Leap of Faith

Pushing the limits at Arizona Zipline Adventures | By Jeff Atwell

For twenty-odd years, the south side of the Santa Catalina Mountains has been in view—an awesome site every time I step outside in Tucson, hike the foothills, or drive the hairpins up to Mount Lemmon. During a visit with friends from Florida, I finally had my first up-close encounter with the north face.

My friends and I are pushing 50, and ziplining, we agreed, seemed the most strapped-in way to catch an adrenaline buzz. On the drive out to Arizona Zipline Adventures in Oracle, just north of Tucson, views of the massive rock face of Pusch Ridge and the saguaro-studded valleys of Catalina State Park set the theme for the day: Nature calls the shots here.

Give in to gravity

From the platform of zip one—the “bunny slope” according to our guides Kyle and Karly—it sunk in that a 1/2-inch “super-swaged galvanized steel” cable was the only thing protecting us from the craggy desert below. We all cinched up our gear a little tighter, and when Kyle and Karly gave instructions we tuned in. Left arm up means pull the brake. Two arms X’d means pull down on both cords and lean back. And like with most things, the first step is the most difficult.

Kyle showed us how to get into a crouched position before we step off. Gravity will do the rest, he said. Karly demonstrated by effortlessly zipping to the first landing pad to catch the rest of us. At 400 feet, the first zip looked plenty long to us first-timers, but we’d soon learn 400 feet was fodder for mere mortals.

None of us stuck the landing on the bunny slope. It takes time to get the hand signals down and honestly, when we pulled the brake it did very little to slow us down. Leaning back with legs out straight and pulling back hard on both straps put us in the best position to land without an abrupt, flailing clack.

By the second zip, our form improved. By the third, fourth, and fifth zips, we started to fly. We learned that tucking into a ball generates speed, and that taking one hand off the grips quickly turns our bodies 90 degrees in the opposite direction. Some in our group turned that new skill into zip circles and backwards zipping. But we noticed all that really did was slow them down. We were here to go as fast as we could.

Game on

Freefalling over the rugged Coronado National Forest, no matter how strapped in and supervised we were, caused everyone in our group to scream like lost goats with each launch. At each landing pad, we’d pull it together and hike up to the next launch platform, giddy to do it again.

From the final platform, the line dropped at 45 degrees for what looked like more than half of the 1,500-foot zip. From way up there, it looked like the line evened out where the scrubby foothills met an outcropping of boulders, and beyond that we had to squint to see the landing.

It was cool to discover that the longest zipline in the state is actually the two longest ziplines in the state. From the final platform, we launched in twos as side-by-side zips turned the biggest thrill of the day into a race. After topping 60 m.p.h. on the final zip, I still lost the race by getting into landing position too early and ended up dangling short of the platform. No worries. Kyle was there to reel me in.

Back at the starting point, we got out of our gear and had a round of high fives and hugs all around with strangers who had become fast friends. We hung out on the patio while we came down from the rush, comparing dopamine levels and reminiscing about cheating death.

Weeks later, I get butterflies on demand. When I look at the serene south face of the Catalinas towering over the metro, I now know what’s on the other side. Just the thought of the exhilarating ride on the north face takes me back to flying out of my comfort zone.

Visit ziparizona.com to plan your wild ride.

A Desert Getaway to Remember

Discover the top reasons to stay at Aravaipa Farms | By Heather Wuelpern

Whether you live in Tucson or Phoenix or are just visiting, there’s a place you need to discover. About an hour’s drive from northwest Tucson or two hours southeast of Phoenix—through a saguaro forest and into one of Arizona’s most pristine red rock canyons—lies Aravaipa Farms Orchard and Inn. This 46-acre oasis in the desert is a must-visit, especially after remarkable renovations were completed in March 2017. Read on to see how there’s something for everyone at Aravaipa Farms Orchard and Inn.

Create lasting memories

With room for up to 19 guests, the Inn has plenty of space for a family reunion, girlfriends’ getaway, couples’ retreat, or any other group looking to connect with Mother Nature.

Photography by Julie Foskett

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Experience the great outdoors

Outdoor enthusiasts will love exploring the Aravaipa Wilderness Preserve—the entrance is only five miles east of Aravaipa Farms. After a day in nature, you can relax by the pool, dine, and share stories of your adventures.

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Photography by Julie Foskett

Romance under the stars

Sometimes couples don’t agree on everything. Perhaps one loves to camp in the great outdoors, the other prefers comfy accommodations. Aravaipa Farms has the best of both worlds—where nature meets comfort.

Visit aravaipafarms.com or book your stay by calling Laura at 520-261-7373 or email info@aravaipafarms.com.

10 Reasons Marana is on the Rise

By Lindsay Lawson

Travel north of Tucson on I-10 and you’ll discover the town of Marana, Southern Arizona’s diamond in the rough. Visiting for a day or weekend is definitely not enough time to experience all that Marana has to offer—with so many plans for new attractions and services in the works, even a week of exploration won’t do this destination justice. It’s no surprise many Arizonans are relocating to Marana after learning about these perks:

1. Fresh air everywhere

Becoming one with nature in the heart of the Sonoran Desert is easy when you don’t have to go far. Whether you prefer a casual hike and a picnic lunch or a more adventurous experience, the Tortolita Mountains offer pathfinders of all skill levels a trail to remember. From birding to bicycling, outdoor adventures await! Saguaro National Park borders Marana and provides a gorgeous backdrop of flora and fauna to be enjoyed by all.

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Signal Hill petroglyphs

2. Family fun minutes away

Keep the kids happy each summer at the Heritage River Park Splash Pad and earn yourself many cool parent points. Explore the cycling path along the Santa Cruz River and enjoy the picturesque desert waterway that attracts a variety of wildlife to observe. Annual family-friendly events hosted by the Town of Marana take place throughout the year, including the Fourth of July Spectacular, Cotton Festival, and the Holiday Festival and Christmas Tree Lighting.

3. Engaging education everyday

Today’s kids need a school environment and curriculum that embraces technology and prepares them for a bright future. Qualified and caring teachers and staff members engage students as they begin their journey as lifelong learners. Marana has an acclaimed school district with award-winning learning environments in addition to offering local charter, alternative, pre-K, and private schools to accommodate each student and family’s needs.

4. Good food = Good mood

Foodies: prepare yourself for delightful delicacies found only in Marana. From juicy burgers with creative fixings to Southwestern-inspired soups, salads, and entrées, a new dish is always waiting to be discovered in the many restaurants that make up the growing dining scene. Try Core Kitchen & Wine Bar’s True American cuisine or Cortaro Sushi’s inventive rolls.

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The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

5. UNESCO gastronomy tours

Who knew combining food and learning would be so fun? Marana’s Gastronomy Tours are the first to be approved by UNESCO’s Creative Cities Network. Walking through ancient archaeological sites, hearing stories about the cultures that farmed and foraged in the Sonoran Desert from expert tour guides, and tasting dishes inspired by local ingredients is an experience you won’t want to miss.

6. New beginnings, new homes

The appeal of Marana’s new homes with modern layouts and mountain views can’t be beat. Along Twin Peaks Road new housing developments are popping up and inviting young families, retirees, and everyone in between to get a fresh start at making memories at a lower price point than many Tucson neighborhoods. Plus, Marana’s ideal location makes trips to downtown Tucson or Phoenix a breeze.

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Tucson Premium Outlets

7. It’s shop o’clock somewhere

Whether you’re shopping for necessities or treasures, you’ll find what you need in the many shopping destinations Marana offers. It’s easy to make a day of retail therapy in Marana due to the opportunities to relax between visiting unique boutiques and your favorite outlets. Live music from local bands and a kid’s play area are offered at Tucson Premium Outlets, while Arizona Pavilions Marketplace features a Harkins Theatre and popular local restaurants.

8. Cheers to that

Looking for your new favorite cocktail or craft beer? Take a mixology class at the Ritz-Carlton’s Ignite Sushi Bar, or have an expert pour you an ale featuring Marana-grown white Sonoran wheat at one of the many local breweries. New to the area, Casa Marana’s taproom offers local craft beer, a variety of wines, and coffee delights. Check out Dove Mountain Brewery, Growler’s Taphouse, Catalina Brewing Company, and Button Brew House to satisfy your thirst for great beer.

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Catalina Brewing Company

9. Nice shot!

Teeing off at any of Marana’s four championship golf courses will inspire your inner golf pro to come out and play. Desert golf is an experience enthusiasts and professionals travel worldwide for, but living in Marana means these challenging courses are available for you to conquer any day of the week. The best part of golfing in Marana? Scenic views of purple mountains, blue skies, and saguaro-lined fairways. If you don’t have the gear or time to commit to 18 holes, practice your swing at Topgolf. The party atmosphere there combines golf, food, and drink, even after dark.

10. Two words: Mesquite grilled

Choosing between a sizzling steak, finger-licking good ribs, wild-caught Alaskan salmon, and flavorful chicken at Li’l Abner’s Steakhouse is tough, but no matter which you pick, you’re going to have a great meal. Since 1947, Li’l Abner’s has been a top choice for slow-smoked meats while maintaining a great ambiance for diners to enjoy. The oldest steakhouse in Marana is the perfect place for date night, time with family, or special occasions.

Ready to discover Marana for yourself? Check out discovermarana.org for even more inspiration.

Southern Arizona

Get off the beaten path and explore the vibrant communities of Southern Arizona. From the fine wines of Sonoita and Patagonia to the rich history of Bisbee and Tombstone, experience something new outside the city limits.

Featured Places


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Optimo Hatworks Milliner and Renovator

Everyone has a different reason to want a custom-made hat, from fashion savvy to head shape, and Optimo Hatworks Milliner and Renovator, located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, is the premier place to find them. A bonus: The store is in Bisbee--a cool, funky, and fun place for a day trip.

J.F. Thamm Studios

Between landscapes and portraits, this gallery has it all. Located at the heart of Bisbee, J.F. Thamm Studios features artist John Thamm's political and environmental paintings. The skill of this former Bob Ross mentor and long-ago courtroom sketch artist isn't something you'll soon forget.

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Charron Vineyards

Take a scenic drive down Sonoita Highway into the Santa Rita Foothills to experience a wine that has sold out since 2000. One of the oldest vineyards in southern Arizona, Charron has been growing fine wine grapes since 1994 and drawing visitors to their picturesque tasting room. Nestled in beautiful foothills at at a cool 4,200 feet, Charron Vineyards and Winery is an ideal location for a wedding venue and wine tasting alike. Enjoy the tasting room 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Steve Getzwiller's Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

Steve and Gail Getzwiller provide a dazzling display of prized Navajo masterpieces directly from the talented hands of nearby artisans that come into Sonoita's Nizhoni Ranch Gallery. Amongst the glory of blankets, baskets, rugs, table runners, and pottery, I feel like I'm at a trading post in the Old West. Well, I'm fresh out of rabbit pelts; may I trade cash?

Circle Z Ranch

Situated in the stunning landscape among southern Arizona's sky islands, Circle Z Ranch offers an elevated dude ranch experience for guests of all ages. Thousands of acres of expansive grasslands, canyons and mountain ranges serve as a dream setting for horseback riding across untouched landscapes, while the protected Sonoita Creek makes Circle Z ranch a rich and peaceful location for birdwatching. Relax with class as you stay in amenity-filled and colorful Southwest-style historic cottages at Arizona's oldest family owned and operated vacation ranch.

Far View Ranch

What's cuter than a llama, fluffier than a sheep and more sociable than a lot of people? That's right, you guessed it: an alpaca. The luxurious hair of which was once worn by Incan Sun Kings, alpaca fiber is still sought after as a high-end product in the textile world. Far View Ranch features 40 alpacas that are individually named and personally cared for by Arleen and Jerry Brothen. Dedicated ranchers, they invite you to visit their stunning location and get nose-to-nose with a sweet 'lil alpaca. Sign me up and al-pac-a my bags right now!

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Cafe Margarita

Located in the heart of Tombstone alongside many of the town's historical attractions, stop in to Cafe Margarita to cool down and relax for a bite to eat with freshly-made horchata and authentic chile relleno. After a thrilling reenactment of Wyatt Earp's legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral, kick back with a hand-blended cactus margarita made with top shelf tequila, or savor some spumone gelato for a cold treat on a hot day. No matter what you get, Cafe Margarita promises genuine Mexican and Italian dishes made with the best ingredients.

Big Nose Kate's Saloon

The historic watering hole in Tombstone known as Big Nose Kate's Saloon is jam-packed with entertainment and enough ambiance to transport anyone back to the unbridled days of the Old West. Big Nose Kate is most infamous for her tumultuous relationship with Doc Holliday, but her tough attitude toward working the prostitution business is really what set her apart from the women of her time. Step into the saloon today for sights--and tastes--of the past.

Arlene's

Expect the unexpected at Arlene's in Tombstone! This family-owned gallery, opened since 1978, showcases some of the Southwest's most iconic items. Shop for everything from turquoise jewelry to Native American artifacts to fine art, pottery, and more. A visit to the Western town of Tombstone--with dusty streets, gunfights reenactments, carriage rides, and Shady Ladies--wouldn't be complete without a stop at Arlene's for authentic regional treasures.

O.K. Corral Gunfight Site

O.K. Corral Gunfight Site, located southeast of Tucson in
Tombstone, is home to what is generally regarded as the most famous gunfight in the history of the American Old West. The fight took place on October 26, 1881, between Doc Holliday, the Earp Brothers, McLaurays, and Clantons, and has since come to represent a time in American history when the frontier was an open range for outlaws roaming the vast West.

14 Cool Things to Do

An eclectic guide to activities and attractions in and around Southern Arizona

Editor’s note: Tucson Guide’s “Cool Things to Do” are listed in no particular order. All information given here was accurate at press time. You may want to phone for confirmation prior to visiting these attractions.

Featured Places

Fox Tucson Theatre

The “Crown Jewel of Downtown” presents an exciting mix of shows year round to appeal to every concert lover in a beautifully restored, 1930s Art Deco theatre. With state-of-the-art equipment and nationally renowned acoustic values, every show at the Fox creates lasting memories.
This fall, the Fox will host a diverse mix of premium top-tier concerts, cutting edge comedy, family-friendly shows, enriching world entertainment, and holiday extravaganzas. Featuring musical artists like soul singer Aaron Neville, pianist Yanni, country-western star Kip Moore, Genesis rocker Steve Hackett, and many, many more. Champions of Magic, Spanish guitarist Jesse Cook, Merry-Achi Christmas, and Israeli/Spanish artist David Broza are a few of Fox’s world music and entertainment offerings and finally, the theatre will fill with laughter as comedians like the iconic duo Cheech & Chong, political satirist Randy Rainbow, and stand-ups Tom Segura and Dimitri Martin take the microphone. Visit the Fox website for what’s on stage for you!
17 W. Congress St., foxtucson.com, Box Office: 520-547-3040

Tohono Chul

Named “One of the Great Botanical Gardens of the World” by Travel + Leisure, Tohono Chul preserves and celebrates the natural wonders of the Sonoran Desert. Although the park’s 49 acres of lush desert is surrounded by a bustling urban center, once you’re wondering through the trails you’re instantly transported to a garden of serenity.
Part botanical garden, part nature preserve, part cultural museum, and part art gallery—with a side of lunch at the Garden Bistro—visitors can learn about the desert’s native flora and fauna along with our connection to it. Outdoor exhibits include an ethnobotanical garden displaying indigenous plants cultivated by Native Americans for food and medicine, a working rainwater harvesting garden, a riparian habitat replicating Arizona’s threatened stream-side vegetation, the famous hummingbird garden, and much more. Three trails take visitors through beautiful walks accompanied by interpretive signs.
Indoors, you’ll discover rotating art and cultural exhibits—alongside the permanent collection—featuring pieces that tell the story of the Sonoran Desert. The museum shops feature local art and gifts, handcrafted native jewelry, Southwest books, arid-adapted unique plants, and more. And before you leave, stop off for prickly pear lemonade at the Garden Bistro to round out the day.
7366 N. Paseo del Norte, 520-742-6455, tohonochul.org

Zip it Up

Nestled in the Santa Catalina Mountains, Arizona Zipline Adventures—Arizona’s fastest zip line tour—offers five zip lines to experience the Sonoran Desert. This guided adventure includes zip spans ranging from 400 to 1,500 feet and light hiking to let visitors experience the landscape from every angle.
35406 S. Mt. Lemmon Rd., Oracle, 520-308-9350, ziparizona.com

Got All Your Marbles? Interchangeable Jewelry Longtime

Tucson artists William Skiles and Lisa Stotska welcome visitors to experience a taste of local artists’ talents and purchase signature handcrafted interchangeable jewelry. Choose what marble or gem you want to wear from the patented jewelry designs—a masterpiece of design and engineering. Pop the stone out and pop a new one in. Choices of marbles include gemstones, precious metals, Murano glass, and created opals. There is a wide range of jewelry products—pendants, earrings, bracelets, and rings. If you are looking for a memento or something special for a certain someone, the shop has what you need.
220 E. Congress St., Downtown or 3601 E. 44th Street, Suite 105, Studio, 520-628-1433, gotallyourmarbles.com

Santa Theresa Tile Works

Santa Theresa Tile Works perfectly captures the light and life of our Sonoran desert home. Our handmade mosaic tiles are ideal for everything from backsplashes to garden benches, plaques, tables, and more. Visit our showroom to check out our selection of tile and finished prices ready to take home, or create your own unique artwork. Whether you collaborate with our incredibly talented artists or execute your own original vision, you’ll be sure to enjoy the results for years to come. Or, sign up for one of our many classes and workshops and learn to craft beautiful, handmade art while making unforgettable memories. All proceeds directly benefit the students of Imago Dei Middle School.
440 N. 6th Ave., 520-623-8640, santatheresatileworks.com

Arlene's Southwest Trading

Want to see some beautiful pieces made in the desert Southwest and have a great time? Come to Arlene’s in Tombstone and you will find a fantastic selection of Native American-made items, including locally made Tohono O’odham baskets! Stop in to see for yourself at 400 E. Allen St. in Tombstone. You can also visit arlenesgallery.com or call 520-457-3678.

