Top 10 Mexican Restaurants in Scottsdale

Mexican food is popular around the world, but especially so in Scottsdale, Arizona, where tacos, burros, enchiladas, and tamales abound in hole-in-the-wall and fine dining establishments alike. Originating with Native Indian Tribes, the Mexican food found in Scottsdale reflects a wide range of presentations and tastes, but one thing you can be sure of––when it comes to south-of-the-border eats, Scottsdale restaurants deliver. mexican

1. Old Town Tortilla Factory

6910 E. Main St.

(480) 945-4567

Food at Old Town Tortilla Factory is Southwestern with a Mexican twist. Built from an historic 75-year old Scottsdale adobe home, Old Town Tortilla Factory captures timeless charm and distinct atmosphere that exemplifies the essence of the Southwest. In the the winter months the patio is heated to spring like temperatures and in the summer months the patio is cooled with a state of the art mist system. Our bar a separate gazebo offers over 120 premium tequilas and a complete selection of beers, wine and liquor.

2. The Blue Agave Mexican Cantina

7000 E. Mayo Blvd.

Suite 85254

(480) 419-6375

Located in the Scottsdale-101 Shopping Center, The Blue Agave offers the finest in Mexican food in a comfortable setting at an affordable price. The Blue Agave also offers a selection of more than fifty (50) brands of tequila and an extensive Margarita menu. Come join us for all the festivities. Happy hour daily 4 -7 p.m. Drink and Appetizer Specials. Enjoy live music every Thursday.

3. Carlsbad Tavern Restaurant

3313 N. Hayden Rd.

(480) 970-8164

When your taste buds are craving something with a little kick, stop by this cozy spot for a touch of New-Mexican grub. You’ll find a cave-like atmosphere inside and great patio dining outside, with heaters in the winter and misters in the summer. The pride and desire for excellence in the Kitchen and from the Service Staff has maintained the experience to be more than just a place to get a bite. You can always visit Carlsbad to be entertained as well as having the best grub on the planet.

4. Los Sombreros Café & Cantina

2534 N. Scottsdale Rd.

(480) 994-1799

For over 15 years Los Sombreros Café & Cantina has been the Valleys favorite restaurant for authentic, regional cooking steeped in the traditions of Mexico. Using fresh ingredients and time-honored technique, our kitchen creates award-winning Mexican comfort food, loved by locals and visitors alike. Located just 2 minutes from the shops of Old Town Scottsdale, Los Sombreros Café & Cantina transports guests to the vibrant streets of San Miguel de Allende, offering both familiar and exotic dishes in a uniquely charming setting.

5. Cantina Laredo

7361 E. Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd.

(480) 951-3807

Cantina Laredo serves authentic Mexican dishes in a sophisticated atmosphere. We offer daily fish specials, grilled chicken and steaks complimented by signature sauces such as chipotle-wine with portobello mushrooms or sauteéd artichoke hearts and roasted red bell peppers. Cantina Laredo is committed to giving you the true taste of authentic Mexican cooking by using only the best ingredients and preparing everything fresh in our kitchen. By preparing only the freshest fish, grilling only Certified Angus Beef steaks and hand rolling every enchilada, we know you can taste the difference.

6. Salty Senorita – Old Town Scottsdale

3636 N. Scottsdale Rd.

(480) 946-7258

A festive bar with large tequila list, and restaurant serving Mexican fare. Salty Senorita’s large outdoor patio is a must for out-of-towners and is frequently packed.

7. Frank & Lupe’s

4121 North Marshall Way
(480) 990-9844

On the same street as some of Scottsdale’s top contemporary art galleries, this casual Mexican restaurant is a welcome throwback to the days when Scottsdale was still a real cow town.

8. Los Olivos Restaurant

7328 E, 2nd St.
(480) 946-2256

Family-owned and operated, and housed in a charming structure with a unique architectural character and design, Los Olivos was originally built many years ago. Many old-timers will remember the building as the home a bakery, tavern, pool parlor, and even a chapel at one time. Combining their native talents, the 2nd and 3rd generations of the Corral Family has brought Los Olivos from a little adobe eating spot to its present critically acclaimed dining establishments in Scottsdale.

9. Habanero’s Mexican Grill

14780 N. Northsight Blvd

(480) 991-2997
A fast-food Mexican restaurant, Habanero’s Mexican Grill offers fresh flavors in a laid back atmosphere. Don’t miss the chips and salsa and the authentic burritos and shrimp tacos.
7228 E. 1st Ave.
(480) 970-9002
Located in downtown Scottsdale, this centrally-located spot serves up authentic Mexican food with a twist.
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About Sondra Barr

A Scottsdale native, Sondra Barr is a journalist, editor, marketing, and social media sort. She writes for local and national publications and enjoys penning stories on interesting people, places, and things. You can view her past articles at sondrabarr.com. When she's not writing, you can assume she's at a yoga class or shuttling her son back and forth from practice with his competitive soccer team. Sondra earned her journalism degree from ASU's Walter Cronkite School of Journalism.

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