Tucson Restaurants

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  • 1. Café Poca Cosa

    $$ | Downtown Tucson | Mexican

    At what is arguably Tucson's most creative Mexican restaurant, the chef prepares recipes inspired by different regions of her native country...Read More

  • 2. Elvira's

    $$ | Mexican

    This colorful and deservedly popular restaurant—a fixture in Nogales, Mexico, since 1927—moved across the border and now serves delicious Sonoran...Read More

  • 3. Maynards

    $$$ | Downtown Tucson | French

    An anchor in the downtown district, this French-inspired bistro, bar, and gourmet market–café takes up part of Tucson's historic train depot...Read More

  • 4. 47 Scott

    $$ | Downtown Tucson | American

    Hip in an understated way, this relatively new restaurant and bar is already at the top of local "best of Tucson" lists, and its cocktails have...Read More

  • 5. Acacia

    $$$ | Catalina Foothills | American

    One of Tucson's premier chefs, Albert Hall, relocated his fine-dining restaurant to high in the Catalina Foothills, so now patrons can enjoy...Read More

  • 6. Arizona Inn Restaurant

    $$$$ | The University of Arizona | European

    At one of Tucson's oldest and most elegant restaurants, dine on the patio overlooking the lush grounds or enjoy the view from the dining room...Read More

  • 7. Athens on 4th Avenue

    $$ | The University of Arizona | Greek

    The tranquil dining room in this Greek spot off 4th Avenue is furnished with lace curtains, white stucco walls, and potted plants. Enjoy classics...Read More

  • 8. Bangkok Cafe

    $$ | Central Tucson | Thai

    This is not only the best Thai food in town, it is top-notch for Thai-food fans. The bright, spacious café serves favorite Thai dishes, along...Read More

  • 9. Cup Café

    $$ | Downtown Tucson | American

    This charming spot off the lobby of Hotel Congress is at the epicenter of Tucson's hippest Downtown scene, but it's also a down-home, friendly...Read More

  • 10. Downtown Kitchen & Cocktails

    $$ | Downtown Tucson | American

    Ever-evolving maverick and master chef Janos Wilder returned to the Downtown dining scene a few years ago, delighting city planners striving...Read More

  • 11. El Charro Café

    $$ | Downtown Tucson | Mexican

    Started by Monica Flin in 1922, the oldest Mexican restaurant in town still serves splendid versions of the Mexican-American staples Flin claims...Read More

  • 12. El Minuto Café

    $ | Downtown Tucson | Mexican

    Popular with local families and the business crowd at lunch, this bustling restaurant is in Tucson's Barrio Historico neighborhood and stays...Read More

  • 13. Feast

    $$ | Central Tucson | Eclectic

    One of Tucson's most popular upscale bistros, Feast has a contemporary setting that is bright, cheerful, and conducive to conversation. The...Read More

  • 14. Kingfisher Bar and Grill

    $$$ | Central Tucson | American

    A standout for classic American cuisine, Kingfisher has an emphasis on fresh seafood, especially oysters and mussels, but the kitchen does baby...Read More

  • 15. Micha's

    $ | South Tucson | Mexican

    Family-owned for 39 years, this local institution in the heart of South Tucson is a nondescript Mexican diner serving some of the best Sonoran...Read More

  • 16. Molina's Midway

    $ | Central Tucson | Mexican

    Tucked into a side street just north of Speedway, this charming, unassuming Mexican restaurant holds its own against any in South Tucson. Specialties...Read More

  • 17. North

    $$ | Catalina Foothills | Italian

    This trendy eatery in upscale La Encantada Shopping Center melds an urban-loft look with rustic Italian touches, including bright red chairs...Read More

  • 18. Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse

    $$ | Eastside | Steakhouse

    Anybody caught eating newfangled foods like fish tacos here would probably be hanged from the rafters—along with the ties snipped from city...Read More

  • 19. Sachiko Sushi

    $$ | Eastside | Japanese

    Don't let the bland interior or the strip-mall setting dissuade you: many locals consider this the best Japanese restaurant in Tucson. Inside...Read More

  • 20. Sauce

    $ | Northwest Tucson and Westside | Italian

    Modern Italian fuses with fast food here at North Restaurant's casual little sister in Casas Adobes Plaza. Delicious thin-crust pizzas, chopped...Read More

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