Best New Mexican Food In Phoenix

Best New Mexican Food In Phoenix


I lived in Santa fe, New Mexico for many years, anWe are big New Mexican hatch chili fans! If you have lived in the Southwest for many years, or if you are new here – it is rite of passage. If you’re also fan of the bold and savory flavors of New Mexican cuisine, Central Phoenix is the place to be. We’ve rounded up some of the best New Mexican restaurants in the area that are sure to satisfy your cravings.


Where To Eat The Best New Mexican Food:


Los Dos Molinos

Our favorite New Mexican food in the valley is Los Dos Molinos! Known for its fiery and authentic New Mexican fare, Los Dos Molinos offers a wide range of dishes with a kick. From their legendary green chile posole to their adovado ribs, to their enchiladas smothered in red chile, the spice-lover’s paradise awaits!


Uptown Phoenix: 1044 E. Camelback Rd. Phoenix, AZ 80516

South Central: 8646 S Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85042

Mesa: 260 S. Alma School Rd #137, Mesa, AZ 85210


Richardson’s Rokerji

A beloved Central Phoenix establishment, Richardson’s serves up classic New Mexican dishes in a warm and inviting atmosphere. Their green chile pork stew and stacked enchiladas are local favorites.

Location: 6335 N 16th St, Phoenix, AZ 85016

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Richardson’s: Dick’s Hideaway

Explore two sister restaurants in Central Phoenix, both known for their delicious New Mexican offerings. Rokerji and Dick’s Hideaway serve up a variety of dishes, including their famous carne adovada and huevos rancheros.

Location: 6008 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85016

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For a taste of New Mexico in the heart of Central Phoenix, Arriba is a top pick. Their blue corn enchiladas and chiles rellenos are sure to impress.

Location: 1812 E Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85016


Ghost Ranch:

Located in Tempe, Ghost Ranch brings a modern twist to traditional New Mexican cuisine. The ambiance is as delightful as the food, and their blue corn chicken enchiladas are a must-try.

Location: 1006 E Warner Rd #102-103, Tempe, AZ 85284


La Ristra:

Venture to Gilbert to experience La Ristra’s charming New Mexican flavors. Their menu features green and red chile plates, tamales, and sopapillas, making it a true hidden gem.

Location: Warner Plaza, 638 E Warner Rd, Gilbert, AZ 85296


New Mexican Grill:

Another Gilbert gem, New Mexican Grill delivers on flavor with their signature red and green chile sauces, creating mouthwatering dishes that’ll transport your taste buds to the Land of Enchantment.

Location: 3107 S Lindsay Rd #101, Gilbert, AZ 85295

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Original Blue Adobe Grille:

In Mesa, Original Blue Adobe Grille boasts an extensive menu of New Mexican and Southwestern delights. The carne adovada and blue corn chicken enchiladas are standout choices.

Location: 144 N Country Club Dr, Mesa, AZ 85201


Carlsbad Tavern:

Located in Scottsdale, Carlsbad Tavern offers a diverse menu of New Mexican dishes. The carne adovada and green chile stew are local favorites, and their margaritas perfectly complement the cuisine.

Location: 3313 Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Urban Margarita:

Enjoy the vibrant flavors of New Mexican cuisine with a contemporary twist at Urban Margarita in Glendale. Their enchiladas and street tacos are a culinary journey worth taking.

Location: 6685 W Beardsley Rd #180, Glendale, AZ 85308


Whether you’re a New Mexican food enthusiast or simply seeking a new culinary adventure, these restaurants in Central Phoenix have something for everyone. Be prepared to savor the rich and spicy flavors that make New Mexican cuisine truly special.


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