From its food, to its setting, to its hours, almost nothing in the paradoxical world of this family-owned Phoenix lunch spot is what it appears to be. Featuring a mix of Sonoran and Americanized Mexican food made in a Mexican kitchen for a primarily Anglo audience, diners entering the tiny block building will find better-than-average eats in a homey and extraordinarily clean setting, all for under $10. Don’t miss the egg-wrapped chile relleno, tamales, and mighty-good meats like red and green chile beef and machaca. For an intimate, all-about-you fest where someone else washes the dishes, make a “by appointment” reservation for dinner.
My favorite joke from the back of the Los Jarritos menu is this one: Little Johnny's new baby brother was screaming up a storm. Johnny asked his mom, "Where'd we get him?" "He came from heaven, Joh... More »
If you order the chile relleno at Los Jarritos and an omelet arrives, do not send it back. And, by all means, avoid any temptation to pick up a fork. Simply lift and place the soft yellow mass, topped with splotches of melted cheddar cheese and... More »
If an omelet arrives on your table at this cute and quirky family-owned Phoenix lunch spot, do not send it back. And, by all means, avoid any temptation to pick up a fork. That's your chile relleno, dude. How to enjoy it best? Simply lift and place the soft yellow mass, topped with splotches of melted cheddar cheese and bright red salsa, onto the accompanying platter-size tortilla, wrap it up burrito-style, and take a generous bite. The reward comes almost immediately: the rich flavor of... More »
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