Fun in Gilbert Heritage District

4 03 2018

Joyride Taco House, Gilbert, AZ

While visiting last year,  friends introduced us to the very hip Gilbert Heritage district, with dinner at Joyride Taco House.

This year we enjoyed two new restaurants in Gilbert, Barrio Queen and Whiskey Row.  “The Queen” touts authentic Mexico City dishes and one of the largest selections of Tequilas in Arizona.  At our table we enjoyed  carne asada, sonoran style and chili verde, especial de la casa.  Both were served in sizzling cast iron skillets with sides of rice and black beans. We can certainly vouch for excellent food – and they make a pretty fine margarita too.  We’ll be back.

Barrio Queen, Gilbert, AZ

Barrio Queen, Gilbert, AZ

After attending the Rockies/D-backs game, we decided to check out Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, just across the street from Barrio Queen.  As the afternoon turned into evening, the live band cranked up the volume, the large garage doors opened the play area to people strolling along Gilbert Rd and the place got a bit more rowdy.  The bar height tables that occupy the dance floor are wheeled out and the line dancing begins.  We enjoyed a few cocktails and appetizers including Grilled Whiskey Wings – not impressed, Southern Fries – to die for, and one order of each sliders: Meatball, American, Blue Cheese & Bacon and Tennessee Hot – most very good.

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, Gilbert, AZ

Dierks Bentley’s Whiskey Row, Gilbert, AZ

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