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El Bravo

8338 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020-3441
+1 602-943-9753
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good27%
  • Average1%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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“tamales” (13 reviews)
“cheese crisp” (4 reviews)
Mexican, Southwestern
8338 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020-3441
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Reviewed 6 January 2018

El Bravo has been our "go to" Mexican Restaurant for decades. Looking for a crunchy taco in a land of street tacos? This is the place! Tamales by the dozens for Christmas Eve? This is the place! Today we had a cheese crisp and hearty...More

Thank JP_Phx
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This place has been here since I can remember, and I am about 1000 years old! Basic family-style place with hand made tamales, beans and tasty rice as sides. Good place to take a mob if you are hosting, as the a la carte and...More

Thank charaz
Reviewed 23 March 2017

Quaint and clean. Not much to look at from the outside, but the service and food are impeccable. We are staying at the Pointe Hilton Tapatillo Cliffs Resort and El Bravo was just down the road. I would give this place five stars all day....More

Thank Matt P
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Don't let the exterior fool you. Excellent service and even better food. Try the Burro Combo. Wont be disappointed.

Thank Andy V
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Went to El Bravo on lunch and got the carne asada taco meal. The meat was extremely dry and tough as it was microwaved. Beans and rice were below average. Service was friendly and decent. Far too expensive for amount and quality of food. Overall...More

Thank Sublang
Reviewed 23 November 2016

El Bravo is a small family owned and operated business in the Sunnyslope area of Phoenix. They have been part of this small shop scene for many years. Local folks keep coming back year after year. The ambience is very plain, except for a mural...More

1  Thank miltphx
Reviewed 27 August 2016

Family-run business with an unexciting ambiance. Menu offers a selection of the usual Mexican fare - tacos, burritos, enchiladas, tamales - but with more selection than most other small Mexican restaurants. For instance, there were several vegetarian tamales, not just beef tamales. We tried the...More

Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Reviewed 23 August 2016 via mobile

With so Amy options for Mexican food in the area, it speaks volumes that my mom and my kids repeatedly ask to eat at El Bravo. Simple, delicious Mexican dishes at realistic prices. Love their Horchata.

Thank LittleLisa1974
Reviewed 17 August 2016

We have been fans of El Bravo, on N 7th Street, since about the time we moved to Phoenix, in the late 1990's, and have weathered an expansion, and then the addition of a restaurant at Sky Harbor Airport (PHX), and such things often spell...More

1  Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 25 June 2016 via mobile

Food was delicious. Nice atmosphere. Staff was friendly. I would definitely check this place out. Authentic and affordable. Portions were adequate and not excessive.

Thank thratko
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Mary L
26 October 2015|
Response from Carmen A |
I totally agree with Mary L. I am not sure how or why the service was supposedly bad or the tacos terrible. I thoroughly enjoy the food, the ambience and the staff. I think the family photos put up a few years ago were a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8338 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020-3441
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > North Mountain
  • Neighbourhood: North Mountain
  • Phone Number: +1 602-943-9753
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