People often ask me, "Jim, which is the best Mexican restaurant in Tucson?" I've eaten at so many, but could I give them a fairly objective appraisal?
Over the 2011 holidays, I invited the 13 members of my visiting family to help determine the Best Mexican Restaurant in all of Tucson. After several years of experimenting, I had already discounted several contenders and settled on Three Finalists, listed here in the order we ranked them.
NOTE: This ranking was unanimous.
The 3 Finalists
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- Cafe' Poca Cosa; Downtown on Pennington. Upscale Mexican.
- El Charro Cafe' - Downtown on Court Street near the Tucson Museum of Art & Historic Block. Family owned and run since 1922
- Theresa's Mosaic Cafe' hidden behind the McDonald's just west of Silverbell & Grant. Classic Mexican on the westside. Hand made tortillas to die for.
Read about them here and visit them all. Decide for yourselves. How would you rank the Best Mexican Restaurants?
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