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 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 1428 reviewsTripAdvisor (1428)
    $ - $$ |
    7131 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-4354
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  • #2
    Frost Gelato
    #2 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 218 reviewsTripAdvisor (218)
    $ |
    2905 E Skyline Dr La Encantada Shopping Center, Tucson, AZ 85718-3087
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  • #3
    Frost Gelato
    #3 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 5 based on 186 reviewsTripAdvisor (186)
    $ - $$ |
    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 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 326 reviewsTripAdvisor (326)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Southwestern
    7002 E Broadway Blvd Ste A, Tucson, AZ 85710-2827
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  • #5
    Vivace Restaurant
    #5 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1783 reviewsTripAdvisor (1783)
    $$ | Italian, Contemporary
    6440 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85718-1302
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  • #6
    Renee's Organic Oven
    #6 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 386 reviewsTripAdvisor (386)
    $ - $$ | Italian, American, Pizza
    7065 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-5311
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  • #7
    The Tasteful Kitchen
    #7 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 163 reviewsTripAdvisor (163)
    $ - $$ |
    722 N Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705-8351
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  • #8
    It's Greek to Me
    #8 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 320 reviewsTripAdvisor (320)
    $ - $$ | Seafood, Mediterranean, Greek
    15920 N Oracle Rd Suite 120, Tucson, AZ 85739-9210
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  • #9
    5 Points Market and Restaurant
    #9 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 232 reviewsTripAdvisor (232)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Healthy
    756 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-2623
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  • #10
    Bobo's Restaurant
    #10 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 295 reviewsTripAdvisor (295)
    $ | American, Diner
    2938 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85716-2752
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  • #11
    Flying V Bar & Grill
    #11 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 825 reviewsTripAdvisor (825)
    $$ | American, Southwestern, Bar, Contemporary
    7000 N Resort Dr, Tucson, AZ 85750-1341
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  • #12
    Biscuits Country Cafe
    #12 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 317 reviewsTripAdvisor (317)
    $ | American, Cafe
    7026 E Broadway Blvd Sw Corner B'way and Kolb beside Diamondback Shooting Sports, Tucson, AZ 85710-2805
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  • #13
    Bob's Steak and Chop House - Omni Tucson National Resort
    #13 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 205 reviewsTripAdvisor (205)
    $$ | American, Steakhouse
    2727 W Club Dr, Tucson, AZ 85742-9766
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  • #14
    Seis Kitchen
    #14 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 164 reviewsTripAdvisor (164)
    $ | Mexican, Latin
    130 S Avenida Del Convento Suite 130, Tucson, AZ 85745-3587
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  • #15
    Cafe a La C'Art
    #15 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 260 reviewsTripAdvisor (260)
    $ - $$ | American, Cafe, Contemporary
    150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
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  • #16
    Trident Grill
    #16 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 185 reviewsTripAdvisor (185)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Pub
    2033 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-4743
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  • #17
    Wildflower
    #17 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 1334 reviewsTripAdvisor (1334)
    $ - $$ | American, Contemporary
    7037 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704-4329
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  • #18
    Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress
    #18 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 856 reviewsTripAdvisor (856)
    $ - $$ | American, Bar, Cafe
    Hotel Congress, 311 E Congress St 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
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  • #19
    Eclectic Cafe
    #19 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 305 reviewsTripAdvisor (305)
    $ - $$ | Mexican, American, Cafe, International
    7053 E Tanque Verde Rd, Tucson, AZ 85715-5311
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  • #20
    Beyond Bread
    #20 of 2,302 Places to Eat in Tucson
    TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 225 reviewsTripAdvisor (225)
    $ - $$ | American, Soups
    3026 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85719-2815
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