Restaurants in Mesa

Fresh American Fusion Cuisine at Il Vinaio (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Il Vinaio

Downtown Mesa

$30 $16

(80)

Fresh American fusion dishes crafted from local, organic ingredients with gluten-free options; lobster mac & cheese and filet mignon

$14 for Hawaiian Meal for Two with Entrees and Desserts at Moki's Hawaiian Grill (Up to $29.80 Value)

Moki's Hawaiian Grill

Mesa

$27.93 $14

(117)

Eatery captures the aloha spirit with mixed plates such as loco-moco and chicken katsu in tropical-themed space

6 or 12 Regular Tacos and 2 or 4 Fountain Drinks at Taco4u Mexican Food (Up to 39% Off)

Taco4u Mexican Food

Mesa

$15.70 $10

(7)

Soft or crisp tortillas filled with meats such as chorizo, carne asada, or shredded chicken

$13 for $24 Worth of Thai Food and Drinks at PaPaYa Thai Restaurant

PaPaYa Thai Restaurant

Multiple Locations

$24 $13

(22)

Award-winning chicken mango curry and fresh noodle, barbecue, and vegetarian dishes served by attentive staff

One or Two Groupons Toward Food and Drinks at Buonos Pizza (Up to 50% Off)

Buonos Pizza

Dobson Ranch

$20 $11

(39)

Appetizers such as calamari rings preface pizza, jumbo ravioli, housemade lasagna, and hot or cold subs

Up to 30% Off Mexican Cuisine — Casa Ramos II Valid Monday - Thursday 11 AM - 2 PM

Casa Ramos II

Sherwood

$10 $7

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

One or Three Groupons, Each Good for $20 Worth of Pizza and Italian Food at Vito's Pizza and Italian Ristorante

Vito's Pizza and Italian Ristorante

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

Housemade italian sausage baked onto thin-crust pizzas and housemade lasagna ladled with from-scratch marinara sauce

$17 for $30 Worth of New Mexican Cuisine at The Original Blue Adobe Grille

The Original Blue Adobe Grille

Downtown Mesa

$30 $17

(274)

New Mexican cuisine ranging from burgers cooked over a pecan-wood grill to enchiladas in blue corn tortillas

1 or 2 Groupons, Each Good for $10 Worth of Treats at Dairy Queen Orange Julius (50% Off). 9 Locations Available

Dairy Queen Orange Julius

Multiple Locations

$10 $5

Get your fill of candy- and cookie-studded blizzards, twist cones, smoothies, julius, and other treats at a choice of nine locations

$85 for a Murder-Mystery Dinner for Two with Souvenir Mugs from The Dinner Detective ($161.60 Value)

The Dinner Detective

Mesa

$161.60 $85

(13)

After shocking murder, guests and actors collect clues to expose killer while dining on meatloaf, chicken, or pasta

Organic Food for Dine-In, Take-Out, or Catering at Herb 'n Flavors (Up to 41% Off)

Herb 'n Flavors

Tempe

$16 $9.50

Gluten-free pizzas, fresh pita wraps, shrimp kabobs, and pastas coated in jalapeño pesto

Gastro-Pub Dinner with Drinks for Two or Four at Salut Kitchen Bar (Up to 49% Off)

Salut Kitchen Bar

Tempe

$59 $32

Drinks such as a cucumber mule or lavender lemon fizz complement items such as gourmet burgers; not valid on entrees

Pizza and Southwest-Inspired Pub Food at Boulders on Broadway (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Boulders on Broadway

Tempe

$24 $13

This bar has a dedicated three-figure beer list that offers something for every taste and to go with spicy burgers as well as brunch dishes

$13 for $25 Worth of Italian Food for Two at Marcello’s Pasta Grill

Marcello's Pasta Grill

Tempe

$25 $13

(13)

Authentic cuisine made from generations-old recipes—such as brick-oven pizza and seafood-stuffed ravioli—fills plates at family-owned eatery

