Of the more than 80 dining reviews on Southern Arizona Guide, only these few have earned our 5-Saguaro (star) restaurant rating: The Best of the Best. If you dine at one of these fine establishments, we are confident you will have an outstanding experience.
Charro Steak opened in Downtown Tucson in April 2016. I dined there soon after with Julie, the new marketing director at the venerable Rialto Theater. Charro Steak is the offspring of El Charro Café, the legendary Mexican restaurant on Court Street made famous by Chef Carlotta Flores. Opening in 1922, …Continue reading
We are near the end of our exhaustive search for the Top 10 Best Steakhouses in Tucson. So far, we have reviewed: Pinnacle Peak; El Corral; Silver Saddle; PY; Cattletown; Daisy Mae’s; Lil’ Abner’s; Tanque Verde Guest Ranch; Fleming’s; & Sullivan’s. This week we review Bob’s Steak & Chop House …Continue reading
Editor’s Note: 09/18/2016 Sadly, Pizzeria Bianco Tucson has closed. You will have to go to Phoenix now. I have known audiophiles. I have known Francophiles. And now, after reviewing 13 pizzerias for our Top 10 List, I know a few people who self-identify as “pizzaphiles”: those who love pizza. Apparently, …Continue reading
Anyone who has read our September 2013 review of Cushing Street Bar & Restaurant knows this is one of our most favorite Tucson dining establishments. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and for good reason.
Continuing our search for the Best Sunday Brunch In Tucson, Ms. Karen & I knew perfectly well that the brunch at Hacienda del Sol would be one of the strongest contenders. We had dined at The Grill, their signature restaurant, many times, including one of the best dinners we have …Continue reading
Just about every time I have gone to Bisbee over the past year I have tried to dine at Santiago’s Mexican Restaurant. However, something always managed to spoil my plans…until last week.I had heard a lot of positive comments about Santiago’s as I wandered Old Bisbee taking photographs and talking with the natives. Now I know why. Just walking in the front door will put a smile on your face. The interior is light and colorful, even playful. Very Mexican in the best possible sense. Santiago’s is a happy place.
The best thing about the Inn at Castle Rock is not the funky, yet comfortable rooms, nor the rustic café, nor even the view from the balconies. No, not even its history. These are all well & good. But the best thing about the Inn At Castle Rock is Chef Hazel.
Scott & Sheryl Reed are friends from Wisconsin who have stayed with Ms. Karen and me several times. Last year they dined at Vivace and thought the experience so exceptional they wanted to go again and this time write a review. With those I know to have discriminating tastes, I will occasionally invite them to […]
Tucson has a lot of Mexican restaurants and not all are worthy of a second visit. Knowing which ones are best is most important when you have visitors from out-of-town. After all, you don’t want to be embarrassed by taking them to one that they aren’t going to rave about.
Café Poca Cosa Poca Cosa was where we first had a night out with two people who would become dear friends, Dan & Wanda. That was six or seven years ago and I thought then that Café Poca Cosa was very special. I can’t tell you how may friends and family I have recommended Poca […]