Welcome to MetroGuide.Network's Tucson DiningGuide,
a directory of restaurants and related restaurant information for Metropolitan Tucson, Arizona. Use MetroGuide's DiningGuide service to find Tucson restaurants by location or cuisine.
Boasting more than 3,000 eateries, historic Tucson -- The Fugitive was first filmed downtown as�television's Dr. Richard Kimble took initial refuge for a quick bite at The Hotel Congress -- brims with one-of-a-kind dining outposts alongside well-known chains. El Charro, where the main ingredient of its signature machaca is spicy dried beef, ranks as the nation's oldest restaurant. In fact, authentic Mexican cuisine plays a leading role all over town, with more than 150 eateries serving up mostly Sonoran fare, but with plenty of hybrids to boot. Steakhouses are big here and ethnic offerings range from Japanese to Lebanese. Despite lack of oceanfront, seafood also is a specialty at many dining enclaves. The Bluefin Seafood Bistro joins Kingfisher and more than three dozen other locally-owned restaurants known as Tucson Originals.�Primo Tucson!, at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, has created buzz along with the latest restaurant adventures of up-and-comer chef Melissa Kelly, known for blending Italian influences with American Country cuisine. "Tucson" is derived from the Tohono O'Odham Native American word Stjukshon (pronounced Chuk-son) for "spring at the foot of black mountain."�Spanish and European settlers changed the name for easier pronunciation.�Tucson's 1884 City Directory listed 25 saloons, and anyone passing through town today will find many more to stave off that parched feeling. Tucson insiders consider menudo -- a Mexican soup made of tripe and hominy -- as an effective hangover remedy, crediting high vitamin-B content and hot chiles in the soup for any cure.
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Tucson Dining By Location
To perform a quick search for restaurants in the Metropolitan Tucson
area, please select one of the locations below
(restaurant listings will be grouped by cuisine / category):
·Tucson Business District
Restaurants in business and commercial sections of the city, near the Davis Monthan Airforce Base
Restaurants located in the foot hills of the Catalina Mountains, stretching to the north and east of the city center
Dining options with Tucson addresses, outside of the Business District, including the area around the Tucson International Airport (TUS) situated 7 miles south of the city
·University of Arizona
Dining options located near the University and the Amtrak Station to the northeast of the downtown area
Tucson Dining By Cuisine
Or, select a cuisine / category from the list presented below (restaurant listings will be grouped by location).
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