The valley is rife with fantastic food from all over the world, and Mexican food is what the Southwest does best! If you’re craving a little spice in your life and you’re in the east valley, here are a few of our favorite spots in the Mesa area.
Backyard Taco
Replicating the street taco flavor of Mazatlan, Backyard Taco boasts 3 kinds: pollo, birria y carne asada. Grilling delicious tacos for their family and neighbors since 2005, Ruben and Maricela have a new home at 1524 E. University Drive in Mesa. They attribute their success to fresh ingredients and a real mesquite grill that create the authentic taste of Tacos al Carbon. Grab some tacos and check out their great salsa bar! Find more info at
Taquitos Jalisco
Looking for a delicious and affordable Mexican option that doesn’t end in “bertos?” Check out Taquitos Jalisco. Found at 1052 W Broadway Road here in Mesa, the burritos are huge, and the salsa bar has a variety of different flavors. Benito Juarez and his crew have been serving locals for 15 years, and have been dedicated to serving the highest quality Angus beef available. If you’re always on the hunt for great carne asada, Taquitos Jalisco should be your next stop!
Casa Ramos
More than a restaurant experience, eating at Casa Ramos is like sharing a meal with a very festive family. Casa Ramos is a friendly, upbeat atmosphere that’s great for a simple date or family dining. Both the staff and the food make a visit to Casa Ramos a fun-filled experience, and even though the vibe is casual and happy, the service is never lacking and the cuisine is delicious and authentic. Serving Mexican staples, combo plates and margaritas, you can experience Casa Ramos for yourself at 1526 E. Main Street in Mesa. Find out more at