Artist Oasis

Embark on a delightful journey to the mining-turned artist community of Bisbee. With 18 galleries, 35 restaurants and bars, and more than 50 places to stay, this quirky historic town is perfect for an inspiring day trip or overnight stay from Tucson. With a vibrant creative community, you’ll find works of art from more than 70 local artists to international stars like Jeff Koons, Harland Miller, The Connor Brothers and Andy Warhol, ensuring you’ll have plenty of excuses to scoop up fabulous pieces from one (or more) of the galleries that dot Bisbee’s charming downtown.
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Reid Park Zoo

Get close to wildlife at Reid Park Zoo! The Zoo is home to more than 250 animals from around the world, including tigers, anteaters, lions, squirrel monkeys, grizzly bears, elephants, rhinos, and so many more. Learn how you can help protect wild animals and wild places while you explore naturalistic habitats, watch our Animal Care staff give training demonstrations throughout the day, or schedule a behind-the-scenes tour prior to your visit.
3400 Zoo Court, reidparkzoo.org, 520-791-3204

 

True Concord Voices & Orchestra

Immerse yourself in Genius! Grammy-nominated True Concord Voices & Orchestra explores the artistry of human genius through music this season (October 2019 through March 2020) with an innovative combination of masterpieces and thought-provoking newer works. Visit our website for ticket, date, and venue information.
520-401-2651, trueconcord.org

The Cologuard Classic, PGA TOUR Champions Event

The Cologuard Classic features a 78-player field competing for a $1.7 million purse with $255,000 and 255 Charles Schwab Cup points for the winner. The 2020 tournament will mark the third year of the Cologuard Classic, named after Wisconsin-based Exact Sciences’ noninvasive at-home colon cancer screening test for average-risk individuals 50 years or older, and the sixth year the Conquistadores have partnered with the PGA TOUR Champions. The no-cut format includes three days of competition (Friday–Sunday) with players participating in pro-am events on Wednesday and Thursday. Tournament proceeds support colon cancer awareness and Tucson youth sports.
February 23–March 1, Omni Tucson National Resort, 520-571-0400, cologuardclassic.com

Make Life Pop

Bisbee’s newest gallery is throwing out the notion that only locally made art is available in town. Located in the heart of Old Bisbee, see museum-quality urban, street and pop art at Artemizia Gallery. Owner Sloane Bouchever is an artist himself, but this gallery isn’t to exhibit his own work—Artemizia showcases the art he loves. Signed works by Andy Warhol and Jeff Koons hang alongside international stars including The Connor Brothers and Harland Miller.
51 Main St., Bisbee, artemizia.com

Create, Explore, Imagine!

Play, learn, and discover at Children’s Museum Tucson | Oro Valley! Downtown, find 13 spaces with fun, interactive STEM- and art-based exhibits. In Oro Valley, specially sized for kids 0–5, experience tactile and sensory exhibits that encourage exploration. Always something new to explore!
Downtown: 200 S. 6th Ave., 520-792-9985. Oro Valley: 11015 N. Oracle Rd., 520-297-8004. childrensmuseumtucson.org

Tucson Museum of Art

Spend a day downtown at the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block. TMA features original and traveling exhibitions focusing on modern and contemporary art, Native American art, Latin American art, and art of the American West. Treat yourself to lunch, dessert, or a refreshing drink at Café a la C’Art. Browse the Museum Store for locally made jewelry, accessories, ceramics, and gifts. Tour the historic Corbett House on Sundays for a taste of Tucson history. Enjoy extended hours, live music, and art-making activities on Free First Thursdays. Artists of all ages can get creative at Second SundAZe Family Days. Open Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
140 N. Main Ave., 520-624-2333, tucsonmuseumofart.org

Pima Air & Space Museum

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest aviation museums in the world and the largest non-government-funded in the U.S. TripAdvisor ranks it in the Top 10% worldwide for excellent ratings. Its significant collection, 350 strong from around the globe, covers commercial, military and civil aviation. See all-time great aircraft on its 80 acres: the SR-71 Blackbird, a B-29 Superfortress, WWII fighter planes, three B-52s, a Boeing B787 Dreamliner, the world’s smallest bi-plane, planes used as renowned contemporary artists’ canvases, and much more. We have a full-service restaurant and an extensive gift store on site. There are daily, guided walking and tram tours of the grounds and the galleries. We also offer exclusive motorcoach tours of the world-famous 390th AMARG Military aircraft storage facility AKA ‘The Boneyard’ on regular business days. Find more information at pimaair.org or info@pimaair.org.

 

Gallery Guide

Enrich your life with art. The following is a select list of galleries in Tucson and Southern Arizona whose holdings run the gamut from painting and sculpture to glasswork and ceramics. Call ahead for hours of operation and specific exhibit schedules.

Featured Places

Artemezia

Artemizia Gallery in Bisbee, AZ goes beyond southwest kitsch and locally made art to showcase cutting edge contemporary works and pop art classics. The brainchild of artist Sloane Bouchever, Artemezia aims to show work that makes viewers think deeply and ask important questions. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Mr. Brainwash, and, Bouchever's current favorites, The Connor Brothers.

Arlene's

415 E. Allen St., 520-457-3678
arlenesgallery.com

Expect the unexpected at Arlene's in Tombstone! This family-owned gallery, opened since 1978, showcases some of the Southwest's most iconic items. Shop for everything from turquoise jewelry to Native American artifacts to fine art, pottery, and more. A visit to the Western town of Tombstone--with dusty streets, gunfights reenactments, carriage rides, and Shady Ladies--wouldn't be complete without a stop at Arlene's for authentic regional treasures.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

6300 N. Swan Rd., 520-299-9191
degrazia.org

This 10-acre National Historic District features Southwestern art and architecture by legendary artist Ted DeGrazia with adobe gallery, gift shop, chapel, and artist's former home. Original paintings, watercolors, sculptures, ceramics, and more.

Madaras Gallery

3035 N. Swan Rd., 615-3001
madaras.com

Gallery features local award-wining artist Diana Madaras and 26 guest artists, including original art, prints, and a large array of Southwest gifts. Specializing in colorful interpretations of the Southwest.

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

Free First Thursday at the Tucson Museum of Art is free and open to the public. From 5 to 8 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month you can enjoy an evening featuring music, artmaking activities, gallery access, and a cash bar. Each Free First Thursday explores different aspects of community partnerships, performances, and current exhibitions. The museum offers a rotation of feature exhibitions along with 15 galleries dedicated to showcasing items from the permanent collection of Modern and Contemporary, Native American, American West, Latin American, pre-Columbian, European, and Asian art. Free First Thursdays are sponsored by Will & Jax Realtors.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

Features a diverse collection ranging from historic Indian art to contemporary sculptures and paintings by deceased and living artists. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, Navajo rugs, and other Southwestern art, including pieces by Maynard Dixon, Maria Martinez, and Howard Post.

Tohono Chul

7366 N. Paseo del Norte, 520-742-6455
tohonochulpark.org

The Exhibit House, a restored 1937 adobe building, holds three galleries that feature local and regional artists in eclectic exhibitions that connect the nature, art, and culture of the Sonoran Desert.

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Affairs of the Art Gallery

Cat Mountain Station, 2740 S. Kinney Rd., 520-329-0910
affairsoftheartgallery.com

Find works of art by more than 50 local artists across a multitude of mediums at this artist's co-op located en route to the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and historic Old Tucson.

Arizona History Museum

949 E. 2nd St., 520-628-5774
arizonahistoricalsociety.org

The museum interprets Southern Arizona's history from the Spanish Colonial through Territorial eras. Exhibit topics include mining, transportation, Geronimo, 1870s Tucson, Arizona treasures, and uncovering Tucson's past.

Arizona State Museum

The University of Arizona, 1013 E. University Blvd., 520-621-6302
statemuseum.arizona.edu

Exhibitions, programs, and an educational museum store make up the oldest and largest anthropology museum in the region. With an emphasis on native cultures, the museum boasts the world's largest collection of Southwestern Indian pottery and is an affiliate of the Smithsonian Institution.

Artful Living Gallery

in Plaza Colonial, 2840 E. Skyline Dr., Unit 160, 520-203-7004
www.jeffferst.com

Sure to catch the eye, vibrant colors shine from Jeff Ferst's paintings hanging in this foothills gallery. Admire abstracts and landscapes packed with the bright colors of the desert while shopping for colorful clothing and home decor.

Artists at Work

2400 N. Campbell Ave., 520-326-5676
artistsatworktucson.com

At this multicultural gallery, find everything from oils, to ceramics, talavera, jewelry, stained glass, and metalwork—all made by local artists.

Arts Incubator Gallery

108 E. Congress St., 520-792-4503

This tall, narrow space downtown next to The Grill offers the perfect place for local artists to exhibit their work–from performance and installation art to paintings, photography, ceramics, and more.

Bicas Art Gallery

2001 N. 7th Ave., 520-628-7950
bicas.org

Love bicycles and recycled art? Find colorful bike art and crafts, including upcycled bike-centric art, bags, sculptures, bike racks, clothing, jewelry, paintings, drawings, and more.

Center for Creative Photography

The University of Arizona, 1030 N. Olive Rd., 520-621-7968
creativephotography.org

In addition to rotating exhibits, this museum on the U of A campus also contains a research center and archives. The center holds more individual works by 20th-century North American photographers—nearly 90,000 prints—than any other museum in the country.

Chris Bubany Gallery

La Plaza Shoppes, 6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 140, 520-885-2960
chrisbubany.com

The whimsical beauty of the Southwest comes to life in Bubany's hand-painted ceramic designs. Find one-of-a-kind tableware featuring the vibrant colors, creatures, and flowers of the desert at her gallery.

Conrad Wilde Gallery

101 W. 6th St., 520-622-8997
conradwildegallery.org

Rotating exhibits of contemporary paintings, sculptures, and works on paper emphasizing abstraction and innovation.

Contreras Gallery

110 E. 6th St., 520-398-6557
contrerashousefineart.com

Located in the historic Warehouse Arts District, this locally owned gallery and working studio showcases contemporary paintings, drawings, and sculpture, as well as monthly exhibitions of local artists and custom-made jewelry.

Covington Fine Arts Gallery Inc.

La Plaza Shoppes, 6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 140, 520-298-7878
covingtongallery.com

Specializes in 19th- and 20th-century American and European paintings, watercolors, and prints, as well as brokering and appraisals.

Davis Dominguez Gallery

154 E. 6th St., 520-629-9759
davisdominguez.com

This contemporary fine art gallery, representing established Tucson artists for 40 years, is located in a fully restored 5,400-square-foot warehouse in the historic Warehouse Arts District. It features a large selection of modern paintings and sculpture.

Deco

2612 E. Broadway Blvd., 319-0888
decoarttucson.com

Touting "a little bit of everything," this eclectic gallery showcases unique gifts and works by local artists. Also find wall, neon, and Western art; jewelry; ongoing classes; vintage items; and rotating exhibits.

DeGrazia Gallery in the Sun

6300 N. Swan Rd., 520-299-9191
degrazia.org

This 10-acre National Historic District features Southwestern art and architecture by legendary artist Ted DeGrazia with adobe gallery, gift shop, chapel, and artist's former home. Original paintings, watercolors, sculptures, ceramics, and more.

Desert Artisans' Gallery

La Plaza Shoppes, 6536 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 120, 520-722-4412
www.desertartisansgallery.com

A cooperative gallery featuring selected works by 60 local artists offering contemporary and traditional art in a variety of mediums, including painting, photography, fused glass, ceramics, and handmade jewelry.

Dragonfly Gallery

721 N. 4th Ave., 520-622-0511
dragonflyvillage.org

The gallery's proceeds—with pieces by local artists ranging from sculpture and hand blown glass to acrylics—go to Dragonfly Village, which provides transitional housing to homeless and low-income people.

Drawing Studio, The

2760 N. Tucson Blvd., 520-620-0947
thedrawingstudio.org

A visual arts center founded by noted artist and art educator Andrew Rush. Featuring a year-round schedule of exhibitions by students, associates, faculty, and nationally recognized guest artists in a variety of 2-D and 3-D mediums.

Etherton Gallery

135 S. 6th Ave., 520-624-7370
ethertongallery.com

Known for its vast inventory of vintage, classic, and contemporary photography and museum-quality exhibitions, Etherton Gallery also features paintings, prints, and mixed-media by top local and regional artists.

Fire Ranch Glassworks & Gallery

4280 E. Hawser St., Catalina, 520-818-2239
fireranchglassworks.com

Fire Ranch Glassworks creates original glass art, including botanical sculptures, vases, urns, and Venetian eggs. Features works by owners and artists Richard Hornby and Linda Allyn along with the works of other glass artists.

Four Corners Gallery

7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 16., 520-202-3888
tucsondart.com

Dedicated to preserving and educating about the arts, culture, and heritage of the region, the gallery includes original Southwestern artwork, exquisite handmade silver jewelry, and more from local artists.

Framed to Perfection

7625 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 125, 520-571-1963
framedtoperfection.com

Limited edition, fine art prints by established international artists and custom framing are this shop's specialty.

Gallery 801

801 N. Main Ave., 520-370-1610
stevenderks.com

This 1880s building houses a gallery with an attached blacksmith shop and features contemporary sculpture, metalwork, and paintings, along with found-object and hand-forged works by owner Steven Derks, as well as works by Dan Lehman, Moises Orozco, Ian Houghton, and Peter Eisner.

Gallery West Classic Native American Art

6420 N. Campbell Ave., 520-529-7002
indianartwest.com

Specializes in historic Plains beadwork and sculpture, classic Navajo weavings, kachinas, and Southwestern basketry and pottery, along with contemporary Southwest jewelry, paintings, and sculpture.

Ironwood Gallery

Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, 2021 N. Kinney Rd., 520-883-3024
desertmuseum.org/arts

Featuring desert botanicals and native wildlife, with rotating exhibitions showcasing local, national, and international artists. Included in museum admission.

Joseph Gross Gallery

The University of Arizona, 1031 N. Olive Rd., 520-626-4215
art.arizona.edu/resources-facilities/galleries

Showcasing works by students and faculty from the U of A School of Art, this gallery also displays works by professional artists in a wide array of mediums and concepts.

Lionel Rombach Gallery

The University of Arizona, 1031 N. Olive Rd., 520-626-4215
art.arizona.edu/resources-facilities/galleries

Students display their artistic visions and learn gallery management at this U of A gallery. It was established in 1977 as a student gallery and displays a broad range of artistic mediums.

Louis Carlos Bernal Gallery

Pima Community College, 2202 W. Anklam Rd., 520-206-6942
pima.edu/community/the-arts/louis-carlos-bernal-gallery

Named for the famous Tucson photographer, this gallery rotates exhibits from regional, national, and international artists every spring. The gallery also hosts a juried student exhibition. Gallery features paintings, printmaking, sculpture, photography, drawings, metalwork, book arts, and installations.

Lynn Rae Lowe's Metal Arts Gallery

3230 N. Dodge Blvd., Ste. A, 520-299-7900
lynnraelowe.com

Home studio and gallery of nationally known artist Lynn Rae Lowe. Gallery features hand-painted metalwork, garden art, and bronze sculpture.

Madaras Gallery

3035 N. Swan Rd., 615-3001
madaras.com

Gallery features local award-wining artist Diana Madaras and 26 guest artists, including original art, prints, and a large array of Southwest gifts. Specializing in colorful interpretations of the Southwest.

Mark Sublette Medicine Man Gallery

6872 E. Sunrise Dr., Ste. 130, 520-722-7798
medicinemangallery.com

Features a diverse collection ranging from historic Indian art to contemporary sculptures and paintings by deceased and living artists. Paintings, jewelry, pottery, Navajo rugs, and other Southwestern art, including pieces by Maynard Dixon, Maria Martinez, and Howard Post.

McBride's Framing Gallery

6330 N. Oracle Rd. #216, 520-690-5492

This custom-frame shop doubles as a gallery showcasing Southwest photography by Tad McBride.

Metal Arts Village

3230 N. Dodge Blvd., Studios A–L, 520-975-9792
metalartsvillage.com

The architecturally striking plaza is home to more than 10 artists working in steel, glass, wood, stone, and more. Explore the studios, meet the artists, and tour the outdoor sculpture garden.

Monterey Court Studio Galleries

505 W. Miracle Mile, 520-207-2429
montereycourtaz.com

This historic 1930s motor court has been renovated into charming galleries and artisan shops that showcase contemporary, traditional, and Southwestern art, including glasswork, paintings, jewelry, and custom clothing.

Morning Star Traders & Antiques

2020 E. Speedway Blvd., 520-881-2112
morningstartraders.com

Specializes in antiques and new Native American arts, including jewelry, rugs, baskets, pottery, fetishes, and Yaqui masks, as well as Mexican jewelry, arts, and period antique furniture.

Museum of Contemporary Art

265 S. Church Ave., 520-624-5019
moca-tucson.org

Exhibits contemporary avant-garde art from 1970 on, with six to eight temporary exhibitions per year. Features works by international and local artists, as well as public educational talks and programs on art in science and literature.

P. M. Johnson & Daughters

12511 E. Speedway Blvd., 520-404-7336
glassillusionsstudio.com

This studio exclusively showcases the works of owners Pattie and Mark Johnson. Find all mediums of glass art, including blown, fused, cast, and stained.

Philabaum Glass Gallery & Studio

711 S. 6th Ave., 520-884-7404
philabaumglass.com

From collector pieces to one-of-a-kind jewelry, this space exclusively shows contemporary glass art by nationally recognized artists. It also houses the working glass studio of local artist Tom Philabaum.

Porter Hall Gallery

at Tucson Botanical Gardens, 2150 N. Alvernon Way, 520-326-9686
tucsonbotanical.org

This gallery serves as the centerpiece of the Gardens' historic 1929 home, surrounded by 13 specialty gardens. Monthly exhibits often focus on the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert.

Raices Taller 222 Art Gallery & Workshop

218 E. 6th St., 520-881-5335
raicestaller222.com

A Latino-based, nonprofit, cooperative contemporary art gallery in the downtown Warehouse Arts District, dedicated to showing national and international art by co-op members and guest artists.

Reflected Light Gallery

in La Plaza Shoppes, 6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd., Ste. 130, 520-731-0550
paul-pryor.com/link/reflected_light_gallery

Featuring the work of co-owners and artists Bonnie and Paul Pryor, find handcrafted sterling silver jewelry and large, dramatic landscape photographs of the western US.

Sanders Galleries

6420 N. Campbell Ave., 520-299-1763
sandersgalleries.com

Specializes in traditional and contemporary Southwestern, Chinese, Russian, and Native American art, including paintings and sculpture.

Sarnoff's Paloma Art Gallery

4747 E. Sunrise Dr., Ste. 101, 520-577-9224
sarnoffpalomaart.com

An eclectic gallery specializing in original works by local artists Ernesto Esquer, Beth Giachetti, Lawrence Gipe, and Mano Sotelo. Also offering beautiful gifts, local art, custom framing, and a gift and jewelry gallery.

Settlers West Gallery

6420 N. Campbell Ave., 520-299-2607
settlerswest.com

Fine original Western and wildlife art. Featuring works by more than 200 artists, including Howard Terpning, as well as paintings by William Acheff and Scott Tallman Powers.

Skyline Gallery

6360 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 150, 520-615-3800

Featuring the works of more than 100 North American artists and artisans. Offering unique jewelry, blown glass, pottery, and woodwork.

Solar Culture Gallery

31 E. Toole Ave., 520-884-0874
solarculture.org

This hidden gem music and fine-art venue displays the works of more than 100 community artists. Exhibits rotate thrice annually.

Southern Arizona Watercolor Guild Gallery

5420 E. Broadway Blvd., Ste. 240, 520-299-7294
southernazwatercolorguild.com

This nonprofit, scholarship-driven artist group showcases professional quality artwork ranging from plein-air still life to experimental and abstracts.

Spirited Hands Studio

851 N. Corinth Ave., 520-873-7388
spiritedhandsstudio.com

Specializing in fiber arts, mother/daughter duo Sally Hall and Susan Thompson create apparel, wall hangings, sculptures, and more using the ancient art of felt-making. Classes available. Call for hours.

