Best Mexican Food in Arizona

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    This is the best Mexican food in Arizona. Guayo's El Rey in Miami Arizona has been a family run restaurant since 1938 and a tradition in my family for just as long. I've been eating here for over 50 years. This is my favorite - Dinner #3 - taco, tamale and enchilada. With a frozen margarita. It comes on two plates because the plates are so hot. The chips and salsa are home-made - not commercial. Two varieties of salsa. I judge heavily by the quality of the Tamale. Tamales should be a source of pride. And the fact that they don't load up with rice and bean filler. This is on Sullivan Street north of Hostetler pool and just east of the Catholic Church.

    After a tough week working in the mines, the miners would bring their families here for a night on the town.

    I don't know why they bother with the straw in the Margarita. The ice plugs it up. But without the straw you get a brainfreeze if you drink it too fast. :)

    {edited} In all fairness - so you can judge my tastes in Mexican Food - here are some other restaurants that I think are in the competition:
    Chalo's in Globe
    Sylvia's La Canasta N. 7th Ave in Phoenix
    Carolina's on 12th St & Mohave in Phoenix
    La Canasta on 7th Ave south of the Bridge in Phoenix
    Tee Pee Tap Room on E. Indian School & 42nd St in Phoenix
    Casa Molina in Tucson.
    {end edit}
    {edit} jcwadeaz nominates Rosa's on Campbell in Tucson
    cobalt123 nominates Guayos "On the Trail" north of Claypool and Micha's in Tucson on 4th Ave around 36th St.
    ms phoenix recommends Capitolio Canasta's on Van Buren (just west of 15th Ave)....{end edit}

    Just heard that Sal & Teresa's Mexican Restaurant in Show Low should be on the list. I'll have to get there and find out.

    There's a new fancy place Barrio that gets good reviews. I haven't eaten there. Not really Sonoran from what I understand. For me in Arizona, it needs to be our sister state of Sonora. Especially washed down with a little Bacanora.

    El mejor alimento mexicano en Arizona !!!
    Not much to look at from outside. Poweron took a photo
    www.flickr.com/photos/power_on/2104348965/sizes/s/in/set-...

    Here is the best Tequila in Arizona www.flickr.com/photos/7202153@N03/5197572600/

    Eddie Engel, suzanne~in~phoenix, and 43 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. thornydalemapco 63 months ago | reply

      I drive 60 miles to Globe just to eat at Libby's El Rey. I like the food there so much I honestly don't want to try another restaurant in Globe.

    2. Lv Hao 63 months ago | reply

      so delicious

    3. alexbsmith 62 months ago | reply

      Wasn't the Chalo's in Globe closed for awhile in ~2001 or so? If in Tempe try the Casa Reynoso on Mill & Southern. It is the closest to the Globe/Claypool/Miami area style of food I have found in Phx area.

    4. Emilia Mickevicius 62 months ago | reply

      Try Cafe Poca Cosa in Tucson. MY best Mexican meal ever!

    5. thornydalemapco 62 months ago | reply

      I like El Charro at Broadway and Wilmot in Tucson;
      Salsa Brava in Flagstaff and Juan's at 16th Street and Thomas in Central Phoenix.

    6. *Lynne 60 months ago | reply

      Just saw this one, Al--you need to try Pedro's
      on the north side of Glendale Ave, a block east
      of 51st Avenue. The have the best beef tacos
      in the world!

    7. Al_HikesAZ 60 months ago | reply

      *Lynne - my metabolism is so "efficient" and I put on weight so easily that I only get to "break training" and treat myself to a big restaurant meal after a few days of dehydrated food in the wilderness. I'm learning to eat better at restaurants but I tend to avoid the temptations. That's why you won't see many restaurant photos in my photostream. I'm struggling now to lose a few more pounds before going down into the Grand Canyon for a week. But my metabolism is a blessing in the wilderness because I don't have to carry as much food as some of my friends.

    8. storystick 56 months ago | reply

      How's the Flan Al?
      You might want to check out my Santo Tomas rental house pictures....great place to run,bike at low tide and swim....I'll give you a deal

    9. ndrwwilson 54 months ago | reply

      Mexican food are simply the best. Looking at the snap can make anyone feel hungry. Well, during my last trip to San Diego I got the chance to enjoy Mexican food like never before. Even at the California Suites Hotel where I was staying the complimentary breakfast they offered had some good variety.

    10. DanVoglesong 49 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called GMO Free World (sans OGM, Gentechnikfrei ) picture it ; join us , and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    11. Food2.com 48 months ago | reply

      Hi Al_HikesAZ,
      Your Mexican food photos are delicious. You should totally enter your pictures in the Mexican Standoff Challenge for a chance to win! You don't need a recipe, the photo just has to be taken by you. Enter here - www.food2.com/challenges/mexican-standoff/challenge

    12. Ms. Phoenix 45 months ago | reply

      Yer food photo looks delish! I agree with your choices of Mexican restaurants!!!....but don't forget the Capitolio Canasta's on Van Buren (just west of 15th Ave)....it's the roomiest Canasta yet.....

    13. linda_laticia 43 months ago | reply

      @ dianatowsley...Ive worked at Guayos El Rey for almost 4 years...our margaritas ARE made with tequila..not a wine mix. They are made fresh!

    14. Al_HikesAZ 43 months ago | reply

      linda - i figured it had to be tequila - just too tasty and one was enough since I had to drive. I just don't know why they bother with the straw :)

    15. Luc8078 42 months ago | reply

      Qué agradable se ve! Qué rico comer y mejor si es saludable y deli. Encontré la historia de una familia que se transformó al cambiar su dieta... youtube.com/watch?v=gDuBxDxpyCs

    16. Días de Colores 29 months ago | reply

      ¿Y los dueños son Mexicanos?

    17. Al_HikesAZ 29 months ago | reply

      @Dias de Colores - Los abuelos eran de Sonora, Mexico. Sus niños son el Americano de origen Mexicano

    18. Riccardo Gaudiano (steppin_razor) 24 months ago | reply

      fantastic composition! here are my own, always Mexican food ... if you want to visit my profile and let me know what you think of my photos ... I am a beginner and I need opinions and advice :)

    19. hammy2014 13 months ago | reply

      Thanks so much for sharing! I'm really gonna have to check out the mexican restaurants in tucson az! That looks so good!

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