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Great places to eat in Pheonix??

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Great places to eat in Pheonix??

We are going to Pheonix next weekend... we have three nights and don't want to waste one on a lousy place to eat...

ANY SUGGESTIONS? Would like a nice setting or ambience if possible / but not essential... don't mind cheap....or expensive if worth it... or a fun place, good drinks

We are staying at the Dessert Ridge, but will have a car.

Thanks!

Kerry

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1. Re: Great places to eat in Pheonix??

If you fancy Mexican food, get on the 101 westbound, then go south on the 51 to Cactus, then turn right towards Cave Creek, and pull in at the northeast corner to Carolina's - YUM.

Zero ambience, but very clean, and the food is superb. Really really unbelievably good.

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2. Re: Great places to eat in Pheonix??

Pizzaria Bianco in downtown Phoenix, near the ballpark, was voted the "Best Pizza in the World" this last year. It's very good, but get there early & anticipate a wait.

Tucchetti is also very good - on Camelback Road near the Biltmore in Phoenix (you can do some good shopping beforehand, or afterwards to wear off some of that pasta or Tiramisu!!)

For Mexican, Los Olivos in Old Town Scottsdale is very good.

You might also want to check this site out. They have the "Best Of" awards for different restaurants/cuisines around the Phoenix area: (click on "Best Of" on the left hand side)

http://www.phoenixnewtimes.com/index.html

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4. Re: Great places to eat in Pheonix??

great place to post same question is www.chowhound.com~ choose Southwest and post or peruse.

I'd highly recommend having before or after drinks at the upstairs outdoor bar at Michael's at the Citadel~ not far from Desert Ridge~ great outdoor fire pit and usually live guitar player on weekends

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5. Re: Great places to eat in Pheonix??

Postinos...great wine bar with good apps /salads/sanwiches...real fun atmosphere located 40th st and Campbell/ Barrio Cafe...wonderful south american food...best table side guacomole and sangria...Coup des Tartes...great french restaurant that has a menu that always changes..its a little on the pricy side but TOTALLY worth every penny .plus itsa BYOB place. Enjoy

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6. Re: Great places to eat in Pheonix??

We recently ate at the Texas Roadhouse. I didn't drive so can't tell ya exactly where it is but everything was yummie if you like steak and ribs. And the margaritas were wonderful. Also another favorite for mexican is Gordunos(sp?) in Scottsdale. They have exellent coconut margaritas and live mariachis on Friday and Saturday.

Desert Ridge is a nice area. THere are a bunch of resteraunts around the Desert Ridge mall area.