5 Fabulous Cheap Eats Under $8 in Tucson, Volume 3

Five fabulous picks for affordable eats that don't burn a hole in your pocket.

Do textbooks or gem show indulgences have your budget hurting?

Here are five fabulous picks for affordable eats for $8 or less. Prices are subject to change.

The B Line

621 N. Fourth Ave.

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First off, The B Line’s entire breakfast menu is under $8. So if you show up before 11 a.m. on weekdays or before noon Saturday and Sunday, you’re golden.

For lunch & dinner, options are still affordable. The Tuna Sandwich ($6.95) features tuna salad with horseradish, raisins, celery, and slivered almonds. It’s served with mesclun greens and pickles.

The bowl of Tortilla Soup ($6.95) features a blend of chicken broth, tomato, lime, avocado, tortilla chips, and cheese. Alternatively, do half of the tuna sandwich with a cup of tortilla soup for $7.95.

A couple burrito options are also available. The Bean & Cheese Burrito ($5.95) is filled with pinto beans, achiote rice, pico, cheese. Order it enchilada-style for $7.45. The Veggie Burrito ($7.95) features the same fillings, but with sautéed vegetables instead of cheese.

For more information, visit thebline.xyz.

Caravan Grill

2825 N. Country Club Rd.

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While several entrées break the $8 mark, check out the savory pastry case. Spiced Zatar Bread ($2.49), meat flatbread Lahme B Ajeen ($2.99), Spinach Pie ($1.49), and several other a la carte options are superb mixed and matched.

Keep up with Caravan Grill on Facebook.

El Chivo de Oro

457 W. Irvington Rd.

Yes, tacos are cheap, but the Cabeza Tacos here on house-made corn tortillas are only $1 each. The salsas are fantastic, too. Try beating this value.

Visit El Chivo de Oro on Facebook.

Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria

3011 E. Speedway Blvd.
Superstix at Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Superstix at Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

You could make an easy meal out of Fresco’s appetizers (I’ve done it more than I’m willing to admit). For a carby delight, order the Superstix ($6), mini breadsticks tossed in olive oil, garlic, parsley, and Pecorino Romano. Another satisfying guilty pleasure is eating a full loaf of Garlic Bread ($5) by yourself.

If you want to keep it light, the Caprese Salad ($6) keeps it classic with mozzarella slices, Roma tomatoes, extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and black pepper.

Their six-inch Parmesan Style Oven-Baked Subs range from $6.50 to $7.

For more information, visit frescopizzeria.com.

Serial Grillers

5737 E. Speedway Blvd. • 1970 W. River Rd • 7585 S. Houghton Rd.
The Bone Collector Pizza at Serial Grillers (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Bone Collector Pizza at Serial Grillers (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Serial Grillers offers conventional cheesesteaks, but you can save almost a buck by ordering chicken or veggies instead.

The Dexter ($7.75) eats like a pizza with its combination of marinara, pepperoni, provolone, grilled onions, and chicken. The Jason Vegetarian ($7.75) features grilled onions, hot cherry peppers, sweet peppers, avocado, lettuce, tomatoes, mayo, and pepper jack cheese.

Slices of specialty pizzas ring in at $6.50. Get the signature Bone Collector with mozzarella, provolone, cheddar, boneless wings, scallions, ranch, and buffalo sauce.

For more information, visit serialgrillersaz.com.

To see additional affordable eating options, read 5 Fabulous Cheap Eats Under $8 in Tucson, Volume 1 and 5 Fabulous Cheap Eats Under $8 in Tucson, Volume 2.

Jackie is a food writer and photographer native to Tucson. He loves corgis and still thinks rickrolling is funny. If you'd like to stalk him, visit jackietran.com.

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