Sam's Cafe

4 star rating 15 Reviews

(602) 252-3545(602) 252-3545 View Website »

455 N 3rd Street, 114Phoenix, AZ 85004

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  lilcvee

    Reviews: 22

    Great meatloaf, best cearsar salad
    lilcvee (22 reviews)
    2/13/2009

    I love it here. they have fantastic everything- any the chips that they give you are just the coolest things.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  stvxn2

    Reviews: 84

    Flavorful southwest cuisine
    stvxn2 (84 reviews)
    8/14/2008

    All the dishes here are enjoyable. The service can suffer on busy nights. Nice patio overlooking foutain at Arizona Center.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  Suchan

    Reviews: 74

    Great for Visitors
    Suchan (74 reviews)
    8/02/2008

    This is where we always bring our out-of-town guests to get a taste of the southwest. The patio facing the Arizona Center green is really nice on a sunny winter afternoon. The restaurant is getting a little old and needs renovation, but the food is still very good.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  KelVick

    Reviews: 39

    Lured by Value, and I'll Be Back!
    KelVick (39 reviews)
    5/30/2008

    My wife and I found a buy one meal, get one free coupon in the local paper and gave this a chance. I had the chipolte rubbed sirloin which was huge 11 ounces and served with garlic mashed potatoes and steamed fresh spinach. My wife got a shrimp pasta dish which she raved over. My steak was overdone, yet still really tender so I did not mind. The service was perfect. What really won me over was the atmosphere---it felt like we were in Hawaii on vacation. We ate out on the patio overlooking wonderfalls, sculpture and gardens. The whole experience was way better than expected. We'll be back (we're also going to hunt for more coupons!)

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  syncmom

    Reviews: 62

    New Mexico Cuisine
    syncmom (62 reviews)
    5/30/2008

    This is a nice change from your typical Mexican food. They have a wide variety of dishes that you typically would fine in New Mexico. It is a little pricey at night for dinner but during the day they have a nice lunch menu.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  FrankieM

    Reviews: 17

    Great Southwestern Food
    FrankieM (17 reviews)
    5/29/2008

    Sam's Café has been around for many years now and remains a great place to eat if you looking for southwestern flare. Sam's Café is a great place to take your guest from out of town.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  busymom of 3

    Reviews: 157

    Enjoy sitting outside
    busymom of 3 (157 reviews)
    5/24/2008

    The food is nothing out of the ordinary. The atmosphere is what makes this restaurant. Sitting outside at the AZ center and enjoying the fountains is the only way to experience this restaurant. Just don't feed the birds, they are vicious. The white choc. treat after your meal is delicious.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  elcid1

    Reviews: 92

    Nice
    elcid1 (92 reviews)
    5/15/2008

    Beautiful restaurant with large windows looking out from the Arizona Center. Very southwestern style, always good. Nice service..........love the salmon.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  davandlea

    Reviews: 116

    Good place for lunch
    davandlea (116 reviews)
    5/09/2008

    The food is good - service quick. Good place for a lunch break from the office. The 'voice volume' tends to be a bit loud, making regular conversation difficult. Wouldn't recommend it for an interview type lunch - or when you want an intimate conversation. The almond bark after lunch treats are GREAT!

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  camerabug

    Reviews: 11

    Great Place for Southwestern Food
    camerabug (11 reviews)
    4/29/2008

    If you have someone in town that you would like to give the flavor of the "southwest", I'd choose Sam's Cafe. You have the choice of salads and southwest favorites. Each meal ends with a "white chocolate" tamale. Yum!

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  GrammyDi

    Reviews: 3

    Fantastic Food!
    GrammyDi (3 reviews)
    4/15/2008

    One of my absolute favorites! Can't beat the excellent quality of the food. I love the salads, chips and dip! The enchiladas are great too!

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  shannonsoehner

    Reviews: 21

    Great restaurant!
    shannonsoehner (21 reviews)
    4/09/2008

    The food here is wonderful! The pre-meal chips and salsa were great, I had the Crab Cake and loved it! My husband had the fajitas and enjoyed them. At the end of the meal, they give you a white chocolate and pecan candy wrapped in a corn husk. YUM! The service was Great also! We went before a baseball game, and even with the crowds, our service was still quick.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  susan1

    Reviews: 200

    Spicey
    susan1 (200 reviews)
    4/03/2008

    They make everything just a little different than anywhere else. Love their salmon with squash. Beautiful setting with lots of windows, good service.

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  • Sam's Cafe - Phoenix, AZ -  genaro214

    Reviews: 10

    Great Food!!!
    genaro214 (10 reviews)
    9/21/2007

    Must try the Carnitas, some of the best food in town!!! You have to get there early because they only have a limited amount of carnitas and it is a MUST HAVE!!! Ask to be seated in the patio area it is very nice and relaxing.

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Business details

Atmosphere

  • Casual
  • Dim Lights
  • Fun
  • Great Views
  • Romantic

Features

  • Bar
  • Catering
  • Daily Specials
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Parking
  • Private Parties
  • Prix Fixe Menu
  • Reservations
  • Take Out
  • Wheelchair Access

Average Price

  • $16-$25

Cuisines

  • American
  • Mexican
  • Southwestern
  • Spanish

Credit Cards

  • American Express
  • Diners Club
  • Discover
  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Hours of Operation

  • MON
  • 11:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • TUE
  • 11:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • WED
  • 11:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • THU
  • 11:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • FRI
  • 11:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • SAT
  • 11:00am
  • 10:00pm
  • SUN
  • 11:00am
  • 9:00pm

Payments Accepted

  • American Express
  • Debit Card
  • Diner's Club
  • Discover
  • Mastercard
  • Visa

Year Established

1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish