Kainoa’s Hawaiian Grill

This unique restaurant serves authentic, healthy, and unique Hawaiian cuisine. They offer delicious house-made sauces that you can purchase. Save room for dessert and order your choice of fruity smoothies or cookies!


This two-day event attracts dozens of vendors who offer recipes based on generations of traditional cooking- using fresh, authentic ingredients. Guests also enjoy the annual car show, beer garden, live entertainment, and salsa challenge.

Taco Taste

With food handmade from scratch and natural ingredients, guests have the option to dine in or use the drive-through window for great food on the go. They offer staples like tacos, including burros, flautas, chimichangas, and enchiladas.

Mechy’s Mexican Food

Two sisters opened Mechy’s 20 years ago with recipes their mother taught them growing up in Colonia Juarez, Mexico. Mechy’s has three generations of the Vasquez family cook with recipes that are made fresh daily from scratch.

La Paloma Restaurant

4 miles east of Safford in the old historic town of Solomon, this structure dates back over 100 years. Family-owned for over 34 years, they serve some of the best Mexican food around with original recipes prepared the “old-fashioned way”.

El Coronado

Their award-winning salsa was voted “Best on the AZ Salsa Trail.” This family restaurant’s name, El Coronado, or “the crowned,” implies that guests can eat like kings and queens when they come here to enjoy delicious Mexican dishes.

El Charro Restaurant

El Charro is the oldest continuously owned and operated restaurant in the Gila Valley. The house specialty is the Chalaca, fried masa shaped like a bowl, filled with beans and red or green Chile meat and topped with lettuce, tomato, and cheese. Chef Mary Lou Alva continues tradition using Sonoran recipes and methods for their dishes.

Casa Mañana

This landmark restaurant has been a family tradition of fine Mexican food since 1951. The Hoopes family now continues the tradition of legendary food delivered with a sense of warmth and hospitality you can only find at home.

Arizona’s Salsa Trail

The “Arizona Salsa Trail” is a collection of the best local restaurants and vendors around Safford. Made famous by their participation in the annual SalsaFest, the Arizona Salsa Trail allows you to explore these flavors year-round

Ginaveve’s Marketplace and The Main Street Bean

This family-owned one-stop shop offers charming home decor, gourmet foods, olive oils, unique gifts, and kitchen tools. Their beautiful, turn-of-the-century building is filled with history and custom finishing. Be sure to grab a cup of coffee at The Main Street Bean in the same building!