Indian Cuisine for Dine-In or Carry-Out at Nandini Indian Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Nandini Indian Restuarant

Tempe

$30 $16

Veggie samosas, chicken curry made with fresh herbs from house recipe, halal tandoori chicken, and lamb rogan josh

Indian Cuisine on Sunday–Thursday or Any Time at The Dhaba (Up to 47% Off)

The Dhaba

Tempe

$30 $16

(232)

Dishes feature flavors from across India, including punjabi veggie platters, tandoor-baked meats, and handmade naan

$12.99 for $24 Worth of Vietnamese Cuisine at Pho Tempe

Pho Tempe

Tempe

$24 $12.99

Traditional Vietnamese cuisine including pho soup, banh mi sandwiches, egg noodles, and sweet sticky rice

$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Mexican Food at Costa Vida ($24 Value)

Costa Vida

Tempe

$12 $7

Mexican dishes include raspberry-chipotle chicken burritos wrapped in handcrafted tortillas in nutritionally minded restaurant

International Street Food for Two or Four at Gringo Star Street Bar (Half Off)

Gringo Star Street Bar

Downtown Tempe

$30 $15

Street fare from around the world, such as grilled corn drizzled in lime and cotija cheese or Korean short ribs served on fry bread

Deli Food at Gandolfo’s New York Deli (Up to 53% Off). Two Options Available.

Gandolfo's New York Deli

Tempe

$15 $7

(35)

Inspired by New York City in both name and style, more than 70 sandwiches crafted from fresh bread are stacked with meat and cheese

Lebanese Cuisine for Lunch or Dinner at Mijana (Up to 51% Off). Two Options Available.

Mijana

Tempe

$35 $17

Fresh-baked pita bread and Middle Eastern cuisine such as chicken kebabs, kefta, and kibbeh

Indian Buffet for 2, 4, or 6 or $20 Worth of Take-out Indian Food from Kohinoor Cuisine of India (Up to 40% Off)

Kohinoor Cuisine of India

Tempe

$20 $12

Lunch or dinner buffets showcase an array of Indian dishes, including a robust selection of vegetarian and vegan choices

New American Ale House Food at Spokes on Southern (Up to 46% Off). Two Options Available.

Spokes On Southern

Tempe

$24 $13

(74)

Peddle up to a bike-friendly restaurant where chefs serve ale house food with a Southwestern twist and 24 local and popular draft beers.

Wine Flight and Bruschetta Board for Two or Four at MWC Bistro (50% Off). Four Options Available.

MWC Bistro

Gilbert

$44 $22

Customers enjoy a flight of three wines from across America or as far away as Chile while sharing bites of bruschetta

Mediterranean and Afghan Food at Rania's Kabob Grill (50% Off).

Rania's Kabob Grill

Higley Marketplace

$10 $5

(5)

Mediterranean flavors with Afghan touches makes Rania's food unique, with flame-grilled kabobs, stuffed naan, and flavorful vegetable dishes

Sushi and Specialty Rolls at Sushi Avenue (Up to 40% Off)

Sushi Avenue

Multiple Locations

$30 $18

(64)

Fresh sushi and specialty maki including baked and deep-fried rolls

$20 for $40 Worth of Food at Francisco's Brick Pizza & Pita's

Francisco's Brick Pizza & Pita's

Chandler

$20 $10

Chefs fire 18 kinds of pizza in a brick oven, including italian-sausage and bacon-cheeseburger varieties

Sub Sandwiches and Beer for Two or Four at Sidewinder Subs (30% Off)

Sidewinder Subs

Gilbert

$20 $14

Fixings such as imported ham, mesquite barbecue sauce, and grilled green peppers flavor 25 hot and cold subs made with bread baked daily

American Comfort Food at Boondocks Patio & Grill (Up to 46% Off)

Boondocks Patio & Grill

Scottsdale

$24 $13

(32)

Hearty plates of carnitas tacos with jalapeno marmalade or burgers topped with bleu cheese fondue in a casual setting with a massive patio

Pub Food and Drinks at American Junkie (50% Off). Two Options Available.

