Dollar amounts correspond to average per-meal price. Smoking is not permitted in most Tucson restaurants, by city ordinance.

Featured Places

CENTRAL

1702

Italian
With a selection of more than 50 beers on tap, plus wide-screen TVs and a location next to the U of A, this place attracts a crowd, especially on college game days. Come hungry—slices of pizza are so huge, they're served with mini pizza cutters.
520-325-1702
1702 E. Speedway Blvd.
1702az.com
WA,AE,Dis,MC,V $

47 Scott

American
This neighborhood bistro in downtown Tucson features modern American comfort food, eclectic wines, microbrewed beers, and handcrafted cocktails, as well as urban decor, comfortable bar and booth seating, and a large outdoor brick patio.
520-624-4747
47 N. Scott Ave.
47scott.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $$–$$$

Ali Baba Restaurant & Market

Mediterranean
You won't need a genie to tell you that this quaint, casual restaurant is a favorite among locals. The menu features Mediterranean specialties, including kebbeh (beef), kafta (lamb), seafood, couscous, and lots of vegetarian choices.
520-319-2559
2545 E. Speedway Blvd.
WA,Dis,MC,V $

Amelia Grey's

Café
This quaint spot for lunch and breakfast is peppered with finds from the past and a dessert table topped with cookies and slices of red velvet cake—among other delicacies. High tea on Sun. includes scones, sandwiches, and your own pot of tea. Don't miss the antiques store next door.
520-326-2663
3073 N. Campbell Ave.
ameliagreyscafe.com
Res,OD,B,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Arizona Inn

Continental
Legendary service, a historic setting, and one of Tucson's top-rated restaurants. The chef's seasonal menus and special selections made from the freshest ingredients will entice you to return again and again. Try the homemade ginger creams and imaginative desserts while enjoying a view of elegant gardens.
520-325-1541
2200 E. Elm St.
arizonainn.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,B,BR,AE,DC,MC,V $$-$$$$

Athens on 4th Avenue

Greek
Visit this charming Hellenic bistro for an unforgettable dining experience. Favorite artisan dishes include fresh fish and seafood, vegetarian specialties, and handcrafted desserts. Entrées are prepared with extra-virgin olive oil, imported cheeses, and wine.
520-624-6886
500 N. 4th Ave.
athenson4th.com
Res,OD,All $$

Auld Dubliner

Irish Pub
Savor beers on tap until 2 a.m. at this Irish import located at Main Gate Square by The University of Arizona. Lantern lighting illuminates the brick and rich-wood interior lined with Guinness-barrel tables. Hearty menu items include shepherd's pie and Black and Tan beer-battered fish and chips.
520-206-0323
800 E. University Blvd.
aulddubliner.com
WA,OD,LE,HH,OL,AE,MC,V $-$$

Baggin's

Deli
These popular gourmet sandwich shops have won local "Best Sandwich" awards for the past several years. The combination of great homemade food and a fun Southwestern atmosphere makes Baggin's a hot spot for the lunch crowd.
520-547-2839, 11015 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-327-4342, 2741 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-305-3922, 5420 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-8878, 6342 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-792-1344, 33 N. Stone Ave.; 520-917-5070, 3191 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-327-1611, 1800 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
bagginsgourmet.com
WA,OD,AE,MC,V $

Bangkok Cafe

Thai
Tour the tastes of Thailand with an exotic fusion of spicy and savory dishes, including salads, soups, seafood, curries, and vegetarian selections. Specialties include satay with peanut sauce and spicy basil chicken. Open for lunch and dinner, with take-out available and a full bar.
520-323-6555
2511 E. Speedway Blvd.
bangkokcafe.net
Res,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Bentley's House of Coffee & Tea

Café
Specialties are fresh salads, soups, and an extensive breakfast menu. Light-fare items include quiches, salads, and sandwiches. A variety of hot or iced espresso/coffee drinks is served in this relaxed, no-hurry atmosphere. Catering available.
520-795-0338
1730 E. Speedway Blvd.
bentleyscoffeehouse.com
WA,OD,LE,AE,MC,V $

Beyond Bread

American/Bakery
Try the fresh-baked feta, spinach, and onion bread, or any of the 20 varieties of breads baked in-house at every bustling location. Huge, delicious sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, and from-scratch pastries are perfect with coffee and espresso. Dine in, take-out, and catering at all 3 locations.
520-322-9965, 3026 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-747-7477, 6260 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-461-1111, 421 W. Ina Rd. #101
beyondbread.com
WA,OD,B,AE,MC,V $

Bison Witches

Deli/Bar
Meet your friends at this unique bar without having to eat bar food. Enjoy grilled deli sandwiches, bread-bowl soups, salads, and appetizers. Full bar includes microbrews, imported beers, and daily drink specials.
520-740-1541
326 N. 4th Ave.
bisonwitches.com
WA,S,OD,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

BK Carne Asada & Hot Dogs

Mexican
This friendly, hole-in-the-wall eatery not only serves up a menu full of authentic Mexican favorites such as tacos and burritos, but also specializes in the Sonoran hot dog—an all-beef frank wrapped in bacon and smothered with onions, tomatoes, beans, and more.
520-207-2245, 2680 N. 1st Ave.; 520-295-0105, 5118 S. 12th Ave.
bktacos.com
HH,OL,B,MC,V $-$$

Blue Willow Restaurant, Gift Shop & Bakery

Café
A Tucson tradition serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Enjoy patio dining, delicious desserts, and the nifty gift shop. Sample the well-known breakfast specialties, including huevos rancheros and scrambled tofu, or the nightly dinner specials.
520-327-7577
2616 N. Campbell Ave.
bluewillowtucson.com
WA,Res,OD,B,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Bob Dobbs Bar & Grill

American/Grill
Some would argue it's the festive patio, friendly neighborhood crowd, and casual atmosphere that make this one of Tucson's most popular sports bars. But those who really know the secret to Bob Dobbs' success point to one thing, and one thing only: the Bob Burger.
520-325-3767
2501 E. 6th St.
bobdobbs.net
WA,S,OD,HH,OL,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Bob's Steak & Chop House

American/Grill
Dust off your cowboy boots and pull on your Stetson—it's time for high-class cowboy cookin'. Surf and turf options include rib eye, filet mignon, and porterhouse steak, plus shrimp, lobster, and fish. All entrées come sided by a large glazed carrot, potatoes, and warm bread.
520-877-2377
2727 W. Club Dr.
bobs-steakandchop.com
WA,Res,OD,All $$$$

Boca

Mexican
Enjoy street-style tacos at this university area eatery, which serves up distinctive variations on the classic Mexican staple. Diners can choose from 15 different tortilla fillers, including traditional carne asada, barbecue pork, certified Angus rib eye, and even octopus.
520-777-8134
828 E. Speedway Blvd.
bocatacos.com
WA,S,OD,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Brooklyn Pizza Company

Italian
Step into this café atmosphere for a taste of the Big Apple right here in Tucson. Enjoy hand-tossed pizzas, breakfast calzones, salads, garlic knots, and hero sandwiches. Finish your meal with homemade Italian ice or gelato. Lunch specials and discounts daily. 100% solar powered.
520-622-6868
534 N. 4th Ave.
brooklynpizzacompany.com
WA,S,OD,HH,OL,B,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Bruegger's

Café
What began more than 20 years ago as a humble bagelry has evolved into a full-fledged café chain, serving everything from coffee and bagels to wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads. For breakfast, the fresh-baked bagels come topped with one of 13 cream cheese flavors. Herby Turkey is a lunch favorite.
520-206-0002, 1 W. Congress St.; 520-325-4567, 1064 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-323-0033, 3843 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-0651, 11165 N. La Cañada Dr., Ste. 161; 520-745-0800, 6165 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-885-0123, 7127 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-529-7424, 5665 N. Swan Rd.; 520-292-1111, 88 W. River Rd.; 520-531-9615, 7320 N. La Cholla Blvd.
brueggers.com
WA,OD,B,AE,MC,V $

Brushfire BBQ Co.

American/Grill
You won't find red-and-white-checked tablecloths at this modern barbecue restaurant. The fire-painted walls signify what they do best. From salmon to pork, smoked meats and brisket can be ordered as a meal, by the pound, or on a sandwich, and topped with one of 6 homemade sauces.
520-624-3223
520-624-3223, 2745 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-867-6050, 7080 E. 22nd St.
brushfirebbq.com
WA,AE,MC,V $–$$

Cactus Rose Steakhouse

Continental
Located in the DoubleTree by Hilton hotel, the Cactus Rose Steakhouse and local chef Albert DiIeso offer casual dining indoors or by the fire on the romantic patio. The house specialty, prime rib, is a highlight on the extensive steakhouse menu. Also serving breakfast, lunch, and an award-winning Sunday brunch.
520-323-5220
445 S. Alvernon Way
dtreidpark.com
WA,S,Res,OD,B,BR,All $$$

Café 54

American
Try this downtown bistro serving fresh and imaginative cuisine, including soups, salads, desserts, entrées, and specials that change daily. Open for lunch 11 a.m.–2 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Catering available
520-622-1907
54 E. Pennington St.
cafe54.org
WA,Res,MC,V $

Café Français

French
Try poached salmon over mixed greens, melted Brie with almonds on a baguette, or a ham-and-cheese croissant—the baked goods are made in-house! Decadent French dishes such as steak tartare and lamb chops Provençale steal the spotlight at dinner on Fri. and Sat. nights.
520-326-1155
2360 N. Swan Rd.
WA,OD,B,BR,All $$$$

Café Passé

Café
Try a ham-and-Brie sandwich or housemade scone at this popular European-style café, or simply relax on the spacious patio and sip an espresso. In the evening, come by for a light dinner and a cocktail made with house-infused liquor and stick around for live jazz, folk, or blues.
520-624-4411
415 N. 4th Ave.
cafepasse.com
WA,S,OD,LE,HH,B,BR,WF,MC,V $

Café Poca Cosa

Mexican
This restaurant has become one of the leaders in classy Mexican cuisine. Homemade dishes: beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetarian. Home-style lunch and dinner menu changes twice daily. For breakfast or lunch, try little Café Poca Cosa at 151 N. Stone Ave.
520-622-6400
110 E. Pennington St.
cafepocacosatucson.com
WA,Res,OD,DC,Dis,MC,V $$$

Caffé Lucé Coffee Roasting Company

Café
Catch a glimpse of what it takes to make gourmet coffee at this traditional "roasteria." Try the Aztec Mocha—an espresso drink blended with steamed milk, Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pastries and other breakfast goodies complement the Arabica coffee roasted in-house.
520-207-5504, 943 E. University Blvd. #191; 520-395-0266, 4205 N. Campbell Ave.
caffeluce.com
WA,S,OD,LE,B,Dis,MC,V $

Caffé Milano

Café
A lively Italian café in the heart of downtown Tucson. Lunch and dinner menus differ, so begin with authentic panini, fresh pasta, and salad, then enjoy a candlelit dinner with antipasti, chicken, veal, salmon, and more. Try the Italian flan for dessert, paired with strong Italian espresso and cappuccino
520-628-1601
46 W. Congress St.
caffemilano.com
WA,Res,OD,B,AE, Dis, MC,V $-$$$$

Caffé Diva

Café
Offering a wide selection of coffees and teas, as well as specialty smoothies, sandwiches, and salads made to order. Pastries are baked fresh daily. Enjoy a casual atmosphere with free WiFi available. Also featuring a drive-through, where you can order your favorite drinks and pastries to go.
520-318-3460
2965 N. Campbell Ave.
WA,S,OD,B,AE,MC,V $

Caruso's Restaurant

Italian
Popular in Tucson since the 1930s, Caruso's specializes in southern Italian cooking that includes lasagna al forno, shrimp marinara, eggplant parmigiana, and, of course, pizza. Wine and beer are served, and the patio is lovely.
520-624-5765
434 N. 4th Ave.
carusositalian.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Casa Molina

Mexican
There's a reason the first Casa Molina has been serving devoted customers for more than 60 years and the other locations are always busy. The food sets a standard that others only try to match—examples are the carne seca, the chiles rellenos, and the chimichangas. Margaritas are the house specialty.
520-326-6663, 4240 E. Grant Rd.; 520-795-7593, 3001 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-886-5468, 6225 E. Speedway Blvd.
casamolina.com
Res,OD,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

Casa Vicente Restaurante Español

Spanish
Dinner here is never boring thanks to the lineup of evening entertainment such as tango and Spanish guitar paired with tapas and paella. Specialties include pato sol y sombra, "duck with sun and shadow," and atun a la mostaza—seared ahi tuna in a mustard-and-pine-nut sauce.
520-884-5253
375 S. Stone Ave.
casavicente.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mexican
Start with a soft tortilla. Add cilantro-lime rice, beans, salsa, cheese, and a choice of carnitas, barbacoa, chicken, or steak. Roll it up, and you end up with one of Chipotle's massive burritos. This favorite lunchtime spot, equipped with industrial fixtures, also offers tacos, salads, margaritas, and beer.
520-628-7967, 905 E. University Blvd.; 520-326-1009, 4774 E. Grant Rd.; 520-888-0444, 235 W. Wetmore Rd.520-325-1261, 3055 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-544-3868, 7555 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 520-908-7440, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.
chipotle.com
WA,OD,AE,MC,V $

Chocolate Iguana on 4th

Café
Found along Tucson's eclectic Fourth Ave., this unique coffee shop serves tasty java drinks, as well as lively salads, soups, a variety of sandwiches (the turkey pesto proves popular with the regulars), ice cream treats, 150 types of candy, and pastries made on-site.
520-798-1211
500 N. 4th Ave.
chocolateiguanaon4th.com
WA,S,OD,B,MC,V $

Choice Greens

Café
Create your own freshly chopped salad by selecting from more than 50 ingredients and 20 dressings. Then the pros take over, chopping and tossing, then delivering your creation tableside. Sandwiches, panini, desserts, and a kids' menu are also available. Open daily 11 a.m.–8 p.m.
520-319-CHOP, 2829 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-319-CHOP, 4205 N. Campbell Ave.
choicegreens.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Cinco de Mayo

Mexican
A sister restaurant to the family-owned Guillermo's in South Tucson, Cinco de Mayo offers the same great seafood specials, topopo salads, fajitas, fruit chimichangas, and fabulous hand-mixed margaritas.
520-326-1483
3535 E. Ft. Lowell Rd.
cincodemayotucson.net
WA,S,Res,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Coffee X Change

Café
Locally owned and operated since 1995, this comfortable little eatery serves up coffee and espresso drinks, fresh sandwiches, salads, bagels, and pastries. With lots of tables inside and a large patio, this has become a popular local hangout.
520-751-4739, 6841 E. Camino Principal; 520-327-6783, 2443 N. Campbell Ave.
coffee-x-change.com
W,OD,B,MC,V $

Cup Café

Café
This hip downtown hot spot in historic Hotel Congress offers eclectic fare with Southwestern influences, such as Sonoran hot dogs and pulled-pork sliders with tempura jalapeño, plus a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes. The desserts, homemade and delightful, are as original as the art on the walls.
520-798-1618
311 E. Congress St.
hotelcongress.com/food
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,B,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant

Southwestern Grill
Uptown comfort food, garden patios, a full bar, and live jazz have made this 1860s landmark adobe a local favorite for decades. Enjoy penne, shrimp, charred poblanos and cream, and Cajun meat loaf with ancho-maple glaze. Stop for a drink before a concert at the Convention Center. Family-owned since 1972.
520-622-7984
198 W. Cushing St.
cushingstreet.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,AE,MC,V $$

Delectables Restaurant & Catering

Café
An ambiance of leisure and charm await at this casual, gourmet dining establishment, a local favorite since 1973. Try the delicious crepes, enchiladas, lasagna, quiche, sandwiches, salads, and homemade crème brûlée. All bottles of wine half-price on Wed. Happy hour 3–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Live music Fri. and Sat.
520-884-9289
533 N. 4th Ave.
delectables.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Diablo Burger

American
Grub on grass-fed beef burgers and Belgian-style fries while looking out onto Congress Street. This local burger joint serves up the freshest ingredients in a 250-mile radius, charbroiled to perfection with seasonal greens between handmade, branded English muffins.
520-882-2007
312 E. Congress St.
diabloburger.com
WA,WF,All $$

Dish Bistro–Bar, The

Bistro
This intimate midtown bistro offers an eclectic selection of "Little Dishes," "Green Dishes," and "Big Dishes." "Dish of the Day" features fresh seafood. Near-endless wine selection—any bottle in The RumRunner (the adjoining wine shop) can be enjoyed in The Dish for $12 over retail price.
520-326-1714
3131 E. 1st St.
dishbistro.com
WA,Res,All $$$$

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails

International
Renowned chef Janos Wilder plants his roots downtown with a worldly dining concept. The seasonal menu features such exotic items as the banh mi sandwich from Vietnam and pot au feu from France, plus a host of sexy cocktails.
520-623-7700
135 S. 6th Ave.
downtownkitchen.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$-$$$$

Eegee's

Deli
As Tucson's hometown sub shop, Eegee's is famous for its unique frozen fruit drinks and signature sandwiches, including the Eegee Grinder. Salads, fries, chili, kids' meals, and hot, soft pretzels round out the menu.
520-888-7933, 3872 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-1983, 6210 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-3727, 7911 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-4599, 7110 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-325-9901, 2470 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-320-0416, 3806 E. Grant Rd.; 520-885-1803, 6810 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-622-2000, 1400 N. Stone Ave.; 520-881-3280, 2510 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-296-1013, 5601 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-620-1720, 1209 W. St. Mary's Rd.; 520-885-8502, 7102 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-733-7977, 8320 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-790-2446, 1105 S. Craycroft Rd.; 520-571-1666, 1875 S. Alvernon Way; 520-721-9310, 7235 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-294-8111, 1758 E. Irvington Rd.; 520-746-0960, 401 W. Valencia Rd.; 520-807-4313, 3250 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-792-1470, 2100 W. Grant Rd.; 520-792-1828, 3743 S. 12th Ave.; 520-572-4720, 8160 N. Courtney Page Way
eegees.com
AE,Dis,MC,V $

El Dorado

Mexican
This family restaurant has been a Tucson tradition for 50 years. Enjoy the house specialty—authentically prepared menudo (a traditional hominy-and-tripe stew)—while playing a game of pool or sipping a cold margarita from the bar.
520-622-9171
1949 S. 4th Ave.
WA,S,Res,OD,HH,OL,B,DC,Dis,MC,V $

El Indio Mexican Food Restaurant

Mexican
Every meal at El Indio starts with chips and salsa, plus complimentary warm bean dip. Save room for some of the best red chile con carne in town or maybe a bowl of steaming cocido (a hearty soup made with chunks of beef, potatoes, carrots, and corn). Closed Tues.
520-620-0504
3355 S. 6th Ave.
WA,MC,V,Dis,AE $

Elliott's On Congress

American/Grill
Find flavor-infused vodka, duck tacos, and other twists on classic fare at this downtown eatery, where any combination—like chocolate-covered bacon for dessert—is fair game. Stop by to watch the game in the evening, or pop in late for a casual drink. Try the habanero vodka, if you dare.
520-622-5500
135 E. Congress St.
elliottsoncongress.com
WA,OD,LE,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,Dis,MC,V $

Empire Pizza & Pub

Italian
Try fresh-from-scratch New York-style pizza sans the attitude in this old-fashioned downtown pizzeria. Offering both slices and whole pizzas from traditional pepperoni to barbecue-chicken-and-pesto, the seasoned chefs know how to make their pies, along with satisfying subs, salads, and handmade cheesecake.
520-882-7499
137 E. Congress St.
empirepizzapub.com
WA,OD,OL,AE,Dis $

Epic Cafe

Café/Bistro
This neighborhood café serves fresh-baked pastries and pies, some of the best coffee and specialty beverages in Tucson, and inventive pastas, soups, and sandwiches, in a comfortable atmosphere complete with wireless Internet. Vegetarian and vegan fare. Specialties include Mile-High Apple Pie and scones. Omelette bar and breakfast burritos on Sat. and Sun. 8 a.m.–1 p.m.
520-624-6844
745 N. 4th Ave.
WA,OD,LE,OL,B,Wi-Fi,AE,MC,V $

Falafel King

Mediterranean
Chef Joe shares a taste of his native Lebanon with baba ghanoush; chicken and beef shawarma; hummus; tabbouleh; falafel; Greek salad with chicken; vegetarian options; and much more. Combo plates offer a sampling of these and other Mediterranean specialties.
520-319-5554
1800 E. Ft. Lowell Rd., Ste. 168
falafelkingtucson.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Feast

Café/Bistro
Formerly chef at The Dish, owner Doug Levy offers an exciting and ever-changing international dine-in and carryout menu that includes Mediterranean, Asian, and regional American cuisine. Choose from more than 400 wines, and sample the intriguing homemade ice cream. Catering available.
520-326-9363
3719 E. Speedway Blvd.
eatatfeast.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

Fire + Spice

Southwestern
Offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, this central Tucson hot spot boasts delicious Southwestern cuisine. Made with a blend of traditional Native American artisan recipes, the spices of old Spain, and distinct flavors of Mexico, this is the epitome of unique dining.
520-321-7621
5151 E. Grant Rd.
fireandspicetucson.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,B,WF,All $$$

Frank's/Francisco's

American/Mexican
Since 1972, diners have savored Frank's diner-style breakfasts and lunches. In 2002, this inventive eatery, called Francisco's when the sun goes down, started serving Michoacan-style dinners, and locals have been hooked ever since.
520-881-2710
3843 E. Pima St.
franksrestaurant.com
WA,OD,B,MC,V $

Frankie's South Philly Cheesesteaks and Sandwiches

Deli
Enjoy a warm, authentic Frankie's cheesesteak made with certified Angus beef and a host of toppings, such as roasted peppers and sautéed mushrooms, served on an Amoroso roll (they're imported fresh from Philadelphia). Photographs of historic landmarks—reminiscent of The City of Brotherly Love—decorate the walls.
520-795-2665
2574 N. Campbell Ave.
frankiescheesesteaks.com
WA,S,Res,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Frog & Firkin

English Pub
Stop by Tucson's original English-style pub for a unique dining experience. Sample a world-famous pizza, tasty burgers, or sumptuous sandwiches on the patio or inside the bar. And quench your thirst with one of the more than 175 beers, including microbrews and imported drafts.
520-623-7507
874 E. University Blvd.
frogandfirkin.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,All $

Fronimo's Greek Café

Greek
This casual midtown eatery offers deliciously authentic yet affordable Greek dishes in a charming setting reminiscent of the Minoan civilization. Specialities include Athenian chicken, lamb shanks, moussaka, vegetarian dishes, souvlaki, and to-die-for gyros.
520-327-8321
3242 E. Speedway Blvd.
fronimos.com
WA,Res,OD,All $

Fuku Sushi

Japanese
Bombs away! Just steps from the U of A, Fuku's upbeat menu reflects a youthful and lively atmosphere. Enjoy saki-bombs; American-influenced items, such as chicken wings; plus teppan yaki and sushi. The Wildcat roll comes with spicy salmon, jalapeño, cucumber, avocado, and Srirracha sauce.
520-798-3858
940 E. University Blvd.
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,All $–$$

Gee's Garden Restaurant

Asian/Pacific Rim
With comfortable Asian decor and authentic food, enjoy a taste of China right here in Tucson. Gee's offers affordable Asian specialties, including dim sum, Peking duck, and sweet-and-sour soup. Save room for a bowl of traditional Japanese dessert: green-tea and red-bean ice cream.
520-325-5353
1145 N. Alvernon Way
Res,HH,B,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Gentle Ben's Brewing Co.

