12 September, 2019, 23:18

Interactive Guide to 66 East Tucson Restaurants, Bars & Cafes (MAP)

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Looking for East Tucson restaurants, bars, and cafes? Here’s our map with restaurants east of Swan Road, no further north than Tanque Verde Road and no further south than Irvington Road:

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We’re not featuring every restaurant from the map above (…yet), but here are some notable East Tucson restaurants that we’ve featured in the past.

Restaurants

Alloro D.O.C. Italian Trattoria and Chophouse

7600 E. Broadway Blvd.
Pappardelle at Alloro D.O.C. Italian Trattoria and Chophouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Pappardelle at Alloro D.O.C. Italian Trattoria and Chophouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

One of the best restaurants that hardly anyone knows about, Alloro is hidden within the inconspicuous Hilton Tucson East. Visit for contemporary Italian food made from scratch.

Read our February 2018 article Hilton Tucson East Italian scratch-restaurant “Alloro D.O.C.” with chef Ginny Wooters now open.

Keep up with Alloro D.O.C. Italian Trattoria and Chophouse on Facebook.

Baja Cafe

7002 E. Broadway Blvd.
Snickerdoodle Pancake, Shelby Benedict, and Pecan Roll Pancake at Baja Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Snickerdoodle Pancake, Shelby Benedict, and Pecan Roll Pancake at Baja Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The Snickerdoodle Pancake is the popular favorite but creative specials for both pancakes and Benedicts are introduced regularly. If it’s your first time visiting, let them know for a special treat.

Read our January 2019 article Brunch must-have of the week: Snickerdoodle Pancake.

For more information, visit bajacafetucson.com.

Bear Canyon Pizza

8987 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Bear Canyon Pizza (Credit: Kayla Rutledge)

Bear Canyon Pizza (Credit: Kayla Rutledge)

Bear Canyon Pizza features a family-friendly environment with big ol’ slices of pizza and a wide selection of draft beer.

Read our May 2017 article Family-Friendly Bear Canyon Pizza Features Modern Design & 30 Beer Taps.

For more information, visit bearcanyonpizza.com.

BZ’s Pizza & Italian Kitchen

7856 E. Wrightstown Rd.

Jalapeno Poppers at BZ’s Pizza & Italian Kitchen (Credit: Jackie Tran)

BZ’s expanded their pizza kitchen to include more Italian dishes. Don’t miss out on their Jalapeño Poppers, among the city’s best.

Read our April 2019 article BZ’s Pizza Back Open on East Wrightstown Road After Two-Year Hiatus.

For more information, visit bzsitaliankitchen.com.

Divine Bovine

1021 N. Wilmot Rd.
Burger at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Burger at Divine Bovine (Credit: Jackie Tran)

One of the best new restaurants in 2019, Divine Bovine features exceptional burgers, chicken sandwiches, and fries. They also offer a variety of beer cans and bottles.

Read our March 2019 article Burger & Beer-Focused “Divine Bovine” at Speedway & Wilmot Now Open.

For more information, visit divinebovineburgers.com.

Enchanted Cafe

1525 N. Wilmot Rd.
Enchanted Club at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Enchanted Club at Enchanted Cafe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Enchanted Cafe features coffee, boba, sandwiches, cookies, and more in a cozy cafe with fantasy-inspired art.

Read our June 2019 article Eastside Enchanted Cafe bewitches with boba, sandwiches & more.

Keep up with Enchanted Cafe on Instagram.

Ha Long Bay

7245 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Assorted dishes at Ha Long Bay (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Assorted dishes at Ha Long Bay (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

While Ha Long Bay’s Vietnamese food is already among Tucson’s best, they also deserve praise for their exceptional service and ability to handle gluten-free accommodations.

Read our September 2017 article “Ha Long Bay”: 15 Years of Vietnamese Cuisine in Tucson.

For more information, visit halongbaymenu.com.

The Horseshoe Grill

7713 E. Broadway Blvd.
House Smoked Chicken Wings at the Horseshoe Grill (Credit: Jackie Tran)

House Smoked Chicken Wings at the Horseshoe Grill (Credit: Jackie Tran)

This hidden steakhouse also features superb sides and some of the most tender beans this side of the Santa Cruz River.