American Junkie

Downtown Scottsdale

$40 $20

(136)

Part sports bar, part night club, American Junkie offers elevated bar snacks, craft beers, and games streaming on 20 HD TVs

Mexican Food and Drinks at Salty Senorita (40% Off). Two Locations Available.

Salty Senorita

Multiple Locations

$30 $18

Eleven taco varieties, three kinds of hand-rolled burritos, and over 50 hand crafted margaritas from around 130 tequilas

Pizza and Italian Cuisine at Crust Restaurants (Up to 40% Off)

Crust Restaurants

Multiple Locations

$20 $12

(217)

Italian restaurant serving homemade rusticas, pastas, and New York style-pizzas made from fresh ingredients

$15 for $30 Worth of Italian Fare and Drinks at Arrivederci Ristorante

Arrivederci Ristorante

Paradise Valley

$30 $15

Intricate wall sketches stand above plates of beef and salmon carpaccios, hearty pastas, and veal and chicken in wine sauce

Steakhouse Cuisine at La Prima Donna (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available. 

La Prima Donna

Gainey Ranch

$40 $20

Regional steakhouse cuisine filled with homespun flourishes, such as veal chops, filet mignon, and seared New York strip

$11 for $20 Worth of Gourmet Pizza and American Food at Humble Pie

Humble Pie

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Wood-fired pizzas topped with local sausage and house-made mozzarella, pasta loaded with Italian bacon, and wines by the glass

$20 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food and Drinks at Loco Patron

Loco Patron

Downtown Scottsdale

$40 $20

Chefs dish up platters of award-winning crunchy pork tacos with sliced avocado & arbol sauce alongside cocktails & freshly made margaritas

Casual American Food, Wine, and Craft Beers for Dinner at Twisted Rose Winery & Eatery (50% Off)

Twisted Rose Winery & Eatery

Scottsdale

$30 $15

Crafted and aged on-site, wine plays a starring role, either on their own or in dishes that use wine as a main ingredient

Chinese Cuisine for Dine-In, Takeout, or Delivery at Qwik Chinese Bistro (Up to 42% Off)

Qwik Chinese Bistro

Central Scottsdale

$24 $14

(29)

Spicy Mongolian beef, moo shu shrimp, and chicken lo mein add to a menu of Chinese staples free of MSG

$16 for $30 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Cove Trattoria

Cove Trattoria

McCormick Ranch

$30 $16

Brick-oven-fired pizzas, handmade pastas, and Italian-style steaks; seafood pair with red and white wines to tantalize taste buds

Toasted Sandwiches, Soups & Salads or Create-Your-Own Catering Tray at Quiznos (Up to Half Off). Two Options Available.

Quiznos

Scottsdale

$6 $3

Sandwich stackers pack deli meats, cheese, and vegetables between toasted rolls; catering tray serves up to 10 people

$12 for $20 Worth of American Food and Drinks at 5th and Wine

5th & Wine

Downtown Scottsdale

$20 $12

50 wines from around the world poured alongside bison burgers and live music on select nights

Dynasty Feast, Pupu Platter and Beer, or $13 for $25 Worth of Chinese Food at Chop and Wok

Chop and Wok

Central Scottsdale

$25 $13

(50)

Sit down to a feast of Chinese food such as orange chicken and spicy crab fried rice, or pair a pupu platter of appetizers with beer

$30 for $50 Worth of Japanese Steak and Sushi at Roka Akor

Roka Akor

Paradise Valley

$50 $30

(421)

Steaks and seafood cooked over oak-charcoal robata grills at an acclaimed Japanese steakhouse; award-winning sushi

New York–Style Pizza, Pasta, and Drinks at Lorenzo's Pizza & Pasta (Up to 48% Off). Three Options Available.

