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Tucson's 10 Best Steakhouses
10/02/2015 - But first, a brief explanation. Tucson has two basic types of steakhouses. First, we have Cowboy Steakhouses. These are characterized by casual western ambiance and attire and are, relative to the other type, inexpensive. Our typical Cowboy Steakhouse barbecues their USDA Choice beef over a very hot, open, mesquite wood fire. Therefore, all of their meats so cooked have a definite mesquite flavor.
The other type we call Fine Dining Steakhouses. These are some of the most upscale restaurants in Tucson and are more expensive than any of the Cowboy Steakhouses. Here you will be treated to USDA Prime beef … the top 2% of all beef consumed in the United States. These steaks are broiled in an incredibly hot oven. So they lack the mesquite flavor.
While both types specialize in steaks, the experience is so different that we have ranked them separately. The links will take you to our original dining reviews. Read More