In addition to Mexican and cowboy fare, Arizona has a burgeoning local food scene. Higher elevations are home to vineyards and orchards, and citrus fruits and pecans thrive in the heat. Despite the state's desert location, the sea is only a few hours’ drive away, so ceviche and sushi are as popular as chimichangas and steaks. If you want to try Southwest fusion, Tucson
are international cities that do the cuisine of many regions well. Save room for a prickly-pear margarita, and remember that guacamole and salsa are as Arizonan as red rocks and cacti.