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Old 08-31-2008, 07:54 PM
 
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I just got back from my first trip to Tucson. I didn't see a whole lot of the city -- stayed and worked near the airport. But it looks like I will be returning there once a month for the next 6 months or so. So where do you recommend for me to eat, and what do you recommend for me to see on my return visits? I'll only be there for 2-3 days at a time. Thanks in advance!

My first night there, we went to the Park Mall area. The second night there, we ate a place called "Mi Neditos," that was great!
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Old 09-01-2008, 08:54 PM
 
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If you get a chance, I would head over to Tucson McGraw's. It is a great hole in the wall, you can sit on the back porch and watch the lightening storms while enjoying a margarita.
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Old 09-02-2008, 10:52 AM
 
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My wife and I love Lerua's. It is over at kino pkwy and broadway. Little and intimate and very good food. No margarita's tho, no liquor license. Just beer/wine.

Their tamales are probably the best we've had here so far, and they supply a lot of the local restaurants with 'em.
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Old 09-02-2008, 11:54 AM
 
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I don't think there are honestly any must sees. maybe Sabino Canyon

Must Eats?

Oreganos on Speedway and Swan? I want to say, is pretty good.

Flemmings on Sunrise and Campbell is pretty good.

Blue Fin is good for sea food. Its on oracle north of river.

Sakura Teppanyaki is good its on TV and Kolb.

Theres this place on Old Spanish Trail out by the park. Can't remember the name.
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:22 PM
 
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The absolute BEST BEER in Arizona . . . Thunder Canyon Brewery in The Foothills Mall.

Good Luck
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Baja Arizona
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I don't think there are honestly any must sees. maybe Sabino Canyon

Must Eats?

Oreganos on Speedway and Swan? I want to say, is pretty good.

Flemmings on Sunrise and Campbell is pretty good.

Blue Fin is good for sea food. Its on oracle north of river.

Sakura Teppanyaki is good its on TV and Kolb.

Theres this place on Old Spanish Trail out by the park. Can't remember the name.

Saguaro Corners?
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Old 09-02-2008, 12:59 PM
 
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If you get a chance, I would head over to Tucson McGraw's. It is a great hole in the wall, you can sit on the back porch and watch the lightening storms while enjoying a margarita.
Just don't go expecting a great meal. Drinks and views are great. Other things are a whole 'nother ball game.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:05 PM
 
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Thats it, but i guess its too isolated to stay open. they had a lot of good meats there. I stopped there because its my favorite road to drive.
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Old 09-02-2008, 01:19 PM
 
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Thats it, but i guess its too isolated to stay open. they had a lot of good meats there. I stopped there because its my favorite road to drive.

I agree. Old Spanish Trail's a great road to go walking, biking, or scootering on!
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Old 09-02-2008, 02:49 PM
 
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I just got back from my first trip to Tucson. I didn't see a whole lot of the city -- stayed and worked near the airport. But it looks like I will be returning there once a month for the next 6 months or so. So where do you recommend for me to eat, and what do you recommend for me to see on my return visits? I'll only be there for 2-3 days at a time. Thanks in advance!

My first night there, we went to the Park Mall area. The second night there, we ate a place called "Mi Neditos," that was great!
Check out El Charro and Cafe Poca Cosa downtown...excellent food. Stroll down 4th Avenue and check out all the eclectic boutiques, stores, bars, and restaurants. Stroll through the University of Arizona campus (my alma mater)--it's a gorgeous, very dense, very walkable mostly brick building campus. Looks like "ivy league meets the desert." Also, try "Sausage Deli" for some AMAZING sandwiches...it's a classic place, ran mostly by sorority/fraternity peeps...near campus.
Also, grab a fish taco at Chuy's!!! Go to Congress Cafe in the Congress Hotel...several movies were shot there.
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