400 North Bonita Avenu Tucson, AZ 85745 +1 520 792 3811
Many Chinese weddings are held here, so you know you're going to be getting some of the most authentic Asian dishes in town, with an awesome mountain view. The large and somewhat formal space also has banquet facilities, which can accommodate up to 450 guests. Chef Iuan Hsieh, a transplant from Hong Kong, works his magic with fresh vegetables, meats, fish and shellfish to put out appetizing and attractively garnished, palate-pleasing plates. A few examples: Lobster with XO Sauce Stir fry; Mongolian Three Delights (shrimp, beef and chicken with vegetables); and Chicken with Garlic and Scallion Sauce. Full bar service is available.
2526 East Grant Road Tucson, AZ 85716 +1 520 319 1965
Nonie, this New Orleans-style bistro is bursting with charm, and the most authentic Creole and Cajun cooking you'll find in Tucson. This place has the spirit and style of a Mardi Gras celebration every day of the year! All of your Louisiana favorites, from gumbo and jambalaya to crawfish etoufee, are on the menu. Have you ever eaten alligator? You can here, as well as oysters, shrimp and catfish. Full bar service is available.
7350 South Nogales Highway Tucson, AZ 85756 +1 520 294 7777
Desert Diamond Casino offers everything one can expect from a decent gambling establishment. Poker, keno, bingo, and high paying slot machines as well as cheap food and complimentary drinks. If you are 18 years or older, you might want to test your luck at any of these money-spinning machines. If you're looking for something to snack on, the grill and bar offer a nice selection of savory items and drinks to refresh you before you head back to find your fortune.
5655 West Valencia Road Tucson, AZ 85757 +1 800 344 9435
Casino Del Sol is another name for a hearty affair with entertainment. The casino is a den of dining, music and gaming destinations and sprawls over floors of total fun and revelry. With over 1,300 poker machines, slots, bingo and table games the casino satiates the gaming hunger of all. And if all the gaming does make you hungry then it also houses a host of diners and restaurants than serve delectable food. The venue also hosts various concerts of local soloists and bands apart from touring artists. A great place to be, Casino Del Sol promises to seal a time you will never forget.
5655 West Valencia Road Tucson, AZ 85757 +1 520 838 6700
This open-air amphitheater is an architectural marvel. The entire stage area is covered with a massive semi-domed structure that is balanced on six huge pillars. It resembles a massive tent hovering over the performance arena. The venue can seat about 4,500 spectators, and is deemed as Arizona's largest concert venue. Sheryl Crow, Don Henley, Tony Bennett, Alan Jackson, and Freddy Fender are some of the famous artists to have performed here.
7406 South Camino De Oeste Tucson, AZ 85746 +1 800 344 9435
Lots of slots, plus video keno, video poker, nickel machines, wheel of fortune, big bingo, big screen TVs, in short everything you would expect, including a huge all-you-can-eat buffet with prime rib and a salad bar. Senior discounts are available. The casino is conveniently located off Valencia Road near Tucson International Airport, on the Pasqua Yaqui reservation.
3541 South 12th Avenue Tucson, AZ 85713 +1 520 623 1931
Adjacent to Tucson's favorite fish market, L.H. Rodriguez, in a South Tucson warehouse, La Costa Brava serves a fresh-from-the-sea assortment of fish and shellfish. Aptly decorated in a fishing village motif, it has a Mexican seacoast feel and flavor. The menu changes to offer the freshest seasonal catches and often includes salmon, swordfish, shrimp, tuna, lobster and Cabrilla.
2618 South Sixth Avenue Tucson, AZ 85713 +1 520 623 8775
If you don't like a little local color in your cuisine and if you don't speak or at least understand a little Spanish, maybe this isn't the place for you. But, if you enjoy authentic eats and don't need a cloth napkin to dab the salsa from your lips, you'll find some of South Tucson's most genuine and appetizing Mexican meals here. The fish tastes like it came straight from the Sea of Cortez (the fish platter has five pieces of flaky white fish, plus rice, beans and tortillas); the Carne Birria is slow-cooked, tender and tasty. Daily specials feature more great casa-style cooking. Prices are mostly $6-$8 and the portions are hefty.
2908 South Fourth Avenue Tucson, AZ 85713 +1 520 623 5307
The Mariscal family welcomes you to this comfortable and casual restaurant that's been serving some of Tucson's favorite Sonoran-style cuisine since 1976. The restaurant also runs concessions at the Tucson Convention Center Arena and Exhibition Hall. The budget-priced menu features Fajitas, Burros, Chimichangas and the local-favorite Topopo salads. It also has children's plates. Beer, wine and lime or strawberry margaritas and full bar service are available.
5755 W Arizon Pavilions Dr. Tucson, AZ 85743 +1 520 579 0500
Tower Theatres is the only locally owned and run movie theatre in Southern Arizona but that doesn't mean the quality is not competitive with the bigger chain theaters in the area. In fact, Tower Theatres at Arizona Pavilions is considered one of the best places to enjoy the latest film due to it's stadium seating, spacious legroom and chair size and it's selection of newly released films and it's impressive number of screens. Grab a Pepsi and some freshly made popcorn and enjoy the latest thriller, if your lucky, it may just be in 3-D.
Under the auspices of the Tucson Convention Center, TCC Arena
is the top place in town for concerts, wrestling, circus and sporting events. It is also home to the Arizona IceCats Collegiate Club Hockey. It can accommodate more than ...
Situated on the University of Arizona campus, this is the
venue for the popular "UA Presents" series, which offers around ten events every year including classical music, Broadway shows, performance artists, dance, jazz, and blues. With 2,400 seats, this ...
A great "dive bar" with live local music almost every
night, this is a grungy and dark place with a few scattered tables and couches and an upstairs balcony with tables and chairs. The stage is set at the ...