Temple Gallery

330 S. Scott Ave., 520-624-7370
ethertongallery.com

Managed by Etherton Gallery, the gallery is located downtown in the historic Temple of Music and Art and specializes in paintings, sculpture, and mixed media by top local and regional artists, including Jim Waid, Lynn Taber, and Nancy Tokar Miller.

Tohono Chul

7366 N. Paseo del Norte, 520-742-6455
tohonochulpark.org

The Exhibit House, a restored 1937 adobe building, holds three galleries that feature local and regional artists in eclectic exhibitions that connect the nature, art, and culture of the Sonoran Desert.

Toscana Studio & Gallery

9040 N. Oracle Rd., 520-575-1445
toscanastudioandgallery.com

This all-encompassing art space features contemporary figurative and abstract fine art by established and emerging local artists, as well as art classes and workshops for all ages and a children's summer art camp.

Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block

140 N. Main Ave., 520-624-2333
tucsonmuseumofart.org

Located in historic downtown, the Tucson Museum of Art and Historic Block features Western, Latin American, and modern and contemporary art exhibitions, as well as five historic houses that provide visitors with a unique look into Tucson's past.

Union Galleries

The University of Arizona, Student Union Memorial Center, 1303 E. University Blvd., 520-621-6142
union.arizona.edu/involvement/galleries

Three gallery spaces within the Student Union display works by students and professional artists. The gallery seeks to expose the campus community to original art, current and ongoing social issues, and the creative process.

University of Arizona Museum of Art, The

The University of Arizona, 1031 N. Olive Rd., 520-621-7567
artmuseum.arizona.edu

The museum presents changing and traveling exhibitions of world-class art throughout the year featuring masterworks from antiquity through the present day. The 15th-century Spanish Altarpiece of Ciudad Rodrigo is always on view.

Wilde Meyer Gallery

Plaza Colonial, 2890 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 170, 520-615-5222
wildemeyer.com

Visit a Wild Meyer Galleries to experience contemporary innovation and creativity at the optimum. Entering one of their galleries is a sensory experience with WOW factor.  Wild Meyer Galleries in Scottsdale and Tucson have changing exhibits of Original Contemporary Fine Art with subjects including abstracts, landscapes, figurative, and contemporary western.

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Art Gallery H

6 Plaza Rd., 520-820-7000
artgalleryh.com

Contemporary meets cutting edge with showcases from established and emerging artists. Art Gallery H features paintings, sculptures, and mixed-media from Joy Huckins-Noss, Karl Hoffman, Carla Romero, and more.

Big Horn Galleries

La Entrada de Tubac, bldg. K, 520-398-9209
bighorngalleries.com

An extension of the Cody, Wyoming, gallery that specializes in fine traditional and contemporary Western and Southwestern art. Represents more than 60 national and international artists, including James Bama, Deborah Fellows, Jessica Garrett, Owen Rose, and Phil Starke.

Bruce Baughman Studios & Galleries

19 Tubac Rd., 520-398-9098
brucebaughmangallery.com

Primarily featuring the work of owner Bruce Baughman, known for his reverse-painting technique in which paint is applied to one side of a transparent sheet with the intent of viewing the artwork from the other side.

C. Curry Studio & Gallery

La Entrada de Tubac, Ste. M, 520-398-3304

Specializing in Southwestern art, from beaded jewelry by Carol Curry to masks and koshare (Hopi clowns made from clay) by Alan Bass. The gallery also carries a variety of mediums including pottery, wood carving, basketry, and gourd art.

Cobalt Fine Arts Gallery

5 Camino Otero, 520-398-1200
cobaltfinearts.com

An eclectic mix of paintings, sculpture, art glass, ceramics, and jewelry, with an emphasis on contemporary Southwestern art. Features works by more than 35 artists, including oil paintings by Neil Myers, Natasha Isenhour, Paul Sheldon, and Georgeana Ireland.

Desert Legacy Gallery

3266 Hwy. 82, Stes. 3–4, 520-455-0555
desertlegacygalleries.com

Find everything from handmade furniture and home accessories to pieces of jewelry and handbags with a Southwestern flair. Be sure to peruse the regional artwork, including sculptures made of metal and glass.

Feminine Mystique Art Gallery

La Entrada de Tubac, Ste. C, 520-398-0473
femaleartgallery.com

An all-female art gallery displaying works by more than 80 locally, nationally, and internationally known women artists, including pottery by Pat Aguilar, glasswork by Melissa Branzell, and dolls by Gretchen Lima.

Graham Bell Gallery

1 Will Rogers Lane, 520-398-9111
cowboyartexchange.net

Cowboy and rodeo photography by Scott Graham Bell and black-and-white photography by Edward S. Curtis. Featuring Tibetan, South American, and cowboy memorabilia, as well as antique furniture.

Hal Empie Studio & Gallery

33 Tubac Rd., 520-398-2811
halempiestudio-gallery.com

Gallery dedicated to the work of Arizona artist Hal Empie (1909–2002), including recently acquired originals and limited-edition prints. Oils, watercolors, pen-and-ink drawings, and prints. Owned by the Empie family.

Hugh Cabot Studio and Gallery

10 Calle Iglesia, 520-398-2721
hughcabot.com

Showcasing the extensive artistic talents—from sculpture to watercolor—of Hugh Cabot. The collection of the artist's original works includes signed and numbered lithographs and rare bronzes.

K Newby Gallery + Sculpture Garden

15 Tubac Rd., 520-398-9662, 888-398-9662
newbygallery.com

Fine contemporary Southwestern art, including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and furniture. Features paintings by Jim Vogel and sculptures by Star Liana York in the 2-acre sculpture garden.

Lone Mountain Turquoise Company

11 Tubac Rd., 520-398-2802
lonemountainturquoiseco.com

This gallery displays anything and everything embellished with turquoise. Find handcrafted Native American necklaces, earrings, bracelets, rings, and belts, along with rugs, pottery, and paintings from more than 3,000 artists.

Red Door Gallery, The

10 Plaza Rd., 520-398-3943
ckwearden.com

This gallery offers contemporary and traditional fine art, and workshop classes with the artist herself. Features Native American and Southwestern paintings by owner C. K. Wearden.

Rogoway Turquoise Tortoise Gallery

5 Calle Baca, 520-398-2041
rogowaygalleries.com

A decades-old art destination in the heart of the Tubac art colony. Home to some of the finest innovative art in original oils and acrylic paintings, bronze sculpture, and American Indian and artisan-made jewelry.

Stone House of Tubac

19 Tubac Rd., Ste. H, 719-838-1187
stonehouseoftubac.com

Features Southwestern-inspired paintings and watercolors by local artists including nationally acclaimed Jim Petty.

Tubac Art & Gifts

31 Tubac Rd., 575-640-6569
tubacartandgifts.com

Notable local and regional artists—such as Sandy Baenen, Lisa Matta-Brown, and Jacci Weller—create the modern, sophisticated, and powerful works of art shown in this gallery.

Tubac Center of the Arts

9 Plaza Rd., 520-398-2371
tubacarts.org

Nonprofit gallery and center offers exhibitions, workshops, lectures, youth programs, and performances. Features works by more than 500 regional and national artists in all mediums, as well as three galleries, a performance stage, a history gallery, a gallery shop, and a new master-artist gallery.

Tubac Presidio State Historic Park

1 Burruel Street, Box 1296, 520-398-2252
tubacpp.com

Home of the oldest Spanish fort in Arizona and Arizona's first state park, the Tubac Presidio features a museum, underground display of ruin, and an extensive gift shop.

Tubac Territory

1 Calle Baca, 520-398-2913
ttfurniture.com

Specializes in regional handcrafted mesquite furniture. Also features paintings by Carlos Lopez, kachinas by Molly Heizer, and glass by Jared Davis.

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Arlene's

415 E. Allen St., 520-457-3678
arlenesgallery.com

Expect the unexpected at Arlene's in Tombstone! This family-owned gallery, opened since 1978, showcases some of the Southwest's most iconic items. Shop for everything from turquoise jewelry to Native American artifacts to fine art, pottery, and more. A visit to the Western town of Tombstone--with dusty streets, gunfights reenactments, carriage rides, and Shady Ladies--wouldn't be complete without a stop at Arlene's for authentic regional treasures.

Boothill Graveyard

408 AZ-80, 520-457-2540
tombstonechamber.com/directory/boothill-graveyard

Founded in 1878, this historic cemetery was a burial ground for Tombstone's earliest pioneers. Visitors can learn about Tombstone history and visit the extensive gift shop.

Tombstone Association of the Arts, The

317 E. Allen St., 520-457-2380
tombstoneartgallery.com

Gallery of works exclusively by artists from Cochise County, with an emphasis on Southwestern art. All original art, including paintings, woodcrafts, jewelry, photography, quilts, and handmade crafts. A featured-artist exhibit changes monthly and see an annual quilt show every February.

White Raven Trading Company

215 E. Allen St., 520-732-1048
whiteraventrading.com

This curiosity shoppe and museum of the strange is unlike any place else. Visitors who ask, "is it real?" are guaranteed the same answer: "Some of it is really real, some of it is really fake, but it's all real good."

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Steve Getzwiller's Nizhoni Ranch Gallery

520-455-5020
navajorug.com

Featuring both historic and contemporary Navajo weavings, Southwestern basketry, and American Indian art and jewelry. Call for directions and to schedule an appointment.

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Artemezia

Artemizia Gallery in Bisbee, AZ goes beyond southwest kitsch and locally made art to showcase cutting edge contemporary works and pop art classics. The brainchild of artist Sloane Bouchever, Artemezia aims to show work that makes viewers think deeply and ask important questions. Featured artists include Andy Warhol, Jeff Koons, Mr. Brainwash, and, Bouchever's current favorites, The Connor Brothers.

55 Main Gallery

55 Main St., 520-432-4694

Paintings and photo art line the walls of this multifaceted exhibit space, which also carries colorful clothing, jewelry, and glass art. View the works of nearly 100 artists, including Christine Welch and Barbara Ross.

Art Home

79 Main St., 520-678-7495
bisbeearthome.com

Furniture as art? Art as furniture? You decide at this art and retail space, where you'll find one-of-a-kind furniture, housewares, and toys.

Bathtub Coffee & Art

31 Subway St., 520-276-4955
projectbathtub.com

A coffee shop and café that's serious about showing art and creating an environment that stimulates creativity.

Belleza Fine Art Gallery

27 Main St., 520-432-5877
bellezagallery.org

Featuring original paintings by a variety of artists, including David Berridge, Charles Thomas, and William Spencer III.

Bisbee Stairs Gallery

This pop-up gallery along Bisbee's iconic stairs captures the town's creative spirit.

Central School Project

243 Howell Ave., 520-432-4866
centralschoolproject.org

A non-profit arts and cultural center with space for artists to create and display their work.

David Kachel Photography

2 Naco Rd.
davidkachel.com

David Kachel is an artist whose film and digital photography focuses on the southwest desert.

Flying Leap Vineyard's Tasting Room & Fine Art Gallery

67 Main St., 520-954-3245
www.flyingleapvineyards.com/locations/bisbee-tasting-room-art-gallery

Curated by TRUST Art & Design, this gallery and tasting room in downtown Bisbee features local and regional artists alongside local wine.

J. F. Thamm Gallery & Studio

40 Main St., 509-868-7434
jfthammstudios.com

Between landscapes and portraits, J. F. Thamm Gallery & Studio features artist John F. Thamm's impressionist paintings.

LOOK Vintage & Modern

38 Main St., 520-366-1807
facebook.com/lookbisbee

View and purchase vintage goods—from furniture to housewares to art and clothing—in this retail space and gallery.

PanTerra Gallery

22 Main St., 520-432-3320
panterragallery.com

Offering an eclectic collection of fine-art photography, wearable art and clothing, and handcrafted jewelry.

Pritchard Gallery

6 Main St.
bisbeeaz.gov/2374/Pritchard-Gallery

An art gallery in the historic Copper Queen that features four different Bisbee artists each year.

SamPoe Gallery

24 Main St., 520-432-5338
sampoegallery.com

Contemporary art space exclusively featuring the works of husband and wife Poe Dismuke and Sam Woolcott. Includes paintings, drawings, and prints influenced by Bisbee's landscape, as well as wind-driven kinetic sculptures.

Sense of Place

63 Brewery Gulch, 413-667-8760
facebook.com/carolchandlerart

Sense of Place Gallery, run by artist Carol Chandler, exhibits plein air paintings of scenes from Bisbee, Arizona and the surrounding landscape.

Subway Gallery

30 Main St., 520-432-9143
facebook.com/pages/category/Art-Gallery/Subway-Gallery

Founded in 1986, Subway Gallery is a coop gallery featuring local Bisbee artists.

Tang Gallery

32 Main St., 520-432-5824
minatangkan.com

Original contemporary paintings, watercolors, sculpture, ceramics, and glass. Features works by owner and artist Mina Tang Kan, in addition to works of more than 30 other artists, including oils by Dan Desmond.

Dining Guide

Dollar amounts correspond to average per-meal price. Smoking is not permitted in most Tucson restaurants, by city ordinance.

Featured Places

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano in the Tucson foothills would be a great fit for the Food Channel. It’s a lovely restaurant, with an open kitchen and a romantic patio. Massimo Tenino, the handsome Tuscan-born chef-owner, could be filmed in front of the wood-fired oven, while his brother, who runs a winery in Piedmont, Italy, could handle the wine segments. Ratings would go through the roof–but it’s even better to have the real deal in town.

The Parish Gastropub

Like a good parishioner, we joined the large flock of Tucsonans seeking something unique and flavorful. The Parish Gastropub transported us elsewhere…tout de suite! Music, local art, and chatter mingled with teasing, spicy, mouthwatering aromas. As we waited on a pew in Tucson, I chose to believe we were about to witness Mardi Gras live and in person. Seek and ye shall find.

Big Nose Kate’s Saloon

The historic watering hole in Tombstone known as Big Nose Kate’s Saloon is jam-packed with entertainment and enough ambiance to transport anyone back to the unbridled days of the Old West. Big Nose Kate is most infamous for her tumultuous relationship with Doc Holliday, but her tough attitude toward working the prostitution business is really what set her apart from the women of her time. Step into the saloon today for sights–and tastes–of the past.

Cafe Margarita

Located in the heart of Tombstone alongside many of the town’s historical attractions, stop in to Cafe Margarita to cool down and relax for a bite to eat with freshly-made horchata and authentic chile relleno. After a thrilling reenactment of Wyatt Earp’s legendary gunfight at the O.K. Corral, kick back with a hand-blended cactus margarita made with top shelf tequila, or savor some spumone gelato for a cold treat on a hot day. No matter what you get, Cafe Margarita promises genuine Mexican and Italian dishes made with the best ingredients.

Eclectic Café

Café/Bistro
Contemporary decor and New American cuisine combine with fresh ingredients to create daily specials, including Mexican entrées, homemade soups, a large array of pasta and salads, and homemade desserts. Breakfast on weekends. Patio dining available. Take-out and catering.

520-433-4346
7053 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
eclecticcafetucson.com

The Longhorn Restaurant

For a true taste of the Wild West, look no further than The Longhorn Restaurant. The oldest continually operated restaurant in Tombstone, the Longhorn serves up broiled Black Angus steaks, mesquite smoked pork ribs, Mexican classics, and more in a fun, historic setting. And don't forget to save room for dessert—we hear the Death by Chocolate is to die for.

520-457-3405
501 E. Allen Street.
thelonghornrestaurant.com

Oregano's Pizza Bistro

Here's something that's hard to argue with: the key to happiness is friends, good food, and music. At Oregano's Pizza Bistro, this philosophy, inherited from the founder's father, gets credit for the genuine sense of joy that accompanies each meal at this beloved local chain. Pizza is the name of the game, but everything on their large menu of pizza, pastas, salads, sandwiches, and desserts deserves a try.

520-327-8955
4900 E. Speedway
oreganos.com

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47 Scott

American
This neighborhood bistro in downtown Tucson features modern American comfort food, eclectic wines, microbrewed beers, and handcrafted cocktails, as well as urban decor, comfortable bar and booth seating, and a large outdoor brick patio.

520-624-4747
47 N. Scott Ave.
47scott.com
$$–$$$

5 Points Market & Restaurant

American
A perfect spot for breakfast, brunch, and lunch, this neighborhood joint serves up made-from-scratch favorites using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Numerous vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free items are also on the menu.

520-623-3888
756 S. Stone Ave.
5pointstucson.com
$

Ali Baba Restaurant & Market

Mediterranean
You won’t need a genie to tell you that this quaint, casual restaurant is a favorite among locals. The menu features Mediterranean specialties, including kebbeh (beef), kafta (lamb), seafood, couscous, and lots of vegetarian choices.

520-319-2559
2545 E Speedway Blvd Ste 125
https://www.loc8nearme.com/arizona/tucson/alibaba-restaurant/3365298/
$

Arizona Inn

Continental
Legendary service, a historic setting, and one of Tucson’s top-rated restaurants. The chef’s seasonal menus and special selections made from the freshest ingredients will entice you to return again and again. Try the homemade ginger creams and imaginative desserts while enjoying a view of elegant gardens.

520-325-1541
2200 E. Elm St.
arizonainn.com
$$-$$$$

Athens on 4th Avenue

Greek
Visit this charming Hellenic bistro for an unforgettable dining experience. Favorite artisan dishes include fresh fish and seafood, vegetarian specialties, and handcrafted desserts. Entrées are prepared with extra-virgin olive oil, imported cheeses, and wine.

520-624-6886
500 N. 4th Ave.
athenson4thave.com
$$

Bangkok Cafe

Thai
Tour the tastes of Thailand with an exotic fusion of spicy and savory dishes, including salads, soups, seafood, curries, and vegetarian selections. Specialties include satay with peanut sauce and spicy basil chicken. Open for lunch and dinner, with take-out available and a full bar.

520-323-6555
2511 E. Speedway Blvd.
bangkokcafe.net
$-$$

Barrio Brewing Company

Pub
This converted warehouse boasts 10–12 brews on tap, including NCAAle—brewed seasonally for Wildcats basketball. Join UA sports fans here on game days, and enjoy 2–3 seasonal beers on tap. Pair brews with warm spinach dip or carne asada tacos.

520-791-2739
800 E. 16th St.
barriobrewing.com
$

Bentley’s House of Coffee & Tea

Café
Specialties are fresh salads, soups, and an extensive breakfast menu. Light-fare items include quiches, salads, and sandwiches. A variety of hot or iced espresso/coffee drinks is served in this relaxed, no-hurry atmosphere. Catering available.

520-795-0338
1730 E. Speedway Blvd.
bentleyscoffeehouse.com
$

Bisbee Breakfast Club

Café
You won’t miss out on the most important meal of the day at this eatery, which serves breakfast and lunch all week until 3 p.m. Try the Blue Wally Cakes: blueberry-walnut pancakes served with maple syrup.

520-432-5885, 75A Erie St. (Bisbee); 520-579-7495, 4131 W. Ina Rd.; 520-329-8769, 4811 E. Sunrise Dr., Ste. 165; 520-327-0029, 2936 E. Broadway Blvd.
bisbeebreakfastclub.com
$

Bison Witches

Deli/Bar
Meet your friends at this unique bar without having to eat bar food. Enjoy grilled deli sandwiches, bread-bowl soups, salads, and appetizers. Full bar includes microbrews, imported beers, and daily drink specials.

