La Squina

100-184 W Western Ave
Nogales, 85621
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Cute little spot for breakfast. Inexpensive and great food. Only issue was our waitress didn't speak English so my order was wrong. I kept it and it was great. I would come back
Newly opened restaurant in Nogales, Arizona offering authentic Mexican food! A great choice for breakfast, lunch and dinner! Their menu is simple but they have plenty to offer and with their daily lunch specials, it's a great place that will also be easy on your wallet. Locally owned and operated, they will be sure to make your meal one to remember!
My new favorite restaurant in Nogales, I love their food regardless of the time of day I've had breakfast lunch and dinner here and the taste has always been delicious. It reminds me of my moms home cooking. Excellent food and great customer service!

(520) 287-2700

Cafes, Mexican

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Chamoys

562 N Grand Ave
Nogales, 85621
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Great place to have a snack. Wether you are craving fruit with chile or you want a mix of chips with mexican candy. You have to check it out!

Desserts, Do-It-Yourself Food

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Taste of Paradise Island Grill

884 N Grand Ave
Nogales, 85621
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My girlfriend and I were a bit sketched out about the weird location in the hotel. But the food/menu made us feel right at home! As a guy who has spent many a meal eating Hawaiian food throughout the islands, I approve! We share some short ribs, BBQ chicken, and shrimp. Also had some wings! The service was great and one of the owners, Mimi, was super friendly. I didn't even want to think about the soul food, because I was too focused on the only island food below Tucson. A must try for anyone looking for rice that's not at the buffets or Panda Express in Nogales!

(520) 287-0125

Hawaiian

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Cocina La Ley

226 W 3rd St
Nogales, 85621
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Its an experiences that you can only have it with the locals, I go to Nogales get my haircut and feed my face which, guided by my friend who just finish my haircut then asked me "Are you hungry?" its music to my ears. He took me here and I was so excited the whole time...I cant even. As we made the turn at the side street where is no signage (or maybe there is one but I don't remember, oh well ~ I am sure none of you guys care anyway) we greeted by the owner (they must by good friend) we chat (not really, they chatted, I can only smile and nod) then they were telling what is good and so on and so for. I still doing the smile and nodding (they might think I have some sort of problem with my neck...) I sampled 4 different drinks (tamarindo was my favorite). had sea food soup, shrimp ceviche. tacos. and owner gave me some of their special hot sauce that comes in the small jar (some other customers were watching...I was thinking... Ha! you can't have it! its only for Joe). The coziness of the place is from the food to the owner. If you guys ever around Nogales its a must tried. and of course a meal is not complete with a dessert so I had their homemade flan (my friend can't eat it anymore so I have the whole thing to myself...muhahaha) They have a faucet and sink by the entrance...so wash your hands before you proceed! Love that idea!
This was a hole in the wall, but 1000 years later they fixed up the place Hahaha. Now it has ac, and its comfortable, opposed to what it was on a hot day. I've been coming here for years. My dad was a big fan, and I think I'm being generous with four stars, it maybe the nostalgia. This place has become somewhat of a Nogales staple. Legendary for those looking to cure a hangover. They have tongue, head (cheek, neck meat), breaded shrimp tacos. They also have birria, and other soups. Greesy, fatty, goodness. My favorites are the slow cooked head and tongue tacos. They're juicy, with a big, bold beef flavor. You will need a napkin! They have a little bar with cilantro, onion, cabbage, limes, etc.. I happen to like the house salsa, which they have at every table. This place is good, solid, they've had the same recipes for years. Don't want to cross the border for some good street cart type tacos, come here!
Tourists from Northern California, we found this place on Yelp. The directions took us to an auto body shop. Next to it is this hole in the wall. Authentic, fresh from scratch food. Delicious. What a find. The owner was gracious and explained the menu. They offer what's fresh, which means the whole menu isn't always available. We had seafood soup and a variety of tacos. The food came out fast. This place is great. Not a formal restaurant. Plastic forks. But the food is awesome. Gracias.

