The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food – Tucson, Arizona

The best 23 miles of Mexican food north of the border can be found in Tucson where world-class golf isn't the only reason to visit!

Must-Eat Tucson Food Destinations

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We all know Tucson, Arizona is a must-go destination for avid golfers in the country— let alone the region— but finding your way out west would be wasted without testing as many restaurants as your palate will allow. Start out at Omni Tucson National after a round for some Texas-sized meat cuts at Bob’s Steak and Chop House, but don’t stop there!


THE BEST 23 MILES of Mexican food north of the border can be found in Tucson, the First UNESCO City of Gastronomy. From Alejandro’s Tortilla Factory in the south to Berraco’s in the north, the Old Pueblo sizzles with authentic restaurants serving carne asada, ceviche, empanadas, raspados, elote and the popular Sonoran hot dog. Need more? Get the mouthwatering list at: visittucson.org

THE 5,300 FOOT CLIFFS of PuschRidge provide the backdrop for El Conquistador’s alfresco Epazote Kitchen, which plies diners with such inspired fare as Chipotle-Braised Beef Short Ribs, Tamarind-Glazed Quail and Ancho Pepper Salmon served with Caper-Cilantro Chimichuri. Learn more at: hiltonelconquistador.com/dining

MEXICO’S LOSS is Tubac’s gain. In 2009, Elivra’s Restaurant— for 82 years a fixture south of the border in Nogales— relocated to Tubac with some of the funkiest, flavorful moles and molcajetes ever imagined. The 34-ingredient Mole Negro and Flank Steak Molcajete are two of the dozens of must-haves on Chef Ruben Monroy’s colorful menu. The decor, highlighted by 2,000 glass raindrops suspended from the ceiling, is just as spirited. While the original stateside Elvira’s is a hike away, a second Elvira’s is open in Tucson as well. Find out more by visiting: elvirasrestaurant.com


These excerpts appear in the Fall Issue 2017 of Colorado AvidGolfer, the state’s leading resource for golf and the lifestyle that surrounds it, publishing eight issues annually and proudly delivering daily content via coloradoavidgolfer.com.

For the full article, Travel Guide, and issue, please visit coloradoavidgolfer.com/digital-issue.

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