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. 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

  • 4. 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

  • 5. 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

  • 6. 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

  • 7. 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

  • 8. 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

  • 9. 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

  • 10. 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

  • 11. 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

  • 12. 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

  • 13. 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

  • 14. 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

  • 15. 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

  • 16. 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

  • 17. Tavolino

    $$ | Catalina Foothills | Italian

    Italian classics like lasagna al forno, ravioli di zucca, and osso buco have never tasted better than at Chef Mossimo's Tavolino, tucked into...Read More

  • 18. The B Line

    $ | The University of Arizona | American

    In the heart of 4th Avenue's amalgam of antique clothing stores, pubs, and natural-food grocers, this casual café in a converted 1920s bungalow...Read More

  • 19. Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

    $$ | Northwest Tucson and Westside | American

    The food at Tohono Chul Garden Bistro is fine, but what many come for is the location inside a wildlife sanctuary, surrounded by flowering desert...Read More

  • 20. Tubac Deli & Coffee Co.

    $ | American

    Smack in the middle of Tubac village, this is a very convenient and friendly place to "set awhile" with the locals. With freshly roasted coffee...Read More

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