10 Best Restaurants Near Scottsdale Stadium: Where to Eat in Downtown

Patricia Escarcega

By , Local Expert, Scottsdale
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With a plumb location in the downtown Scottsdale corridor, Scottsdale Stadium is just steps away from many of the city's best restaurants, cafes, gastropubs, and bars. In fact, one of the best restaurants in town - The Mission - is just a couple blocks from the stadium. This elegant restaurant specializes in Mexican, Spanish, and Latin American fusion. For starters, try the crispy cola pork, which is as irresistible and complex as it sounds. If you're looking for a good place to grab breakfast before heading to Scottsdale Stadium, grab a table at the hip Orange Table. It's home to Southwestern-inspired plates like the jalapeno...  Read more »

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    The Mission

    The Mission delivers creative and elegant Latin fusion dishes in one of Scottsdale's loveliest dining rooms.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Premarita Margarita, made with Partida Tequila and organic agave nectar."

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    Orange Table

    Orange Table is one of Scottsdale's hippest breakfast cafes, with a Southwestern-infused menu you just can't find anywhere else.

    Local Expert Tip: "For an exotic and flavor-filled breakfast, try the Catlan Omelette, featuring Spanish chorizo, white onion, garlic, tomato, Kalamata olives, and Manchego cheese."

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    RnR Restaurant & Bar

    RnR is a lively gastropub with a modern, fun take on classic American comfort food.

    Local Expert Tip: "RnR is open until 2 am on Friday and Saturdays."

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    El Molino Mexican Cafe

    El Molino Mexican Cafe is one of Scottsdale's oldest and most beloved Mexican food restaurants.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the made-from-scratch green corn tamale, light, fluffy and always delightful."

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    Carlsbad Tavern

    Carlsbad Tavern is one of the best spots in town for authentic Southwestern cuisine.

    Local Expert Tip: "Hamburgers and other classic American fare is also a specialty here."

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    Pig & Pickle

    Pig & Pickle has quickly become a local favorite for its fun take on modern pub fare.

    Local Expert Tip: "Happy hour 4-6 daily."

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    Defalcos Italian Grocery

    Defalco's is a Scottsdale staple, known for its authentic Italian deli and pasta dishes.

    Local Expert Tip: "When you are craving authentic antipasto and imported Italian meats, Defalco is a surefire palate-pleaser."

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    Tacos Jalisco

    Tacos Jalisco is a favorite stop for authentic Mexican take-out.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the bean burritos with the red sauce, simple but enchanting."

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    FnB is the place to go for farm-fresh plates and Arizona wine.

    Local Expert Tip: "FnB is a BYOB restaurant. Save the $15 corkage fee by bringing in an Arizona wine, which the staff will happily open and pour for free."

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    Citizen Public House

    Citizen Public House is a fun take on the traditional British pub, with a Southwestern twist.

    Local Expert Tip: "The restaurant/pub's social hour happens 3pm to 6pm daily."



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