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Old 12-28-2007, 10:23 PM
 
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This is a question for all the transplants and snowbirds. How do you rate the food in Tucson? Good/bad as compared to your previous/current location?

Which restaurants are your favorite? If you had out of state guests, which place would you choose?

Any decent places that have midwestern or east coast food?
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:28 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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Who goes to Tucson for "midwestern food"??? Isn't Tucson known for Mexican food?
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Old 12-28-2007, 10:40 PM
 
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Who goes to Tucson for "midwestern food"??? Isn't Tucson known for Mexican food?
You obviously misunderstood my question. If one is a midwestern or eastcoast transplant, one cannot survive on mexican food alone.
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Old 12-30-2007, 08:21 AM
 
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We are originally from the east coast, and have done a lot of traveling. We have found some mediocre restaurants and a few great ones in Tucson. Here are a few of the ones that we like:

Tavolino on Oracle, great Italian Food.

Wild Flower on Oracle

Montana Avenue on Grant

Blue Fin in La Encantada, best fish in the city.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:46 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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Blue Fin in La Encantada, best fish in the city.
I can second this recommendation, was just up there the other night and had the best oysters I've ever had in Tucson. I asked the waiter about them and he said they fly them in fresh daily.. not sure if it's true or not, but it sure tasted like it!
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Old 12-30-2007, 12:20 PM
 
Location: 602/520
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Brooklyn Pizza -- 4th Avenue and between 5th and 6th Street (best pizza west of the Mississippi)

Zachary's (Chicago-style pizza/Italian) -- 6th Street near Park Avenue
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Old 12-30-2007, 06:36 PM
 
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Tucson has some great food. Whenever my family visits from the east coast they're always pretty surprised. As far as NY Pizza goes, the closest goes to Sauce for their regular pepperoni-trust me- try it. I've eaten at all the NYC spots Lombardi's, Bleeker St., and despite not advertising it as NY Pizza, Sauce is the closest(I actually like it better).

For Mexican try-
Blanco: Tacos and Tequila (modern)
Zivas (modern)
Las Cazuelitas (traditional)
Guadalajara Grill (traditional)
La Parilla Suiza (Mexico City style)
BK Tacos (best tacos in Tucson)

Other restaurants I love:
Wildflower
Montana Ave.
Argenziano's (Corona de Tucson)
Sauce
The Good Egg
Claim Jumpers(ok so it's a chain, shoot me, but it isn't in the midwest now is it?)
RA Sushi

there are lots more I'm sure I'll see down the list.
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Old 12-30-2007, 07:45 PM
 
Location: Southern Arizona
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If anyone prefers to drink their meals . . .

The BESTEST Micro Brewery in Tucson is THUNDER CANYON at the Foothills Mall.

The food is very good, however, the ALES are the absolute BEST.
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Old 01-02-2008, 06:48 AM
 
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El Minuto has good Mexican food
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Old 01-02-2008, 09:25 AM
 
Location: Tucson, AZ
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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.
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