American/Grill
A contemporary atmosphere and a diverse menu that includes soups, salads, and sandwiches. Features a unique selection of burgers, chicken, and pastas. Spacious outdoor dining areas. Tucson's original microbrewery offers 8 handcrafted ales on tap, daily specials, and space for private parties.
520-624-4177
865 E. University Blvd.
gentlebens.com
WA,S,OD,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Gio Taco

Mexican
Serving up street-style tacos on homemade corn tortillas, Gio Tacos keeps the ingredients fresh and original. Enjoy specialities like the Korean BBQ taco at the full bar or grab a Shrimp Curry taco to-go.
520-882-8226
350 E. Congress St.
giotaco.com
WA,OD,OL,Wi-Fi,MC,V $

Golden Corral

American
Sit down to a feast at this large buffet-style restaurant, which features fresh salads, vegetables, fish, and a minimum of 10 meats on the hot bar. Try the family-style pot roast and homemade mashed potatoes. The in-house bakery offers desserts made from scratch.
520-512-0088, 4380 E. 22nd St.; 520-806-0088, 6385 S. Midvale Park Rd.; 520-544-0350, 6865 N. Thornydale Rd.
tucsongoldencorral.com
B,BR,Dis,MC,V $

Good Egg, The

Café
Enjoy great food daily for breakfast and lunch in relaxing country-French decor. Both traditional hearty and healthy "heart smart" menu selections. Many varieties of omelettes, frittatas, whole wheat and buttermilk pancakes, sandwiches, and salads.
520-512-0280, 5350 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-885-4838, 7189 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-795-7879, 4775 E. Grant Rd.
thegoodeggaz.com
WA,Res,OD,B,AE,MC,V $

Good Oak Bar

American/Grill
With a rotating selection of Arizona craft beers, Good Oak aims to create a unique bar that embodies Tucson's creative and bold spirit. Pairing with Diablo Burger, food at Good Oak rotates to showcase various flavors.
520-882-2007
316 E. Congress St.
WA,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Govinda's Natural Foods Buffet

Vegetarian
Relax in a resortlike atmosphere—complete with fountains, waterfalls, aviaries, and a koi pond—while enjoying international vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Specialties include spinach phyllo, eggplant Parmesan, quiches, veggie burgers, an organic salad bar, and tasty desserts such as carrot cake and mango cheesecake.
520-792-0630
711 E. Blacklidge Dr.
govindasoftucson.com
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HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

American/Grill
Three all-American favorites bask in the limelight here: meat, ice cream, and beer. Dressed-up comfort foods prevail, including pot pie, mac 'n' cheese, and home-pickled corned beef or pastrami. Homemade ice cream and 24 microbrews on tap sweeten the deal.
520-207-8201
266 E. Congress St.
hubdowntown.com
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Ike's Coffee & Tea

Café
Cappuccino is the specialty at this Seattle-style coffeehouse—double espresso enriched with steamed milk, topped with frothed milk, and dusted with cinnamon or chocolate. Gourmet whole-bean and ground coffees. Unique omelettes, sandwiches, desserts, and pastries. Fine coffee and tea accessories. Free Wi-Fi.
520-323-7205
3400 E. Speedway Blvd. #122
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India Oven

Indian
You don't need a passport to sample some of the exotic, flavorful dishes hailing from Punjab at this sizzling hot spot. Choose the heat intensity of your order, then sit back and relax in this tranquil, family-owned restaurant. Specialities include chicken masala, lamb vindaloo, buna, and samosa.
520-326-8635
2727 N. Campbell Ave.
WA,S,Res,OD,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Javelina Cantina

Mexican/American/Grill
A long-standing Tucson tradition, this popular watering hole offers delicious, contemporary Southwestern cuisine in a fun setting. Whether sipping a famous 46-ounce margarita, enjoying an appetizer, or indulging in a delicious entrée on the covered patio, diners here find exceptional cuisine and service.
520-881-4200
445 S. Alvernon Way
dtreidpark.com
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Jerry Bob's Restaurant

American
For the ultimate in breakfast favorites, pull up a chair at one of the city's most popular a.m. hot spots. "Smiles are served daily" along with a kids' menu and ever-changing specials. Other options include high stacks of buckwheat and banana-nut pancakes.
520-807-5717, 2680 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-326-0301, 5028 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-721-8888, 7885 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-319-5642, 3601 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-878-9360, 7939 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-579-7177, 8300 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-298-5680, 7699 E. Speedway Blvd.
myjerrybobs.com, jerrybobsaz.com
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Kababeque Indian Grill

Indian
For fast and friendly Indian food and service, stop by this authentic eatery near the U of A. Featuring chicken tikka masala, naan cooked in a tandoor—or clay oven—and homemade paneer (cottage cheese) wraps. Cool off with a mango-strawberry lassi, an Indian smoothie made with yogurt.
520-388-4500
845 E. University Blvd. #185
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King's Restaurant

Asian
One of Tucson's best-kept dining secrets, King's serves up some of the best Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine in town. Stop in on Thursdays when all chicken dishes are $5.99.
520-829-7214
10 W. Grant Rd.
kingstucson.com
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Kingfisher Bar & Grill

American/Grill/Seafood
A seasonally changing, standout menu featuring fresh seafood, in-house smoked specialties, regional dishes, and varietal oysters. The bar is a local favorite for happy hour and late-night bites. Perennial winner of Wine Spectator's Award of Excellence.
520-323-7739
2564 E. Grant Rd.
kingfishertucson.com
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Korea House Restaurant

Asian/Pacific Rim
Choose tabletop dining or traditional floor seating at this authentic Korean eatery. The house specialty, bulgogi, includes fresh vegetables and marinated beef prepared over an open fire. The menu also features spicy soups, stir-fry, and vegetarian dishes.
520-325-4377
4030 E. Speedway Blvd.
koreahouserestaurant.net
WA,Res,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

La Indita

Mexican
Try the chicken or spinach-and-nut enchiladas, green-corn tamales, chicken mole, and chiles rellenos. Located in the Fourth Avenue Shopping District. The casual atmosphere—especially the patio dining—takes one back to Tucson's early days. Vegetarian dishes. Tucson's original Mexican/Native American restaurant.
520-792-0523
622 N. 4th Ave.
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La Placita Café

Mexican
Featuring authentic Oaxacan and Sonoran cuisines made with only the freshest ingredients and canola oil. La Placita Café's menu includes chicken mole, seafood soup, and Guaymas-style shrimp. Enjoy specialty margaritas, fine wines, liquors, and 26 different tequilas.
520-881-1150
2950 N. Swan Rd.
laplacitatucson.com
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Las Margaritas

Mexican
Sonoran-style Mexican cuisine. Specialties of the house range from appetizers to complete dinners, complemented by refreshing margaritas served in a relaxed atmosphere. Two convenient locations; the Grant location offers a Sunday brunch.
520-323-9880, 3602 E. Grant Rd.; 520-297-8341, 6011 N. Oracle Rd.
lasmargaritasinc.com
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Le Rendez-Vous

French
Specialties of the house are mussels, duck, pâté maison, rack of lamb, beef Wellington, and veal. Offering authentic French cuisine and Parisian ambiance.
520-323-7373
3844 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
rendezvoustucson.com
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Lerua's Fine Mexican Food

Mexican
Since 1922, offering fine Sonoran-style specialties, among them prize-winning green corn tamales. Other specialties are homemade flan, fresh shrimp ceviche, and carne seca. Lerua's will cater your party, whether it's for 10 or 1,000 guests.
520-624-0322
2005 E. Broadway Blvd.
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Lindy's Diner on 4th

American
Experience the best in huge—and we mean huge—specialty burgers. Choose from the OMG (3 pounds of beef and 6 slices of cheese), the Dirty Sanchez (with guacamole, pepper-jack cheese, and green chiles), and the Velvet Hammer (with a fried egg and Lindy's special sauce).
520-207-6970
431 N. 4th Ave.
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Lodge on the Desert

American
The resort's signature restaurant blends flavors from America's melting pot with both traditional and unconventional cooking techniques. The menus are eclectic and reflect Tucson's Southwestern heritage. Dine alfresco on the spacious courtyard patio, or unwind at the cozy, comfortable bar for an afternoon or evening libation.
520-320-2014
306 N. Alvernon Way
lodgeonthedesert.com
WA,Res,OD,B,HH,AE,MC,V $$$$

Lucky Wishbone

American
Ask any Tucson native about this order-at-the-counter eatery and they'll probably list it among their favorite local joints. The menu, specializing in all things fried, offers such choices as chicken fingers, steak fingers, fish fingers, and shrimp. And don't forget the side of french fries, creamy coleslaw, and buttery Texas toast.
520-294-7607, 5220 S. Nogales Hwy.; 520-327-5679, 4701 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-323-9329, 2545 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-887-9160, 3979 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-296-9008, 990 S. Harrison Rd.; 520-327-0911, 2712 E. 22nd St.; 520-622-2588, 1465 W. Silverlake Rd.
luckywishbone.com
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Luke's Italian Beef

Italian
This Chicago-based, family-operated restaurant specializes in Chicago-style hot dogs, Polish sausages, and foot-long subs. Try their famous Italian roast beef sandwich—Italian sausage on French bread with grilled sweet peppers, onions, and Luke's homemade hot sauce.
520-747-8399, 1615 S. Alvernon Way; 520-888-8066, 101 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; 520-321-9236, 4444 E. Grant Rd.; 520-877-7897, 6741 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-795-6060, 2645 E. Speedway Blvd.
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Magpies Gourmet Pizza

Italian
Locals have voted the pies from this homegrown establishment Best in Tucson for 21 years and counting. Fresh and delicious specialty pizzas include the Godfather, Chicken Picante, and Juan Carlos Pesto. Also on the menu: calzones, subs, wings, salads, and desserts.
520-297-2712, 7315 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-628-1661, 605 N. 4th Ave.; 520-751-9949, 105 S. Houghton Rd.; 520-572-4300, 8295 N. Cortaro Rd.
magpiespizza.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros

Italian
What makes Mama's famous? The size of its pies. An individual slice is enough to feed two people, and its family-size pizza could easily feed 10. In case that's not enough, Mama's also serves a variety of tasty salads, pastas, and calzones, as well as homemade cheesecake. Catering available.
520-319-8856, 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-750-1919, 6996 E. 22nd St.; 520-297-3993, 7965 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-751-4600, 50 S. Houghton Rd.
mamasfamous.com
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Mama's Hawaiian Barbeque

Hawaiian
This island-themed eatery doesn't require board shorts, but it does ask you to bring your appetite. The Big Kahuna comes with generous helpings of chicken and beef teriyaki and Kalua pork. The Island Burger tops a half-pound patty with grilled pineapple, and the Volcano Wings are drenched in a sweet and spicy sauce.
520-792-2350
850 E. Speedway Blvd.
mamashawaiianbbq.com
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Mariscos Chihuahua

Mexican
For fast, but really great, Mexican food, try this Tucson favorite specializing in seafood. Mariscos serves up tasty shrimp cocktail, ceviche tacos, and fresh seasonal fish. If you're lucky, a mariachi band might stroll through. Some locations offer outdoor dining.
520-623-3563, 1009 N. Grande Ave.; 520-884-3457, 356 E. Grant Rd.; 520-326-1529, 2902 E. 22nd St.; 520-741-0361, 3901 S. 6th Ave.; 520-881-2372, 999 N. Swan Rd.
mariscoschihuahua.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,None $–$$

Maverick King of Clubs

American/Grill
Dinner and dancing is what makes this upscale cowboy eatery/country-Western club a favorite since 1963. Two-step to live music, then sit down and delight in the "best burger west of the Rincon Mountains," as well as other daily specials created by Chef Shorty.
520-298-0430
6622 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
mavericktucson.com
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May's Counter Chicken & Waffles

American
Touting fried chicken and waffles, okra, corn bread, and more, this Southern-style restaurant also offers a full bar and stays open late for fried food fixin's. Breakfast is served all day, and those looking to stay away from all things crispy can order healthful salads.
520-327-2421
2945 E. Speedway Blvd.
mayscounter.com
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Maya Quetzal

Guatemalan
From the colorful walls to the traditional Guatemalan music, Maya Quetzal offers diners an adventure with every visit. Sample such South American tastes as the chiles rellenos stuffed with spinach and cheese or any of the delicious meat entrées.
520-622-8207
429 N. 4th Ave.
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Maynards Market & Kitchen

French Bistro
A market and counter-service lunch spot by day and a table-service restaurant by night. Select from fresh produce, wines, and other market goodies; grab lunch to go; chat with the downtown crowd over coffee; or enjoy the French-inspired dinner menu in the "kitchen," featuring fresh seafood, choucroute garnie, and steak tartare.
520-545-0577
400 N. Toole Ave.
maynardsmarket.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$$$

McMahon's Prime Steakhouse

American/Grill
Voted Best Steakhouse, Wine List, and Romantic Dining. From steaks to seafood, McMahon's is understated elegance at its best. Casual fine dining includes USDA prime aged beef, fresh seafood, and more than 2,000 wines. Enjoy a cigar on the Smoke patio or live entertainment nightly in the Ivory Lounge. Reservations requested.
520-327-7463
2959 N. Swan Rd.
metrorestaurants.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,All $$$–$$$$

Mi Nidito

Mexican
Located in South Tucson and serving hungry patrons since 1952, Mi Nidito (my little nest) offers a variety of authentic Sonoran dishes, including chimichangas, topopos, flautas, burros, and some of the best chiles rellenos in town. The hefty President's Plate commemorates President Clinton's 1999 visit.
520-622-5081
1813 S. 4th Ave.
minidito.net
WA,OL,All $$

Miss Saigon

Vietnamese
One of Tucson's best-kept secrets. This colorful, youthful restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese dishes, including a selection of freshly made pho (beef noodle soups). After dinner, Miss Saigon's tea bar provides a relaxing treat with 60 flavors of brew from which to choose.
520-320-9511, 1072 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-884-4778, 47 N. 6th Ave.
misssaigon-tucson.com
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Molina's Midway

Mexican
In business for more than 50 years. Specialties include green-corn tamales, various enchiladas, chimichangas, a "guzzy" tostada, and carne seca. Also serving some American dishes. Voted #1 Mexican food restaurant for 2 consecutive years by Arizona Daily Star readers.
520-325-9957
1138 N. Belvedere Ave.
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Monkey Burger

American
This isn't your typical burger joint. The cooked-to-order patties come with such gourmet toppings as sun-dried tomato, avocado pesto, basil-Boursin spread, ginger barbecue glaze, and pineapple relish, and are sided by fried pickles, waffled sweet potatoes, or roasted corn on the cob.
520-514-9797
5350 E. Broadway Blvd.
monkeyburgerrestaurant.com
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Nico's Mexican Food

Mexican
Fast food with style. Everything here is prepared in a timely fashion without sacrificing freshness. Menu includes typical Mexican fare—chimichangas, burritos, enchiladas, and the like—all made with fresh ingredients, never canned. Open 24 hours.
520-327-3190, 2965 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-292-9797, 3984 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-2444, 4231 W. Ina Rd.; 520-744-4370, 9665 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-296-5693, 7114 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-290-1799, 7865 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-512-0312, 3910 E. 29th. St.
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No Anchovies

Italian
As the name suggests, you won't find any anchovies here, but you will find a menu full of gourmet pizzas, including the buffalo-wing chicken, Meat-head, and veggie. This renovated restaurant also has a full bar and daily drink specials. Enjoy the large patio and college atmosphere.
520-623-3333
870 E. University Blvd.
noanchoviespizza.com
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O'Malleys on Fourth

American/Grill
Irish-pub theme in the original O'Malley Hardware building on historic Fourth Ave. TVs, pool tables, games, jukebox, and live music on the weekends—O'Malleys has something for everybody. Try the Sonoran chicken sandwich or some tasty buffalo wings.
520-623-8600
247 N. 4th Ave.
WA,S,OD,LE,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Old Pueblo Grille

Regional American/Southwestern
Voted Best Patio. This stylish hacienda features the richness of both Southwestern and American flavors. Specialties include house-smoked brisket, Angus rib eye, rattlesnake eggs, and margaritas made with your choice of tequila. Enjoy the gorgeous patio with live jazz.
520-326-6000
60 N. Alvernon Way
metrorestaurants.com
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Opa

Greek
Fresh pita for dipping, gyros stuffed with roasted lamb, spanakopita layered with feta and spinach—need we say more? The traditional Greek specialties at this kid-friendly eatery will have you shouting Opa! in no time.
520-327-2841
2990 N. Campbell Ave. #130
opatime.com
WA,Res,OD,AE,MC,V $-$$

Oregano's Pizza Bistro

Italian
This is no strip-mall pizza chain. The menu boasts pizzeria fare with a twist. From the Chicago-style thin crust to the special marinara sauce, everything is homemade—including the excellent stuffed-chicken-pesto pizza. It's all topped off with great service and a fun atmosphere. Open every day.
520-327-8955, 4900 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-229-9999, 100 W. Orange Grove Rd.
oreganos.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Outback Steakhouse

American/Grill
Have a g'day or even a great day at this Australian-themed steakhouse. Try the ever-popular Bloomin' Onion aussie-tizer or Victoria's Crowned filet paired with a spirit from Down Under, including Foster's on tap, bottled Tooheys and Coopers beer, or Black Opal and Little Boomey wine.
520-323-8892, 4871 E. Grant Rd.; 520-531-1231, 2240 W. Ina Rd.
outback.com
WA,S,OD,HH,All $$$

