One of the best places to indulge in Tucson's legendary Mexican food scene with a group is El Charro Cafe. The local restaurant has several satellite eateries, but the original cafe is located in downtown Tucson. The spacious, family-friendly dining room can accommodate large groups. You can even take home the house salsa, which is sold next door at La Tiendita, the restaurant's gift shop.
In downtown, there's the hip Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails, which is ideal for dinner with a large group of friends.The eclectic menu features unique offerings that marry traditional Continental classics with Southwestern ingredients.
For a charming group lunch or dinner in downtown Tucson, stop by the Cafe a la C'Art, situated next to the Tucson Art Museum. The sprawling cafe features lots of indoor dining rooms, as well as a lovely outdoor patio. Even picky diners will enjoy perusing the pastry counter at this perennial downtown favorite.
For a truly communal dining experience, check out Cafe Desta, a charming Ethiopian restaurant situated just south of downtown Tucson. If your group is new to Ethiopian cuisne, gather around a platter of spongey injera bread covered with heaps of savory, delicious veggies and meats, and prepare for a fun, delicious group-friendly dinner.