Although the name says “taco” the fry bread taco is not made with a tortilla and is not actually a taco. In fact, it'ss made of a quick bread credited to the Navajo tribe, and is fried and wrapped around taco like toppings such as meat, beans and cheese or served as an open faced sandwich. It is consistently listed as the sandwich of Arizona and combines the Mexican and Indian heritage that is so rich in the state. Bread, meat and cheese are the key ingredients for a great sandwich, so in our book, this counts!
USA TODAY 10Best and Sandwich America set out to find the best fry bread taco in Arizona, and for the past four weeks our readers have been voting daily for their favorites. The results are in!
The top 10 winners in the category Best Fry Bread Taco in Arizona are as follows:
- Emerson Fry Bread - Phoenix
- Cameron Trading Post - Cameron
- The Stand - Scottsdale
- Amigo Cafe - Kayenta
- Fry Bread House - Phoenix
- Eagles Nest at Sunrise Park Resort - Greer
- El Bravo Mexican Food - Phoenix
- Salsa Brava - Flagstaff
- Sunna Frybread Wagon - Casa Blanca
- Elmer's Tacos - Chandler
A panel of experts picked the initial 20 nominees, and the top 10 winners were determined by popular vote. Experts Dominic Armato (The Arizona Republic) and Diana Brandt (azfoodieblog.com) were chosen based on their knowledge of the Arizona food scene.
Other nominees in this category included Angelina's Fry Bread in Glendale, Arizona Frybread in Avondale, Indian Village in Cave Creek, Jeri J's Indian Fry Bread in Payson, La Indita in Tucson, Manna From Heaven in Tucson, Maria's Frybread and Mexican Food in Phoenix, New Mexican Grill in Gilbert, Pai Pai's Native Frybread in Mesa and White Eyes Fresh Fry Bread in Glendale.
Congratulations to all our fry bread taco winners!License the 10Best Readers' Choice Award Logo