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When researching the best Bloody Mary in the Phoenix area, Dick’s Hideaway kept coming up on a variety of lists, so we made it a point to stop in.

With a name like Dick’s Hideaway, what you get when you go there is not what you’d expect. Yes, it is a hideaway, a tiny hidden gem of a restaurant. But it serves authentic, traditional New Mexican cuisine, treasures from the Santa Fe Trail–not pub or island cuisine as I was guessing.

Looking over their menu then, you also wouldn’t expect them to have a decent Bloody Mary… but boy do they ever. Like many of their dishes, the bloody at Dick’s is made with a homemade mix containing a hefty dose of spice, Pinnacle vodka and garnished with lime, pickled asparagus, celery…. AND A CHASER!

Dick's Hideaway Bloody Mary

Mix: Homemade–and spicy!

Chaser: YES!

Fixin’s: Celery, asparagus and lime

Price: $?

We agree with many of the write-ups…Surprisingly, Dick’s has a great Bloody Mary and one of the best we’ve tasted in AZ. Along with the tasty drink, we enjoyed the Carne Adovada and left happy. This is all not so surprising, however, when you find out that Dick’s sister restaurant is Rokerij, a fabulous establishment we visited last year. Be sure to stop here and at Rokerij next time you’re in the area!

Rokerij, serving authentic cuisine of New Mexico, is a favorite of many in my office.

From tapas to steak, your tastebuds will thank you for taking them on a culinary journey. I dined with a friend and we grazed the entire meal, ordering more small plates when the mood struck us.

Of course, I had to try the Bloody Mary:



Mix: Homemade

Chaser: YES-the only place I visited in AZ that offered!

Fixin’s:  Celery & olive

Price: $?

The Bloody Mary was very good (and they get bonus points for the chaser), but I wouldn’t go out of my way to go to Rokerij for this drink. I would, however, go out of my way to go to Rokerij in general, because it’s awesome. Be sure to check it out.