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Mar 9, 2009 08:51 PM

Navajo Taco in Phoenix

I've read all about this dish, but not sure where in Phoenix.

Any suggestions?

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  1. The Fry Bread House on 7th Ave just north of Indian School.

    Fry Bread House
    4140 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

    1. Fry Bread House

      Fry Bread House
      4140 N 7th Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85013

      1. Fry Bread House! Oh wait....

        There are a couple others...Cafe Laguna and AZ Native Frybread.

        Cafe Laguna
        2235 S Power Rd, Mesa, AZ 85209

        Arizona Native Frybread
        1437 E Main Street, Mesa, AZ

        3 Replies
        1. re: azhotdish

          We went to Arizona Native Frybread and we prefer Fry Bread House by a large margin.

          1. re: Firenza00

            Thx, never been to ANF myself but just throwing it out there.

          2. re: azhotdish

            AZ Native Fry Bread House: we went there on 3/22 and it was closed. We did like the Mexican place on the corner in the same parking lot--though not of course fry bread. El Guero Mexican Grill. Good menudo,flautas,frijoles, fruit drinks, service.
            As for the ANFb, according someone working at El Guero, it had been closed for a few months.

          3. Fry Bread House is the best I've come across. You won't be dissapointed with anything you get at all from there.

            1. I'm just curious but can someone tell me why Fry Bread House is better than the others? I've tried fry bread a few times in the Southwest, and I'm not sure why people like it. At one place in Twin Falls (obviously not in the SW), I swear that the topping was canned chili. I also had it at Monument Valley but again wasn't overly impressed. Where would your favorite places (not restricted to PHX) in the SW be to have this dish?

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              1. re: chazuke

                I should amend my question and refer to Navajo tacos, not fry bread. Sorry.

                1. re: chazuke

                  The Fry Bread House has received great reviews from the Phoenix Magazine. Besides that, its Dine owened (Dine means Navajo). Indian Taco's, or Navajo Tacos are more prevelant near the reservation. They offer numerous more toppings than available near a reservation, but all is made from scratch (definately not canned). Its very fattening, so its definately an aquired taste. More popular in the Southwest are more 'New Mexican cuisine' and dishes that have green or red chile.

                  1. re: Athyna99

                    Just a note that the Fry Bread House is owned and operated by Tohono O'odham tribal members, not Navajo.

                  2. re: chazuke

                    As a visitor who just tried this place with local friends that thought of frybread as the sort of greasy carnival/powwow stuff of your nightmares, we were amazed at how good this stuff was. Not greasy in the slightest, chewy and puffy and a little crunchy. The chocolate and butter one.... with a little bit of salty crunch to the buttery chocolate... my god, hook me up for a bypass right now. Try to ignore the giant vats of crisco visible in the kitchen and you'll be fine.

                    Mr Taster