Saturday, July 30 – Tuesday, August 2nd.
Weekend getaway to see family in one of the hottest states in the U.S. seems reasonable right?
115°F is no big deal right? *Help me*
Bought tickets 3 weeks before the trip.
Total: 300 USD Roundtrip
Journey: 4 hours and 30 mins
Accommodation: Stayed with family
I’m gonna break down the food in Tempe/Phoenix because of course I am.
If you happen to be in the area use this as your guide.
Address: 2814 N. 16 Street | Phoenix, AZ
Cost: Roughly 35 per person
Guys…no joke. I’m half Mexican and I grew up eating my mother’s homemade tortillas and enchiladas no matter where in the world we were.
This was one of the BEST meals I’ve had in a long time. The last time I remember eating a meal this flavorful was when I was visiting my Abuela in El Paso and we went to friend’s place in the middle of nowhere. You could taste how fresh and homemade everything was in Barrio Cafe. The restaurant is surrounded by incredible local Mexican artwork.
You can read about the incredible Calle 16 Mural project here & Calle 16 FB page here
Berry Divine Açai bowls
Address: 960 N. Scottsdale Road #101 | Tempe, AZ
Cost: 8 USD a bowl
Your breakfast fix. Light, filling and good for you.
Address: 1037 S Rural Rd | Tempe, AZ
Cost: Depends what you order but ranges from 3 to 5 bucks
Your Ice coffee spot
Address: 521 S. College Ave. | Unit 112 | Tempe, AZ
I’m not a doughnut fan BUT my family thinks these doughnuts are phenomenal.
Mi Patio Mexican Restaurant
Address: 3347 N. 7th Avenue | Phoenix, AZ
Cost: Roughly 15 USD per person
Big portions and good casual Mexican food.
Cartel Coffee Lab
Address: 225 W University Dr | Tempe, AZ
Chill coffee place to relax and get some work done.
During this trip I caught a Pikachu, Sandshrew, Meowth, Parasect, Growlithe, Abra, Gastly, Mankey, Geodude, and Koffing.
AZ has got some GREAT Pokemon.
Until my next adventure.
See you soon, Gab😉