Decorated with sombreros, pictures of bullfighters and chile lights, this comfy hole-in-the-wall looks like it’s been around forever, and, in a way, it has — certainly long enough for owner Josephine Perez (who ran the place with her mother, Lucy Ono, some 50 years ago) to lose all track of the café’s opening date. But who really cares, given that Ono’s handed-down recipes for tacos, enchiladas, burros, Navajo tacos and sopapillas — not to mention the café itself, complete with an anachronistic pay phone — seem utterly timeless? One of the café’s claims to fame is that Harrison Ford ate there, a good thing to remember the next time you happen to be standing on a corner in Winslow, Arizona.
Established: 1958 (approximate)
Chef: Martin Vargas
Open: 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday
308 E. Second Street