I’ve been to practicaly every resturant in Tucson. Don’t miss
1) Cafe Poca Cosa: Have the Poca Cosa plate and chocolate mouse for dessert lunch
2) for dinner do, ‘Janos bar’ and have the vegetarian nachos’
Janos has a wbsite Poca Cosa doesn’t but info is on the web.
Have a safe/good trip 🙂
If you are travelling I-10, between Phoenix and Tucson, you should consider Casa Grande, the largest town in Pinal County. Get off at milepost 194, and you will find a variety of places to eat that should fill your bill.
Due to the recent explosion in the area, one of the benefits is in good places to eat. The Golden Corral has returned to Casa Grande, with a new all-buffet set-up. The food is delicious, and there is still the "new place’ mystique that keeps it crowded from opening each day to closing. Further down the road (E. Florence Blvd) is the New China Buffet. They offer a wide choice of Chinese foods, as well as a few like pizza and fried chicken.
Further on, you will find Barney’s Steakhouse, where they offer great steaks and seafood and a well-stocked buffet. You will also find Mi Amigo Ricardo’s, a wonderful Mexican restaurant with great food, and a wonderful ambiance.
There are many more places to eat, like the new Belgian Waffle Haus. The place is owned by a wonderful German lady and her husband. There is not a lot of parking available, but the food si well worth the effort to go there. As the town expands, and new businesses come into the area, of course, there is an expansion of restaurants.
So, if you are on I-10, hop off at mp 194 and look around a bit, I am sure you will find someplace to satisfy your hunger pangs.
The Velvet Elvis in Patagonia is worth the drive from Tucson. You’ll see beautiful SE Arizona, and have as wonderful pizza as anywhere in the world. Being a Chicagoian, I don’t say that lightly.
Highly Highly Highly recommended is the Casita De Cecilia, 6308 S. Nogales Highway in tuscon- absolutely SPECTACULAR. don’t let the appearance fool you, truly this place is a wonder of the roadfood world. fish tacos- INCREDIBLE! pretty much everything there rocks. everything cooked by real people to order! Casita de Cecilia 520-573-2983
6308 S Nogales Hwy #4
Tucson, AZ 85706
I don’t think you’re going to do much better than the ideas in these two existing threads:
A couple places not mentioned but worth considering are Cafe Poca Cosa and El Charro. If you want to get away from Mexican food, I think the Indian at New Delhi Palace is pretty good. For a more upscale experience, Cafe Terra Cotta, Janos and Fuego have celebrity chefs with an interesting take on Southwestern "cuisine". Arizona is also ranching country and all the on-ramps to the freeways have cattle guards for a reason. Hence, you may want some beef. You can get it at Rancher’s Club of Arizona (in the Sheraton Tucson Hotel), Last Territory Steakhouse (at the Sheraton El Conquistador), El Corral and Lil Abner’s. For something more firmly in the category of Roadfood, there’s The Sausage Deli and, for the best BBQ I’ve had in these parts (but remember, I prefer the locally unusual pork Q to Texas-style brisket which is more common here), Rod’s KC BBQ on 4th Ave.
Headed to Tucson in March for a lil Cactus League sp training action. Would love any and all suggestions. Anything "local" is especially welcome. Local meaning, i presume, Mexican’ish? Thanks.
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