Explore These Top 8 Eateries in Tucson, the UNESCO City of Gastronomy

Explore These Top 8 Eateries in Tucson, the UNESCO City of Gastronomy

  • Daniel Sotelo
  • 04/26/22

After a long day of shopping for Central Tucson real estate, the last thing you want to think about is cooking dinner. Besides, why would you want to cook when there are so many incredible restaurants to experience in the area?

Whether you’re currently searching for Central Tucson homes for sale or if you’ve been a Tucson resident for years, we think you’ll find something new and exciting to try on our list of eight of the top eateries in Tucson.

5 Points Market and Restaurant

5 Points Market and Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch daily from 8:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Visitors rave about the huevos rancheros and the smoked salmon benedict. They use only fresh and locally sourced ingredients and organic fruit grown in Arizona. 5 Points is a great stop for a tasty brunch or a great cup of coffee. Guests can enjoy food inside the ranch-style dining room or outside the patio.

Baja Cafe of Tucson

Baja Cafe is another excellent option for brunch and is a favorite of locals who own Central Tucson real estate. They are well-known for their King Kong stack, which features hash browns, bacon, sausage, and ham topped with more hash browns and bacon, plus cheese, green chiles, pulled pork, and two eggs in any style. If you started salivating as you read that description, visit Baja Cafe daily from 6:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. If savory breakfasts aren’t your thing, we can also recommend the snickerdoodle pancakes, and we hear the carrot cake pancakes are also excellent.

Bobo’s Restaurant

If you’re an early riser, you’ll love that Bobo’s opens daily at 5:30 a.m. Try the chicken fried steak, topped with gravy and served with potatoes and eggs, or order a serving of the French toast. If you’re craving a traditional and hearty breakfast spot, Bobo’s is the place to be! Come hungry, as they offer large portions and a vast menu.

Cafe A La C’Art

Cafe A La C’Art is the perfect stop for art and history lovers and is a fun place to stop if you’re in the area to look at Central Tucson homes for sale. It is located in the historic El Presidio neighborhood of Tucson inside the Tucson Museum of Art. You’ll come for the food but stay for the beautiful garden patio. You’ll be incredibly impressed by the mixed berry buttermilk cake and chocolate bomb, each handmade by the in-house pastry chef.

Cafe A La C’Art is closed Monday and Tuesday, open from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Wednesday through Friday, and open from 8:00 to 3:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. They also offer a happy hour from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday.

Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

Cup Cafe is tucked inside Hotel Congress. You can come and enjoy breakfast, lunch, or dinner in their indoor dining room or on their outdoor patio. While some may have preconceived notions about hotel food, Cup Cafe is the exception to the rule with its award-winning food and excellent service. While you’re there, try the cast-iron baked eggs or the Braveheart plate, featuring an open-faced smoked beef brisket sandwich on sourdough with two poached eggs and Gruyére cheese.

You’ll be happy to know that Cup Cafe is not just for hotel guests, so those purchasing Central Tucson homes for sale will also be able to enjoy a meal or a drink at Cup Cafe whenever they choose.

Flying V Bar and Grill

Located inside the Lowes Tucson, Flying V serves guests from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday and from 5:00 to 10:00 p.m. Friday through Sunday. Their elegant dinner choices include an Ahi tuna plate, rack of lamb, and baby back ribs. You’ll enjoy the food and be impressed with the elegant atmosphere and spectacular views. Many Central Tucson real estate owners consider Flying V a great location to celebrate a special occasion. 

It’s Greek to Me

Family-owned It’s Greek to Me serves tasty Greek food from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Their most popular dishes are the lamb shank and the gyro plate. They also offer a wine list with several options of Greek wine and some Greek beers. Guests love the food as well as the service. Contact the restaurant to hear about the current specials.

Mariscos Chihuahua

Mariscos Chihuahua calls their cuisine “the best seafood in the desert.” They are open daily from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., serving seafood with a Mexican flair. They have fresh fish at market price and popular dishes such as the camarones culichi, a dish featuring sauteed shrimp in creamy green sauce, and the camarones rellenos. Mariscos values high-quality service, and their wait staff consistently goes the extra mile to make sure guests feel valued and cared for. Plus, if it’s a lovely evening and you want to eat outside, you can choose to dine on their outdoor patio.

Are you hungry yet? If a picture is worth a thousand words, one can only imagine how much a taste is worth. Next time you’re in the Tucson area, make sure you come hungry and enjoy some of these great local options!

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