A self proclaimed “Taco Queen” and overall foodie, when Amy isn’t working on this guide of the Phoenix Metro, she is most likely getting a taco with her love, Carlos.
She spent all morning putting a list together of places that she will visit again, and again. This list is in no particular order, as these places are all unique in their offerings.
- TACO CHIWAS: The star of their menu is the Taco Chiwas! It’s beef, ham,jalapeno, anaheim chilis, cheese and is oh soooo good. Their charro beans are also very good, a very home style comfort food. You know a place is downright authentic when there are legit bars on the windows and the parking lot is full. More about Tacos Chiwas here.
- LOS TAQUITOS – Their carne asada is so tender and marinated well. Amy also really enjoy their green sauce that they keep in the squeeze bottles by the soda fountain. Carlos really likes their lengua, he says it is also really tender and tasty. He usually gets the lengua torta. They have 3 locations around the valley, you can usually find Amy and Carlos at the one in Ahwatukee. The other 2 are in Chandler and Phoenix. More about Los Taquitos here.
- JOYRIDE TACO HOUSE – When you come to Joyride, you don’t think of Tia Rosa’s family recipes. It’s a hip suburbanite taco shop that holds it own. They make homemade tortillas, use fresh ingredients and the flavors are really bomb. They also have a great bar with great margaritas. There are 2 locations, one in central Phoenix and one in Gilbert. You can catch Amy & Carlos at the one in Gilbert after showing homes to clients. More on Joyride Taco House here.
- AL FUEGO MEXICAN RESTAURANT – A restaurant? Not exactly, more like a taco counter with some seating. But, don’t let the no frills fool you. These guys mesquite smoke their meat and it has amazing flavor. You can smell the mesquite when you walk in. They used to have a small salsa bar off in the corner, but it’s gone now. Ask them for salsas when your food comes up. This place is one Amy’s favorite because you can’t beat the price. So, if you need to have 6, 7 or 27 street tacos you can afford it. More about AL Fuego Mexican Restaurant here.