Restaurants in Douglas, AZ

Douglas is a border town where English is a second language and Mexican food is first rate. The restaurant closest to Mexico is aptly named Border Taco, where the list of potential taco fillings includes beef tongue, beef head, beef rind, shrimp, steak, carne adobada, chile verde and beefy barbacoa. Although locals like El Burron for its hamburgers, it’s true-Mex food that puts it on the good-eats map — most notably burritos that come in four sizes: burro, big burro, burro macho, and burron, that last one big enough to feed a family of four. La Fiesta Cafe is is another bordertown gem where the menu includes familiar Mexican fare as well as a large selection of vegetarian plates, including potato tacos, cheese soup and bean soup, and green corn tamales.

Douglas’s Most Famous Dishes

Chile pod with puffy fried coat is smothered with hot salsa

Chile Relleno

Four cups of salsa, ready to apply to a meal


Soft, folded-over corn tortilla holds grilled beef, salsa and lettuce

Carne Asada Taco

Huge slab of prime rib extends far beyond its plate


Douglas’s Best Restaurants

Chile-red chunks of marinated pork spill out of a folded-over tortilla
Border Taco


Crisp-fried chimichanga is smothered with red chile sauce and topped with guacamole.
La Fiesta Cafe


El Burron


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