Tex-Mex is a popular regional cuisine known for its use of savory grilled meats, ground beef and red and green chile. In Phoenix, where Sonoran-style Mexican food dominates, Tex-Mex treats such as fajitas and chile con carne still manage to fly off the menu as diners savor the slow-roasted flavors and zest of these traditional Southwestern dishes.
Z'Tejas Grill, a regional chain that specializes in signature Southwestern dishes, tops our list for its popular marriage of substance and style. Quality ingredients and stylish ambiance come together for modern Tex-Mex eats.
Over at Sierra Bonita Grill, you won't find kitschy decor on the walls, but you will find often-delicious Southwestern cuisine that captures the spirit of cowboy cooking and Tex-Mex flavors.
If you're seeking the ultimate in Tex-Mex comfort food, head to Fajitas, a family-friendly restaurant known for its signature fajita platters. Dishes feature marinated strips of beef and grilled onions, served with a side of cheddar cheese, pico de gallo and sour cream.
If you're craving tamales, that other favorite Southwestern comfort food, The Tamale Store in north Phoenix offers freshly made, moist and irresistible tamales by the dozen, including their popular Tex-Mex tamale, made with ground beef and Monterrey jack cheese.