10 More Cult Restaurants in Metro Phoenix: Readers Choice

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Heather Hoch
Vegans, vegetarians, and pretty much everyone else know why Green has reached cult status.
When we picked out our ten favorite cult restaurants in the Valley last month, many of you had a thing or two to say about your own favorite cult-status dining spots -- and we listened. Cheap Mexican eats, underground seafood joints, and stoner delights all fall into the realm of fan-favorites.

Here are 10 more favorite cult restaurants in Phoenix, according to you:

See also: 10 Favorite Cult Restaurants in Metro Phoenix

Green New American Vegetarian
Anyone who thinks Green is just for vegans hasn't eaten there. Sandwiches like the no-harm chicken parm and Wendy's pickle, along with more healthy brown rice and tofu bowls, linger in the back of fans' minds for days until they can get back to get their mock meat fix. The thin and crispy thyme fries, which come as the side for most options, are also some of the tastiest fries in Phoenix. Daily specials like a mock frog leg sandwich with remoulade and barbeque fake ribs on popsicle sticks make it a no-brainer to return to this place time and time again. Who said vegetarian had to be healthy rabbit food?

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Lauren Saria
Carne adovada from Los Dos? Don't mind if we do.
Los Dos Molinos
Los Dos is a rite of passage for any self-respecting Arizonan. The food is good at all of the micro-chain's spots (they used to have an outpost in New York City!) but our favorite is the south Phoenix location, in an original adobe at the edge of South Mountain. This New Mexican-style Mexican food is not for the faint of heart -- or taste bud. "Some like it hot" is their motto, and if you order chile, better prepare with a giant margarita and an even bigger glass of water standing by. And maybe some milk.

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Erica O'Neil
Chowder and beer at this underground Scottsdale mainstay.
Salt Cellar
More than 40 years after its debut, the Salt Cellar remains atop many local "best seafood" lists. That may have something to do with this swell restaurant's unusual location, three stairway flights below Scottsdale's surface. Or it might be the fact that fresh lobster is flown in daily, or its tasty selection of choice Black Angus steaks and long list of harder-to-find delicacies like escargot and Beef Wellington. Possibly it's the fact that the Cellar hosts not one but two daily happy hours with discounted cocktails and appetizers from 4 to 7 p.m. and again from 10 p.m. to closing. Who cares why? We love getting down to the Salt Cellar.


Location Info

Green

2240 N. Scottsdale Road, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Los Dos Molinos

8646 S. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Music

Rito's Mexican Food

907 N. 14th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Cornish Pasty Co.

960 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Music

Texaz Grill

6003 N. 16th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

El Pollo Supremo

221 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Red Devil Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

208 W. Southern Ave., Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

The Salt Cellar Restaurant

550 N. Hayden Road, Scottsdale, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Gadzooks

3313 N. 7th St., Phoenix, AZ

Category: Restaurant

Cheba Hut

960 W. University Drive, Tempe, AZ

Category: Restaurant

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14 comments
Rob Hall
Rob Hall

Been to 5 out of 10..lots of good stuff..

Cody Codes
Cody Codes

I've been to most of these and I agree. I have never been to TexAz grill!!

Tim Cahoon
Tim Cahoon

Pretty spot on. I've been to 7 of them and agree.

Michael Hodgins
Michael Hodgins

Forgot Uncle SAMs on Shea and the 51 for cheese steaks. The place has been there for ever and is a cult cheesesteak experience.

Marlene Cohen
Marlene Cohen

I go to Salt Cellar whenever I can! It's soft-shell crab season!

Charlotte Risch Shaff
Charlotte Risch Shaff

I can't believe I live minutes away from TexAZ and still haven't tried their chicken fried steak! Gadzooks is pretty good. Gotta get back to Cornish Pasty. Los Dos is hit or miss for me. Haven't been to Salt Cellar in a decade!

brad.mcneal
brad.mcneal

I have a growing list of words I can't stand to read in a review.

"Craveworthy" is near the top. It is like seeing a FB post start with "Too Cute", ugh.

Howard Seftel can't go 2 reviews without seeing a dish as being "fetching", double- ugh.

azjscott
azjscott

Red Devil is an Arizona original! How come there are no pictures of their yummy food posted????

cgrossprivate
cgrossprivate

4 out 10 are my favorite los dos, ritos ,tex, and grow up on red devil,  haven't been to the others

Tony Morales
Tony Morales

But you ignore all of the comments about how many pages you drag a piece over??

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