Phoenix, AZ Edition: Barrio Queen

By Candace Nelson - 10:00 AM

Barrio Queen

Barrio Queen was one of my first stops when I got to Phoenix. It was close to where I was staying, and it had amazing reviews.

Barrio QueenOn my walk there, it was a million degrees and I thought I might die. I even saw lots of little lizards scurry across the sidewalk. But I made it - a sweaty, red mess - but I made it.

Barrio QueenThis place has a ton of different taco options, and their tableside guacamole is the stuff of legend.

Barrio Queen

Since it was just me, I opted for tacos only.

Barrio QueenI went for the al pastor, cochinita pibil and nopalitos - which is cactus!

Barrio QueenAL PASTOR - Pork marinated in chile and spice. Topped with diced red onions, fresh cilantro, pineapple and our homemade red sauce - Straight from Mexico City

COCHINITA PIBIL - Casa Signature - The Queen's acclaimed pork marinated in sour orange and achiote paste. Topped with pickled red onions and homemade pico de gallo

NOPALITOS - Tender sautéed cactus, jalapeño peppers, red onions and tomatoes. Topped with queso fresco

Barrio Queen

But first - chips & salsa!

Barrio QueenAnd, my three tacos.

Barrio QueenAnd, if you're curious what cactus tastes like - to me, it was like green beans.

Barrio Queen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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