Paradise Bakery & Café/Panera Bread

Café
If your idea of paradise includes an impressive selection of fresh-baked muffins, cookies, and breads; gourmet sandwiches; hearty salads; and comforting soups, this café has it covered. For some zing, try the Southwestern chicken sandwich with jicama, cheese spread, and green chile, followed by warm chocolate chip cookies.
520-882-5003, 845 N. Park Ave.; 520-888-0940, 4362 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-327-2013, 4821 E. Grant Rd.; 520-514-9470, 6129 E. Broadway Blvd.
www.paradisebakery.com
panerabread.com
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Pasco Kitchen & Lounge

American/Grill
Find local ingredients in such house specialities as the Big Boy Burger made with grass-fed beef and a farm-fresh fried egg. Innovative cocktails include the Father Kino, a blend of tequila, cilantro, jalapeño-spiced agave nectar, and a chile-tamarind rim. Enjoy to-go options from the outdoor farm cart.
520-882-8013
820 E. University Blvd.
pascokitchen.com
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Pastiche Modern Eatery

American
Upscale, yet warm and casual, Pastiche offers delightful American-based cuisine with world influences. Features smaller-sized, "bistro" portions, an extensive and award-winning wine list, full bar, and private dining rooms. The wine and cheese shop next door carries more than 600 wines.
520-325-3333
3025 N. Campbell Ave.
pasticheme.com
WA,Res,HH,Wi-Fi,All $$$

Penca

Mexican
Taste authentic Central Mexican cuisine in a rustic setting along the busy downtown streets. The exotic menu includes fresh fish marinated in chile and citrus butter and wrapped, steamed, and baked in a banana leaf with homemade pico de gallo. Penca is also stocked with a full bar with an extensive tequila menu.
520-203-7681
50 E. Broadway Blvd.
pencarestaurante.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,OL,B,WF,AE,Dis,Mc,V $$$

Proper

American
In the heart of downtown, Proper offers an eclectic menu in a modern and industrial chic eatery filled with custom metalwork. The evolving menu showcases fresh ingredients from local farms and changes with the season.
520-396-3357
300 E. Congress St.
propertucson.com
WA,Res,HH,OL,B,BR,WF,AE,Dis,Mc,V $$

Raging Sage Coffee Roasters

Café
Sip on award-winning coffee roasts and taste delectable pastries, including vegan scones (they happen to be all the rage). The ingredients couldn't be fresher—the same trees that shade the patio bear fruit for the homemade orange marmalade. Lounge indoors with the savory smell of coffee or outside among the sweet scent of citrus.
520-320-5203
2458 N. Campbell Ave.
ragingsage.com
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Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink

Italian
A historic gem in the heart of downtown, Reilly sits in a repurposed funeral home of the same name. Dig in to one of 9 handcrafted pizzas while mixing things up with inventive cocktails and a creative dessert, like tiramisu in a jar.
520-882-5550
101 E. Pennington St.
reillypizza.com
WA,Res,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Relish Kitchen & Wine Bar

Café
Enjoy an extensive wine menu while overlooking the Catalina Mountains. Grab a comfortable spot and select from signature salads and locally sourced entrées. Relish is the perfect neighborhood bar to savor great food and watch the big game.
520-300-4529
4660 N. Camp Lowell Dr.
relishkitchenandwinebar.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Rillito Room & Clubhouse, The

American
Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club boasts a café and sports bar with big-screen TVs for dining and fun 7 days a week. Enjoy everything from housemade soups to fresh salads and wraps. Indoor and outdoor banquet facilities available. Open to the public.
520-795-6960
4001 N. Country Club Rd.
tucsonracquetclub.com
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Rincon Market

Café/Deli
Located in the historic Sam Hughes neighborhood, this family-owned market and eatery has a distinct East Coast feel. Feast on daily lunch specials such as eggplant Parmesan, grilled swordfish, and deli sandwiches, or help yourself to the salad bar. Weekend omelette and waffle bar. Fresh-baked goods served daily.
520-327-6653
2513 E. 6th St.
rinconmarket.com
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Rocco's Little Chicago Pizzeria

Italian
For authentic Chicago-style pizza, try Rocco's deep-dish, stuffed-crust, or thin-crust pizzas. This local favorite has a laid-back atmosphere and features some of the best slices this side of the Windy City. Beer specials and patio dining available.
520-321-1860
2707 E. Broadway Blvd.
roccoslittlechicago.com
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Romano's Macaroni Grill

Italian
Authentic Italian pasta, veal, steaks, seafood, and pizza. Tables are draped with white linen and covered with white paper so that you can create your own masterpiece with crayons. Italian music and a strolling opera singer add to the unique and casual dining experience. Children's and carryout menus available.
520-790-0177, 5100 E. Broadway Blvd. #163; 520-544-4655, 2265 W. Ina Rd.
macaronigrill.com
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Rosa's Mexican Food

Mexican
This family restaurant has been a Tucson favorite for 41 years. Sit next to the colorful mural by Francisco Franklin, and enjoy Rosa's green chile con carne, hearty carne seca tacos, chiles rellenos, or mouthwatering avocado enchiladas. Catering available. Open every day, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.
520-325-0362
1750 E. Fort Lowell Rd. #164
rosasmexicanfoodaz.com
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Sauce

Italian
Moderately priced, made-to-order brick-oven pizzas with hand-tossed, original thin, or gluten-free crusts. Menu also includes chopped salads, soups, panini, and pastas, with a selection of beer and wine. Contemporary, comfortable seating and a community dining table. Eat-in or to-go for lunch and dinner.
520-297-8575, 7117 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-514-1122, 5285 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-795-0344, 2990 N. Campbell Ave.
foxrc.com
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Sausage Deli

Deli
Many Tucsonans list this small eatery, established in 1978, among their favorite lunch spots. Renowned deli sandwiches include the Susie Sorority, Omar Special, and the famous Italian grinder. Enjoy a meal inside or on the picnic benches out front.
520-623-8182
754 E. Grant Rd.
sausagedeli.com
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Scordato's Pizzeria

Italian
This sophisticated pizzeria offers rustic, artisan pizzas by award-winning chef Daniel Scordato, as well as salads and Italian sandwiches. Imported ingredients include fontina, Parmesan-Reggiano, and robiola cheese; prosciutto; and guanciale (cured pork jowl). Don't miss the panna cotta with fruit compote and cannoli for dessert.
520-529-2700
4280 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 55
scordatospizzeria.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Seven Cups Tea House

Teahouse
This specialty teahouse features Chinese tea grown by farmers in China—from green and white teas to rare blends. Seven Cups has modeled its soothing atmosphere after a traditional Chinese teahouse, complete with rosewood tables and porcelain teapots. Snack on wonderful Japanese pastries, biscotti, or ice cream.
520-881-4072
2516 E. 6th St.
sevencups.com
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Sher-e-Punjab

Indian
A longtime Tucson favorite, Sher-e-Punjab serves up authentic home-style Indian cuisine, including delectable samosas, fragrant curries, and a host of basmati rices, fresh-from-the-tandoori-oven naans and various vegetarian items, including palak paneer—fresh spinach and homemade cheese in an intricately spiced sauce—round out the menu. Lunch buffet daily.
520-624-9393
853 E. Grant Rd.
sher-e-punjabtucson.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,All $-$$

Silver Mine Subs

Deli
You'll need a hard hat and flashlight to dig into the huge assortment of sandwiches offered here. Try the Mother Lode, piled high with roast beef, turkey breast, ham, salami, Provolone, mayo, oil, vinegar, and oregano. Choose from 7 different side dishes, plus various soups and salads.
520-620-6400, 760 N. Tyndall Ave.; 520-690-0600, 4280 N. Oracle Rd.
silverminesubs.com
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Sinbad's Restaurant

Middle Eastern/Lebanese
Sinbad's Mediterranean-style restaurant features mainly Lebanese cuisine that is sure to please your palate. Located near The University of Arizona, Sinbad's unique dining includes some tasty entrées, such as Sinbad's Plate and Mashaui. Enjoy a hookah bar as well Thurs.-Sun.
520-623-4010
810 E. University Blvd.
sinbads-tucson.com
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Sir Veza's Taco Garage

Mexican
Go Speed Racer! Make this hot-rod-themed restaurant your next pit stop. It touts inexpensive Mexican favorites, such as 25+ varieties of tacos, tamales, and enchiladas, as well as burgers, wings, beer, and margaritas. The 17 HDTVs and 2 patios combine for a popular place to cool off
520-323-8226, 4699 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-888-8226, 220 W. Wetmore Rd.
sirvezas.com
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Social House

Gastropub
Not just another bar-food joint to cheer on the neighboring UA Cats, this hip spot offers an eclectic menu and shabby-chic decor. Pull up a velour-covered seat and delve into one of the unique "share platters," like the Firecracker Duck Drums, and grab a drink from the extensive menu selection.
520-747-5223
446 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 150
sohotucson.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,BR,Wi-Fi, All $$

Something Sweet Dessert Lounge

Café
A regular hot spot for sweet tooths, offering more than 40 desserts, with a variety of hot and cold beverages. Staff picks include the red-velvet cake, giant éclair, and Big O'l Brownie. Open until midnight; 2 a.m. on weekends.
520-881-7735
5319 E. Speedway Blvd.
somethingsweet-dl.com
WA,Res,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Sparkroot

Café
Hand-pressed cheese sandwiches await their adornments, such as caramelized onions and whole-grain mustard, at this heart-healthy coffee shop. The sweets taunt visitors with exotic descriptions like vegan truffles and applesauce-almond granola. Whet your palate with high-quality coffee, tea, beer, and wine; and listen to tunes from the vintage jukebox.
520-623-4477
245 E. Congress St.
sparkroot.com
WA,B,All $

Sugar Sweet Bakery

Bakery
The decadent aroma of freshly baked treats fills the air in this modern and chic bakery. The hardest decision is whether you want the homemade chocolate brownies, artfully decorated cake, or limited-edition adventurous cookie flavors.
520-881-1138
18 S. Eastbourne Ave.
sugarsweetbakery.com
WA,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Sushi Garden

Asian
Touting itself as "Tucson's best food value," this Japanese-themed restaurant offers a lunch buffet, which includes sushi, tempura, salmon, teriyaki, salads, desserts, and more. Fill up with all-you-can-eat sushi and stick around for happy hour featuring beer and sushi specials from 4 to 7 p.m. Sun.–Thurs. and 10 p.m.–midnight Fri. and Sat.
520-326-4700, 3048 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-87-SUSHI, Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 312
sushigarden.com
WA,OD,HH,OL,AE,DC,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

Sushi Ten

Asian/Pacific Rim
Touting a friendly atmosphere and an all-you-can-eat sushi menu, Sushi Ten offers a myriad of specialty rolls, including the Arizona (with cucumber, avocado, carrot, and jalapeño) and the Tiger Eye (featuring squid and salmon). Great happy hour specials.
520-324-0010
4500 E. Speedway Blvd.
sushiten.webs.com
WA,Res,HH,All $$

Takamatsu

Asian
Featuring 3 different seating areas, each with its own menu. Take a seat at the full sushi bar for tempting all-you-can-eat daily specials. Choose from the Korean menu—items are grilled tableside. Or enjoy the talents of teppanyaki chefs as they entertain and prepare meals from the Japanese menu.
520-512-0800
5532 E. Speedway Blvd.
WA,S,Res,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

Tapas Fusion

Tapas
Filled with the pizzazz of Peruvian and Spanish cuisine, Tapas Fusion invites you to grab great food with great friends. The nature of tapas invites conversation and sharing, so you'll always enjoy a lively lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. Favorites include the piquillos relleno and fish ceviche.
520-647-2418
2970 N. Campbell Ave.
tapasfusiontucson.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,BR,All $-$$

The Fix

American
This relative newcomer near the U of A specializes in one of the most coveted of comfort foods: mac 'n' cheese. Choose from 35 different varieties, including jalapeño popper, meat lovers, and lobster. Lunch and happy hour specials offer ganga deals; sandwiches and salads complete the menu.
520-305-4493
943 E. University Blvd. #115
fixmeaz.com
WA,HH,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Thunder Canyon Brewery

American
This award-winning restaurant and brewery serves quality, brewed-on-the-premises beers. The family-friendly menu includes steaks, seafood, pizza, pastas, barbecue, and vegetarian dishes. Breads and desserts baked daily. Full bar.
520-797-2652, Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 520-396-3480, 220 E. Broadway Blvd.
thundercanyonbrewery.com
WA,OD,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Time Market

Deli
This neighborhood market serves sandwiches, wood-fired pizza, and other delicious deli fare. Popular picks include the Groovin' Reuben—corned beef, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island, and coleslaw on rye—and the Chateau Blanc—homemade meat loaf with pepper-jack cheese on a warm onion roll.
520-622-0761
444 E. University Blvd.
OD,B,MC,V $

Tooley's Café

Mexican
This eclectic eatery serves up a variety of healthy, fresh, made-from-scratch Mexican food. Diverse vegetarian dishes, as well as specialties such as the Killer Mailman red-chile burrito, mole enchiladas, turkey tacos, posole stew, and the "Dodi" burrito, are healthful and delicious.
520-623-3735
299 S. Park Ave.
WA,OD,B,None $

Tucson Tamale Company

Mexican
¡Ay, caramba! This inventive tamale joint offers many unusual gourmet tamales, including chipotle beef, black bean and corn, green-chile pork, and vegan spinach and wild mushroom. Order some for lunch, or carry out a couple of dozen, and don't forget some fresh, homemade salsa.
520-305-4760
2545 E. Broadway Blvd.
tucsontamale.com
AE,DC,Dis,MC,V $

Upper Crust Pizza

Italian
Locals don't come here for the ambiance—only a handful of tables line one wall—but for the homemade, doughy New York-style crust. Watch pizzas and calzones as they slide out of the oven, then dive into specialty pies, like the one made with barbecued chicken.
520-881-7000
1909 E. Grant Rd.
AE,Dis,MC,V $

Urban Fresh

Café
In place of happy hour, this downtown café has power hour—$1 off any smoothie between 2 and 3 p.m. This healthy twist on the tried-and-true is typical of Urban Fresh, an all-vegan restaurant serving up delicious healthful lunches made-to-order from whole veggies and other fresh ingredients.
520-792-9355
73 E. Pennington St.
urbanfreshtucson.com
WA,OD,B,All $

V Modern Thai

Thai
Enjoy the bold flavors of Bangkok and beyond in a warm and relaxing environment. Featuring pad Thai with a choice of chicken, beef, seafood, or tofu, as well as red curry in coconut milk and basil leaves. The restaurant hosts wine tastings on Fri., and Sat. nights, DJs spin tracks from around the world.
520-882-8143
9 E. Congress St.
vilathai.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Vero Amore

Italian
This authentic Neapolitan pizzeria boasts fresh sauces, dough, cheese, and dressings made daily. Besides tantalizing pizza, salads, pastas, and panini, it also offers an eclectic variety of small-vineyard wines from Italy. Open daily from 11 a.m.
520-325-4122, Plaza Palomino, 2990 N. Swan Rd.; 520-579-2292, 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.
veroamorepizza.com
WA,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Vivace Restaurant

Italian
Tucson, be thankful—Daniel Scordato is preparing his contemporary Italian cuisine in a larger-than-ever kitchen. Vivace's everything-fresh, everything-homemade menu features specialties such as light seafood entrées and innovative pastas. The central location boasts an outdoor patio.
520-795-7221
4310 N. Campbell Ave.
WA,Res,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Wilbur's

American/Grill
Named for the Arizona Wildcats' wily mascot, Wilbur's attracts a decidedly U of A crowd to the Viscount Suite Hotel. Sports fans munch on specially priced appetizers, hamburgers, and sandwiches while they take in a game on any of the 20-some TVs.
520-745-6500
4855 E. Broadway Blvd.
WA,Res,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Wild Garlic Grill

Regional American
Wineglasses on butcher paper and fresh herbs growing on the patio cultivate an ambiance at Wild Garlic Grill that's equal parts rustic and chic. Chef Shultz's French-influenced Californian cuisine is prepared using fresh, local ingredients, so dishes such as rosemary-thyme chicken or San Franciscan-style seafood chowder are sure to delight.
520-206-0017
2530 N. 1st Ave.
newredskycatering.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Wilko

American
The "Tasty Misfits" menu includes comfort food with a twist, such as mac 'n' cheese with crispy onions and Sonoran bratwurst topped with pinto beans and crème fraiche. Also try the creative sandwiches—like marinated chicken sided by toasted coconut slaw—as well as pizza, soup, and salads.
520-792-6684
943 E. University Blvd.
barwilko.com
WA,HH,B,BR,Dis,MC,V $$

World of Beer

American
Nestled downtown, World of Beer offers more than 500 different beers alongside pub-style food. Try some of the craft-beer-infused appetizers or comfort foods like brat sliders and grilled cheese sandwiches.
520-777-6482
350 E. Congress St., Ste. A
wobusa.com
WA,S,OD,LE,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Yokohama Asian Express

Asian
A healthy alternative to the standard burger-and-fries fast food, this long-standing local chain serves up a variety of quick and tasty Japanese dishes. Favorites from the menu include beef and broccoli, barbecue pork, and the ever-popular teriyaki chicken bowl.
520-296-2115, 210 N. Pantano Rd.; 520-573-3300, 655 W. Valencia Rd.
yokohamaasianexpress.com
WA,OD,MC,V $

Yoshimatsu

Japanese
Experience unique dining with 2 restaurants under one roof. Place your order at Yoshimatsu's counter, or try Sushi Matsu, a full-service sushi bar with fresh and original menu items, many of which are vegetarian. Both dining options place an emphasis on healthy eating. Karaoke Fri. and Sat. nights.
520-320-1574
2660 N. Campbell Ave.
yoshimatsuaz.com
WA,Res,HH,OL,B,BR,AE,MC,V $$

Zemam's

Ethiopian
Enjoy spicy Ethiopian cuisine such as doro wat (spicy chicken) or spinach wat (spinach and cottage cheese). Try the Zemam's plate: three menu items served on injera (flatbread). Although forks are available, eating with fingers is smiled upon. Alcohol not served, but guests may bring their own.
520-323-9928, 2731 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-882-4955, 119 E. Speedway Blvd.
zemams.com
WA,MC,V $

Zivaz Mexican Bistro

Mexican
Contemporary dishes and modern decor create a cool place to try salmon asado or pollo en rajas. With beats of Latino pop music from above, stained concrete floors beneath your feet, and trendy artwork adorning the walls, this family-owned bistro has plenty of flavors for every palate.
520-325-1234
4590 E. Broadway Blvd.
zivaz.com
WA,OD,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

NORTH

Abbey, The

American
Named after the owners' daughter and fashioned in her favorite colors—watermelon pink and charcoal gray—this Foothills eatery offers a warm, family-friendly environment. A wraparound patio lends itself to mountain views, while the eclectic menu presents new twists on classic favorites: fish, chicken, lamb, and even chocolate cake.
520-299-3132
6960 E. Sunrise Dr.
theabbeytucson.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Acacia Real Food & Cocktails

Contemporary American
Chef Albert Hall's restaurant, Acacia, lives up to his reputation with mouthwatering appetizers and savory entrées, including apple-wood-smoked pork chops. Save room for one of the delectable desserts.
520-232-0101
3001 E. Skyline Dr.
acaciatucson.com
WA,Res,OD, LE,HH,BR, All $$$$

AJ's Purveyors of Fine Foods

Bistro
In this upscale gourmet grocery store, you can visit a salad bar, sushi bar, or bakery, or order a sandwich or hot meal. Dine by the warmth of an outdoor fireplace, or eat indoors and participate in wine tastings.
520-232-6340
2805 E. Skyline Dr.
ajsfinefoods.com
WA,OD,B,AE,MC,V $$

Amber Restaurant & Gallery

German/Polish
For a taste of Eastern Europe, try Amber, noted for its traditional Polish and German dishes. Fill up on hearty favorites, including pierogies, stuffed cabbage, and Wiener schnitzel. Event banquet room, large patio, and catering available.
520-296-9759
7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
amberrestaurantgallery.com
WA,S,Res,OD,HH,All $$$-$$$$

Arizona Pizza Company

Italian
Enjoy grown-up fun with pool tables, video games, and a full bar—and sample some grown-up food here, too. Healthy pizza toppings include artichoke hearts, broccoli, spinach, and zucchini. Also find salads, sandwiches, and wings.
520-514-0909, 5855 E. Broadway Blvd. #114; 520-299-7311, 4955 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
azpizzacompany.com
WA,S,OD,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Armitage Wine Lounge & Café

