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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
303 E Southern Ave Ste 113, Mesa, AZ 85210
Benjarong Thai Restaurant
1440 S Country Club Dr # 10, Mesa, AZ
1850 W Southern Ave, Mesa, AZ 85202
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
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.