When it comes to great Mexican food, Phoenix has traditionally been off the national radar, its sombrero-decorated restaurants churning out the same standards, mantled in melted cheddar, year after year. The good news is, the region’s reputation as a destination for Mexican dining has ticked way up in recent years, thanks to a spate of regional restaurants — some upscale, others casual, many family-run — showcasing Mexico’s rich diversity of cuisines.
Nowadays, it’s easy to find dazzling specialties from Sonora, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Baja, Oaxaca, and the Yucatan. Here are 12 valley restaurants that express Mexico’s culinary range, including one bustling old-timer that still rocks it old school.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.Read More