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

Agave Grill is a great place to stop for lunch or dinner while in Ajo. With emphasis placed on tasty American fare perfect for the “meat & potato” connoisseur, Agave Grill embraces every opportunity to be creative with food and make sure that their guests enjoy their dining experience.


Farmers Market Store & Kitchen

A true product of community collaboration, the Farmers Market Store & Kitchen sits a few blocks down from the Plaza, greeting folks as they enter town. Established in cooperation with the local growers, food producers, and artists that participate in the weekly Farmers Market, the Store & Kitchen has become a space for locals and visitors to grab a meal on-the-go or sit and enjoy the decadent menus curated by rotating local chefs.


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! 


oasis coffee

A popular spot for locals, Oasis Coffee 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.


olsen’s patio cafe

Located inside the local market, the Olsen Marketplace IGA, the Olsen’s Patio Cafe offers a wide variety of delicious lunch and dinner offerings, including homemade hamburgers, sandwiches, salads, soups and fried chicken dinners. If you are considering Olsen’s for dinner, get in early as they close at 6:00pm M-Sat and at 5:00pm on Sundays.