Wine & Dine

Ajo is a great place to grab a hearty meal. With restaurateurs that are dedicated to providing a memorable dining experience, you can be assured that Ajo’s food selection will not disappoint. From gourmet burgers to authentic Mexican food, Ajo offers a multitude of options to feed your appetite.


agave grill

Asian Fusion in the Southwest - a restaurant concept that results in delicious, nutritious and beautiful meals that feed the body and the soul. With emphasis placed on their unique sauces and fresh, quality ingredients, Agave Grill embraces every opportunity to be creative with food and make sure that their guests enjoy their dining experience.


marcela's cafe & bakery

Being within miles of the Mexican border, and located in the heart of the Sonoran Desert, rest assured that your experience at Marcela’s will be an authentic one. With a menu that offers a little bit of everything, including breakfast, a few can’t miss items include their enchiladas, tostadas and anything with their renowned red sauce.


100 estrella restaurant

This is the place to stop if you’re in the mood for an All-American burger. 100 Estrella serves up 100% Black Angus Burgers, Bison, Salmon, Turkey, locally sourced grass fed beef and pork burgers along with 10 craft beers on draft and a full menu for additional tasty options.


The ice cream parlour

A softserve ice cream bar with all the fixins’. What more could you want to cool off after a long hike in the desert?


roadrunner java

Entering this bakery is like stepping back in time. No chair, table or coffee cup is the same, making you feel like you’ve just entered into your host’s comfortable, modest home. Serving up homemade donuts, apple fritters, hot coffee and other delicious baked goods, this is a place you can grab a sweet treat and read up on local news in a comfortable, cozy setting. 


el cobre deli

Known for their homemade burritos, El Cobre Deli inside Chevron has become a must-stop destination for travelers on their way to and from Mexico. Stop in and try one for yourself! 


harris & smith coffee company

A popular spot for locals, Harris & Smith serves up specialty coffee drinks and delicious treats until 4:00 pm daily. From here, you can grab a tasty cup of joe, chat with the locals and look out over the beautiful historical Ajo Plaza all in one place! Feeling adventurous? Ask about tours of the co-located Oasis Theater. 


ajo regional food partnership

The Ajo Regional Food Partnership (ARFP) is a remarkable collaboration of several organizations in Ajo and nearby working to create a truly local food system in Ajo and the surrounding region. Contributions from this collaborate to date include a communal commercial kitchen, the Get Going, Get Growing youth internship program, and the Many Hands Urban Farm co-op along with notable financial impact on the community, festivals and so much more! 


authentically ajo farmers market

Organized by the Ajo Center for Sustainable Agriculture (Ajo CSA), the market promotes over 100 local and regional vendors and their produce, food products and arts and crafts; fostering community food security, and promoting the empowerment of individuals and community through education and entrepreneurship. The market also offers free weekly educational and fun activities such as cooking demonstrations and tastings, gardening workshops, arts and crafts, games and sports, and entertainment

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commercial kitchen at the sonoran desert inn

If you’re looking for something special...something unique...something that screams place-based experience, then look no further. The Sonoran Desert Inn and Conference Center hosts regular pop-up meals that double as gateways to a truly authentic experience. Heritage crops and farm-to-table offerings are all par for the course here, as are regular appearances from le Cordon Bleu chefs. Watch the website and Facebook page for upcoming offerings.

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granny's kitchen

Granny's is a great place to get good, authentic Sonoran Mexican food in a low-key environment. Their Mexican and American breakfasts are big and tasty. They have local classics like red and green chile and enchiladas sonorenses. They also serve burgers and sandwiches for those seeking something less picante.