Discover an Under-the-Radar Culinary Destination Like No Other

With locally driven restaurants, up-and-coming chefs and artisans, and a grounding in regional cuisine, Tucson, Arizona's food scene must be experienced to be understood.

  • Regional flavors. Dine on salads of pickled cholla cactus; sip a cocktail infused with prickly pear; try what just might be the country’s best taco. Go beyond the beaten path and explore one of the most dynamic dining scenes in the Southwest.

  • Culinary culture. Take a tour through the Old Pueblo—the first place in the United States to be designated a World City of Gastronomy by UNESCO.

  • Local brews. Sip craft beer, small-batch whiskey and Arizona-grown wines as you explore Tucson's burgeoning beverage culture on a downtown bar crawl.

  • Farm fresh. Spend a morning strolling through a farmers market, where local vendors offer regionally unique ingredients like nopales and chiltepins.

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TUCSON FOOD CHECKLIST