520-740-1541
326 N. 4th Ave.
bisonwitches.com
$

Blue Willow Restaurant, Gift Shop & Bakery

Café
A Tucson tradition serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily. Enjoy patio dining, delicious desserts, and the nifty gift shop. Sample the well-known breakfast specialties, including huevos rancheros and scrambled tofu, or the nightly dinner specials.

520-327-7577
2616 N. Campbell Ave.
bluewillowtucson.com
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Bob Dobbs Bar & Grill

American/Grill
Some would argue it’s the festive patio, friendly neighborhood crowd, and casual atmosphere that make this one of Tucson’s most popular sports bars. But those who really know the secret to Bob Dobbs’ success point to one thing, and one thing only: the Bob Burger.

520-325-3767
2501 E. 6th St.
bobdobbs.net
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Brooklyn Pizza Company

Italian
Step into this café atmosphere for a taste of the Big Apple right here in Tucson. Enjoy hand-tossed pizzas, breakfast calzones, salads, garlic knots, and hero sandwiches. Finish your meal with homemade Italian ice or gelato. Lunch specials and discounts daily. 100% solar powered.

520-622-6868
534 N. 4th Ave.
brooklynpizzacompany.com
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Brushfire BBQ Co.

American/Grill
You won’t find red-and-white-checked tablecloths at this modern barbecue restaurant. The fire-painted walls signify what they do best. From salmon to pork, smoked meats and brisket can be ordered as a meal, by the pound, or on a sandwich, and topped with one of 6 homemade sauces.

520-624-3223
520-624-3223, 2745 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-867-6050, 7080 E. 22nd St.
brushfirebbq.com
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Café à la C’Art

Café
Luncheon items include a salmon club, soups, hamburgers with seasoned fries, fresh salads, amazing pastries, and more. Breakfast begins at 8 a.m. Many guests enjoy dining alfresco overlooking the Tucson Museum of Art’s lush courtyard.

520-628-8533
150 N. Main Ave.
cafealacarttucson.com
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Café Passé

Café
Try a ham-and-Brie sandwich or housemade scone at this popular European-style café, or simply relax on the spacious patio and sip an espresso. In the evening, come by for a light dinner and a cocktail made with house-infused liquor and stick around for live jazz, folk, or blues.

520-624-4411
415 N. 4th Ave.
cafepasse.com
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Café Poca Cosa

Mexican
This restaurant has become one of the leaders in classy Mexican cuisine. Homemade dishes: beef, chicken, pork, seafood, and vegetarian. Home-style lunch and dinner menu changes twice daily. For breakfast or lunch, try The Little One at 151 N. Stone Ave.

520-622-6400
110 E. Pennington St.
cafepocacosatucson.com
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Caffé Lucé Coffee Roasting Company

Café
Catch a glimpse of what it takes to make gourmet coffee at this traditional “roasteria.” Try the Aztec Mocha—an espresso drink blended with steamed milk, Mexican chocolate, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Pastries and other breakfast goodies complement the Arabica coffee roasted in-house.

520-207-5504, 943 E. University Blvd. #191; 520-395-0266, 4205 N. Campbell Ave.
facebook.com/Caffe-Luce-Coffee-Roasting-Co-31224924561/
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Caruso’s Restaurant

Italian
Popular in Tucson since the 1930s, Caruso’s specializes in southern Italian cooking that includes lasagna al forno, shrimp marinara, eggplant parmigiana, and, of course, pizza. Wine and beer are served, and the patio is lovely.

520-624-5765
434 N. 4th Ave.
carusositalian.com
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Casa Molina

Mexican
There’s a reason the first Casa Molina has been serving devoted customers for more than 60 years and the other locations are always busy. The food sets a standard that others only try to match—examples are the carne seca, the chiles rellenos, and the chimichangas. Margaritas are the house specialty.

520-326-6663, 4240 E. Grant Rd.; 520-795-7593, 3001 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-886-5468, 6225 E. Speedway Blvd.
casamolina.com
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Charro Steak

Mexican
From the same family who opened the iconic El Charro Café in 1922, Charro Steak is a ranch-to-table steakhouse serving up only the best cuts of local beef with a Mexican flair. Pair your meal with any of the many delicious tequilas, wines, and whiskeys.

520-485-1922
188 E. Broadway Blvd.
charrosteak.com
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Cup Café

Café
This hip downtown hot spot in historic Hotel Congress offers eclectic fare with Southwestern influences, such as Mission Street tacos, plus a variety of vegan and vegetarian dishes. The desserts, homemade and delightful, are as original as the art on the walls.

520-798-1618
311 E. Congress St.
hotelcongress.com/food
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Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant

Southwestern Grill
Comfort food, garden patios, a full bar, and live jazz have made this 1860s landmark adobe a local favorite for decades. Enjoy penne, shrimp, charred poblanos and cream, and Cajun meatloaf with ancho-maple glaze. Stop for a drink before a concert at the Convention Center. Family-owned since 1972.

520-622-7984
198 W. Cushing St.
cushingstreet.com
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Diablo Burger

American
Feast on grass-fed beef burgers and Belgian-style frites while looking out onto Congress Street. This local burger joint serves up the freshest ingredients in a 250-mile radius, charbroiled to perfection with seasonal greens between handmade, branded English muffins.

520-882-2007
312 E. Congress St.
diabloburger.com
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Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails

International
Renowned chef Janos Wilder plants his roots downtown with a worldly dining concept. The seasonal menu features such exotic items as the Thai curry with coconut-milk soup and crisp, griddled porchetta, polenta, and fennel citrus slaw,, plus a host of sexy cocktails.

520-623-7700
135 S. 6th Ave.
downtownkitchen.com
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El Berraco

Mexican/Seafood
A fusion of authentic and innovative, El Berraco offers high-quality seafood inspired by spicy Latin cuisine. Tangy flavors and bold spices make their ceviche stand out and their tostadas pop.

520-620-9828
2960 N. 1st Ave.
el-berraco.com
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Elvira’s Restaurant

Mexican
80 years young, Elvira’s brings its spirited cuisine to Tubac and Tucson. With vibrant colors and an extensive tequila bar, every night is a fiesta! Top that off with a legendary menu famous for its chiles rellenos and mango sea bass, and you’re destined for a deliciously fun time.

520-398-9421 (Tubac), 2221 E. Frontage Rd., Bldg. A-101; 520-499-2302, 256 E. Congress St.
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Empire Pizza & Pub

Italian
Try fresh-from-scratch New York-style pizza sans the attitude in this old-fashioned downtown pizzeria. Offering both slices and whole pizzas from traditional pepperoni to barbecue-chicken-and-pesto, the seasoned chefs know how to make their pies, along with satisfying subs, salads, and handmade cheesecake.

520-882-7499
137 E. Congress St.
empirepizzapub.com
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Epic Cafe

Café/Bistro
This neighborhood café serves fresh-baked pastries and pies, some of the best coffee and specialty beverages in Tucson, and inventive pastas, soups, and sandwiches, in a comfortable atmosphere complete with Wi-Fi. Vegetarian and vegan fare. Specialties include Mile-High Apple Pie and scones. Omelette bar and breakfast burritos on Sat. and Sun. 6 a.m.–1 p.m.

520-624-6844
745 N. 4th Ave.
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Feast

Café/Bistro
Formerly chef at The Dish, owner Doug Levy offers an exciting and ever-changing international dine-in and carryout menu that includes Mediterranean, Asian, and regional American cuisine. Choose from more than 400 wines, and sample the intriguing homemade ice cream. Catering available.

520-326-9363
3719 E. Speedway Blvd.
eatatfeast.com
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Frankie’s South Philly Cheesesteaks and Sandwiches

Deli
Enjoy a warm, authentic Frankie’s cheesesteak made with certified Angus beef and a host of toppings, such as roasted peppers and sautéed mushrooms, served on an Amoroso roll (they’re imported fresh from Philadelphia). Photographs of historic landmarks—reminiscent of The City of Brotherly Love—decorate the walls.

520-795-2665
2574 N. Campbell Ave.
frankiescheesesteaks.com
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Gee’s Garden Restaurant

Asian/Pacific Rim
With comfortable Asian decor and authentic food, enjoy a taste of China right here in Tucson. Gee’s offers affordable Asian specialties, including dim sum, Peking duck, and sweet-and-sour soup. Save room for a bowl of traditional Japanese dessert: green-tea and red-bean ice cream.

520-325-5353
1145 N. Alvernon Way
geesgarden.com/
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Good Oak Bar

American/Grill
With a rotating selection of Arizona craft beers, Good Oak aims to create a unique bar that embodies Tucson’s creative and bold spirit. Food choices feature local-based pub fare from Diablo Burger.

520-882-2007
316 E. Congress St.
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Govinda’s Natural Foods Buffet

Vegetarian
Relax in a resortlike atmosphere—complete with fountains, waterfalls, aviaries, and a koi pond—while enjoying international vegetarian and vegan cuisine. Specialties include spinach phyllo, eggplant Parmesan, quiches, veggie burgers, an organic salad bar, and tasty desserts such as carrot cake and mango cheesecake.

520-792-0630
711 E. Blacklidge Dr.
govindasoftucson.com
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Graze Premium Burgers

American/Grill
Graze, where you can get a burger made with Niman Ranch antibiotic-, hormone-free beef, prides itself on being a healthier option to fast-food burger joints. Grab some fresh-cut fries and organic soft serve to complete your meal.

520-269-6888
2721 E. Speedway Blvd.
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HUB Restaurant & Ice Creamery

American/Grill
Three all-American favorites bask in the limelight here: meat, ice cream, and beer. Dressed-up comfort foods prevail, including pot pie, mac ‘n’ cheese, and home-pickled corned beef or pastrami. Homemade ice cream and 24 microbrews on tap sweeten the deal.

520-207-8201
266 E. Congress St.
hubdowntown.com
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Ike’s Coffee & Tea

Café
Cappuccino is the specialty at this Seattle-style coffeehouse—double espresso enriched with steamed milk, topped with frothed milk, and dusted with cinnamon or chocolate. Gourmet whole-bean and ground coffees. Unique omelettes, sandwiches, desserts, and pastries. Fine coffee and tea accessories. Free Wi-Fi.

520-792-1800
100 N. Stone Ave.
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India Oven

Indian
You don’t need a passport to sample some of the exotic, flavorful dishes hailing from Punjab at this sizzling hot spot. Choose the heat intensity of your order, then sit back and relax in this tranquil, family-owned restaurant. Specialities include chicken masala, lamb vindaloo, buna, and samosa.

520-326-8635
2727 N. Campbell Ave.
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Kababeque Indian Grill

Indian
For fast and friendly Indian food and service, stop by this authentic eatery near the U of A. Featuring chicken tikka masala, naan cooked in a tandoor—or clay oven—and homemade paneer (cottage cheese) wraps. Cool off with a mango-strawberry lassi, an Indian smoothie made with yogurt.

520-388-4500
845 E. University Blvd. #185
kababequeindiangrill.com
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Kazoku

Asian
Meaning “family” in Japanese, Kazoku is owned and operated by an aunt–nephew team who make patrons feel at home in this friendly neighborhood spot. Serving up Japanese standards—both cooked and raw—as well as some Korean dishes. On weekdays before 5 p.m., order sushi combinations divided into crunchy, spicy, and vegetarian categories.

520-777-6249
4210 E. Speedway Blvd.
kazokurestaurant.com
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King’s Restaurant

Asian
One of Tucson’s best-kept dining secrets, King’s serves up some of the best Chinese and Vietnamese cuisine in town. Stop in on Thursdays when all chicken dishes are $6.75.

520-829-7214
10 W. Grant Rd.
kingstucson.com
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Kingfisher Bar & Grill

American/Grill/Seafood
A seasonally changing, standout menu featuring fresh seafood, in-house smoked specialties, regional dishes, and varietal oysters. The bar is a local favorite for happy hour and late-night bites. Perennial winner of Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence.

520-323-7739
2564 E. Grant Rd.
kingfishertucson.com
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Korea House Restaurant

Asian/Pacific Rim
Choose tabletop dining or traditional floor seating at this authentic Korean eatery. The house specialty, bulgogi, includes fresh vegetables and marinated beef prepared over an open fire. The menu also features spicy soups, stir fry, and vegetarian dishes.

520-325-4377
4030 E. Speedway Blvd.
koreahouserestaurant.net
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Lerua’s Fine Mexican Food

Mexican
Since 1922, offering fine Sonoran-style specialties, among them prize-winning green corn tamales. Other specialties are homemade flan, fresh shrimp ceviche, and carne seca. Lerua’s will cater your party, whether it’s for 10 or 1,000 guests.

520-624-0322
2005 E. Broadway Blvd.
leruasfinemexicanfoods.com
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Lindy’s Diner on 4th

American
Experience the best in huge—and we mean huge—specialty burgers. Choose from the OMG (3 pounds of beef and 6 slices of cheese), the Dirty Sanchez (with guacamole, pepper-jack cheese, and green chiles), and the Velvet Hammer (with a fried egg and Lindy’s special sauce).

520-207-6970
500 N. Fourth Ave.
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Lucky Wishbone

American
Ask any Tucson native about this order-at-the-counter eatery and they’ll probably list it among their favorite local joints. The menu, specializing in all things fried, offers such choices as chicken fingers, steak fingers, fish fingers, and shrimp. And don’t forget the side of french fries, creamy coleslaw, and buttery Texas toast.

520-294-7607, 5220 S. Nogales Hwy.; 520-327-5679, 4701 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-323-9329, 2545 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-887-9160, 3979 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-296-9008, 990 S. Harrison Rd.; 520-327-0911, 2712 E. 22nd St.; 520-622-2588, 1465 W. Silverlake Rd.
luckywishbone.com
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Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heros

Italian
What makes Mama’s famous? The size of its pies. An individual slice is enough to feed two people, and its family-size pizza could easily feed 10. In case that’s not enough, Mama’s also serves a variety of tasty salads, pastas, and calzones, as well as homemade gluten-free cheesecake. Catering available.

520-319-8856, 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-750-1919, 6996 E. 22nd St.; 520-297-3993, 7965 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-751-4600, 50 S. Houghton Rd.
mamasfamous.com
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Mariscos Chihuahua

Mexican
For fast, but really great, Mexican food, try this Tucson favorite specializing in seafood. Mariscos serves up tasty shrimp cocktail, ceviche tostada, and fresh seasonal fish. If you’re lucky, a mariachi band might stroll through. Some locations offer outdoor dining.

520-623-3563, 1009 N. Grande Ave.; 520-884-3457, 356 E. Grant Rd.; 520-326-1529, 2902 E. 22nd St.; 520-741-0361, 3901 S. 6th Ave.; 520-881-2372, 999 N. Swan Rd.
mariscoschihuahua.com/
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Maverick King of Clubs

American/Grill
Dinner and dancing is what makes this upscale cowboy eatery/country-Western club a favorite since 1962. Two-step to live music, then sit down and delight in the “best burger west of the Rincon Mountains,” as well as other daily specials created by Chef Shorty.

520-298-0430
6622 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
mavericktucson.com
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May’s Counter Chicken & Waffles

American
Touting fried chicken and waffles, okra, corn bread, and more, this Southern-style restaurant also offers a full bar. Breakfast is served all day, and those looking to stay away from all things crispy can order healthful salads.

520-327-2421
2945 E. Speedway Blvd.
maystucson.com
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Maynards Market & Kitchen

French Bistro
A market and counter-service lunch spot by day and a table-service restaurant by night. Select from fresh produce, wines, and other market goodies; grab lunch to go; chat with the downtown crowd over coffee; or enjoy the French-inspired dinner menu in the “kitchen,” featuring fresh seafood and steak tartare.

520-545-0577
400 N. Toole Ave.
maynardstucson.com
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Mi Nidito

Mexican
Located in South Tucson and serving hungry patrons since 1952, Mi Nidito (my little nest) offers a variety of authentic Sonoran dishes, including chimichangas, topopos, flautas, burros, and some of the best chiles rellenos in town. The hefty President’s Plate commemorates President Clinton’s 1999 visit.

520-622-5081
1813 S. 4th Ave.
minidito.net
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MiAn Sushi & Modern Asian Cuisine

Asian
Sleek and modern décor makes a perfect atmosphere for this sushi restaurant. Find classics like tuna, shrimp, and avocado rolls. Feeling bold? Dine on one of their specialties, such as Casper the friendly Ghost—small octopus, crab, and shishito pepper topped with smoky habanero aioli.

520-882-0001
88 E. Broadway Blvd.
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Miss Saigon

Vietnamese
One of Tucson’s best-kept secrets. This colorful, youthful restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese dishes, including a selection of freshly made pho (beef noodle soups). After dinner, Miss Saigon’s tea bar provides a relaxing treat with 60 flavors of brew from which to choose.

520-320-9511, 1072 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-884-4778, 47 N. 6th Ave.
misssaigontucson.com/
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No Anchovies

Italian
As the name suggests, you won’t find any anchovies here, but you will find a menu full of gourmet pizzas, including the buffalo-wing chicken, Meat-head, and veggie. This renovated restaurant also has a full bar and daily happy hour. Enjoy the large patio and college atmosphere.

520-623-3333
870 E. University Blvd.
noanchoviespizza.com
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Nook

New American
With local artists showcased throughout the restaurant, friendly service, and unmatched flavors, Nook is a great spot to spend a lazy morning. Enjoy dishes like the Godfather Benedict, a crumpet with a poached egg, prosciutto, arugula, hollandaise sauce, and a balsamic drizzle. In a rush? Grab a snack to go, like the BLTE—bacon, egg, arugula, and tomato jam all in a warm brioche bun.

520-622-6665
1 E. Congress St.
nookdowntown.com
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Obon Sushi Bar Ramen

Asian
Japanese tradition and modern cooking methods meet in this sophisticated downtown lounge. Sip a Hakushika Junmai Daiginjo sake and pop a signature sushi roll into your mouth—such as the snowflake, zuke salmon, or Tataki Maki—or slurp up a bowl of savory street noodles.

520-485-3590
350 E. Congress St.
obonsushi.com
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Pastiche Modern Eatery

American
Upscale, yet warm and casual, Pastiche offers delightful American-based cuisine with world influences. Features smaller-sized, “bistro” portions, an extensive and award-winning wine list, full bar, and private dining rooms. The wine and cheese shop next door carries more than 600 wines.

520-325-3333
3025 N. Campbell Ave.
pasticheme.com
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Penca

Mexican
Taste authentic Central Mexican cuisine in a rustic setting along busy downtown streets. The exotic menu includes fresh fish marinated in chiles and citrus butter then wrapped, steamed, and baked in a banana leaf with homemade pico de gallo. Penca also has a full bar stocked with an extensive tequila menu.

520-203-7681
50 E. Broadway Blvd.
pencarestaurante.com
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Pho 88

Vietnamese
With a large selection of phos dotting the menu, Pho 88 is one of Tucson’s favorite stops for this hearty Vietnamese soup. Add spring rolls and Thai iced tea to complete your meal.

