Arizona Border Eats

7 STOPS | 82 MILES | 1 hr 52 min

There are so many good places to eat in Tucson, it can be tough to leave; but if you head southwest, through Sierra Vista and on to Douglas, there are some surprising, little-known culinary gems.


Bisbee Breakfast Club

After free-form wally cakes (pancakes with walnuts) at Bisbee Breakfast Club or a chicken-fried steak topped with crazy-spiced gravy, have a lofty wedge of pie.


Old Bisbee Roasters

Seth Appell, coffee master at Old Bisbee, roasts some of the best in the West. It's mail-order, but complementary espresso is available.

Must Eats

High Desert Market and Cafe

Whatever your culinary needs in Bisbee, the High Desert Market will fill them. It's a restaurant, coffee-smoothie bar, grocery store, and wine & beer shop.


Border Taco

An inconspicuous Douglas, Arizona, taqueria, Border Taco serves good food beyond tacos, from breakfast burritos to chimichangas and weekend menudo.


El Burron

A bordertown storefront cafe that locals like for beefy burros, tacos, and quesadillas. El Burron's salsa bar is glorious.


La Fiesta Cafe

A top Mexican restaurant in the border town of Douglas, Arizona, La Fiesta Cafe is a friendly, family-run operation with especially good enchiladas.


Private: Bobke’s Bread Basket

This German bakery in the Arizona desert is known for breads, cakes, and cookies. Bobke's lunch includes such Old World specialties as schnitzel and bratwurst.