Surprise is a good place to find yourself if you are in the mood for tasty Mexican food on Phoenix's west side. This fast-growing city, which is surrounded by the neighboring cities of Sun City, El Mirage and Peoria, is home to everything from mom-and-pop taco shops to well-known chain eateries.
One of the best places for Mexican take-out in the Surprise area is Rito's. This family-owned Mexican restaurant is the westside satellite of the beloved central Phoenix take-out joint, which has been feeding foodies since the 1970s. Everything here has been slow-cooked to exacting standards, so it's hard to go wrong. We, however, are partial to the green chile burrito.
Another good option for homespun Mexican food is the Rio Mirage Cafe, where the house motto is "Not fast food, not fast paced." Sit back and relax as you enjoy the restaurant's menu of Sonoran-style fare. Enjoy seasonal dishes and classic favorites like the juicy carne asada.
Looking for a great mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant? Try Yaya's Mexican Bar + Grill, which offers craveable home-style Mexican dishes, including vegan, vegetarian and gluten-free options.