Invention has long been tradition for Phoenix Mexican restaurants. The best restaurants in Phoenix combine the flavors of Mexico and the American Southwest to create the state’s distinctive Sonoran cuisine. Additionally, Arizona restaurateurs invented the cheese crisp—an oversized flour tortilla covered with cheese and baked until crispy—and Macayo’s Mexican Kitchen claims to have fried the very first chimichanga in 1946. Even some of the best breakfast in Phoenix showcases an inventive streak. Barrio Café tempts Sunday morning diners with dishes such as chorizo-stuffed crepes topped with spicy hollandaise sauce and avocado.