198 W Cushing St, Tucson, AZ 85701
Restaurant, bar, and café depending on the time of day. In El Presidio neighborhood in downtown Tucson. Prettiest little courtyard anywhere plus delicious food and fancy cocktails.
El Guero Canelo
2480 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
Nothing fancy, but the best place to get a Sonoran Dog- a hot dog wrapped in bacon, served on a bolillo bun with pinto beans, onions, pico de gallo, mayo, mustard, and salsa.
533 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
The head chef is a world famous, award-winning, and Top Chef contestant, Sonoran Mexican chef, Maria Mazon. The tacos are super unique and yummy.
119 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85705
Amazing, succulent, delicious Ethiopian food. Highly recommend!
7037 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704
For an upscale experience, try this modern American spot inspired by flavors from all over the world. Menus change with the seasons, and their lush patio will transport you out of the desert. Reservations recommended at this must-try local gem.
Cup Café at Hotel Congress
311 E. Congress Street, Tucson, AZ 85701
Step into Tucson’s most iconic hotel for an unforgettable meal surrounded by living history. You really cannot go wrong with breakfast, lunch or dinner here – everything is cooked to perfection. From Southwestern and Mexican inspired dishes to new-American style options, The Cup brings a modern menu with accommodations for all diets. Check out the hotel’s many other offerings (bar, live music, and sometimes markets) or venture beyond the historic walls to discover more of downtown Tucson!
60 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
Local, 100% fresh, homemade Italian food that mixes the classics with local products. Their warm indoor spaces include a wine bar, bakery and cafe, as well as multiple dining rooms, and a small curated shop. Their relaxing atmosphere expands outside to their spacious patio front patio that has bocce ball and lights glowing, or to the back for a more intimate, quiet setting on the bakery side. Whether you want the perfect cappuccino, handmade pasta, a delectable pastry, crispy Roman-style pizza or a smooth glass of wine – Locale’s got you covered!
5 Points Market and Restaurant
756 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
The perfect marriage of a restaurant and market, 5 Points is local, ethical and sustainable. Their menu is filled with fresh, flavorful dishes, as well as coffee, tea and bakery items. (Pro tip: go for brunch and order their smoked beet sandwich). The market sells local produce, dairy products and a thoughtfully curated selection of housewares, fresh flowers, natural wines, treats and other food products.