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Top 5 Southwestern Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

Top 5: Southwestern Restaurants (Spring-Summer 2012)

The Top 5 Southwestern Restaurants — as voted on by Experience AZ readers:

Cowboy Ciao

7133 E. Stetson Dr.,
Scottsdale, AZ 85251
480-WINE-111 (9463)
cowboyciao.com
What began as Tex-Mex Italian 14 years ago has evolved into Modern American with global influences. Whether you’re not sure what you’re craving, or if you’re with a group on finicky foodies, the Cowboy Ciao menu offers something for everyone.


El Chorro Lodge

5550 E. Lincoln Dr.,
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253
480-948-5170
elchorro.com
El Chorro Lodge, which sits on 14 desert acres in Paradise Valley, is more than a Valley tradition, it’s a sensory experience. Enjoy the captivating Sonoran landscape and relish in the chef’s nightly inspirations and award winning dishes.


Fuego Tacos

2501 E. Camelback Rd.,
Phoenix, AZ 85016
602-441-5728
fuegotaco.com
Fuego Tacos was awarded Best Taco by local food critic Howard Seftel. It’s also a gathering spot for the young and hip, as well as celebrities who visit Phoenix.


Tonto Bar & Grill

5736 E. Rancho Manana Blvd.,
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
480-488-0698
tontobarandgrill.com
This rustic restaurant takes pride in creating signature dishes from the finest, freshest ingredients, all-natural meats and sustainable seafood, and as many native Arizona products as possible. And you’ll love the ambiance: it looks like an Old West pueblo without the restaurant kitsch.


Z’Tejas Southwestern Grill

Five locations in Arizona
480-948-9010 (Phoenix)
ztejas.com
Z’Tejas appeals to families, business lunch professionals and happy-hour crowds. It offers creative Southwest fare with Cajun, Mexican and Pacific influences. Popular dishes include voodoo tuna, shrimp tostada bites, catfish beignets, Santa Fe smoked-chicken enchiladas and ancho fudge pie.

Experience AZ Spring-Summer 2012