Tucson

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.

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.

The artisanal, wood-fired pizzas (which come with toppings like rainbow trout and aged New York steak) strike the perfect balance between family-casual and creative cuisine.

The restaurant serves 90 wines by the glass and is co-owned by a master sommelier.

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.

The kitchen churns out authentic Mexican dishes like carne asada tacos, tangy ceviche, and creamy fresh horchata (an addictively sweet rice drink).

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.