Lunch, Mexican, Take Out, Southwestern, Best Restaurants: Inspired by the colorful streets of Tepatitlan, Jalisco in Mexico, Calle Tepa is Tucson's latest and greatest Mexican cafe. In a city full of great Mexican food, Calle Tepa manages to stand out from the pack for its great take on Jalisco street food, fresh ingredients, and attention to detail. Here is everything you would want from a fast-casual Mexican food cafe: homemade recipes, made-from-scratch salsas, and pillowy tortillas cooked in front of you. There is even an al pastor juicing on a rotating spit. Brought to you by the folks behind Tucson's Guadalajara Grill, Calle Tepa offers a homespun take on great Mexican food.
Local Expert Patricia Escarcega Says:
Best for Lunch Because: Calle Tepa is a fast-casual Mexican food restaurant in midtown known for its fresh, gourmet take on Mexican classics like tortas and tacos.
Best for Mexican Because: Miguel's has rightfully earned the reputation as one of the best restaurants in Tucson for tequila-lovers.
Best for Southwestern Because: Calle Tepa is a new kid on the block in Tucson, but it's quickly becoming a top destination for fresh, tasty Southwestern fare.