3800 East Sunrise Drive The Westin La Paloma Tucson, AZ 85718
During the week, Westin La Paloma Resort's bistro serves an appetizing array of European and American cafe cuisine. But it's the Sunday Brunch that really shines. In fact, it was chosen by Tucson Weekly readers as their Favorite. Add the panoramic view of the Catalina Mountains through soaring floor-to-ceiling windows, or from the patio, and any Sunday becomes a celebration here. The choices seem almost endless. Omelets, waffles, pastas and seafood stations, carved-to-order meats, roast beef, turkey, ham and lamb are just a few of the items on the ever-changing menu. Oh, and don't forget the decadent desserts. Then there's always the champagne.
7000 North Resort Drive Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Tucson, AZ 85750
Don't plan on too many other activities on any Sunday that starts with brunch at The Canyon Cafe. Not only will the meal be the highlight of your day, but you're likely to be too full to function after wards. Start with Eggs Benedict, perhaps, then work your way through the carving station and be sure to stop off at the seafood spot. Put in your order with the pasta chef, but be sure to save room for a trip to the dessert station. This gourmet marathon is sure to be one of your most memorable meals in Tucson.
Wah Lee is the sort of Chinese food you thought you'd only find in big city Chinatowns. Yet, it's freshly prepared and served by this gracious family. For authentically prepared Chinese cuisine, served by a friendly family, make the trek to this little chunk of China on Campbell. The biggest decision is whether to stick with the more American fare or get adventurous and ask for the Chinese menu. Both offer flavorful and fulfilling dishes. Noodles are one of the strong points, running the gamut from thread-thin Lo Mein to wide and toothy Rice Noodles.
Chicago transplant and former rock musician, Rocco DiGrazia, brings a bite of the Windy City to Tucson at Rocco's Little Chicago. The choices include double-crusted pies and thin-crust, square cut options. With names like the Heart Attack-piles of meat and tons of cheese, and Fungus Humongous-mega-mushrooms, it's obvious this isn't health-conscious dining, but it's a delicious indulgence. A few sandwiches-also of mammoth proportions, are also offered and beer and wine are served. Quite likely, Rocco himself, will prepare your pizza.
Easy to reach from either downtown or the University of Arizona area, this family-style steakhouse has been packing them in for more than 30 years. The menu at Pack-Em-Inn Steakhouse focuses on steaks and seafood in a casual, western-themed atmosphere. The "famous steerburger" is big, juicy and made from choice beef. Chicken and ribs are also popular meal options. Prime rib is a house specialty on weekends. Wednesdays and Saturdays are karaoke nights.
The scene is set for a showdown between you and a two-pound t-bone. Let's see who's left standing. This Old West eatery called O.K. Corral has been serving up mesquite-grilled steaks, chicken and seafood since 1968 so, as you can guess, it does it well. When you're in the mood for big beef, mosey on over to this Tucson tradition.
Almost any time of the day, and any day of the week, you'll find folks congregating at this Iguana Cafe to enjoy a casual meal or just some friendly company. The great little spot has a laid-back feeling with an island-casual look and atmosphere. A few street-side tables make a great spots to people watch. Oven-fresh Cuban bread is piled with tasty meats, cheeses and veggies, and makes a satisfying lunch or afternoon snack. Salads and bagel sandwiches are also offered.
Tired of tame tuna and bland bass? Experience authentic Mexican-style seafood at Mariscos Chihuahua. House specialties include a chile-charged shrimp cocktail, the Seven Seas Soup with shrimp, octopus, white fish and more, and fish filets prepared in the style of many different Mexican state-Veracruz, Sarandeado, Culichi. Mexican soft drinks and beers add to the authentic experience at these slightly rustic, but comfortable cafes that have won numerous Best Mexican Seafood Awards.
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.
60 North Alvernon Way Northeast Of Broadway Tucson, AZ 85711
The Metro Restaurants group has updated the former Cottonwood Cafe into a modern and even more inviting Southwestern grill and bar now called as Old Pueblo Grill. Several dining rooms are decorated in an Arizona motif, using a desert color scheme. One dining room looks out onto the patio, which provides the perfect place for cocktails, lunch or dinner in Tucson's temperate climate. A regional American menu, includes meat, poultry, seafood and pasta dishes. Full bar service is available both in the comfortable lounge and in the dining room. The wine list offers mainly Californian bottlings.