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$$$ - more than $20 average per meal price

Downtown Tucson Area Dining
Maynards

French-inspired American
Suggested Attire: Resort Casual
Price Point: $$$
Reservations: (520) 545-0577

Chef Adam Buzzalini and his culinary team are committed to providing a menu created with local ingredients from scratch daily. Their blending of a modern approach using old world techniques brings the guest an experience that is uniquely Maynards. With dinner entrees ranging from a hand formed blend of Niman Ranch short rib, chuck and brisket to an extraordinary Bouillabaisse and hef-butchered dry-aged steaks, this venue, located in a historic train depot in downtown Tucson, is an experience not to be missed!

CUP CAFÉ AT THE HOTEL CONGRESS

Eclectic American in a very historic setting!
Suggested Attire: Resort Casual
Price Point: $$
Reservations: (520) 623-7700

Cup Café, the signature Hotel Congress restaurant, attracts every walk of life for its eclectic American fare served seven days a week, 365 days of the year in downtown Tucson. "The Cup" is an award-winning destination for locals and visitors like complete with full bar, dining room and plaza seating.

CAFÉ POCA COSA

Mexican with flair!
Suggested Attire: Resort Casual
Price Point: $$$
Reservations: (520) 622-6400

In Café Poca Cosa, chef/owner Suzana Davila has placed her imaginative Mexican cuisine within the lively confines of a truly upscale, yet casual downtown bistro setting. A native of Guayamas, Sonora, her cuisine, which draws upon the wide range of flavors and ingredients indigenous to her native country, provides the ideal opportunity for diners to indulge in a truly unique and memorable dining experience. The menu changes twice daily!

JANOS DOWNTOWN KITCHEN

Southwestern with a French Twist!
Suggested Attire: Resort Casual
Price Point: $$$
Reservations: (520) 623-7700

With high ceilings, an open kitchen and exposed brickwork guests will enjoy the calm, chic vibe of Downtown Kitchen & cocktails. James Beard finalist owner/chef Janos Wilder provides a modern French and Southwestern infusion that gives an invigorating twist to downtown dining and may be his best creation yet!

PROPER

Contemporary American
Suggested Attire: Resort Casual
Price Point: $$$
Reservations: (520) 396-3357

"Proper"....true to its name, boasts an upscale menu featuring fresh, straightforward food with quality ingredients from local and regional sources whenever possible. Everything from jam to churros to pork belly is prepared in-house....with its food and business practices focused on the ustainable, local, and organic. To accomplish this, they have leveraged the talents of local craftspeople and artisans in the creation of their space, using reclaimed materials like beetle-kill pine and wood salvaged from the historic building in which they are housed. Additionally, partnerships have successfully been forged with a number of local and regional farmers, ranchers, brewers, winemakers, and vendors, ensuring they can maintain an unconditional commitment to freshness!

THE HUB RESTAURANT & ICE CREAMERY

American /Grill
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $
Reservations: (520) 207-8201

A funky atmosphere with die-hard fans, reservations are recommended for those who prefer no possibility of waiting in line! Casual atmosphere in a historic setting....this is comfort food at its best! Leave room for some of their famous house-made icecream as well!!

47 SCOTT

American Comfort Food
Suggested Attire: Resort Casual
Price Point: $$
Reservations: (520) 624-4747

47 Scott is a neighborhood bistro in downtown Tucson featuring modern American comfort-food, eclectic wines, micro-brewed beers and handcrafted cocktails. The focus is on excellent service and products in a comfortable urban setting with bar and booth seating and a large outdoor brick patio.

DIABLO BURGER

Burger Joint -- Arizona-Based and Locally-Supplied!
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $
Reservations: (520) 882-2007 - do not take dinner reservations / first come, first served

Simply stated, Diablo Burger is an Arizona-based burger joint. With a second location in Flagstaff, the owners are more than passionate about buying and serving products that are locally grown and produced. To that end, they actively partner with local farmers, ranchers, cheese-makers, brewers, vintners and other producers to to source as much as they possible can within a 250-mile radius! Their goal? "To enhance the connection between community and ecology through gastronomy - which is just a fancy word for cheeseburger"!!!

