This is part of a new section on Dining, Lodging and Things to do in Tucson on a Budget.
Following is the first lodging review. Enjoy! This section is written by our Budget editor, Gary Gomez. Learn more about Gary, his credentials and how he sizes up these establishments on our Budget Tucson page here.
On day in late summer 2019, Neighbor Roy and I went to Inca Peruvian Cuisine on the East side of Tucson. We were looking forward to experiencing exotic spices from South America. Now, mind you, we knew nothing about Peruvian Food, but I had a discount coupon from the Arizona …Continue reading
Neighbor Roy & I went to Za’atar one afternoon, partially because it sounded interesting and partially because I had an Arizona Daily Star Dining Club on which they were included. As we entered, the first thing we noticed was the bakery to the right of the cashier. The glass case …Continue reading
Neighbor Roy and I went to the Old Times Kafe one afternoon, mostly because I had a discount Dining Card from the Arizona Daily Star, our local newspaper. Besides, it was close by on the West Side of town. They serve breakfast and lunch and close at 2 PM. On …Continue reading
I needed a restaurant for a business meeting and chose one that I had not already reviewed. Za’atar serves Iranian and Iraqi cuisine. “OK,” I thought, “that could be interesting.” Moreover, Za’atar is on North Country Club in mid-town, so it would be convenient for the two others I was …Continue reading
On the advice of a neighbor, Ms. Karen wanted to go to Linh Nam Chinese Restaurant on Ina Road. (Note to all you Tucsonans who pronounce “Ina” with a hard “I”, this road was named for a lady whose name was “Ee” na.) Before leaving home, I looked up some …Continue reading
For a long time, we had intended to try Mariscos Chihuahua, but somehow never got around to it. Recently, Ms. Karen’s little brother, Clifford, called to say that he would be flying into Tucson and could visit with us. Cliff is a pilot for Delta Airlines and occasionally has an …Continue reading
Continuing our ranking of the 10 Best Steakhouses in Tucson, Ms. Karen, Neighbor Roy, and I saddled up and rode to Cattletown Steakhouse & Saloon about a 2 mile drive northeast of the TIA (aka TUS Airport). I had seen pictures of the exterior. It looked like someone had attempted …Continue reading
by Gary Gomez “Quintessential Tucson since 1993” is how I would describe El Guero Canelo, a former Sonoran Hot Dog cart. There is some debate as to whether this is the best Sonoran Hot Dog. It may be just splitting hairs. I especially love this closed-in patio type restaurant. I …Continue reading
[By Gary B. Gomez; Editor: Bargain Tucson] I was invited to head over to East Coast Super Subs with some friends. Adjacent campus restaurants can be good, remarkable and/or mediocre. I was not too excited. My best friend in Austin, Texas makes the best subs in the world: Hoody’s Subs, …Continue reading
According to the review of Los Olivos Pizzeria in the Arizona Daily Star August 14, 2014; [Los Olivos offers] … “some really excellent pizza variants with a serious streak of foodie flair. The writer continues. “This unbelievably cheap pie was incredible, period.” Aside from using the word “incredible” three times …Continue reading