Tempe Restaurants

Best Brazilian Restaurant in Tempe

Winner: Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
Today, I am giving Fogo de Chao the honor of being my 100th Yelp Elite review. I ate here on Aug 31, 2017 for the very first time, for summer price of $45...

Best Brazilian Restaurant in Tempe

Best Caribbean Restaurant in Tempe

Winner: Sweet Land Cake
From outside, you'd only expect this place to have sweet pastries and cakes. That observation is so very wrong. A step inside and you quickly learn all of...

Best Caribbean Restaurant in Tempe

Best French Restaurant in Tempe

Winner: Gyros
Fresh cut fries, home made sauces, gyros and the convenience of a mall! Enough said! This is a MUST try place. Once you go you will be hooked. The owners...

Best French Restaurant in Tempe

Best Hot Dogs in Tempe

Winner: Simon's Hot Dogs
I honestly didn't expect much going into this little joint, but it honestly is one incredible and memorable restaurant! You can feel the personality in the...

Best Hot Dogs in Tempe

Best Fast Food in Tempe

Winner: Detroit Coney Grill
This is the spot to hit if you are in the mood for a great Chili Cheese Dog! This is a legit spot!!! And the thing that took me the most by surprise was how...

Best Fast Food in Tempe

Best Indian Restaurant in Tempe

Winner: New India Gate
Well - I've been waiting to update my review till I could clearly articulate my love for this place. I intentionally came here when I was two days overdue...

Best Indian Restaurant in Tempe

Best Italian Restaurant in Tempe

Winner: Defalco's Italian Grocery
I believe that I have found the country's best cold sandwich. The "Il Purista" is stuffed with thin-cut prosciutto, thick-cut fresh mozzarella, roasted red...

Best Italian Restaurant in Tempe

Best Japanese Restaurant in Tempe

Winner: Hiro Sushi
As the first restaurant I've ever visited in AZ, Hiro Sushi knocked it out of the park on the first swing. After a long, exhausting, and morally defeating...

Best Japanese Restaurant in Tempe

Best Mexican Food in Tempe

Winner: Mucha Lucha Taco Shop
Ok...so we fly in to Phoenix from Baltimore and the first thing I do is YELP a great local Mexican style restaurant to fuel the tank. Mucha Lucha got great...

Best Mexican Food in Tempe

Best Middle Eastern Food in Tempe

Winner: Haji-Baba
There are very few places that I can say that I would seriously depressed me if I found out that they closed. Haji-baba is one of those places. I lived...

Best Middle Eastern Food in Tempe

Best American (New) Restaurant in Tempe

Winner: Citizen Public House
This Scottsdale jewel will have to become a regular haunt. Creative appetizers, craft beers and a nice wine selection help start a unique dining experience....

Best American (New) Restaurant in Tempe

Best Sandwiches in Tempe

Winner: Defalco's Italian Grocery
I believe that I have found the country's best cold sandwich. The "Il Purista" is stuffed with thin-cut prosciutto, thick-cut fresh mozzarella, roasted red...

Best Sandwiches in Tempe

Best Tapas/Small Plates in Tempe

Winner: Phoenix City Grille
This is a classic "go to" place in central Phx that never disappoints. During the peak season you best have a reservation but during the summer you can...

Best Tapas/Small Plates in Tempe

Best Thai Food in Tempe

Winner: Chanpen Thai Cuisine
The place is tiny. We had a large group of 15 and we barely fit in. The Thai food was genuinely some of the best I've had. The service was quick and...

Best Thai Food in Tempe

Best American (Traditional) Restaurant in Tempe

Winner: The Stand
Wow! This was such an awesome find (thanks Yelp!) Not only did we discover the country side we rolled up on the Stand about 1/2 hr before opening at 11...

Best American (Traditional) Restaurant in Tempe