If your idea of good Mexican food is the Taco Bell drive-thru window at midnight, it's time to take a trip to Tucson to see how real Mexican food is done. Sonoran-style Mexican cookings is a point of pride in this town, so it comes as no surprise that some of the country's best Mexican food restaurants can be found in Tucson. The hardest part is choosing a place to eat first!
Cafe Poca Cosa, one of the most highly-regarded Mexican food restaurants in the city, elevates the combo platter to new heights with Chef Susana's fresh and inventive take on Mexican classics.
If you're in the mood for hot, tasty Sonoran-style Mexican comfort food, head to South Tucson, where El Guero Canelo pushes out tasty tacos, burritos and the iconic Sonoran Dog at a breakneck pace.
Calle Tepa in midtown is a relatively new kid on the block, but this fast-casual restaurant is quickly making a name for itself, thanks to a hearty selection of freshly made tortas, tacos and quesadillas featuring fresh sheep's milk cheese.
Finally, for a mariachi-blasting good time, head to Guadalajara Grill, where the salsa and guacamole are always made fresh table-side, and traditional Mexican food dishes such as mole poblano and chile rellenos are cooked with fresh ingredients and signature flair.