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Presided over by chef Silvana Salcido Esparza, Barrio Café is a funky hot spot in Central Phoenix that boasts a menu chock-full of timeless Mexican dishes given creative twists. Appetizing options such as the cochinita pibil (slow-roasted pork) and the enchiladas suizas take diners on a culinary tour of our neighbor to the south. And don’t miss the restaurant’s Sunday brunch (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) and its selection of Mexican wines. 602.636.0240, www.barriocafe.com.