39 restaurants offering a birthday freebie

You can have your cake and eat it... FREE!

For those who celebrate birthdays and like to take full advantage of the occasion by indulging in free desserts, and treats, you’ll want to save this list to reference the next time your big day rolls around.

If you’re treating someone to their birthday, you could also reference this list in secret to save a few bucks for another glass of wine.

Remember to bring in your ID and get ready to celebrate!

Agustin Kitchen

100 S. Avenida del Convento, Ste. 150

Choose a dessert of your choice from the menu. Past favorites included S’Mores Tart with marshmallow cream, dark chocolate ganache, graham cracker crust, or a Mini Fruit Pie with Cointreau whipped cream.

For more information, visit agustinkitchen.com.

Athens on 4th Ave.

500 N. FOURTH AVE.

Authentic Greek dishes with locally grown vegetables and imported goods? Let the birthday begin. Finish the evening with a complimentary dessert on your birthday.

For more information, visit Athens on 4th Ave

Bottega Michelangelo

420 W. Magee Rd.
Tiramisu at Bottega Michelangelo (Photo courtesy of Bottega Michelangelo)

Tiramisu at Bottega Michelangelo (Photo courtesy of Bottega Michelangelo)

The beautiful venue with a modern feel has spectacular dining options. Visit on your birthday and you’ll receive a complimentary Tiramisu dessert (also offered on anniversaries).

For more information, call (520) 297-5775 or visit bottegamichelangelo.com.

Cafe Poca Cosa

110 E. Pennington St.

Sure their menu changes twice daily, but you can count on receiving free flan on your birthday.

For more information, visit cafepocacosatucson.com.

Charro Steak

188 E. Broadway Blvd.

Receive a complimentary Margarita Lime Flan with crème fresca as a birthday treat at Charro Steak.

For more information, visit charrosteak.com.

Chef Alisah’s Restaurant

5931 N. Oracle Rd., Ste. 117
Chef Alisah's birthday gift

Chef Alisah’s birthday gift

Once you have your fill of bountiful Bosnian and European cuisine at Chef Alisah’s, let them know that it’s your birthday. You’re in for a real treat. The restaurant has been celebrating birthdays for 11 years and won’t stop their gift giving any time soon.

For more information, visit alisahrestaurant.com.

Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress St.

From pies to cakes and everything in between, if you head to Cup Cafe on your birthday you’ll be able to choose a dessert from their ever-changing and always scrumptious pie case and bakery.

For more information, visit hotelcongress.com.

El Berraco

2960 N. First Ave.

You’ll go in for some of their famous tostadas and stay for the birthday treat: a brownie ice cream sundae.

For more information, visit el-berraco.com.

El Charro Cafe

311 N. Court Ave. •  7725 N. Oracle Rd. • 6910 E. Sunrise Dr.

El Charro Cafe was a 2019 Restaurants and Chef Awards semifinalist for Outstanding Restaurant. Visit on your birthday and receive some flantastic flan from this iconic Tucson restaurant.

For more information, visit elcharrocafe.com.

El Cisne Restaurant

4717 E. Sunrise Dr.

After you’ve indulged in one of their regional seafood specialties, enjoy a complimentary flan.

For more information, visit elcisnerestaurant.com.

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Elliott’s on Congress

135 E. Congress St.

If you are over the age of 21, you can have a shot on the house. Take a look at their seasonal flavor or their Key Lime. It’ll make you feel better about turning another year older.

For more information, visit elliottsoncongress.com.

Fat Noodle Ramen House

811 E. Wetmore Rd.

Fat Noodle is not missing out on the birthday fun.

Their scratch-made noodles, including noodles made with local Sonoran wheat, are enough to celebrate, but come in on your special day and they’ll gift you with a dessert, fruit gyoza or Creme Brûlée.

For more information, visit fnramen.com.

Fiamme Pizza

4706 E. Sunrise Dr.

Fiamme Pizza crushes on the pizza front. How best to reward yourself on your birthday? Pizza after more pizza! Head over on your birthday and you’ll be rewarded with a complimentary Nutella pizza dessert.

For more information, visit fiammepizzatucson.com.