Wine Bar
The lengthy beverage menu at this trendy, upscale, yet comfortable lounge includes martinis, spirits, imported beers, and more than 50 wines by the glass. The kitchen stays open late, serving a variety of dishes ranging from light bites to heavier fare, and brunch is served on Sundays.
520-682-9740
2905 E. Skyline Dr. #168
armitagewine.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Azul

Mediterranean
The Westin La Paloma's latest restaurant-lounge concept, serving Mediterranean-inspired cuisine. Sip handcrafted and custom cocktails while enjoying some of the best views in Tucson. Enticing menu options served for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Unwind hour and late-night menu until close.
520-742-6000
3800 E. Sunrise Dr.
azullapaloma.com
WA,OD,HH,OL,B,All $$–$$$

Baggin's

Deli
These popular gourmet sandwich shops have won local "Best Sandwich" awards for the past several years. The combination of great homemade food and a fun Southwestern atmosphere makes Baggin's a hot spot for the lunch crowd.
520-547-2839, 11015 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-327-4342, 2741 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-305-3922, 5420 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-8878, 6342 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-792-1344, 33 N. Stone Ave.; 520-917-5070, 3191 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-327-1611, 1800 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
bagginsgourmet.com
WA,OD,AE,MC,V $

Bazil's

Italian
Family-owned and -operated, Bazil's offers gourmet dining, great service, and a friendly, casual atmosphere in the Foothills of the Catalinas. Specialties include fettuccine Alfredo, cioppino, chicken rollatini, veal scallopine, and cracked-peppercorn steak. Opens daily at 5 p.m.
520-577-3322
4777 E. Sunrise Dr.
bazilstucson.com
WA,Res,AE,MC,V $$$$

Beijing

Asian
Peking-, Shanghai-, and Szechuan-style cuisine. Elegant dining in or great carryout service. Specialties include General Tso's chicken, Mongolian beef, chicken lettuce wraps, and walnut shrimp.
520-297-8080
7705 N. Oracle Rd.
beijingtucson.com
WA,All $

Bill's Grill

American/Grill
This outdoor restaurant offers relaxed poolside dining with spectacular mountain views. Featuring shrimp cocktail and creative salads, plus sizzling burgers and fajitas. Full cocktail service is available until dusk, weather permitting. Open 11 a.m.–sunset.
520-299-2020, ext. 5288
7000 N. Resort Dr.
loewshotels.com
WA,OD,All $$

Blanco Tacos+Tequila

Mexican
Sporting a casual-chic atmosphere, panoramic city views, and a bright dining room, the menu offers a fresh new perspective on Mexican classics. The bar is the focal point of the dining room, offering refreshing signature drinks and margaritas using seasonal fruits, sangria, cocktails, wine, and nearly 30 premium tequilas. Daily happy hour.
520-232-1007
2905 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 246
foxrc.com
WA,OD,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

Bruegger's

Café
What began more than 20 years ago as a humble bagelry has evolved into a full-fledged café chain, serving everything from coffee and bagels to wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads. For breakfast, the fresh-baked bagels come topped with one of 13 cream cheese flavors. Herby Turkey is a lunch favorite.
520-206-0002, 1 W. Congress St.; 520-325-4567, 1064 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-323-0033, 3843 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-0651, 11165 N. La Cañada Dr., Ste. 161; 520-745-0800, 6165 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-885-0123, 7127 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-529-7424, 5665 N. Swan Rd.; 520-292-1111, 88 W. River Rd.; 520-531-9615, 7320 N. La Cholla Blvd.
brueggers.com
WA,OD,B,AE,MC,V $

C.I. Chu's Mongolian BBQ

Asian
A contemporary Mongolian restaurant that takes traditional notions of the buffet to a new level. Make your selection (beef, chicken, or tofu), then watch a chef cook it up on a hot flat-top grill. Entrées come with soup, rice, and bread. All-you-can-eat after 5 p.m.
520-886-8619
7039 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
WA,Res,All $

Café à la C'Art

Café
Luncheon items include a salmon club, soups, hamburgers with seasoned fries, fresh salads, amazing pastries, and more. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Many guests enjoy dining alfresco overlooking the Tucson Museum of Art's lush courtyard.
520-628-8533
150 N. Main Ave.
cafealacarttucson.com
WA,OD,LE,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Canyon Café

American/Grill
Casual ambiance featuring mountain and pool views and both indoor and outdoor dining. Serving breakfast, lunch, and Blues, Brews & Barbeque Sunday Brunch with live music, an outdoor grill, and beer from a local distributor on tap.
520-615-5496
7000 N. Resort Dr.
loewshotels.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,B,BR,All $$-$$$

Carraba's Italian Grill

Italian
Black-and-white family photos of the Carraba family hang on earth-tone-colored walls that evoke the Tuscan countryside and welcome diners as part of the family. Original recipes such as chicken marsala, Prince Edward Island mussels, and filet Fiorentina come from the Carrabas' native Italy.
520-742-7442
7635 N. Oracle Rd.
carrabas.com
WA,Res,HH,OL,All $$$

Casa Molina

Mexican
There's a reason the first Casa Molina has been serving devoted customers for more than 60 years and the other locations are always busy. The food sets a standard that others only try to match—examples are the carne seca, the chiles rellenos, and the chimichangas. Margaritas are the house specialty.
520-326-6663, 4240 E. Grant Rd.; 520-795-7593, 3001 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-886-5468, 6225 E. Speedway Blvd.
casamolina.com
Res,OD,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

Cascade Lounge

American
This lobby lounge offers breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains. Afternoon tea served seasonally; signature cocktail service 2–10 p.m. Sun.–Thurs. and 2 p.m.–midnight Fri. and Sat.; live entertainment 5:30–8 p.m. Mon.–Fri.; and dancing Fri. and Sat. evenings 8:30–11 p.m.
520-299-2020, ext. 5333
7000 N. Resort Dr.
loewshotels.com
WA,LE,OL,All $-$$$

Chantilly Tea Room

Tearoom
Enjoy the pleasures of afternoon tea, or take in a scrumptious breakfast or bountiful lunch. Choose to dine in the vintage tearoom or outside in the "secret garden" among flowers and a waterfall. Menu items include breakfast bakes, quiches, soups, salads, and desserts.
520-622-3303
5185 N. Genematas Dr.
chantillytearoom.com
WA,Res,OD,BR,MC,V $$

Chef Alisah's Restaurant

Bosnian
Mix up your menu and try a new Tucson original: Bosnian cuisine. Order the house specialty, cevapi (Bosnian sausages) or other traditional dishes, such as sarma (stuffed cabbage leaves), and pljeskavica (Bosnian-style hamburgers), with tufalhija (apple cake) and imported Bosnian coffee for dessert.
520-887-5305
5931 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 117
alisahrestaurant.com
WA,S,Res,OD,All $

China-Thai Cuisine

Asian/Pacific Rim
Experience authentic Thai cuisine and Chinese Mandarin and Szechuan-style dishes in a relaxing atmosphere. Pad Thai, salmon-pineapple curry, Bangkok delight, Siam duck, sesame chicken, Happy Family, Mongolian beef, and seafood combinations available. Top it off with homemade Thai coconut ice cream. Take-out and delivery (limited area) available.
520-885-6860
6546 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
chinathaionline.com
WA,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mexican
Start with a soft tortilla. Add cilantro-lime rice, beans, salsa, cheese, and a choice of carnitas, barbacoa, chicken, or steak. Roll it up, and you end up with one of Chipotle's massive burritos. This favorite lunchtime spot, equipped with industrial fixtures, also offers tacos, salads, margaritas, and beer.
520-628-7967, 905 E. University Blvd.; 520-326-1009, 4774 E. Grant Rd.; 520-888-0444, 235 W. Wetmore Rd.520-325-1261, 3055 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-544-3868, 7555 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 520-908-7440, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.
chipotle.com
WA,OD,AE,MC,V $

Contigo Cocina Cantina

Latin American/Spanish
Take a culinary tour of Buenos Aires—minus the expensive airfare—with such traditional Latin dishes as arepas (tortillas topped or stuffed with meat, cheese, or seafood) and yerba maté short ribs. Signature cocktails include Pisco Sours from Peru and Brazil's Caipirinhas, made with cachaça sugar and lime.
520-299-1730
1745 E. River Rd.
eatatcontigo.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,OL,All $$

Daisy Mae's Steakhouse & Lounge

American/Grill
This westside restaurant serves up the finest mesquite-grilled steaks in the state and features spectacular sunset views. Specialties include baby-back ribs that fall off the bone, 14-ounce certified Angus beef rib eye, chicken, and fish. Full bar and sports on large TV. Casual dress indoors and out.
520-792-8888
2735 W. Anklam Rd.
daisymaessteakhouse.com
Res,OD,HH,All $$$

Dakota

American/Grill
Enjoy an array of fresh menu items, including seasonal fish specials daily, creative salads, plenty of vegetarian selections, and a number of favorites in a casual, yet upscale and fun atmosphere. Patio dining available, full bar and interesting wine list. Seasonal entertainment on the patio.
520-298-7188
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
dakotacafeandcatering.com
WA,Res,OD,BR,All $$$

Desert Garden Bistro

American
Set in the Westin La Paloma resort, offering a spectacular view of the Santa Catalina Mountains through 36-foot arched windows. Daily specialties include a wide variety of bistro-style appetizers, soups, salads, and signature entrées. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served.
520-742-6000
3800 E. Sunrise Dr.
westinlapalomaresort.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,OL,B,BR,All $$$-$$$$

Eclectic Café

Café/Bistro
Contemporary decor and New American cuisine combine with fresh ingredients to create daily specials, including Mexican entrées, homemade soups, a large array of pasta and salads, and homemade desserts. Breakfast on weekends. Patio dining available. Take-out and catering.
520-433-4346
7053 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
eclecticcafetucson.com
WA,OD,B,AE,DC,MC,V $-$$

Eegee's

Deli
As Tucson's hometown sub shop, Eegee's is famous for its unique frozen fruit drinks and signature sandwiches, including the Eegee Grinder. Salads, fries, chili, kids' meals, and hot, soft pretzels round out the menu.
520-888-7933, 3872 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-1983, 6210 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-3727, 7911 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-4599, 7110 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-325-9901, 2470 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-320-0416, 3806 E. Grant Rd.; 520-885-1803, 6810 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-622-2000, 1400 N. Stone Ave.; 520-881-3280, 2510 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-296-1013, 5601 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-620-1720, 1209 W. St. Mary's Rd.; 520-885-8502, 7102 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-733-7977, 8320 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-790-2446, 1105 S. Craycroft Rd.; 520-571-1666, 1875 S. Alvernon Way; 520-721-9310, 7235 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-294-8111, 1758 E. Irvington Rd.; 520-746-0960, 401 W. Valencia Rd.; 520-807-4313, 3250 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-792-1470, 2100 W. Grant Rd.; 520-792-1828, 3743 S. 12th Ave.; 520-572-4720, 8160 N. Courtney Page Way
eegees.com
AE,Dis,MC,V $

El Charro Café/Bar ¡toma!/La Tiendita

Mexican
Since 1922, El Charro Café has featured fine Tucson-style Mexican food in beautiful settings, including the original location in the historic El Presidio neighborhood. Rated "Top 50 Plates in America" by USA Today and seen on the Food Network.
520-622-1922, 311 N. Court Ave.;520-514-1922, 6910 E. Sunrise Dr.; 520-615-1922, 7725 N. Oracle Rd. #101
elcharrocafe.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,All $$

El Corral

American
"World Famous Beef and Spirits." This 60-year Tucson favorite is nestled in a historic adobe ranch house with flagstone floors, wood beams, and cozy fireplaces. The house specialty is prime rib. Steak, chicken, and fish are also popular. Don't miss the Adobe Mud Pie for dessert.
520-299-6092
2201 E. River Rd.
elcorraltucson.com
WA,All $$

Fini's Landing

Mexican/Seafood/Regional Southwestern
Located in the shadow of the Santa Catalinas, Fini's brings coastal offerings to the desert, with a decor to match. The fish tacos, like the tasty La Paz, incorporate the flavors of their Mexican namesake, while 7 exciting wing flavors, including pineapple habanero, are sure to heat up any meal.
520-299-1010
5689 N. Swan Rd.
finislanding.com
WA,S,OD,LE,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $–$$

Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

American/Grill
The flavor of the Rocky Mountains comes to Tucson with sesame-encrusted salmon and wood-fired steaks. The chefs also whip up new tastes, such as buffalo meat loaf, as well as old favorites from baby-back ribs to pasta. And don't head home without sampling the crè me brûlée cheesecake.
520-577-0747
2985 E. Skyline Dr.
firebirdsrestaurants.com
WA,OD,HH,All $$-$$$$

Five Palms Steak & Seafood

International
Celebrate a special occasion in the elegant main dining room with such niceties as foie gras, caviar, escargot, baked Alaska, and tableside crepes. Or, take in city views from the 2nd-floor terrace, and order from the more casual menu. Bars on both floors, each with a different ambiance, plus a gourmet food shop, round out the mix.
520-615-5555
3500 E. Sunrise Dr.
fivepalms.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,Wi-Fi,All $$$$

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

American/Grill
With a contemporary twist on the classic steakhouse, Fleming's offers USDA prime steaks, market-fresh seafood, decadent desserts, and award-winning wines. The savory food and wine-pairings list makes ordering easy.
520-529-5017
6360 N. Campbell Ave.
flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/az/tucson
WA,Res,HH,All $$$$

Flying V Bar & Grill

American/Southwestern
Enjoy a sophisticated menu featuring baby-back ribs and a variety of grilled favorites with a Southwestern flair, plus more than 30 tequilas and tableside guacamole. Spectacular views of the city lights and golf course. Open daily 5:30–10 p.m.
520-299-2020
7000 N. Resort Dr.
flyingvbarandgrill.com
WA,Res,OD,All $$$-$$$$

Ghini's French Caffe

French/Café
Southern French cuisine with an accent on freshness, offering beautiful breakfasts, including eggs Provençale, and lunches featuring sandwiches, pastas, salads, and a daily soup-and-entrée special. A superb selection of boutique wines and beers. Relax on the dog-friendly patio. Fri. nights, enjoy dinner, drinks, and happy hour with a $3 drink menu.
520-326-9095
1803 E. Prince Rd.
ghiniscafe.com
WA,Res,OD,B,BR,Wi-Fi,All $$

Ginza Sushi

Asian/Pacific Rim
Taste Japan with fresh sushi and Tucson's first Izakaya menu: Japanese "tapas"-style dishes. Start with the gyoza, pork and shrimp dumplings, or daikon salad. Specialty sushi rolls include the ceviche roll topped with white tuna and the Fujiyama roll decorated with seafood dynamite.
520-529-8877
5425 N. Kolb Rd. #115
ginzatucson.com
WA,Res,OD,AE,MC,V $$-$$$

Gold

Modern American
Gold offers a fresh and contemporary culinary adventure. Executive Chef Antonio Rodriguez fuses Southwestern tastes with desert-inspired flavors to create a menu that tempts all the senses. Stylish decor, energetic atmosphere. Panoramic mountain and city views.
520-297-1151
245 E. Ina Rd.
westwardlook.com
WA,Res,OD,B,All $$$$

Golden Dragon Restaurant

Asian
The Asian-themed decor and traditional Chinese dishes take diners on a trip to the Orient. With 3 convenient locations, Golden Dragon offers the tried-and-true Chinese favorites, but also serves delicious house specialties such as the Golden Dragon Phoenix and Sizzling Seafood Combination.
520-297-1862, 6433 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-512-1922, 6166 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-299-8088, 4704 E. Sunrise Dr.
goldendragonrest.com
WA,Res,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Grandma Tony's Pizza & Wings

Italian
The thick-crust, hand-tossed pizza is made on-site with a variety of fresh toppings from pepperoni to pineapple, green olives to green chiles. Also try the hot meatball subs, breadsticks, and spicy chicken wings. Daily specials and delivery available at both locations.
520-885-7117, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-886-4461, 7878 E. Wrightstown Rd.
WA,MC,V $$

Grill at Hacienda del Sol, The

American/Grill
Discover authentic, Southwestern ambiance in the heart of the Foothills. Recipient of Wine Enthusiast's highest honor—Award of Ultimate Distinction—and winner of multiple culinary awards in local publications. Enjoy casual and fine dining with spectacular views and live music 7 days a week.
520-529-3500
5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.
haciendadelsol.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,B,BR,All $$$$

Guadalajara Grill

Mexican
Relax in this warm atmosphere featuring pale-yellow walls decorated with custom Guadalajaran paintings and historic city images. Enjoy central Mexican cuisine, specializing in fresh salsas prepared tableside and fresh ingredients in all the dishes. Live music every night.
520-323-1022, 1220 E. Prince Rd.; 520-296-1122, 750 N. Kolb Rd.
ggrill.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,BR,All $$

Gusto

Italian
Looking to try something new? Order Gusto's own Enchelloni—or Italian "enchilada"—a stuffed shell with chicken, onions, green chiles, tomatoes, and mushrooms, smothered in a cream sauce. Seeking more traditional favorites? Gusto has those, too, from eggplant Parmesan to osso bucco to fettuccine alfredo.
520-722-9487
7153 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
gustotucson.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $–$$

Hog Pit, The

American/Grill
The 1,400-pound smoker at this meat-lover's mecca cooks everything from pulled pork and brisket to rib eye, steaks, sausages, and more. Add other Southern comforts, such as corn bread, ranch beans, coleslaw, bread pudding, and deep-fried pickles and Oreos, and you won't leave hungry.
520-722-4302
6910 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
hogpitsmokehouse.com
WA,S,OD,LE,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $–$$

Jerry Bob's Restaurant

American
For the ultimate in breakfast favorites, pull up a chair at one of the city's most popular a.m. hot spots. "Smiles are served daily" along with a kids' menu and ever-changing specials. Other options include high stacks of buckwheat and banana-nut pancakes.
520-807-5717, 2680 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-326-0301, 5028 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-721-8888, 7885 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-319-5642, 3601 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-878-9360, 7939 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-579-7177, 8300 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-298-5680, 7699 E. Speedway Blvd.
myjerrybobs.com, jerrybobsaz.com
WA,B,All $

Jonathan's Cork

Regional American/Southwestern
Award-winning chef/owner Jonathan Landeen presents great food in a casual Southwestern setting. Enjoy Angus beef, buffalo, ostrich, seafood, and fresh fish on the patio. A delightful wine list, homemade desserts, and espresso. Catering available.
520-296-1631
6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
jonathanscork.com
WA,S,Res,OD,HH,OL,AE,MC,V $$$-$$$$

Liv Café

Café
A serene setting with healthful food and a knowledgeable staff welcomes guests to this intimate bistro. The colorful courtyard of St. Philip's Plaza comes to life as you sit on the patio while dining on such delights as caprese sandwiches made with heirloom tomatoes and oatmeal slow-cooked in apple cider.
520-638-5786
4340 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 164
livtucson.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,B,Wi-Fi,AE,MC,V $

Lookout Bar & Grille

American/Grill
This Foothills gathering place at Westward Look Resort features "American Fare with Western Flair," specialty drinks, an easygoing atmosphere, and stunning views of downtown. Happy hour Mon.–Fri., 4–6 p.m.
520-297-1151
245 E. Ina Rd.
westwardlook.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,All $$

Lotus Garden

Asian
The Wong family serves up traditional Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine in a contemporary and elegant atmosphere. Specialties include Lotus Blossom, walnut glazed shrimp, and moo shu vegetables. Head home with more than a take-out box after a trip through the gift shop.
520-298-3351
5975 E. Speedway Blvd.
lotusgarden.com
WA,S,Res,OD,All $-$$

Luke's Italian Beef

Italian
This Chicago-based, family-operated restaurant specializes in Chicago-style hot dogs, Polish sausages, and foot-long subs. Try their famous Italian roast beef sandwich—Italian sausage on French bread with grilled sweet peppers, onions, and Luke's homemade hot sauce.
520-747-8399, 1615 S. Alvernon Way; 520-888-8066, 101 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; 520-321-9236, 4444 E. Grant Rd.; 520-877-7897, 6741 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-795-6060, 2645 E. Speedway Blvd.
WA,S,OD,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

Mexican
For more than 50 years, this family-owned favorite has treated guests to an irresistible variety of authentic dishes. These include tender pork carnitas, spicy chicken poblano, and blue-corn enchiladas. And be sure to sample the award-winning Margarita de Macayo. Open for lunch and dinner.
520-742-2141, 7360 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-722-8090, 7040 E. Broadway Blvd.
macayo.com
WA,Res,HH,All $

