Tacos and Tequila, Canteen in Tempe

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As the weather changes so do our cravings. Colder weather begs for warm soups, roasted meats, and rich desserts. In kind, drink selections are often heavier, opting for stouts brews and spicy bloody mary’s. Now that warmer days have arrived, light bites and drinks that cool and refresh are more my pace.


The Street Tacos ($6 – $7.50) and generous portions of house made Guacamole ($6) fit the bill at  Canteen Modern Tequila Bar . I prefer to pair my meal with a Paloma ($6.50) made with 100% Blue Agave Blanco, organic grapefruit soda, fresh lime and grapefruit zest.


Nights get crowded with a bling crowd at Canteen. However for me it is a go to local spot for a summer lunch, happy hour or quick bite before a show at ASU Gammage. Fairly fast service, a simple well priced menu, and cool modern vibe has gotten Canteen voted one of the “Top 25 Best New Restaurants in Phoenix” and “Best Happy Hour” by Phoenix Magazine.


Canteen is located at :
640 S. Mill, Tempe
Open Mon-Sun 11–2am
Happy Hour 4PM – 6:30PM