(520) 287-4555

Mexican

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Las Vigas Steak Ranch

180 W Loma St
Nogales, 85621
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This was a legit find. The chicken and carne asada were both really good. The tortillas were fresh and some of the best I've had. 4 stars vs 5 because the salad bar was seriously lacking. Fix it or better yet get rid of it, no one is going to miss it. The place is easy to miss and there is only one way in and out, so if you pass it you will drive around the block to get back to where you need to be. Decor is what you would expect from a Mexican steak house with lots of cowboy memorabilia and DeGrazia art.
I was in the area for business, looking for a place to eat lunch. I came here as recommended by a person I was meeting earlier. I really like their door handles, I wish I took a picture of it. They were so cute. So western looking decoration throughout. Clean inside, service was good. About five mins drive from the border, tacked away in a small street, you won't know it unless you know it's there. Food on the other hand, it was a bit greasy for my taste. I suppose I am used to American Mexican food, I wasn't thinking how greasy real Mexican food could be. Salsa they had was very spicy. Very much flavorful I tasted fresh habanero more so than I am used to. Soup I had was good but again oily for my taste. Shrimp and rice were also good but again, greasy for me. Everything I ate was so flavorful and good, but I didn't want to get heartburn so I ate about a half of my meal. If I didn't have to drive three hours to come home that day, I would have tried steak and eat more. I was just trying to be careful as I knew i had a long drive ahead. Whatever the grease they used, it didn't give me any heartburn, and I wished i finished my meals.. I recommend this place for those looking for real Mexican food. They tasted authentic, I wasn't just ready to try....but next time I will.
Very good food. Great Salsa. EXCELLENT Margaritas. The best I have had in years. We are heading to Nogales this weekend and Las Vigas is on our to do list!

(520) 287-6641

Restaurants

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El Zarape

694 N Grand Ave
Nogales, 85621
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Fantastic and cheap! Great for breakfast.
We came here for breakfast the morning after landing in AZ. I ordered the simple chorizo con huevos and it was so authentic and good. The beans were some of the best I had the fresh juice just quenched your thirst and hit the spot!
Okay, I'll try to keep this short and sweet. The food is tasty...home made goodness. I could do without the cook's attitude though. When he'd address me, he'd speak in broken English, slower as though he were talking to a child, and in a condescending manner. Jerk. I may not look Messican, but Spanish was my first language! Anyway, our server was very slow and aloof, but nice. The 5yr old clearing the tables was the cutest thing ever. I guess there are no child labor laws in AZ ;) My friends and I ordered the Beef Birria, Red Menudo, and a Grilled steak plate. Our food arrived before our drinks, my tortillas came warm, but on an open plate with nothing to cover them. Cold corn tortillas are not very tasty...they turn into leather! My friends enjoyed their food, as did I - flavorwise - though my friend and I both agreed that our menudo and birria dishes could have been heated a bit more thoroughly. My guess is, the food is probably heated via a microwave.........just like you'd do at home :P All in all, we had 3 entrees, 3 drinks, and 2 desserts, all for under $30 and we left stuffed. Would I go there again? Sure. The food is tasty and inexpensive...I'll just refrain from speaking to the cook.

(520) 287-3920

Mexican

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China Buffet

251 W White Park Dr
Nogales, 85621
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The white rice, chicken skewers, green beans, shrimp, sprouts, and many other dishes are the best I have ever had in my life! The meat dishes are excellent here. There were a couple things like the lo mein and mushrooms that were not to my preference. But seriously, they also had the ripest, reddest tomatoes I have seen in my life. $7 for lunch. Don't expect Todai or anything; expect an awesome large Chinese buffet.
i'm coming from Tucson to see my high school friend here in Nogales. i never know that in this small town they have a really good chinese restaurant like this.food was good and tasty, inside was clean and smells good, and i also love the service. i'll always absolutely coming back to this restaurant if i ever come back to this town.
Petty decent Chinese Buffet for the price. The food is authentic Chinese food, The restaurant is huge, beautiful and clean. Service is good. Lunch is about $7 and dinner about $10. Their hot and sour soup is excellent. They have a Mongolian grill. Not bad My background- I was a Chinese chef for 4 years while I was in college. My #1 Chinese buffet so far is the Tomi Buffet in San Jose. Dinner is $25.