Magpies Gourmet Pizza

Italian
Locals have voted the pies from this homegrown establishment Best in Tucson for 21 years and counting. Fresh and delicious specialty pizzas include the Godfather, Chicken Picante, and Juan Carlos Pesto. Also on the menu: calzones, subs, wings, salads, and desserts.
520-297-2712, 7315 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-628-1661, 605 N. 4th Ave.; 520-751-9949, 105 S. Houghton Rd.; 520-572-4300, 8295 N. Cortaro Rd.
magpiespizza.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Nimbus Brewing Company

Brewery
A Tucson staple, this brewery satisfies your taste for great ale. Made in state-of-the-art facilities, these microbrews have been a favorite since 1996. Try beer-battered appetizers or the homemade Mexican food paired with one of 6 signature ales.
520-745-9175, 3850 E. 44th St., Ste. 138; 520-269-6309, 6464 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
nimbusbeer.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

North Italian Farmhouse

Italian
The modern Italian menu features fresh takes on grilled and roasted specialties from the wood-fired oven, plus unique antipasti, artful pastas, gourmet pizzas, seasonal fish, and an excellent wine list. Casual and hip for lunch, dinner, or happy hour, with amazing city views.
520-299-1600
2995 E. Skyline Dr.
foxrc.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,OL,BR,All $$$$

Om Modern Asian Kitchen

Asian/Pacific Rim
The decor may be minimalist, but there's nothing simple about the food at this upscale Asian-fusion restaurant. The kumquat duck breast is a local favorite, and the sushi bar offers such creative rolls as the Gocha-Gocha and Chin-Chin, both featuring spicy tuna.
520-299-7815
1765 E. River Rd.
om-az.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,OL,BR,All $$–$$$

P. F. Chang's China Bistro

Asian
This restaurant combines a unique blend of traditional Chinese cuisine and inviting American hospitality in an upbeat bistro setting. A menu featuring fresh, high-quality ingredients is made to order by highly trained chefs and served family style. Try the lettuce wraps, Mongolian beef, or Chang's Spicy Chicken.
520-615-8788
1805 E. River Rd., Ste. 100
pfchangs.com
WA,Res,OD,OL,All $$-$$$

Panda House Stir-Fry

Asian
Tucson's healthy choice. A cooked-to-order, stir-fry buffet featuring fresh broccoli; mushrooms; cilantro; bok choy; choice of beef, chicken, or pork; and more, all prepared fresh with no oil.
520-744-6200
3725 W. Ina Rd., Ste. 110
WA,Res,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Piazza Gavi

Italian
La locanda degli amici (the place where friends gather) is the slogan of this Southern Italian restaurant and coffeehouse. Specialty pizzas with hand-tossed thin crust include spicy Etna (serrano chiles, pepperoncini, and pepperoni) and Greek baby clam. For dessert, savor chocolate-dipped cannoli, tiramisu, and more.
520-577-1099
5415 N. Kolb Rd.
gavicucina.com
WA,OD,LE,HH,OL,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$$

Pinnacle Peak Restaurant

American/Grill
Specialty is mesquite-broiled Cowboy Steak. Authentic Western atmosphere for more than 40 years. No ties allowed! In Trail Dust Town, featuring distinctive shops, Wild West stunt shows, train rides, vintage carousel, Museum of the Horse Soldier, arcade, and Savoy Opera House banquet facility.
520-296-0911
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
pinnaclepeaktucson.com
WA,OD,LE,All $$

Putney's

American
This popular sports bar, serving all-American favorites, was voted Best Sports Bar Menu and Best Burgers by locals. A great selection of deli-style sandwiches and kids' meals, plus 46 TVs and multiple satellite dishes. Enjoy happy hour and off-track betting, as well as pool tables and other games.
520-575-1767
6090 N. Oracle Rd.
putneyssportsbar.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Ra Sushi Bar Restaurant

Asian/Pacific Rim
In a rich and vibrant setting, Ra combines freshly prepared sushi and Japanese-fusion dishes in an upbeat, energetic atmosphere. The result is a place that is both unpretentious and fashionable. "It's more fun in the Ra."
520-615-3970
2905 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 289
rasushi.com
WA,OD,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Renee's Organic Oven

Italian
Fresh ingredients plus unusual recipes make this pizzeria an instant favorite. Spice things up with a Middle East or Thai red curry pie. Serving up homemade organic sauces, pastas, desserts, and made-to-order salads.
520-886-0484
7065 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
reneesorganicoven.com
WA,Res,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Ric's Cafe

Café
An American café featuring healthful pastas, fresh seafood, great steaks, and bountiful salads. A beautiful patio features palm trees, a fountain, and a running brook. Live jazz every Fri. and Sat. night under the stars. Sunday brunch 8 a.m.-2 p.m., early-bird dinner 4-6 p.m. Happy hour daily 4 p.m.-close.
520-577-7272
5605 E. River Rd. #121
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Risky Business

American/Grill
Exciting sports bar and restaurant featuring steaks, ribs, pasta, pizza, seafood, and dessert specialties. Huge on-tap and bottled beer selection, full wine list. Seventeen TVs, with a full range of satellite and cable sports channels, make this a sports haven for fans of every type.
520-577-0021, 6866 E. Sunrise Dr.; 520-749-8555, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-584-1610, 250 S. Craycroft Rd.
riskybusinesstucson.com
WA,S,OD,HH,OL,All $$

Sachiko Sushi

Japanese
An intimate and upscale restaurant offering a complete Japanese menu and sushi bar. Voted one of America's top restaurants by Zagat Survey. In addition to fresh sushi, popular entrées include tempura, beef and chicken teriyaki, and traditional rice and noodle dishes.
520-886-7000, 1101 N. Wilmot Rd.; 520-741-1000, 3210 E. Valencia Rd.
sachikosushitucson.com
WA,Res,OD,All $$-$$$

Saffron Indian Bistro

Indian
Fusing authentic North Indian cuisine with a modern, upscale atmosphere, Saffron Indian Bistro provides a unique dining experience. Flavorful house specialties include saffron shrimp, lamb chops, and chicken tikka masala. Also serving an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.
520-742-9100
7607 N. Oracle Rd. #101
saffronaz.com
Res,OD,LE,HH,All $$

Sakura Teppan Steak & Seafood

Asian
One of the most popular sushi bars in town. Enjoy excellent seafood, as well as steak and chicken teppan cooked to order on a teppanyaki grill. Sports bar, live music nightly, heated patio, and happy hour every day from 4 to 8 p.m. Voted "Best Japanese Restaurant."
520-298-7777
6534 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
sakura.tritigerdemo.com
S,OD,LE,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Savaya Coffee Market

Café
Hand-selected beans from organic farms around the world are roasted daily in this popular café. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup with friends, or purchase some to take home. Also look for educational classes and equipment for the ultimate coffee connoisseur. Some locations also offer organic cookies, cakes, and other coffeehouse goodies.
520-747-3200
5350 E. Broadway Blvd. #174; 12120 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Ste. 192; La Enacantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.
savayacoffee.com
WA,Wi-Fi,All $

Shlomo & Vito's New York Delicatessen

Deli
Until this chic eatery opened,"fuggedaboudit" was the reply when looking for an authentic New York-style deli in Tucson. Shlomo & Vito's impressively serves everything from pastrami and corned beef sandwiches to matzo ball soup, brisket, and potato latkes. Eat in or purchase something from the full deli case.
520-529-3354
2870 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 120
shlomoandvitos.com
WA,OD,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$$

Sir Veza's Taco Garage

Mexican
Go Speed Racer! Make this hot-rod-themed restaurant your next pit stop. It touts inexpensive Mexican favorites, such as 25+ varieties of tacos, tamales, and enchiladas, as well as burgers, wings, beer, and margaritas. The 17 HDTVs and 2 patios combine for a popular place to cool off
520-323-8226, 4699 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-888-8226, 220 W. Wetmore Rd.
sirvezas.com
WA,Res,OD,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Skybox Restaurant and Sports Bar

American/Grill
This sports bar scores high with its large, varied menu. Choose from bacon-wrapped shrimp and lahvosh crisps to burgers, sandwiches, and salads. Build your own steak dinner by choosing the cut, toppings, potatoes, and sides—all while watching a game or enjoying the spectacular city view.
520-529-7180
5605 E. River Rd., Ste. 131, 520-296-5752
skyboxrestaurant.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $–$$$

Sullivan's Steakhouse

American/Grill
Hand-cut steaks, fresh seafood, chilled martinis, and an award-winning wine list with more than 400 selections in a 1940s Chicago-style steakhouse. The bar is a destination of its own, with live jazz. Enjoy dinner and music under the stars on the patio with a fireplace.
520-299-4275
1785 E. River Rd.
sullivanssteakhouse.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,HH,OL,All $$$$

Tanque Verde Ranch

Continental
Historic guest ranch nestled in the foothills of the Rincon Mountains. Fabulous lunch buffets, gourmet dinners in the dining room, and outdoor barbecues featuring mesquite-grilled steaks and Western entertainment. Reservations required.
520-296-6275
14301 E. Speedway Blvd.
tanqueverderanch.com
Res,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$–$$$$

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

Italian
Like a comfortable neighborhood trattoria, Tavolino specializes in simple, elegant food. The menu features Northern Italian cuisine, including fresh salads, homemade pastas, succulent rotisserie meats, and luscious desserts. Open for lunch and dinner Mon.–Sat.
520-531-1913
2890 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 100
tavolinoristorante.com
WA,Res,HH,OD,All $$$

Tino's Pizza

Italian
A weekly stop for pizza-lovin' locals. Homemade hand-tossed pizza, outrageous meatball grinders, fresh garden salads, and awesome calzones. Famous for their "works" and classic "white" pizzas. Tino's has been a traditional family-owned pizzeria since 1984. Beer and wine available.
520-296-9656
6610 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
tinospizza.com
WA,HH,AE,MC,V $

Trattoria Pina

Italian
Bringing a touch of Italy to Tucson, with daily specials, fresh homemade focaccia, innovative pasta dishes, seafood, chicken, veal, and gourmet pizzas from a wood-burning oven. Full bar. Children's menu. Take-out and catering available.
520-577-6992
5541 N. Swan Rd.
trattoriapina.com
WA,S,Res,OD,LE,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Union Public House

American
Experience comfort food at its finest. Sunday brunch offerings include homemade doughnut holes and a Bloody Mary bar, while mussels, soft-shell crab BLTs, and house-smoked pork chops entice diners from noon 'til night. With 30 beers on tap, it's also the perfect place for happy hour or drinks with friends.
520-329-8575
4340 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 103
uniontucson.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,BR,All $$$

Viv's Café

Café/Bistro
Resting at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this down-home café offers breakfast and lunch daily in a fast-paced, friendly atmosphere. Specialties include creative omelettes and Belgian waffles, as well as homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
520-760-8622
8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #361
WA,OD,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Yokohama Asian Express

Asian
A healthy alternative to the standard burger-and-fries fast food, this long-standing local chain serves up a variety of quick and tasty Japanese dishes. Favorites from the menu include beef and broccoli, barbecue pork, and the ever-popular teriyaki chicken bowl.
520-296-2115, 210 N. Pantano Rd.; 520-573-3300, 655 W. Valencia Rd.
yokohamaasianexpress.com
WA,OD,MC,V $

Zinburger

American/Grill
Mouthwatering gourmet burgers with eclectic toppings are offered here, along with salads, creamy hand-dipped milk shakes, and a carefully crafted selection of beer and wine. Menu standouts include the Zinburger, with manchego cheese; and Zinfandel-braised onions, and zucchini fries with Parmesan and ranch. Enjoy the modern interior, full-service bar, and all-season patio.
Joesler Village, 520-299-7799, 1865 E. River Rd.; 520-298-2020, 6390 E. Grant Rd.
foxrc.com
WA,OD,HH,All $$

Zona 78

Italian
Tucson's top-notch destination for artisan pizza, Italian specialties, and an eclectic selection of wines, spirits, and beers. Favorite dishes include the Pizza Boy pizza, Chop-Chop salad, cedar-plank salmon, rigatoni Bolognese. Happy hour Mon.–Sat. 3–6 p.m.; open daily for lunch and dinner.
520-888-7878, 78 W. River Rd.; 520-296-7878, 7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
zona78.com
WA,S,OD,HH,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $–$$

SOUTH

Agave Restaurant

American/Grill
Located in the plaza of the Desert Diamond Casino & Hotel, this eatery specializes in choice prime rib, steaks, seafood, pasta, and salads. Enjoy fun with friends and family next to a big-name entertainment concert venue and gaming casino. Open daily 11 a.m.–9 p.m.
520-393-2720 (Sahuarita)
I-19 and Pima Mine Rd.
desertdiamondcasino.com
WA,Res,OD,B,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

An Del Sol

Asian
Find one of Tucson's most comprehensive Chinese and sushi offerings at this contemporary restaurant in Casino Del Sol Resort. From teppan specials loaded with seafood to creative sushi rolls such as the Mt. Lemmon roll, you'll feel like you've won the food jackpot.
520-838-7177
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
casinodelsol.com
WA,Res,LE,OL,All $$$

Baggin's

Deli
These popular gourmet sandwich shops have won local "Best Sandwich" awards for the past several years. The combination of great homemade food and a fun Southwestern atmosphere makes Baggin's a hot spot for the lunch crowd.
520-547-2839, 11015 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-327-4342, 2741 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-305-3922, 5420 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-8878, 6342 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-792-1344, 33 N. Stone Ave.; 520-917-5070, 3191 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-327-1611, 1800 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
bagginsgourmet.com
WA,OD,AE,MC,V $

Birrieria Guadalajara

Mexican
Grab a taste of Mexico at this no-frills taco stand in South Tucson. Local favorites include the torta cubana (Cuban sandwich), huevos rancheros, and menudo (tripe stew), but the extensive menu also offers more adventurous options such as tongue tacos.
520-624-8020
304 E. 22nd St.
OD,B $

BK Carne Asada & Hot Dogs

Mexican
This friendly, hole-in-the-wall eatery not only serves up a menu full of authentic Mexican favorites such as tacos and burritos, but also specializes in the Sonoran hot dog—an all-beef frank wrapped in bacon and smothered with onions, tomatoes, beans, and more.
520-207-2245, 2680 N. 1st Ave.; 520-295-0105, 5118 S. 12th Ave.
bktacos.com
HH,OL,B,MC,V $-$$

Bread and Butter Café

Café
One step inside this popular café and you'll realize you've found a little slice of heaven. The menu features comfort-food favorites such as pork chops, meat loaf, and chicken-fried steak. And no meal here is complete without a slice of the freshly baked pie.
520-327-0004
4231 E. 22nd St.
breadandbuttercafetucson.com
B,MC,V $

Bruegger's

Café
What began more than 20 years ago as a humble bagelry has evolved into a full-fledged café chain, serving everything from coffee and bagels to wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads. For breakfast, the fresh-baked bagels come topped with one of 13 cream cheese flavors. Herby Turkey is a lunch favorite.
520-206-0002, 1 W. Congress St.; 520-325-4567, 1064 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-323-0033, 3843 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-0651, 11165 N. La Cañada Dr., Ste. 161; 520-745-0800, 6165 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-885-0123, 7127 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-529-7424, 5665 N. Swan Rd.; 520-292-1111, 88 W. River Rd.; 520-531-9615, 7320 N. La Cholla Blvd.
brueggers.com
WA,OD,B,AE,MC,V $

Crossroads Restaurant

Mexican/Seafood
Tucsonans are proud of their authentic Mexican eateries, and Crossroads doesn't disappoint. The traditional Sonoran decor makes eating in a delight, or call ahead and get a meal to go. Enjoy tacos, burritos, chimichangas, and more, or try the succulent seafood dishes, including garlic shrimp and seafood soups.
520-624-0395
2602 S. 4th Ave.
Res,LE,HH,OL,B,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Dakota

American/Grill
Enjoy an array of fresh menu items, including seasonal fish specials daily, creative salads, plenty of vegetarian selections, and a number of favorites in a casual, yet upscale and fun atmosphere. Patio dining available, full bar and interesting wine list. Seasonal entertainment on the patio.
520-298-7188
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
dakotacafeandcatering.com
WA,Res,OD,BR,All $$$

Don Pedro's

Peruvian
Explore the flavors of South America with Don Pedro's many authentic Peruvian dishes, including fried yucca root and fresh flounder marinated in a housemade special sauce. Wash it down with a unique regional beverage, like Chicha Morada, made from purple corn.
520-209-1740
3386 S. 6th Ave.
donpedrosperuvianbistro.com
WA,Res,LE,HH,Wi-Fi,Dis,MC,V $

Eegee's

Deli
As Tucson's hometown sub shop, Eegee's is famous for its unique frozen fruit drinks and signature sandwiches, including the Eegee Grinder. Salads, fries, chili, kids' meals, and hot, soft pretzels round out the menu.
520-888-7933, 3872 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-1983, 6210 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-3727, 7911 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-4599, 7110 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-325-9901, 2470 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-320-0416, 3806 E. Grant Rd.; 520-885-1803, 6810 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-622-2000, 1400 N. Stone Ave.; 520-881-3280, 2510 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-296-1013, 5601 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-620-1720, 1209 W. St. Mary's Rd.; 520-885-8502, 7102 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-733-7977, 8320 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-790-2446, 1105 S. Craycroft Rd.; 520-571-1666, 1875 S. Alvernon Way; 520-721-9310, 7235 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-294-8111, 1758 E. Irvington Rd.; 520-746-0960, 401 W. Valencia Rd.; 520-807-4313, 3250 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-792-1470, 2100 W. Grant Rd.; 520-792-1828, 3743 S. 12th Ave.; 520-572-4720, 8160 N. Courtney Page Way
eegees.com
AE,Dis,MC,V $

El Güero Canelo

Mexican
Sample fine Sonoran cuisine in a lively setting, complete with an open patio and live mariachi music on Sun. The menu features such classic favorites as quesadillas and carne asada, as well as more unusual flavors—including Sonoran hot dogs. Complete your meal with a serving of creamy flan.
520-295-9005, 5201 S. 12th Ave.; 520-882-8977, 2480 N. Oracle Rd., 520-790-6000, 5802 E. 22nd St.
elguerocanelo.com
WA,OD,LE,OL,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $

El Torero

Mexican
A fun fiesta of a restaurant, this eatery boasts such Mexican favorites as beef and chicken tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. For a little variety, sample the La Bandera plate, which combines 3 different enchiladas. Amid the colorful flowers and pictures of bullfighters, you'll feel as if you've traveled to Mexico.
520-622-9534
231 E. 26th St.
WA,MC,V $

Festa International Buffet

Continental
Indulge with cuisine from around the world at Festa International Buffet where live cooking stations showcase traditional favorites in upscale ambiance. Visit for endless pasta, the seafood buffet every Thursday, Saturday Steaknight, or Sunday brunch complete with mimosas.
855-765-7829
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
casinodelsol.com
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Golden Corral

American
Sit down to a feast at this large buffet-style restaurant, which features fresh salads, vegetables, fish, and a minimum of 10 meats on the hot bar. Try the family-style pot roast and homemade mashed potatoes. The in-house bakery offers desserts made from scratch.
520-512-0088, 4380 E. 22nd St.; 520-806-0088, 6385 S. Midvale Park Rd.; 520-544-0350, 6865 N. Thornydale Rd.
tucsongoldencorral.com
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Gus Balon's Restaurant

American
Voted one of America's best by Gourmet magazine, this local spoon has been whipping up award-winning cinnamon rolls, homemade breads, soups, and monster pies since 1965. Breakfast served all day. Open Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
520-747-7788
6027 E. 22nd. St.
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Jerry Bob's Restaurant

American
For the ultimate in breakfast favorites, pull up a chair at one of the city's most popular a.m. hot spots. "Smiles are served daily" along with a kids' menu and ever-changing specials. Other options include high stacks of buckwheat and banana-nut pancakes.
520-807-5717, 2680 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-326-0301, 5028 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-721-8888, 7885 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-319-5642, 3601 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-878-9360, 7939 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-579-7177, 8300 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-298-5680, 7699 E. Speedway Blvd.
myjerrybobs.com, jerrybobsaz.com
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Las Brasas

Mexican
Serving up freshness daily, from the mesquite-coal-cooked carne asada to the charro-style beans and rice. Try a Sonoran-style hot dog or la torta sandwich, but don't forget the tres leches cake or flan for dessert. Family-owned since 1993, Las Brasas is flavorful and comfortable al mismo tiempo.
520-881-6077
2928 E. 22nd St.
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Le Cave's Bakery

Bakery
Famous for its potato-glazed doughnuts—comparable to none—and its airbrushed photo cakes, this neighborhood treasure has been around since 1935. Stop in and choose from a tempting selection of pastries, cakes, and cream desserts.
520-624-2561
1219 S. 6th Ave.
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Los Nopales

