And although my AZ teaching license just finally expired 6 months ago, it's been almost 7 years since we set foot on the desert soil. Places I would eat at in a heartbeat if I could visit (fingers crossed, Brian has a conference there soon...):
Los Olivos Patio: This was our "fancy" Mexican restaurant. It's really not that fancy inside, but it's location always made it feel that way. Located near the Scottsdale Mall (a park, not an actual mall) it was where Brian took me after we officially got engaged. And many times before in our undergrad days. They often had music (dancing, not that we did, but we enjoyed watching others), and delicious dessert.
7328 E 2nd St
|This donkey at the entrance somehow became a photo opp spot for us many times. These boys could use some better expressions to convey how great this place is, but it's the only photo I could find on my computer.|
Los Compadres: Cheaper lunch place, near where I did student teaching. Everything you would want in an inexpensive, lunch place. I learned to love tostadas here, and of course their salsa was great.
4414 N 7th Ave
Phoenix, AZ 85013
Ponchos Mexican Food and Cantina: This was the go-to place near the school I taught at for two years. Wish I had found out about it sooner so I could have gone more often.
7202 South Central Ave
|I snuck out during my lunch break and had lunch with my family there when they were in town for my graduation.|
|Last trip to Mexico in 2008. How lucky we were to be able to hop down there on a weekend trip. Happy Cinco de Mayo!|