520-881-8883
2744 N. Campbell Ave.
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PokeZone

Asian
Located in downtown Tucson, this sushi-inspired restaurant draws on Hawaiian influences to deliver customized sushi bowls. Poke is the latest trend in Pacific Rim-fare—the bowl is layered with a bed of rice, noodles, or greens and topped with your choice of vegetables, raw fish, and sauces.

520-207-7318
54 W. Congress St.
pokezonetucson.com
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Prep & Pastry

Café
Sip on locally roasted coffee or enjoy a mimosa before digging into decadent dishes like sweet potato hash and the breakfast poutine. With delicious local food, this hip and unique restaurant emanates excellence through each plate.

520-326-7737
3073 N. Campbell Ave.
prepandpastry.com
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Raging Sage Coffee Roasters

Café
Sip on award-winning coffee roasts and taste delectable pastries, including vegan scones (they happen to be all the rage). The ingredients couldn’t be fresher—the same trees that shade the patio bear fruit for the homemade orange marmalade. Lounge indoors with the savory smell of coffee or outside among the sweet scent of citrus.

520-320-5203
2458 N. Campbell Ave.
ragingsage.com
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Raijin Ramen

Japanese
This isn’t your typical college food. Raijin Ramen serves up traditional Japanese ramen noodle bowls loaded with tasty toppings. Styles of the ramen soup include tonkotsu, miso, and veggie, and the hearty bowls are topped with authentic ingredients such as tamago (boiled eggs), scallions, pork, and nori (seaweed paper).

520-795-3123
2955 E. Speedway Blvd.
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Reforma Cocina y Cantina

Mexican
Dine in this chic and cozy restaurant that is reforming today’s Mexican dining with carefully sourced sustainable ingredients. Enjoy a delectable selection of tacos, tortas, enchiladas, and more Mexican favorites while sipping on an extensive variety of cocktails, wine, and beer.

520-867-4134
4310 N. Campbell Ave.
reformatucson.com
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Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink

Italian
A historic gem in the heart of downtown, Reilly sits in a repurposed funeral home of the same name. Dig into one of 9 handcrafted pizzas while mixing things up with inventive cocktails and a creative dessert, like tiramisu in a jar.

520-882-5550
101 E. Pennington St.
reillypizza.com
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Rocco’s Little Chicago Pizzeria

Italian
For authentic Chicago-style pizza, try Rocco’s deep-dish, stuffed-crust, or thin-crust pizzas. This local favorite has a laid-back atmosphere and features some of the best slices this side of the Windy City. Beer specials and patio dining available.

520-321-1860
2707 E. Broadway Blvd.
roccoslittlechicago.com
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Rosa’s Mexican Food

Mexican
This family restaurant has been a Tucson favorite for 41 years. Sit next to the colorful mural by Francisco Franklin, and enjoy Rosa’s green chile con carne, hearty carne seca tacos, chiles rellenos, or mouthwatering avocado enchiladas. Catering available. Open every day, 11 a.m.–10 p.m.

520-325-0362
1750 E. Fort Lowell Rd. #164
rosasmexicanfoodaz.com
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Scordato’s Pizzeria

Italian
This sophisticated pizzeria offers rustic, artisan pizzas by award-winning chef Daniel Scordato, as well as salads and Italian sandwiches. Imported ingredients include fontina, Parmesan-Reggiano, and robiola cheese; prosciutto; and guanciale (cured pork jowl). Don’t miss the panna cotta with fruit compote and cannoli for dessert.

520-529-2700
4911 N. Stone Ave.
scordatospizzeria.com
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Senae Thai Bistro

Asian
The owner of wildly successful Basil Thai in San Francisco is now giving Tucson a taste of Bangkok’s vibrant traditional cuisine. The extensive wine list and signature cocktails pair well with the sophisticated ambiance and dishes such as pad Thai.

520-373-5335
63 E. Congress St.
senaethai.com
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Seven Cups Tea House

Teahouse
This specialty teahouse features Chinese tea grown by farmers in China—from green and white teas to rare blends. Seven Cups has modeled its soothing atmosphere after a traditional Chinese teahouse, complete with rosewood tables and porcelain teapots. Snack on wonderful Japanese pastries, biscotti, or ice cream.

520-881-4072
2516 E. 6th St.
sevencups.com
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Sher-e-Punjab

Indian
A longtime Tucson favorite, Sher-e-Punjab serves up authentic home-style Indian cuisine, including delectable samosas, fragrant curries, and a host of basmati rices, fresh-from-the-tandoori-oven naans, and various vegetarian items, including palak paneer—fresh spinach and homemade cheese in an intricately spiced sauce—round out the menu. Lunch buffet daily.

520-624-9393
853 E. Grant Rd.
sher-e-punjabtucson.com
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Sinbad’s Restaurant

Middle Eastern/Lebanese
Sinbad’s Mediterranean-style restaurant features mainly Lebanese cuisine that is sure to please your palate. Located near The University of Arizona, Sinbad’s unique dining includes some tasty entrées, such as Sinbad’s Plate and Mashaui. Enjoy a hookah bar as well daily.

520-623-4010
810 E. University Blvd.
tucsonsinbads.com
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Street Taco & Beer Company

Mexican
With more than 100 brews offered and Victor’s Street Seasoning to spice up the tacos and Bloody Marys, this restaurant isn’t your average taco shop. In addition to tacos, find burritos, tortas, Sonoran street dogs, nachos, and more.

520-335-1183
58 W. Congress St.
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Sushi Garden

Asian
Touting itself as “Tucson’s best food value,” this Japanese-themed restaurant offers a lunch buffet, which includes sushi, tempura, salmon, teriyaki, salads, desserts, and more. Fill up with all-you-can-eat sushi and stick around for happy hour featuring beer and sushi specials from 4 to 7 p.m. Sun.–Thurs. and 10 p.m.–midnight Fri. and Sat.

520-326-4700, 3048 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-87-SUSHI, Foothills Mall, 7401 N. La Cholla Blvd., Ste. 312
sushigarden.com
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Sushi Ten

Asian/Pacific Rim
Touting a friendly atmosphere and an all-you-can-eat sushi menu, Sushi Ten offers a myriad of specialty rolls, including the Arizona (with cucumber, avocado, carrot, and jalapeño) and the Tiger Eye (featuring squid and salmon). Great happy hour specials.

520-324-0010
4500 E. Speedway Blvd.
sushiten.webs.com
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Takamatsu

Asian
Featuring 3 different seating areas, each with its own menu. Take a seat at the full sushi bar for tempting all-you-can-eat daily specials. Choose from the Korean menu—items are grilled tableside. Or enjoy the talents of teppanyaki chefs as they entertain and prepare meals from the Japanese menu.

520-512-0800
5532 E. Speedway Blvd.
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The Coronet

Café
Located on the southwest corner of the historic Coronado Hotel, The Coronet is a brasserie-style café overlooking Fourth Avenue’s south end. Grab breakfast, lunch, dinner, or a weekend brunch on the quaint patio, then finish off with a chocolate pecan caramel bite.

520-222-9889
402 E. 9th St.
cafecoronet.com
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The Drunken Chicken

American
Grab your soul food fix with chicken and waffles at this Fourth Avenue eatery. Try the favorites like the tasty chicken strip sandwich, friend deviled eggs, and The Beast—a savory bacon-wrapped waffle-battered chicken strip. Everything is made from scratch, including delectable cheese sauces.

520-617-0000
429 N. 4th Ave.
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The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

Dutch
Seeking sanctuary from the bustling streets surrounding campus? Step into this laid-back restaurant for daily brunch, lunch, dinner, or happy hour to enjoy some of your favorite dishes and drinks with a European twist. You’ll even find gluten-free and vegetarian options in this gastropub.

520-792-6684
943 E. University Blvd.
thedutchtucson.com
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Time Market

Deli
This neighborhood market serves sandwiches, wood-fired pizza, and other delicious deli fare. Popular picks include the Groovin’ Reuben—corned beef, Swiss cheese, Thousand Island, and coleslaw on rye—and the Chateau Blanc—homemade meat loaf with pepper-jack cheese on a warm onion roll.

520-622-0761
444 E. University Blvd.
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Trident Grill

American/Grill
Get your fill of surf and turf at this favorite sports bar serving up a variety of seafood dishes, burgers, sandwiches, and more. If you’re feeling daring, try the Navy SEAL—a daunting hamburger made with four 1⁄2-pound patties and topped with jalapeños, bacon, and Muenster cheese.

520-795-5755
2033 E. Speedway Blvd.
tridentgrill.com
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Tucson Tamale Company

Mexican
¡Ay, caramba! This inventive tamale joint offers many unusual gourmet tamales, including chipotle beef, black bean and corn, green-chile pork, and vegan spinach and wild mushroom. Order some for lunch, or carry out a couple dozen, and don’t forget some fresh, homemade salsa.

520-305-4760
2545 E. Broadway Blvd.
tucsontamale.com
$

Upper Crust Pizza

Italian
Locals don’t come here for the ambiance—only a handful of tables line one wall—but for the homemade, doughy New York-style crust. Watch pizzas and calzones as they slide out of the oven, then dive into specialty pies, like the one made with barbecued chicken.

520-881-7000
1909 E. Grant Rd.
uppercrustpizzatucson.com
$

Vero Amore

Italian
This authentic and certified Neapolitan pizzeria boasts sauces, dough, cheese, and dressings made daily. Besides tantalizing pizza, salads, pastas, and panini, it also offers an eclectic variety of small-vineyard wines from Italy.

520-325-4122, Plaza Palomino, 2920 N. Swan Rd.; 520-579-2292, 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.
veroamorepizza.com
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Welcome Diner

Café
Welcome Diner offers an old-school vibe with a contemporary menu. Instead of the classic burgers and milkshakes, the menu has items like the No Way Jose burger with jalapeño relish, chipotle ranch smoked gouda, muenster, and arugula. Pair it with a Hurricane—rum blend and house punch in a mason jar.

520-622-5100
902 E. Broadway Blvd.
welcomediner.net/broadway
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Yoshimatsu

Japanese
Experience unique dining with 2 restaurants under one roof. Place your order at Yoshimatsu’s counter, or try Sushi Matsu, a full-service sushi bar with fresh and original menu items, many of which are vegetarian. Both dining options place an emphasis on healthy eating.

520-320-1574
2741 N. Campbell Ave.
yoshimatsuaz.com
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Zemam’s

Ethiopian
Enjoy spicy Ethiopian cuisine such as doro wat (spicy chicken) or spinach wat (spinach and cottage cheese). Try the Zemam’s plate: three menu items served on injera (flatbread). Although forks are available, eating with fingers is smiled upon. Alcohol not served, but guests may bring their own.

520-323-9928, 2731 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-882-4955, 119 E. Speedway Blvd.
zemams.com
$-$$

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Arizona Pizza Company

Italian
Enjoy grown-up fun with pool tables, video games, and a full bar—and sample some grown-up food here, too. Healthy pizza toppings include artichoke hearts, broccoli, spinach, and zucchini. Also find salads, sandwiches, and wings.

520-514-0909
5855 E. Broadway Blvd. #114; 520-299-7311, 4955 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
azpizzacompany.com
$

Bazil’s

Italian
Family-owned and -operated, Bazil’s offers gourmet dining, great service, and a friendly, casual atmosphere in the Foothills of the Catalinas. Specialties include fettuccine Alfredo, cioppino, chicken rollatini, veal scaloppine, and cracked-peppercorn steak. Opens daily at 5 p.m.

520-577-3322
4777 E. Sunrise Dr.
bazilstucson.com
$$$$

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

Mexican
A casual-chic atmosphere, panoramic city views, and a bright dining room make this a popular dinner spot. The menu offers a fresh perspective on Mexican classics. The bar is the focal point of the dining room, offering refreshing signature drinks and margaritas using seasonal fruits, sangria, cocktails, wine, and nearly 30 premium tequilas. Daily happy hour.

520-232-1007
2905 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 246
foxrc.com
$$-$$$

C.I. Chu’s Mongolian BBQ

Asian
A contemporary Mongolian restaurant that takes traditional notions of the buffet to a new level. Make your selection (beef, chicken, or tofu), then watch a chef cook it up on a hot flat-top grill. Entrées come with soup, rice, and bread. All-you-can-eat after 5 p.m.

520-886-8619
7039 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
$

Chantilly Tea Room

Tearoom
Enjoy the pleasures of afternoon tea, or take in a scrumptious breakfast or bountiful lunch. Choose to dine in the vintage tearoom or outside in the “secret garden” among flowers and a waterfall. Menu items include breakfast bakes, quiches, soups, salads, and desserts.

520-622-3303
5669 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 2201
chantillytea.com
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Chef Alisah’s Restaurant

Bosnian
Mix up your menu and try a new Tucson original: Bosnian cuisine. Order the house specialty, cevapi (Bosnian sausages) or other traditional dishes, such as sarma (stuffed cabbage leaves), and pljeskavica (Bosnian-style hamburgers), with tufalhija (apple cake) and imported Bosnian coffee for dessert.

520-887-5305
5931 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 117
alisahrestaurant.com
$

Contigo Cocina Cantina

Latin American/Spanish
Take a culinary tour of Buenos Aires—minus the expensive airfare—with such traditional Latin dishes as arepas (corn sliders topped or stuffed with meat, cheese, or seafood) and yerba maté short ribs. Signature cocktails include Poquito Picante—gin, lemon, jalapeño, cilantro, and cucumber.

520-299-1730
1745 E. River Rd.
eatatcontigo.com
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Daisy Mae’s Steakhouse & Lounge

American/Grill
This westside restaurant serves up the finest mesquite-grilled steaks in the state and features spectacular sunset views. Specialties include baby-back ribs that fall off the bone, 14-ounce certified Angus beef rib eye, chicken, and fish. Full bar and sports on large TV. Casual dress indoors and out.

520-792-8888
2735 W. Anklam Rd.
daisymaessteakhouse.com
$$

El Corral

American
“World Famous Beef and Spirits.” This 75-year-old Tucson favorite is nestled in a historic adobe ranch house with flagstone floors, wood beams, and cozy fireplaces. The house specialty is prime rib. Steak, chicken, and fish are also popular. Don’t miss the Adobe Mud Pie or signature Tamale Pie for dessert.

520-299-6092
2201 E. River Rd.
elcorraltucson.com
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Fire N’ Smoke

American
With a smoker and a pizza oven, what more could you want? Decide between the famous slow-cooked barbecue or wood-fired pizza, or one of the tempting sandwiches, salads, and pastas on the menu. Pair it with a drink from the full bar to complete the meal.

520-300-6686
6502 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
firensmokebbqnpizza.com
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Ghini’s French Caffe

French/Café
Southern French cuisine with an accent on freshness, offering beautiful breakfasts, including eggs Provençale, and lunches featuring sandwiches, pastas, salads, and a daily soup-and-entrée special. A superb selection of boutique wines and beers. Relax on the dog-friendly patio. Enjoy the seasonal bistro menu on Fridays and happy hour 4–6 p.m.

520-326-9095
1803 E. Prince Rd.
ghiniscafe.com
$$

Ginza Sushi

Asian/Pacific Rim
Taste Japan with fresh sushi and Tucson’s first izakaya menu: Japanese “tapas”-style dishes. Start with the gyoza, pork and shrimp dumplings, or daikon salad. Specialty sushi rolls include the ceviche roll topped with white tuna and the Fujiyama roll decorated with seafood dynamite.

520-529-8877
5425 N. Kolb Rd. #115
ginzatucson.com
$$-$$$

Golden Dragon Restaurant

Asian
The Asian-themed decor and traditional Chinese dishes take diners on a trip to the Orient. With 3 convenient locations, Golden Dragon offers the tried-and-true Chinese favorites, but also serves delicious house specialties such as the Golden Dragon Phoenix and Sizzling Seafood Combination.

520-297-1862, 6433 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-512-1922, 6166 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-299-8088, 4704 E. Sunrise Dr.
goldendragontucson.com
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Guadalajara Grill

Mexican
Relax in this warm atmosphere featuring pale-yellow walls decorated with custom Guadalajaran paintings and historic city images. Enjoy central Mexican cuisine, specializing in salsas prepared tableside and fresh ingredients in all the dishes. Live music every night.

520-323-1022, 1220 E. Prince Rd.; 520-296-1122, 750 N. Kolb Rd.; 520-296-1199, 4901 E. Broadway Blvd.
ggrill.com
$$

Gusto Osteria

Italian
Looking to try something new? Order Gusto’s own Enchelloni—or Italian “enchilada”—a stuffed shell with chicken, onions, green chiles, tomatoes, and mushrooms, smothered in a cream sauce. Seeking more traditional favorites? Gusto has those, too, from eggplant Parmesan to osso bucco to fettuccine alfredo.

520-722-9487
7153 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
gustotucson.com
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Jonathan’s Cork

Regional American/Southwestern
Award-winning chef/owner Jonathan Landeen presents great food in a casual Southwestern setting. Enjoy Angus beef, buffalo, ostrich, seafood, and fresh fish on the patio. A delightful wine list, homemade desserts, and espresso. Catering available.

520-296-1631
6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
jonathanscork.com
$$$-$$$$

Piazza Gavi

Italian
La locanda degli amici (the place where friends gather) is the slogan of this Southern Italian restaurant. Specialty pizzas with hand-tossed thin crust include spicy Etna (jalapeños, tabasco, pepperoncini, and pepperoni) and Greek baby clam. For dessert, savor chocolate-dipped cannoli, tiramisu, and more.

520-577-1099
5415 N. Kolb Rd.
gavicucina.com
$$$$

Putney’s

American
This popular sports bar, serving all-American favorites, was voted Best Sports Bar Menu and Best Burgers by locals. A great selection of deli-style sandwiches and kids’ meals, plus 46 TVs and multiple satellite dishes. Enjoy happy hour and off-track betting, as well as pool tables and other games.

520-575-1767
6090 N. Oracle Rd.
$

Queen Sheba

Eritrean
Similar to Ethiopian cuisine, Queen Sheba serves traditional Eritrean-style food. The menu includes proteins like beef, lamb, chicken, alicha (yellow split pea), and beresen (red lentils) mixed with rich spices All items are placed delicately onto a flatbread called injera. Carefully scoop the proteins with the injera to make a flavorful meal. Portion sizes are large, so invite some friends!

520-276-3476
5553 E. Grant Rd.
queenshebatucson.com
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Renee’s Organic Oven

Italian
Fresh ingredients plus unusual recipes make this pizzeria an instant favorite. Spice things up with a Middle Eastern or Thai red curry pie. Serving up homemade organic sauces, pastas, desserts, and made-to-order salads.

520-886-0484
7065 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
reneesorganicoven.com
$$-$$$$

Risky Business

American/Grill
Exciting sports bar and restaurant featuring steaks, ribs, pasta, pizza, seafood, and dessert specialties. Huge on-tap and bottled beer selection, full wine list. More than 20 TVs, with a full range of satellite and cable sports channels, make this a sports haven for fans of every type.

