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Downtown Mesa for One Night

Curiosity Killed the Cat Dec 3, 2012 05:31 PM

Hi, we will need a good recommendation near the Mesa Arts Center for Saturday night. We love good food and cost or type of food is wide open.

What is worth the visit in downtown Mesa?

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    kmarg Dec 5, 2012 08:31 PM

    did de la Cruz Bistro close? that used to be pretty good, right next to Monsterland.

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    1. re: kmarg
      exit2lef Dec 6, 2012 12:33 PM

      It's hard to tell. It closed over the summer. I'm not sure if it has reopened: http://mouthbysouthwest.com/2012/08/0...

      1. re: exit2lef
        johnseberg Dec 7, 2012 05:17 AM

        Without looking at the details, I see they've had a lot of inspection activity - as recent as 11/27/2012.

    2. exit2lef Dec 4, 2012 12:49 PM

      My two favorite places for dinner with walking distance of MAC:

      Nunthaporn for very good Thai. I'm particularly fond of the Jungle Curry there.

      Mango's for casual, order-at-the-counter Mexican.

      Blue Adobe, as mentioned above, is also good, but a bit more of a walk to MAC -- a little over half a mile.

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        boingo2000 Dec 4, 2012 10:56 AM

        There's an odd themed bar/restaurant called Monsterland that's actually better than one would expect it to be (and they have a decent local beer selection). Mangos is a decent fast Mexican spot. There's also a Thai restaurant called Nunthaporn's that's less than a block from the MAC...it gets good reviews though my one visit there was "meh".

        Those are all within walking distance of the MAC. I do agree that in the general area, Blue Adobe Grill is probably the best bet.

        1. ipsedixit Dec 3, 2012 07:58 PM

          What is worth the visit in downtown Mesa?

          Nothing, really.

          But if you have to eat in that area, best bet is Blue Adobe Grill.

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