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Restaurants in The Tucson Area

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these The Tucson Area restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best The Tucson Area restaurants and dining experiences. Browse our travel guides for insider information on food trucks, bakeries, cafés, coffeehouses, farm-to-table restaurants, diners, trattorias, bistros, pizzerias, ice cream parlors, tapas bars, noodle houses, sushi counters, fine dining establishments, and more.

Our global network of editors and writers selects the best restaurants in The Tucson Area to help travelers soak up the local scene and find authentic dishes. Whether highlighting an insider hot spot, a celebrity chef’s newest restaurant, a hip coffeehouse, or the best place for cheap eats, Travel + Leisure takes you there, serving up the best The Tucson Area restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in The Tucson Area.

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  • Café Poca Cosa

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Suzana Davila, who runs the nouvelle-Mexican Café Poca Cosa, constantly updates her chalkboard menu—look for pollo en pipian or the irresistible ta... More
  • Cow Palace

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    John Wayne ate here, so a meal is obligatory for all True Grit fans. Keep in mind: real cowboys order steak. And don’t let the kitschy steer on the... More
  • Cup Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Whether it’s sausage and biscuits or “eggs & gunpowder,” breakfast at the Hotel Congress is funky and fun. More
  • Dish, Tucson

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the bar offers a special: mussels and a glass of wine for $11.50. More
  • El Charro Café, The Original

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Sample a burrito filled with carne seca (air-dried beef) at this original location. More
  • El Corral Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Head into the foothills for killer barbecued ribs. More
  • Grill at Hacienda del Sol

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    Muscovy duck and short ribs with Yorkshire pudding are a few of the old-world favorite. The wine list is exceptional. More
  • Janos

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The soulful cuisine (think crisp duckling served on beluga lentils with house-made loquat marmalade) from James Beard Award winner Janos Wilder is ... More
  • Jonathan’s Cork

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Cure a serious iron deficiency with a thick cut of steak, ostrich, bison, or the tried-and-true liver and onions. Don’t pass up the margaritas. More
  • Manzanares Street Coffeehouse

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Mariscos Chihuahua

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar
    Sit at the counter for a beer and the spicy, lemony Seven Seafood Stew. More
  • Martíns

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
  • Pie-O-Neer Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    This Pie Town establishment sells butterscotch, dutch apple crumb, New Mexico apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, (and on weekends:) banana cream, coc... More
  • St. Mary's

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    Once you taste it, it’s difficult not to obsess over the house-made tres leches cake. More

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