520-577-0021, 6866 E. Sunrise Dr.; 520-749-8555, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-584-1610, 250 S. Craycroft Rd.
riskybusinesstucson.com
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Sachiko Sushi

Japanese
An intimate and upscale restaurant offering a complete Japanese menu and sushi bar. Voted one of America’s top restaurants by Zagat Survey. In addition to fresh sushi, popular entrées include tempura, beef and chicken teriyaki, and traditional rice and noodle dishes.

520-886-7000 1101 N. Wilmot Rd.
520-741-1000, 3210 E. Valencia Rd.
sachikosushitucson.com
$$-$$$

Saffron Indian Bistro

Indian
Fusing authentic North Indian cuisine with a modern, upscale atmosphere, Saffron Indian Bistro provides a unique dining experience. Flavorful house specialties include saffron shrimp, lamb chops, and chicken tikka masala. Also serving an all-you-can-eat lunch buffet.

520-742-9100
7607 N. Oracle Rd. #101
saffronaz.com
$$

Sakura Teppan Steak & Seafood

Asian
One of the most popular sushi bars in town. Enjoy excellent seafood, as well as steak and chicken teppan cooked to order on a teppanyaki grill. Sports bar, live music nightly, heated patio, and happy hour every day from 4 to 8 p.m. Voted “Best Japanese Restaurant.”

520-298-7777
6534 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
sakurasushiaz.com/
$$$

Savaya Coffee Market

Café
Hand-selected beans from organic farms around the world are roasted daily in this popular café. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup with friends or purchase some to take home. Also look for educational classes and equipment for the ultimate coffee connoisseur. Some locations also offer organic cookies, cakes, and other coffeehouse goodies.

520-747-3200
5350 E. Broadway Blvd. #174; 12120 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Ste. 102; La Enacantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 274
savayacoffee.com
$

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

Italian
Like a comfortable neighborhood trattoria, Tavolino specializes in simple, elegant food. The menu features Northern Italian cuisine, including fresh salads, homemade pastas, succulent rotisserie meats, and luscious desserts. Open for lunch and dinner.

520-531-1913
2890 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 100
tavolinoristorante.com
$$$

The Parish

Regional American
The tastes of Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana are fused at this eclectic gastropub. The diverse atmosphere includes funky decor and an equally unique menu. Sample the popular bacon popcorn or Drunken Angel—wine-marinated angel hair pasta, crawfish, and shrimp in a red-pepper cream sauce.

520-797-1233
6453 N. Oracle Rd.
theparishtucson.com
$$

Tino’s Pizza

Italian
A weekly stop for pizza-lovin’ locals. Homemade hand-tossed pizza, outrageous meatball grinders, fresh garden salads, and awesome calzones. Famous for their “works” and classic “white” pizzas. Tino’s has been a traditional family-owned pizzeria since 1984. Beer and wine available.

520-296-9656
6610 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
tinospizza.com
$

Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

Café
With seasonal menus based on local, fresh, and organic ingredients, this garden café is the perfect place for brunch. Grab a seat on one of the gorgeous patios, order a refreshing beverage of your choice, and take in the splendor of the Sonoran desert. Start or finish your trip to the café with a walk around the grounds.

520-296-9656
7366 N. Paseo del Norte
tohonochulpark.org
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Trattoria Pina

Italian
Bringing a touch of Italy to Tucson, with daily specials, fresh homemade focaccia, innovative pasta dishes, seafood, chicken, veal, and gourmet pizzas from a wood-burning oven. Full bar. Children’s menu. Take-out and catering available.

520-577-6992
5541 N. Swan Rd.
trattoriapina.com
$$$

Union Public House

American
Experience comfort food at its finest. Sunday brunch offerings include homemade pastries and a Bloody Mary bar, while mussels, smoked trout Benedict, and award-winning housemade bacon entice diners. With 30 beers on tap, it’s also the perfect place for happy hour or drinks with friends.

520-329-8575
4340 N. Campbell Ave., Ste. 103
uniontucson.com
$$$$

Viv’s Café

Café/Bistro
Resting at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this down-home café offers breakfast and lunch daily in a fast-paced, friendly atmosphere. Specialties include creative omelettes and Belgian waffles, as well as homemade soups, burgers, sandwiches, and salads.

520-760-8622
8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd. #361
$

Vivace Restaurant

Italian
Tucson, be thankful—Daniel Scordato is preparing his contemporary Italian cuisine in a larger-than-ever kitchen. Vivace’s everything-fresh, everything-homemade menu features specialties such as light seafood entrées and innovative pastas. The central location boasts an outdoor patio.

520-795-7221
6440 N. Campbell Ave.
vivacetucson.com
$$$

Wild Garlic Grill

Regional American
Wineglasses on butcher paper and fresh herbs growing on the patio cultivate an ambiance at Wild Garlic Grill that’s equal parts rustic and chic. Chef Shultz’s French-influenced Californian cuisine is prepared using fresh, local ingredients, so dishes such as rosemary-thyme chicken or San Francisco-style seafood chowder are sure to delight.

520-206-0017
2870 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 120
wildgarlicgrill.com
$$$-$$$$

Yokohama Asian Express

Asian
A healthy alternative to the standard burger-and-fries fast food, this long-standing local chain serves up a variety of quick and tasty Japanese dishes. Favorites from the menu include beef and broccoli, barbecue pork, and the ever-popular teriyaki chicken bowl.

520-296-2115, 210 N. Pantano Rd.;
520-573-3300, 655 W. Valencia Rd.
yokohamaasianexpress.com
$

Zinburger

American/Grill
Mouthwatering gourmet burgers with eclectic toppings are offered here, along with salads, creamy hand-dipped milkshakes, and a carefully crafted selection of beer and wine. Menu standouts include the Zinburger, with manchego cheese and Zinfandel-braised onions, and zucchini fries with Parmesan and ranch dressing. Enjoy the modern interior, full-service bar, and all-season patio.

Joesler Village, 520-299-7799, 1865 E. River Rd.; 520-298-2020, 6390 E. Grant Rd.
zinburgeraz.com
$$

Zona 78

Italian
Tucson’s top-notch destination for artisan pizza, Italian specialties, and an eclectic selection of wines, spirits, and beers. Favorite dishes include the Pizza Boy pizza, Chop-Chop salad, cedar-plank salmon, rigatoni Bolognese. Happy hour Mon.–Sat. 3–6 p.m.; open daily for lunch and dinner.

520-888-7878
7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
zona78.com
$–$$

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Birrieria Guadalajara

Mexican
Grab a taste of Mexico at this no-frills taco stand in South Tucson. Local favorites include the torta cubana (Cuban sandwich), huevos rancheros, and menudo (tripe stew), but the extensive menu also offers more adventurous options such as tongue tacos.

520-624-8020
304 E. 22nd St.
$

BK Carne Asada & Hot Dogs

Mexican
This friendly, hole-in-the-wall eatery not only serves up a menu full of authentic Mexican favorites such as tacos and burritos, but also specializes in the Sonoran hot dog—an all-beef frank wrapped in bacon and smothered with onions, tomatoes, beans, and more.

520-207-2245, 2680 N. 1st Ave.; 520-295-0105, 5118 S. 12th Ave.
bktacos.com
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Bread and Butter Café

Café
One step inside this popular café and you’ll realize you’ve found a little slice of heaven. The menu features comfort-food favorites such as pork chops, meat loaf, and chicken-fried steak. And no meal here is complete without a slice of the freshly baked pie.

520-327-0004
4231 E. 22nd St.
breadandbuttercafetucson.com
$

Carnitas La Yoca

Mexican
Satisfy your authentic Mexican food cravings with fresh-made tortillas, salsa, and (what some call) the best carnitas in town. The Michoacán cuisine—known as the “soul food” of Mexican—is savory and seasoned to perfection, resulting in mind-blowing tacos overflowing with meat.

520-907-2662
3530 S. 6th Ave.
$

Don Pedro’s

Peruvian
Explore the flavors of Peru with Don Pedro’s many authentic Peruvian dishes, including fried yucca root and fresh flounder marinated in a housemade special sauce. Wash it down with a unique regional beverage, like chicha morada, made from purple corn.

520-209-1740
3386 S. 6th Ave.
donpedrosperuvianbistro.com
$

El Güero Canelo

Mexican
Sample fine Sonoran cuisine in a lively setting, complete with an open patio and live mariachi music on Sun. The menu features such classic favorites as quesadillas and carne asada, as well as more unusual flavors—including Sonoran hot dogs. Complete your meal with a serving of creamy flan.

520-295-9005, 5201 S. 12th Ave.; 520-882-8977, 2480 N. Oracle Rd., 520-790-6000, 5802 E. 22nd St.
elguerocanelo.com
$

El Torero

Mexican
A fun fiesta of a restaurant, this eatery boasts such Mexican favorites as beef and chicken tacos, enchiladas, and burritos. For a little variety, sample the La Bandera plate, which combines 3 different enchiladas. Amid the colorful flowers and pictures of bullfighters, you’ll feel as if you’ve traveled to Mexico.

520-622-9534
231 E. 26th St.
$

Gus Balon’s Restaurant

American
Voted one of America’s best by Gourmet magazine, this local spoon has been whipping up award-winning cinnamon rolls, homemade breads, soups, and monster pies since 1965. Breakfast served all day. Open Mon.-Sat. 7 a.m.-3 p.m.

520-747-7788
6027 E. 22nd. St.
$

Jerry Bob’s Restaurant

American
For the ultimate in breakfast favorites, pull up a chair at one of the city’s most popular a.m. hot spots. “Smiles are served daily” along with a kids’ menu and ever-changing specials. Other options include high stacks of buckwheat and banana-nut pancakes.

520-807-5717, 2680 E. Valencia Rd.; 520-326-0301, 5028 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-721-8888, 7885 E. Golf Links Rd.; 520-319-5642, 3601 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-878-9360, 7939 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-579-7177, 8300 N. Thornydale Rd.; 520-298-5680, 7699 E. Speedway Blvd.
jerrybobs.wordpress.com/
$

Le Cave’s Bakery

Bakery
Famous for its potato-glazed doughnuts—comparable to none—and its airbrushed photo cakes, this neighborhood treasure has been around since 1935. Stop in and choose from a tempting selection of pastries, cakes, and cream desserts.

520-624-2561
1219 S. 6th Ave.
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Los Nopales

Mexican
Here, meals are a family affair. Father and son man the kitchen, while cousins greet diners and serve as waitstaff. Family-owned for 10 years, this intimate eatery boasts traditional favorites, like enchiladas, chiles rellenos, chimichangas, fajitas, huevos rancheros, and a breakfast special made with dried beef, eggs, tomatoes, and scallions.

520-883-5353
3051 S. Kinney Rd.
$

Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant

Italian
Sample homemade pastas and aged sauces at this family-owned and -operated restaurant—serving up homemade Italian food since 1956. Enjoy the pasta bar Mon.–Sat. 11 a.m.–2 p.m, or try an early evening special. Open 7 days a week.

520-790-4702
2041 S. Craycroft Rd.
mamalouisas.com
$$

Micha’s Restaurant

Mexican
In business since 1976, this family-owned Sonoran-style restaurant features 85 different menu items. Try the cocido (vegetable) and albondigas (meatball) soup—made daily, along with the house favorite, machaca (shredded beef) with rice and beans, served with bottomless chips and hot sauce.

520-623-5307
2908 S. 4th Ave.
michascatering.com
$

Nimbus Brewing Company

Brewery
A Tucson staple, this brewery satisfies your taste for great ale. Made in state-of-the-art facilities, these microbrews have been a favorite since 1996. Try beer-battered appetizers or the homemade Mexican food paired with one of 6 signature ales.

520-745-9175
3850 E. 44th St.
nimbusbeer.com
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Rigo’s Mexican Restaurant

Mexican
The irresistible variety of authentic Mexican food at this family-owned South Tucson establishment has attracted many guests and celebrities since its 2000 opening. Specialties include chiles rellenos and shrimp fajitas, and the menu continues to tempt with menudo, chimichangas, flautas, topopos, and enchiladas. Breakfast buffet every day, 6-10:30 a.m.

520-882-9323
2527 S. 4th Ave.
$

Taqueria Pico de Gallo

Mexican
For a real taste of Mexico, you can’t beat this Tucson favorite. While the place may not look like much, dishes such as burritos, carne asada, fish tacos, ceviche, and fresh fruit pico de gallo, keep locals coming back for more.

520-623-8775
2618 S. 6th Ave.
$

Yokohama Asian Express

Asian
A healthy alternative to the standard burger-and-fries fast food, this long-standing local chain serves up a variety of quick and tasty Japanese dishes. Favorites from the menu include beef and broccoli, barbecue pork, and the ever-popular teriyaki chicken bowl.

520-296-2115, 210 N. Pantano Rd.;
520-573-3300, 655 W. Valencia Rd.
yokohamaasianexpress.com
$

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Arizona Pizza Company

Italian
Enjoy grown-up fun with pool tables, video games, and a full bar—and sample some grown-up food here, too. Healthy pizza toppings include artichoke hearts, broccoli, spinach, and zucchini. Also find salads, sandwiches, and wings.

520-514-0909, 5855 E. Broadway Blvd. #114; 520-299-7311, 4955 N. Sabino Canyon Rd.
azpizzacompany.com
$

Baja Cafe

Southwestern/Café
Mixing good people with good food, Baja specializes in serving Southwestern food, like huevos rancheros and Sonoran dogs. Known for their Benedict specials and pancake creations, such as the snickerdoodle & chocolate lava, breakfast is sure to satisfy. For lunch, build their own chipotle mac and cheese with a variety of toppings or get tacos, sandwiches, and more.

520-495-4777
7002 E. Broadway Blvd.
bajacafetucson.com
$

Beyond Bread

American/Bakery
Offering more than 30 varieties of artisan breads, baked fresh in-house each morning. Huge, delicious sandwiches, fresh salads, soups, from-scratch pastries, coffee and espresso. Craft beer and wine on tap at select locations.

520-322-9965, 3026 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-747-7477, 6260 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-461-1111, 421 W. Ina Rd. #101
beyondbread.com
$

Brushfire BBQ Co.

American/Grill
You won’t find red-and-white-checked tablecloths at this modern barbecue restaurant. The fire-painted walls signify what they do best. From salmon to pork, smoked meats and brisket can be ordered as a meal, by the pound, or on a sandwich, and topped with one of 6 homemade sauces.

520-624-3223
520-624-3223, 2745 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-867-6050, 7080 E. 22nd St.
brushfirebbq.com
$–$$

Casa Valencia

Seafood
Enjoy traditional Mexican seafood—like the grilled molcajete made of carne asada, chicken, and shrimp topped with cheese and tomatillo sauce—in this bright and lively restaurant. Stop by every Thurs.–Sat. night for live entertainment.

520-294-0208, 1825 W. Valencia Rd.;
520-207-1668, 2660 N. Campbell Ave.
casavalenciarestaurants.com
$$–$$$

Coffee X Change

Café
Locally owned and operated since 1995, this comfortable little eatery serves up coffee and espresso drinks, fresh sandwiches, salads, bagels, and pastries. With lots of tables inside and a large patio, this has become a popular local hangout.

520-751-4739
6841 E. Camino Principal
coffee-x-change.com
$

Dao’s Tai Pan

Vietnamese/Chinese
This restaurant’s decor may be modest, but the menu speaks volumes with its lengthy list of sumptuous Chinese and Vietnamese dishes. House specialties include beef noodle soup, pho tai soup, and Vietnamese crepes. Convenient take-out window for customers on the go.

520-722-0055, 446 N. Wilmot Rd.;
520-888-2200, 4206 N. 1st Ave.
daostaipans.com
$

El Charro Café/Bar ¡toma!/La Tiendita

Mexican
Since 1922, El Charro Café has featured fine Tucson-style Mexican food in beautiful settings, including the original location in the historic El Presidio neighborhood. Rated “Top 50 Plates in America” by USA Today and seen on Food Network.

520-622-1922, 311 N. Court Ave.;
520-514-1922, 6910 E. Sunrise Dr.;
520-615-1922, 7725 N. Oracle Rd. #101
elcharrocafe.com
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La Parrilla Suiza

Mexican
Authentic Mexico City cuisine that’s a delightful alternative to Sonoran fare. The exquisite cuisine of Mexico City is a world apart from northern Mexican food. The tacos, meat, and cheese dishes are cooked on charcoal or grilled. Also enjoy fresh handmade corn tortillas and authentic salsas.

520-747-4838, 5602 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-624-4300, 2720 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-572-7200, 4250 W. Ina Rd.
laparrillasuiza.com
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Le Buzz Caffe/Bistro

Café
This casual European-style bistro is a neighborhood favorite for cyclists, hikers, and locals, offering house-roasted coffee, Italian espresso drinks, homemade bakery and breakfast items, plus soup, salads, and panini from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

520-749-3903
9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
lebuzzcaffe.com
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Little Anthony’s Diner

American/Grill
This 50s-style diner features delicious burgers, sandwiches, pizza, ice cream, daily lunch and dinner specials, and soda-fountain treats. It’s fun for the whole family, with a live DJ, hula-hoop and bubble-gum blowing contests, 50s trivia, and the chicken dance. Located next door to The Gaslight Theatre.

520-296-0456
7010 E. Broadway Blvd.
littleanthonysdiner.com
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Magpies Gourmet Pizza

Italian
Locals have voted the pies from this homegrown establishment Best in Tucson for 21 years and counting. Fresh and delicious specialty pizzas include the Godfather, Chicken Picante, and Juan Carlos Pesto. Also on the menu: calzones, subs, wings, salads, and desserts.

520-297-2712, 6342 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-628-1661, 605 N. 4th Ave.; 520-751-9949, 105 S. Houghton Rd.; 520-572-4300, 8295 N. Cortaro Rd.
magpiespizza.com
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Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heros

Italian
What makes Mama’s famous? The size of its pies. An individual slice is enough to feed two people, and its family-size pizza could easily feed 10. In case that’s not enough, Mama’s also serves a variety of tasty salads, pastas, and calzones, as well as homemade gluten-free cheesecake. Catering available.

520-319-8856, 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-750-1919, 6996 E. 22nd St.; 520-297-3993, 7965 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-751-4600, 50 S. Houghton Rd.
mamasfamous.com
$

Millie’s Pancake Haus

German
Specialties of the house are German-style pancakes and waffles. A variety of delicious pancakes made from Millie’s own recipes, served in a quaint, charming atmosphere. Also, a variety of omelettes and waffles, as well as luncheon specials.

520-298-4250
6530 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
milliespancakehaus.com
$

New Delhi Palace

Indian
Tucson’s first authentic, award-winning Indian restaurant specializing in a wide variety of vegetarian, meat, and seafood dishes. Try the popular chicken tikka masala in a spicy cream sauce, or opt for the lunch buffet offered daily. Full bar with 35 brands of beers from around the world.

520-296-8585
6751 E. Broadway Blvd.
newdelhipalacetucson.com
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Oink

American
Bacon, one of the country’s favorite guilty pleasures, is the star here, where you’ll find bacon in the mac ‘n’ cheese, sprinkled on maple donuts, and served as a Bloody Mary garnish. Pulled pork sandwiches and pork confit omelets are also on the menu for those looking for something other than bacon.

