From family-owned Sonoran-style establishments with Mexican favorites to sports bars with large-screen TVs and chicken wings to five-course meals with high-style restaurants serving sunset views, the Old Pueblo dishes up delicious fare from around the city and around the globe. The city boasts numerous award-winning chefs and restaurants, and it's never too soon to begin experiencing the flavors of Tucson.
Tucson's culinary scene offers diners a variety of delicious fare. From Italian and Vietnamese to French and Mexican (not only from Sonora, but also from Mexico City, Oaxaca, Yucatán, and more), there are so many places it's difficult to choose just one favorite. Tucson boasts numerous award-winning restaurants and chefs as well as strong community support for local, independently owned establishments. Check out the latest Tucson Guide" Desert Dining Guide" for an extensive list of area eateries.
"Think globally, eat locally." So says the slogan of Tucson Originals, created in 1998 in an effort to counter the rapid expansion of chain restaurants and to encourage local restaurateurs to give back to the community by donating their services to area nonprofits. The organization provides support for independent, locally owned eateries that specialize in menu items as original as Tucson itself. From "white tablecloth" to casual places to grab a sandwich, Tucson Originals encompasses the whole Tucson dining scene. For more information, visit tucsonoriginals.com.⇑ return to top