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Food scene in Tucson

Hotel
“The Hotel Congress and Maynards Market & Kitchen present Dillinger Days! Every January they pay homage to the man that famously earned the title Public Enemy No. 1 and his nationally-renowned apprehension with a two-day, family-friendly spectacle. Enjoy reenactments, vintage cars, historical walking tours, live music, and award-winning food. OPERATING CALENDAR Open daily, 365 days a year.”
93 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“Cafe Poca Cosa is a must-have experience for many visitors to Tucson. Headed by acclaimed chef Susana Davila, Cafe Poca Cosa features a daily chalkboard menu with innovative takes on classical Mexican cuisine. The atmosphere is moody and beautiful. You'll want to make a reservation.”
82 locals recommend
Gourmet Shop
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“this is actually on university--so just up and around the corner from 4th ave. proper. we love it for breakfast and lunch. also a great place to go for happy hour eats and drinks. there's also a gourmet market where they sell excellent cheeses and such, and they have the BEST BAGUETTE and other breads (the walnut is to die for, too) in town. we usually call ahead and have them set a loaf of baguette aside for us because they tend to sell out quickly. ”
52 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
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“Sweet and savory fancy breakfast eats in a modern chic atmosphere. More fancy than our other breakfast recommendations, but casual clothing is also suitable because we’re in the desert college town. ”
39 locals recommend
Market
“Shops, food, and art! Check out the Mercado annex too. It’s just a short walk. All the shops are in remodeled storage containers. ”
47 locals recommend
Bar
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“Staying in? We recommend grabbing a craft beer by the bottle, can or growler here beforehand.”
46 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“The oldest, longest running restaurant in Tucson. They are known for the machaca, dried beef, dishes.”
37 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“5 Points Market is a great place for breakfast or lunch, in a beautifully repurposed old building-- they can be very busy on the weekends, but worth the wait (or plan to arrive on the early end!). A 2015 mention in the NY Times described Five Points Market as "like a bit of Williamsburg dropped into a historic intersection in a funky but fast-developing part of town." Plan to drive or bike over to Five Points Market, and explore the surrounding historic neighborhoods of Barrio Viejo and Armory Park. ”
41 locals recommend
Grocery Store
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“Fantastic produce and wonderful meats, with enthusiastic and knowledgeable butchers. ”
29 locals recommend
American Restaurant
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“A historical venue with breakfast and lunch delights, and amazing take home desserts made daily. ”
45 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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“Wonderful restaurant and indoor market with occasional outdoor market outdoors. Attached to the historical train station. Ask the employees about the history, or take a walk behind the building to see and read about the train station John Dillinger used to escape while on the run. Only after setting the 3rd story of historical and haunted hotel congress on fire. ”
42 locals recommend
Pizza Place
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“Hands-down the best pizza restaurant with the perfect seating indoor or outdoor. Be sure to check out the Tough Luck Club below for drinks!”
35 locals recommend
Mexican Restaurant
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“great bar, and the coolest outdoor patio to hang out in day or night.... yummy taco bar and sonoran dogs at night”
40 locals recommend
Café
“most incredible hand crafter pastries and scones. Head there in the morning while they are still warm. Pick up a pound of fresh roasted beans for your coffee at home.”
35 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“You can go out to eat downtown to the Hub, or just grab a scoop of ice cream. The restaurant is a hip design. The menu has something for everyone from sandwiches and burgers to pasta. Their ice cream menu is very elaborate, so check out their website. There is also a Hub ice cream shop across the street if you are just out for dessert. ”
33 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
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“i offer this one with caveats. it's owned by locally famous chef janos wilder, and when janos is there, all seems to be well. we've had really great meals. when he's not however, well, not so much. that said, it has a nice little patio area out front that great for happy hour drinks and small eats. and as it's right next door to the etherton gallery, you can get an art fix as well. ”
26 locals recommend