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.
Strawberry Shortcake (Photo courtesy of Ghini's French Caffe)

Strawberry Shortcake (Photo courtesy of Ghini’s French Caffe)

If you can’t make it on the day of your birthday, no sweat. Come in any time within the week for a Birthday Shortcake with strawberries and whipped cream — just let your server know it’s your birthday.

For more information, visit ghiniscafe.com.

Ginza Sushi

5425 N. KOLB RD. STE. 115

Northeast Tucson is not to be missed. After getting your fill of sushi and other izakaya specials, you’ll be celebrated with Banana Tempura dessert or ice cream on your birthday.

For more information, visit ginzatucson.com.

Guadalajara Mexican Grill & Guadalajara Fiesta Grill

4901 E. Broadway Blvd. • 750 N. Kolb Rd.

At either location, you’ll receive a complimentary dessert of your choosing. Try their succulent Choco-flan. It’s the best of both worlds and you deserve nothing but the best on your birthday.

For more information, visit guadgrill.com.

Harvest Oro Valley

10355 N. La Canada Dr.

Make sure you save room after your birthday dinner so that you can enjoy one of their fresh, house-made cupcakes or house-churned ice cream.

For more information, visit harvestov.com.

The Horseshoe Grill

7713 E. Broadway Blvd.
Photo courtesy of The Horseshoe Grill

Ice cream sundae at The Horseshoe Grill (Photo courtesy of The Horseshoe Grill)

Who doesn’t like steak and ice cream on their birthday? Hint: one is free. Second hint: it’s not the steak.

For more information, visit thehorseshoetucson.com.

Jonathan’s Cork

6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Mud Pie at Jonathan's Cork (Credit: Jonathan's Cork)

Mud Pie at Jonathan’s Cork (Credit: Jonathan’s Cork)

Come here on your birthday and receive Jonathan’s famous Mud Pie to finish stretching the elastic on your pants. It comes with a lit birthday candle, too.

For more information, visit jonathanscork.com.

Le Rendez-vous

3844 E. Fort Lowell Rd.

Go in for high-quality French food and if it’s your birthday you’ll get a Crème Brûlée on the house.

For more information, visit rendezvoustucson.com.

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Mama Louisa’s Italian Restaurant

2041 S. Craycroft Rd.
Decadent desserts at Mama Louisa's (Photo courtesy of Mama Louisa's)

Decadent desserts at Mama Louisa’s (Photo courtesy of Mama Louisa’s)

Feeling like a cozy Italian dining experience for your birthday? Mama Louisa’s will reward you with a complimentary dessert of your choice.

Choose from their gorgeous selection of house-made desserts, including Cannoli, Tiramisu, Creme Brûlée, Spumoni, and Cheesecake.

For more information, visit mamalouisas.com

Maynards Market & Kitchen

400 N. Toole Ave.

Here you’ll receive a Funfetti Cake with whipped cream, sprinkles, and berries. Happy birthday to you indeed.

For more information, visit maynardstucson.com.

Monsoon Chocolate

234 E. 22nd St.

This trendy cafe and chocolate factory will gift the birthday boy or girl a free bon bon with the presentation of an ID card.

For more information, visit monsoonchocolate.com.

Mulligan’s Bar & Grill

9403 E. Golf Links Rd.

Sister restaurant to Saguaro Corners, Mulligan’s also offers a complimentary birthday dessert from the menu.

Choices range from a Chocolate Skillet Cake baked to order and served with ice cream to a Deep Fried Banana Split served with vanilla and rocky road ice cream, hot fudge, strawberry sauce, chopped nuts, and whipped cream.

For more information, visit mulliganstucson.com.

OBON Sushi Bar Ramen

350 E. Congress St.

OBON offers Green Tea Ice Cream on your birthday. It’s good for you, right?

For more information, visit obonsushi.com.

The Parish

6453 N. Oracle Rd.

Pay for the savory and in turn, you’ll receive a sweet house-made Bread Pudding with chocolate chip, butter rum caramel, topped with fresh whipped cream.

For more information, visit theparishtucson.com.

Penca

50 E. BROADWAY BLVD.

Whether you’re sitting at the bar sipping on a beautifully crafted cocktail or dining in the cozy space, you’ll want to mention it’s your birthday. Their signature dessert is churros and they’re complimentary on your special day.

