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Best lunch in Mesa/Chandler/Tempe

danieli10 Aug 19, 2008 09:45 AM

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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    ginael Aug 19, 2008 04:33 PM

    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.

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      Tom June Aug 19, 2008 05:19 PM

      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.

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        Hombre Aug 19, 2008 05:24 PM

        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).

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          anakalia Aug 19, 2008 08:33 PM

          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. silverbear Aug 19, 2008 08:54 PM

            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. azhotdish Aug 20, 2008 07:57 AM

              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. achicken Aug 20, 2008 08:55 AM

                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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                  achicken Aug 20, 2008 08:58 AM

                  Place link

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

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                  sistinas Aug 20, 2008 03:04 PM

                  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.

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                    azturtle Aug 21, 2008 09:14 AM

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

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                    1. re: azturtle
                      hungryinaz Aug 21, 2008 01:06 PM

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

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