Tucson Restaurants We Love

Café Poca Cosa

In Cafe Poca Cosa, chef/owner Suzana Davila has placed her imaginative Mexican cuisine within the lively confines of a truly upscale, yet casual, urban...

Calle Tepa

My Description: Calle Tepa is a fast-casual Mexican outpost with a street-style twist. Calle Tepa is a fresh from scratch kitchen, where home-made tortillas are...

Charro Del Rey

Charro del Rey is Tucson’s “galería de mariscos”, a gallery-like menú of classic and delicious “Charro Family” takes on seafood and prime dishes that...

Charro Steak

Charro Steak not only features a mouth watering array of ingredients right from the ranch to our table, but we also proudly pour a...

Coronet

The Coronet 198 W Cushing St Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 222-9889 Facebook & Website The Coronet located on the corner of 4th Avenue and 9th St at the Coronado hotel. It is...

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails

Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails 135 S. 6th Ave Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 623-7700 Website & Facebook Janos Wilder had an idea and Downtown Kitchen and Cocktails happened.  Boy, are we...

Elviras Restaurant Tequila Cocina Vino

Elvira's Restaurant Tequila Cocina Vino 256 E. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85719 (520) 499-2302 Facebook & Website Elvira's opened their door to rave reviews on Congress St downtown. This lively restaurant...

Ha Long Bay

My Description: If you are looking for authentic Vietnamese cuisine, then you must visit Ha Long Bay. It is conveniently located in the Colonial Plaza,...

HiFi

Hi Fi Kitchen and Cocktails 345 E Congress St #101 Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 268-9110 Website & Facebook Hi Fi is commonly known as a nightclub and sports bar...

Indian Twist

My Description: You walk into the door of Indian Twist and you see the Tandoor oven, which is used to prepare many of the dishes...

Jonathan’s Cork

Jonathan’s Cork is Tucson’s favorite Southwestern restaurant. Our warm, inviting, rustic ambiance provides a perfectly comfortable setting for award-winning chef Jonathan Landeen’s authentic Southwestern...

Le Rendezvous

My Description: Le Rendezvous is committed to serving the Tucson community with the finest French cooking and dining experience. It offers a formal restaurant for...

Mama’s Hawaiian BBQ

My Description: Mama’s Hawaiian BBBQ offers delicious, traditional Hawaiian plates for lunch and dinner, at reasonable prices. They offer homemade desserts and daily specials. Mama’s...

Maynards Market & Kitchen

Maynards Market & Kitchen 311 E. Congress St. Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 548-3741 Facebook & Website Maynards Market and Kitchen is actually a twofer.  While the market is popular for...

Penca

My Description: Owners Patricia and Ron opened Penca in 2013. They offer traditional Mexican cuisine, mixed with the influence of Spanish and French flavors. Start...

Polish Cottage

My Description: The Polish Cottage offers high quality, genuine Polish cuisine. Enjoy the potato pancakes as an appetizer or as your main meal. Their hand...

Reilly

Reilly Craft Pizza and Drink 101 E Pennington St Tucson, AZ 85701 Phone:(520) 882-5550 Website & Facebook If you seem to get stuck on Congress and have not ventured...

Senae Thai Bistro

Senae Thai Bistro 63 E Congress St Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 373-5335 Website & Facebook Senae Thai Bistro is my favorite new Thai food restaurant in the northern hemisphere! ...

Shish Kebab House

When people in our community are looking for delicious Middle Eastern cuisine, they come to the Shish Kebab House for a few reasons. For...

Sushi Garden

My Description: Sushi Garden offers lunch and dinner. You can select from a menu of delicious dishes and scrumptious sushi rolls. The menu features sushi,...

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

A timeless spot for breakfast, lunch or dinner with breathtaking views and scenery. FRESH Innovative New American Cuisine...

The Hub

The Hub is a hip downtown restaurant, located right on Congress St. next to The Playground. There is a large restaurant with a full...

The Parish

My Description: The Parish is Tucson’s only Southern Fusion Gastropub. It draws its inspiration from Southern Comfort, hospitality and community. The fun, intimate atmosphere is...

Urban Pita

Urban Pita 345 E Congress St #135 Tucson, AZ 85701 (520) 332-2294 Website & Facebook We love Urban Pita!  Located on Congress St, next to Hi Fi, they have the go...

Vero Amore

Vero Amore’s founders, brothers Aric and Josh Mussman, spent many years in the restaurant business before setting out to find an eatery of their...

Villa Peru

My Description: There is something for everyone on the menu of this family owned restaurant. You can stop in for a quick, simple and affordable...

Zemam’s Ethiopian Restaurant

I have tried the Ethiopian restaurant at Five Points and the one near Speedway and Craycroft. One of the restaurants served us watery meals...
Tucson Local Restaurants
Tucson Local Restaurants

Tucson is a world-renowned Mecca for Mexican and other fine-dining restaurants.  But don’t take my word for it ( we’re kinda biased 😉 ), you can ask UNESCO!  They awarded Tucson the prestigious rank of “World City of Gastronomy” and wrote that our downtown boasts the best Mexican food in the country!

Living in Tucson for most of my life, I am spoiled by the fantastic eats at all of the amazing local restaurants.  But how do you find local restaurants if you’re new to the area or just visiting?  Thankfully, Downtown Tucson has exploded as a location for industry and new businesses, especially dining and catering.  Just take a stroll downtown and trust that no matter where you go, the food will be amazing and the hospitality will be second to none.

The Best Restaurants Are Local

Downtown Tucson doesn’t have a monopoly on delicious food. You can find a great local restaurant no matter which part of town you are in.  As Realtors®, Darren and I find ourselves driving to homes for sale all over Tucson.  We know about great little mom-and-pop diners and tiny boutique restaurants in far-flung places around the city.  Check back regularly as we build this section into the definitive stop for restaurants and restaurant reviews in Tucson!

Tony Ray Baker

Tony Ray Baker

Full Time REALTOR® Since 1994
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Tony Ray Baker

Tony Ray Baker, ABR, CRS, GRI, EcoBroker, NARgreen
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TonyRay@SeeTucsonHomes.com

Full Time REALTOR® Helping Buyers and Sellers with Residential Real Estate in AZ Since 1994
Tierra Antigua Realty- 216 E Congress Street Tucson, AZ 85701 Equal Housing Opportunity