Ranking Arizona: Top 10 Mexican restaurants for 2019

Above: La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess. Lifestyle | 19 Apr |

Here are the Top 10 Mexican restaurants in Arizona, based on public voting for the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona, the state’s biggest and most comprehensive business opinion poll. Ranking Arizona is based purely on opinion and ranks companies based on how voters answer this simple question: with whom would you recommend doing business? To make your vote count in the 2020 edition of Ranking Arizona, click here to vote.

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Here are the Top 10 Mexican restaurants in Arizona, as featured in the 2019 edition of Ranking Arizona:

1. La Hacienda at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess

Background: La Hacienda by Richard Sandoval at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess is where Mexican cuisine takes on a whole new meaning as Executive Chef Forest Hamrick delivers Sandoval’s signature style of vibrant flavors and ingredients, combining the bold taste of classic Mexican food with timeless European cooking techniques in a lighter, healthier way. Popular choices include varieties of guacamole, ceviche, lobster tacos, filet de parilla, churros, flaming coffees and 240 selections of tequila presented by a certified tequila expert. The atmosphere is as inviting as the food, with rustic architecture warmed by beehive fireplaces and outdoor fire pits.

The trend to watch: “The popularity of tequila and mezcal is taking the nation by storm. The spirit is a key component in the new craft cocktail movement. La Hacienda is more than prepared for this trend by having our very own tequila expert, Katie Schnurr, our in-house ‘Tequila Goddess,’ who was certified by the Tequila Regulatory Council in Mexico. Her knowledge of the spirit, her guest interaction and ability to match the guests’ palate to any of our 240 tequilas and mezcals is unparalleled in the Arizona market. La Hacienda offers a very unique tequila tasting experience.”

2. Elote Cafe

3. Barrio Queen

4. Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen

5. Sol Cocina

6. Barrio Cafe

7. The Mission

8. Z’Tejas

9. Don Jose Mexican Food

10. Valle Luna Mexican Food

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