Tempe, located in the heart of Metropolitan Phoenix, offers an eclectic smorgasbord when it comes to pleasing your palate. In this college town, long influenced and inspired by local, regional, national and international tastes, Tempe visitors enjoy fast food, fast casual and fine dining of all types and styles. Spicy Sichuan stir fry, Japanese sushi, Irish pub grub, ramen noodles, dessert crêpes, Mediterranean- or Southwestern-style cuisine, tofu for the vegetarian, handmade Mexican ice cream popsicles (in Spanish, paletas), an Ethiopian restaurant—dishes you wouldn’t expect in Arizona are right here in Tempe. Ready to tease your tastebuds now? Simply search our extensive list of Tempe restaurants below.
Mill Avenue District
40 E. University Dr.
Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-8649
325 W. Elliot Rd.
Tempe, AZ 85284
Phone: (480) 777-3938
Built in 1871 and family owned and operated for over 50 years, MontiÕs offers gracious hospitality and great food at reasonable prices. Originally TempeÕs founding pioneer home, MontiÕs has been carefully restored to reveal foot thick adobe walls, river rock in the floors and even a fountain in one of the many large dining rooms. Known for our steaks but even more known for our freshly baked roman bread. MontiÕs is just a few short steps from the METRO light rail stop in downtown Tempe. Private dining for groups up to 100. Catering available.
Gertrude’s at the Desert Botanical Garden offers seasonal, ingredient driven menus that showcase local artisans and farmers. Indoor and patio dining, exhibition kitchen, chef’s table and bar. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily from 7 a.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday brunch. Garden admission not required. Reservations: www.opentable.com.
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