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For Those Of You Who Already Know Verde Lea Market, There’s Not Much I Have To Say. This Little Deli And Grill Has Been Around For Ages, Many Of Us Grew Up Eating The Burgers, Italian Subs And Mouth-watering Philly Cheesesteaks There And Enjoyed Spending Our Lunch Hours In The Comfortable Yet Quirky Dining Area With Friends And Family. If You Are Looking To Find Restaurants To Add To Your Favorites This Is One Of The Best Restaurants In Cottonwood, Arizona, And The Usa, No Better Time Then The Present To Stop By And Enjoy!
$5 - $15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Dinner
Mexican, American, Deli, Grill
Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Free off-street parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Outdoor Seating, Non-smoking restaurants
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Reviewed March 26, 2022 via mobile

Stopped here twice while camping at Dead Horse Ranch. Very good each time. Loved the Cisco burger. Staff was always busy, if they weren’t cooking they were cleaning. Place reminded me of deli’s you would find in New Orleans.

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed September 9, 2021

Was recommended this place by a local. Food was so good! I got tacos and my husband got a sub sandwich. Everyone was welcoming ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Date of visit: September 2021
Reviewed June 20, 2021 via mobile

My husband and I stopped here for lunch on the way to Clarkdale. I ordered the shredded beef burrito which was outstanding. My husband ordered the Cuban sandwich. He liked his as well but liked mine a little more. It is a store as well...so we got two glasses of ice and a gallon of water too. The whole bill was less than $15. A great deal!More

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed June 2, 2021

Premade unimaginative deli and salad, no ambience; couple of drunk old guys wandering around mid-afternoon. Soggy zucchini fries. None of the ingredients or flavors were great quality. There are a lot of better restaurants in this price point in the area.

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed May 21, 2021

My wife and I arrived around 5pm. There were a couple of people getting carryout food, and we were the only inside diners. I ordered the 1/2lb cheeseburger, with everything. And fries. My burger was awesome! Plenty of toppings, and with that came a bit...of a mess. But it was worth it. And the fries were very tasty. I would love to visit here again.More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed May 9, 2021

Longtime customer especially for the subs but recently had gone to multi grain/wheat bread due to type 2 diabetes. At first no problem, but cook/manager gave push back because the pre-made subs were on white sub roll and extra work was required to put on...whole grain bread. Totally silly as even sub way offers choice of breads. They do not promote healthy or make simple changes for older customers with diabetes. Likely will not be back. Fortunately there are other sub sandwich choices in Cottonwood. My advice, fire the manager.More

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 26, 2021

Our side by side broke down and we ended up in Cottonwood, hungry. Couldn’t find parking, except in front of this restaurant. Mgr or owner greeted us and advised of locals favorites on the menu. The menu was varied, but the Mexican food was authentic...and very very good. My husband and I would drive back from E Mesa just to eat here. Once our ride is fixed, we are planning another trip and will definitely eat here again. Great food, good portions and awesome service. Don’t miss out on this hidden gem. PS... the bathroom was very clean as well. 10 out of 10!!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 19, 2021 via mobile

Just needed a basic ham & cheese on rye and this place delivered. Super fresh marble rye bread, generous portion of ham and swiss cheese with mayo & mustard. Bread is always key. Hubby had Asian salad with chicken. Lettuce was crisp and fresh, dressing...had great flavor. Don’t pass up the yummy cookies!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed January 2, 2021 via mobile

We had been hearing good things about this place but hadn't managed a visit yet. Well today was the day and we were very happy with our choices! My husband had the BBQ burger which was loaded with stuff and included a slightly still pink...burger which he loves. I had the carne asada quesadilla which was huge and buttery, yum! Next time will be sooner than later and we can't wait to explore the menu more!More

Date of visit: January 2021
Reviewed August 4, 2020

Have been here many, many times over the years, Bill and all of his staff are super friendly, and the tortas and fries can't be beat. I like both the beef and pork (carnitas) tortas, and the fries remind me of those on the boardwalk...back in Ocean City, Md. So don't pay any attention to the look of the place (c-market, basically), just try it and you will be hooked.More

Date of visit: July 2020
Reviewed June 3, 2020 via mobile

Tried this eclectic market deli on recommended by staff at our hotel...when asked where can we get good Mexican he responded good or fancy...Good we said. And we were not disappointed! Don't be put off by exterior appearance...food awesome, very friendly helpful staff!!!

Date of visit: June 2020
Reviewed May 24, 2020 via mobile

It’s a dive and it’s very good. The torta lives up to its reputation. Do not expect anything fancy like downtown Cottonwood. The number of locals eating here should tell you everything you need to know.

Date of visit: May 2020
Reviewed March 12, 2020 via mobile

Outstanding little dive for food. The Torta is out of this world. Great carne asada but it’s the bread that makes it. We ordered two to go to eat on our plane ride home. Really good horchata and other items also. The owner is fun...with personality to spare. We will stop back every time we make it to AZ. No doubt about it.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 6, 2020 via mobile

Assume that New York’s best deli decided to go on a Mexican vacation. It learned dozens of new recipes and came back changed. That’s what you experience at Verde Lea Market. The Reuben is top notch, but dive in with the Torta, a steak sandwich...that includes avocado, peppers and, yes, refried beans. You’ll never think about a delicatessen in the same way. You realize a deli can be so much more. The Verde Lea is that deli.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 20, 2020

Great hard working folks here! Good food, reasonable prices! The torta is the best around! Plenty of room to eat inside or take to go

Date of visit: October 2019
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Yes, but not like a restaurant. It's about 6 or 8 little picnic tables in the middle of a small grocery store.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Verde Lea Market Deli & Grill

Yes, Verde Lea Market Deli & Grill offers takeout services.

Verde Lea Market Deli & Grill is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4