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~SOME OF OUR LOCAL FAVORITES~

North 

AZul - (La Paloma) AZul at The Westin La Paloma offers a contemporary dining experience featuring Southwest infused cuisine sourced locally and changing with the seasons. Eat out on the terrace and enjoy panoramic Catalina Mountain views.

Bazil's - (Sunrise/Swan) Since 1979, Bazil’s has been providing southern Arizona with a bit of old Chicago charm and hospitality. Bazil’s fine dining has a wide selection of Italian and Continental Cuisine, excellent wines and great martinis.

Blanco - (La Encantada) Blanco, a Fox restaurant, not only serves specialty Mexican dishes such as barbecue pork tacos, but they also offer the experience, making you feel like you are south of border enjoying a relaxing afternoon.

Commoner - (Kolb/Sunrise)

Contigo Latin Kitchen - (La Paloma) Contigo’s menu chooses among the best heirloom recipes of South America and Spain. It’s a menu that combines vibrant flavors of chiles, tomato and garlic with the exotic ginger, coconut and herbs. 

El Charro Café - El Charro is deemed to be the oldest Mexican restaurant in Tucson, and the original owner is said to have invented the chimichanga. They specialize in Sonoran Cuisine and Tucson style Mexican food.

El Cisne - El Cisne offers fine Mexican food with international influence. They specialize in uniquely prepared steaks and seafood.

Fini’s Landing - Fini’s Landing is known for its seafood and ability to offer a beachy feel in land locked Tucson. They put an emphasis on authenticity and sustainability, sourcing their seafood through recognized sustainable fisheries.

Five Palms - Five Palms offers various restaurant concepts but are well known for their steak and seafood. Check out their happy hour deals and featured specials.

Harvest - Harvest is a locally owned restaurant dedicated to local purveyors of fresh food. “Local and Seasonal” is the mantra of Harvest, which is evident throughout the menu and the feel of the restaurant.

North Italia - North offers a modern touch on Italian cooking, always trying to improve their processes and dishes which include handmade pizzas and pasta.

Reforma Cocina & Cantina - (St. Philips Plaza) Authentic and historic food inspired from Central Mexico including a creative list of margaritas and cocktails along side house made salsas and tortillas located in the gorgeous St. Philips Plaza.

Risky Business - (Sunrise/ Kolb) Wether you are taking your family out for dinner, enjoying a casual lunch with your colleagues, or catching a game with friends this is a great neighborhood restaurant.

Scordatos Pizzeria - Scordatos is on a mission to craft the highest quality of pizza, giving particular attention to developing “sophisticated dough”. The chefs at Scordatos view their pizza as a work of art.

Tavolino - Tavolino offers authentic Italian food such as handmade pasta, wood oven pizzas, and Tuscan style rotisserie meats. Enjoy the patio and Catalina mountain views.

The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol - The Grill offers award winning cuisine and mountain views. They not only change their menu to keep up with fresh ingredients, but they use vegetables, herbs, and citrus all grown on their property.

Trattoria Pina - Tratoria Pina has been sharing homemade Italian meals with Tucson since 1993. They offer a family oriented dining experience with modest pricing.

Union Public House - Union offers homemade American food made from local and sustainable ingredients, and a wide selection of libations. They have one of Tucson’s best happy hours, and a comfortable patio to enjoy dinner and drinks.

Vivace - Vivace is one of Tucson’s wonderful Italian restaurants, offering large portions and rich savory food that never disappoints.

Wildflower - Wildflower is one of a kind with its understated elegance and great food. They have a range of menu options that change with the seasons and range from modern and hip recipes to traditional food favorites.

Wild Garlic Grill - Wild Garlic Grill is a fun and affordable new midtown restaurant with a full bar and patio seating. Dishes originate from California French accent cuisine including steaks, seafood, hamburgers and salads. 

Zinburger  - (Grant) Zinburger is known for their burgers, shakes and fun. They elevate the "all-American experience" to new heights. 

Central

Blue Willow - Known for serving hearty breakfasts, wholesome lunches, and delicious dinners, the Blue Willow is a Tucson tradition since 1978. Enjoy year-round patio dining in the lush garden or a casual dinner by the cozy fireplace. 

Dante's Fire Cocktails & Cuisine - (Grant/Tucson) Dante's Fire, Cocktails & Cuisine has a simple philosophy -  Food made from food. Fine food, casual atmosphere that caters to well, everyone.

Firebirds - Firebirds specializes in authentic wood-fired steak and seafood entrees along with specialty cocktails and select wines served in an upscale atmosphere while remaining modestly priced.

Feast - Feast specializes in offering gourmet food at a reasonable price with the option to eat there or take out. The menu changes every month, but exciting dishes along the lines of sweet potato chilaquiles, parmesan risotto, or fennel and garlic rubbed pork chops.

Guadalajara Grill - (Broadway) Since 2002, Guadalajara Grill has been offering a wide variety of the scrumptious Mexican food providing fresh table-side salsa for evening guests, the highest quality beef and fresh seafood, handmade fresh corn and flour tortillas as well as live mariachis nightly. 

Kingfisher Bar & Grill - (Grant/Tucson) Kingfisher Bar & Grill has been serving award -winning cuisine drawn from a wide variety of American regional influences, highlighting seafood, grilled meats and poultry dishes since 1993. 