520-296-6465
7131 E. Broadway Blvd.
oinkcafe.com
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Poco & Mom’s Restaurant

Mexican
This neighborhood favorite features an eclectic menu of New Mexican dishes. Sample anything from chiles rellenos, enchiladas, and green-chile pork stew to homemade sopapillas. Don’t miss the house specialty—fresh red and green chiles from Hatch, New Mexico—a must-try for any visitor.

520-325-7044, 1060 S. Kolb Rd.;
520-296-9759, 7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
$

Risky Business

American/Grill
Exciting sports bar and restaurant featuring steaks, ribs, pasta, pizza, seafood, and dessert specialties. Huge on-tap and bottled beer selection, full wine list. More than 20 TVs, with a full range of satellite and cable sports channels, make this a sports haven for fans of every type.

520-577-0021, 6866 E. Sunrise Dr.; 520-749-8555, 8848 E. Tanque Verde Rd.; 520-584-1610, 250 S. Craycroft Rd.
riskybusinesstucson.com
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Savaya Coffee Market

Café
Hand-selected beans from organic farms around the world are roasted daily in this popular café. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup with friends or purchase some to take home. Also look for educational classes and equipment for the ultimate coffee connoisseur. Some locations also offer organic cookies, cakes, and other coffeehouse goodies.

520-747-3200
5350 E. Broadway Blvd. #174; 12120 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Ste. 102; La Enacantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 274
savayacoffee.com
$

Shish Kebab House

Middle Eastern
Showcasing authentic dishes with Jordanian influences, this restaurant is best known for its hummus and shish kebabs. But with more than 100 items on the menu, guests can always find something new. Friendly owners and a knowledgeable staff explain the unfamiliar dishes.

520-745-5308
5855 E. Broadway Blvd. #118
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The Horseshoe Grill

American/Grill
“You can’t beat mesquite,” and your tastebuds will agree. Offering fresh homemade sides, fine cuts of meat, and a savory dining experience, The Horseshoe Grill prepares its steak over a mesquite-burning fire that’s sure to ensure deliciousness.

520-838-0404
7713 E. Broadway Blvd.
thehorseshoetucson.com
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Tony’s NY Style Italian Deli

Deli
Walk into Tony’s and take a trip to New York. Try the handmade sausage, ravioli, lasagna, and the “best red sauce” in the West. Taste the deli subs, salads, eggplant, shrimp scampi, and the East Coast clams with a New York accent.

520-747-0070
6219 E. 22nd St.
tonysitaliandelitucson.com
$

Tucson McGraw’s Original Cantina

American
Specialties are barbecued ribs, tri-tip, steaks, and burgers. Southwestern casual dining with spectacular countryside views. Patio dining and entertainment, serving private parties and groups from 6 to 60.

520-885-3088
4110 S. Houghton Rd.
tucsonmcgraws.com
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Vistas Bar & Grille

Regional American/Southwestern
Comfortable dining with great food and service. Specializing in regional favorites, such as the Tamale Trilogy, fire-roasted chicken, all-American sliders, and beef tenderloin. A new private dining area—with room for 100 people—offers spectacular views of the Santa Catalina Mountains.

520-721-5600
7600 E. Broadway Blvd.
hiltontucsoneast.com
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Yokohama Asian Express

Asian
A healthy alternative to the standard burger-and-fries fast food, this long-standing local chain serves up a variety of quick and tasty Japanese dishes. Favorites from the menu include beef and broccoli, barbecue pork, and the ever-popular teriyaki chicken bowl.

520-296-2115, 210 N. Pantano Rd.; 520-573-3300, 655 W. Valencia Rd.
yokohamaasianexpress.com
$

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Agustín Kitchen

New American
This vibrant local bistro, located at Mercado San Agustín, Tucson’s first and only public market, blends upscale and casual dining into a unique eating experience. Specialties include seared salmon, grilled Frenched pork chop, and Barrio Bread. Don’t miss the raw bar with shellfish and oysters on the half shell.

520-398-5382
100 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 150
agustinbrasserie.com
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Anita Street Market

Mexican
Located in a neighborhood near downtown Tucson, Anita Street Market is primarily a tortilla factory producing fresh corn and flour tortillas and breads daily. However, this family-owned establishment also serves up delicious Mexican take-out, such as the ever-popular machaca and red-chile burros.

520-882-5280
849 N. Anita Ave.
$

B Line, The

Bistro
This quaint restaurant along eclectic Fourth Avenue whips up homemade biscuit sandwiches and stacks of crepe cakes at breakfast. Grilled fish tacos are a popular option for lunch or dinner. Don’t leave without trying the famous 4-Berry Pie, featured on Rachael Ray’s $40 a Day.

520-882-7575
621 N. 4th Ave.
blinerestaurant.com
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Bottega Michelangelo

Italian
Enjoy regional Italian cuisine that transports you back to the old country. Featuring homemade pasta; a variety of fresh fish, seafood, veal, and chicken dishes; and gourmet desserts—all served in a contemporary, casual atmosphere. Patio dining, banquet rooms, and catering available.

520-297-5775
420 W. Magee Rd.
michelangelotucson.com
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Caffé Torino Ristorante Italiano

Italian
Newly expanded northern Italian restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner with an authentic flair. Specialties include veal, seafood, and homemade pasta. Full bar with Italian and domestic wines. Enjoy dining in the romantic dining room or on the patio overlooking the Santa Catalina Mountains.

520-219-2994 (Oro Valley)
10325 N. La Cañada Dr. #151
caffetorinotucson.com
$

Colt’s Taste of Texas

American/Grill
Cowboy up to this Western roadhouse for mesquite-grilled T-bone steaks, prime rib, sirloin, and N.Y. strip served up in a relaxed family atmosphere. Enjoy the full-service sports bar during happy hour with drink and appetizer specials, plus 15 TVs and a pool table. Private banquet room available.

520-572-5968
8310 N. Thornydale Rd.
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Coyote Pause

Café
Located just south of the entrance to Tucson Mountain Park, this charming café offers breakfast and lunch Mon.–Sun. and dinner—including a fish fry—on Fri. and Sat. nights. Try the mesquite pancakes, frybread tacos, and Sonoran meat loaf.

520-883-7297
2741 S. Kinney Rd.
coyotepausecafe.com
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Crying Onion Café

Café
Find real home cookin’ with an endless menu of breakfast favorites, such as plate-sized blueberry, chocolate chip, and pecan pancakes; biscuits and gravy; country-fried steak and eggs; and Denver, California, and cowboy omelettes. Lunch options include melts and towering burgers.

520-742-7278
3684 W. Orange Grove Rd.
$

Dolce Pastello

Bakery
Need to satisfy your sweet tooth? Baking homemade cakes to suit your tastes, Dolce Pastello serves up delicious confections in any variety imaginable. Grab a cake to celebrate everything from an anniversary to a birthday, or simply to end the perfect day.

520-207-6765
120 S. Avenida Del Convento, Ste. 130
mercadosanagustin.com
$

Dragon Village Restaurant

Asian
Ranked one of the top 100 best Chinese restaurants in the nation, Dragon Village keeps diners coming back with authentic dishes from the owners’ native China. Don’t miss the popular Mongolian beef or sweet-and-sour pork. Dinner specials for less than $10 come with an entrée and 4 sides.

520-229-0388 (Oro Valley)
12152 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd. #180
dragonvillagerestaurant.com
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El Charro Café/Bar ¡toma!/La Tiendita

Mexican
Since 1922, El Charro Café has featured fine Tucson-style Mexican food in beautiful settings, including the original location in the historic El Presidio neighborhood. Rated “Top 50 Plates in America” by USA Today and seen on Food Network.

520-622-1922, 311 N. Court Ave.;520-514-1922, 6910 E. Sunrise Dr.; 520-615-1922, 7725 N. Oracle Rd. #101
elcharrocafe.com
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El Güero Canelo

Mexican
Sample fine Sonoran cuisine in a lively setting, complete with an open patio and live mariachi music on Sun. The menu features such classic favorites as quesadillas and carne asada, as well as more unusual flavors—including Sonoran hot dogs. Complete your meal with a serving of creamy flan.

520-295-9005, 5201 S. 12th Ave.; 520-882-8977, 2480 N. Oracle Rd., 520-790-6000, 5802 E. 22nd St.
elguerocanelo.com
$

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery

Bistro
Tucson’s only certified and dedicated gluten-free bakery and bistro offers a wide variety of baked goods including seasonally flavored cupcakes. Enjoy housemade breakfast and lunch served daily and dinner on Fri. nights.

520-408-9000
5845 N. Oracle Rd.
gourmetgirlsglutenfree.com
$

Guiseppe’s Ristorante Italiano

Italian
A veteran of the local dining scene, Joe Scordato cooks up blue-collar Italian favorites. Delicious menu options include stuffed mushroom appetizers, fettuccine alfredo, and veal stresa, which comes layered with prosciutto and mozzarella. Raise your glass of wine and toast, “Buon Appetito!”

520-505-4187
6060 N. Oracle Rd.
guiseppes-hub.com
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Harvest

Regional American
This intimate, upscale eatery touts a seasonally inspired, contemporary American menu with fresh, local, and domestic ingredients. Choose from a variety of housemade pastas, locally raised beef, and seafood from sustainable fisheries. Lunch and dinner daily; happy hour 3–6 p.m., and Sunset Menu from 4 to 5 p.m. Mon.–Thurs.

520-731-1100 (Oro Valley)
10355 N. La Cañada Dr. #141

harvestov.com
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Hifalutin

Southwestern/Grill
The atmosphere may be Western/casual, but this ain’t your typical cattle-drive fare. Sip a frosty José Cuervo margarita from the full bar while savoring such entrées as the flat-iron rib eye with blue-cheese sauce or the Cattleboss pot roast.

520-297-0518
6780 N. Oracle Rd.
hifalutintucson.com
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Ikkyu

Japanese
Devoted to the pursuit of sensual pleasures, Ikkyu pays homage to the Japanese Zen Buddhist by the same name. Depicted as eccentric, this monk would be proud of the delicious, inexpensive, and authentic eats here. Bento boxes, rice bowls, and sushi rolls salute the late monk and delight customers.

520-297-9011
2040 W. Orange Grove Rd. #180
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La Cocina

Café
Located in the historic Old Town Artisans complex. Offerings include a multicultural menu with local grass-fed beef and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free cuisine. The cantina serves an eclectic selection of wines, local beer, and creative cocktails. Enjoy live music in the beautiful outdoor courtyard while dining under the stars. Catering available.

520-365-3053
201 N. Court Ave.
lacocinatucson.com
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La Parrilla Suiza

Mexican
Authentic Mexico City cuisine that’s a delightful alternative to Sonoran fare. The exquisite cuisine of Mexico City is a world apart from northern Mexican food. The tacos, meat, and cheese dishes are cooked on charcoal or grilled. Also enjoy fresh handmade corn tortillas and authentic salsas.

520-747-4838, 5602 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-624-4300, 2720 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-572-7200, 4250 W. Ina Rd.
laparrillasuiza.com
$

Li’l Abner’s Steakhouse

American/Grill
Discover the best filets in the city, as well as T-bone, top sirloin, porterhouse, and rib eye; chicken; ribs; homemade cobbler; pecan pie; and ice-cream sundaes. A little out of the way in north Tucson, but more than worth the trip.

520-744-2800
8501 N. Silverbell Rd.
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Lucky Wishbone

American
Ask any Tucson native about this order-at-the-counter eatery and they’ll probably list it among their favorite local joints. The menu, specializing in all things fried, offers such choices as chicken fingers, steak fingers, fish fingers, and shrimp. And don’t forget the side of french fries, creamy coleslaw, and buttery Texas toast.

520-294-7607, 5220 S. Nogales Hwy.; 520-327-5679, 4701 E. Broadway Blvd.; 520-323-9329, 2545 N. Campbell Ave.; 520-887-9160, 3979 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-296-9008, 990 S. Harrison Rd.; 520-327-0911, 2712 E. 22nd St.; 520-622-2588, 1465 W. Silverlake Rd.
luckywishbone.com
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Mama’s Famous Pizza & Heros

Italian
What makes Mama’s famous? The size of its pies. An individual slice is enough to feed two people, and its family-size pizza could easily feed 10. In case that’s not enough, Mama’s also serves a variety of tasty salads, pastas, and calzones, as well as homemade gluten-free cheesecake. Catering available.

520-319-8856, 4500 E. Speedway Blvd.; 520-750-1919, 6996 E. 22nd St.; 520-297-3993, 7965 N. Oracle Rd.; 520-751-4600, 50 S. Houghton Rd.
mamasfamous.com
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Mariscos Chihuahua

Mexican
For fast, but really great, Mexican food, try this Tucson favorite specializing in seafood. Mariscos serves up tasty shrimp cocktail, ceviche tostada, and fresh seasonal fish. If you’re lucky, a mariachi band might stroll through. Some locations offer outdoor dining.

520-623-3563, 1009 N. Grande Ave.; 520-884-3457, 356 E. Grant Rd.; 520-326-1529, 2902 E. 22nd St.; 520-741-0361, 3901 S. 6th Ave.; 520-881-2372, 999 N. Swan Rd.
mariscoschihuahuatucson.com
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Monsoon’s Tap & Grill

Grill
Grab burgers, sandwiches, pizza, and appetizers such as lightning bolts (beer battered zucchini strips) or Wholly Nachos! and if it’s raining, happy hour occurs all day. Catch sporting events, including UA games on the Pac-12 channel, on one of 14 TVs.

520-219-0301
6781 N. Thornydale Rd.
monsoonstapandgrill.com
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Monterey Court Café

Café
Nestled among charming art galleries and shops, the café and bar offers a seasonal menu using local farm-fresh ingredients, including vegetarian, chicken, seafood, and beef selections. Enjoy indoor and patio dining, along with live music, in this renovated 1930s motor court along historic Miracle Mile.

520-207-2429
505 W. Miracle Mile
montereycourtaz.com
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Mr. An’s Teppan Steak & SushI

Japanese
Local restaurateur KC An adds another successful business to his résumé His Tokyo-trained head chef fuses European and Asian ingredients, creating exciting and unique entrées such as seafood-rice bowls and pasta topped with an Asian alfredo sauce.

520-797-0888
6091 N. Oracle Rd.
mrantucson.com
$

Noble Hops Craft Beer + Fine Fare

Pub
Experience breathtaking views of the Santa Catalina Mountains while enjoying a seasonal menu featuring unconventional pub fare, such as Drunken Chicken and lobster cigars. Pair the food with a quality microbrew or any of the more than 115 beers available, 28 on tap.

520-797-4677
1335 W. Lambert Ln.
noblehopspub.com
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Savaya Coffee Market

Café
Hand-selected beans from organic farms around the world are roasted daily in this popular café. Enjoy a fresh-brewed cup with friends or purchase some to take home. Also look for educational classes and equipment for the ultimate coffee connoisseur. Some locations also offer organic cookies, cakes, and other coffeehouse goodies.

520-747-3200
5350 E. Broadway Blvd. #174; 12120 N. Dove Mountain Blvd., Ste. 102; La Enacantada, 2905 E. Skyline Dr., Ste. 274
savayacoffee.com
$

Seis Kitchen

Mexican
Serving award-winning cuisine from six culinary regions of Mexico, Seis takes street food to the next level. Try the warm, handmade tortillas, hot-off-the-griddle quesasdillas, fire-roasted salsas, and artisan tortas.

520-622-2002, 130 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 100; 520-612-7630, 1765 E. River Rd.
seiskitchen.com
$

Sushi on Oracle

Asian
This quintessential sushi joint offers up skillfully prepared Asian favorites and delicacies, as well as a rotating selection of fresh seafood and Japanese craft brews. An added bonus: You start off your meal with free edamame and miso soup.

520-297-3615
6449 N. Oracle Rd.
sushionoracle.net
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Teresa’s Mosaic Café

Mexican
Stunning views of the Santa Catalina Mountains complement authentic Sonoran- and Oaxacan-style dishes such as cheese enchiladas and mole negro. Handmade flour tortillas, marinated pork loin, and fine tequilas grace the menu. And breakfast—including huevos rancheros—is available for those who just can’t wait until dinner to satisfy a craving.

520-624-4512
2455 N. Silverbell Rd.
mosaiccafes.com
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The Parish

Regional American
The tastes of Arizona, Texas, and Louisiana are fused at this eclectic gastropub. The diverse atmosphere includes funky decor and an equally unique menu. Sample the popular bacon popcorn or Drunken Angel—wine-marinated angel hair pasta, crawfish, and shrimp in a red-pepper cream sauce.

520-797-1233
6453 N. Oracle Rd.
theparishtucson.com
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Vero Amore

Italian
This authentic and certified Neapolitan pizzeria boasts sauces, dough, cheese, and dressings made daily. Besides tantalizing pizza, salads, pastas, and panini, it also offers an eclectic variety of small-vineyard wines from Italy.

520-325-4122, Plaza Palomino, 2920 N. Swan Rd.; 520-579-2292, 12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd.
veroamorepizza.com
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Villa Mexican Food

Mexican
For more than 20 years, Villa Mexican Food has provided northwest Tucson with the authentic flavors of Mexico. Experience delicious and exotic cuisine, such as pan-fried tacos and the famous carne seca. Purchase a dozen of the fresh tortillas for an at-home fiesta.

520-544-0015
2840 W. Ina Rd., Ste. 104
$

Village Bakehouse

Bakery/Café
A warm, casual, and inviting bakery/café with a patio perfect for meals with the family. Breakfast includes delicious omelettes and raspberry-stuffed French toast; and for lunch enjoy gourmet sandwiches, salads, and soups. Catering available.

520-448-2832
7882 N. Oracle Rd.
villagebakehouse.com
$

Wildflower

New American
This award-winning restaurant sets the standard for innovative, classic cuisine. With European and Asian influences, the New American menu changes seasonally. Modern meets shabby-chic in the colorful skylit dining room; or choose to dine on the climate-controlled patio.

520-219-4230
7037 N. Oracle Rd.
foxrc.com
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Shopping Guide

Here’s an overview of just a few of the many fine shopping opportunities in and around Tucson. And while you’re out finding the perfect accessory or piece of furniture for your home, don’t be surprised if you run across a lot of other great finds as well.

Featured Places

Mac's Indian Jewelry

Think of the Southwest, and silver-and-turquoise Native American jewelry and cowboy boots instantly come to mind. Mac's Indian Jewelry in midtown Tucson is one of the best places for the former, and shoppers are never disappointed. Family-owned and -operated for more than three decades, Mac's meets everyone's wearable art needs--not to mention many home decor hankerings.

Maya Palace

The incredible, carefully selected collection of fashionable finds and wedding dresses at Maya Palace is a godsend for anyone searching for something special to wear. From boutique bridal to vibrant pieces in luxury fabrics, shoppers of all styles are sure to find just the right look. The friendly staff of experts are available to help customers assemble their ideal ensemble, and with boutique lines like Lior and Tianello, and bridal selections from designers like Maggie Sottero and Allure Bridal, it's hard not to find something you'll love.

Desert Son

When Tucson residents and visitors alike enter Desert Son, at the northeast corner of Swan Road and Skyline Drive, and browse the shop's high-quality Native American arts & crafts, they can always depend on finding something new. Steve Osborne, the owner of this light-filled Foothills gallery, has an excellent eye and knows many of the artists he showcases personally.

