5 Cheap Eats Under $8 in Tucson, Volume 6

Affordable eats that don't burn a hole in your pocket.

Even though holiday shopping is around the corner, you still deserve to eat well.

Here are 5 cheap eats for $8 or less. Prices are subject to change.

4th Avenue Delicatessen

425 N. Fourth Ave.
Cali.L.T. at 4th Avenue Delicatessen (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

Cali.L.T. at 4th Avenue Delicatessen (Credit: Melissa Stihl)

One of the more affordable restaurants on Fourth Avenue, 4th Ave Deli features hot dogs from $3 – $4.25, BLTs from $5 – $6.50, and sandwiches starting at $7.50.

The Cali.L.T. is a favorite for our resident BLT aficionado, Melissa Stihl.

For more information, visit 4thavedeli.com.

Los Olivos Pizzeria en Menlo Park

937 W. Congress St.
Salad at Los Olivos Pizzeria (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

Salad at Los Olivos Pizzeria (Credit: Taylor Noel Photography)

You won’t leave Los Olivos with a whole pizza for under $8, but you can get a Calzone ($6.99), Stromboli ($7.49), Meatball Sandwich ($6.95), Panino Al Italiano ($6.95), or Southwest Chicken Salad ($7.95).

Honorable mention for the $12.95 Seafood Cioppino.

Read our January 2018 article Los Olivos Pizzeria is a charming hidden gem on Tucson’s west side.

Keep up with Los Olivos Pizzeria en Menlo Park on Facebook.

Luke’s Italian Beef

1615 S. Alvernon Way • 6741 N. Thornydale Rd., #157
Chicago Dog at Luke's Italian Beef (Credit: Adilene Ibarra)

Chicago Dog at Luke’s Italian Beef (Credit: Adilene Ibarra)

For a classic Italian Beef SandwichChicago Dog and Fries, or countless other Chicago sandwiches, check out Luke’s. Most items will be under $8, but the price might go over if you add cheese and giardiniera.

Keep up with Luke’s Italian Beef on Facebook.

St. Mary’s Mexican Food

1030 W. St. Marys Rd.
Burrito at St. Mary's Mexican Food (Credit: Brielle Farmer)

Burrito at St. Mary’s Mexican Food (Credit: Brielle Farmer)

A Tucson institution, St. Mary’s Mexican Food has kept their exceptional scratch-made food at inexplicably affordable prices for decades. Their carne seca plate is the only thing for one person that costs more than $8… and it’s $9.

Read our March 2019 article article St. Mary’s Mexican Food: Fresh Tortillas, Tamales To Go & Legendary Red Chile Burros.

For more information, visit stmarysmexicanfood.com.

Broadway Pizza Cafe

4558 E. Broadway Blvd.
(Credit: Broadway Pizza Cafe)

(Credit: Broadway Pizza Cafe)

From 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., order a humongous slice of cheese pizza for $4.50. Add $2 for a topping and a soft drink.

For more information, visit broadwaypizzacafe.com.

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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 and his Instagram @jackie_tran_.