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.
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.
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...
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