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“Something different, fun and delicious!”
Review of Cornish Pasty Co

Cornish Pasty Co
Ranked #8 of 966 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: After-hours
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours
Reviewed 7 January 2012

Excellent, different restaurant! Long church pews around tables, candles in liquor bottles, unusual beers and delicious different food. We had Chicken Greek, Pilgrim, Shephers's Pie, Steak and potatoes and everyone loved their choice. Looking for nice quiet restaurant, not the place! Loud and fun for us.

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Reviewed 19 December 2011

This was the most gross place I have ever been. when your server thinks going by food being prepped without a hair net, touching food with out gloves, wiping your nose and touching food. If there has ever been a food inspector that has been there, I strongly suggest you nail them on some violations. Will NEVER GO BACK!!!

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Reviewed 15 December 2011

We read about this place on Tripadvisor and since neither one of us had tried pastys, we thought we would give it a try. We went for lunch and it was packed, I think there must have been 40 people in the place, what a gold mine.

I had the shepards pie and my wife had the portobello pasty. Since was quick and friendly and even with all these people we got our food in a better than expected time. They were delicious and we enjoyed every bite.

We will probably go back tomorrow before we head back home to Florida. If you never tried this type of food, I suggest you do.

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Reviewed 19 November 2011

Our local PBS station did a review of this restaurant so we gave it a try. we enjoyed our visit and will go back. this place is very casual...think shorts and flip-flops but the food was very good and reasonably priced. we started with cups of soup...tomato bisque and mushroom with spinach and walnuts...both excellent. the soup was served with two large pieces of bread and butter....we arrived before noon so our bread was warm from the oven and wonderful. next we shared a pastie and were so glad we split one...they are huge. we were so full we were not able to order a dessert to share. next time we said soup, bread and dessert only for us!

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Reviewed 18 November 2011

If you still have the idea that English food is not very good, this small pub/restaurant in Mesa will change your mind. In fact, it will probably change your life. Pasties are basically hand-held pastry shells that contain a variety of fillings. The filling can be traditional, like steak and potatoes, or more adventurous, like carne adovada or pesto chicken. The friendly staff at Cornish Pasty Co. will serve you a large pasty (about 1lb) for not much money (less than 10 US dollars). Just in terms of quantity, it's great value for money.

But the real value at Cornish Pasty Co. comes from the quality. I've been multiple times, for dine-in and for take-out, and I can't figure out how they are able to beat my expectations every time. Part of it is the use of fresh ingredients. When you order the Lamb and Mint pasty (and you should!), your first bit explodes with actual herbal mint, because that is what they actually use. When you bite into a Portobello Chicken pasty (and you should!), the juice squirts out of the mushroom because it's a fresh mushroom that they cooked recently, not something that was prepped last week for reheating. Part of it is the dining atmosphere, from the super helpful staff, to the church pew dining benches, to the candles and low light, all of which focus on providing a leisurely and enjoyable dining experience rather than turning over tables and rushing diners along. But probably the main reason is that Cornish Pasty Co. obviously loves making great food. Astonishingly great food. Like, even when you already know a pasty is good, and you're just having another one the next day, you still feel like you should buy a lottery ticket because you're lucky enough to eat another one of these things in your lifetime. This is food created by people who actually like food. Order the Porky (diet permitting), and you will know what I mean as soon as the combination of roasted pork, apples, and sage hits your taste buds. There is love in this food.

I could eat here every day. But so could you, even if you get bored easily. Given the huge variety of pasty options, there is something here for everyone, whether it is you, your family members, or your travel companions. Honestly, if you can't find something to eat here, then there is nothing that anyone can do for you and you should probably just stay home, flip through a travel magazine, and warm up a frozen pizza. Cornish Pasty Co. has 3 menu pages of different pasty concoctions, ranging from the classic Oggie (steak, potoatoes, onion, rutabaga) to the Pilgrim (turkey, stuffing, and sweet potatoes), the Lamb Vindaloo, the Bangers and Mash, or even the Royale with Cheese (burger, fries, onions, mushroom, bacon, cheddar). There is a full page of vegetarian options and even a few vegan options that omit dairy products as well as meat. And if you are forbidden from eating solid food or need to offset your meat and potatoes with some quality booze, then take advantage of the many beer options (draft and bottle), the various shots and mixed drink specials at happy hour, or (if you must) some wine from the quite limited wine list.

Two notes of caution. First, these pasties are not made according to your specifications. No substitutions, no omissions. If you don't like something in one item, then order something else. Second, sometimes the kitchen runs out of some menu items. Because there is a lot of time-consuming prep involved, if they're out of something, they're out for the day. Order something else, and then, if you're smart, come back earlier the next day, and order again. I don't know why Mesa has at least two of the best restaurants in Arizona, but whatever the reason for you to visit the area for the first time, Cornish Pasty Co. will give you plenty of reasons to return.

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