Tucson

Restaurants in Tucson

Sample a burrito filled with carne seca (air-dried beef) at this original location.

This Pie Town establishment sells butterscotch, dutch apple crumb, New Mexico apple, cherry, peach, blueberry, (and on weekends:) banana cream, coconut cream, and chocolate pies. Though pies are the obvious specialty, try the green-chile stew before ordering a hearty dessert.

Head into the foothills for killer barbecued ribs.

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

Sit at the counter for a beer and the spicy, lemony Seven Seafood Stew.

On Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays, the bar offers a special: mussels and a glass of wine for $11.50.

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.

Among the 25-plus rotating varieties try the vegan-friendly spinach and wild mushrooms, or a fiery slow-roasted sirloin.

Whether it’s sausage and biscuits or “eggs & gunpowder,” breakfast at the Hotel Congress is funky and fun.