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Best lunch in Mesa/Chandler/Tempe

I'm looking for good lunch recs for west Mesa, Chandler, southeast Tempe area. Some of my favs in this area are Lee's Sandwiches, Chase's Diner, Zipp's, and Cyclo.

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  1. I would highly recommend Oregano's for lunch. Locations in Mesa: Southern & Dobson, and Tempe: University & Farmer (just west of Mill). The Tempe location tends to be busy everyday. They offer pizza by the slice, great salads and pasta dishes. If you eat meat, you may want to try their meatball subs. Also, they started the whole pizzookie craze. Cheers.

    1. Right near Oregano's in Tempe is the Cornish Pasty Co. Love the food there, but sometimes the service leaves a little to be desired. Just a bit slow is all.

      1. I've been to Latitude 8 (Thai food) in downtown Chandler three times for lunch, and been impressed each time. Love the pork and basil stir fry on rice topped with a soft egg. Just with they had green curry available on the lunch menu (they have massaman and yellow).

        1. I like Pita Jungle in Mesa, near Southern and Dobson. Also, it might be a bit further for you, but my coworkers and I frequent both Benjarong Thai (60 and Country Club) and, for something a bit different, try Restaurante Salvadoreno on Southern and Mesa Dr.

          Salvadoreno Restaurante
          303 E Southern Ave Ste 113, Mesa, AZ 85210

          Benjarong Thai Restaurant
          1440 S Country Club Dr # 10, Mesa, AZ

          Pita Jungle
          1850 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202

          1. Additional suggestions south of the 60 Freeway and east of McClintock:

            Mac's -- burger and draft beer; very nice onion soup
            Efes -- Turkish
            K-Rico -- Puerto Rican
            Siamese Cat -- Thai

            Siamese Cat Thai Restaurant
            5034 S Price Rd, Tempe, AZ 85282

            Mac's Broiler & Tap
            6430 S McClintock Dr, Tempe, AZ 85283

            Efes Turkish Cuisine
            1701 E Guadalupe Rd, Tempe, AZ 85283

            2160 N Alma School Road, Chandler, AZ 85224

            1. Dooby's Grill Cafe - try the lamb kebab. (Dobson / Guadalupe)

              Tortas el Guero (Arizona Ave / Galveston


              Dooby's Grill Cafe
              2909 S Dobson Rd # 2, Mesa, AZ

              Tortas El Guero
              611 N Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225

              1. This might be too far North for you, but we like Haji Baba for lunch. It's tasty & reasonably priced. I usually have enough left over for lunch the next day.

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                1. re: achicken

                  Place link

                  Haji-Baba Middle Eastern
                  1513 E Apache Blvd, Tempe, AZ 85281

                2. I like Yupha's Thai Kitchen for Thai. They recently moved to the McClintock/Elliot intersection and I'm not sure if the new location is open yet.

                  I also like Dragonfly for Vietnamese and Hodori for Korean. They are in the shopping center at Southern & Dobson.

                  1. Chino Bandido is on the SE corner of Dobson and Chandler. Always great.

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                    1. re: azturtle

                      Just adding second nods for Latitude 8, Pita Jungle and Cornish Pasty Co. All are fairly unique and yummy.