As soon as you walk in the door, the exotic aromas will transport you to India. The Khangura family prides themselves on offering only the most authentically-prepared cuisine, made from fresh ingredients and aromatic spices. There's not much here in the way of decor, but the deferential service and mood-setting music make up for it. A lunch buffet offers many of your Indian favorites.
Chef and owner Jonathan Landeen's culinary style is as distinctive as his trademark mustache. The restaurant's five southwestern-style dining rooms are kept cozy with beehive fireplaces and regional art and accessories. Ask any local where to go for buffalo or ostrich, and this place will surely be one of their top picks. Exotic ostrich and buffalo star on a menu of meaty entrees, which also includes steaks, prime rib, roast pork loin and several chicken and seafood dishes. This place opens at 3pm from Monday to Saturday. And on Sunday it is open at 5pm.
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.
Located near the Morris K. Udall Park in the Northeast tenement, Zona 78 is a quintessential Italian restaurant, famous for its wood-fired pizzas and artisan Italian specialties. The atmosphere and ambiance perfectly suit casual dining occasions. The entire dining space, which extends to the patio is decorated in warm hues and elegant furnishing. Service and quality adhere to a high level, making sure the dining experience is delightful in every way. Some of the menu specialties include the Grilled Ahi Tuna, Pork Osso Buco, Chicken Parmigiano and the House-made Tagliatelle. Wines and beers complement each course, while fine desserts like the Red Velvet Panna Cotta add a lovely finish. Occasional wine tasting sessions are also held; reserve ahead to make the most.
Bluefin Seafood Bistro is a sophisticated seafood bistro in the Casas Adobes Plaza in Tucson. For dinner, this chic restaurant is known for its oyster bar, offering six variations of savory oysters. There are also a number of soups, a few meat dishes and a wide variety of fish and shellfish specialties. The decor features rich leather couches and candle-lined brick walls to create a comfortable yet stylish atmosphere.
This is not one of the chain pizza makers. Locally owned, Tino's has made pizzas from scratch since 1984. The restaurant's reputation rests on its famous 'white pizza', a product without tomato sauce but with plenty of fresh cheese and tasty toppings. The menu also features fresh garden salads, meatball grinders and big calzones. You can complement your meal with a cold mug of beer or a fine glass of wine. Some locals say this is the best pizzeria in town. Go and decide for yourself.
This bistro has revived the good American diner tradition of Blue Plate Specials, serving a different selection each day of the week, with the Great American Meat Loaf on Thursday night offering something that's simply All-American. The attraction here is down-home cooking at very reasonable prices. Located on the premises of the Double Tree Guest Suites, the restaurant affords its clients the special attraction of poolside seating on a shaded patio. The inside decor is American contemporary, with big copper mirrors creating all kinds of optical illusions. Full bar service is available, with a good selection of red wines.
4001 North County Club Road Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club Tucson, AZ 85716
Here's the place to renew your energy and replenish lost calories after a workout at the Tucson Racquet & Fitness Club. The club offers a cafe and sports bar featuring everything from omelets to healthy salads to grilled seafood. Several big-screen TVs allow you to watch games from every corner of the room; if you don't care for TV much, you can retreat to the porch. Banquet facilities are available, and there is a full bar service.
7600 East Broadway Boulevard Hilton Tucson East Tucson, AZ 85710
A continental menu and a decor spiced up with a Southwestern touch, a big buffet, a beautiful Sunday brunch and spectacular views of the Catalina Mountains from the second floor of the Tucson East Hilton: that pretty much sums up the reasons why you should visit this restaurant. The Friday night pasta buffet is small, but more than compensated for by the sumptuous seafood buffet offered on that same night. Dinner selections include baby back ribs and tenderloin steak, plus a good variety of pastas and salads. The wine list features more than 20 reds and whites.
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