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Old 01-02-2008, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Tucson
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I'm from Maryland, which is pretty much known for all things seafood (crabs, crabcakes, rockfish, etc). I've tried one crabcake here and also some steamed shrimp. There's no seafood that compares to MD... sorry.
See what I'm sayin'...?! You can get those giant fresh shrimp! And other stuff.

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Old 01-02-2008, 01:17 PM
 
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I'm from Maryland, which is pretty much known for all things seafood (crabs, crabcakes, rockfish, etc). I've tried one crabcake here and also some steamed shrimp. There's no seafood that compares to MD... sorry.

But I like the fact that there are several restaurants where you can get an awesome meal without breaking the bank. My favorites are:

Feast - their menu changes monthly and they have a great wine list and wine tastings that are very casual and good for those who don't know a lot about wines.

Las Candelas - it's not easy to find, but the food is great.

Loving Spoonfuls - All vegan restaurant, but great for anyone. They've got "fried chicken" that actually tastes like chicken... I have no idea how they do it.

Cuvee - I heard ownership is changing, but hopefully the food isn't.
That last place looks really good from their website, and here I'd never heard of it. Thanks!
SierraAZ is right though about Seafood here and in Rocky Point. It has to be Mexican style to be good or from RockyPoint/The Gulf of California to be fresh.
That said, there's a distributor here in Tucson that sells (This will sound crazy) stingray meat and other seafood to the local Food City grocery stores, but it seems the one on Irvington west of 19 carries the largest selection and it's fresh from the gulf. The same distributor sets up a stand (pretty elaborate with covered seating) over the summertime and the sea food is GREAT. If you want to know where just ask.
ALSO...
The 17th St market also carries a huge variety of fresh seafood. It's pretty incredible if you haven't seen there.

Hey, I moved here from Florida and I'm not a fan of the other Seafood places mentioned in Tucson, but I have had some of the best Seafood of my life here in Tucson and in Rocky Point. No crab cakes though-sorry.
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Old 01-02-2008, 02:53 PM
 
Location: Tucson, Arizona
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Sauce for their regular pepperoni.

For Mexican try-
La Parilla Suiza (Mexico City style)

I second these recommendations. Sauce Pizza and Wine is great. Also, you can walk down the way to Frost and get some gellato for dessert.

Pappouli's near the Foothills mall makes some decent Greek food.
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Old 01-02-2008, 08:25 PM
 
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Thanks for all the recommendations. Keep them coming.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:39 AM
 
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I'm from Maryland, which is pretty much known for all things seafood (crabs, crabcakes, rockfish, etc). I've tried one crabcake here and also some steamed shrimp. There's no seafood that compares to MD... sorry.
I am from Maryland, too, and I agree that the shellfish in Tucson cannot compare to that in Maryland. For that matter, I have never had a crab cake ANYWHERE else that is nearly as good as the ones in Maryland. On the other hand, the fish at Blue Fin in Tucson are as good as fresh rock fish from the Chesapeake.
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Old 01-03-2008, 11:33 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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I am from Maryland, too, and I agree that the shellfish in Tucson cannot compare to that in Maryland. For that matter, I have never had a crab cake ANYWHERE else that is nearly as good as the ones in Maryland. On the other hand, the fish at Blue Fin in Tucson are as good as fresh rock fish from the Chesapeake.
Thanks for the tip... I may have to give the Blue Fin a try.

I'm going back to Maryland in May for a wedding. I'll probably eat nothing but seafood while I'm there - gotta get my fill.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:05 AM
 
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Who goes to Tucson for "midwestern food"??? Isn't Tucson known for Mexican food?
For those of us that went here for jobs, perhaps we liked midwestern food and didn't want to leave. I find most restaurants here are overpriced, but Jerry Bob's isn't bad.
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Old 01-06-2008, 12:07 AM
 
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The best middle eastern place is Mediterranian Garden (north of Ina and Oracle). Also try Zeemans (Ethiopean) on the corner of Treat and Broadway.
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Old 01-07-2008, 06:32 AM
 
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For good, authenic Mexican food, my family likes to frequent Guillermo's (known to the locals as "double L" ) in South Tucson. On the north side of town, we enjoy El Molinitos on Ina rd at Thornydale.
For Chicago transplants, we have a few Luke's delis too, (for those looking for something other than traditional restaurant dining).
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Old 01-07-2008, 02:35 PM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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For those of us that went here for jobs, perhaps we liked midwestern food and didn't want to leave. I find most restaurants here are overpriced, but Jerry Bob's isn't bad.
This might possibly be a very stupid question , but what is midwestern food?
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