Interactive Guide to 25 Southwest Tucson Restaurants, Bars & Cafes (MAP)

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Looking for Southwest Tucson restaurants, bars, and cafes?

Here’s our map with Star Pass Boulevard as the northern border and the I-19 as the eastern border.

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

Tohono O’odham Swap Meet

521 S. Westover Ave.
Costilla, Birria, Chicharrón en Salsa Roja, Chile Rojo, and Tripitas Tacos at El Taco Rustico at the Tohono O'odham Swap Meet

Costilla, Birria, Chicharrón en Salsa Roja, Chile Rojo, and Tripitas Tacos at El Taco Rustico at the Tohono O’odham Swap Meet (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Without a doubt, the Tohono O’odham Swap Meet is one of the best food destinations in Tucson with its variety of vendors. The catch is, it’s only open Saturday and Sunday mornings, plus most places only accept cash. However, it’s worth it for some of the most unique, tasty, and affordable tacos (among other things). Al pastor on a vertical spit, roasted lamb soup, whole grilled chicken, smoked beef ribs, crunchy pork belly, ceviche tepache, champurrado, churros… the list goes on.

Read our September 2019 article The Tohono O’odham Swap Meet is Tucson’s secret taco heaven.

Casino Del Sol

655 W. Valencia Rd.
Dragoon-fermented prime strip loin, smoked egg yolk, and mirepoix at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Dragoon-fermented prime strip loin, smoked egg yolk, and mirepoix at PY Steakhouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

While Tucson’s isn’t Vegas when it comes to casinos, we’re lucky to have Casino Del Sol—mostly because of the food. Its flagship restaurant PY Steakhouse is a foodie’s delight. With exceptional local ingredients and immensely talented chefs, every dinner there is a special treat.

Additionally, Casino Del Sol features a variety of other restaurants ranging from the Festa International Buffet to doughnut and gelato shop SweetScape Desserts.

Read our April 2019 article Truffled, Salt Crusted & Baked: We tried all $50 worth of PY’s potato sides.

For more information, visit casinodelsol.com.

Karichimaka

5252 S. Mission Rd.
Combination Dinner #13 with a chile relleno and sour cream enchilada at Karichimaka

Combination Dinner #13 with a chile relleno and sour cream enchilada at Karichimaka (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Even though Karichimaka is over 70 years old and serves stellar Mexican food, it has somehow avoided mainstream popularity.

The restaurant focuses on the classics and does them well. Traditionally heavy foods won’t bog you down here; they use a propriety oil blend that somehow doesn’t feel heavy in your stomach. (I ate this whole plate pictured above and was amazed at how good I still felt afterwards; I only learned about the oil after the fact.)

Read our August 2019 article Karichimaka, iconic southwest Tucson restaurant still wows after 70 years.

For more information, visit karichimaka.com.

Tiny’s Saloon & Steakhouse

4900 W. Ajo Hwy
BOC Burger at Tiny's Saloon & Steakhouse

BOC Burger at Tiny’s Saloon & Steakhouse (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tiny’s looks like exactly like a bar you’d expect to be surrounded by dirt and mountains in the Southwest. Those types of places are usually a gem or a bust; thankfully, Tiny’s is a gem with its beloved burgers and fat, crispy wings.

Read our August 2019 article Tiny’s Saloon & Steakhouse: Big burgers, bottomless fries & cold beer.

Keep up with Tiny’s Saloon & Steakhouse on Facebook.

Hotel McCoy

720 W. Silverlake Rd.
Beer and wine at the bar at Hotel McCoy (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Beer and wine at the bar at Hotel McCoy (Credit: Jackie Tran)

You don’t need a room to enjoy yourself at the mid-century modern art-heavy Hotel McCoy. Sit at their bar, enjoy local beer and wine, and soak in all the good vibes.

Read our October 2018 article 7 Foodie Reasons to Stay at the New Hotel McCoy.

For more information, visit hotelmccoy.com.

El Perro Loco

Multiple locations
Super Chipilones Sonoran hot dogs at El Perro Loco (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Super Chipilones Sonoran hot dogs at El Perro Loco (Credit: Jackie Tran)

In America’s capital of Sonoran hot dogs, El Perro Loco shines as one of the kings. They toast their buns with a little garlic powder and it makes all the difference.

One southwestern location is at 1285 W. Ajo Way, while the other is near the intersection of Valencia and Cardinal.

Read our December 2018 article Guide to 8 Outstanding Sonoran Hot Dogs In Tucson.

Keep up with El Perro Loco Hot Dogs on Facebook.

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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_.

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