Ok, failing a good bouillabaisse, what about a really good posole? (spicy, fresh, not fatty, and hopefully served with handmade tortillas)
I love the Posole @ Mucho Gusto in Tempe.
603 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281
A subject that's close to my heart. It's one of my favorite foods.
I'm a big fan of Richardson's posole. My dad has an aversion to very spicy food and he gave it the thumbs up.
If you're looking for something more casual, even allowing you take carry it home in your own pot, try Food City. I've found that the quality varies from store to store, so it can range from just okay to spectacular. My dad and husband like their menudo, but I'm not a menudo fan. It's best on Sunday morning when it's fresh and the demand is high so it's never sitting around long.
Richardson's Cuisine of New Mexico
1582 E. Bethany Home Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85016
1940 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