18 OF THE BEST RESTAURANTS NEAR MCAS YUMA
By Chris Walker
IntroductionWelcome to Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Yuma, located just near the borders of California and Mexico. That means plenty of great Mexican food for starters. So this guide will point you at some of the locals favorite Mexican restaurants as well as some other choices on MCAS Yuma and the surrounding area of Yuma, AZ. Know what you’re hungry for? Click the links below to go straight to the information. Due to ongoing coronavirus concerns, it is best to confirm hours for the restaurants at Yuma and the surrounding areas before you go. (1) American Restaurants on MCAS Yuma (3-7) Exchange Food Court on MCAS Yuma (8-10) American Restaurants near MCAS Yuma (11-13) Mexican Restaurants near MCAS Yuma (14-15) Italian Restaurants near MCAS Yuma (16-18) Asian Restaurants near MCAS Yuma
Suggested Read: MCAS Yuma: In-Depth Welcome Center
Yuma RestaurantsWith Yuma being a relatively small support post, there are limited options to support the very small number of personnel.
1. Yuma Sonoran Pueblo “The Club”2851 Hart St. Bldg 1200 Yuma, AZ 85369
Phone: 1 (928) 269-7033 Featuring Wing Wednesdays, two full bars, and a large lunch menu, this is a great place to have lunch or dinner on base as well as host any large functions.
2. The AfterburnerBldg. 153 Yuma, AZ 85369
Phone: 1 (928) 269-5183 A staple stop on the air station known for its huge Triple Threat Burrito lineup. Try the Bunker Buster Burrito, California Burrito and Surf & Turf Burritos MCAS Yuma Food Court Located in the Exchange food court, these familiar staples make for a quick and easy meal.
MCAS Yuma Exchange965 Quilter St. Bldg. 965 Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: 1 (928) 269-3567
3. SubwayGrab a fresh sandwich or salad from the chain you know and love and spare yourself the fried stuff for a little healthier option.
4. Benito’s PizzaAvailable for dine in or delivery, Benito’s provides big, greasy pizzas and sides great for satisfying those cravings.
5. L&L Hawaiian BBQBig portions of BBQ chicken, beef, or pork with scoops of rice, eggrolls, or macaroni salad. Think of a Hawaiian version of Panda Express.
6. Carl’s JrThe familiar chain of huge burgers and fries with breakfast biscuits to fill you up and leave you satisfied.
7. Desert PerkGrab some coffee and snacks to start your office day or one of the big, stuffed Afterburner burritos and sandwiches. Also try the ice cream, smoothies, fruit juices and more!
Restaurants in Yuma, AZVenturing out from base, you can find many more options than the on-base fast food or the mess hall. Here are a few local options in the Yuma area as recommended by TripAdvisor.
American Restaurants in Yuma, AZ
8. River City Grill600 W. 3rd St. Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 782-7988 A unique menu that offers tastes from numerous regions; Mediterranean, Caribbean, Indian, Pacific Rim and more! Seafood, fruits, exotic spices are all found in one place.
9. Prison Hill Brewing Co.278 S. Main St. Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 782-9999 At Prison Hill Brewing Co., enjoy burgers, sandwiches, pub pretzels, and big salads with big, crispy hand-cut chips and locally brewed beer.
10. Lutes Casino221 S. Main St. Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 782-2192 At Lutes Casino, you’ll find big basket sandwiches and burgers with sides and buckets of beer with traditional pub fare in a fun setting.
Mexican Restaurants in Yuma, AZBeing right along the Mexican border, there are TONS of choices for excellent Mexican food! Taco trucks and California burritos galore!
11. El Jarocho2375 S. Pacific Ave. Yuma, AZ 85365 A small, cash-only spot with tacos so good, that when I was here I got up and ordered a second plate.
12. Filiberto’s Mexican Food1750 S. 4th Ave. Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 783-2688 If you enjoy giant tacos and burritos the size of your forearm, Filiberto’s is an excellent drive-thru spot. Try the California Burrito.
13. Mi Rancho2701 S. 4th Ave. Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 344-6903 A traditional Mexican restaurant with big plates of sizzling fajitas, tacos, margaritas and more.
Italian Restaurants in Yuma, AZ
14. Da Boyz Italian Cuisine284 S. Main St. Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 783-8383 A fun spot with quality pizza, pasta, beer, and breadsticks!
15. Ronnie’s Pizza2059 S. Ave. A. Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 782-6842 Enjoy delicious pizza, calzones, subs, and stuffed breadsticks at Ronnie’s Pizza.
Asian Food, Yuma
16. Asian Star276 W. 32nd St. Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 1 (928) 317-8184 Excellent Asian fusion with bento boxes, pad thai, sushi, and excellent service, this is the favorite Asian spot in town.
17. Yuma Thai Cuisine11274 S. Fortuna Rd. Yuma, AZ 85367
Phone: 1 (928) 342-7777 Wonderful, fresh Thai food with curries, pad thais, and bowls of shrimp and rice served in a scooped out pineapple!
18. Ninja Sushi43 Bogart St. Ste. 2 Yuma, AZ 85365
Phone: 1 (928) 418-6666 Ninja Sushi’s big sushi boats and delicious rolls are rated as the best sushi in Yuma! It is a must-go for sushi lovers.
ConclusionYuma has a lot of options for a small town. Not just the usual Applebee's type restaurants you find outside most bases but a TON of little local spots worth checking out. Enjoy exploring here and don’t be afraid to look into the many food truck options as well!
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