Fry Bread House

Review by: Michael Stern

Bite Into A Cloud

Come to Fry Bread House for a native-American taco on freshly made fry bread. You quickly will forget the dense, doughy discs that some state fair midways call fry bread. In this restaurant dedicated to fry bread at its finest, you bite into a cloud. The restaurant is owned and operated by people the Tohono O’odham nation, formerly the Papagos.

Hand-stretched and fried to order, these breads are lightweights with crisp, fragile skin. They belong in the same bread family as San Antonio’s puffy taco shells, New Mexico’s sopaipillas, and what Utahans know as scones.

Mighty Tacos

Although light and tender, they stay intact even when they’re folded over a multitude of ingredients to become a taco. Choose the filling from among red or green chili, chorizo, beans and cheese, or a vegetarian option of refried beans, green chilies, onions, cheese, lettuce, and sour cream.

Familiar Mexican-restaurant tacos tend to be small enough that two or three make a meal. A single Indian fry-bread taco is more like a one-person pizza. It will satisfy a big appetite.

Fry Bread For Dessert

Fry Bread House adds a dash of sweetness to its batter, which makes them the the right foundation for dessert. They come warm and open faced, topped with the likes of honey, cinnamon, powdered sugar, or a knock-out combo of chocolate sauce and butter.

Taste The Southwest

To accompany the bread that has become an emblem of native food and history, complete the picture with a bowl of hominy stew made with either beef or pork and accompanied by cilantro, green onions, and lemon.

Beyond its native-American fare, the kitchen offers meals that deliver more general southwestern flavor. Menu explorers will find nachos, tamales, and red or green chili. You can order a tortilla-mounted cheese crisp that is the regional version of a pizza.

You also can choose a burro. (The term burrito is too cute to describe these big boys.) Handmade flour tortillas become the wrap for burros that are every bit as satisfying as the tacos. Choose ingredients that range from chili, sausage, and beef to more traditional vegetarian combos of corn, squash, chile, and beans.

Directions & Hours

What To Eat

Fry Bread

Dessert Fry Bread

Puffy Taco

Red Chile Burro

Green Chile Burro

Hominy Stew


Fry Bread House Recipes


What do you think of Fry Bread House?

2 Responses to “Fry Bread House”

Laura Claunch

July 10th, 2023

This place is the best—no kidding. If you don’t believe me, ask the James Beard folks. The green chili taco is sublime and I can’t even describe the dessert bread with butter and chocolate. It’s worth a drive from anywhere and all the cholesterol..



    July 11th, 2023

    Love that you love this place! Thanks for sharing your experience!


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