By Chris Walker


Welcome 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 Restaurants

With Yuma being a relatively small support post, there are limited options to support the very small number of personnel.

American Cuisine

1. Yuma Sonoran Pueblo “The Club”

2851 Hart St. Bldg 1200 Yuma, AZ 85369


: 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.

Mexican Cuisine

2. The Afterburner

Bldg. 153 Yuma, AZ 85369


: 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 Exchange

965 Quilter St. Bldg. 965 Yuma, AZ 85365


: 1 (928) 269-3567

3. Subway

Grab 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 Pizza

Available for dine in or delivery, Benito’s provides big, greasy pizzas and sides great for satisfying those cravings.

5. L&L Hawaiian BBQ

Big 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 Jr

The familiar chain of huge burgers and fries with breakfast biscuits to fill you up and leave you satisfied.

7. Desert Perk

Grab 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, AZ

Venturing 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

American Restaurants in Yuma, AZ

8. River City Grill

600 W. 3rd St. Yuma, AZ 85364


: 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


: 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 Casino

221 S. Main St. Yuma, AZ 85364


: 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, AZ

Being right along the Mexican border, there are TONS of choices for excellent Mexican food! Taco trucks and California burritos galore!

11. El Jarocho

2375 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 Food

1750 S. 4th Ave. Yuma, AZ 85364


: 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 Rancho

2701 S. 4th Ave. Yuma, AZ 85364


: 1 (928) 344-6903 A traditional Mexican restaurant with big plates of sizzling fajitas, tacos, margaritas and more. Italian Restaurants in Yuma, AZ

Italian Restaurants in Yuma, AZ

14. Da Boyz Italian Cuisine

284 S. Main St. Yuma, AZ 85364


: 1 (928) 783-8383 A fun spot with quality pizza, pasta, beer, and breadsticks!

15. Ronnie’s Pizza

2059 S. Ave. A. Yuma, AZ 85364


: 1 (928) 782-6842 Enjoy delicious pizza, calzones, subs, and stuffed breadsticks at Ronnie’s Pizza.

Asian Food, Yuma

16. Asian Star

276 W. 32nd St. Yuma, AZ 85364


: 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 Cuisine

11274 S. Fortuna Rd. Yuma, AZ 85367


: 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 Sushi

43 Bogart St. Ste. 2 Yuma, AZ 85365


: 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.


Yuma 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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