Le Rendez-Vous Bistro & Restaurant - (Ft. Lowell / Alvernon) Founded by chef Jean-Claude Berger in 1980, Le Rendez-Vous is an award-winning restaurant that has become an icon for authentic French cooking in Tucson, Arizona.

Lodge on the Desert - (Alvernon)  With over 80 years in the making, the Lodge combines the authenticity of the Old Pueblo blended with modern Southwest charm. The restaurant consists of Southwest-inspired cuisine featured alongside perfectly-paired beverages, all in a historically charming space. 

Prep and Pastry - Prep and Pastry is a “craft” breakfast, lunch, and dinner destination with their dishes being made from scratch using local ingredients. They have received significant attention for their unique, sophisticated, and delicious menu.

The Drunken Chicken - (6th St/4th Ave) One of the best chicken and waffles one can find in Tucson. 

Time Market - (University) It's a fun and hip market that includes a restaurant, groceries, bakery and more in central Tucson. The restaurant  offers a unique and varied menu featuring local and seasonal produce.

Tucson Tamale Company - “Unwrap happiness” at the Tucson Tamale Company who offer over 30 different types of tamales ranging from savory meats, to vegetarian, and vegan options. Along with that they have breakfast tamales and dessert tamales, so you can eat every meal of the day there.

Vero Amore - (Ft.Lowell/ Swan) Vero Amore is certified as Authentic Neapolitan Pizzeria. Wether you are dinning in or having it catered Vero Amore creates fresh, delicious, and authentic Italian cuisines. 

Zinburger  - (Grant) Zinburger is known for their burgers, shakes and fun. They elevate the "all-American experience" to new heights. 

Downtown

47 Scott - 47 Scott is one of the many downtown restaurants really getting people’s attention with modern comfort food unique wines, cocktails, and micro brews. 47 Scott is a great place to have dinner, drinks on the patio, and even brunch.

Agustin Kitchen - Agustin Kitchen offers a twist on new American and classic French cuisine. At AK, cocktails are handcrafted and local ingredients are front and center. Their menu changes seasonally so check back often to see what we’re serving.

Blanco - Blanco, a Fox restaurant, not only serves specialty Mexican dishes such as barbecue pork tacos, but they also offer the experience, making you feel like you are south of border enjoying a relaxing afternoon.

Café Poca Cosa - Café Poca Cosa offers a special take on Mexican cuisine, with flavors coming from several regions. The restaurant has such a following that they have other micro Café Poca Cosa’s nearby including the tiny original where it all began.

Cup Café - Hotel Congress is home to Cup Café which is known for its breakfast classics along with interesting concoctions. The menu expands to offer several international options for lunch and dinner.

Diablo Burger - Diablo Burger has a variety of unique and specialty burgers all of which are made from “100% local, grass-fed, open-range raised, antibiotic-free, and growth-hormone-free beef”.

El Cisne - El Cisne offers fine Mexican food with international influence. They specialize in uniquely prepared steaks and seafood.

Ermano’s - Ermano’s helps you explore Tucson’s growing number of local craft beer and wine companies. Along with that they have happy hour every day and serve a variety of meals that pair well with your drink of choice.

Hub Restaurant and Ice Creamery - Hub offers a modern and intimate dining experience and is well known for their homemade ice cream with unique flavors.

Maynards Market and Kitchen - Maynard’s gives you a taste of downtown Tucson as a small marketplace along with a deli, coffee bar, bakery, and dining.

Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink - Reilly is a modern Italian restaurant with a menu built around their artisan pizzas. They also have a beer garden in the back yard, and a hip new bar in the basement below. 

The Coronet - The Coronet is a downtown staple, with a rustic feel and great food. Sit out on the patio and enjoy a cocktail while taking in the hustle and bustle of downtown Tucson.

West / North West

Bianchi’s Italian - Bianchi’s is a popular family restaurant with a wide range of Italian and classic American food options. Not long ago, Bianchi’s chicken wings were voted the best in Tucson.

Core Kitchen and Wine Bar - Core is located at the Ritz Carlton, Dove Mountain and offers coast-to-coast American favorites in six dining venues all situated around a beautiful Sonoran desert context.

Mosaic Café Dos - Mosaic Café is a local favorite, featuring one of Tucson’s only Oaxacan Mexican menus along with Sonoran style favorites.

Noble Hops Gastropub - Noble Hops offers a unique dining experience for Oro Valley with their fine fare and craft beer. 

East

Eclectic Cafe - (Sabino Canyon/Tanque Verde) Founded in the fall of 1980, The Eclectic Café has evolved into the high energy, fresh food neighborhood café it is today.

Gusto Osteria - (tanque Verde/Sabino Canyon) a hearty blend of modern Italian cuisine with old familiar recipes. Gusto offers the Italian classics as well as innovative and delicious vegetarian and gluten-free choices. 

Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse - For over 50 years, Pinnacle Peak Steakhouse has served the good people of Tucson. Locally owned and operated, Pinnacle Peak takes great pride in serving real Western food in an authentic Old West atmosphere.

Sakura Teppan Steak & Sushi - (Tanque Verde) Japanese steak, seafood & sushi in a lively space with a bar, TVs & a mix of sports & Asian decor.

Zona 78 - (Tanque Verde) Defined by a dedication to create delicious, Italian-inspired dishes from scratch. From hand-tossed pizzas to carefully crafted cheese, there is
passion and innovation behind every morsel.