Arizona Dining March 03, 2017
11 Unsuspecting Restaurants In Arizona With Food So Good It Should Be Illegal
In need of a good meal that you’ll dream about the next day? Don’t worry, we have you covered! Here are 11 family-owned restaurants that serve mouthwatering dishes that will satisfy any hungry belly.
1. Burgers By The Bridge, Lake Havasu City
You would expect to find a troll near most bridges but the London Bridge in Lake Havasu City actually has a fantastic little burger joint just waiting for you to stop by. This restaurant serves juicy burgers and impeccable seafood. Don’t forget to finish your meal with a shake or soft serve ice cream from here!
Address: 401 English Village, Lake Havasu City
2. Burger House/La Cocina de Casillas, Miami
This place is also known as La Cocina de Casillas but is best known as The Burger House. Don’t let that nickname restaurant fool you! While the name mentions the tasty burgers they serve, the restaurant also specializes in Mexican food and you’ll find both dripping in amazing sauce. Be sure to try the Burger Olay, which comes loaded with green chiles and sauce.
Address: 812 Live Oak Street, Miami
3. Crosswinds Restaurant, Payson
You’ll find not only delicious dishes and a cool airplane décor at this Payson diner but you’ll also get a great view of the local airport, perfect for anyone in your party who loves planes. The meals here are traditional diner food, both hearty and comforting. Give the corned beef hash breakfast a try!
Address: 800 West Airport Road, Payson
4. Elmer’s Tacos, Chandler
This unsuspecting restaurant serves some top notch tacos plus burritos and enchiladas to die for. You’ll find the burritos stuffed with as much food as possible, the enchiladas delectable, and tacos that are super savory.
Address: 355 North Arizona Avenue, Chandler
5. El Pato, Douglas
This Mexican restaurant sits just a short walk from the U.S.-Mexican border and offers a cozy atmosphere with food that is fresh and delicious. You won’t want to miss this place.
Address: 741 8th Street, Douglas
6. Jerona Cafe, Cottonwood
Please note, Jerona Café is no longer in business.
This restaurant may not fit the definition of a hole-in-the-wall restaurant but it does look more like a house than a restaurant, making it an unsuspecting place. You’ll find delicious meals and espresso drinks that are imaginative and affordable. Try the green eggs and ham (seasoned with pesto).
Address: 677 East Mingus Avenue, Cottonwood
7. La Casita, Mammoth
This tiny town is a short drive from Oracle and you’ll find some surprisingly tasty restaurants here! One of them includes La Casita, a Mexican restaurant with homemade flavors and tortillas that are just wonderful.
Address: 400 South Highway 77, Mammoth
8. Papa’s 50s Diner, Sierra Vista
Located inside a chrome-fitted dining car, this little diner that serves a satisfying meal. The breakfast dishes are great and you need to try the burgers.
Address: 3500 Canyon De Flores, Sierra Vista
9. Peggy’s Sunrise Cafe, Lake Havasu City
If you’re looking for a simple meal while out on the road, try out this homey little diner in Lake Havasu City. You’ll find basic American favorites for breakfast and lunch.
Address: 1584 Countryshire Avenue, Lake Havasu City
10. Stumpy’s Pizza and Subs, Phoenix
10. Stumpy’s Pizza and Subs, Phoenix
Looking at those photos and I can just smell that pizza! This pizza place serves some incredible meals: pizza, pasta, subs, and salads. You might not know when to stop eating!
Address: 1331 East Northern Avenue, Phoenix
11. Tony’s Cafe, Avondale
The West Valley tends to get ignored (sorry!) and it has plenty of restaurants that go undiscovered by most other Arizonans. This Mexican restaurant is a hole-in-the-wall but you’ll regret driving right on by! The salsa is good and you’ll love the carne asada.
Address: 301 West Main Street, Avondale
Wow, those meals looked so good! Do you have any other recommendations for a favorite family-owned restaurant?
If you want to check out more delicious meals in hole-in-the-wall restaurants, read about ten suggestions in
10 Under The Radar Restaurants In Arizona That Are Scrumdiddlyumptious.