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 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1405 reviewsTripAdvisor (1405)
    $ - $$ |
    7131 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-4354
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  • #2
    Frost Gelato
    #2 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 199 reviewsTripAdvisor (199)
    $ |
    2905 E Skyline Dr La Encantada Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85718-3087
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  • #3
    Frost Gelato
    #3 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 180 reviewsTripAdvisor (180)
    $ - $$ |
    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 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 296 reviewsTripAdvisor (296)
    $ - $$ | American, Southwestern, Cafe
    7002 E Broadway Blvd Ste A, Tucson, AZ 85710-2827
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  • #5
    Vivace Restaurant
    #5 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1744 reviewsTripAdvisor (1744)
    $$ | Italian, Contemporary
    6440 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718-1302
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  • #6
    Renee's Organic Oven
    #6 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 373 reviewsTripAdvisor (373)
    $ - $$ | Italian, American, Pizza
    7065 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-5311
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  • #7
    The Tasteful Kitchen
    #7 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 161 reviewsTripAdvisor (161)
    $ - $$ |
    722 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8351
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  • #8
    It's Greek to Me
    #8 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 313 reviewsTripAdvisor (313)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
    15920 N Oracle Rd Suite 120, Tucson, AZ 85739-9210
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  • #9
    5 Points Market and Restaurant
    #9 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 220 reviewsTripAdvisor (220)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Healthy
    756 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-2623
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  • #10
    Bobo's Restaurant
    #10 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 285 reviewsTripAdvisor (285)
    $ | American, Diner
    2938 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2752
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  • #11
    Biscuits Country Cafe
    #11 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 311 reviewsTripAdvisor (311)
    $ | American, Cafe
    7026 E Broadway Blvd Sw Corner B'way and Kolb beside Diamondback Shooting Sports, Tucson, AZ 85710-2805
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  • #12
    Flying V Bar & Grill
    #12 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 818 reviewsTripAdvisor (818)
    $$ | American, Southwestern, Bar, Contemporary
    7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750-1341
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  • #13
    Bob's Steak and Chop House - Omni Tucson National Resort
    #13 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 197 reviewsTripAdvisor (197)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    2727 W Club Dr, Tucson, AZ 85742-9766
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  • #14
    Wildflower
    #14 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1318 reviewsTripAdvisor (1318)
    $ - $$ | American, Contemporary
    7037 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-4329
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  • #15
    Trident Grill
    #15 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 174 reviewsTripAdvisor (174)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    2033 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-4743
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  • #16
    Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress
    #16 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 841 reviewsTripAdvisor (841)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Cafe
    Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
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  • #17
    Cafe a La C'Art
    #17 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 245 reviewsTripAdvisor (245)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Contemporary
    150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
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  • #18
    Eclectic Cafe
    #18 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 298 reviewsTripAdvisor (298)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Cafe, International
    7053 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-5311
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  • #19
    Prep & Pastry
    #19 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 357 reviewsTripAdvisor (357)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe
    3073 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-2816
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  • #20
    Canyon Cafe
    #20 of 2,268 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 282 reviewsTripAdvisor (282)
    $ - $$ | American, Southwestern
    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort 7000 North Resort Drive, Tucson, AZ 85750
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