Lorenzo's Pizza & Pasta

Scottsdale

$25 $13

(63)

Hearty Italian eats such as calzones, chicken cacciatore, fried calamari, and various pasta dishes pair with beer and wine

$15 for $30 Worth of American Cuisine at 4th Floor Grille & Sports Bar

4th Floor Grille & Sports Bar

South Scottsdale

$30 $15

(77)

American favorites such as new york strip sandwich complement southwestern dishes such as macho tacos

Mexican Food at Papi Chulo's Mexican Grill & Cantina (Up to 50% Off). Three Options Available.

Papi Chulo's Mexican Grill & Cantina

South Scottsdale

$20 $11

Chorizo and eggs, grilled arrachera flank steak, and Big Papi 6.5-lb. burritos served in a dining room with views of Camelback Mountain

$20 for $40 Worth of Gastropub Lunch or Brunch at Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Dierks Bentley's Whiskey Row

Old Town Scottsdale

$40 $20

Smoked-provolone mac 'n' cheese with poblano peppers and juicy beef and fish sliders for lunch and Blueberry Moonshine pancakes at brunch

Dinner and Drinks for Two or Four, or Take-Out at Rare Earth Pizza and Wine Bar (Up to 46% Off)

Rare Earth Pizza and Wine Bar

Troon North

$50 $27

Handmade pizzas and wine by the glass or bottle served in second-story dining room or on picturesque deck

$7 for $15 Worth of Bagels, Sandwiches, and Salads at Lox Stock & Bagel

Lox Stock & Bagel

Scottsdale

$15 $7

(77)

Fresh-baked bagels in 28 flavors, ranging from spinach pesto to french toast, along with sandwiches and salads

Tapas, Dessert, and Sangria for Two or Four at Pepin Restaurante Español (52% Off)

Pepin Restaurante Español

Downtown Scottsdale

$103 $49

Pork leg basks in sour-orange marinade before it's roasted into a tender entree as live flamenco dancing rounds out the festive atmosphere

$22 for $40 Worth of Mexican Food for Lunch or Brunch at El Hefe

El Hefe

Downtown Scottsdale

$40 $22

(111)

Tables outfitted out with personal taps, angus burgers laced with marmalade, and tacos stuffed with pork al pastor, carne asada, and duck

$17.50 for $30 Worth of Asian Fusion Cuisine at Bamboo Club

Bamboo Club

Central Scottsdale

$30 $17.50

(107)

Chinese duck and stir-fry, Hawaiian and Korean beef, inventive seafood plates, and Thai noodles

$13 for $25 Worth of Mexican Food for Dinner at Los Olivos Norte

Los Olivos Norte

Scottsdale

$25 $13

Carne asada, machaca—shredded dry beef sauteed with vegetables—seasoned fajitas, and halibut Veracruzana

Sandwiches and Breakfast Food at C3 Kitchen (Up to 58% Off)

C3 Kitchen

Scottsdale Quarter

$12 $6

(16)

Coffee drinks pair with bagels, egg sandwiches, chopped salads, and hot and cold sandwiches

$14 for Two Groupons, Each Good for $12 Worth of Diner Food at Chloe's Corner ($24 Total Value)

Chloe's Corner

Paradise Valley

$12 $7

(115)

Hot roast beef, chicken salad, grilled cheese with bacon, and albacore tuna sandwiches follow breakfast pastries and coffee

$15 for $30 Worth of Gourmet Burgers, Wings, Homemade Donuts, and Infused Cocktails at The Grind

The Grind

Multiple Locations

$30 $15

(243)

Chefs use old world European technique to craft burgers and other American favorites inside a coal-fired oven

Individual or Catering Trays of Sub Sandwiches at Quiznos (Up to 51% Off). Four Options Available.

Quiznos (Scottsdale)

Northsight

$9.98 $5

Meats, cheeses, and vegetables piled on sandwiches or rolled into wraps crisp and melt when toasted in an oven or on a grill

Pizza and Casual Italian Food at Rosati's Pizza (47% Off). Three Options Available.

