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Things to do in Sam Hughes, Tucson

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Deli / Bodega
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“Hip grocery market and eatery in the heart of Sam Hughes. Try their daily rotating fish selections ("Yuri's Choice") and their excellent grain bowl. Free wine tasting on the third Thursday of every month.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“BEST pho in town. We like to start with the beef and shrimp spring rolls. I get chicken or the veggie pho without the tofu. My husband gets the chicken or beef pho. We get the smalls because they’re big. A large could feed two people. There can be a wait depending on the day, but you can order to go on the phone, or take a number cus it’s worth the wait if you wanna sit down. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“If you like the earthy texture and taste of tamales, this is your heaven. Mix and match several tamales with your meal and have your partner do the same and you'll get a good sampling of all of them to then decide which ones you can ship home. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
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“amazing vegan mexican food. wendy, the owner, is the sweetest woman you'll ever meet!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
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“Several locations, a new one on Speedway near 6th Ave. It's a Tucson thing...”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“World class wings, especially if you like hot. Pizza and local vibe are top notch. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
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“Great Ethiopian food in an old historic house. The service runs at its own pace, but the food is delicious. There is another great Ethiopian place Called ‘Cafe Desta’ near downtown. Cafe Desta is more sheek and is located in the hip ‘5 Corners’ area. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Park
  • 4 locals recommend
Art Gallery
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Wanna hang out with the locals? This is your spot. Beer by the pint, burgers, chicken strips. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“New York style bagels, serving Breakfast and Lunch. Just a five minute walk from The Sammy.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 4 locals recommend
Food
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“We traveled in Italy and didn't come across better gelato than this. The owner is from Lake Como in northern Italy, and he has two (two!) degrees from a Gelato University. Try all the unique flavors: saffron is my favorite.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Tea Room
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“Authentic Chinese tea shop offering an enjoyable and tranquil break from a busy day of working or sightseeing.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Library
  • 3 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Old homes around the University of Arizona. Some date to the 1920s. They are all kept up beautifully”
  • 8 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Deli / Bodega
“Hip grocery market and eatery in the heart of Sam Hughes. Try their daily rotating fish selections ("Yuri's Choice") and their excellent grain bowl. Free wine tasting on the third Thursday of every month.”
  • 24 locals recommend
Restaurant
“BEST pho in town. We like to start with the beef and shrimp spring rolls. I get chicken or the veggie pho without the tofu. My husband gets the chicken or beef pho. We get the smalls because they’re big. A large could feed two people. There can be a wait depending on the day, but you can order to go on the phone, or take a number cus it’s worth the wait if you wanna sit down. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Restaurant
“If you like the earthy texture and taste of tamales, this is your heaven. Mix and match several tamales with your meal and have your partner do the same and you'll get a good sampling of all of them to then decide which ones you can ship home. ”
  • 16 locals recommend
Vegetarian / Vegan Restaurant
“amazing vegan mexican food. wendy, the owner, is the sweetest woman you'll ever meet!”
  • 15 locals recommend
Sandwich Place
“Several locations, a new one on Speedway near 6th Ave. It's a Tucson thing...”
  • 15 locals recommend
Restaurant
“World class wings, especially if you like hot. Pizza and local vibe are top notch. ”
  • 13 locals recommend
Ethiopian Restaurant
“Great Ethiopian food in an old historic house. The service runs at its own pace, but the food is delicious. There is another great Ethiopian place Called ‘Cafe Desta’ near downtown. Cafe Desta is more sheek and is located in the hip ‘5 Corners’ area. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bar
“Wanna hang out with the locals? This is your spot. Beer by the pint, burgers, chicken strips. ”
  • 5 locals recommend

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