5 to Try: Hot and Spicy Dishes

Like it spicy? From a fiery Mexican meal to a hot Indian dish, sample the best tongue-tingling delights in Phoenix.

Updated: March 05, 2004

More Spots for Spicy Dishes


Thai Rama Restaurant

1221 W Camelback Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85013

At this friendly, low-key spot, the kitchen always takes you at your word. You want it spicy? You'll get it spicy.


Carolina's Mexican Food

1202 E Mohave St, Phoenix, AZ 85034

Lacking in decor but sitting pretty with some of the homiest, heartiest, cheapest Mexican food in town.


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Thaifoon - Taste of Asia

8777 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85253

Every dish here is spicy and fresh, but try the Shrimp Explosion--red chilies make it scorching.


RA Sushi Bar Restaurant

3815 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

The spinach gyoza with spicy mustard burns; keep a cup of cold sake nearby to turn down the heat.


Bamboo Club

8624 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85260

Chili-filled Thai shrimp will satisfy those brave enough to taste some serious spice.


Roaring Fork

4800 N Scottsdale Rd, Ste 1700, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Sip the eye-wateringly hot tortilla soup at this Western hot spot; a cold beer is the perfect chaser.


Los Dos Molinos

8646 S Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85042

This local celebrity-chef institution serves fiery hot dishes--the green-chili plate keeps spice-hounds coming back for more.