro @ 2837 N Power Rd (NE corner of McDowell & Power). I frequent all of these often. They all have patio seating if it ever stops raining.