Fodor's Expert Review Pepe's Taco Villa

$ North Central Phoenix Mexican

The neighborhood's not fancy, and neither is this restaurant, but in a town with a lot of gringo-ized south-of-the-border fare, this is the real friendly, real deal. Tacos rancheros—spicy, shredded pork lathered with aromatic adobo paste—are a dream, as are the green-corn tamales and Monterrey tacos filled with imported machacado (air-dried beef). The chiles rellenos may be the best in the state. All are perfect with a margarita from the full bar. Don't leave without trying the sensational mole.

Mexican Casual Breakfast Lunch Dinner $ Family

Quick Facts

2108 W. Camelback Rd.
Phoenix, Arizona  85015, USA


Known For:
  • Waitstaff that happily gives recommendations
  • Squeeze-bottles of salsa at your table
  • Possibly the best chiles rellenos in Arizona
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No dinner Sun. Closed Mon., Credit cards accepted

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