For more information, visit Penca.

Pizza Luna

1101 N. Wilmot Rd., Ste. 119
Radicchio Caesar Salad and Bianca slice at Pizza Luna (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Radicchio Caesar Salad and Bianca slice at Pizza Luna (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Move over dessert. The quality pizza and beloved Radicchio Caesar are all you need to make your birthday a treat.

Pizza Luna generously offers 20% off the total bill on birthdays with valid ID. Happy birthday to YOU!

For more information, visit pizza-luna.com.

PY Steakhouse at Casino Del Sol

5655 W. Valencia Rd.
Photo courtesy of Casino Del Sol

Dessert at PY Steakhouse (Photo courtesy of Casino Del Sol)

PY Steakhouse, inside Casino Del Sol, offers guests a free dessert on their birthday. And folks, they have some classy, creamy, decadent desserts to choose from!

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Raptor Canyon Cafe

75 E. Pennington St.
Raptor Canyon Cafe Cookie Varieties (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Raptor Canyon Cafe Cookie Varieties (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Pop by on your birthday and the friendly staff will give you a free cookie (or two)… and you’ll want the cookies, they’re baked fresh daily and come in a variety of yummy flavors!

Keep up with Raptor Canyon Cafe on Facebook.

Reilly Craft Pizza & Drink

101 E. Pennington St.

Choose between Tres Leches Tiramisu in a jar, Chocolate Budino with salted caramel toffee, or Cannoli on your birthday. And treat yourself to a cocktail with your meal (because you deserve it).

For more information, visit reillypizza.com.

Saguaro Corners

3750 S. Old Spanish Trl.
Weekly Special Dessert (Photo courtesy of Saguaro Corners on Facebook)

Weekly Special Dessert (Photo courtesy of Saguaro Corners on Facebook)

Google describes Saguaro Corners as an “unpretentious watering hole offering tavern eats & spirits.”

You know what Google doesn’t say? They also offer a Brownie or Cookie Sundae or their weekly special dessert free of charge on birthdays.

Keep up with Saguaro Corners on Facebook.

Street Taco and Beer Co.

58 W. Congress St.

Classic dessert for a classic turning of age: the churro.

Keep up with Street Taco and Beer Co. on Facebook.

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Tavolino Ristorante Italiano

2890 E. Skyline Dr.

After a beautiful dining experience at this rustic Northern Italian restaurant, Tavolino will bring you a free scoop of gelato on your birthday.

For more information, visit tavolinoristorante.com

Trident Grill 

2033 E. Speedway Blvd. • 2910 N. Swan Rd. • 250 S. Craycroft Rd.

If your birthday happens to land during a sporting event that you need to watch, then have no fear, Trident’s here.

Enjoy some of the fine bar eats and wash it down with a beer or a free birthday sundae.

For more information, visit tridentgrill.com.

Trident Pizza Pub

446 N. Campbell Ave.
Trident Pizza Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Trident Pizza Pub (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Sister restaurant to Trident Grill, Trident Pizza Pub features brick-oven pizza in a sports bar environment.

The pizza chef is also trained in pizza acrobatics – you’ll want to see it. Plus, they’re offering a complimentary small Pepperoni Pizza on your birthday.

For more information, visit tridentgrill.com/pizzapub.

Urban Pita

345 E. CONGRESS ST. STE. 135

If you’re a fan of flavorful Mediterranean food head to Urban Pita for your fill. If it’s your birthday, you’ll receive a free dessert. Yum and yum.

For more information, visit urbanpitaaz.com.

Welcome Diner

902 E. Broadway Blvd.

You are welcome to dine and receive a complimentary dessert of your choosing on your birthday.

For more information, visit welcomediner.net.

Wildflower American Cuisine

7037 N. Oracle Rd.

Some people ‘miss the boat’ when giving birthday gifts. Fortunately, Wildflower doesn’t. Choose a free dessert on your birthday from their seasonally changing menu.

For more information, visit foxrc.com.

Have a favorite spot where you celebrate your birthday? Let us know in the comments.

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[This article was originally written on April 8, 2017, and most recently updated on May 15, 2019. Kate Severino contributed to this article.]

Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and Star Wars. Her love of food and drink takes her to places far, far away.

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