Mexican
Here, meals are a family affair. Father and son man the kitchen, while cousins greet diners and serve as waitstaff. Family-owned for 10 years, this intimate eatery boasts traditional favorites, like enchiladas, chiles rellenos, chimichangas, fajitas, huevos rancheros, and a breakfast special made with dried beef, eggs, tomatoes, and scallions.
520-883-5353
3051 S. Kinney Rd.
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Lucky Wishbone

American
Ask any Tucson native about this order-at-the-counter eatery and they'll probably list it among their favorite local joints. The menu, specializing in all things fried, offers such choices as chicken fingers, steak fingers, fish fingers, and shrimp. And don't forget the side of french fries, creamy coleslaw, and buttery Texas toast.
520-294-7607, 5220 S. Nogales Hwy.; 520-327-5679, 4701 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-323-9329, 2545 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-887-9160, 3979 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-296-9008, 990 S. Harrison Rd.; 520-327-0911, 2712 E. 22nd St.; 520-622-2588, 1465 W. Silverlake Rd.
luckywishbone.com
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Luke's Italian Beef

Italian
This Chicago-based, family-operated restaurant specializes in Chicago-style hot dogs, Polish sausages, and foot-long subs. Try their famous Italian roast beef sandwich—Italian sausage on French bread with grilled sweet peppers, onions, and Luke's homemade hot sauce.
520-747-8399, 1615 S. Alvernon Way; 520-888-8066, 101 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; 520-321-9236, 4444 E. Grant Rd.; 520-877-7897, 6741 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-795-6060, 2645 E. Speedway Blvd.
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Mama Louisa's Italian Restaurant

Italian
Sample homemade pastas and aged sauces at this family-owned and -operated restaurant—serving up homemade Italian food since 1956. Enjoy the pasta bar Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 p.m, or try an early evening special. Open 7 days a week.
520-790-4702
2041 S. Craycroft Rd.
mamalouisas.com
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Maria's Cafe

Mexican/American
The Cañez family has served Tucson extensive Mexican/American fare for more than 30 years. Dishes range from huevos rancheros to carne asada to good ol' American burgers. Seven home-cooked soups are served daily, including cazuela, chicken, albondigas, and menudo. Open daily at 9 a.m.
520-620-1465
3530 S. 6th Ave.
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Mariscos Chihuahua

Mexican
For fast, but really great, Mexican food, try this Tucson favorite specializing in seafood. Mariscos serves up tasty shrimp cocktail, ceviche tacos, and fresh seasonal fish. If you're lucky, a mariachi band might stroll through. Some locations offer outdoor dining.
520-623-3563, 1009 N. Grande Ave.; 520-884-3457, 356 E. Grant Rd.; 520-326-1529, 2902 E. 22nd St.; 520-741-0361, 3901 S. 6th Ave.; 520-881-2372, 999 N. Swan Rd.
mariscoschihuahua.com
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Micha's Restaurant

Mexican
In business since 1976, this family-owned Sonoran-style restaurant features 85 different menu items. Try the cocido (vegetable) and albondigas (meatball) soup—made daily, along with the house favorite, machaca (shredded beef) with rice and beans, served with bottomless chips and hot sauce.
520-623-5307
2908 S. 4th Ave.
michascatering.com
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Moby's

American/Grill
Hang 10 at Casino Del Sol Resort's 24-hour diner, featuring all-American fare such as burgers, soups, salads, and blue-plate specials in a fun surf-shop atmosphere. Be sure to try one of the hand-dipped milk shakes made by the friendly staff.
520-838-6549
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
casinodelsol.com
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Nico's Mexican Food

Mexican
Fast food with style. Everything here is prepared in a timely fashion without sacrificing freshness. Menu includes typical Mexican fare—chimichangas, burritos, enchiladas, and the like—all made with fresh ingredients, never canned. Open 24 hours.
520-327-3190, 2965 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-292-9797, 3984 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-2444, 4231 W. Ina Rd.; 520-744-4370, 9665 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-296-5693, 7114 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-290-1799, 7865 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-512-0312, 3910 E. 29th. St.
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Nimbus Brewing Company

Brewery
A Tucson staple, this brewery satisfies your taste for great ale. Made in state-of-the-art facilities, these microbrews have been a favorite since 1996. Try beer-battered appetizers or the homemade Mexican food paired with one of 6 signature ales.
520-745-9175, 3850 E. 44th St., Ste. 138; 520-269-6309, 6464 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
nimbusbeer.com
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PY Steakhouse

American/Grill
The finest cuts of meats, fresh seafood, and an extensive wine list, coupled with outstanding service in an elegant dining room, create a special culinary experience. Winemaker dinners throughout the month introduce guests to boutique vintners and offer a sampling of the kitchen's unique menu selections. Open Tues.-Sat.
520-324-9350
5655 W. Valencia Rd.
casinodelsolresort.com
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Rigo's Mexican Restaurant

Mexican
The irresistible variety of authentic Mexican food at this family-owned South Tucson establishment has attracted many guests and celebrities since its 2000 opening. Specialties include chiles rellenos and shrimp fajitas, and the menu continues to tempt with menudo, chimichangas, flautas, topopos, and enchiladas. Breakfast buffet every day, 6-10:30 a.m.
520-882-9323
2527 S. 4th Ave.
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Sachiko Sushi

Japanese
An intimate and upscale restaurant offering a complete Japanese menu and sushi bar. Voted one of America's top restaurants by Zagat Survey. In addition to fresh sushi, popular entrées include tempura, beef and chicken teriyaki, and traditional rice and noodle dishes.
520-886-7000, 1101 N. Wilmot Rd.; 520-741-1000, 3210 E. Valencia Rd.
sachikosushitucson.com
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Steak House, The

American/Grill
Take a break from blackjack and enjoy dinner at this Desert Diamond Casino restaurant. The comfortable dining room invites guests to try the restaurant's filet mignon or vegetable-skewered beef tips for dinner, or steak sandwiches and soups for lunch.
520-294-7777
7350 S. Nogales Hwy.
desertdiamondcasino.com
WA,Res,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$-$$$$

Taqueria Pico de Gallo

Mexican
For a real taste of Mexico, you can't beat this Tucson favorite. While the place may not look like much, dishes such as burritos, carne asada, fish tacos, ceviche, and fresh fruit pico de gallo, keep locals coming back for more.
520-623-8775
2618 S. 6th Ave.
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Yokohama Asian Express

Asian
A healthy alternative to the standard burger-and-fries fast food, this long-standing local chain serves up a variety of quick and tasty Japanese dishes. Favorites from the menu include beef and broccoli, barbecue pork, and the ever-popular teriyaki chicken bowl.
520-296-2115, 210 N. Pantano Rd.; 520-573-3300, 655 W. Valencia Rd.
yokohamaasianexpress.com
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EAST

Arizona Pizza Company

Italian
Enjoy grown-up fun with pool tables, video games, and a full bar—and sample some grown-up food here, too. Healthy pizza toppings include artichoke hearts, broccoli, spinach, and zucchini. Also find salads, sandwiches, and wings.
520-514-0909, 5855 E. Broadway Blvd. #114; 520-299-7311, 4955 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
azpizzacompany.com
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Baggin's

Deli
These popular gourmet sandwich shops have won local "Best Sandwich" awards for the past several years. The combination of great homemade food and a fun Southwestern atmosphere makes Baggin's a hot spot for the lunch crowd.
520-547-2839, 11015 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-327-4342, 2741 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-305-3922, 5420 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-8878, 6342 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-792-1344, 33 N. Stone Ave.; 520-917-5070, 3191 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-327-1611, 1800 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
bagginsgourmet.com
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Beyond Bread

American/Bakery
Try the fresh-baked feta, spinach, and onion bread, or any of the 20 varieties of breads baked in-house at every bustling location. Huge, delicious sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, and from-scratch pastries are perfect with coffee and espresso. Dine in, take-out, and catering at all 3 locations.
520-322-9965, 3026 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-747-7477, 6260 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-461-1111, 421 W. Ina Rd. #101
beyondbread.com
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Bruegger's

Café
What began more than 20 years ago as a humble bagelry has evolved into a full-fledged café chain, serving everything from coffee and bagels to wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads. For breakfast, the fresh-baked bagels come topped with one of 13 cream cheese flavors. Herby Turkey is a lunch favorite.
520-206-0002, 1 W. Congress St.; 520-325-4567, 1064 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-323-0033, 3843 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-0651, 11165 N. La Cañada Dr., Ste. 161; 520-745-0800, 6165 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-885-0123, 7127 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-529-7424, 5665 N. Swan Rd.; 520-292-1111, 88 W. River Rd.; 520-531-9615, 7320 N. La Cholla Blvd.
brueggers.com
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Brushfire BBQ Co.

American/Grill
You won't find red-and-white-checked tablecloths at this modern barbecue restaurant. The fire-painted walls signify what they do best. From salmon to pork, smoked meats and brisket can be ordered as a meal, by the pound, or on a sandwich, and topped with one of 6 homemade sauces.
520-624-3223
520-624-3223, 2745 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-867-6050, 7080 E. 22nd St.
brushfirebbq.com
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Buddy's Grill

American/Grill
This popular restaurant, which has become a Tucson tradition to many, offers an extensive menu featuring Angus prime rib and steaks, hickory-smoked barbecue, and juicy hamburgers. The wide variety of fresh seafood available daily also proves a big draw. Full bar.
520-881-2226, 7385 S. Houghton Rd.
buddysgrill.com
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Chaco's Café

Mexican
You'll find more than just green-corn tamales and carne asada tacos at this quirky breakfast and lunch café. An extensive salsa selection tops many of the breakfast burritos stuffed with chorizo, machaca, beans, and scrambled eggs, while a healthy serving of menudo provides the ultimate morning-after remedy.
520-790-1828
2027 S. Craycroft Rd.
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Chaco's Café

Mexican
Chaco's, a Sonoran-style café, features an intimate atmosphere with all the comforts of home. Offers breakfast and lunch dishes with a traditional Mexican flair. Specialties include menudo, albóndigas, chorizo and eggs, sour cream chicken enchiladas, and carnitas. And, don't forget the mouth-watering flan for dessert.
520-790-1828
2027 S. Craycroft Rd.
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Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mexican
Start with a soft tortilla. Add cilantro-lime rice, beans, salsa, cheese, and a choice of carnitas, barbacoa, chicken, or steak. Roll it up, and you end up with one of Chipotle's massive burritos. This favorite lunchtime spot, equipped with industrial fixtures, also offers tacos, salads, margaritas, and beer.
520-628-7967, 905 E. University Blvd.; 520-326-1009, 4774 E. Grant Rd.; 520-888-0444, 235 W. Wetmore Rd.520-325-1261, 3055 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-544-3868, 7555 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 520-908-7440, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.
chipotle.com
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Chuy's

Mexican Grill
This relaxed and casual Baja-style restaurant serves marinated and mesquite-grilled Killer Chicken, as well as fajitas, fantastic tacos, nachos, and a great selection of cerveza, in a fun and festive atmosphere. Happy hour 3–6 p.m. Mon.–Fri. Open late on weekends.
520-664-0303, 7585 S. Houghton Rd.; 520-722-5117, 7101 E. 22nd St.
bajachuys.com
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Coco's Bakery Restaurant

American
Family-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the delicious pies or other treats, all baked fresh daily. Open 6 a.m. daily.
520-745-6108, 6095 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-742-2840, 7250 N. Oracle Rd.
cocosbakery.com
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Coffee X Change

Café
Locally owned and operated since 1995, this comfortable little eatery serves up coffee and espresso drinks, fresh sandwiches, salads, bagels, and pastries. With lots of tables inside and a large patio, this has become a popular local hangout.
520-751-4739, 6841 E. Camino Principal; 520-327-6783, 2443 N. Campbell Ave.
coffee-x-change.com
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Dao's Tai Pan

Vietnamese/Chinese
This restaurant's decor may be modest, but the menu speaks volumes with its lengthy list of sumptuous Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. House specialties include beef noodle soup, pho tai soup, and Vietnamese crepes. Convenient take-out window for customers on the go.
520-722-0055
446 N. Wilmot Rd.
daostaipans.com
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Eegee's

Deli
As Tucson's hometown sub shop, Eegee's is famous for its unique frozen fruit drinks and signature sandwiches, including the Eegee Grinder. Salads, fries, chili, kids' meals, and hot, soft pretzels round out the menu.
520-888-7933, 3872 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-1983, 6210 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-3727, 7911 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-4599, 7110 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-325-9901, 2470 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-320-0416, 3806 E. Grant Rd.; 520-885-1803, 6810 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-622-2000, 1400 N. Stone Ave.; 520-881-3280, 2510 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-296-1013, 5601 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-620-1720, 1209 W. St. Mary's Rd.; 520-885-8502, 7102 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-733-7977, 8320 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-790-2446, 1105 S. Craycroft Rd.; 520-571-1666, 1875 S. Alvernon Way; 520-721-9310, 7235 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-294-8111, 1758 E. Irvington Rd.; 520-746-0960, 401 W. Valencia Rd.; 520-807-4313, 3250 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-792-1470, 2100 W. Grant Rd.; 520-792-1828, 3743 S. 12th Ave.; 520-572-4720, 8160 N. Courtney Page Way
eegees.com
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El Charro Café/Bar ¡toma!/La Tiendita

Mexican
Since 1922, El Charro Café has featured fine Tucson-style Mexican food in beautiful settings, including the original location in the historic El Presidio neighborhood. Rated "Top 50 Plates in America" by USA Today and seen on the Food Network.
520-622-1922, 311 N. Court Ave.;520-514-1922, 6910 E. Sunrise Dr.; 520-615-1922, 7725 N. Oracle Rd. #101
elcharrocafe.com
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Golden Dragon Restaurant

Asian
The Asian-themed decor and traditional Chinese dishes take diners on a trip to the Orient. With 3 convenient locations, Golden Dragon offers the tried-and-true Chinese favorites, but also serves delicious house specialties such as the Golden Dragon Phoenix and Sizzling Seafood Combination.
520-297-1862, 6433 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-512-1922, 6166 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-299-8088, 4704 E. Sunrise Dr.
goldendragonrest.com
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Good Egg, The

Café
Enjoy great food daily for breakfast and lunch in relaxing country-French decor. Both traditional hearty and healthy "heart smart" menu selections. Many varieties of omelettes, frittatas, whole wheat and buttermilk pancakes, sandwiches, and salads.
520-512-0280, 5350 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-885-4838, 7189 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-795-7879, 4775 E. Grant Rd.
thegoodeggaz.com
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Grandma Tony's Pizza & Wings

Italian
The thick-crust, hand-tossed pizza is made on-site with a variety of fresh toppings from pepperoni to pineapple, green olives to green chiles. Also try the hot meatball subs, breadsticks, and spicy chicken wings. Daily specials and delivery available at both locations.
520-885-7117, 7010 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-886-4461, 7878 E. Wrightstown Rd.
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Great Wall China

Asian
This Chinese-fusion restaurant offers Szechwan- and Mandarin-style cuisine—the traditional Peking duck is a regular favorite. Check out the celebrity photographs on display, featuring everyone from politicians to movie stars.
520-514-8888
2445 S. Craycroft Rd.
gwctucson.com
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Hungry Fox, The

American
With a cross between good Midwestern and Southern meals, the Hungry Fox serves down-home breakfast fare all day, including its famous double-yolk eggs, hotcakes, French toast, and omelettes, along with homemade bread, rolls, and pies. Breakfast specials available. Food served daily until 2 p.m
520-326-2835
4637 E. Broadway Blvd.
thehungryfox.com
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Jerry Bob's Restaurant

American
For the ultimate in breakfast favorites, pull up a chair at one of the city's most popular a.m. hot spots. "Smiles are served daily" along with a kids' menu and ever-changing specials. Other options include high stacks of buckwheat and banana-nut pancakes.
520-807-5717, 2680 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-326-0301, 5028 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-721-8888, 7885 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-319-5642, 3601 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-878-9360, 7939 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-579-7177, 8300 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-298-5680, 7699 E. Speedway Blvd.
myjerrybobs.com, jerrybobsaz.com
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Joe's Crab Shack

Seafood
The playful setting, good food, and upbeat service work magic for all guests. Offering appetizers, hearty gumbos, and crabs—Dungeness crabs, snow crabs, and Alaskan king crabs. Other selections include seafood combinations, salads, sandwiches, pasta, steaks, and chicken. Open daily.
520-751-0050
410 N. Wilmot Rd.
joescrabshack.com
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La Parrilla Suiza

Mexican
Authentic Mexico City cuisine that's a delightful alternative to Sonoran fare. The exquisite cuisine of Mexico City is a world apart from northern Mexican food. The tacos, meat, and cheese dishes are cooked on charcoal or grilled. Also enjoy fresh handmade corn tortillas and authentic salsas.
520-747-4838, 5602 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-624-4300, 2720 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-572-7200, 4250 W. Ina Rd.
laparrillasuiza.com
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La Salsa Fresh Mexican Grill

Mexican
This fast, casual restaurant's "fresh-Mex" taste is showcased in its open kitchens and fresh salsa bar. Winner in numerous "Best Mexican" categories, La Salsa lives up to its "always fresh, always fun" slogan, using no microwaves, can openers, or lard. Specialties include mahimahi-and-shrimp tacos and steak burritos.
520-747-0066, 1021 N. Wilmot Rd.; 520-325-2200, 4861 E. Grant Rd.; 520-326-4040, 3007 E. Speedway Blvd.
lasalsa.com
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Le Buzz Caffe/Bistro

Café
This casual European-style bistro is a neighborhood favorite for cyclists, hikers, and locals, offering house-roasted coffee, Italian espresso drinks, homemade bakery and breakfast items, plus soup, salads, and panini from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
520-749-3903
9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
lebuzzcaffe.com
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Little Anthony's Diner

American/Grill
This 50s-style diner features delicious burgers, sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, daily lunch and dinner specials, and soda-fountain treats. It's fun for the whole family, with a live DJ, hula-hoop and bubble-gum blowing contests, 50s trivia, and the chicken dance. Located next door to The Gaslight Theatre.
520-296-0456
7010 E. Broadway Blvd.
littleanthonysdiner.com
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Lucky Wishbone

American
Ask any Tucson native about this order-at-the-counter eatery and they'll probably list it among their favorite local joints. The menu, specializing in all things fried, offers such choices as chicken fingers, steak fingers, fish fingers, and shrimp. And don't forget the side of french fries, creamy coleslaw, and buttery Texas toast.
520-294-7607, 5220 S. Nogales Hwy.; 520-327-5679, 4701 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-323-9329, 2545 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-887-9160, 3979 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-296-9008, 990 S. Harrison Rd.; 520-327-0911, 2712 E. 22nd St.; 520-622-2588, 1465 W. Silverlake Rd.
luckywishbone.com
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Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

Mexican
For more than 50 years, this family-owned favorite has treated guests to an irresistible variety of authentic dishes. These include tender pork carnitas, spicy chicken poblano, and blue-corn enchiladas. And be sure to sample the award-winning Margarita de Macayo. Open for lunch and dinner.
520-742-2141, 7360 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-722-8090, 7040 E. Broadway Blvd.
macayo.com
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Magpies Gourmet Pizza

Italian
Locals have voted the pies from this homegrown establishment Best in Tucson for 21 years and counting. Fresh and delicious specialty pizzas include the Godfather, Chicken Picante, and Juan Carlos Pesto. Also on the menu: calzones, subs, wings, salads, and desserts.
520-297-2712, 7315 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-628-1661, 605 N. 4th Ave.; 520-751-9949, 105 S. Houghton Rd.; 520-572-4300, 8295 N. Cortaro Rd.
magpiespizza.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros

Italian
What makes Mama's famous? The size of its pies. An individual slice is enough to feed two people, and its family-size pizza could easily feed 10. In case that's not enough, Mama's also serves a variety of tasty salads, pastas, and calzones, as well as homemade cheesecake. Catering available.
520-319-8856, 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-750-1919, 6996 E. 22nd St.; 520-297-3993, 7965 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-751-4600, 50 S. Houghton Rd.
mamasfamous.com
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Millie's Pancake Haus

German
Specialties of the house are German-style pancakes and waffles. A variety of delicious pancakes made from Millie's own recipes, served in a quaint, charming atmosphere. Also, a variety of omelettes and waffles, as well as luncheon specials.
520-298-4250
6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
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Mimi's Café

