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De la Cruz Bistro’s menu offers inventive American cuisine with international twists, filling out lunch and dinner with fresh seafood and steaks. Begin your meal with a sample of de la Cruz’s appetizers, such as baked brie and roasted garlic with blueberry compote ($9). Adventurous diners can combine the best of land and sea with the stuffed chicken breast loaded with dungeness crab, roasted red peppers, sun-dried tomatoes, and basil ($21), while believers in the separation of ocean and state savor a filet mignon served alongside a ragout of wild mushrooms and garlic mashed potatoes ($25). Green-eating grazers can sample vegetarian entrees including pasta penne ($11) and sweet corn risotto ($16), or several salad options.
From its downtown location across from the Mesa Arts Center, de la Cruz Bistro offers a quaint and cozy place to unwind before or after a show. Enjoy drinks and tapas at the copper bar or take advantage of warmer weather with dinner on the patio.
- Two overlapping slices of moist but sturdy meatloaf come wrapped in bacon and ladled with sweet, cinnamon-accented chile sauce so thick and tomatoey it must be house-made. This is good stuff, and I'm picky about meatloaf. Served with garlic-mashed potatoes, green beans and herbed yellow squash, it's a satisfying homey meal – Nikki Buchanan, Arizona Republic
- De la Cruz Bistro, which still has the former Posh Nosh signage on the outside, exudes a rustic charm with its concrete floor, patches of exposed brick on the walls and open ductwork along the ceiling. Dark wood furniture, including a century-old bar used for storage in the back of the dining room, and wrought-iron accents create an Old World feel. After dark, dimmed lights and black tablecloths lend a quiet air of intimacy. – Jess Harter, East Valley Tribune
De La Cruz Bistro
De La Cruz Bistro’s owner and executive chef, Brian Banasek, crafts contemporary American entrees with French and Italian influences punctuated by an international wine list and original martini list. A sandwich menu anchors lunch at the bistro, and a variety of pastas work in tandem with lamb and steak dishes to tether dinner so it doesn't float into breakfast. In a dining room supported by weathered pillars, exposed brick peaks through white and blue walls accented by ornate metal décor and white curtains that cascade from the ceiling.
10 W Main St.
Mesa, Arizona 85201Get Directions