Hello everyone,


We are bringing a valley tradition to our restaurant starting this Tuesday, December 16th.



Taco Tuesday featuring mini tacos and regular tacos at a special price. Same delicious flavors, same wonderful restaurant, less stress on the pocketbook.

Mini Tacos $1.25 each

Mini tacos or also known as street tacos are served with corn or flour tortilla and your choice of ground beef, chicken, chili colorado, chili verde, or piccadillo beef. Garnished with onions and cilantro

Regular Fried Tacos $2.25 each

Fried tacos are served deep fried in a corn tortilla with your choice of ground beef, chicken or piccadillo beef. Garnished with lettuce, tomato, and cheese.


We are thinking of adding some new menu items, and we would like your feedback.

To compliment our already huge menu full of delicious Mexican food items, we are thinking of introducing the mini form of Chimichangas, tacos, and tostados.

mini tacos at Anaya's fresh Mexican Food in GlendaleMini Tacos

These are the mini tacos I just had for lunch today. If we add these mini tacos to the menu, we are thinking of selling them for $2.99 per plate of three tacos.

We would also add these items to the menu to choose from:

  • 3 Mini Chimichangas
  • 3 Mini Tostados

We value your opinion

Please let us know what you think about this idea. But first, take a close look at those mouth watering delicious tacos. Served with onions, cilantro, cabbage, and your choice of chicken, beef, or shredded beef.

Oh, they are soooo, good with our fresh homemade salsa.

Hungry Yet? Come to Anaya’s, we can fix hungry.


Hello everyone,

We are thinking about adding some new salad dressing to the menu for our wonderful customers, and we want to know what you think?

Please tell us if you would eat any of the following dressings with your salad:

  • Cilantro
  • Avocado
  • Chipotle

We would also be interested in seeing your recipes if you would like to share them.

Please let us know what you think.

Thank you

Shan Gilbreath

Anaya’s Marketing Manager

Customers are the life’s blood of Anaya’s

Hello Everyone,

We have compiled a few customer reviews that are attributed to Anaya’s VIA the Yelp.com website. We have listed just a small fraction of the reviews attributed to us. There are many more at Yelp.com here.

Mexican Food Is Serious Business for Our Head Chef

Chili Colorado / Red Chili  We take our Mexican Food very seriously. Our head Chef Cheto Mata has over 20 years experience creating culinary masterpieces as a professional chef. His ability to create unique dishes and tie them in with traditional cooking passed down to him from his parents and grandparents, has led him here to Glendale’s Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant. Since his arrival he has found better food suppliers, with fresher ingredients. He has made the menu items more wholesome and nutritious, by acquiring better quality ingredients and taking the time to prepare and cook them the right way.

Every single dish I send out to a customer is my best dish. I cook in a tradition passed down through the generations.

We appreciate every single review.

IMG_0068Cheto believes that without diners, there will be no restaurant. For this reason we like to stay on top of any mistakes that we are making, in order to fix them as fast as we can. This is a great way to get community feedback on our food line and customer’s experience.

Please keep the comments coming and we will always do our best to give every customer a five star dining experience.

To let us know how we are doing, you can leave a comment on this page, down at the bottom in the comments section, or over at our Yelp.com review page.

Anaya’s 5 Star Customer Reviews



~Anett V – Glendale, AZ

Very clean place, food is delicious The taste is like a homemade Mexican food. The server are really friendly. I recommend this place.


Anayas Fresh Mexican Restaurant - Glendale, AZ, United States

5stars 5 STARS

~Lucy M. – Phoenix, AZ

We just discovered this place and loved it! I had the enchilada deluxe with ground beef and green sauce and my boyfriend had a carne asada burrito. Their food is just great and the staff very friendly. I enjoy coming here once a week, if you go on a Friday they have live music playing. It’s very very nice and I recommend it to anyone looking for great Mexican food.

5stars5 STARS

~Mathew L. – Phoenix, AZ

Tasty and fresh.  My family had a wonderful Father’s Day here.



~Heather C. – Eden Prairie, MN

Excellent. Friends and I arrived there for an early lunch prior to our flight from PHX. Delicious food, fun atmosphere, and attentive service.

I wish I lived in Phoenix so I could come back more often! We could not have been happier.

5stars5 STARS

~Sosa R. – Phoenix, AZ

I was really skeptical coming to this restaurant because there were only 5 reviews.

The interior seating reminds me of some of the local restaurants in Mexico. Brings back joyful memories and a sense of comfort.
The host was friendly and welcoming. Our waitress was very nice and helpful with the menu.

I ordered the chicken mole which was tasted fresh and delicious! My wife had a mini-chimichanga with shredded chicken. She also enjoyed the food. My 5-year old son ate his rice and beans. He doesn’t normally eat well at restaurants if he doesn’t like the food. He loved it!

They also have a full bar with 2 flat screens hanging at both ends.

The service and food here is excellent and I am definitely coming here more often.

5 stars!


Anayas Fresh Mexican Restaurant - Interior seating - Glendale, AZ, United States


Anayas Fresh Mexican Restaurant - Anaya's street sign - Glendale, AZ, United States


Anayas Fresh Mexican Restaurant - Chicken mole - Glendale, AZ, United States

Now Open | Excellent Mexican food in Glendale Arizona

Now Open Excellent Mexican food from Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant.

We are pleased to announce the opening of our new location. We have already started taking customers and seem to be well received by the neighborhood and community. We love making new friends and even our old friends have been stopping by the new location to check it out.

You can still always visit us at our first location at 43rd Ave and Dunlap/Olive.

Our newest location is at 5830 W Thunderbird Rd. Glendale Arizona 85306. You can find us in the same strip mall as Safeway right next to Subway. The corner is located at 59th Ave and Thunderbird Roads on the North East corner.

Now that you have excellent directions, please come out and visit us. We are always ready to provide you with the best food and dinning experience in the valley.



Come out and enjoy the mariachi at Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant


Anaya’s Fresh Mexican Restaurant’s listings on other websites

Anaya’s is actively advertising in directories on the internet. Our web developer Shan Gilbreath is diligently working on our website’s search engine optimization or SEO.

Some of our listings

What is different about Mexican food?

I was asked recently “what is different about Mexican food compared to other foods”.

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.

A taste of Mexico for the Norwegian

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.

What is Mexican food?

Mexican food definition from Wikipedia

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“.

 Come visit Anaya’s Fresh Mexican restaurant and try our authentic fresh Mexican food.

The best Mexican food in Glendale Az and Phoenix.

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
Glendale, AZ 85302

(623) 243-2504


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