Dining in Phoenix is simply something else. From the vast choice of restaurants to the world-class cuisines to select, the scene is full of wow. Foodies and, of course, anyone looking to enjoy a meanwhile in town can do so in the many spots around. Here are the top-rated choices in no given order of preference. Information can be found here.

Tacos Chiwas

Since its debut in the spring of 2016, Tacos Chiwas has become the darling of the local Phoenix Mexican food scene. You can thank the restaurant’s tight, focused menu, which specializes in the soulful cooking of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua. Come here for tacos built on freshly-pressed tortillas –” highlights here include the Lengua (tongue) and trips (tripe) tacos. You’ll also want to try the homemade gorditas, especially stuffed with something like rajas, the restaurant’s medley of fire-roasted peppers blended with melted queso asadero and a smear of refried beans. Speaking of beans, don’t miss the restaurant’s homemade bean stew, served with sliced-up hot dogs and perfumed with cilantro. See here for information about Explore The Museums in Phoenix, AZ.

A Different Pointe of View

A Different Pointe of View is one of the distinctive Phoenix fine dining destinations. The restaurant is situated atop a mountain in north-central Phoenix and offers incredible city and desert views. Diners sit nestled around floor-to-ceiling windows, where at night, city lights twinkle below. Thankfully, the menu lives up to the ambiance. For starters, the risotto is excellent. The savory and slightly soupy rice features slices of Perigord truffles, fresh-made Hollandaise, a poached farm fresh egg, and a drizzle of watercress puree. Entrees include a savory and rich lemon butter-poached Maine lobster. Another stand-out is the grilled piquillo pesto-scented shrimp.


Ocotillo is a bonafide food and drinks compound in central Phoenix, with a sprawling, ambitious menu of New American eats. Here, “New American” means everything from big plates of gorgeously burnished roasted chicken, enormous falafel burgers, or perhaps a small dish of roasted cauliflower that’s almost as tasty and richly flavored as a slab of steak. The menu offers a selection of vegetable and meat small plates, house-made pasta dishes, and entrees for dinner. For lunch, feast on big, fresh gourmet salads, sandwiches, roasted chicken dishes, and pasta, or put together your dream meal with various small plates. The restaurant is also home to an outdoor beer garden, a swanky indoor bar, an extensive wine list, and a popular weekend brunch.

Little Miss BBQ

Little Miss BBQ isn’t located in one of Phoenix’s hottest dining districts, and the barbecue destination is situated on an industrial stretch of University Drive on the Phoenix-Tempe border. But just because it’s not in a trendy dining corridor doesn’t mean it’s a hidden gem. Plenty of people have discovered the pleasures of Little Miss BBQ, particularly the satisfaction of the excellent Central Texas-style barbecue, which is cooked using Arizona oak and pecan wood. Don’t miss the beef brisket, although the ribs, turkey, pulled pork, and sausage are all great. Whatever you do, though, come prepared to stand in line. It’s all part of the experience of eating at Little Miss BBQ.