THUNDER CANYON BREWERY

American Gastro Pub
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $
Reservations: (520) 396-3480 - no dinner reservations / first come, first served

Thunder Canyon's offerings are more than just typical pub food...the menu includes daily-made soups, salads, pizzas, burgers and much, much more! Everything is made in-house from their scratch kitchen, from the salad dressings and home-baked bread to the freshly ground burgers and spent-grain pizza dough. As with the beers they brew, only the freshest high-quality
ingredients are used!

EL CHARRO

Traditional Mexican
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $$
Reservations: (520) 622-1922

El Charro was established in 1922 by the same family that operates the restaurant today. Native to Tucson, it is the nation's oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation. The menu features traditional Sonoran culture style and innovative Tucson style Mexican food. El Charro is the recipient of a Gold Medal from Tucson Lifestyle's 2011 culinary awards for "Best Mexican" dining.

PASCO KITCHEN & LOUNGE

Traditional comfort food with an urban edge
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $
Reservations: (520) 882-8013

At Pasco Kitchen & Lounge, their mission is to share a love for food and mixology with an "urban farm" inspired menu. Urban farm fare is their way of describing traditional comfort food and drink, approached with an eye toward modern techniques and emphasis on fresh, local ingredients.

PIZZERIA BIANCO

Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $$
Reservations: (520) 838-0818

When Chris Bianco started the diminutive Pizzeria Bianco inside the back corner of a neighborhood grocery store in 1988, little did he know that he would be such a driving force in the slow food movement and specifically the artisanal pizza front. In 2014 he opted to open his second pizzeria in Downtown Tucson This isn't just artisan pizza. This is THE artisan pizza. Bianco's pies have been crowned the best by Bon Appetit, the New York Times, Vogue and TV chef personalities Rachael Ray and Andrew Zimmern. In 2003, author Peter Reinhart's book "American Pie: My Search for the Perfect Pizza," hailed Pizzeria Bianco as the best pizza in the U.S. That same year, Bianco scored a James Beard Award for best regional chef, the only pizzaiolo to earn the honor. His fans include Oprah Winfrey, Martha Stewart and former President Bill Clinton.

CARUSO'S

Traditional Italian favorites
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $$
Reservations: (520) 624-5765

Caruso's was started in the 1930s by Nicasio ("Caruso") Zagona, and the estaurant has remained in the family since then. Tucson's original aruso's was located about one block south of its present site. An August rain storm and flood literally washed the place away, so they moved to higher ground, where they have remained for the past fifty years or so. The techniques for making their pasta (for ravioli, lasagna, manicotti, and cannelloni) and homemade sauces are basically the same as they were a half century ago!

REILLY CRAFT PIZZA

Pizza in an intriguing setting!
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $
Reservations: (520) 882-5550

Reilly is a modern take on the traditional pizzeria, offering hand-crafted, artisan-style pizza as well as salads, a variety of small plates and hand-made pasta. The bar features 20 craft beers, 8 draft wines, and an extensive craft cocktail program. The interiors are a blend of historic and modern elements that result in an upscalecasual vibe....what would you expect from a renovated funeral parlor???

PENCA

Traditional Mexican
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $$
Reservations: (520) 203-7681

Located in the heart of downtown Tucson, Penca offers a funky vibe in a historic setting featuring authentic Mexico City Cuisine paired with an international bar.

FROG & FIRKIN

English-Style Pub
Suggested Attire: Casual
Price Point: $
Reservations: (520) 623-7507

A standout among the many bars & restaurants in the university area, the Frog & Firkin does what very few pubs can claim - combine a festive atmosphere and great beer with a menu that in every aspect could stand on its own in any restaurant setting. Inventive variations on traditional English pub fare and zesty, fresh salads do more than hold their own against the Frog's famous pizza. If you're just craving a quick bite, the appetizers feature some wonderful surprises! (Check out the melted brie with roasted garlic, yum!) We also guarantee while you're here you will have a "Firkin Great Time." Added amenities include live music, the best juke box in town, a pool table and a dart board.

AGUSTIN KITCHEN

"Local New American"
Suggested Attire: Resort Casual
Price Point: $$$
Reservations: (520) 398-5382

Local chef extraordinaire, Ryan Clark, winner of virtually all of Tucson's culinary competitions recently relocated to Agustin and has spearheaded the selective remodeling and refurnishing that has taken place over the past few months! The Chef-driven restaurant will feature Chef Clark's special brand of Local New American Cuisine, focusing on ingredients made and grown in Southern Arizona" including beef, produce, olive oils, bread and flour, cheese, wines, artisan brews, spirits and more!