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El Bravo

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North Mountain
Mexican, Southwestern
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8338 N 7th St, Phoenix, AZ 85020-3441
+1 602-943-9753
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10:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Thu 10:00 - 20:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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. Don't go for ambiance, but go for the food.

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Thank Matt P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

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

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Thank Andy V
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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 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 I would not recommend or return.

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Thank Sublang
Phoenix, Arizona
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 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 of a Mariachi band and ranks of family photos spanning the years. Seating is "diner... More 

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Thank miltphx
Phoenix, Arizona
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552 reviews
249 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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 chicken & green corn tamales (tasted freshly made and covered in a spicy green sauce),... More 

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Thank Luv2TravelFarNWide
Phoenix, Arizona, United States
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank LittleLisa1974
Phoenix, AZ
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876 reviews
449 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 issues for the original restaurants, but not so, with El Bravo. They keep pleasing us.... More 

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92 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

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Thank thratko
Phoenix, Arizona
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

Our family lovs to find family owned places to eat. This is our 10 year old grandsons choice to eat out when he comes to visit. Good food and amiable family staff.

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Thank moose67
Phoenix, Arizona
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230 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

This will quickly become my 'go to' place for lunch. Stopped by for the first time and was really impressed. It is close to home and so easy to get to.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
Monday
10:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 20:00
Thursday
10:00 - 20:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?