10 Best Restaurants in Buckeye, AZ

Buckeye, Arizona, is one of the fastest-growing and most diverse cities in the greater Phoenix area. Here, you’ll find food that is as diverse as the residents of this great desert town. Discover authentic Mexican food restaurants in Buckeye, family eateries with gourmet burgers, rooftop wine bar bistros, and more. Here are the 10 best restaurants in Buckeye, AZ.

Best Restaurants in Buckeye with Great Food

1. Verrado Grille

Verrado Grille resides in the clubhouse of the beautiful Verrado Golf Club in Buckeye. Many reviewers say it’s one of the town’s best restaurants, whether you’re looking for an upscale dinner complete with cocktails and delectable entrées or a quick breakfast and coffee before t-time. The restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an outdoor and indoor bar. Eat your meal on the patio to enjoy scenic views of the golf course! The Verrado Grille is located on North Verrado Way, just northeast of Watson Road. 

2. Tempo Urban Bistro

Close up of oysters served on ice.

With good food and a great atmosphere, it’s no wonder Tempo Urban Bistro is one of the most talked about restaurants in Buckeye. Their menu features culinary delights you won’t find anywhere else such as Fussili Bolognese, hen and dumplings, and the delicious chicken French. Tempo Urban Bistro’s chef has been nominated two years in a row for the Reader’s Choice Phoenix New Times “Best Chef” award for his healthy dishes and unique flavor combinations. 

3. Burger Den

The Burger Den is an awesome place for every kind of burger-lover. Try one of their chicken burgers or one of the many veggie burger options. And of course, you’ll find plenty of all-beef burgers including everything from a traditional cheeseburger to the “Mad for Mozza burger” – made with 100% beef, American cheese, and mozzarella sticks! Find The Burger Den just south of Litchfield Park, right off I-10.

4. The Vic Bar and Kitchen

The Vic Bar and Kitchen boasts a classy ambiance and artfully crafted dishes from only the freshest ingredients. Enjoy farm-to-table culinary cuisine and a libation from the wine bar on their beautiful outdoor patio. Their food catering services and spacious indoor/outdoor venues with panoramic views of the city also make The Vic a fantastic choice for your next social event. It’s also one of the more remote restaurants in Buckeye, so leave plenty of time to get there. From Litchfield Park, head west on Indian School Road and North on Verrado Way to find this desert gem of a restaurant. 

5. Molina’s Creperie 4.7

Visit Molina’s Creperie for delectable house-made crepes of the sweet and savory variety. All crepes are made from an old family recipe and are a great food option for breakfast, lunch, and, of course, dessert! Try the Carnitas with salsa Verde breakfast crepe or build your own crepe with your choice of filling such as Nutella, peaches and cream, or cookie butter! Order food online for pick up or get delivery through DoorDash. If you want to dine in, swing by their location on Miller RD for brunch and enjoy the pleasant atmosphere, great service, and unique flavors that will keep you coming back again and again.

6. Calitacos Restaurant

Cali fries from Calitacos. Fries covered in ground meat, melted cheese, onion, cilantro, sour cream, and guacamole.

Calitacos is a family-friendly stable of Buckeye serving authentic street tacos and specialty Mexican food dishes. The reviews for Calitacos are pretty high, and in fact, it’s become such a popular restaurant that they’ve started taking reservations! They have a great bar selection and fun dining atmosphere with many mounted TVs – so it’s a fantastic choice when you just want to watch the game with friends and eat nachos. See their menu here. We recommend their signature Birria tacos with mouthwatering consomme dipping sauce!

7. Cracker Barrel

Sure, it’s a well-known restaurant chain, but anyone who’s stepped inside a Cracker Barrel knows they can expect the atmosphere of a mom-and-pop owned, country restaurant. Located right off the I-10 in the northern Buckeye area, Cracker Barrel is a great dinner option for both local families and travelers passing through. Head further east and you’ll find another Cracker Barrel restaurant on Watson Road. Check out their online order page, where you can see the full menu, customize your meal, and then choose curbside pick-up, in-store pickup, or delivery. 

8. Cafe 25:35

Located on a historic main street downtown, Cafe 25:35 is a well-known Buckeye restaurant and local favorite. The cafe features a variety of menu items, all made fresh to order but is truly known for its brunch menu, including incredible breakfast sandwiches, omelets, and baked goods. Another favorite is their JPQ Bowl, featuring french fries topped with three over-easy eggs and delicious sausage gravy. Don’t forget to grab one of their hand-rolled Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls- yum!

9. Las Gemelas

Las Gemelas is one of the most popular restaurants in town for classic Mexican food menu items like carnitas, carne asada, and more. Each dish is presented beautifully, and they use only the freshest ingredients to make everything from scratch. Order online for delivery or pick-up, and be sure to try their Fresno Wings, unique quesadillas, and churros for dessert!

10. Rooftop on Miller

Grilled ribs with savory sauce and aromatic herbs, served on a sleek black tray.

The Rooftop on Miller Road is the newest restaurant in Buckeye, and it’s quickly becoming one of the most popular. They have an extensive menu of gourmet burgers, soups and salads, barbeque ribs, and more. Upscale Buckeye restaurants such as the Rooftop on Miller are great places for families because the kids can get pizza while the grown-ups can still enjoy a finer dining experience.

Buckeye, AZ, features good food, great restaurants, and plenty of activities. If you’re visiting from out of town, a vacation rental is the best way to experience all that Buckeye has to offer. Check out our vacation rentals and contact us today for more information. 

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