2959 North Swan Road At Fort Lowell Tucson, AZ 85712
The cream of classic cuisine is painstakingly prepared here at the Metro Restaurants Group's upscale steak and seafood house. Brighter, airier and more contemporary than many of its upscale cohorts, the understated elegant dining room showcases the original works of local artists. A 1,000-bottle, climate-controlled wine case is another focal point of McMahon's Prime Steakhouse. The bar is cigar-friendly, and a piano lounge offers nightly entertainment. While pleasing your palate here may be a bit pricey, sharing is encouraged at no extra charge. Full bar service includes the aforementioned 1,000 bottles of wine.
Formerly known as Bob's Grill and Backstage Sports Grill, this popular place specializes in live music and is vamped with $100,000 of the finest audio equipment available. Come here to experience shows from hit artists. Don't miss Tuesdays' live 80's music with KLPX and Metalhead. If you dress up in your favorite 80's outfit/costume there is no cover charge! Also don't miss an awesome Happy Hour and variable daily specials. Check out the website for details.
Mesquite-grilled cowboy-style steaks are the star at this Wild West eatery, located within the Trail Dust Townwestern-themed attraction. It's a slice of cowboy culture complete with all the rustic rodeo-style trappings. Also be warned that this is not the place to wear your best tie, it's likely to end up as a part of the decor. Service is fast and friendly. This is the place for grilled steaks, chicken, ribs and fish with chuck wagon-type sides. Full bar service is available.
USA Today named this among their top ten Chinese restaurants in America. Offering Szechuan and Cantonese cuisine and Mongolian stir fry, this unpretentious place combines a comfortable atmosphere, gracious service and healthful dining. Lunch and dinner buffets include a create-your-own stir-fry station, a salad and soup bar and a full selection of appetizers and entree. Or, choose from the table service menu featuring both Szechuan and Cantonese specialties. Full bar service is available.
4500 East Speedway Boulevard Suite 1 Tucson, AZ 85712
This place is so popular that patrons are often packed in like sardines. But the sushi is so attractive and appetizing that most folks don't mind the close quarters. The long, narrow dining space is usually filled to the brim with the local college crowd and business people, each waiting as patiently as possible for their orders. Join them and you'll experience what's considered to be some of the area's best sushi and Japanese fare. Green-jacketed sushi chefs serve up everything from California Rolls to soft-shelled crab. Each plate is an edible work of art. Cooked dishes include curries, tempura yakisoba and other traditional Japanese fare. A few wine, beer and sake selections are offered.
7053 East Tanque Verde Road Northwest Corner of Sabino Canyon and Tanque Verde Roads Tucson, AZ 85715
For more than two decades, this attractive and eclectic cafe has pleased Tucson palates with interesting, above-average preparations of Mexican and American fare. Decked out in contemporary and subtly Southwestern colors and accents, it's a friendly, mom-and-pop-type operation. On the menu are items like the house specialty Leo's Special Chicken Burro that comes with a roasted tomatillo or red chili sauce, Huevos Rancheros (eggs, refried beans and salsa on a warm corn tortilla) and a Vegetarian Torta of eggplant peppers, havarti cheese and vegetables.
When it comes to Thai food, there aren't a great many options in Tucson. This cute, clean and casual place satisfies your Southeast Asian cravings with traditional Thai dishes. It features a full spectrum of curries and noodle dishes. You'll find everything from a soul-satisfying hot and sour soup to roast duck. Singha, or other Asian beers work well with the spiced-to-your liking cuisine.
At most Chinese-American restaurants, you're not given an option. But here, if you know enough to ask, you can experience the authentic Asian flavors of the Szechuan, Hunan and Cantonese provinces. As for decor, there's not much to talk about. But if you order right, your meal will hold all of your attention anyway. The regular menu features all of the standards including chicken, pork, beef or vegetables in typical toned-down-for-western-taste combinations and sauces. Ask for the Chinese menu (which is translated into English) and it's a whole different dining experience. Pork and preserved vegetables, smelts in a spicy sauce and salt and pepper shrimp are but a few of the exotic offerings.
If the Ewings from the "Dallas" television series lived in Tucson, this is where they'd dine. This spot is reminiscent of the cattlemen's clubs of days gone by. Its rich wood paneling and cigar-friendly atmosphere are just calling out to those good (and rich) old boys. The high-backed chairs and photos evoking the romance of ranch-life set the tone. As you'd expect, beef plays a big part on the menu. High quality steaks and prime rib are treated with respect here. There are also a few seafood entrees. The wine list includes by-the-glass and by-the-bottle offerings with a fairly good vintage.
When it opened in 1947, this Tucson Mexican food tradition could only serve 16. Today, it has four locations in Tucson and a fifth near the border in Nogales. The main Speedway restaurant has three dining rooms and an outdoor patio, and is decorated in a traditional Mexican style with adobe walls and high-backed chairs. Sonoran specialties star on the menu and include many dishes made from Carne Seca. Full bar service is available in the dining room and in The Cantina.
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