Discovering University of Arizona – Restaurants

College Town Favorites

In 2015 Tucson as the first US city to be named a City of Gastronomy by UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization). Named foremost because of all of the Mexican food options. There are many other diverse eateries, as well, found near campus and downtown.

Abe's Place

Abe’s Place serves authentic dishes featuring staples of Mediterranean Middle Eastern cuisine. The recipes are true to old world tradition and are created fresh daily by hand.

Phone Number: (520) 499-2844
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Bianchi's Italian Restaurant

Cozy Italian eatery features hearty pizzas, calzones & pasta dishes for dine-in or takeout.

Phone Number: (520) 882-8500
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Blanco Tacos + Tequilla

Stylish Mexican eatery with vibrant decor serving traditional eats & a wide range of tequilas.

Phone Number: (520) 232-1007
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Brooklyn Pizza

What makes Brooklyn the best Tuscon pizza? Ingredients, family recipe, attention to detail.

Phone Number: (520) 622-6868
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BrushFire BBQ Company

Voted Best BBQ in Tuscon and Top Rated BBQ in America by The Huffington Post, BrushFire serves a variety of made from scratch BBQ sauces and slow cooked meats using Arizona grown Mesquite and Pecan hardwoods.

Phone Number: (520) 624-3223
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Café Poca Cosa

In Cafe Poca Cosa, chef/owner Suzana Davila has placed her imaginative Mexican cuisine within the lively confines of a truly upscale, yet casual, urban bistro setting. Reservations a must for dinner but very worth it.

Phone Number: (520) 622-6400
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Culinary Dropout

At Culinary Dropout, raise your glass to friends coming together. A place where food and music are life. From their famous soft pretzels with provolone fondue to braised pork ribs, enjoy food and drinks with entertainment from a local band.

Phone Number: (520) 203-0934
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Cup Café

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and bar in historic hotel in dowtown Tucson. Homey indoor seating and beautiful outdoor patio seating.

Phone Number: (520) 798-1618
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Feast

Feast serves a seasonally appropriate menu, changing on the first Tuesday of every month, in order to offer the freshest ingredients possible at the height of their season!

Phone Number: (520) 326-9363
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Jimmy's Pita & Poke

Enjoy great tasting pitas, salads, poke bowls and iced tea at this locally owned business, serving the university area for over 16 years.

Phone Number: (520) 882-7482
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Miss Saigon

Voted best Vietnamese cuisine 11 years in a row, Miss Saigon only adapts Vietnamese delicacies to the American way of life.

Phone Number: (520) 884-4778
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Nook

Nook provides a hot spot for New American cuisine, dedicated to exceptional service and unmatched food and flavor. Serving locally sourced and exotic dishes, Nook offers something for everyone.

Phone Number: (520) 622-6665
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Pei Wei

Counter-serve Pan-Asian chain for health-conscious noodle & rice dishes & more.

Phone Number: (520) 884-7413
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Prep & Pastry

Food should be beautiful. Prep & Pastry only uses locally sourced ingredients to create their mouthwatering breakfast and lunch items. Don’t forget one of their beautiful cocktails to complete the dining experience!

Phone Number: (520) 326-7737
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1702

Enjoy a casual joint serving pizza slices & calzones, along with a sizable menu of craft beer on tap.

Phone Number: (520) 325-1702
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Sushi Garden

Japanese bar/restaurant with all-you-can-eat sushi, lunch buffets, happy hours in a relaxed setting.

Phone Number: (520) 326-4700
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The Drunken Chicken

The Drunken Chicken is not just another chicken and waffles spot. All of the chicken is antibiotics free, steriod free, hormone free and has never been frozen! You’ll find chicken served every possible way at this eatery.

Phone Number: (520) 617-0000
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The Dutch Eatery & Refuge

Airy, industrial restaurant with hearty American staples.

Phone Number: (520) 792-6684
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The Living Room Wine Café & Lounge

Every aspect of The Living Room is tailored to hit all the right notes. The signature open-air, welcoming environment features comfortable, social and soft seating both inside and on the outdoor patio. The staff selects all the wines and develops complementary dishes to ensure the highest quality for customers.

Phone Number: (520) 308-5591
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Time Market

Grocery store setting for grub such as pizza, subs, with an espresso bar and beer on tap too.

Phone Number:  (520) 622-0761
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Trident Pizza Pub

Trident’s newest family member features brick-oven pizza, fresh toppings, gourmet salads, and killer sandwiches, plus craft and local beer, wine on tap, and a full bar. Family friendly sports bar atmosphere!

Phone Number: (520) 274-7068
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Tumerico

Enjoy made from scratch local Mexican food where the menu changes daily at Tumerico!

Phone Number: (520) 240-6947
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