As Seen On TV: Famous Bites | Visit Mesa

February 07, 2024

As Seen On TV: Famous Bites

The 36th largest city in the U.S., Mesa has been featured on film more times than most people think. While the city’s foodie scene is what mostly brings the cameras, other popular reality shows and movies have also put Mesa on the map. Here’s a look:

Diners, Drive-Ins, and Dives

Joe's Farm Grill

Season 3, Episode 8

Famous Dishes:
Farm Fresh Burger
Ahi Tuna Sandwich

República Empanada

Season 28, Episode 8

Famous Dishes:
Arroz Con Pollo
Cubana Empanada

Tacos Chiwas

Season 28, Episode 3

Famous Dishes:
Gorditas Rojas Deshebradas
Rajas Con Queso Gordita

**We are proud to announce Tacos Chiwas was nominated as Semifinalists for the 2024 James Beard Outstanding Restaurateur**

Cupcake Wars

The Coffee Shop at Agritopia

Season 1, Episode 4
Season 2, Episode 7
Season 5, Episode 12 (Spoiler Alert: She WINS!)

Famous Cakes:
Boston Cream Cupcakes
Jalapeno Jelly and Bacon Cupcake


Espiritu Cocktails & Comida

Season 53, Episode 4

Famous Dish:
Grilled Top Sirloin Taco with Grilled Peach and Tomatillo Pico De Gallo

**We are proud to announce Espiritu was nominated as Semifinalists for the 2024 James Beard Emerging Chef**

Foodnation with Bobby Flay

Los Dos Molinos

Season 1, Episode 14

Famous Dish:
Red Chili-Marinated Carne Adovada

Sugar Rush

Inspired Sugar (Available at Old Ellsworth Brewing Co.)

Season 1, Episode 1

Famous Cake:
Snickerdoodle Cupcake

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