Nowadays, making a list of places you’d like to eat while out on the road is as easy as turning on the television. Cable television outfits like Food Network bring some of the most interesting and satisfying restaurants right into our living rooms.
Food experts and extraordinary chefs Rachel Ray and Bobby Flay have nothing but great things to say about some of their best dining experiences in Tucson, Arizona. The wide range of tastes and cuisines is impressive.
Here’s your guide map to eight eateries in Tucson that are sure to please all of your dining senses.
Café Poco Cosa – 110 E. Pennington St.
Chef and owner Suzana Davila created a stylish blend of atmosphere and cuisine that will please diners on many levels. The upscale design, imaginative Mexican cuisine, and downtown bistro location delivers a unique experience for bar patrons and diners alike.
The menu changes twice daily, and is written in distinctive handwriting in English and Spanish on a large chalkboard. Be prepared for a non-traditional Mexican-food experience at one of Tucson’s most iconic restaurants.
Cee Dee Jamaican Kitchen – 1070 N. Swan Rd.
Renowned for its authentic Jamaican fare, the Cee Dee Jamaican Kitchen will hook you with its traditional jerk chicken, oxtails, and curry goat. The island spices and sauces will keep you coming back for more, certain you’ve somehow been whisked away to coastal town of Kingston.
Cup Café at Hotel Congress – 311 E. Congress St.
The Cup Café inside the Hotel Congress has one of the most impressive breakfast menus in the city. Served each day from 7:00 A.M. until 4:00 P.M., diners have their choice of a wide array of classics like huevos rancheros, bagel ‘n lox, homemade granola, and smoked beef brisket on sourdough toast.
The omelet bar is renowned for its great selection of fresh ingredient, including an impressive cheese selection, turkey chorizo, and locally grown green chilies. Start your day off right with impressive and delicious food at the Cup Café.
Lindy’s on 4th – 431 N. 4th Ave.
A true lunch and supper diner, Lindy’s on 4th has taking burgers and sandwiches to an entirely new level. Their menus is as whimsical as their location, with such items as the Super Sunrise (a burger with two eggs and tater tots), the Texas Belt Buckle (bacon, bbq sauce, cheddar, and an onion ring), and the Donkey Punch (green chiles, jalapenos, hanaberos, and pepper jack cheese).
Feel free to bring the kids along too. Lindy’s on 4th offers great kids meals, including corn dogs, mac and cheese, grilled cheese, and the Cock-a-Doodle (two fried eggs and cheddar on a toasted bun).
Teresa’s Mosaic Café – 2455 N. Silverbell Rd.
There’s plenty on the menu at Teresa’s Mosaic Café , a Tucson landmark eatery since 1984, but it’s the huevos rancheros that put them on the map. In fact, their version of this Mexican classic in the book “500 Things To Eat Before It’s Too Late.” Inside this beautiful restaurant, diners will find mosaic-tile tables, all handmade Suzanne Felber and her design team at Lifestyle Design.
Overall, the dining experience at Teresa’s Mosaic Café will satisfy your culinary and artistic tastes.
The B Line – 621 N. 4th Ave.
The B Line is one of those great joints that really fills your belly without zapping your bank account. Nothing on their breakfast menu tops $8, and the bulk of their dinner menu is less than $10, with a delicious pan seared salmon dinner at $14.
Their ingredients are all natural and come from as many local sources as possible. Everything in the restaurant is made from scratch, from the tastiest pastries to the hottest salsas. There’s nothing better than attention to the finest details of any meal, and diners will be hard pressed to find a better dining experience than the one offered at The B Line in Tucson.
The Dish Bistro & Wine Bar – 3131 E. 1st St.
The Dish Bistro & Wine Bar offers a a unique Tucson dining experiences. Located inside The Rumrunner – a wine and spirits shop, the small bistro offers exceptional food and wine at great prices. Enjoy an awesome array of fresh seafood, meat, and poultry, including muscles, salmon, oysters, lobster, duck, lamb, chops, and steaks.
Choose from a huge selection of wine from the Rumrunner, and enjoy it with your meal by the glass or bottle. Between Tuesday to Thursday, patrons can enjoy a big bowl of saffron muscles and a great glass of wine, all for just $12.50.
Step away from the ordinary and step into The Dish Bistro & Wine Bar for an extraordinary dining experience.
Zinburger – 1865 E. River Rd. #101
Fusion food and drink is proving to be a great concept, and Zinburger may have cornered the market on both. This upbeat Tucson eatery offers diners a wide range of gourmet burgers, salads and sides, awesome shakes, and a carefully selected array of wines sure to please even the most decimating taste buds.
Perhaps the most popular burger on the menu, the Zinburger, comes complete with manchego cheese and onions braised in Zinfandel wine. Applewood bacon, Vermont cheese, and Kobe beef also populate the menu.
Enjoy the sleek, contemporary setting by yourself, or with friends and family, and discover how wine and great gourmet burgers are the perfect pairing at Zinburger in Tucson.
Where’s your favorite place to eat in Tucson?
About the Author:
Lisa has been a food network fan for years, and loves their quest for the best local food. When she isn’t chowing down at her favorite restaurants, she is a full time blogger for satellitetv, home of the best Dish TV Packages.
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