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    OT- Good eats in "downtown" Mesa

    We've been eating our way around town on Friday trying to find out what is good.
    So far Blue Adobe Grill has the best food and Rosa's Mexican Grill was terrible.

    Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    We've been eating our way around town on Friday trying to find out what is good.
    So far Blue Adobe Grill has the best food and Rosa's Mexican Grill was terrible.

    Any suggestions?
    Water, rice and beans is ALL YOU need to be eating.

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    If dining out includes good beer, don't forget to stop by Sun Devil Liquor for something tasty. Agree on the Blue Adobe assessment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tpvet73
    If dining out includes good beer, don't forget to stop by Sun Devil Liquor for something tasty. Agree on the Blue Adobe assessment.
    I heart SDL. Sad but so far that and Blue Adobe is all that seems worthwile around here. Tho I hear El Charro is good when it is open.
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    Although outside of Mesa proper, Rio Cafe on Baseline can be good. Not fine dining, but the tortillas are good. And with that so concludes my list of places in Mesa...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YuriB
    I heart SDL. Sad but so far that and Blue Adobe is all that seems worthwile around here. Tho I hear El Charro is good when it is open.
    I can honestly say I've never eaten in downtown Mesa. But a friend of ours made a coke-marinated shredded pork burro for us she said she got from an awesome place in downtown mesa. I can try and find out the name, but El Charro actually sounds familiar. If hers was half as good as theirs, it's one of the best things I've ever eaten in my life.
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    Its not exactly downtown mesa but its in mesa A couple places I like to go to once in awhile is The Fish Company attached to the bass pro shop, they have a pretty interesting menu from stuffed venison mushrooms, to walleye or a decent bison burger. Or if your into asain food, Un'pho'gettable in the Mekong Plaza a little pricy for pho but its woth it. The resturant across from there is pretty good too. I haven't been anywhere in proper downtown mesa but if I'm there I definetly check out that resturant you've mentioned.
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    Mango's Mexican Cafe on main street if it is still there...

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    Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine, some of the best Thai food i have had in AZ; which really isn't saying much..

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    Quote Originally Posted by seandm
    Nunthaporn's Thai Cuisine, some of the best Thai food i have had in AZ; which really isn't saying much..
    Royal Thai Grill (in Mesa)... obviously you haven't been.

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    I'll have to check that one out. Do they use real chili's or chili paste/flakes to make their dishes hotter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdpowers
    Royal Thai Grill (in Mesa)... obviously you haven't been.
    Better than Mint Thai on Gilbert Rd and Houston (in between baseline and guad)? That place is my benchmark.

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    If my memory serves me correct, Nunthaporn's and Mint are owned by the same people. Nunthaporn's is the old Benjarong.

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    there is a fine carniceria right near Sun Devil Liquors. Maadjurguer knows it, I forget the name.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBravo
    Its not exactly downtown mesa but its in mesa A couple places I like to go to once in awhile is The Fish Company attached to the bass pro shop, they have a pretty interesting menu from stuffed venison mushrooms, to walleye or a decent bison burger. Or if your into asain food, Un'pho'gettable in the Mekong Plaza a little pricy for pho but its woth it. The resturant across from there is pretty good too. I haven't been anywhere in proper downtown mesa but if I'm there I definetly check out that resturant you've mentioned.

    you either work for the bass pro shop or you are kidding right? The worst dining experience I have ever had was there. My buddy had a bad oyster, we waited 60 mins(it was not busy) and then they completely messed up my order(I explained my food allergies to him). Even after taking the time to explain we wanted our checks seperated it took 20 mins to bring back one bill....
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    Quote Originally Posted by JAG410
    Better than Mint Thai on Gilbert Rd and Houston (in between baseline and guad)? That place is my benchmark.

    IMO yes. I thought that place closed? Didn't see them last time I drove by. They were (are?) good though.

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    Lo Dos Molino. Just North of Broadway on Alma. It rocks.

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    Los Dos closed it's Mesa location.

    Try the Siamese Cat on NW corner of Price and Baseline.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ttocs
    you either work for the bass pro shop or you are kidding right? The worst dining experience I have ever had was there. My buddy had a bad oyster, we waited 60 mins(it was not busy) and then they completely messed up my order(I explained my food allergies to him). Even after taking the time to explain we wanted our checks seperated it took 20 mins to bring back one bill....

    errrrr no, sorry to hear about your experience there. Everytime I've went I've always sat at the bar and had the same bartender/server when I ordered my food and drinks and no complaints there, maybe it might of been the drinks that made me oblivious to everything else?
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    Papaya Thai is a nice place to eat but it isn't downtown.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnnyBravo
    errrrr no, sorry to hear about your experience there. Everytime I've went I've always sat at the bar and had the same bartender/server when I ordered my food and drinks and no complaints there, maybe it might of been the drinks that made me oblivious to everything else?
    It might be the drinks, I had to quit drinking a few years back. When I think of all the awful meals I have had to eat from scout camp to high adventure camping to the dorm food, they are all still on top of the bass pro shop......
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    Quote Originally Posted by ruzz
    Lo Dos Molino. Just North of Broadway on Alma. It rocks.
    Had the worst food there ever. A friend of mine who is a chef and I went there a couple of years ago. We went on a Tuesday, they were closed Monday and I swear the lettuce and veggies were left over from the weekend. The queso/chorizo dip was disgusting, looked like they opened a can of bad chili and threw some cheese on it. I expected something more like a queso dip with chorizo and when I told them that they said that isn't how they do it. I said why not describe it properly on the menu. If you list something first it should be the major part of the dish.
    Same friend and I went to the S.Central location about a year ago and the food was a little better, but the guac had that unnatural flourescent green hue to it. Kinda disappointing overall.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phillbo
    Try the Siamese Cat on NW corner of Price and Baseline.
    Been to Siamese Cat, good food and service.

    If you are looking for good Indian food try Guru Palace on Gilbert and Baseline in the Trader Joes Plaza. Very good and they even have some traditional seating.
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