Restaurants

Top Choice Mexican in Tucson

Cafe Poca Cosa

Chef Suzana Davila's award-winning nuevo-Mexican bistro is a must for fans of Mexican food in Tucson. A Spanish-English blackboard menu circulates between tables because dishes change twice daily – it's all freshly …
Top Choice Vegan in Tucson

Lovin' Spoonfuls

Burgers, country-fried chicken and club sandwiches – the menu reads like one at your typical diner but there's a big difference: no animal products will ever find their way into this vegan haven. Outstandingly creat…
International in Tucson

Cup Cafe

Cup Cafe, we like your style: wine-bottle chandeliers, penny-tiled floor and 'Up on Cripple Creek' on the speakers. In the morning (or the afternoon – breakfast is served until 4pm) there's a Creole dish with andoui…
Mexican in Tucson

El Charro Café

This rambling, buzzing hacienda has been making great Mexican food on this site since 1922. They're particularly famous for the carne seca, sundried lean beef that's been reconstituted, shredded and grilled with gre…
Southern US in Tucson

La Cocina

The popular La Cocina, within Old Town Artisans in the Presidio district, serves Southwestern fare, Arizona beers and cool live music most nights. It's also opened a pub, the Dusty Monk (open 4pm to 11pm Tuesday to …
Burgers in Tucson

Diablo Burger

This satellite of Flagstaff's popular burger joint does a mean patty of open-range, locally sourced beef. Try the Big Daddy Kane, with sharp cheddar, pickles and special sauce. The herby 'Belgian-style' fries are sa…
Mexican in Tucson

Mi Nidito

This perennially popular local favorite has seen its share of celebrities: former president Bill Clinton's order (pre-quadruple bypass) at 'My Little Nest' has become the signature president's plate, a heaping mound…
Mexican in Tucson

El Guero Canelo

Tucson's signature dish is the Sonoran hot dog, a tasty example of what happens when Mexico's cuisine meets America's penchant for excess. It's a bacon-wrapped hot dog layered with tomatillo salsa, pinto beans, shre…
American in Tucson

Pasco Kitchen & Lounge

The quinoa farmers market salad with yard bird is superb at this breezy bistro near the University of Arizona. They serve fresh, locally sourced comfort food prepared with panache and a few tasty twists – think gras…
Sandwiches in Tucson

Beyond Bread

Free chunks of homemade bread are perched temptingly between the door and the front counter at this busy cafe and bakery, which has a handful of locations across town. Their specialties? Daily breads and a mouthwate…