Serrano’s extensive menu features a full spread of authentic Mexican appetizers, enchiladas, fajitas, sandwiches, and more. Make the flavorful most of the preprandial course with a combo mini appetizer platter, a delectable spread of beef flautas, chicken and cheese rollups, and stuffed jalapeños ($9.50). For the prand itself, diners can avail their faces of house specialties such as the machaca, shredded beef or chicken with chili, tomatoes, onions, rice, and beans saddled up next to a posse of flour tortillas ($9.75). Seafood lovers, and people who once dropped an engagement ring into the ocean and are searching for it one fish at a time, can explore the seafood favorites, such as the diverse Del Mar Sampler, featuring a shrimp enchilada, halibut steak, and garlic shrimp served with rice and Mexican-style veggies ($14.95).
Phoenix magazine interviewed The Urban Tea Loft owner Glynis Legrand. The Arizona Republic gives the restaurant three stars, and Chow Bella rates the mac 'n' cheese at The Urban Tea Loft the best in Phoenix. More than 60 Yelpers give The Urban Tea Loft an average rating of four stars.
For 18 years, David Fliger lived the life of an adman, traveling the world and eating fine foods. But inside the Thailand-born foodie lurked a restaurateur, a seed perhaps planted by his mother, Nicha, who also left a career in advertising to start a restaurant. Today, Nicha and David work together in the kitchen of Latitude Eight Thai Grill, named after a region in southern Thailand known for fresh seafood. This regional specialty is reflected in the menu’s ocean-centric dishes, such as crab fried rice, grilled halibut, and garlic prawns. Servers stride from table to table, recommending dishes and wine pairings inside what Phoenix Magazine dubs a “modern and minimalist” dining room. The dark wood floor and tables serve as a stark contrast to the white banquettes and walls. Spotlights illuminate an oversized piece of art that’s textured to resemble rolling waves or a wall made out of pasta.:m]]
Start off a southeasterly foray by taking a gander at the menu before adopting an appetizer of mighty and meatless edamame ($4), which is bigger in Japan than the Hoff. Add a bit of insult to ingestion with a sassy and saucy order of Yo's Mama Noodle—Chinese egg noodle with mixed vegetables and chicken, beef, or pork ($8) or specialty shrimp ($9). Sooth the savage stomachbeast with a delightfully smooth seafood coconut-curry cream pasta (shrimp, calamari, and green mussels with linguini tossed in a green-curry cream sauce, $12). Or try a Siracha twist on a familiar favorite with the "Bad Ass" beef and broccoli ($8).
Instead of frittering away quarters at the arcade like most boys his age, Dean Laplant began learning his trade at age 13 by working the grill at his parents' steak house. He went on to open his own steak house in Wisconsin at the young age of 28, and later moved to Chandler to start DC Steak House, where he channels his years of experience into effortlessly preparing a menu of fine steaks, seafood, and chops.
Dean's wife, Lori, adorned the dining-room walls of DC Steak House's 100-year-old building in vivid murals that depict the local area's rich history. These elegant murals, along with soft hanging lights and white tablecloths, create a dining atmosphere more comfortable than a sofa stuffed with cotton candy. Patrons exit the restaurant into Chandler's bustling downtown square filled with shops and home to a variety of seasonal festivals.
Irish Republic Public House packs a space facing Dr. A.J. Chandler Park with a hearty dose of Celtic flavor. More than 50 draft and bottled beers wash down a six-page menu of traditional Irish cuisine and classic American favorites. The ever-changing beer list is sourced from local brewhouses, including Sleepy Dog Saloon and Brewery, Oak Creek Brewery, SanTan Brewing Company, Four Peaks Brewery, Sonoran Brewing, and others. The beer list also includes staples floated over from across the pond, such as Guinness, Smithwick's, Harp, and Kilkenny. Between walls teeming with flags, lighted signs, and other old-fashioned memorabilia, adults and kids down anything from corned beef and cabbage to flatbread pizzas and vegetarian stuffed potatoes in front of eight TV screens. Alternatively, a patio allows guests to enjoy meals and libations outdoors.