Half-Priced Entree at Anaya’s
Anaya’s is offering half-priced entrees when you buy one at regular price along with two drinks.
Well folks it seems unanimous, salsa is good for you. Since salsa is so good for you I recommend that you jump in your car and head over to Anaya’s right now for some of their tasty salsa.
I know I love salsa, I have since I was a born. I was raised in Arizona and just love the different varieties of salsa that are available. Mango salsa is one of the most exotic of salsas that I have tried, but man was it ever delicious. Red cabbage salsa was introduced to me by a fellow salsa lover back when I was a teenager and is now one of my favorites. Salsa varies by region and by the makers tastes. You may find some tex-mex style salsa in Texas with corn and a heaping amount of cumin, while in Nogales Arizona you might find cactus salsa, or salsa with mucho cilantro. It doesn’t matter where is comes from or who makes it I love salsa, and the biggest reason might just be that I love veggies and peppers mixed together in the heavenly delight, or food of the god’s that we call salsa.
Did you know that salsa is the Spanish word for “sauce”? If you live in the Southwest you probably already know this. I bet you didn’t know that salsa was invented before Mexico was a nation? The word “salsa” is derived from the Latin word “sal” meaning salty. See Wikipedia.org’s definition and salsa page here.
This has got to be a trick question. I was thinking of some scientific reason why salsa is so good. I even researched to see if there was a scientist who could shed some light on the subject for me. Maybe I didn’t search hard enough, but I couldn’t find an acceptable anwer. Mostly just a lot of opinions as to why, usually with the individual’s taste in mind. There are so many different combinations of salsa with varying taste from person to person. This question is probably one of the universe’s mysteries. So I think I need to do a lot more research, and not on the internet or in libraries, rather in Mexican restaurants and cafe’s all over the globe. I am an expert when it come to making my favorite salsas. And Anaya’s Fresh Mexican restaurant is a great place to come taste the flavor of the southwest. I will update in about 50 years when I discover the true reason why salsa is so good. Until then we should all head over to Anaya’s and try some of the best salsa on the planet.
Salsa is a healthy condiment and side dish. Not only Mexican foods are complimented by salsa, but an array of other ethnic foods are welcoming of the Mexican food sensation. Some people are even using salsa to control their diet as explained on MSNBC.com’s Salsa gives diet a healthy kick. Read the full story.
During the Clinton administration salsa was declared a vegetable for purposes of completing the school lunch daily vitamins requirements. ketchup couldn’t pass the bar but salsa sure did, see the full story here.
When Reagan was president the U.S.D.A. attempted to set ketchup as an acceptable vegetable to meet the U.S.D.A.’s national school lunch program requirements. Clinton’s U.S.D.A. was able to get salsa set as a standard despite ketchup’s failed attempt to become a vegetable. See USDA calls salsa a vegetable
government trade publications show back in 1998 salsa became the newest vegetable on the menu at local school cafeterias across the nation. See the story.
Recently when I was at a local food distributor I came across an individual from Norway. He was very interested in my food purchase and started up a conversation with me. Being from Norway he has limited exposure to certain ethnic foods from the Western Hemisphere and compared his culinary experience with Mexican food, with a TV dinner he used to eat back in his home country. I laughed a little when I heard this, but assured the man that home cooked or restaurant style Mexican food is a lot better for the pallet than a TV dinner. I offered him my card and invited him to Anaya’s fresh Mexican restaurant for a taste of authentic Mexican food cooked by authentic Mexicans, and served in an authentic Mexican style. He accepted and eventually showed up at Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant to try some real Mexican food.
Although I was not at work when the Norwegian gentleman came to taste our food, I did get a surprisingly good report about our Mexican food. He came in and asked for me and upon finding out that I am not usually in the store said nothing more to the staff. He ordered a combo plate with a chicken enchilada, beef taco, and shredded beef burrito. When the server delivered his food he was pleasantly surprised with the size and the portions of the food. He called me afterwards and told me about his experience at Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant.
“I was very pleased” he said “never have I tasted anything so different from the food of my nationality”. He went on to tell me that Mexican food is great and he can’t believe that he never tried it before. He has since gone back to Norway but promises to visit again when returns next year.
Thank you Oslo Felsing for your interest in our Mexican food restaurant, we hope to see you again soon.
The following is an excerpt from the wikipedia.org website on Mexican food.
Mexican cuisine is a style of food which is primarily a fusion of indigenous Mesoamerican cooking with European, especially Spanish, cooking developed after the Spanish conquest of the Aztec Empire. The basic staples remain the native corn, beans and chili peppers but the Spanish introduced a large number of other foods, the most important of which were meat from domesticated animals (beef, pork, chicken, goat and sheep), dairy products (especially cheese) and various herbs and spices. While the Spanish initially tried to superimpose their diet on the country, this was not possible and eventually the foods and cooking techniques began to be mixed, especially in colonial era convents. Over the centuries, this resulted in various regional cuisines, based on local conditions such as those in the north, Oaxaca,Veracruz and the Yucatan Peninsula. Mexican cuisine is highly tied to the culture, social structure and its popular traditions, the most important example of which is the use of mole for special occasions and holidays. For this reason and others, Mexican cuisine was added by UNESCO to is list of the world’s “intangible cultural heritage“.
Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant is located on the border of Phoenix and Glendale just North of Olive/Dunlap on 43rd Ave.9240 N 43rd Ave
Do you work in the Metrocenter area?
Have you been looking for a great Mexican restaurant near Metrocenter that isn’t as crowded?
