Restaurants in Tucson
Suzana Davila, who runs the nouvelle-Mexican Café Poca Cosa, constantly updates her chalkboard menu—look for pollo en pipian or the irresistible tamale pie.
Muscovy duck and short ribs with Yorkshire pudding are a few of the old-world favorite. The wine list is exceptional.
The soulful cuisine (think crisp duckling served on beluga lentils with house-made loquat marmalade) from James Beard Award winner Janos Wilder is a hit with vacationing lovebirds.
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.
Once you taste it, it’s difficult not to obsess over the house-made tres leches cake.
Among the 25-plus rotating varieties try the vegan-friendly spinach and wild mushrooms, or a fiery slow-roasted sirloin.
The kitchen churns out authentic Mexican dishes like carne asada tacos, tangy ceviche, and creamy fresh horchata (an addictively sweet rice drink).
Sit at the counter for a beer and the spicy, lemony Seven Seafood Stew.
Whether it’s sausage and biscuits or “eggs & gunpowder,” breakfast at the Hotel Congress is funky and fun.
Sample a burrito filled with carne seca (air-dried beef) at this original location.