750 West Starr Pass Boulevard
Tucson, AZ 85713
Phone: (520) 624-4455
Fax: (520) 624-3172
It will almost always take more than "un minuto" to get a table at this busy downtown Mexican eatery, but people don't seem to mind waiting. The dining room is comfortable, colorful and convenient to all downtown venues. Its consistently good Sonoran-style Mexican food is a favorite with downtown workers and attendees at the Tucson Convention Center. The menu includes Tacos, Enchiladas, Burros, Chimichangas and the local favorite, Topopo salad. Everything is homemade and hearty.
At the northern tip of the Barrio Viejo and just south of the Tucson Convention Center sits this historic dining landmark, as well known for who ate there as what was served. It's a convenient stop on the way to the theater or other downtown event and is popular with visiting convention goers. A menu of southwestern and southeastern American favorites includes items like Brenda's Cajun Meatloaf and red pepper shrimp. Full bar service includes wines-by-the-glass and by the bottle.
For more than four decades, Tucsonans have flocked to this "little nest" for well-prepared and well-priced Sonoran specialties. Housed in an attractive Mexican village-style building, it offers good food, friendly service and an authentically Mexican experience. The interior is colorful and lively with bright red chairs, serape-striped upholstery and Mexican art. Among the many menu options are chile rellenos (stuffed chile peppers), burros, tacos, enchiladas, chimichangas, flautas and huevos rancheros (a popular egg, bean and chile dish). Mexican and domestic beers and wines are served. Open wednesday to sunday from 11:30am onwards.
For more than a half-century, this Tucson Mexican marvel, situated inside an impressive territorial-style building with a comfortable and casual Mexican interior, has been operated by generations of a single family. So when you visit Guillermo's Double L Restaurant, you're sure to be welcomed and treated like family. A large and inexpensive menu features all of your favorite south-of-the-border specialties, and the hand-mixed margaritas make a great go-along.
From breakfast to lunch, this closet-sized downtown cafe is bustling with business people looking for a quick and flavorful bite to eat. Because of its small size and its great popularity, you may have to wait awhile to place your order. In the morning, croissants, muffins and a few breakfast entrees are served along with a full range of specialty coffees. Panini sandwiches are the lunch of choice with a variety of fillings. Daily specials range from salads and sandwiches to hot entrees.
Just across Sixth Avenue, this modern, upbeat Barrio bistro serves creative contemporary cuisine in an attractive, lively atmosphere. It's a convenient dining spot when attending theater and music events or when doing business in the downtown area. It can be quite noisy here, but it's an energized, delightful din. The menu features a full range of appetizers and "little plates," salads, chicken, veal, pastas, plus daily entree specials. Full bar service is available.
An irresistible Happy Hour and an eclectic menu of American fare that will melt your taste buds features at Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails. An emphasis on seasonally available, fresh ingredients creates a menu which is dynamic and refreshing. The Downtown Burger which is drowned in Foie Gras, mushrooms and caramelized onions is a popular item on the menu. The decor is a constant reminder of fun and frolic.
La Cocina is a great place to pick for lunch after strolling around the downtown arts district. Situated in the shaded courtyard of the Old Town Artisans complex, this grill and restaurant offers Sonoran-style dishes in a 19th century cantina setting. Locals like to take out-of-town visitors to this pleasant place in order to show off their city. The ambiance is that of an 1890-style cantina, combined with patio dining in a beautiful courtyard setting with flowers and ponds. The fare is mostly Mexican, but does include dishes like the Fettucine con Pollo. Beer and wine is also available.
Almost any time of the day, and any day of the week, you'll find folks congregating at this Iguana Cafe to enjoy a casual meal or just some friendly company. The great little spot has a laid-back feeling with an island-casual look and atmosphere. A few street-side tables make a great spots to people watch. Oven-fresh Cuban bread is piled with tasty meats, cheeses and veggies, and makes a satisfying lunch or afternoon snack. Salads and bagel sandwiches are also offered.
Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink is a lot more than just your average pizza place. They offer handcrafted pizzas featuring top-quality ingredients. Try a specialty pie like the Calabrian salami and roasted Fresno chile or the arugula and proscuitto. In addition to the pizza, they offer a large selection of hard-to-find microbrews from around the country. There are also inventive cocktails, including The Sicilian Defense with rye, blood orange liqueur and cinnamon.
A great "dive bar" with live local music almost every night, this is a grungy and dark place with a few scattered tables and couches and an upstairs balcony with tables and chairs. The stage is set at the back of the room, and three pool tables are available on the opposite side of the room. You pay a reasonable price for most bottled beers, drafts, Guinness stouts and the few exotic imports.
HUB Restaurant and Ice Creamery is one revitalized corner of Tucson which serves classic comfort food and everyone's favorite ICE-CREAM! From Pot-pies to hamburgers and hand-made ice-cream, Hub serves it all. Dessert is never a matter of debate at this eatery with truly sinful choices of Rocky Road, Salted Caramel and Creamy Vanilla Ice-cream. The decor is classically styled with comfortable seating and a long bar brimming with spirits.