Phoenix Edition: Top 5 Restaurants

I travel around the world to eat. When in Phoenix, I questioned: what is there to eat in Phoenix? I mean, besides the mountains and the cacti, what will make my tummy happy? After some quick Yelp and Google searches, I had my eyes on couple spots, and these 5 places were the most memorable for me. If you are going to visit Phoenix, or from the area, I definitely recommend them if you’ve never been!

In no particular order, here are my top 5 restaurants/cafes in Phoenix.




Website: Bobby-Q

Price Range: USD$25.00 – USD$35.00

Cuisine: American / Barbeque and Steakhouse

Attire: Casual | Dressy | Business Casual | Casual Elegant | Formal


  • Separate bar, patio, and dining area
  • Baby Back Ribs are mind blowing good
    • Best I have ever had!!
  • Service is on par with a $$$$ restaurant
  • Q Rolls are a must get for an appetizer
  • A unique mix of atmosphere between casual and romantic date night
  • A huge drink menu to choose from


  • You need a reservation since they are very busy

La Santisima

Katrina L.

Price Range: USD$15.00 – USD$20.00

Cuisine: Mexican

Attire: Casual |Dressy | Business Casual | Casual Elegant | Formal


  • Authentic Mexican food, one of the best Mexican restaurants I have ever been to
  • Massive portions
    • 3 people can possibly get away with only 2 mains
  • Adorable sauce/dip station for nachos with great variety
  • The margaritas are a must try
  • Love the interior decor!


  • No reservations and usually there’s a wait

Rustler’s Rooste


Website: Rustler’s Rooste

Price Range: USD$20.00 – USD$25.00

Cuisine: American / Steakhouse / Pub

Attire: Casual | Dressy | Business Casual | Casual Elegant | Formal


  • Rattlesnake and Prickly Pear Cactus Fries, come on!
  • Cinnamon butter with bread to start
  • Menu is printed on a newspaper for you to keep!


  • Lower floor smells like a barn

Copper Star Coffee

John B.

Website: Copper Star Coffee

Price Range: USD$3.00 – USD$10.00

Cuisine: Breakfast & Brunch / Cafe

Attire: Casual | Dressy | Business Casual | Casual Elegant | Formal


  • Large portion of coffee
  • Really cool, old style American drive-thru
  • Lovely lady taking your oder


  • None


Urban Cookies Bakeshop


Website: Urban Cookies

Price Range: USD$4.00 – USD$10.00

Cuisine: Cupcakes / Dessert

Attire: Casual | Dressy | Business Casual | Casual Elegant | Formal


  • The best cupcakes I have ever had
  • Not too sweet, not too buttery that will make you sick after eating one cupcake
  • They sell AMAZING Mexican Wedding Cookies
  • Exotic, unique cupcakes and cookies
  • Lovely, clean shop with private parking lot


  • The prices are slightly steep for a cupcake

Attire standards:


  • Women: yoga pants, sweatpants, hoodies, graphic Ts, and overalls are acceptable
  • Men: sweatpants, track pants, hoodies, overalls, and graphic Ts are acceptable
  • Comfortable


  • Women: jeans, sweater, sweatshirts, and simple Ts are acceptable
  • Men: jeans, sweater, sweatshirt, and simple Ts are acceptable
  • Put together

Business Casual

  • Women: cardigans, dresses, skirts, flats, and jeans + blouse are acceptable
  • Men: jeans + dress shirts, button ups, and khakis, are acceptable
  • Dress to impress

Casual Elegant

  • Women: light jacket/blazer, heels, panty hose, blouse, dress pants, dress skirts are acceptable
  • Men: Dress pants, dress shoes, dress shirt, and jacket are acceptable
  • Sophisticated, elegant


  • Women: blazer, dress pants, formal dresses with jacket are acceptable
  • Men: Full suit, dress pants, and jacket are acceptable
  • Serious and determined



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s