9 Best Restaurant Patios in Tucson

Cozy up at our top choices to take advantage of this season.

Last modified on October 29th, 2018 at 10:57 am

Front patio at Playground Bar & Lounge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Popular restaurant patios have a beautiful view — whether it be the decor or surrounding nature — along with an environment cozy enough to linger for hours.

If you’re looking to brunch at a luxury resort, then read Feasts, Views & Mimosas: 6 Fancy Sunday Brunch Buffets. For a patio brew, read 10 Popular Patios to Grab a Cold One in Tucson.

Here is our list of top choices for restaurant patios in Tucson.

Blanco Tacos + Tequila

2905 E. Skyline Dr.

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With a location in the Foothills overlooking Tucson, Blanco has one of the best views in town. The happy hour is also one of the best deals in town.

For more information, visit blancotacostequila.com.

Blue Willow

2616 N. Campbell Ave.

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With abundant greenery and a calming fountain, Blue Willow’s patio is a peaceful respite from the traffic of Campbell Avenue.

For more information, visit bluewillowtucson.com.

Cafe a la C’Art

150 N. Main Ave.

The patio at Cafe a la C’Art features vibrant mosaic tile work and occasional live music. Additionally, it’s just steps away from museums and countless art installations.

For more information, visit cafealacarttucson.com.

The Coronet

402 E. Ninth St.

Located on the corner of 4th Avenue and 9th Street, the Coronet’s patio provides top-notch people-watching. The tent, fans, misters, and heaters make it cozy year-round.

For more information, visit cafecoronet.com.

Hotel Congress

311 E. Congress St.

The open courtyard patio of Hotel Congress is large enough to host festivals, yet cozy enough to curl up at a table with a book.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

La Cocina

201 N. Court Ave.

La Cocina’s patio has a backyard feel — the backyard of someone who has their life together. And a turtle pond.

For more information, visit lacocinatucson.com.

Mercado San Agustin

100 S. Avenida del Convento

While the Mercado San Agustin itself is not a restaurant, it houses the shared patios of multiple restaurants such as Agustin Kitchen and Seis Kitchen. The open-air space has a Spanish courtyard feel, with musical acts such as Naïm Amor frequently performing live.

For more information, visit mercadodistrict.com.

Playground Bar & Lounge

278 E. Congress St.
Roof at Playground Bar & Lounge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Roof at Playground Bar & Lounge (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Whether it be front, back, or on top of the building, Playground has patios for days.

For more information, visit playgroundtucson.com.

Saguaro Corners

3750 S. Old Spanish Trail

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Popular with bicyclists, Saguaro Corners just on the outskirts of Saguaro National Park East with a stunning desert view.

For more information, visit saguarocorners.net.

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