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“Have you ever tasted a Sonoran hot dog?”
Review of Nogales Hot Dogs

Nogales Hot Dogs
Ranked #891 of 3,656 Restaurants in Phoenix
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can't say that Nogales Hot Dogs is a hidden gem among eateries in Phoenix, Arizona. Nor can you can it's one of the city's best kept secrets. After all, Nogales Hot Dogs is listed on TripAdvisor's website and it is consistently ranked among the leading purveyors of hot dogs in all of Arizona. Not bad for a Mexican hot dog stand that sets up shop nightly at 7 p.m. at the southwest corner of 20th street and Indian School Road, off Route 51, in East Phoenix. With a handful of folding tables and chairs and an awning. It is owner Pablo Perez's authentic Mexican food truck and the most popular Sonoran hot dog stand in town. Cash only. What is a Sonoran hot dog? How does it compare to a Chicago-style hot dog or Nathan's New York hot dog or a Detroit Coney? After reading about Nogales hot dogs on the internet, my wife and I had to find out what the hubbub was all about. A real Sonoran hot dog, which originated in Sonora, Mexico, about 50 years ago, is mesquite smoked and wrapped in bacon and smothered with pinto beans, onions, tomatoes and mayo and stuffed in a steamed bun. Other trimmings can include cheese guacamole salsa, jalapeno salsa and mushrooms. Forget mustard and relish. It's a bit spicy and an acquired taste. But Sonoran hot dogs are as good as advertised. I'm told there are about 200 Sonoran hot dog stands in Tucson. And we're headed in that direction.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Thank Taylor B
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Reviewed July 19, 2019 via mobile

Nogales Hot Dogs is a food truck serving delicious Sonoran hot dogs. This was the first time I had Sonoran hot dogs having heard so much about it and I am glad I ordered 2. The Sonoran hot dogs served here consist of a hot dog wiener wrapped in beacon and grilled to perfection then served on a bun topped with onions, tomatoes and pinto beans. They also have a variety of condiments and sides like cheese, and mushroom etc but my favorite was the delicious jalapeño salsa which really accentuates the Sonoran hot dogs.

This place is easy to miss as it’s a small truck and 2 small white tents at a street corner Indian School and 20th St. Also they open in the evening at 7 pm. The 2 ladies running the truck were very friendly and worked efficiently. There were a few tables with chairs set up but they fill up quickly. Lots of folks would just buy to go or eat in their cars if there are no seats available. Definitely a best kept secret in Phoenix. Highly recommended!

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank iluv2eatntravel
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Reviewed December 17, 2016

Hot dogs are great - make sure to try it with all the toppings, even though it may not look pleasing to some people! Ladies are always nice. Outside and they show up around 7.

Date of visit: November 2016
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Thank Ashley80550
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Reviewed August 26, 2016

Driving back to our room and trying to find a place to eat and we came across this place. Service was great and the food was amazing. Never had a Senoran Hotdog before and Im glad we decided to take a chance and love it. A must when youre in the valley

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank rojasverlina
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Reviewed February 15, 2016 via mobile

In Nogales we trust. I would NEVER have put mayo and beans on a hot dog, but it was delicious!!! This place was a cart in a parking lot, but we drove 45 minutes to get there. Even all the little ones with us had a good time. The only let down was no diet beverage options we're available. We will be back again.

Date of visit: February 2016
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