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Oct 16, 2008 03:24 PM

Posole (PHX)

Ok, failing a good bouillabaisse, what about a really good posole? (spicy, fresh, not fatty, and hopefully served with handmade tortillas)

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  1. Are you asking for a recipe or a place to buy posole? It is a totally different dish from bouillabaisse.

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    1. re: grantham

      To buy... at a restaurant-type place to eat on the spot. No, it's not bouillabaisse, but it is hot, spicy, and aromatic with chewy bits (and may be the only way to soothe the source of bouillabaisse craving in the SW-- that is, the hot, spicey broth with stuff in it craving)

    2. I love the Posole @ Mucho Gusto in Tempe.

      Mucho Gusto
      603 W University Dr, Tempe, AZ 85281

      1. 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

        Food City
        1940 W Indian School Rd, Phoenix, AZ

        1. I'm no expert on the subject, but I did enjoy the pozole at La Tolteca.

          1. While not in Phoenix, the posole at Martanne's in Flagstaff is a force to be reckoned with. Perfect hangover cure that meets all the criteria - spicy, fresh, not fatty at all, and served with handmade tortillas (as well as beans and rice and a runny egg on top).

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            1. re: sistinas

              Good posole in Flagstaff!!!! Where is this holy grail of soup located? Is it that burrito joint in the downtown area? I have been here a year and a half and have to wait to go to the valley to get some.

              1. re: charles353

                It's on 10 San Francisco Street. It's open for breakfast and lunch (I think they close at 2pm), and lines can get long on the weekend since it's small inside, but the wait is definitely worth it.