Rosati's Pizza

Troon North

$30 $16

Revered century-old franchise specializes in thin-crust and Chicago-style pies supplemented by piping-hot pastas and 12 types of sandwiches

Halal Indian Cuisine at Al Hamra (Up to 47% Off). Two Options Available.

Al Hamra

North Scottsdale

$30 $16

(46)

Indian restaurant fuses Eastern and Western sensibilities to offer mixed drinks, curries, tandoori dishes, and naan

$12 for $20 Worth of Breakfast at Chompie's Restaurant and Bakery – Chandler

Chompie's Restaurant and Bakery

Chandler

$20 $12

(184)

The Chandler location, celebrating its fourth anniversary, serves an extensive breakfast menu of bagels, pancakes, benedicts, and omelets

$16 for Four Groupons, Each Good for One Combo Meal and Ice-Cream Cone at Wienerschnitzel ($31.52 Total Value)

Wienerschnitzel

Chandler

$7.88 $4

(8)

Enjoy combo meals such as a chili dog and corn dog, polish sandwich, and chicken dippers along with a hand-dipped ice-cream cone

Steak-House Food and Drinks at DC Steak House (Up to 47% Off). Four Options Available.

DC Steak House

Downtown Chandler

$80 $45

(120)

Dean Laplant and staff sizzle up filet mignon, walleye-pike dinner, and pork-chop sandwiches beneath nostalgic murals in a historic building

Asian Food and Drinks for Dinner for Two or Four at Chao Urban Asian Eatery (Up to 50% Off)

Chao Urban Asian Eatery

Chandler

$20 $11

(39)

Constantly changing menu features a mix of Thai, Japanese, and Chinese dishes, including pad thai and curry-braised short ribs

$16.50 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Japanese Cuisine at Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki

Hon Machi Sushi & Teppanyaki

Chandler

$30 $16.50

Chefs sizzle teppanyaki entrees between theatrical tricks at flat-top grill stations; rolls include barbecue salmon and spicy tuna

$16.50 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Teppanyaki at I Sushi & Teppan

I Sushi & Teppan

Chandler

$30 $16.50

(7)

Delicious menu of fresh sushi and specialty rolls plus hot teppanyaki entrees, such as filet mignon and calamari

$30 for $50 Worth of Upscale Steak-House Cuisine at Chop Chandler

Chop Chandler

Chandler

$50 $30

Handsome steak house serves mesquite grilled rib eyes, filets, pork chops, and all-natural Angus beef

$18 for $30 Worth of Sushi and Drinks at The Sushi Room

The Sushi Room

Downtown Ocotillo

$30 $18

Sushi spot features 27 types of traditional sushi and sashimi, entrees, vegetarian options, hot or cold sake, and 29 wines

Slow-Cooked Barbecue at Can't Stop Smokin' BBQ (Up to 40% Off)

Can't Stop Smokin' BBQ

Chandler

$20 $12

(31)

Low-and-slow smoked turkey, pulled pork, ribs, and brisket with sides of coleslaw, cobbler, and potato salad

Japanese Cuisine and Teppanyaki at Ninja Japanese Restaurant (Up to 47% Off). Three Options Available.

Ninja Japanese Restaurant

Chandler

$30 $16

Eel, orange clam, and spicy salmon sushi rolls; hibachi-grill artists prepare meals and create culinary spectacles at tableside grills

Modern Indian Dinner for Two or Four at Nasha Lounge and Bar (50% Off)

Nasha Lounge and Bar

Chandler

$24 $12

(6)

Modern Indian dishes such as Kerala–style fish curry, Punjab–inspired tandoor-roasted spiced chicken with pear relish, seafood, and kebabs

Burger-Joint Fare and Drinks for Two or Four at Late Night Johnny's Grill (Up to 50% Off)

Late Night Johnny's Grill

Chandler

$16 $9

Cooks sizzle up everything from classic American burgers and dogs to carne asada tacos, pairing them with the likes of cheesesteak fries

