Tucson is no doubt one of the best places in the country to enjoy traditional Southwestern food.
La Cocina, tucked away in downtown Tucson's historic Old Town Artisan's center, represents some of the best flavors in the rich and eclectic Southwestern culinary tradition. The cafe blends American and Mexican flavors to create a fun, fresh and hearty menu of tacos, burritos, sandwiches and salads. The historic downtown ambiance is great too.
Cafe Poca Cosa, another downtown foodie institution, is an award-winning cafe that blends the best in Mexican and Southwestern flavors. The menu, which changes daily, is consistently delicious.
Lovers of Southwestern food will also want to make a pit-stop at Fire + Spice: An Arizona Kitchen. The restaurant, located at the Sheraton hotel in midtown Tucson, uses traditional Native American, Mexican and American ingredients and flavors and transforms them into contemporary Southwestern fare.
Feast, a local favorite, brings together Southwestern and global flavors with true foodie flair. On Tucson's eastside, the Eclectic Cafe dishes out fun, Southwestern-infused dishes filled featuring lots of fresh veggies.
Finally, the Baja Cafe in east Tucson is a can't miss foodie destination. This mom and pop restaurant blends American comfort food with Latin American and Southwestern flavors, with very tasty results. Swing by for breakfast or lunch and try the made-from-scratch pancakes, or the mouth-watering Wildcat Benedict.