Then come join us at Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant for a perfectly seasoned Mexican dish.
Anaya’s is just a couple of minutes away from Metrocenter, and we have fast service so you can enjoy your lunch without having to stand in line.
Avoid the crowds and come to Anaya’s for lunch and enjoy one of our daily specials or try one of our build it yourself combo meals.
A quick look at a wonderful Mexican food restaurant located near the Metrocenter area on 43rd avenue just North of Olive/Dunlap.
Come join us for breakfast, lunch or dinner. We know you will love our tasty Mexican food dishes.
ARROZ CON POLLO OR PRAWNS 7.95
Our signature item! Tender chicken breast or shrimp, specially prepared with fresh mushrooms, onions, green peppers, carrots and zucchini on a bed of rice with melted jack cheese.
Smothered with our special medium spicy sauce garnished with
avocado slices and tomatoes. Served with tortillas.
CHILE VERDE 7.95
Pork loin, braised in a green special tomatillo sauce with
green chiles, onions and spices. Served with rice and beans.
CHILE COLORADO 7.95
Beef, simmered until very tender in a red medium sauce. Served with rice, beans and warm tortillas.
CARNE AZADA 7.95
Skirt steak butterfly and flame-broiled to your liking. Served with rice, beans, fresh guacamole and warm tortillas.
MEXICAN STIR-FRY 7.95
A bed of rice, topped with sautéed chicken, broccoli,
mushrooms, mixed vegetables and melted jack cheese.
CHICKEN OR STEAK FAJITAS 7.95
A perfect tradition! Tender pieces of marinated chicken or beef, grilled with green peppers, onions and spices. Served with beans, rice, tortillas, guacamole and pico de gallo.
CHICKEN MEXICAN STYLE 7.95
Chicken breast strips sautéed in an authentic Jalisco style stew of potatoes, carrots, dry red peppers, onions, tomatoes, and spices, served with rice, beans and warm tortillas.
CHICKEN MOLE 7.95
A long time favorite! Braised chicken breast in a sweet, yet spicy, peanut butter sauce with a hint of chocolate. Served with rice, beans and warm tortillas.
POLLO CON CREMA 7.95
Tender chicken strips cooked in an authentic Mexican sour cream sauce with sautéed onions, green peppers and mush-rooms. Served with rice, beans and warm tortillas.
POLLO FUNDIDO 7.95
Crispy flour tortilla filled with seasoned chicken and smothered with cream cheese sauce. Served with rice, beans, sour cream and guacamole.
MAKE YOUR OWN COMBO
Combine your favorite items together on a lunch combo plate.
Choose from chicken, beef or shredded beef.
*TACO *ENCHILADA *TOSTADA *BURRITO *CHILE RELLENO* TAMAL
All combo plates include rice and beans.
Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant has full bar with hundreds of selections to choose from.
Come have a drink with us, our bar is always available while we are open.
Choose from a large selection of beer and mixed drinks.
Here is a list of mixed drinks.
A Midsummer Nights Dream
Long Island Iced Tea
Berry Me in the Sand
A Southern Screw
Sex on the Beach
Autumn in New York
One Night Stand
Strawberry Basil Mojito
A Clockwork Tangerine
A Day at the Beach
Pineapple Mai Tai
Creepy Crawler Punch
Long Beach Ice Tea
The Crimson Tide
Tom and Jerry
Cool as a Cucumber
Watermelon and Cucumber Tonic
Gin and Tonic
Summer Gin Punch
My Fair Lady
Between the Sheets
Bloody Black Currant
Sex a’ Peel
Sparkling Spring Punch
Long Beach Ice Tea
Red Hot Mama
The Orange Turf
The One Cheek Sneak
The Prickly Margarita
Four Leaf Cloverita
Tequila Tangerine Dream
Melange A Trois
Blue Voodoo Doll
Tonic and Tequila
Seven and Seven
Canadian Club Old Fashioned
The Dublin Apple
Good Night Special
Jimmy Russel’s Mint Julep
Basil Hayden Wish
Blood and Sand
Heart of Fire
White Wine Sangria
Quaker City Cooler
Sparkling Spring Punch
Blood Red Sangria
The Bubbly Apricot
Prince of Wales
Half and Half
Spiced Tea Holiday Punch
Pomegranate Pineapple Fireworks
Strawberry Ginger Martini
Blood Orange Freeze
Naughty Holiday Punches
Night and Day
Irish Car Bomb
Cranberry Citrus Swizzle
Punch in the Stomach
And so many more, too many to name.
People are talking about our seafood. How can you blame them, it really is top quality, fresh and delicious.
Come out and join us for some fresh seafood. We know you will love it.
Anaya’s serves the best seafood dishes, this is one of our favorites.
Prawns wrapped in bacon and baked in our special butter recipe sauce. Served over a bed of onions and bell peppers. Topped with Monterrey jack cheese. Served with sour creme, guacamole, pico de gallo, rice, beans, and tortillas.
We prepare all seafood fresh daily.
I love bacon wrapped prawns at Anaya’s ~ Steven R.
Anaya’s Seafood is always great! ~ Don M.
Hello friends and family,
We would like to remind everyone that we will be open on Thanksgiving day from 8am until 4pm.
We know Thanksgiving day is one of the busiest days for families. It’s a day to visit relatives and get together for some great food. Anaya’s will be open for Thanksgiving to help those with their busy day. Come in for breakfast, lunch or Thanksgiving dinner.
If you would like to have your Thanksgiving dinner with us, we welcome you. Please call ahead if your party will have more than 15 people.