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Restaurants in Arizona

No doubt, restaurants in Arizona offer plenty of good places to eat quality Southwestern and Mexican-influenced cuisine—whether that means cowboy-friendly steaks or grilled cactus that fills tacos, top salads, or is eaten as an appetizer. One not-so-gourmet—but beloved—Arizona restaurant staple is the Sonoran hot dog, where the frank is wrapped in bacon then topped with beans, onions, salsa, and peppers. But especially in the cities such as Sedona, Scottsdale and Tucson, you’ll also find a pretty international selection, and some of the best restaurants in Arizona. The Steak Out Restaurant and Saloon’s frontier-inspired design and weathered-wood exterior brings the Old West to life in this Tucson restaurant. Great mesquite-grilled steaks, ribs, chicken, and fish, washed down with margaritas to the twang of country music.

Not many people come to the desert for great pizza, but Pizzeria Blanco’s brick oven in Phoenix regularly makes the lists of the best gourmet pizza in the U.S. Be prepared to wait in line. Helmed by French-trained chef Vincent Guerithault, Vincent on Camelback is a longtime favorite in the Phoenix area is an excellent choice for classically informed Mexican fare, such as the rich, spicy duck tamales with Anaheim chile and raisins, or grilled wild boar loin in a habanero sauce. René at Tlaquepaque has French-meets-cowboy-cuisine in Sedona’s toney shopping plaza and is known for its rack of lamb, escargot and antelope carpaccio.

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  • 373 Bar & Grill Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Feast on a heaping plate of French toast, rolled in sliced almonds and cornflakes and slathered in maple syrup. More
  • Alchemy Restaurant & Wine Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Located 30 minutes from Scottsdale at the CopperWynd Resort, Alchemy serves New American cuisine amid panoramic views of the Sonoran Desert and McD... More
  • Alice's Restaurant & Cantina

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    The cantina sits perched on a hill with amazing valley views, and serves a menu of simple-but-yummy Mexican dishes (tacos, enchiladas). More
  • Andreoli Italian Grocer

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Located on the north side of town, Andreoli Italian Grocer is both an Italian restaurant and a store selling imported Italian specialty items. Chef... More
  • Atlas Bistro

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Unlike most Scottsdale restaurants, Atlas Bistro really does have a bring-your-own bottle of wine policy. Why? Because this tiny bistro sits right ... More
  • AZ 88

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Grab a burger or salad at this sleek Old Town Scottsdale restaurant that opened in 1988 as a café and watering hole with casual bar food and drinks... More
  • Barking Frog Grille

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    This sexy Spanish hacienda serves American/southwestern fare with a spicy twist, like shrimp tamales (served with poblano cream sauce) and guacamol... More
  • Barrio Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Founded in 2002, Phoenix's Barrio Cafe offers a taste of Mexico in both atmosphere and flavor. The menu is focused on southern Mexico cuisine, with... More
  • Barrio Food & Drink

  • Bat Cave Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The in-park option serves up freshly baked pizzas, including a “Southern Arizona” version with roasted green chiles, fresh tomatoes, and onion. More
  • Binkley’s

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Chef Kevin Binkley's eponymous restaurant looks unassuming in its strip mall location, north of Phoenix and Scottsdale. But the chef’s critically a... More
  • Black Bear Diner

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Go for the down-home comfort food, like giant portions of meatloaf and garlic fries followed by the obscenely large Sundae Supreme. More
  • Brix

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The sophisticated fare at Brix Restaurant & Wine Bar—known for its superb wine list—includes dishes like crispy duck breast with a tart-cherry gast... More
  • Buckboard City Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The restaurant serves terrific omelettes and charbroiled burgers; it’s also the de facto canteen for the adjacent “World’s Smallest Museum” (exhibi... More
  • Buster's Restaurant & Bar

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Flagstaff’s most popular special occasion restaurant's giant portions run the gamut from seafood and an oyster bar to the over-the-top Veal Buster ... More

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