Arizona December 03, 2018
Arizona’s Salsa Trail Runs Straight Through This Ethnic Small Town
Our state is filled with
Mexican restaurants: some authentic, others more modern, and many in-between. Arizona’s Salsa Trail features a collection of eateries serving all your favorite Hispanic dishes, half of which are located in the small town of Safford alone. Check it out:
11 restaurants make up the Arizona Salsa Trail, six of them located in this small Arizona city alone.
Casa Manana, a family-owned institution that started nearly 75 years ago in this very house, has been ranked the No. 1 place to eat in Safford.
An extensive menu offers both unadulterated classics and modern renditions of authentic dishes. Sonoran Enchiladas, Stuffed Chiles Rellenos, and giant Burros are just a few of the endless options.
You'll find the restaurant at 502 S 1st Ave., Safford, AZ 85546.
Other eateries are lesser-known but just as delicious. El Coronado is easily one of the town's most underrated restaurants.
It too is a family endeavor, serving massive portions of Mexican comfort food in the coziest environment imaginable. The salsa was voted best on the trail, and a variety of scrumptious homemade desserts add something different to the traditional fare.
As the name implies, expect to dine like a king. After chips and salsa, entrees, and an obligatory slice of decadent carrot cake, you'll need to be rolled back home.
Come do your taste buds a solid and stop by 409 W. Main St., Safford, AZ 85546.
Open since 1955, El Charro is the oldest continuously owned and operated restaurant in the Gila Valley. Families have been dining here for generations, always impressed by the outstanding quality and innovative creations.
Chef Mary Lou Alva has been the cook for 27 years, using traditional Sonoran ingredients and methods in all of her recipes. People rave about the green chile sauce, so you can't leave without experiencing it.
From street tacos to Chimichangas, everything on the menu is consistently amazing.
El Charro can be found at 601 W. Main St.,
Safford, AZ 85546.
Mechy's Mexican Food was opened by two sisters who were taught how to cook by their mother in Chihuahua, Mexico.
20 years ago, they brought their talent here to Arizona and have been blessing us with it ever since.
With fresh ingredients and no preservatives or artificial additives, you'll taste nothing but the authentic flavors of Mexican cuisine.
Come treat yourself at 750 W. 5th St.,
Safford, AZ 85546.
Although not a stop on the trail, leaving Safford without visiting Mi Casa would be criminal.
This unassuming tortilla factory lets customers watch the process from start to finish.
A variety of freshly made tortillas and prepared foods like red tamales are available to take home.
You'll find the factory at 621 S 7th Ave., Safford, AZ 85546.
Were you familiar with Arizona’s Salsa Trail before reading this? If you’ve been to any of its stops, which one was your favorite? Let us know in the comments section below!