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We drive 22 miles for this green chili stew, and have never been disappointed! I love it with the corn tortillas! It's always delicious...
Delicious, like everything here, it's just much better than I had in other places
Best BLT ever! I dream about this sandwich. The bread, chipotle mayo, and crispy bacon is so I'm point it's hard for me to order anything else. Pairs great with a seasonal cocktail and their greens with the best homemade vinaigrette.
Their chips and salsa are honestly the best in Phoenix (which is a bold statement I fully stand by). The perfect flavor, spice and consistency. The ambiance and drinks are also great.
This is a perfect cobb. Filling, always, fresh, and probably the tastiest and best-priced lunchtime salad in central Phoenix. Give it a try, you most definitely wont regret it.
We've eaten here more than two dozen times in the past year. Our favorites are the beet salad, mac & cheese and the stew. Period delicious every time !
Absolutely delicious, also tried the Green Chili Stew.. phenomenal! I was there For the first time with my niece.. one of her fav places to go. The atmosphere & staff are wonderful I will definitely come back!
Get this sandwich every single time I come here. It's amazing! Great thin-cut steak, sweet red peppers, then a little kick from the chipotle mayo.
Ugh I could eat this every single day of my life, its so good.
Courtney's Cobb salad is one of the best salads in the Valley. Pair it with an Ace cider and it's one of the best meals in the Valley! Also, the artwork on the walls is fabulous.
The main ingredient is seriously our favorite spot, we have been coming here weekly for the last two years since moving into the neighborhood and I can't say enough good stuff about this place. The food is always so good I have turned so many people onto the BLT here because I am always shocked at how a basic sandwich can be so amazing. The service is always the best, we love everyone there and have never had a single bad interaction or off experience in the dozens of times we've been. We love the monthly cookouts and specials and the ipa of the month. It's seriously become such a staple hangout and I can't imagine moving further than walking distance away.
Probably the best BLT in the neighborhood, the bacon is always good and thick and the secret weapon is how much of a bite that red onion gives you. Bonus for having one of the better chill-out winter patios in central phx as well!
When I visit my son, we always come to sit, play games, eat , and drink. Thanks for being his local hangout!
My girlfriend and I recently moved into the Coronado historical neighborhood and were so excited when we found this spot. I had heard about it from down town Phoenix locals before, but I didn't expect to be living right next to it. The place has such a happy and welcoming energy about it. It really feels like you are having a drink and a meal at a friends house. Except the food is way better than what any of my friends can produce. I had the Jive Turkey sandwich on my first visit and it was phenomenal, the Jalapeno cream cheese is a must. I will be back soon!!!
By far my favorite sandwich not only here but anywhere. The ingredients are fresh and it is just the perfect mix. Also, it is a very good portion. The bread is crunchy but soft at the same time.
Ordered the green chili stew when I was here last, and man, it was so good! Definitely coming back here to try a few other dishes that caught my eye. Nice pet friendly patio area too.
Ivana's Birthday Lunch Celebration !! The Jive Turkey with field greens and ranch on the side is the favorite order noted as a Great food and healthy smart as a bonus. We called it in and took a liesurely ride in Stinky (the Golf Cart) to pick it up. #SociallyDistant not Deprived
I dream about the Alcapulco cheese steak. It's so good. My husband has gotten all sorts of other menu items (and has always been thrilled) but I can't waver. I just want the cheese steak every time.
The main ingredient is a hidden gem! Amazing menu! Fabulous staff! Highly recommended!
Loved the wine and atmosphere. The service and staff were great and very friendly. Definitely a place I will visit over and over.
This mouth-watering sandwich is toasted to perfection and made with a selection of fine meats that deliciously compliment the house made mustard. Pair it with crispy chips on your cheat day or dress it up with fresh greens when you're being "good".
The Main Ingredient is a "10"! Wonderfully charming home feel, the patio is a peaceful respite from busy life to hang out and dine. The staff is warm and friendly. Menu picks are something for every taste type- delightful! (The green chili is a spicy delicious favorite!) And MI has a great selection of beer and wine. A must try. ( and keep coming back with friends😉)
When people tell you they know the best "whatever" in town, most others are usually sceptical, because obviously that's a pretty high bar. However I have said this many times to friends and even hyped it further and I have NEVER been let down by this sandwich. It's perfectly balanced and the flavor is incredible. I could go on..but like I tell my friends, "just try it - you'll see."
I had a delightful lunch with Shaia (grilled cheese) and Carol (hummus plate) last weekend at The Main Ingredient Ale House and Cafe in Phoenix. The setting and atmosphere are wonderful, the service is friendly, the owner (Don) was there with his puppy (Bruno), and the food is delicious...not your everyday fare. We will definitely be going again! Check them out! https://www.tmialehouse.com/
Super tasty. Everyone ate it right up.
We are from Chicago and we were visiting our son who lives just a few blocks away. He frequents The Main Ingredient and took us there for lunch. My sandwich was delicious, the service was friendly and prompt and the atmosphere was very inviting. I also had the fresh brewed iced tea which was very good and I am very picky about my iced tea. We sat in the outdoor garden on a beautiful day.
This was the first thing I ever ordered here, and it made me a fan for life. May have even been a contributing factor to our decision to buy a house in Coronado - yes, it's THAT good. Great tomatillo flavor, just the right amount of spice - still one of my faves!
This place is great! The patio is so relaxing, the menu offers a very solid selection of food and beers, and the prices are reasonable. My first choice for happy hour.
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