Best Restaurants in Phoenix

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Aside from location, price and quality of living, good food and restaurants are usually a top selling-point for any city. And, while each region brings specific dishes to the table, the South is generally known as the hotspot for good eating and real, hearty food — and Arizona is no exception.

If you’re looking at apartments in Phoenix, consider yourself lucky because this fascinating desert city has a wide variety of cuisines that will satisfy any taste. So, without further ado, let’s explore the best restaurants in Phoenix!


Tacos Chiwas


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When it comes to food, few dishes are heartier and more filling than the South’s famous Mexican-inspired cuisine — and Tacos Chiwas certainly knows its Tex-Mex. This small, family-owned restaurant is well-known and loved among Phoenix residents, as it offers tasty tacos and a delicious variety of Mexican food, all made with fresh ingredients and sold at (more than) fair prices. What’s not to love about that?


Binkley’s Restaurant


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Named after its chef, Kevin Binkley, this Phoenix restaurant has a high-end feel and promises an unforgettable dining experience. As such, Binkley’s is the perfect place to book if you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion or feeling a little fancier than usual. Here, you can find fine dishes that include fresh truffles, caviar and exquisite cocktails. The restaurant also offers indoor and outdoor dining — ideal for those warm Arizona evenings. Note that, because of its popularity, it’s advised to make a reservation in advance.


Restaurant Progress

Focused on locally grown and supplied ingredients, Restaurant Progress prides itself on an exceptional guest experience and quality dishes that will satisfy even the pickiest tastebuds. It serves new American fare inspired by classic recipes and pairs its delicious meals with a bar program and wine list. Between fresh oysters, beef tartare and foie gras, Restaurant Progress ensures that there’s something unexpected and flavorful for every guest — and the 4.8 rating on Google seems to confirm just that.


The Jackalope GastroPub

A perfect blend of juicy burgers, delicious cocktails and a guaranteed fun atmosphere make The Jackalope GastroPub the perfect place to be on any given night. With a hip design that extends to the bar and outside terrace — as well as a diverse menu of appetizers, main courses and desserts — this unique gastropub makes going out, socializing and even watching the game a perfect experience.




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With a menu that changes daily in order to provide seasonal dishes, Pa’La is a wood-fired inspired restaurant that turns local and specialty imported ingredients into flavorful and unique meals. Pa’La specializes in grains, vegetables, and seafood with Mediterranean, South American and Japanese influences, and turns each dish served into a commitment to quality. The menu style consists of tapas, small bites and plates that are meant to be shared as a way to experience different flavors — all in one sitting.




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Yet another restaurant seems to attest that Phoenix is big on eating clean. Persepshen’s main goal is to use local organic and sustainable ingredients to create inspired and healthy meals. Notably, the restaurant’s co-owner and executive chef was mentored by chef Kevin Binkley. Along with his wife (who also happens to be the co-owner and pastry chef at Persepshen), they’re committed to providing their guests with clean food that will sustain a healthy lifestyle. The restaurant is also known for its finger-licking good desserts, as well as its home catering options and private events.

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Laura Pop-Badiu is a Senior Creative Writer at CoworkingCafe and CoworkingMag, with a degree in Journalism and a background in both hospitality and real estate. Laura is a certified bookworm with a genuine passion for the written word and a keen interest in the coworking sector. Her work has been featured in major publications like Forbes, NBC News, The Business Journals, Chicago Tribune, MSN and Yahoo! Finance, among others.

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