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Here are five fabulous picks for affordable eats under $8. Prices are subject to change.
Not only do many of China Pasta House's meals hover around $7.99, some don't even break a dollar. You can even order a variety of appetizers à la carte without reaching $8.
Considering how much of the menu is house-made, including the noodles, China Pasta House just might be the best bang-for-your-buck in Tucson. Some of the dishes aren't translated clearly, so here's a little guidance for some of our favorites below.
For more information, call (520) 623-3334 or visit chinapastahousetucson.com.
From open to 3 p.m. daily, Guilin offers a lunch special from $5.99 to $6.99 with a wider range of options than most Chinese restaurants in town. Not only is it actually good, but it also includes plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.
The specials include:
For more information, call (520) 320-7768 or visit guilintucson.com.
While tacos are hardly ever over $8 each, El Sur features a wide range of other hearty entrées under $8 with beans, rice, and tortillas.
For more information, call (520) 748-1032 or visit elsurrestaurant.com.
While most of TallBoys' menu hovers around the $10 range, one item deserves a special shout-out.
The Bean and Rice Bowl ($7) features a generous portion of beans, rice, cheese, veggies, avocado, chipotle crema, pico, pickled onions, green onions, and cilantro.
For more information, call (520) 999-8269 or visit tallboysaf.com.
Vina lives up to the street food section of its name with a wide variety of menu options under $8. While the pho and chef's specials are a barely over $8, the rest of the menu is under $8.
You can even build your own bowl in a Vietnamese fashion for $7.95; try it with rice vermicelli, lemongrass grilled chicken, and Vietnamese greens.
For more information, call (520) 270-7779 or visit vina-vietnamese-street-food.business.site.
Jackie Tran is a Tucson-based food writer, photographer, culinary educator, and owner-chef of the food truck Tran's Fats. Although he is best known locally for his work for Tucson Foodie, his work has also appeared in publications such as Bon...