After 10 weeks and 10 burger reviews, we have selected the establishment with the Best Burgers In Tucson.
You’ve read our burger reviews. You’ve read our summary critique on our Southern Arizona Guide blog at TucsonCitizen.com. So you know what we consider the strengths & weaknesses of each place. (If you don't, see our page "The Criteria for Choosing the Best Burger in Tucson".) But in the end, our over-arching criterion was fairly simple.
If money & time are no object, but we could only ever go to one burger place, which would it be?
Here’s how we rank them.
Note: In July 2018, we reviewed the burgers at the Harvest on River. Top Notch! Including the fries and catsup, Numero Uno!
On an afternoon in mid-November, Neighbor Roy & I went to lunch at Agustin Kitchen. By no coincidence, I had a $25 gift card to spend there. We arrived at 12:30 pm and the place was not at all crowded. Had it been, it would have been pretty noisy as …Continue reading
On an October afternoon, Neighbor Roy & I took off for The Parish, a dining establishment in a strip mall on North Oracle Road in Tucson. The Arizona Daily Star had rated its burgers as the Best in Tucson. We wanted to see if The Parish should be added to …Continue reading
Tucson Lifestyle Magazine had a big write-up about Truland Burgers and Greens recently. So I had to give it a try to see if it should be added to our List of Best Burgers in Tucson. It was a Friday and, as typical, I went with Neighbor Roy to check …Continue reading
Editor’s Note: Harvest on River is Closed due to a lease dispute. Please visit Harvest in Oro Valley until they find a new venue. There are two Harvest Restaurants in Tucson. The menu is the same. Their mission is a focus on fresh local food; Grass-fed beef burgers, and local …Continue reading
October 2017. Five of us went to Cielos Restaurant and Bar to see if their burger might deserve a slot on our List of Top 10 Best Burgers In Tucson. Open To The Public Cielos is the newly re-invented restaurant and bar at the historic Lodge on the Desert. The …Continue reading
The Living Room Wine Cafe and Lounge is at La Encantada Mall below Blanco Tacos + Tequila. It was just the 3 of us for Sunday lunch: Ms. Karen; Ms. Rosemary; and me. There are four other Living Room restaurants in the Phoenix area. The afternoon we were there they …Continue reading
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
(2013) Neighbor Roy & I spent weeks in search of the Best Burgers In Tucson. It’s time to choose a winner. We have the following contenders, listed here in roughly the order we reviewed them: (1) Monkey Burger Downtown (2) Diablo Burger Downtown (3) The Lodge Sasquatch Kitchen at Foothills …Continue reading
We were early. Neighbor Roy & I are almost always early. Why anyone would go to a restaurant during crowded peak mealtimes is beyond us. That’s because we can’t remember far enough back to the days when we actually worked for a living and there was only one lunch hour …Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I dined at the Garden Bistro in Tucson’s Tohono Chul Park with my friend, Marcia. She wanted to buy me lunch because she had missed my birthday bash the previous week. Very thoughtful! I had reviewed Garden Bistro last year and have recommended it highly ever since for several reasons. First, […]