Nestled in the Utah Valley, Provo may lie in the shadow of the mountains, but its culinary scene certainly doesn’t hide in the wings. Cuisines to enjoy here range from Native American to Sri Lankan, and from Mexican to Indian – for a city considered very conservative, its restaurants are innovative and adventurous. Discover the top Provo restaurants, an update of our previous list.
There’s no better Mexican food than fresh Mexican food prepared with organic, locally grown ingredients. This is what you get at Provo’s Mountain West Burrito, a family-run restaurant where the owners are so caring that they remember your name and your favorite dishes. This is a popular, casual hangout where locals come to linger over a burrito in a communal atmosphere. Each serving is made from scratch with family-farmed ingredients. Every bite promises to be flavorsome and delicious, be it burritos, quesadillas, tacos and the other traditional Mexican staples on offer
Mountain West Burrito, 1796 N 950 W St, Provo, UT, USA, +1 801 805 1870
A large-size sign featuring the silhouette of a cow salutes you as you step into Provo’s Cubby’s Chicago Beef, a cozy little venue specializing in sandwiches and salads, with the sandwiches being the real stars of the show. Options like the Dragonslayer (sirloin patty, spring mix, pickles, smoked bacon, buffalo sauce), the Cockadoodledoo (chicken patty, Swiss cheese, grilled onions, homemade avocado spread) or the Portabella (portabella mushrooms, roasted red bell peppers, provolone cheese, homemade pesto sauce) continue to draw back addicted customers time and time again.
Cubby’s Chicago Beef, 1258 N State St, Provo, UT, USA, +1 801 919 3023
Molly’s celebrates the uncomplicated, authentic dishes of North America’s culinary tradition, lovingly prepared like American moms and grandmas cook it at home. 24-hour-smoked beef brisket, meat loaf, good old mashed potatoes, pulled-pork sandwiches, an exquisite slice of tomato basil pie – all the best delicacies that you see in all-American cookbooks are up for grabs at Molly’s, perfectly cooked and full of taste. The hot cheddar biscuit, in particular, is an old favourite of Molly’s patrons. Open for lunch and Friday nights only, this no-frills venue provides a cosy, casual atmosphere that encourages conviviality and conversations.
Molly’s, 753 W Columbia Ln, Provo, UT, USA, +1 801 374 0879