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Restaurants in Tucson + Southern Arizona

Whether it’s a classic culinary temple or a local haunt, these Tucson + Southern Arizona restaurants are destinations in and of themselves. Read on to discover Travel + Leisure’s picks for the best Tucson + Southern Arizona 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 Tucson + Southern Arizona 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 Tucson + Southern Arizona restaurant listings. Below find T+L’s top picks for where to eat in Tucson + Southern Arizona.

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  • Bat Cave Café

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    The in-park option serves up freshly baked pizzas, including a “Southern Arizona” version with roasted green chiles, fresh tomatoes, and onion. More
  • 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
  • Cafe Roka

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar Dollar Dollar
    The nouveau (but unpretentious) American cuisine is some of the best in town; try the roasted quail with pine nuts, prosciutto, vegetable brunoise,... 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
  • Longhorn Restaurant

    PRICE RANGE: Dollar
    You’ll find good hearty barbecue and smoked pork—plus plenty of old-timey atmosphere—at the town’s oldest continually operated restaurant. 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

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