Summer Deals Guide: 11 Spots to Save on Dining Out

June 2, 2019
By Tucson Foodie

To keep you from lazing about too much in your air conditioned home this summer, check out of these local deals.

It’s all too easy to get stuck soaking up the cool air conditioning at home. To help lure you out, these 11 local restaurants are offering a smoking summer deal.

Check ’em out below and check back frequently as we’ll be adding to this list throughout the summer.

Batch Cafe & Bar: $10 Daily Lunch Special

118 E Congress St
Lunch Special at Batch Cafe & Bar
Lunch Special at Batch Cafe & Bar (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Batch’s daily lunch special is available daily from open ’til 2pm.

It’s $10 for your choice of grilled cheese or any sandwich (excludes Knuckle & Claw), chips, and fountain soda or iced tea.

If that doesn’t fill you up, it’s $1 off any doughnut with the lunch special.

View full menu at

Ghini’s French Cafe: Choice of Mussels (or salad) for two w/ Bottle of Rosé for $20

1803 E. Prince
Mussels at Ghini's French Cafe
Mussels at Ghini’s French Cafe (Photo by Jackie Tran)

For this longstanding French-inspired favorite, pop on in for your choice of Mussels served two ways or a Summer Salad for two. Either way you choose, it’s served with a bottle of Rosé for $20.

View Ghini’s full menu at


3000 E Broadway

Double your happy hours on Fridays & Saturdays with this under the radar, “analog” pizza joint and sister bar.

Grab a pre-dinner cocktail at Sidecar between 3-4 p.m., then head two doors down for a dinner special at Falora, from 4-5 p.m.

Dinner special includes a shared Margherita pizza, shared kale salad & glass of chianti for $23.

View full menu at

Maru Japanese Noodle: Two noodle bowls, shared sake & beer for $30

1370 N Silverbell Rd
Date night deal at Maru Japanese Noodle Shop
Date night deal at Maru Japanese Noodle Shop (Photo by Jackie Tran)

This westside, noodle bowl-focused sister restaurant to Yoshimatsu on Campbell opened in early 2019 and it’s fantastic. Grab a friend or partner and head on over for any two noodle bowls, a shared large sake and a shared 22 ounce beer for $30.

View Maru Noodle Date Deal

La Botana: 2 for 1 Uberritas

3200 N. 1t Ave • 5526 E. Grant
Uberritas at La Botana
Uberritas at La Botana

You’ve probably heard us rave about La Botana’s El Percheron burro. It’s all that and then some. While you’ll pay full price for the burro, it’s 2 for 1 Uberritas all day everyday. Careful, now.

View La Botana Uberrita feature

Fat Noodle: Any ramen bowl with any starter for $15

811 E. Wetmore
Fat Noodle House Ramen (Photo by Jackie Tran)
Fat Noodle House Ramen (Photo by Jackie Tran)

We’ve been fans of Fat Noodle since the early food truck days when all they served was ramen and a ramen burger. They’re now brick and mortar and have expanded the menu substantially.

Head on in for any ramen with any appetizer for $15.

View Fat Noodle deal.

Truland Burgers & Greens: Daily $8.50 lunch special

7332 N. Oracle Road
Photo Courtesy of Truland Burgers & Greens

From 11 a.m.-3 p.m., visit Truland Burgers & Greens for a Classic burger or any salad for $8.50 daily. There’s also, half-price beer, wine on tap, and cocktails all day Sunday through Thursday.

Truland features premium burgers made with Niman Ranch antibiotic-free and hormone-free beef on a fresh brioche bun, a variety of fresh chopped salads and more, in a comfortable modern setting. Summer specials run June 1- August 31.

More info at

Just Kabab: Free Beef Kubideh skewer w/ purchase

10420 N La Cañada Dr.
Kababs at Just Kabab (Credit: Jackie Tran)
Kababs at Just Kabab (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Oro Valley newcomer Just Kabab is earning some serious praise for their delicious Mediterranean dishes. Head on over this summer for a free beef Kubideh skewer with any $20 purchase.

And if you missed it, check out our recent Just Kabab feature.

View full Just Kabab menu at

Tavolino Ristorante Italiano: $30 Three Course Meal w/ Wine

2890 E Skyline Dr
Various Summer special items at Tavolino
Various Summer special items at Tavolino (Photo by Jackie Tran)

Tavolino is launching something different for summer 2019.

Every Tuesday throughout summer, parties of two can grab a nice little three course meal with wine for just $30. Tavolino’s deal includes (1) small Mista salad for each guest, (1) shared pizza (Margherita, Pepperoni, or Chef’s Special), (1) glass of Chinati or Pinot Grigio for each guest, and (1) scoop of gelati or sorbetto for each guest.

  • 2 Small Mista Salads
  • 1 Shared Pizza
  • 2 Scoops of Gelati or Sorbetto
  • 2 Glasses of either Chianti or Pinot Grigio

This deal is available all day on Tuesdays, from 11 a.m. until closing. Tax and gratuity not included.

Learn more about Tavolino at

Senae Thai: Half-Price Bottles of Wine Mondays & Tuesdays

63 E. Congress St. #121
Guoy Theow Luk-Chin lunch special at Senae Thai Bistro (Credit: Jackie Tran)

If you haven’t been to Senae Thai recently, now’s a great time to revisit. It’s without a doubt, one of the most comfortable and aesthetically pleasing Thai restaurants in town with food that’s just as enjoyable and delicious.

For summer 2019, Senae is offering two promotions:

  • Tuesdays Only: City of Tucson and Arizona state employees will get an additional $2 off any lunch special with valid ID.
  • Mondays & Tuesdays: Half-priced bottles of wine all day.

Learn more about Senae Thai at

Cafe a la C’art: Two Entrees + One Bottle of Wine for $45

150 N. Main
Salmon at Cafe a la C'art
Salmon at Cafe a la C’art (Photo by Jackie Tran)

From now through August 31, every Wednesday through Saturday night the cafe will offer a smoking Summer Special for two: a choice of two entrees and one bottle of wine for $45.

They also feature live music regularly, so take a peek at their website or Facebook page if you’re curious as to what’s happening on the evening you’re considering attending.

More info at

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