10Best Tucson, AZ Restaurants
Make sure to stop by El Charro Cafe in downtown Tucson. It claims the title of oldest family-owned Mexican food restaurant in the country!
- Restaurants near the Convention Center
- Restaurants with Gluten-Free Menus
- Take Out
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New & Notable Tucson Restaurants
Hot, new Tucson restaurants & notable dining experiences you shouldn't miss.
Since opening its doors in 2008, Tucson Tamale Company has become the city's favorite source for fresh, handmade tamales. The eatery's unique take on the tamale has earned it rave reviews from foodie blogs across the country. Now, the popular Tucson restaurant is celebrating the grand opening of its second restaurant, with a third location currently in the works. Read more »All New & Notable Tucson Restaurants »
It's a well-known fact that Tucson is one of the best places in the country to find authentic, crowd-pleasing Mexican food. Now, a new downtown eatery hopes to raise the bar for fresh, creative Mexican fare. Gio Taco is a fun, casual restaurant dishing out uncommon tacos made with fresh ingredients and plenty of flair. Read more »All New & Notable Tucson Restaurants »
Bruce Kraig, co-author of 'Man Bites Dog,' offers the rundown on his favorite hot-dog joints. Read more at USA TODAY »
About Tucson, AZ Restaurants
Slowly but surely, Tucson has been building a steady reputation as a foodie destination. There's no disputing that some of the best Mexican food in the country is found in the cafes and restaurants of the Old Pueblo. In fact, sometimes it seems like every corner in town has a great mom-and-pop Mexican restaurant dishing out amazing enchiladas, burritos, tacos, and of course, the homegrown Sonoran hot dog. But there's more to Tucson than great Mexican food (although that's more than enough reason to stop by for lunch). Tucson is also home to award-winning bistros, artsy sidewalk cafes and great Southwestern-inspired comfort food. Tucson's restaurants are as eclectic and unique as the city itself.
- Tucson Expert Patricia Escarcega