(520) 761-4868

Buffets

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Mr. C’s Supper Club

282 W View Point Dr
Nogales, 85621
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This place is like a time capsule. A classic steak house that hasn't changed in 50 plus years. Great wood and leather furniture with understated decor... that is admittedly getting a little worn. The menu is nothing exciting, just your basic steakhouse stuff. They have various cuts of beef plus shrimp, scallops, and fish options. The steak is served with a baked potato and the seafood with rice and all dishes come with a side of steamed vegetables. You also get a trip to the salad bar included as well. Most of the entrees were in the $25 to $35 range but with so much food I think that is a good deal. Everything is prepared simply but well. On my most recent visit, the first time I have been there since my teen years, I was pleased to discover a modest wine list is available upon request and they do have a pretty good selection of Mexican beers. The service was courteous and professional, though not as attentive as I would have liked... but in fairness it was a busy night. This place is a Nogales institution, so it is worth a visit if you are in the area and want a nice dinner out. The only other upscale dining options (relatively speaking) would be in Tubac or at the Rio Rico golf resort further north on I-19.
Way too expensive and the food isn't good. At all. It smells like they haven't cleaned the place in 50 years and likely that haven't. Sad excuse for a salad bar - especially for the cost of the meal --- it was just lettuce, some sketchy dark watery plastic filled sides (beets, a few unripened tomatoes) I think this plce just gets worst as the years go by. It was dead in there...not surprised why. Do yourself a favor and save the money ms go elsewhere. Not that there are many options in Nogales.
I was really disappointed with the shrimp tacos. They were really dry and there wasn't any kind of sauce to hold it together. We sat in the bar. The whole place had a 50's type feel. The dinner menu was very pricey. Tables in the bar were very wobbly so we moved to another table that was just as bad. Food took a long time to get to the table.

(520) 281-9000

Steakhouses

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Papachoris’ Zulas Restaurant

982 N Grand Ave
Nogales, 85621
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Ok I have been going here for like 8 years now when I go to Nogales due to special lady friends family living there. I like the place. It has the old 1950's restaurant designed by a house builder architecture. I will also openly admit I hate mexican food/ mexican food culture (especially here in america). I will say the mexican food I have had there is average, it is just like 90% of mexican food I have come across. But they have some of the best burgers I have had in this god forsaken state. Try the Tita burger it is a great classic burger. They also make a GREAT patty melt, and the club sandwich is nothing to shake a stick at either. As for the service, yes the waitresses suck (all of them), the WAITERS are good get seated in their section and you will have great service. Look if you want GOOD mexican food and you are in Nogales go ACROSS the BORDER and go to Cafe Leo (awesome tortilla soup). If you say Kyle but crossing the border is difficult and Mexico is scary, THEN ACCEPT MEDIOCRE MEXICAN FOOD! Look One of the reasons I HATE mexican food in america is well they cant cook things the way the do in Mexico (thanks to the fda, usda, and local governments). I don't doubt that this place isn't as good as it once was, they dont have any greek food on the menu (go ahead try to order the lamb they have never actually had it in the 8 years I have gone here), And I guarantee that with the great recession their quality has gone down and the prices have gone up. When you combine that with the nostalgia of the better food when the original owner/concept creator was alive, well of course it will never be as good as it was 30 years ago. But that doesn't diminish the fact that they make some damn good burgers.
Loved this place. We are visiting friends here and they recommended we try this place. Greeted by the owner when we walked in. Had the Tita's burger and the Quesadilla and both were excellent. The service could not have been any better.
My mother-in-law loves this place, but personally I don't think its that great. A Greek/Mexican/American restaurant sounds like it would have tons of great food. But in reality, the menu is pretty limited and the quality is just so-so.

(520) 287-2892

Mexican

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Kasa Mia

460 N Arroyo Blvd
Nogales, 85621
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Yes, it is Kasa with a K, not a C. That surprised me as well. Kasa Mia is visible from the street, though you'll probably pass the narrow drive way that is just pass the backside of a parking lot for a closed business that is blocked off by chains at least once and have to go around the block before you figure out how to get to the large green building. Apparently it used to be some kind of machine shop, which makes sense when you see who all the neighbors are. The inside space is large, with lots of space between tables. There's a huge bar with a pretty decent selection of alcohols. But we did have to specify what kind of whiskey we wanted, and we did have to repeat ourselves when ordering Grand Marnier. In fact our server had to get another of the servers who was more comfortable speaking English when it came to the liquor orders. The rest of us got beers - Negro Modelo on draft and Pacifico in the bottle. We were given chips and two kinds of salsa - one was more pureed and one was chunky pico. The server said that the pico was spicier, but the consensus was that the pureed stuff was spicier unless you specifically spooned the jalapenos from the pico onto your chip. Also the pico had soy sauce in it, in case you were wondering. I opted for the tortilla soup and carne asada. Not very adventurous, but then again, those two things are usually pretty good. The tortilla soup was ok - pretty salty, needed the salsa from the chips to flavor it up, but it did have good chunks of avocado in it, and that makes up for a lot in my book. The carne asada was nothing special, and a little tough. Decent food, nice space, inexpensive. And if you're in to that sort of thing it sounds like they have some pretty lively parties - there's a foam party currently advertised.

(520) 287-4040

Mexican

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