Read our June 2016 article Happy Hour of the Week: The Horseshoe Grill.

For more information, visit thehorseshoetucson.com.

Le Buzz Caffe

9121 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Galette at Le Buzz Caffe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Galette at Le Buzz Caffe (Credit: Jackie Tran)

A bicyclist favorite, Le Buzz is conveniently located on the way to Mount Lemmon. Although this location made the East Tucson restaurants list, stay tuned for the details of their second location opening.

Read our January 2019 article Le Buzz: European-style Patisserie & Cafe for Hikers, Bikers & Families.

For more information, visit lebuzzcaffe.com.

Mama Louisa’s

2041 S. Craycroft Rd.

Mama Louisa’s has been rolling out fresh pasta and Joe’s Special since 1956. It’s one of those dishes you’ll find yourself craving while you’re at home five hours after the restaurant has closed.

Read our March 2017 article #WeeklyDish (No. 6): Joe’s Special at Mama Louisa’s (VIDEO).

For more information, visit mamalouisas.com.

Mulligan’s

9403 E. Golf Links Rd.
Cowboy Burger at Mulligan's Food Sports Drink (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Cowboy Burger at Mulligan’s (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While an inconspicuous sports bar, Mulligan’s features exceptional burgers, wings, and comfort food.

Read our January 2018 article Food Network’s Chopped to Feature Saguaro Corners & Mulligan’s Chef CJ Hamm.

For more information, visit mulliganstucson.com.

Nick’s Sari-Sari Store and Filipino Restaurant

2001 S. Craycroft Rd.
Lechon kawali, pancit, pinakbet, rice, and lumpia at Nick's Sari-Sari Store and Filipino Restaurant (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Lechon kawali, pancit, pinakbet, rice, and lumpia at Nick’s Sari-Sari Store and Filipino Restaurant (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Nick’s is the only brick-and-mortar Filipino restaurant in Tucson. Items sell out early, so make sure to visit earlier in the day.

Read our April 2018 article Homestyle Filipino Cuisine at “Nick’s Sari-Sari Store and Filipino Restaurant”.

Keep up with Nick’s Sari-Sari Store and Filipino Restaurant on Facebook.

Poco & Mom’s Cantina

7000 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Chile Rellenos at Poco & Mom's Cantina (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Chile Rellenos at Poco & Mom’s Cantina (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Poco & Mom’s highlights the cuisine of New Mexico, green chili and all. They also low-key feature a lovely patio.

Read our March 2019 article Poco & Mom’s Cantina: Hearty New Mexican Dishes with Hatch Green Chile.

For more information, visit pocoandmoms.com.

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)

Yes, their artisanal pizza is excellent, but their garlicky Radicchio Caesar Salad is an office favorite across the board.

Read our February 2018 article Portland pair open “Pizza Luna,” a new Eastside Tucson pizza concept.

For more information, visit pizza-luna.com.

Prep & Pastry

6450 E. Grant Rd. Ste. 160
Assorted items at Prep & Pastry (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Assorted items at Prep & Pastry (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Prep & Pastry has the whole package down with a fun vibe, wide selection of mimosas, and assorted dishes and pastries you’ll find yourselves craving by dinner time.

Read our June 2016 article Prep & Pastry Announces July 5 Open Date for Eastside Location.

For more information, visit prepandpastry.com.

Queen Sheba

5553 E. Grant Rd.
Combination of dishes from Queen Sheba (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Combination of dishes from Queen Sheba (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Queen Sheba showcases the cuisine of Eritrea. While the cuisine is similar to that of Ethiopia, the differences are strong enough to warrant a separate visit. Check out the Ga’at and Spaghetti.

View our January 2018 article Tucson’s First Eritrean Restaurant “Queen Sheba” Now Open.

Keep up with Queen Sheba Restaurant on Facebook.

The Quesadillas

2418 N. Craycroft Rd.
Steak and rib eye tacos at the Quesadillas (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Steak and rib eye tacos at The Quesadillas (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While tacos aren’t in the name, make sure to order the phenomenal carne asada and rib-eye tacos. And take advantage of the delectable salsa bar.

Read our October 2017 article #WeeklyDish (No. 29): Carne Asada from The Quesadillas.

For more information, visit queso520.com.