Burgers and Barbecue to Dine-In or To-Go, or Beers and Wings for Four at Whiskey Rose (Up to 47% Off)

Whiskey Rose Chandler

Chandler

$20 $11

(66)

Slow-smoked ribs, mac and cheese with pulled pork and green chiles, and Angus burgers served in a family-friendly saloon

$10 for $20 Worth of Home-Style Cooking and Pie at Pecan Grove Restaurant & Pie Company

Pecan Grove Restaurant & Pie Company

Chandler

$20 $10

Dig into home-style favorites such as chicken-pot pie, barbecue pork sandwiches, chicken-fried steak, and numerous types of pie

$8 for $15 Worth of Subs and Drinks at Cousins Subs

Cousins Subs

Chandler

$15 $8

(5)

Italian subs and hot philly cheesesteaks built on house-baked bread served alongside assorted cookies and chips

Modern Mexican Street Food and Margaritas at Modern Margarita (Half Off)

Modern Margarita

Desert Ridge

$30 $17

(56)

Sit on the 1,200-square-foot patio while sipping on Arizona prickly pear margaritas and eating gourmet street tacos and burgers

Sushi and Mexican-Fusion Cuisine at Senor Sushi (Up to 40% Off). Two Options Available.

Senor Sushi

Maryvale

$30 $18

Mexican specialty rolls with ingredients such as shrimp, beef, and jalapeños complement traditional maki rolls

Three-Course Seasonal Italian Meal for Two or Four or $13 for $20 Worth of Italian Food at Solo Trattoria

Solo Trattoria

Esplnade Phoenix

$76 $39

Fresh, seasonal menu using local, Arizona ingredients puts handmade pastas, thin-crust pizzas, and Niman Ranch steaks under the spotlight

Dine-In or Carryout Seafood at Crab Zone (40% Off)

Crab Zone

Phoenix

$30 $18

(107)

King and snow crab, lobster, grilled shrimp, and other fresh seafood served with your choice of spices and seasonings

$20 for $40 Worth of Italian Cuisine at Va Bene

Va Bene

Ahwatukee Foothills

$40 $20

(123)

Restaurant serves classic Italian dishes such as homemade gnocchi and veal piccata, accompanied by one of more than 90 wines

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At JJ Madisons, less than 15 burgers on the menu would be unthinkable. The chefs have created 18 separate sandwiches, some of which have their own variants?the Malibu Beach burger, for example, comes with mushrooms, swiss, and avocado atop beef or chicken. Others are less like classic patties and more like enticing burger hybrids. The Buffalo Fire patty is prepped in zesty chicken-wing sauce, whereas the PB & J bacon burger mixes peanut butter, jelly, and sriracha hot sauce for a truly unique flavor combo.

The rest of the menu celebrates a wide range of American eats. There are award-winning wings flavored with 17 different sauces, deli sandwiches from reubens to turkey melts, and entrees of steak and fried shrimp. Much of the food is categorized under a relevant U.S. city, whether it's tacos honoring Santa Rosa, California or a Pittsburgh patty melt.

The eatery also provides plenty of nighttime entertainment: live music, karaoke events, and poker games are on the calendar every week, much like a greedy person's birthday. Happy hour runs all day and night throughout the summer with food specials until midnight.

430 N Power Rd.
Mesa,
AZ
US

The bar?s hanging lights glow like down-turned tulips against cobalt walls. A plush corner nook invites lingering with low-slung tables and vibrant throw pillows. Peeking through the lattice of Guru Palace Cusine of India?s decorative blue dividers, patrons can catch an eyeful of the restaurant?s centerpiece, a sprawling wall mural of the Taj Mahal.

Surrounded by decor that the Phoenix New Times called ?a deliberate antidote to the sameness that sometimes pervades local retail complexes,? patrons tuck into a menu of traditional Indian dishes. The paper also named Guru Palace Cusine of India Best Indian Restaurant of 2010, lauding foods baked in a traditional tandoori oven and a wide range of vegetarian options. The chefs at the eatery specialize in Mughlai cooking, and the dining room?s burgundy tablecloths crowd daily with fish and lamb entrees infused with ginger, cumin, and red chili. Warm], baked naan breads and samosas sop up sauce, and bottles of wine can raise spirits after the realization that a vehicle?s owner?s manual says nothing about driving underwater.

