The Tee Pee Mexican Restaurant was started by Tony and Anna Duran in the 1960’s. Tony bartended while Anna did the cooking. During the late 1970’s their daughter Kathy and son-in-law Zip started to run the Family business. Now they are the owners and are teaching their children, Jefe and Julianna, to run the business. You can always find a family member at The Tee Pee. Your server is probably a niece or nephew. You will always be greeted at the door by a friendly face. Our Manager, Shannon, started out bar backing in the Late 1980’s and Tony Duran III is also following in the footsteps of the Family tradition. We are all Family at The Tee Pee.
The Tee Pee is nothing fancy. The Tee Pee, like other family restaurants in Phoenix, have often been referred to as a Ma and Pa Restaurant. We serve our meals with paper napkins while you relax in one of our original booths from the 1960’s. Some of our customers have been eating here for four generations and we wouldn’t have it any other way.
While you are waiting for your table you can browse the walls of fame. We have had many famous visitors come to our restaurant. People such as President Bush and Willard Scott from the Today Show have been our guests, not to mention a great number of famous sports athletes and movie stars who have eaten here as well. Be it a famed celebrity or a local community hero, you never know who you might be sitting next to here at The Tee Pee.
The Tee Pee has a fantastic full service bar, equipped with televisions that are always showing your favorite sports. We also have a relaxing patio with a jukebox where you can just hang out or enjoy the music while you wait for a table. So come in and cool off with one of our great margaritas and homemade chips and salsa.
We serve authentic Mexican food. The recipes have been in the family for years. We serve all your traditional favorites such as beef and green corn tamales, albondigas soup, and the President’s favorite: cheese enchiladas. We are famous for our Chili Rellenos which are like an egg Soufflé. Regarded as one of the best Mexican restaurants of Phoenix, all of our food is homemade and prepared fresh daily. See our Menu Page for a full list of our specialties. We also offer delicious party trays and for your larger events we can provide full service Mexican food catering.