American/Grill
Mimi's Café offers American favorites in a lively French New Orleans atmosphere. Enjoy jazzy entrée selections for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, from eggs Benedict to homemade soups to fresh market fish. Try the blue crab cakes with citrus remoulade sauce. Full beer and wine menu.
520-690-9544, 4420 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-747-7273, 120 S. Wilmot Rd.
mimiscafe.com
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Neo Malaysian Kitchen

Malaysian
This contemporary Asian eatery serves unique Malaysian cuisine such as the house special—a clay pot filled with vegetables, tofu, and four types of meat and seafood in a spicy dark sauce. Also try the Chilean sea bass in a lemongrass, turmeric, and coconut-cream sauce.
520-747-7811
6133 E. Broadway Blvd.
neomelaka.com
WA,Res,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$-$$$$

New Delhi Palace

Indian
Tucson's first authentic, award-winning Indian restaurant specializing in a wide variety of vegetarian, meat, and seafood dishes. Try the popular chicken tikka masala in a spicy cream sauce, or opt for the lunch buffet offered daily. Full bar with 35 brands of beers from around the world.
520-296-8585
6751 E. Broadway Blvd.
newdelhipalacetucson.com
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Nico's Mexican Food

Mexican
Fast food with style. Everything here is prepared in a timely fashion without sacrificing freshness. Menu includes typical Mexican fare—chimichangas, burritos, enchiladas, and the like—all made with fresh ingredients, never canned. Open 24 hours.
520-327-3190, 2965 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-292-9797, 3984 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-2444, 4231 W. Ina Rd.; 520-744-4370, 9665 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-296-5693, 7114 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-290-1799, 7865 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-512-0312, 3910 E. 29th. St.
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Paradise Bakery & Café/Panera Bread

Café
If your idea of paradise includes an impressive selection of fresh-baked muffins, cookies, and breads; gourmet sandwiches; hearty salads; and comforting soups, this café has it covered. For some zing, try the Southwestern chicken sandwich with jicama, cheese spread, and green chile, followed by warm chocolate chip cookies.
520-882-5003, 845 N. Park Ave.; 520-888-0940, 4362 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-327-2013, 4821 E. Grant Rd.; 520-514-9470, 6129 E. Broadway Blvd.
www.paradisebakery.com
panerabread.com
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Poco & Mom's Restaurant

Mexican
This neighborhood favorite features an eclectic menu of New Mexican dishes. Sample anything from chiles rellenos, enchiladas, and green-chile pork stew to homemade sopaipillas. Don't miss the house specialty—fresh red and green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico—a must-try for any visitor.
520-325-7044
1060 S. Kolb Rd.
pocoandmoms.com
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Risky Business

American/Grill
Exciting sports bar and restaurant featuring steaks, ribs, pasta, pizza, seafood, and dessert specialties. Huge on-tap and bottled beer selection, full wine list. Seventeen TVs, with a full range of satellite and cable sports channels, make this a sports haven for fans of every type.
520-577-0021, 6866 E. Sunrise Dr.; 520-749-8555, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-584-1610, 250 S. Craycroft Rd.
riskybusinesstucson.com
WA,S,OD,HH,OL,All $$

Savaya Coffee Market

Café
Hand-selected beans from organic farms around the world are roasted daily in this popular café. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup with friends, or purchase some to take home. Also look for educational classes and equipment for the ultimate coffee connoisseur. Some locations also offer organic cookies, cakes, and other coffeehouse goodies.
520-747-3200
5350 E. Broadway Blvd. #174; 12120 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Ste. 192; La Enacantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.
savayacoffee.com
WA,Wi-Fi,All $

Shish Kebab House

Middle Eastern
Showcasing authentic dishes with Jordanian influences, this restaurant is best known for its hummus and shish kebabs. But with more than 100 items on the menu, guests can always find something new. Friendly owners and a knowledgeable staff explain the unfamiliar dishes.
520-745-5308
5855 E. Broadway Blvd. #118
WA,Res,OD,LE,AE,DC,MC,V $-$$$

Tony's NY Style Italian Deli

Deli
Walk into Tony's and take a trip to New York. Try the handmade sausage, ravioli, manicotti, lasagna, and the "best red sauce" in the West. Taste the deli subs, salads, eggplant, shrimp scampi, and the East Coast clams with a New York accent.
520-747-0070
6219 E. 22nd St.
tonysitaliandelitucson.com
WA,S,OD,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Tucson McGraw's Original Cantina

American
Specialties are barbecued ribs, tri-tip, steaks, and burgers. Southwestern casual dining with spectacular countryside views. Patio dining and entertainment, serving private parties and groups from 6 to 60.
520-885-3088
4110 S. Houghton Rd.
tucsonmcgraws.com
WA,S,OD,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$-$$$

Vistas Bar & Grille

Regional American/Southwestern
Comfortable dining with great food and service. Specializing in regional favorites, such as the Tamale Trilogy, fire-roasted chicken, all-American sliders, and beef tenderloin. A new private dining area—with room for 100 people—offers spectacular views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.
520-721-5600
7600 E. Broadway Blvd.
hiltontucsoneast.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,B,BR,Wi-Fi,All $$

Yokohama Asian Express

Asian
A healthy alternative to the standard burger-and-fries fast food, this long-standing local chain serves up a variety of quick and tasty Japanese dishes. Favorites from the menu include beef and broccoli, barbecue pork, and the ever-popular teriyaki chicken bowl.
520-296-2115, 210 N. Pantano Rd.; 520-573-3300, 655 W. Valencia Rd.
yokohamaasianexpress.com
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Agustín Brasserie

French
This vibrant French bistro, located at Mercado San Agustín, Tucson's first and only public market, blends upscale and casual dining into a unique eating experience. Specialties include seared salmon, trout meunière, and French onion soup. Don't miss the raw bar with shellfish and oysters on the half shell.
520-398-5382
100 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 150
agustinbrasserie.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,OL,BR,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Anita Street Market

Mexican
Located in a neighborhood near downtown Tucson, Anita Street Market is primarily a tortilla factory producing fresh corn and flour tortillas and breads daily. However, this family-owned establishment also serves up delicious Mexican take-out, such as the ever-popular machaca and red-chile burros.
520-882-5280
849 N. Anita Ave.
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B Line, The

Bistro
This quaint restaurant along eclectic Fourth Avenue whips up homemade biscuit sandwiches and stacks of crepe cakes at breakfast. Grilled fish tacos are a popular option for lunch or dinner. Don't leave without trying the famous 4-Berry Pie, featured on Rachael Ray's $40 a Day.
520-882-7575
621 N. 4th Ave.
blinerestaurant.com
HH,B,MC,V $

Baggin's

Deli
These popular gourmet sandwich shops have won local "Best Sandwich" awards for the past several years. The combination of great homemade food and a fun Southwestern atmosphere makes Baggin's a hot spot for the lunch crowd.
520-547-2839, 11015 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-327-4342, 2741 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-305-3922, 5420 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-8878, 6342 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-792-1344, 33 N. Stone Ave.; 520-917-5070, 3191 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-327-1611, 1800 E. Fort Lowell Rd.
bagginsgourmet.com
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Barrio Brewing Company

Pub
This converted warehouse boasts 10–12 brews on tap, including NCAAle—brewed seasonally for Wildcats basketball—and Red Cat Amber. Join UA sports fans here on game days, and enjoy 2–3 seasonal beers on tap. Pair brews with warm spinach dip or carne asada tacos.
520-791-2739
800 E. 16th St.
barriobrewing.com
WA,S,OD,LE,HH,OL,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Beyond Bread

American/Bakery
Try the fresh-baked feta, spinach, and onion bread, or any of the 20 varieties of breads baked in-house at every bustling location. Huge, delicious sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, and from-scratch pastries are perfect with coffee and espresso. Dine in, take-out, and catering at all 3 locations.
520-322-9965, 3026 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-747-7477, 6260 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-461-1111, 421 W. Ina Rd. #101
beyondbread.com
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Bisbee Breakfast Club

Café
You won't miss out on the most important meal of the day at this eatery, which serves breakfast and lunch all week until 3 p.m. Try the Blue Wally Cakes: blueberry-walnut pancakes served with maple syrup.
520-432-5885, 75A Erie St. (Bisbee); 520-579-7495, 4131 W. Ina Rd. (Tucson)
bisbeebreakfastclub.com
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Bluefin Seafood Bistro

Seafood
Bluefin boasts fresh seafood, including lobster, crab legs, oysters, shrimp, and more, for lunch, dinner, and Sunday brunch, which includes chef specialties like blueberry-ricotta pancakes and poached eggs on crab cakes. This comfortable eatery also features an extensive wine list and patio dining.
520-531-8500
7053 N. Oracle Rd.
bluefintucson.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,BR,All $$$-$$$$

Bruegger's

Café
What began more than 20 years ago as a humble bagelry has evolved into a full-fledged café chain, serving everything from coffee and bagels to wraps, sandwiches, soups, and salads. For breakfast, the fresh-baked bagels come topped with one of 13 cream cheese flavors. Herby Turkey is a lunch favorite.
520-206-0002, 1 W. Congress St.; 520-325-4567, 1064 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-323-0033, 3843 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-575-0651, 11165 N. La Cañada Dr., Ste. 161; 520-745-0800, 6165 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-885-0123, 7127 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-529-7424, 5665 N. Swan Rd.; 520-292-1111, 88 W. River Rd.; 520-531-9615, 7320 N. La Cholla Blvd.
brueggers.com
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Café Tremolo

Italian
Music is the theme of this festive eatery, with fresh ingredients, made-to-order meals, and friendly service included on the playlist. Tempt both senses of hearing and taste as live music—from Spanish guitar to blues to classic rock—accompanies specialties of the house: shrimp scampi, chicken pesto, and crème brûlée.
520-742-2999
7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.
cafetremolo.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,AE,Dis,MC,V $–$$

Caffé Torino Ristorante Italiano

Italian
Newly expanded northern Italian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an authentic flair. Specialties include veal, seafood, and homemade pasta. Full bar with Italian and domestic wines. Enjoy dining in the romantic dining room or on the patio overlooking the Santa Catalina Mountains.
520-219-2994 (Oro Valley)
10325 N. La Cañada Dr. #151
caffetorinoorovalley.com
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Casa Sanchez: Mom's Mexican Food

Mexican
Dine in this home-style atmosphere with vibrant Mexican decor and energizing music. The large menu includes spicy green-chile pork burritos, carne asada made any style, and chicken enchiladas with a special red sauce. Or, stop in for a traditional Mexican breakfast.
520-579-2351
8320 N. Thornydale Rd.
WA,B,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar

American/Grill
Look out onto stunning desert views at this Southern-style restaurant at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Golf Club, featuring competition-style barbecue specialties. Try baby-back ribs seasoned with specialty sauces and rubs made in-house, pulled-pork sandwiches, and award-winning carne asada.
520-670-0444
3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
jwmarriottstarrpass.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,All $–$$$$

Cayton's

American
Blending elegance with comfort, Cayton's welcomes diners to a relaxing dining experience. The menu boasts local ingredients in many of its dishes, including the ground-lamb burger and double-chocolate malt. Request a table on the patio to enjoy appetizers and cocktails accompanied by an Arizona sunset.
520-572-3530 (Marana)
6501 Boulder Bridge Pass
ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain
WA,Res,OD,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$-$$$$

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Mexican
Start with a soft tortilla. Add cilantro-lime rice, beans, salsa, cheese, and a choice of carnitas, barbacoa, chicken, or steak. Roll it up, and you end up with one of Chipotle's massive burritos. This favorite lunchtime spot, equipped with industrial fixtures, also offers tacos, salads, margaritas, and beer.
520-628-7967, 905 E. University Blvd.; 520-326-1009, 4774 E. Grant Rd.; 520-888-0444, 235 W. Wetmore Rd.520-325-1261, 3055 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-544-3868, 7555 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 520-908-7440, 5870 E. Broadway Blvd.
chipotle.com
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Coco's Bakery Restaurant

American
Family-style restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Try the delicious pies or other treats, all baked fresh daily. Open 6 a.m. daily.
520-745-6108, 6095 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-742-2840, 7250 N. Oracle Rd.
cocosbakery.com
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Colt's Taste of Texas

American/Grill
Cowboy up to this Western roadhouse for mesquite-grilled T-bone steaks, prime rib, sirloin, and N.Y. strip served up in a relaxed family atmosphere. Enjoy the full-service sports bar during happy hour with drink and appetizer specials, plus 15 TVs and 2 pool tables. Private banquet room available.
520-572-5968
8310 N. Thornydale Rd.
WA,Res,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Core Kitchen & Wine Bar

American/Grill
An open kitchen, unparalleled views, and Accenture Match Play's home course only yards away invite diners to this intimate destination. The Ritz-Carlton's signature restaurant offers up dishes inspired by the Southwest, including sunchoke soup, beef tenderloin and jumbo prawn, and peaches and cream.
520-572-3000
15000 N. Secret Springs Dr.
ritzcarlton.com/dovemountain
WA,S,Res,OD,B,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$$

Coyote Pause

Café
Located just south of the entrance to Tucson Mountain Park, this charming café offers breakfast and lunch Mon.–Sun. and dinner—including a fish fry—on Fri. and Sat. nights. Try the mesquite pancakes, frybread tacos, and Sonoran meat loaf.
520-883-7297
2740 S. Kinney Rd.
coyotepausecafe.com
WA,Res,OD,B,BR,MC,V $–$$

Crying Onion Café

Café
Find real home cookin' with an endless menu of breakfast favorites, such as plate-sized blueberry, chocolate chip, and pecan pancakes; biscuits and gravy; country-fried steak and eggs; and Denver, California, and cowboy omelettes. Lunch options include melts and towering burgers.
520-531-1330
3684 W. Orange Grove Rd.
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Dove Mountain Grill

American
Serving creative twists on classic comfort food, along with a full bar, sunset views, and an award-winning wine list with more than 20 wines by the glass. Crispy calamari, shrimp pasta, short rib stroganoff, veal meat loaf, and housemade gelato and sorbet are part of the ever-changing menu.
520-579-8999 (Marana)
12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Ste. 194
dovemountaingrill.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,All $$$

Dragon Village Restaurant

Asian
Ranked one of the top 100 best Chinese restaurants in the nation, Dragon Village keeps diners coming back with authentic dishes from the owners' native China. Don't miss the popular Mongolian beef or sweet-and-sour pork. Dinner specials for less than $10 come with an entrée and 4 sides.
520-229-0388 (Oro Valley)
12152 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. #180
dragonvillagerestaurant.com
WA,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Eegee's

Deli
As Tucson's hometown sub shop, Eegee's is famous for its unique frozen fruit drinks and signature sandwiches, including the Eegee Grinder. Salads, fries, chili, kids' meals, and hot, soft pretzels round out the menu.
520-888-7933, 3872 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-1983, 6210 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-742-3727, 7911 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-4599, 7110 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-325-9901, 2470 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-320-0416, 3806 E. Grant Rd.; 520-885-1803, 6810 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-622-2000, 1400 N. Stone Ave.; 520-881-3280, 2510 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-296-1013, 5601 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-620-1720, 1209 W. St. Mary's Rd.; 520-885-8502, 7102 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-733-7977, 8320 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-790-2446, 1105 S. Craycroft Rd.; 520-571-1666, 1875 S. Alvernon Way; 520-721-9310, 7235 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-294-8111, 1758 E. Irvington Rd.; 520-746-0960, 401 W. Valencia Rd.; 520-807-4313, 3250 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-792-1470, 2100 W. Grant Rd.; 520-792-1828, 3743 S. 12th Ave.; 520-572-4720, 8160 N. Courtney Page Way
eegees.com
AE,Dis,MC,V $

El Charro Café/Bar ¡toma!/La Tiendita

Mexican
Since 1922, El Charro Café has featured fine Tucson-style Mexican food in beautiful settings, including the original location in the historic El Presidio neighborhood. Rated "Top 50 Plates in America" by USA Today and seen on the Food Network.
520-622-1922, 311 N. Court Ave.;520-514-1922, 6910 E. Sunrise Dr.; 520-615-1922, 7725 N. Oracle Rd. #101
elcharrocafe.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,All $$

El Güero Canelo

Mexican
Sample fine Sonoran cuisine in a lively setting, complete with an open patio and live mariachi music on Sun. The menu features such classic favorites as quesadillas and carne asada, as well as more unusual flavors—including Sonoran hot dogs. Complete your meal with a serving of creamy flan.
520-295-9005, 5201 S. 12th Ave.; 520-882-8977, 2480 N. Oracle Rd., 520-790-6000, 5802 E. 22nd St.
elguerocanelo.com
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El Minuto Cafe

Mexican
In business for more than 70 years and located across from the Tucson Convention Center in Barrio Histórico, El Minuto offers a cozy Sonoran-style atmosphere. Everything is made from scratch. Great carne seca, chiles rellenos, and fruit chimichangas.
520-882-4145
354 S. Main Ave.
elminutocafe.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,All $

El Rio Bakery

Mexican
From huevos rancheros to chile verde, homemade Mexican pastries to fresh flour tortillas, El Rio Bakery, in the heart of Barrio Hollywood, serves up authentic Mexican fare to locals and visitors alike. Look for the sign displaying the colors of the Mexican flag.
520-624-4996
901 N. Grande Ave.
elriobakery.com
WA,S,B, All $

Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails

Southwestern
A desert oasis in northwest Tucson recently unveiled a new dining concept to its sprawling resort grounds—innovative regional fare from locally sourced suppliers. We recommend siding Arizona grass-fed beef with Nimbus-beer-battered onion rings, and pairing with a glass of vino from Echo Canyon Winery.
520-544-1705
10000 N. Oracle Rd.
epazotekitchen.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,All $$–$$$

Famous Dave's

American/Grill
Famous Dave's offers great barbecue and fun, with pit-smoked meats, secret-recipe sauces, and made-from-scratch desserts. Famous Dave's has collected more than 150 national and regional "Best of" awards for BBQ. Dine in, take-out, or have it catered.
520-888-1512
4565 N. Oracle Rd.
famousdaves.com
WA,OD,All $$

Golden Dragon Restaurant

Asian
The Asian-themed decor and traditional Chinese dishes take diners on a trip to the Orient. With 3 convenient locations, Golden Dragon offers the tried-and-true Chinese favorites, but also serves delicious house specialties such as the Golden Dragon Phoenix and Sizzling Seafood Combination.
520-297-1862, 6433 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-512-1922, 6166 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-299-8088, 4704 E. Sunrise Dr.
goldendragonrest.com
WA,Res,AE,Dis,MC,V $-$$

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery

Bistro
The only all gluten-free restaurant in town, this modern bakery encompasses a variety of flavors in its gourmet cupcakes and seasonal selections based on fresh produce.
520-408-9000
5845 N. Oracle Rd.
gourmetgirlsglutenfree.com
WA,OD,B,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Guiseppe's Ristorante Italiano

Italian
A veteran of the local dining scene, Joe Scordato cooks up blue-collar Italian favorites. Delicious menu options include stuffed mushroom appetizers, fettuccine alfredo, and veal stresa, which comes layered with prosciutto and mozzarella. Raise your glass of wine and toast, "Buon Appetito!"
520-505-4187
6060 N. Oracle Rd.
guiseppesaz.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Harvest

Regional American
This intimate, upscale eatery touts a seasonally inspired, contemporary American menu with fresh, local, and domestic ingredients. Choose from a variety of housemade pastas, locally raised beef, and seafood from sustainable fisheries. Lunch and dinner daily; happy hour 3–5:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.–close, and $12 Sunset Menu from 4 to 5:30 p.m.
520-731-1100 (Oro Valley)
10355 N. La Cañada Dr. #141
harvestov.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,All $$-$$$$

Harvest Moon Chinese Cuisine

Asian
Featuring Cantonese, Mandarin, and Szechuan cuisine by chef/owner Quincy Zhang, whose love of cooking began when he was a child. Lunchtime specials range from Moo Goo Gai Pan to Kung Pao, while dinner features mussels in a black bean sauce and orange-peel chicken. Catering and cooking classes available.
520-825-5351 (Oro Valley)
12125 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 105
harvestmoontucson.com
WA,Res,OD,HH,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

Hifalutin

Southwestern/Grill
The atmosphere may be Western/casual, but this ain't your typical cattle-drive fare. Sip a frosty José Cuervo margarita from the full bar while savoring such entrées as the flat-iron rib eye with blue-cheese sauce or the Cattleboss pot roast.
520-297-0518
6780 N. Oracle Rd.
hifalutintucson.com
WA,S,Res,OD,HH,AE,MC,V $$$

