With over 1,200 restaurants to choose from in Tucson, our city is a culinary destination. We have created a shortlist of our favorites, the best restaurants in Tucson, AZ from fine dining to coffee shops, food trucks, taco stands, and more. We encourage you to eat your way through Tucson and discover for yourself why it is a designated UNESCO City of Gastronomy.

Tucson’s Top Places to Eat

Mexican dinner on a table with flowers and garnish

Authentic Mexican Cuisine

Charro Steakhouse

(520) 485-1922
The newest member to join the historic Charro family of restaurants, Charro Steakhouse features locally sourced, all-natural ingredients. Their ranch to table ethos shines through in their array of offerings which includes fine preparations of beef, chicken, pork, and seafood.

El Charro

(520) 622-1922
The creator of the Chimichanga, El Charro specializes in authentic Mexican cuisine including house favorites such as Tamales, Enchiladas, Burros, and of course, Chimichangas. Their menu accommodates vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free preferences.

El Guero Canelo

(520) 882-8977
With four locations to choose from El Guero Canelo offers quick bites and classic Mexican fare. Make sure to check out their daily specials, or download their app for quick and easy ordering.

Guadalajara Grill

(520) 323-1022
Guadalajara Grill offers three distinctive locations, each serving a mix of traditional Mexican staples and innovative dishes. Additionally, enjoy your option of al fresco dining on the outdoor patio.

Other Great Places to Grab a Bite

Greek salad served with a side of hummus

Greek Food

Opa’s Best

(520) 838-0687
This family owned and operated restaurant serves traditional Greek cuisine including slow-roasted lamb, souvlaki, grilled burgers and house-made baklava.

Santorini Greek Cafe

(520) 328-6021
Experience the authentic flavors of Greece, where owner Fatos Alushaj brings a piece of his former home to Tucson with outstanding homemade dishes.​


House made ravioli served with micro greens and a pesto

Italian Cuisine

Vivace Restaurant

(520) 795-7221
This elegant Italian restaurant is nestled in the beautiful Catalina Mountains and offers a menu with both classic and elevated Italian cuisine.


(520) 398-7553
An inviting Italian trattoria and bakery, offering a menu mixing old Italian classics with local products, and everything is 100% fresh and homemade.

Deli sandwiches on brown craft paper

Sandwiches, Pizza, Desserts & More

Beyond Bread

(520) 747-7477
Beyond Bread serves up awesome sandwiches, soups, and salads. They have cakes, cookies, and other desserts to fulfill your sweet tooth. Call in your order ahead or dine in at one of their 4 locations, or grab a bite to eat on your way out of town at one of their airport locations.

The Hub

(520) 207-8201
The Hub has something for everyone from appetizers, small plates, salads, and entrees to an extensive beer and wine list. In the mood for ice cream? the Hub has over 20 flavors to choose from including Lavender-vanilla, Honeycomb, and Chocolate whiskey.

Barrio Bread

(520) 327-1292
Award-winning baker Don Guerra has been baking fresh artisanal bread for over 20 years. Featuring several dozen choices including Baguettes, Briotes, Cubanos, Einkorn, European Rye, Focaccia, you will surely find one that pleases the palate. They currently have a limited selection of bread for preorder and delivery.

Gentle Ben’s Brewing

(520) 624-4177
Gentle Ben’s is open for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Find classics like eggs benedicts, burritos, and omelets, for brunch. Easy picks for lunch and dinner include sandwiches, tacos, quesadillas, burgers, and entrees. Visit them online for their current hours and menu.