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The best of Tempe
Tempe restaurants have long been defined by the student town’s population; Arizona State University’s local, regional, national and international students and young professionals call the shots. They like eclectic, ethnic and modern. You’ll find gastropubs with locally crafted brews and intimate cafés on side streets that can feed no more than two dozen customers at a time. There are casual restaurants in strip centers that serve casual food made from only the finest ingredients, and places on Mill Avenue—the main drag—that cater to a younger, rowdier crowd. The restaurant industry here represents a multitude of cultural tastes, including American, Mediterranean, Mexican, Ethiopian, Asian, Middle Eastern and so many more. Ready for a sample? Try these ten best Tempe venues first.