This restaurant looks like the sort of place you should drive right past. Don’t! Despite appearances, this New Mexican–style restaurant serves deliciously creative Southwestern fare at very economical prices. To get an idea of what the food is all about, try the Cruz Kitchen combination plate (a tenderloin relleno and a smoked-pork tamale) or lobster tamales with mango salsa and raspberry chipotle sauce. Of course, there are great Chicago margaritas, but there’s also a surprisingly good wine list. It’s a good dinner stop on the way back from driving the Apache Trail.
The Original Blue Adobe Grille
144 N. Country Club Dr., USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Mesa Hours Mon–Thurs 11am–9pm; Fri–Sat 11am–10pm; Sun noon–8pm Phone 480/962-1000 Prices Main courses $8–$20 Cuisine Type Mexican Reservations Reservations recommended Web site The Original Blue Adobe Grille
Map144 N. Country Club Dr. USA Phoenix
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