2048 E Baseline Rd
Mesa,
AZ
US

If you?re tired of Arizona's desert landscape, blame the Flancer goat. Legend has it, the greedy little guy saw Arizona?s once-lush land and greenery as a personal buffet?he ate and ate until the landscape became barren. And though he's now extinct, it is said that the goat's shadow can be seen running through the caf? with a satisfied grin on his face.

Lucky for hungry Arizona natives, Flancer?s manages to offer a robust, diverse menu despite its desert location. Sandwiches are built on made-from-scratch breads that are baked throughout the day. They come stacked with unique flavor combos such as filet mignon and caramelized onions, or chicken breast marinated with prickly pear.

Owner Jeff Flancer claims you won?t find the caf?'s bruschetta anywhere else but Flancer?s. The appetizer comes with breaded goat cheese, basil, and tomato piled atop baked-to-order crouton bread. With innovative food offerings such as this, it?s no wonder the restaurant claims to have been "rockin' taste buds" since it opened in 2000.

1902 N Higley Rd.
Mesa,
AZ
US

Hidden behind an unassuming A-frame exterior, The Original Blue Adobe Grille surprises guests with colorful decor and a variety of innovative twists on New Mexican cuisine. From appetizers such as green chile lobster dip to entrees such as the Blue Adobe burger cooked over a pecan-wood grill, the restaurant's surprising eats earned them a mention in Jane and Michael Stern's survey of American cuisine, 500 Things to Eat Before It's Too Late. Other menu favorites include shrimp enchiladas stuffed into blue corn tortillas and rims of salt served with margaritas to wash it down. Composed of a blue peaked roof and white stucco siding, The Original Blue Adobe Grille's outside belies its more exciting interior, where stained glass windows and colorful chandeliers illuminate a room filled with reds, oranges, and pinks—a spectrum reflected in the handwritten chalkboard menu announcing the daily specials.

144 N Country Club Dr.
Mesa,
AZ
US

Go-karts hugging the turns of a winding indoor track. Bowling balls tumbling down glow-in-the-dark lanes. Lasers zipping past black lights and glowing murals. Within Amazing Jake’s more than 90,000-square-foot indoor amusement park, these attractions are just the tip of the iceberg. Elsewhere, cars collide in a bumper arena, intrepid adventurers scale a towering climbing wall, and riders of the mini-coaster scream their teeniest, tiniest screams.

Those are tough to hear inside the arcade, which resounds with the bleeps and blips of more than 150 redemption and video games. While the older kids enjoy all these spoils, younger guests can savor four attractions of their own, including a train ride and carousel. To help visitors reenergize, Amazing Jake’s houses a 100-foot all-you-can-eat buffet stocked with pizza slices, pastas, and salad fixings.

1830 E Baseline Rd
Mesa,
AZ
US

PaPaYa Thai Restaurant’s chicken mango curry won Best Thai Curry 2009 by Phoenix magazine. It brims with the bold, sweet, and spicy flavors of coconut milk, mango, and red-curry paste, further enhanced by sweet basil, lean chicken, and bell peppers, each shaped like a life-size Stanley Cup. It’s testament to the carefully crafted dishes typical of PaPaYa, which serves traditional dishes that alternate between sweet, sour, and salty flavors and feature no MSG. The barbecue grill adds crispiness to chicken, beef, pork, shrimp, and salmon, each plated beside thai sticky rice and sides of sweet chili dip or spicy lime sauce. Most dishes can be made vegetarian on request, and PaPaYa’s attentive waiters encourage patrons to pick their preference of spiciness, ranging from mild and medium to thai hot.

2706 E University Dr
Mesa,
AZ
US