Arriba Mexican Grill
4649 E. Chandler Blvd., Phoenix
Chilies, and lots of them, highlight the New Mexico-style dishes from chimichangas to carnitas. The restaurant is open 10:45 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill
4302 E. Ray Road, Chandler
Tasty, simple counter service Mexican food that consistently pleases. Open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, until 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
4926 E. Chandler Blvd.
Del Taco offers made-to-order Mexican items such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and American favorites, including cooked-to-order burgers, fries and shakes. Del Taco uses fresh ingredients, including hand-made salsa, fresh produce, freshly-grated cheddar cheese and chicken grilled every hour. Open 24 hours!
Dos Gringos MexiGrill
8000 S. Priest Drive, Tempe
This “grown-up” version of the downtown Tempe watering hole is a family-friendly place with the same casual patio atmsophere of the traditional Dos Gringos. The grill offers the same Rocky Point-style fresh tacos, along with soups, salads, sandwiches and desserts. Eat until 2 a.m.
1327 E. Chandler Blvd.
Loco Patron features classic favorites and modern adaptations to the traditional dishes that have made Mexico a favorite culinary destination. The restaurant uses only fresh ingredients and everything is homemade from scratch every day. Open daily from 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.
12637 S. 48th St., Phoenix
Whether it’s the one-of-a-kind sombrero margarita mugs or the affordable dishes that leave you feeling you are rolling out the door, Macayo’s has everyone’s attention as one of the finest Mexican food cantinas in the Valley. Open 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 10:30 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.
On the Border Mexican Grill and Cantina
5005 E. Ray Road, Phoenix
From traditional dishes to grilled meat specialties, On the Border serves lunch, dinner, catered events and special occasions. Hours are 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Original Burrito Company
4949 E. Elliot Road, Phoenix
Ahwatukee Foothills’ first Mexican eatery has been pleasing neighbors’ palettes since 1982. Order by number and see why these platters full of burritos, rice, beans and other Mexican food staples are so well-known in the community. Open 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. Saturday, closed Sunday.
4232 E. Chandler Blvd.
This New Mexican-inspired cuisine features red and green chile flavors and meats either smoked with pecan wood or grilled. Open daily from 11 a.m. until midnight, with food served until 10 p.m. Secreto opens at 9 a.m. weekends for brunch.