Old Presidio Traders

A family-owned and operated trading post in Tubac, Old Presidio Traders has provided customers with an incredible selection of jewelry, pottery, rugs, and more since 1982. They source their handmade wares from Zuni, Hopi, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Apache, and Tohono O'odham artists, and shoppers are always guaranteed to find beautiful goods, no matter what they're in the market for.

Tombstone Harley-Davidson

Back in the day, adventurous types explored the wild west by horseback. Today, they explore by Harley. Tombstone Harley-Davidson is your one-stop shop for everything you need to get on the road. Its Tombstone location means you'll get to experience past and present in the Town Too Tough to Die.

Optimo Hatworks Milliner and Renovator

Everyone has a different reason to want a custom-made hat, from fashion savvy to head shape, and Optimo Hatworks Milliner and Renovator, located 90 miles southeast of Tucson, is the premier place to find them. A bonus: The store is in Bisbee--a cool, funky, and fun place for a day trip.

La Jolla Diamonds and Gems

With a combined 50 years of jewelry experience, Cindy and Malcolm at La Jolla Diamonds and Gems can bring your jewelry visions to reality, and can work with any budget and any time frame. Located in Josler Village, you can select your next accessory from the vast selection in-store, or create your own custom piece.

La Contessa

La Contessa has adorned women in choice fashions since 1985. Located in Plaza Palomino, the shop has a loyal local following and is a favorite among visitors as well. The La Contessa team has a passion for sharing their expertise and making sure every customer is given tailored guidance. It's more about being real with the customer than making the sale. Whether you're a fashionista looking to make a big impact or simply someone who appreciates a good outfit, stop by La Contessa for a shopping experience that fits just right.

Tumbleweed Gypsy

Located in historic Bisbee, Tumbleweed Gypsy houses a collection of textiles, shoes, clothing, barware, home goods, and more. The store's quirky charm is peak Bisbee, and whether you're looking for a souvenir to bring back from your southwestern adventures or a new chair for your living room, there's a good chance that this special little shop will have it.

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Broadway Village

Southwest corner of Broadway Blvd. and Country Club Rd. broadwayvillagetucson.com

This charming Mission-style complex hosts a Japanese restaurant and a number of interesting shopping experiences, from south-of-the-border finds and upscale clothing boutiques to a Friday farmers market and more.

Campbell Avenue

On Campbell Ave. between Grant and Fort Lowell Rds.

This bustling corridor of Campbell Ave. boasts a vast array of shops and galleries offering fine art, handcrafted jewelry, designer apparel and footwear, collectibles, and more, as well as almost 50 restaurants.

Crossroads Festival

Northeast corner of Grant and Swan Rds.

Find bed and bath accessories, men's and women's clothing shops, shoe stores, a cigar shop, an art store, a coffee shop, a grocery store, restaurants, salons, a nail and reflexology salon, a six-screen movie theater, and other specialty stores.

El Con Mall

On Broadway Blvd. between Country Club Rd. and Alvernon Way shopelcon.com

Tucson's first regional shopping mall, El Con houses JCPenney, The Home Depot, Ross Dress for Less, PetSmart, Office Depot, Burlington Coat Factory, Target, Claim Jumper Restaurant, In-N-Out Burger, and Century 20 Theaters with stadium-style seating.

Fort Lowell Furniture District

On Fort Lowell Rd. between Alvernon Way and Country Club Rd.

Copenhagen Imports, Karimi Rugs, Contents Interiors, Mo's Gallery & Fine Framing, Off the Wall Furniture Solutions, Illuminations, and Alexander's on Fort Lowell are all located within a three-block stretch and feature top-quality furniture, unique home accessories, and professional design services.

Plaza Palomino

Southeast corner of Swan and Fort Lowell Rds. plazapalomino.com

You'll enjoy shopping, fine dining, and relaxing among tiled courtyards and fountains in a hacienda-like setting. Shops include women's apparel, antiques, an art gallery, specialty stores such as a leather-goods shop, and restaurants.

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Downtown Arts District

Roughly bounded by I-10, 6th St., 4th Ave., and 15th St.

Find an eclectic mix of sidewalk cafés, bars, vintage and gift shops, theaters, and diverse galleries hosting numerous arts and cultural events throughout the year.

Fourth Avenue

On 4th Ave. between Congress St. and University Blvd. fourthavenue.org

This unique, historic shopping district boasts more than 100 shops and restaurants offering vintage and boutique clothing, jewelry, furniture, artwork, antiques, handcrafted and imported wares, and a food co-op. The Fourth Avenue Street Fair is held in early spring and again in December.

Lost Barrio, The

On Park Ave. just south of Broadway Blvd.

This unique row of shops offers an extensive inventory of furniture and home accessories, plus garden and landscaping elements. Concentrating on Southwestern and ethnic styles, the shops carry antiques, reproductions, imports from around the world, and one-of-a-kind items.

Main Gate Square

On University Blvd. between Park and Euclid Aves. maingatesquare.com

A pedestrian-friendly shopping and dining destination near The University of Arizona, with more than 50 shops and restaurants, including clothing stores, salons, a bookstore, coffeehouses, pubs, and the Marriott hotel.

Mercado San Agustín

On Congress St. west of I-10 mercadosanagustin.com

A public market featuring regional eateries, including a Mexican bakery and taqueria, surround a center courtyard, while local artisans and a posh French restaurant anchor the rest of the plaza.

Monterey Court

Southeast corner of MIracle Mile and 14th Ave. montereycourtaz.com

Shop, dine, and enjoy live music along Tucson's historic Miracle Mile. This beautifully repurposed 1940s motor court offers art galleries and retail shops in a courtyard setting, a café with indoor and patio dining, a performance stage, and an artisans/farmers market.

Old Town Artisans

In the historic El Presidio neighborhood, downtown at 201 N. Court Ave. oldtownartisans.com

An impressive amount of handcrafted work by local, regional, and Latin American artists and artisans occupies an entire city block containing a landscaped courtyard and a a coffee bar, cantina, and restaurant.

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La Plaza Shoppes

At 6530–6548 E. Tanque Verde Rd. near Grant Rd.

A diverse mix of shopping opportunities, featuring several restaurants, fine boutiques, a stationery store, art galleries, a home decor shop, and a salon.

Park Place

On Broadway Blvd. between Craycroft and Wilmot Rds. parkplacemall.com

Approximately 150 fine stores, including Dillard's, Macy's, and Sears, accompany a food court, movie theater, and a full-service restaurant. Shop at other big names, including Coach, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor Loft, White House Black Market, Aveda, Z Gallerie, and Abercrombie & Fitch.

Plaza at Williams Centre, The

Southwest corner of Broadway Blvd. and Craycroft Rd.

In the shadow of Tucson's eastside corporate and financial center, this sophisticated plaza features jewelry, gifts, frames, footwear, bicycles, a coffee shop, a cake boutique, restaurants, and a nightclub.

Trail Dust Town

At 6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd. near Grant Rd. traildusttown.com

A replica 19th-century Western street with wooden sidewalks and Wild West stunt shows, a kiddy train, a Ferris wheel and carousel, Museum of the Horse Soldier, and a central plaza with a gazebo. Restaurants include a steakhouse and a café. Specialty stores feature exclusive gifts, including whimsical toys and antiques; period photographs; fine art; home accessories; and gourmet hot sauce, chocolate, and candy.

Ventana Plaza

On Kolb Rd. just south of Sunrise Dr. ventanaplaza.com

Nestled in the shadow of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this sophisticated plaza offers visitors international cuisine, fine jewelry, designer handbags and accessories, and women's fashions, as well as salons, a health club, and an art gallery.

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Casas Adobes Plaza

Southwest corner of Oracle and Ina Rds.

This historic Mediterranean/Territorial-style center features premier home-accessory stores, upscale clothing and shoes, and restaurants, plus gifts and natural foods.

Foothills Mall

Northwest corner of Ina Rd. and La Cholla Blvd. shopfoothillsmall.com

This mall offers a Saks Fifth Ave. Off 5th outlet plus other manufacturers' outlet stores, Barnes & Noble Booksellers, AMC Loews Foothills Theatres/IMAX Theatre, an international food court, restaurants, and more.

Gallery Row

Northeast corner of Skyline Dr. and Campbell Ave.

This shopping complex, with architecture inspired by the provincial farmhouses of southern Spain, is home to world-class galleries and shops that offer fine art, paintings, and sculpture. A piano gallery, custom-closet design business, and modern American restaurant featuring seasonal menus round out the mix.

Joesler Village

Northwest corner of River Rd. and Campbell Ave.

This contemporary shopping center, set among tasteful courtyards and fountains, features upscale retail shops, including clothing boutiques, jewelry, specialty shops, five stylish restaurants, and more.

La Encantada

Northwest corner of Skyline Dr. and Campbell Ave. laencantadashoppingcenter.com

La Encantada features high-end shops, including Tiffany & Co., Bebe, Louis Vuitton, and Williams-Sonoma. Choose from a handful of upscale restaurants while enjoying the open-air environment.

Paloma Village Center

Southeast corner of Skyline Dr. and Campbell Ave. Click here for website

Located in the foothills of the Santa Catalina Mountains, this center features high-end shops and restaurants, including a hair salon, a clothing boutique, an all-suites hotel, and an American craft gallery.

Plaza Colonial

Southwest corner of Skyline Dr. and Campbell Ave.

Reminiscent of the streets of Spanish Colonial Mexico and topped with an Old World-style copper dome, the newest addition to the Foothills includes clothing boutiques, home furnishings, imported rugs, both a "med spa" and a day spa, a gallery, and restaurants.

River Center, The

Northeast corner of River and Craycroft Rds.

A palm-lined courtyard in the shape of the state of Arizona highlights this Foothills center, which features restaurants, Southwestern gifts, jewelry, craft supplies, a florist, and a salon and day spa, as well as a public library branch.

St. Philip's Plaza

Southeast corner of River Rd. and Campbell Ave. stphilipsplaza.com

Innovative restaurants and a salon and day spa accompany shops featuring fashions, furnishings, and the arts. The setting is a Spanish Colonial-style outdoor plaza with an all-suites hotel, fountains, tiled courtyards, and lush, colorful landscaping.

Tucson Mall

Northeast corner of Oracle and Wetmore Rds. tucsonmall.com

Tucson's largest shopping mall features department stores, 200 specialty shops, a play area for kids, and a food court with an international selection.

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Black Sheep Imports

31 Subway St., Bisbee, AZ

Home to fun stuff, smelly stuff, home stuff, t-shirts, and accessories, this quirky and irreverent shop is pure Bisbee.

Discover Bisbee

478 N. Dart Rd., Bisbee, AZ

The Bisbee Visitor's Center is the place to go for information, historical displays, and a fabulous gift shop.

Finders Keepers

81 Main St., Bisbee, AZ

Finders Keepers has everything from antiques and collectables to vintage jewelry, Bisbee Turquoise, and locally made gift items.

Óptimo Custom Hatworks

47 Main St., Bisbee, AZ

Elegance, function, and sophistication are at the heart of Óptimo Hatworks' efforts. Here you'll find original and traditional designs, hand-formed and hand-fitted into the finest hat you'll ever own.

RedBone Bisbee Vintage

27 Subway St., Bisbee, AZ

A vintage clothing shop specializing in western and bohemian aesthetics, including cowboy boots, leather jackets, and colorful accessories.

Tumbleweed Gypsy

31 Subway St., Bisbee, AZ

A curated collection of stylish textiles, shoes, clothing, barware and home accents, all imbued with a unique Bisbee charm.

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Arlene's Southwest Trading Company

400 E. Allen St., Tombstone, AZ

Offering an array of Native American-made items from the Four Corners region, the collection at this shop includes Hopi and Navajo kachinas, Navajo rugs, and even Mata Ortiz pottery from Casas Grandes in Northern Mexico.

Tombstone Harley-Davidson

526 E. Allen St., Tombstone, AZ

Back in the day, adventurous types explored the wild west by horseback. Today, they explore by Harley. Tombstone Harley-Davidson is your one-stop shop for everything you need to get on the road. Its Tombstone location means you'll get to experience past and present in the Town Too Tough to Die.

The Shady Lady's Closet

406 E. Allen. St., Tombstone, AZ

The Shady Lady's Closet carries everything from business, western wear, and accessories to victorian pieces and ladies footwear.

The Branding Iron

503 E. Allen St., Tombstone, AZ

Specializing in quality western apparel, the Branding Iron is a must for aspiring cowboys and cowgirls.

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The Artist's Daughter

33 Tubac Rd., Tubac, AZ

This old fashioned general store is packed to the gills with all manner of southwest memorabilia and accessories. It's not just a store, it's an experience!

Lone Mountain Turquoise Company

11 Tubac Rd., Tubac, AZ

Find the work of more than 3000 artists in this beautiful gallery, specializing in turquoise jewelry, rugs, pottery, paintings, baskets, and sculpture.

Old Presidio Traders

27 Tubac Rd., Tubac, AZ

A family-owned and operated trading post in Tubac, Old Presidio Traders has provided customers with an incredible selection of jewelry, pottery, rugs, and more since 1982. They source their handmade wares from Zuni, Hopi, Santo Domingo Pueblo, Apache, and Tohono O'odham artists, and shoppers are always guaranteed to find beautiful goods, no matter what they're in the market for.

Viola Jo Studio

37 Tubac Rd., Tubac, AZ

A studio in Tubac selling beads and yarn.

To the Top of Tumamoc

What I learned from walking up a big little hill near downtown Tucson | By Heather Wuelpern

After spending two weeks in Italy devouring plates of pasta, trying every flavor of gelato, and sipping prosecco daily, I knew I had to jumpstart my workout routine when I returned to Tucson. I set my alarm for 5:30 a.m. and made a plan to walk up Tumamoc Hill—off Anklam Road, just west of “A” Mountain—which I had only done about a dozen times in the last 10 years. I remembered the walk wasn’t a piece of cake but I was up for the challenge.

The stretch of Anklam Road adjacent to St. Mary’s Hospital was already lined with cars of other hikers who arrived before sunrise. I grabbed my water bottle and headed up the hill in the dark.

The paved road makes about six switchbacks as it winds up to near Tumamoc Hill’s summit 1.5 miles later. That may not seem like much of a workout, but when there’s nearly 800 feet of vertical gain within that distance, you get a lot of bang for your buck. No matter how fit you are, you’ll still get your heart pumping and your lungs working overtime.

I felt a great sense of accomplishment when I made it to the top and loved seeing the sunrise fill the sky with gorgeous hues. I thought it was a perfect way to start the day, and then convinced myself it would be a good idea to walk the ‘Moc every day for a month. I began to keep track of how long it took me and set a goal to shave three minutes off my original time. I ended up accomplishing that and so much more. Here’s what I learned.

POINTERS FOR A GREAT WALK

Be friendly. Smiling is contagious. Someone can have a miserable look on their face but when you smile and they smile back, their whole face lights up. You may have just made their day.

Give encouragement when someone looks like they’re suffering. Even someone who isn’t in tiptop shape can reach the top. They just need to take their time.

Listen to your body and take a breather if needed. There are several informational displays telling about the animals, plants, and history of Tumamoc Hill strategically placed exactly when you most need them. Educate yourself while you catch your breath.

Listen to audiobooks. I listened to Neil deGrasse Tyson narrate his book Astrophysics for People in a Hurry and felt smarter with each step I took.

Take pictures. Whether it’s a magnificent sunrise, sunset, wildlife, or a beautiful saguaro, there will be plenty of images you’ll want to capture.

ETIQUETTE: 101

Share the path. Leave enough space for people to pass you. It’s hard to do so if you are walking more than two or three people wide.

Even though you’re outside, use your indoor voice. Many people walk Tumamoc for therapeutic reasons and it’s hard to remain zen when someone is in close proximity talking to their companion at the top of their lungs, especially when it’s about a subject matter that should be kept private.

Use earbuds. Everyone may not share your taste in music. Keep it to yourself.

MISSION ACCOMPLISHED

Regardless of if you walk Tumamoc Hill once in a while or for 30 days in a row, just walk it. By the way, I did shave off three minutes from my initial walk and I lost the pounds I had packed on from my vacation in Italy. Challenge yourself. You’ll see an excellent cross-section of Tucsonans sharing the same love of a big little hill that’s steeped in history. And now that there’s a Tugo Bike Share rack at the base of Tumamoc, you don’t need to find a parking spot.

See you at the top!

DOWNLOAD THE APP

The University of Arizona Science Center created a Tumamoc Hill app, which is narrated by David Yetman and accompanied with music by Calexico. It’s perfectly timed with an average walking pace and is packed with tons of fun facts about the history, vegetation, and other interesting information.

Uncontained Excitement for the MSA Annex

Explore Mercado San Agustín’s brand-new sister property | By Heather Wuelpern

The MSA Annex—a collection of converted shipping containers, which house nearly a dozen shops and a bar—celebrated its grand opening May 4–6, 2018. Local favorite Giant Sand added to the good vibe as their band christened the stage before they kicked off their month-long European tour. The hubbub of activity that night was outstanding as patrons danced, shopped, and socialized.

If you didn’t make the grand opening, there’s no need to fret. The MSA Annex—adjacent to Mercado San Agustín on the west side of Tucson—will only continue to flourish as the word gets out. Plus, a few more shops are slated to open soon.

FAN FAVORITES

The names of a few shops might ring a bell since they’ve already developed some roots in Tucson. Avenue Boutique, for example, has branched out to the Annex after being at their Broadway and Country Club location for years. Transit Cycles transported themselves from up the street at the Mercado San Agustin. And Isabella’s Ice Cream has been chilling over on Fourth Avenue and in the new American Eat Company. Also, Westbound—a spinoff of the popular Tap & Bottle—serves up beer, wine and spirits in its open-air bar at the Annex.

YOU LOOK SO FAMILIAR

Why I Love Where I Live has a knack for spreading their love for Tucson. They have that in common with iconic actress Diane Keaton, as she confessed her love of Tucson on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and then posed for a quick picture while shopping at this special shop the next day. Perhaps Ms. Keaton found some treasures for her new Tucson barrio home at Dust and Heritage or a pair of earrings at Now or Never. Regardless, she’ll have to stop by the MSA Annex again to explore all of the other wonderful stores, such as Luca Ryann or Fletcher and Co.

WHILE YOU’RE IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD

Stroll through the Mercado District’s residential area and find a perfect mix of Old World and modern architecture living in harmony. Some homes have rich colors, balconies, and hidden courtyards, reminiscent of homes in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, while others have clean lines, contemporary touches, and interesting angles. Explore the homes near South Avenida del Palo Fierro and scope out the large-scale mural of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera by local muralist Rock Martinez on the west wall of one of the residences.

SEE YOU THERE!

Whether you get to the MSA Annex via the Sun Link Streetcar or Tugo Bike Share—both have stations within a few strides of the shops—or by walking, driving, or skateboarding, just get there! You’ll find treasures and enjoy a snack or brew. And, who knows, maybe you’ll even see a celebrity.

MSA Annex, 267 S. Avenida del Convento

Mercado San Agustín, 100 S. Avenida del Convento