Renee’s Organic Oven

7065 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Papas con Queso Pizza at Renee's Organic Oven (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Papas con Queso Pizza at Renee’s Organic Oven (Credit: Jackie Tran)

You can always count on Renee’s for a quality meal cooked with love. While they offer a variety of one-of-a-kind pizzas, the Papas Con Queso pizza is one of our favorites.

Read our May 2017 article #WeeklyDish (No. 14): Papas Con Queso Pizza at Renee’s Organic Oven.

For more information, visit reneesorganicoven.com.

Saguaro Corners

3750 S. Old Spanish Trl.
Baby Back Ribs at Saguaro Corners (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Baby Back Ribs at Saguaro Corners (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Saguaro Corners features one of the best views on the east side along with an impressive beer tap selection.

Read our January 2019 article Saguaro Corners: Hearty Comfort Food, Live Music & Mountain Views.

Keep up with Saguaro Corners on Facebook.

Salsa Verde

210 N. Pantano Rd.
Lorenza at Salsa Verde (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Lorenza at Salsa Verde (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Arguably one of Tucson’s most underrated restaurants, Salsa Verde features a variety of freshly prepared, rarer Mexican dishes such as lorenzas and machetes.

Read our August 2018 article “Salsa Verde” restaurant a new east Tucson favorite for Mexican comfort food.

Keep up with Salsa Verde on Facebook.

Solid Grindz

2027 S. Craycroft Rd.
Bang Shrimp and Shrimp Fried Rice plates at Solid Grindz (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Bang Shrimp and Shrimp Fried Rice plates at Solid Grindz (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Solid Grindz features generous portions of satisfying Hawaiian food. Their Bang Shrimp is a classic.

Read our February 2019 article Fresh Take on Hawaiian BBQ & Island Eats at “Solid Grindz”.

Keep up with Solid Grindz on Facebook.

Tanque Verde Ranch

14301 E Speedway. Blvd.
Sunday lunch at Tanque Verde Ranch (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Sunday lunch at Tanque Verde Ranch (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While Tanque Verde Ranch is a deep drive east, it’s worth it for the Cowboy Cookout and exceptional Sunday lunch buffet spread.

Read our November 2017 article Steak Showdown: Pastiche Modern Eatery vs. Tanque Verde Ranch vs. PY Steakhouse.

For more information, visit tanqueverderanch.com.

Toro Loco

7940 E. Broadway Blvd.
Veggie Burro at Toro Loco

Veggie Burro at Toro Loco (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Cousin restaurant to Serial Grillers, Toro Loco features craft tacos and California-style french fry-stuffed burritos.

Read our July 2019 article Toro Loco to open Friday, Aug. 2 with craft tacos, french fry-stuffed burros.

For more information, visit torolocotacos.com.

Wings & Rice

5502 E. Pima St., Ste. 110
Spicy orange wings from Wings & Rice (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Spicy orange wings from Wings & Rice (Credit: Jackie Tran)

The combination of hot wings and rice doesn’t sound like it makes much sense, but gee willickers, it does. Try their fried rice with their house special sauce and you’ll understand.

Read our April 2017 article #WeeklyDish (No. 8): Five Wing Combo from Wings & Rice.

For more information, visit wingsandrice.com.

Wings Over Broadway

5004 E. Broadway Blvd. • 8838 E. Broadway Blvd.
Golden Hot wings and Cajun Wings at Wings Over Broadway (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Golden Hot wings and Cajun Wings at Wings Over Broadway (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Now with two locations, Wings Over Broadway has been one of east Tucson’s favorite places to get wings for years. Make sure to try the signature Golden Hot wings.

Watch our October 2016 video Jackie Tran braves the Afterburner Challenge at Wings Over Broadway.

For more information, visit wobtucson.com.

Zona 78

7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Assorted shakes and donuts at Zona 78 in Tucson

Assorted shakes and doughnuts at Zona 78 in Tucson (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Zona 78 is makes everything in house, including their charcuterie. They also know how to keep it fun with quirky milkshakes and doughnuts.

Read our February 2018 article Stray Dogs loaded shakes to launch at Zona 78.

View the map for our extensive East Tucson restaurants list! Did we miss one of your favorites? Let us know in the comments.

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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