Tucson Travel Guide

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What to Eat in Tucson

It should come as no surprise that Mexican cuisine is Tucson's specialty. You'll encounter smoky, sweet and spicy flavors throughout your visit, so prepare your taste buds. El Charro Café is an institution that's been around since 1922 and serves classic dishes like tamales, tacos and enchiladas. For even more tamales, head to the Tucson Tamale Company, which is a staple for locals. If you're looking for a more upscale setting, try Cafe Poca Cosa, which offers a menu (in Spanish) that changes twice daily.    

Mexican flavors may be the backbone of the city's culinary scene, but that's not all Tucson has to offer discerning foodies. Visitors and locals rave about the breakfast served at Cup Cafe, which sits inside a downtown hotel and serves a menu of inventive American favorites. For an even more eclectic menu, consider making reservations at Feast, which is praised for its inventive flavor pairings and extensive wine list. Wildflower is another new American favorite that often surprises diners because of its location within a strip mall. 

When you're not getting to know Tucson through its distinctive eats, consider sampling the region's wine. Arizona wine country sits about an hour away from the city in the southern Arizona villages of Sonoita and Elgin, and the eastern town of Wilcox, making for an easy daytrip if you're in the mood to sample some local vino

Find the Best Restaurants in Tucson

  • #1
    Frost Gelato
    #1 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1421 reviewsTripAdvisor (1421)
    $ - $$ |
    7131 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-4354
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  • #2
    Frost Gelato
    #2 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 207 reviewsTripAdvisor (207)
    $ |
    2905 E Skyline Dr La Encantada Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85718-3087
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  • #3
    Frost Gelato
    #3 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $ - $$ |
    7301 E Tanque Verde Rd Tanque Verde Place Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85715-3478
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  • #4
    Baja Cafe of Tucson
    #4 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 308 reviewsTripAdvisor (308)
    $ - $$ | American, Southwestern, Cafe
    7002 E Broadway Blvd Ste A, Tucson, AZ 85710-2827
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  • #5
    Renee's Organic Oven
    #5 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 380 reviewsTripAdvisor (380)
    $ - $$ | Italian, American, Pizza
    7065 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-5311
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  • #6
    Vivace Restaurant
    #6 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1766 reviewsTripAdvisor (1766)
    $$ | Italian, Contemporary
    6440 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718-1302
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  • #7
    The Tasteful Kitchen
    #7 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ - $$ |
    722 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8351
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  • #8
    It's Greek to Me
    #8 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 316 reviewsTripAdvisor (316)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
    15920 N Oracle Rd Suite 120, Tucson, AZ 85739-9210
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  • #9
    5 Points Market and Restaurant
    #9 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 228 reviewsTripAdvisor (228)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Healthy
    756 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-2623
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  • #10
    Bobo's Restaurant
    #10 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 289 reviewsTripAdvisor (289)
    $ | American, Diner
    2938 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2752
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  • #11
    Flying V Bar & Grill
    #11 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 820 reviewsTripAdvisor (820)
    $$ | American, Southwestern, Bar, Contemporary
    7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750-1341
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  • #12
    Biscuits Country Cafe
    #12 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 312 reviewsTripAdvisor (312)
    $ | American, Cafe
    7026 E Broadway Blvd Sw Corner B'way and Kolb beside Diamondback Shooting Sports, Tucson, AZ 85710-2805
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  • #13
    Trident Grill
    #13 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 182 reviewsTripAdvisor (182)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    2033 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-4743
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  • #14
    Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress
    #14 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 848 reviewsTripAdvisor (848)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Cafe
    Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
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  • #15
    Bob's Steak and Chop House - Omni Tucson National Resort
    #15 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 200 reviewsTripAdvisor (200)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    2727 W Club Dr, Tucson, AZ 85742-9766
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  • #16
    Seis Kitchen
    #16 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ | Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
    130 S Avenida Del Convento Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85745-3587
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  • #17
    Wildflower
    #17 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1323 reviewsTripAdvisor (1323)
    $ - $$ | American, Contemporary
    7037 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-4329
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  • #18
    Cafe a La C'Art
    #18 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 255 reviewsTripAdvisor (255)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Contemporary
    150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
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  • #19
    Prep & Pastry
    #19 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 361 reviewsTripAdvisor (361)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    3073 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-2816
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  • #20
    Eclectic Cafe
    #20 of 2,284 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 302 reviewsTripAdvisor (302)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Cafe, International
    7053 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-5311
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