Tacos are one of America’s favorite southwestern meals, and Phoenix has great places to find them. However, when they’re served in an historic building that used to be a mission – I mean, how cool is that!
There are so many great places to eat downtown, and even midtown in Phoenix. And the Taco Guild Phoenix is about half-way between the two. Located at 7th St. & Osborn in the old Bethel Methodist Church building, originally Smith’s Chapel, this building was continually occupied from 1893 until vacated and deconsecrated in 2012. Today it has been beautifully restored as the quaint southwestern eatery, Taco Guild, and you guessed it, their specialty is, of course, tacos. The stained glass windows are gorgeous and are the originals; the pews have been made into a gorgeous bar where the alter used to be. The beams in the high ceilings are authentic, as well as many of the candelabra chandeliers, and other items used to decorate this restaurant.
The menu choices include traditional southwestern, but they also have culinary specialties like the Al Pastor Pork with jalapeno bacon, pineapple, and red onion, or the Chipotle Cherry Steak with jalapeno onion straws and blue cheese. We, of course, had the veggie tacos. So muy bueno! Tortillas and salsa are homemade, and the veggies were more than just the typical peppers and onions. Everything went perfectly with their happy hour $5 marg. Yes, it was five bucks! Small, but that’s great for us. Next time you’re in downtown (or just a little north of downtown) be sure to stop by and see this historic attraction because – well, it also has great food!