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Where to Eat in Downtown Phoenix

Downtown Phoenix is not only our home, but it is also home to many restaurants offering up delicious fare. The Downtown Phoenix dining scene is really starting to come into its own. With as many options as there are on places to go, we thought we’d help narrow your search.

These are our Top 13 Favorite Places to Eat in Downtown Phoenix:

1. Comedor Guadalajara
1830 South Central Avenue
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 253-8299
http://www.comedorguadalajara.com/

Photo Credit: Comedor Guadelajara www.comedorguadalajara.com
Photo Credit: Comedor Guadelajara www.comedorguadalajara.com

Comedor Guadalajara is a family owned and operated Mexican food restaurant. They have been serving delicious Mexican food to Phoenix residents for over 40 years. The authentic menu and atmosphere create a truly enjoyable restaurant experience. They offer mouthwatering dine-in and takeout options, as well as Mexican desserts and beverages. They even cater! They are closed on Mondays, but are open Tuesdays from 8am-3pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 8am-8pm, Fridays and Saturdays from 8am-9pm, and Sundays from 8am-8pm.

2. Best of Philly
2818 N. Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 266-7374
http://www.bestofphillyaz.com/

Best of Philly is family owned and operated and has been serving Phoenix residents since 1995. Their lean steak is chopped on the grill with olive oil, topped to your liking, and placed into fresh baked Italian bread. If this isn’t enough to get your mouth watering, they have many other offerings from gyro’s to burgers to salads to hot or cold subs and more! There is even a vegetarian menu. They are open Monday thru Friday from 9am-4pm and Saturday from 10:30am-4pm.

3. The Wild Thaiger
2631 N. Central Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 241-8995
http://www.wildthaiger.com/

The Wild Thaiger is a family owned and Zagat rated Thai Restaurant. Experience amazing Thai food made with fresh authentic ingredients in some of the most creative modern Thai cuisine in the valley. Dine on foods ranging from simple, aromatic Thai basil to the fire eaters delight. Enjoy your meal with one of their many ice cold beers, elegant wines or cocktails from the bar. They offer menus for lunch or dinner with some vegetarian options as well. The Wild Thaiger is open Monday thru Thursday from 11am-9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am-10pm, and Sunday from 5pm-9pm.

4. Durant’s
2611 North Central Avenue
Phoenix, Arizona 85004
(602) 264-5967
http://www.durantsaz.com/

Durant’s is a legendary 65-year-old tradition of great steaks, seafood, fine wines, and heavenly desserts. Enter through the famous back kitchen door for classic steakhouse dining. Complimentary valet service is located behind the restaurant. Durant’s is a 2015 Diners’ Choice Award Winner on opentable.com. They are open Monday thru Thursday from 11am-10pm, Friday from 11am-11pm, Saturday from 5pm-11pm, and Sunday from 4:30pm-10pm.

5. The Breadfruit and Rum Bar
108 E. Pierce St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 267-1266
http://www.thebreadfruit.com/

Enjoy award winning, modern Jamaican cuisine in a setting that whisks you out of the desert and right into the casual and tropical setting of the Caribbean. Dine on dishes like guava-glazed pork belly, smoked mussels, Red Stripe prawns and more. The connected Rum Bar lounge carries over 100 rum varieties. The Breadfruit is open Monday thru Thursday from 5pm-10pm, Friday and Saturday from 5pm-11pm with cocktails until 12am, and closed Sunday.

6. Cooperstown
101 E. Jackson St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 253-7337

Alice Cooper’s shock-rock-themed restaurant/bar features an eclectic comfort-food menu and a big patio. They are open Monday thru Thursday from 11am-9pm, Friday and Saturday from 11am-10pm, Sunday from 11am-4pm, and happy hour Monday thru Friday from 3pm-6pm.

7. Matt’s Big Breakfast
825 North First Street
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 254-1074
http://mattsbigbreakfast.com/

“Scratch Cooking, Honest Ingredients” is their motto. They use only cage-free eggs from humanely raised chickens, grain- fed natural Iowa pork and all natural beef, and use local organic produce where appropriate and possible. Matt’s was featured on the Food Network’s “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives”. They serve breakfast and lunch daily from 6:30am-2:30pm.

8. Pizzeria Bianco
623 E. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-8300
http://www.pizzeriabianco.com/#about
Pizzeria Bianco was started by Chris Bianco in 1994. Chris won the James Beard Award for Best Chef: Southwest in 2003. The New York Times call the pizza “perhaps the best in America” (“The Road to Pizza Nirvana goes through Phoenix”, NYT, July 2004.) Rachael Ray declared Pizzeria Bianco the winner of her Pizza Madness Bracket, a contest of pizzerias across the nation in 2010, and Zagat named Chris as one of the 6 chefs who changed pizza. Pizzeria Bianco is open Monday from 11am-9pm, and Tuesday thru Saturday from 11am-10pm, and closed Sunday.

9. Green
2022 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 258-1870
http://greenvegetarian.com/

Green is a 100 percent vegan-vegetarian restaurant that masters all favorite comfort foods and celebrates vegetables. The food is “New American Vegetarian”, created and influenced from many different cultures and cooking styles. Chef Brasch uses the freshest top shelf ingredients and chooses organic whenever possible. Green is open Monday thru Saturday from 11am-9pm and closed Sunday.

10. Humble Pie
2333 N 7th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 229-1289
http://www.humblepieusa.com/
Humble Pie is a local Italian chain that serves red and white pizzas, sandwiches, pasta and wine in a contemporary space. They offer patio dining year round, half off select bottles of wine every Monday, kids 12 and under eat free on Sunday, and much more! They are open Monday thru Saturday 11am–10pm and on Sunday from 11am–9pm.

11. Coco’s
2026 N 7th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 258-3821
http://www.cocosbakery.com/

Coco’s is a down-to-earth chain offering modern spins on classic American fare and delicious fresh-baked pies. They are open for all three meals of the day and even offer gluten-free options. They are open from 6am-10pm Monday thru Thursday, 6am-11pm Friday and Saturday, and 6am-10pm on Sunday.

12. El Chullo
2605 N 7th St
Phoenix, AZ 85006
(602) 279-8425
http://www.elchullorestaurant.com/

El Chullo invites you to “Be a part of Peru’s food, culture and traditions.” Peruvian food is fragrantly seasoned but not too spicy hot. It is a delicious place to eat, but don’t just take our word for it. Check out this review on azcentral.com for more details. They are closed on Monday, but are open Tuesday thru Friday from 11am-9pm, Saturday from 10am-9pm, and Sunday from 10am-7pm.

13. The Old Spaghetti Factory
1418 N Central Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85004
(602) 257-0380
http://www.osf.com/
“A meal at The Old Spaghetti Factory is an experience. We invest meticulous attention to our décor so our guests feel as though they’re stepping into another world. Every location is adorned with antique lighting, intricate stained glass displays and an old-fashioned trolley car that doubles as a dining hall.” It is a neat place to eat! Nearly every item on The Old Spaghetti Factory’s menu is made on-site, from scratch, using fresh ingredients. Entrées are served as a complete meal, which includes bread, soup or salad, and dessert. Children love the atmosphere and delicious kid’s menu, making this a great restaurant for families. They are open Monday thru Thursday from 11am-9:30pm, Friday from 11am-10pm, Saturday from 11:30am-10pm, and Sunday from 11:30am-9:30pm. Happy Hour runs from 4pm-6pm Monday thru Friday.

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