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Lunch Near Arrowhead Mall? (Glendale, AZ)

ejs1492 Jun 22, 2009 09:18 PM

Can you recommend someplace for a casual lunch, dining solo, within five miles or so of Arrowhead Mall? I don't spend much time in that part of town but will find myself there tomorrow and need someplace for a casual lunch.

Thanks.

E.

  1. azhotdish Jun 22, 2009 11:00 PM

    Mi Cocina Mi Pais

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    Mi Comida Restaurante Latino
    4221 W Bell Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85053

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    1. re: azhotdish
      Rubee Jun 23, 2009 12:13 AM

      Second Mi Cocina Mi Pais. and I recently tried Greek Wraps - very good gyro plate and falafel.

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      Greek Wraps
      7369 W Bell Rd, Peoria, AZ 85382

      1. re: Rubee
        arizonagirl Jun 23, 2009 03:50 PM

        Greek Wraps is really good. I wasn't too impressed with Pita Jungle.

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      andyeats Jun 23, 2009 06:55 AM

      Third Mi Cocina, Mi Pais and second Greek Wraps - both are excellent. Not sure how much time you have, but they can sometimes be a bit slow during the lunch "rush". If you go to Greek Wraps, you must order a made-to-order wrap (not the pita).

      A few additional suggestions:
      - Pita Jungle
      - CGJ (Korean) - fantastic lunch specials - a full set meal for ~$5
      - Pho Avina (Vietnamese) - great banh mi for ~$3.50

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      Pho Avina
      4920 W Thunderbird Rd, Glendale, AZ 85306

      Pita Jungle Arrowhead
      7530 W Bell Rd Ste 106, Glendale, AZ 85308

      chuhgajib Korean Restaurant
      4920 W Thunderbird Rd Ste 117, Glendale, AZ 85306

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      1. re: andyeats
        Firenza00 Jun 23, 2009 10:02 AM

        I love Pho Avina. I've heard great things about Greek Wraps from a trusted source but haven't been myself. It's on our to-do list.

        1. re: andyeats
          Deenso Jun 23, 2009 01:42 PM

          Andy, I LOVE Korean barbecue! Does chuhgajib have table-top grills? I looked at their website, but I didn't see a description or photos of the restaurant, just their menus.

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            andyeats Jun 23, 2009 02:45 PM

            Yes - they've got grills!

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              Deenso Jun 23, 2009 04:08 PM

              Fabulous. It's on my list for our next trip. Thanks for the heads-up!

        2. ejs1492 Jun 23, 2009 08:28 PM

          I ended up at Mi Cocina Mi Pais. I have been wanting to go for so long and never realized where it was. Thanks so much for giving me a reason to go; it was absolutely fantastic. The Lino Saltado was fantastic and reminded me of the Pollo Saltado that I used to eat at a Peruvian restaurant in Hermosa Beach, CA.

          Thanks guys...you never fail to come through!

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