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Open Late: A Guide to Late Night Eating in Phoenix

For many of us, some of our best memories are from late night dining with friends. Sometimes sober, sometimes not so sober, but always a blast. There’s nothing like eating something super satisfying at 2AM – cheers to the heroes that work the late shift and make it happen. Here are some of our favorites.

1. Chico Malo

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Big thanks to @summercocktailcamp for this really beautiful shot!

Shoutout to the creative and awesome Dave Tyda!

Address: 50 W Jefferson St Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85004
Phone: (602) 603-9363
Yelp: 4 stars with 100+ reviews

Chico Malo heats things up when the lights go down, transforming into a leisurely, sit-down-style eatery tucked comfortably within the heart of CityScape. With its multi-talented culinary team and its varied, inventive Mexican and South American flavors, Chico Malo fills a long-overdue void in the Downtown Phoenix food scene.

2. Chop & Wok

Address: 10425 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85253
Phone: (480) 483-1939
Yelp: 3 stars with 200+ reviews

  • It’s like a sports bar that serves Asian food; play darts, shoot pool and have a beer
  • They’ve been serving mouthwater Chinese food for over 27 years

3. Grand Avenue Pizza Company

Love love love the @theihaveanameproject

Shoutout to the lovely @legendary86

and the awesome @phoenixgrubbers

Address: 1031 Grand Ave Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: (602) 253-6107
Yelp: 3.5 stars with 100+ reviews

  • Their all natural dough is made with non-GMO flour, extra virgin olive oil, yeast, kosher salt, and spring water.
  • All sauces, toppings and dressings are prepared in-house from scratch. They also offer gluten free pizza crust

4. Urban Beans Café

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Thanks to the always stylish @cuttstogutts

Address: 3508 N 7th St Ste 100 Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (602) 595-2244
Yelp: 4 stars with 300+ reviews

  • Urban Beans Café is open 24/7 so you can come however late your late night is
  • Tons of vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options; we’re big fans of their vegan desserts

5. Wildflower Bread Company

Big thanks to the awesome John Lee

Shoutout to the lovely Phuongers

Address: 3400 E Sky Harbor Blvd Terminal 4 Gates A9-a14 Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 275-2300
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 100+ reviews

  • Wildflower Bread Company is also open 24/7. (This branch only)
  • Just because you are eating late doesn’t mean you have to be unhealthy. They offer 9-grain breads and other healthy-friendly options

6. The Halal Guys

Shoutout to the stylish @hype_dj!

Address: 1015 S Rural Rd Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 275-7502

Yelp: 3.4 stars with 200+ reviews

  • The Halal Guys are the pioneers of American Halal Food. Called “perhaps the city’s most famous open-air dining destination.” by The New York Post and is the #1 Most Yelped business in all of NYC, and in the Top 3 Most Yelped businesses in the entire United States
  • They are famous for their white and red sauces (the red sauce is insanely hot)

7. Taqueria Los Yaquis

Big thanks to @ewexate

and the fit Fernando Medina

Address: 727 W Camelback Rd Phoenix, AZ 85013
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 100+ reviews

  • $1 street tacos and $2 mini quesadillas
  • Cash only
  • Free peppers and grilled onions (if you ask)

8. Lux Central

Shoutout to the devilishly handsome Alan Clark

Address: 4400 N Central Ave Phoenix, AZ 85012
Phone: (602) 327-1396
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 1600+ reviews

  • They open 6am – 12am every Sunday to Thursday and till 2am every Friday and Saturday
  • Their homemade whipped cream is wonderful – add it to your coffee or pancakes

9. La Frontera

Shoutout to the @sp_bulldogs

and the creative Blake Wilson

the beautiful Klarita Bujanda

and the fantastic Lizette Flores Farraro

Address: 209 N 16th St Phoenix, AZ 85034
Phone: (602) 434-8867
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 80+ reviews

  • Love the street tacos here; we always ask for grilled onions and serano peppers
  • Cash only
  • Open till 2AM Wed – Saturday; 1AM all other days

10. SoSoBa

Tons of cred to Tracy N.

and the great folks at @sosobaphx

Address: 214 W Roosevelt St Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: (602) 795-1005
Yelp: 3.5 stars with 100+ reviews

Their Chef-driven concept takes the notion of a Noodle Shop and expands it to achieve what they term as ‘unabashedly in-authentic.’ SoSoBa is not the standard ‘traditional’ ramen shop. This is a full-service restaurant serving uniquely inspired noodle-dishes that incorporate authentic ingredients as well as seasonal ingredients sourced from Farmer’s Markets as well as local CSA’s.

11. Oliveo’s Grill

Address: 933 E University Dr Ste 108 Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 967-1996
Yelp: 3 stars with 100+ reviews

  • They are open till 2:30 and near ASU
  • $5 Late night gyro special from 11pm-3am
  • Excellent hummus

12. Fiesta Burrito

Big ups to the super cool and adventourous Barbie Chapman

and studly Lee Pitts

Address:  7402 E McDowell Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85257
Phone: (480) 945-2004
Yelp: 4 stars with 200+ reviews

  •  Open until 3AM on Fridays and 2AM on Saturdays
  • Fresh tortillas and huge portions

13. Speedy Street Tacos

Thanks to the wonderful Paige Maurer Wheeler

and the always fun Kunhee Koh

Address: 15 N 40th St Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (602) 231-0800
Yelp: 4 stars with 100+ reviews

  • They are open until 3AM everyday and the food might not be the best in town, it’s definitely a great option when it’s past 2 in the morning

14. Joe’s Midnight Run

Address: 6101 N 7th St Phoenix, AZ 85014
Phone: (480) 459-4467
Yelp: 4 stars with 200+ reviews

  • Open till 2am everday
  • Solid spot for fries, sandwiches, desserts
  • Nice patio / outdoor seating

15. Cornish Pasty Company

Thanks are in order to the lovely Annmarie Leonard

and the creative Dale Thomas Krupla

Address: 960 W University Dr Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 894-6261
Yelp: 4.5 stars with 1400+ reviews

16. Gus’ New York Pizza

Big thanks to Andy Trujillo III

the always smiling Gabby Weber

and the brilliant Maria Nicole Lewis

Address: 829 S Rural Rd Tempe, AZ 85281
Phone: (480) 829-3995

Yelp: 2.5 stars with 100+ reviews

  • Their dough and sauce are made from scratch daily
  • They shred their own special blend of 100% mozzarella cheese
  • They use traditional stone deck pizza ovens to create the perfect pizza
  • They are open for dine in and deliver 24/7

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