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.
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 cuisine, 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.
Family-style dining doesn't disappoint at Jun Dynasty Chinese Restaurant, a midtown Tucson favorite that specializes in vibrant Sichuan-style dishes.