You may have heard of a few of these…but maybe not.  Flagstaff has gotten a few new restaurants in the past several months!  Here are some new places you may want to check out:

  • Martanne’s: What?! (you may be thinking…)  Martanne’s isn’t new!  True.  But what is new at Martanne’s is that they are now open for dinner.  And it is very, very good.  Good to the point that some established Flagstaff Mexican places might want to take notice.  This is a restaurant that started out years ago as Martan’s Burrito Palace, named for the family that opened it.  It has gone through a sale, an actual move around the corner and has been handed down a generation.  But what hasn’t changed is that it is THE go-to Mexican breakfast place in Flagstaff.  Also, it is quickly becoming THE go-to Mexican dinner house.  It is very well known for Chilaquiles and Enchiladas with Eggs.  It is now becoming popular for Carne Asada and fish tacos.  And trust me on this piece of advice: Order the Chipotle Bacon-Wrapped Shrimp. You’re welcome.  112 Route 66.​


  • Southside Tavern: OK, this is more of a bar than a restaurant, but the food is pretty good too.  We love the décor and the location on South San Francisco Street.  It has a great vibe, great cocktails and bar food that stands up to scrutiny.  It also has quite a few employees that made the jump over from Charlies and the Hotel Weatherford for unknown reasons.  They are an established bar crew that can handle a busy place and, if I was placing a bet….it would be that Southside Tavern will become a Flagstaff staple.  If you have the Bacon Bleu Burger, remember to save room for the S’Mores Dip.  117 S. San Francisco St.


  • SoSoBa: Have you ever been to one of those great noodle shops in San Francisco where you get those big, fat Udon noodles in a rich broth with a mix of meats and veggies over the top and it’s the best thing you could possibly get on that cold, blustery day?  Yeah…this is better.   SoSoBa is a noodle shop with attitude.  It has something for vegans and omnivores alike.  And best of all, it’s in downtown Flagstaff.  And here is what you order when there: The Mic Drop.  The name says it all.  12 W. Route 66, #104.


  • Street Side Saigon:  This is another great addition to South San Francisco Street that brings Vietnamese street food to south Flagstaff.  Located near the University and other similarly good eateries, this nice spot should gain a foothold and a following pretty quickly.  Try the Pho, of course which is what everyone wants!  But, you may want to go early because they do run out of this popular Vietnamese soup pretty quickly.  121 S. San Francisco Street.


  • Agave: This is Flagstaff’s newest Mexican fair, and I have to say, it is pretty good!  It has been around for about 6 months or so, so it may not be new to some of you, but may be to others.  It is located in the Western Hills hotel, which has seen a lot of change over in that restaurant space over the years.  Several restaurants have met with their deaths in that location, which is very strange since it is right on Route 66.  However, Agave is good enough that it should be here for many years to come!  Try the chicken mole!  1580 E. Route 66
  • The Oakmont: Another restaurant that is now several months old, but I felt like it needed a mention.  This is the newest incarnation of the restaurant at the club house at Continental Country Club.  It takes the place of Jakes On The Green or Jotini’s before that.  The location has benefitted from the facelift that the new owners have given it, a more relaxed atmosphere, better use of the patio space and a pretty good menuBrought to Flagstaff by the guys that own Taverna, Field House and most recently they purchased Busters.  The Oakmont features a very well rounded menu, great views and great Country Club crowds. 2380 North Oakmont Drive.

Rumor has it that there is a new sushi restaurant going in Downtown at 106 North San Francisco Street.  This is the building just north of Pa

To Thai that used to house the Seasoned Kitchen.  Both the inside and the outside of the building are being spruced up right now, so we shall see what progress brings.


A second and even stronger rumor is about a new place going in at 409 South San Francisco.  This is the building that housed El Charro since God was a baby.  El Charro closed and was replaced by The Patio.  Unfortunately, The Patio only lasted a short while, so it will be interesting to see what is going in at that spot.  As of this writing, remodel work is in progress and a partial Airstream Trailer is being installed in the patio area.  Supposedly this will be an outdoor bar area.  That sounds great!  I will try to update you on that in another future blog.

Flagstaff has some great places to eat! Stay tuned and we might take you just a bit further into Flagstaff’s culinary gems!

Gary Nelson is a lifelong resident of Flagstaff, Arizona and is the Delegated Associate Broker at Realty Executives of Flagstaff.  Find your own part of Flagstaff at