Ikkyu

Japanese
Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasures, Ikkyu pays homage to the Japanese Zen Buddhist by the same name. Depicted as eccentric, this monk would be proud of the delicious, inexpensive, and authentic eats here. Bento boxes, rice bowls, and sushi rolls salute the late monk and delight customers.
520-297-9011
2040 W. Orange Grove Rd. #180
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Ironwood Terrace

American
Located at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and offering specialty sandwiches and wraps, made-to-order salads, hand-tossed pizza, burgers and fries, kids' menu, soft drinks, juices, wine, and beer. Serving lunch only. Catering available.
520-883-5705
2021 N. Kinney Rd.
WA,OD,AE,MC,V $-$$

Jason's Deli

Deli
This popular lunch spot and catering company features a large menu, quick service, and generous portions, including sandwiches, a salad bar, stuffed potatoes, and the house specialty—muffulettas. For dessert, enjoy complimentary soft-serve ice cream.
520-407-1100, 4545 N. Oracle Rd. #121
jasonsdeli.com
WA,OD,All $

Jax Kitchen

American
Dine in this intimate, award-winning restaurant featuring comfort food with a distinctly European flair—a tribute to the owners' favorite foods. The seasonal menu includes innovative cocktails and ever-changing desserts, such as red-velvet cake and cookies and milk.
520-219-1235
7286 N. Oracle Rd.
jaxkitchen.com
WA,Res,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$

Jerry Bob's Restaurant

American
For the ultimate in breakfast favorites, pull up a chair at one of the city's most popular a.m. hot spots. "Smiles are served daily" along with a kids' menu and ever-changing specials. Other options include high stacks of buckwheat and banana-nut pancakes.
520-807-5717, 2680 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-326-0301, 5028 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-721-8888, 7885 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-319-5642, 3601 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-878-9360, 7939 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-579-7177, 8300 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-298-5680, 7699 E. Speedway Blvd.
myjerrybobs.com, jerrybobsaz.com
WA,B,All $

La Cocina

Café
Located in the historic Old Town Artisans complex. Offerings include a multicultural menu with local grass-fed beef and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cuisine. The Cantina serves an eclectic selection of wines, local beer, and creative cocktails. Enjoy live music in the beautiful outdoor courtyard while dining under the stars. Catering available.
520-622-0351
201 N. Court Ave.
lacocinatucson.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,HH,B,Wi-Fi,AE,Dis,MC,V $–$$

La Fuente Restaurant

Mexican
Voted a top Mexican restaurant, La Fuente has been a Tucson favorite for more than 50 years. Enjoy live mariachi music in a beautiful setting complete with authentic artifacts. The talented chefs create specials from all regions of Mexico, including mole poblano, pastel Azteca, and delicious margaritas.
520-623-8659
1749 N. Oracle Rd.
lafuenterestaurant.com
WA,Res,LE,HH,BR,AE,Dis,MC,V $$

La Parrilla Suiza

Mexican
Authentic Mexico City cuisine that's a delightful alternative to Sonoran fare. The exquisite cuisine of Mexico City is a world apart from northern Mexican food. The tacos, meat, and cheese dishes are cooked on charcoal or grilled. Also enjoy fresh handmade corn tortillas and authentic salsas.
520-747-4838, 5602 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-624-4300, 2720 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-572-7200, 4250 W. Ina Rd.
laparrillasuiza.com
Res,OD,All $

La Vista Restaurant

American/Grill
Enjoy panoramic city and mountain views and a menu that features a variety of salads, soups, sandwiches, and desserts. The restaurant and lounge are open for lunch 11 a.m.-3 p.m., happy hour 3-6 p.m., and Sunday brunch.
520-544-1980
10555 N. La Cañada Dr.
hiltonelconquistador.com
Res,HH,BR,All $-$$

Las Margaritas

Mexican
Sonoran-style Mexican cuisine. Specialties of the house range from appetizers to complete dinners, complemented by refreshing margaritas served in a relaxed atmosphere. Two convenient locations; the Grant location offers a Sunday brunch.
520-323-9880, 3602 E. Grant Rd.; 520-297-8341, 6011 N. Oracle Rd.
lasmargaritasinc.com
WA,Res,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Legends Bar & Grill

American
Situated only yards away from one of the toughest finishing holes played on the PGA Tour, this upscale sports pub offers a wide selection of microbrews and draft beers to complement its sandwiches, soups, and salads. Challenge friends to billiards, darts, backgammon, or shuffleboard.
520-297-2271
2701 W. Club Dr.
WA,OD,HH,OL,All $$$

Li'l Abner's Steakhouse

American/Grill
Discover the best filets in the city, as well as T-bone, top sirloin, porterhouse, and rib eye; chicken; ribs; homemade cobbler; pecan pie; and ice-cream sundaes. A little out of the way in north Tucson, but more than worth the trip.
520-744-2800
8501 N. Silverbell Rd.
abnersteakhouse.com
WA,Res,OD,LE,AE,Dis,MC,V $$$$

Lucky Wishbone

American
Ask any Tucson native about this order-at-the-counter eatery and they'll probably list it among their favorite local joints. The menu, specializing in all things fried, offers such choices as chicken fingers, steak fingers, fish fingers, and shrimp. And don't forget the side of french fries, creamy coleslaw, and buttery Texas toast.
520-294-7607, 5220 S. Nogales Hwy.; 520-327-5679, 4701 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-323-9329, 2545 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-887-9160, 3979 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-296-9008, 990 S. Harrison Rd.; 520-327-0911, 2712 E. 22nd St.; 520-622-2588, 1465 W. Silverlake Rd.
luckywishbone.com
WA,OD,AE,Dis,MC,V $

Luke's Italian Beef

Italian
This Chicago-based, family-operated restaurant specializes in Chicago-style hot dogs, Polish sausages, and foot-long subs. Try their famous Italian roast beef sandwich—Italian sausage on French bread with grilled sweet peppers, onions, and Luke's homemade hot sauce.
520-747-8399, 1615 S. Alvernon Way; 520-888-8066, 101 E. Fort Lowell Rd.; 520-321-9236, 4444 E. Grant Rd.; 520-877-7897, 6741 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-795-6060, 2645 E. Speedway Blvd.
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Magpies Gourmet Pizza

Italian
Locals have voted the pies from this homegrown establishment Best in Tucson for 21 years and counting. Fresh and delicious specialty pizzas include the Godfather, Chicken Picante, and Juan Carlos Pesto. Also on the menu: calzones, subs, wings, salads, and desserts.
520-297-2712, 7315 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-628-1661, 605 N. 4th Ave.; 520-751-9949, 105 S. Houghton Rd.; 520-572-4300, 8295 N. Cortaro Rd.
magpiespizza.com
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Mama's Famous Pizza & Heros

Italian
What makes Mama's famous? The size of its pies. An individual slice is enough to feed two people, and its family-size pizza could easily feed 10. In case that's not enough, Mama's also serves a variety of tasty salads, pastas, and calzones, as well as homemade cheesecake. Catering available.
520-319-8856, 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-750-1919, 6996 E. 22nd St.; 520-297-3993, 7965 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-751-4600, 50 S. Houghton Rd.
mamasfamous.com
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Mariscos Chihuahua

Mexican
For fast, but really great, Mexican food, try this Tucson favorite specializing in seafood. Mariscos serves up tasty shrimp cocktail, ceviche tacos, and fresh seasonal fish. If you're lucky, a mariachi band might stroll through. Some locations offer outdoor dining.
520-623-3563, 1009 N. Grande Ave.; 520-884-3457, 356 E. Grant Rd.; 520-326-1529, 2902 E. 22nd St.; 520-741-0361, 3901 S. 6th Ave.; 520-881-2372, 999 N. Swan Rd.
mariscoschihuahua.com
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Melting Pot, The

American
Fondue is back! This popular eatery rethinks the retro-culinary concept with inspired results. The menu features salmon, lobster, shrimp, chicken, beef, filet mignon, fresh veggies, and more, accompanied by a variety of specialty sauces and cheeses. And chocolate lovers will be in heaven with the decadent dessert offerings.
520-575-MELT
7395 N. La Cholla Blvd.
meltingpot.com
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Metropolitan Grill

American/Grill
This stylish northwest-side restaurant features an exhibition kitchen that cooks up big-city flavor Tucson-style, with favorites such as wood-fired pizzas, rotisserie prime rib, fresh seafood, steaks, pastas, and entrée salads. Extensive bar and wine list. Private dining and gift certificates available.
520-531-1212
7892 N. Oracle Rd.
metrorestaurants.com
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Michelangelo Ristorante Italiano

Italian
Enjoy regional Italian cuisine that transports you back to the old country. Featuring homemade pasta; a variety of fresh fish, seafood, veal, and chicken dishes; and gourmet desserts—all served in a contemporary, casual atmosphere. Patio dining, banquet rooms, and catering available.
520-297-5775
420 W. Magee Rd.
michelangelotucson.com
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Mimi's Café

American/Grill
Mimi's Café offers American favorites in a lively French New Orleans atmosphere. Enjoy jazzy entrée selections for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, from eggs Benedict to homemade soups to fresh market fish. Try the blue crab cakes with citrus remoulade sauce. Full beer and wine menu.
520-690-9544, 4420 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-747-7273, 120 S. Wilmot Rd.
mimiscafe.com
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Miss Saigon Bar & Grill

Asian
Combining an ambiance of fine dining and a family-friendly atmosphere, this Asian-fusion restaurant brings much to the table. With an emphasis on Vietnamese and Thai food, house dishes include prawns or chicken smothered in a coconut-curry sauce and grilled Cornish hen over fried rice.
520-572-6560
4650 W. Ina Rd.
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Monterey Court Café

Café
Nestled among charming art galleries and shops, the café offers a seasonal menu using local farm-fresh ingredients, including vegetarian, chicken, seafood, and organic beef selections. Enjoy indoor and patio dining, along with live music, in this renovated 1930s motor court along historic Miracle Mile.
520-207-2429
505 W. Miracle Mile
montereycourtaz.com
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Mother Hubbard's Café

Regional American/Southwestern
Spice up your usual breakfast at this longtime westside staple, where the menu ditches typical diner fare for contemporary and flavorful Native American cooking. Try the savory green-corn waffle, or drown your dish in the expansive hot-sauce selection, all made in-house.
520-623-7976
14 W. Grant Rd.
motherhubbardscafe.com
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Mr. An's Teppan Steak & SushI

Japanese
Local restaurateur KC An adds another successful business to his résumé His Tokyo-trained head chef fuses European and Asian ingredients, creating exciting and unique entrées such as seafood-rice bowls and pasta topped with an Asian alfredo sauce.
520-797-0888
6091 N. Oracle Rd.
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Nico's Mexican Food

Mexican
Fast food with style. Everything here is prepared in a timely fashion without sacrificing freshness. Menu includes typical Mexican fare—chimichangas, burritos, enchiladas, and the like—all made with fresh ingredients, never canned. Open 24 hours.
520-327-3190, 2965 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-292-9797, 3984 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-744-2444, 4231 W. Ina Rd.; 520-744-4370, 9665 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-296-5693, 7114 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-290-1799, 7865 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-512-0312, 3910 E. 29th. St.
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Noble Hops Craft Beer + Fine Fare

Pub
Experience breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains while enjoying a seasonal menu featuring unconventional pub fare, such as drunken chicken and lobster cigars. Pair the food with a quality microbrew or any of the more than 115 beers available, 28 on tap.
520-797-4677
1335 W. Lambert Ln.
noblehopspub.com
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Ocotillo Café

Regional American/Southwestern
This seasonal restaurant, located at the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, has a varying menu concentrating on the native Southwestern region. Enjoy the museum's exclusive creations of salads, fish, or grilled meats complemented by the signature cilantro pesto and fresh-baked bread.
520-883-5705
2021 N. Kinney Rd.
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Old Pueblo Grille

Regional American/Southwestern
Voted Best Patio. This stylish hacienda features the richness of both Southwestern and American flavors. Specialties include house-smoked brisket, Angus rib eye, rattlesnake eggs, and margaritas made with your choice of tequila. Enjoy the gorgeous patio with live jazz.
520-326-6000
60 N. Alvernon Way
metrorestaurants.com
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On a Roll

Asian/Pacific Rim
Stop, drop, and roll at this downtown eatery for Southwest-style sushi. Offering an extensive menu featuring specialty rolls, such as the Tucson Cowgirl, stuffed with spicy tuna and yellowtail, and the Sanchez, with jalapeño and eel, as well as other favorites, including Kobe beef burgers and Korean short ribs.
520-622-7655
63 E. Congress St., Ste. 121
onarollsushi.com
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Oregano's Pizza Bistro

Italian
This is no strip-mall pizza chain. The menu boasts pizzeria fare with a twist. From the Chicago-style thin crust to the special marinara sauce, everything is homemade—including the excellent stuffed-chicken-pesto pizza. It's all topped off with great service and a fun atmosphere. Open every day.
520-327-8955, 4900 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-229-9999, 100 W. Orange Grove Rd.
oreganos.com
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Outback Steakhouse

American/Grill
Have a g'day or even a great day at this Australian-themed steakhouse. Try the ever-popular Bloomin' Onion aussie-tizer or Victoria's Crowned filet paired with a spirit from Down Under, including Foster's on tap, bottled Tooheys and Coopers beer, or Black Opal and Little Boomey wine.
520-323-8892, 4871 E. Grant Rd.; 520-531-1231, 2240 W. Ina Rd.
outback.com
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Parish Gastropub

Regional American
The tastes of Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana are fused at this eclectic gastropub. The diverse atmosphere includes funky decor and an equally unique menu. Sample the popular bacon popcorn or Drunken Angel—wine-marinated angel hair pasta, crawfish, and shrimp in a red-pepper cream sauce.
520-797-1233
6453 N. Oracle Rd.
theparishtucson.com
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Pat's Drive-In

American
For authentic 50s drive-in food you can't beat Pat's. This popular local institution serves burgers, of course, but is best known for its chili dogs and homemade fries. Carry out, or if you just can't wait, dig in at one of the picnic tables out front or dine inside.
520-624-0891
1202 W. Niagara St.
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Primo

Mediterranean
James Beard Foundation award-winning Best Chef Melissa Kelly oversees the creation of an ever-changing menu of robust and flavorful fare inspired by the flavors of Italy, Spain, and the South of France, and featuring organic, sustainable, and local ingredients.
520-791-6071
3800 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
primotucson.com
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Romano's Macaroni Grill

Italian
Authentic Italian pasta, veal, steaks, seafood, and pizza. Tables are draped with white linen and covered with white paper so that you can create your own masterpiece with crayons. Italian music and a strolling opera singer add to the unique and casual dining experience. Children's and carryout menus available.
520-790-0177, 5100 E. Broadway Blvd. #163; 520-544-4655, 2265 W. Ina Rd.
macaronigrill.com
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Sauce

Italian
Moderately priced, made-to-order brick-oven pizzas with hand-tossed, original thin, or gluten-free crusts. Menu also includes chopped salads, soups, panini, and pastas, with a selection of beer and wine. Contemporary, comfortable seating and a community dining table. Eat-in or to-go for lunch and dinner.
520-297-8575, 7117 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-514-1122, 5285 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-795-0344, 2990 N. Campbell Ave.
foxrc.com
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Savaya Coffee Market

Café
Hand-selected beans from organic farms around the world are roasted daily in this popular café. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup with friends, or purchase some to take home. Also look for educational classes and equipment for the ultimate coffee connoisseur. Some locations also offer organic cookies, cakes, and other coffeehouse goodies.
520-747-3200
5350 E. Broadway Blvd. #174; 12120 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Ste. 192; La Enacantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr.
savayacoffee.com
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Silver Mine Subs

Deli
You'll need a hard hat and flashlight to dig into the huge assortment of sandwiches offered here. Try the Mother Lode, piled high with roast beef, turkey breast, ham, salami, Provolone, mayo, oil, vinegar, and oregano. Choose from 7 different side dishes, plus various soups and salads.
520-620-6400, 760 N. Tyndall Ave.; 520-690-0600, 4280 N. Oracle Rd.
silverminesubs.com
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Sundance Café

Regional American/Southwestern
With a casual, comfortable ambiance, the setting embraces the Southwest with hand-painted murals indoors and panoramic mountain views from the patio. Serving traditional breakfast and luncheon favorites accented with flavors of the Southwest.
520-544-1700
10000 N. Oracle Rd.
hiltonelconquistador.com
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Sushi Garden

Asian
Touting itself as "Tucson's best food value," this Japanese-themed restaurant offers a lunch buffet, which includes sushi, tempura, salmon, teriyaki, salads, desserts, and more. Fill up with all-you-can-eat sushi and stick around for happy hour featuring beer and sushi specials from 4 to 7 p.m. Sun.–Thurs. and 10 p.m.–midnight Fri. and Sat.
520-326-4700, 3048 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-87-SUSHI, Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 312
sushigarden.com
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Sushi Hama

Asian
Although the menu offers teriyaki and tempura, the specialty here is seafood—sushi in particular. A casual atmosphere and friendly service complement delicious selections such as unagi (freshwater eel), hamachi (yellowtail), and California rolls.
520-888-6763
3971 N. Oracle Rd.
sushihamajapaneserestaurant.com
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Teresa's Mosaic Café

Mexican
Stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains complement authentic Sonoran- and Oaxacan-style dishes such as cheese enchiladas and mole negro. Handmade flour tortillas, marinated pork loin, and fine tequilas grace the menu. And breakfast—including huevos rancheros—is available for those who just can't wait until dinner to satisfy a craving.
520-624-4512
2456 N. Silver Mosaic Dr.
mosaiccafes.com
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The Parish

Regional American
The tastes of Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana fuse together at this eclectic gastropub. The diverse atmosphere includes funky decor and an equally unique menu. Sample the popular bacon popcorn or "bacon and eggs"—braised pork belly served with a white cheddar grit cake and spicy hollandaise.
520-797-1233
6453 N. Oracle Rd.
theparishtucson.com
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Thunder Canyon Brewery

American
This award-winning restaurant and brewery serves quality, brewed-on-the-premises beers. The family-friendly menu includes steaks, seafood, pizza, pastas, barbecue, and vegetarian dishes. Breads and desserts baked daily. Full bar.
520-797-2652, Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd.; 520-396-3480, 220 E. Broadway Blvd.
thundercanyonbrewery.com
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Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

Regional American/Southwestern
Established in the 49-acre Tohono Chul desert preserve and located inside a rustic red-brick house with a tranquil fountain garden. Enjoy breakfast or lunch on the botanical patio or inside among the local artwork.
520-742-6455
7366 N. Paseo del Norte
tohonochul.org
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Vero Amore

Italian
This authentic Neapolitan pizzeria boasts fresh sauces, dough, cheese, and dressings made daily. Besides tantalizing pizza, salads, pastas, and panini, it also offers an eclectic variety of small-vineyard wines from Italy. Open daily from 11 a.m.
520-325-4122, Plaza Palomino, 2990 N. Swan Rd.; 520-579-2292, 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.
veroamorepizza.com
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Villa Mexican Food

Mexican
For 20 years, Villa Mexican Food has provided northwest Tucson with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Experience delicious and exotic cuisine, such as pan-fried tacos and the famous carne seca. Purchase a dozen of the fresh tortillas for an at-home fiesta.
520-544-0015
2840 W. Ina Rd., Ste. 104
villamexican.com
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Village Bakehouse

Bakery/Café
A warm, casual, and inviting bakery/café with a patio perfect for meals with the family. Breakfast includes delicious omelettes and raspberry-stuffed French toast; and for lunch enjoy gourmet sandwiches, salads, and soups. Catering available.
520-531-0977
7882 N. Oracle Rd.
villagebakehouse.com
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Wildflower

New American
This award-winning restaurant sets the standard for innovative, classic cuisine. With European and Asian influences, the New American menu changes seasonally. Modern meets shabby-chic in the colorful skylit dining room; or choose to dine in the climate-controlled patio.
520-219-4230
7037 N. Oracle Rd.
foxrc.com
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World Sports Grille

American/Grill
Cheer on your favorite Arizona teams and check out international sports on the nation's largest flat-screen TV, or entertain the kids with arcade games for all ages. An extensive menu includes Kobe beef hot dogs, North African slow-cooked tagine chicken, and beer from around the world.
520-229-0011
2290 W. Ina Rd.
worldsportsgrille.com
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Zona 78

Italian
Tucson's top-notch destination for artisan pizza, Italian specialties, and an eclectic selection of wines, spirits, and beers. Favorite dishes include the Pizza Boy pizza, Chop-Chop salad, cedar-plank salmon, rigatoni Bolognese. Happy hour Mon.–Sat. 3–6 p.m.; open daily for lunch and dinner.
520-888-7878, 78 W. River Rd.; 520-296-7878, 7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
zona78.com
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