Restaurant: Mi Comida Restaurante Latino, Phoenix
Recommended by: Kevin Binkley of Binkley's Restaurant and Cafe Bink
"Ecuadorian tamales are different than most tamales, wrapped in banana leaves as opposed to corn husks," explains Binkley. "With its delicate braised pork in the center," this tamale makes it worth hitting the tiny restaurant, which is hidden behind a Taco Bell. $; 4221 W. Bell Rd.; 602/548-7900.