#1 Phoenix Mexican Restaurant in Yelp’s Top 100 for 2022; 4 other valley spots make the list

PHOENIX – A Mexican restaurant in Phoenix took home the top spot for Yelp’s Best Restaurant in the Country for 2022, according to reviews from the company’s users, with four other locations in the Valley also making the list.

Cocina Madrigal, a father and son owned Latinx restaurant, holds a 4.5 out of five star rating based on 2,402 reviews on the website.

The restaurant at 4044 S. 16th Street serves a menu of Oaxacan and Mexico City favorites, including fundido, beef birria enchiladas, and churros with custard.

A Yelper Featured in the Ranking article recommended the barbacoa green chili enchiladas, saying they were excellent, while his wife ordered the crispy salmon and was equally pleased.

People can visit Yelp’s Best Restaurant Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

Those looking for BBQ can try Wooden barn barbecue at Queen Creek, which came in at #23 on Yelp’s list.

The restaurant located at 23670 S. Power Road has 4.5 stars based on 100 reviews and is open from 12:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. daily.

Also owned by a father and son, people will find a menu that includes slow-smoked brisket, ribs, chili, pork, sausage, turkey, five-cheese macaroni and potato salad. Earth.

Ever wanted to drink alcohol in a tub with bubbles and rubber duckies? You can do it at Bitter and Twisted Cocktail Lounge in Phoenix, which was ranked No. 61 on Yelp’s list.

The Cocktail Bar at 1 W. Jefferson Street serves American cuisine with a unique cocktail menu Tuesday through Thursday from 4:00 p.m. to midnight and 4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Friday and Saturday.

In addition to the Duck Bath Punch which is served in a mini tub with Hendrick’s gin blended with Amaro Sibona, Grand Poppy and homemade Earl Gray tea, people can also enjoy food options such as chimichurri with prawns, truffled mac and cheese, and broiled grilled octopus in a Moroccan chorizo ​​broth.

Bitter & Twisted Cocktail Parlor has four out of five stars based on 1,377 reviews.

A few Phoenix bars round out Yelp’s Best Restaurants list this year, with CAPS sports grid entering at No. 75 and Wicked Brews, bites and spirits place No. 87.

CAPS Sports Grill, located at 1721 W. Rose Garden Lane and open Wednesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. and noon to 8 p.m. on Sunday, has a four-star rating based on 249 reviews.

People can enjoy traditional dishes like the restaurant’s popular chicken wings, chili fries, pizzas, burgers, and a grilled cheese made with three kinds of sourdough garlic parmesan cheese.

Wicked Brews, Bites & Spirits is known for its burgers, beers and wings, holding a four-star rating based on 122 reviews.

The restaurant at 4921 E. Ray Road is open Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m., 11 a.m. to midnight Friday, 9 a.m. to midnight Saturday, and 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday.

There are also unique dishes on the menu, such as duck wings and a bison burger.

Yelp reached out to its users and asked for their favorite restaurants to be on the 9th annual list, with the company then ranking each location based on the number of submissions, ratings, reviews and geographic representation, according to the article.

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