Phoenix-based ‘Barrio Queen’ to open its first Tucson location

"We think Barrio Queen will be the perfect addition to Oro Valley."

The popular Phoenix restaurant group, Barrio Queen, is officially opening a Tucson location in the Two Oracle plaza at Oracle and Ina Rd.

The concept is moving into the recently renovated building at 7315 N. Oracle Rd, which also houses Commerce Bank’s new headquarters.

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Barrio Queen’s first Tucson location will have 5,000 square feet of interior space and just about 3,000 square feet of covered patio space — the views of Pusch Ridge perfectly set in the backdrop.

It’s coined the nickname “Oro Valley Queen” and will offer more than 20 types of street tacos and 300 different tequilas ranging from $6 to $600.

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When it comes to the excitement of all parties involved, it’s safe to say they’re ecstatic.

“When we first started planning how to revitalize and reenergize Two Oracle, we hoped an exciting new to Tucson restaurant concept like Barrio Queen would want to be here,” said Melissa Lal, President of Larsen Baker. “We know their core focus is creating a flawless dining experience, authentic southern Mexican cuisine, and beautiful restaurant interiors inspired by the art of Dia de los Muertos”

This location will be Barrio Queen’s eighth Arizona location, which was brought to life by the owners Linda Nash and Steven Rosenfield in Phoenix more than fifteen years ago.

“Barrio Queen thrives on authenticity by bringing excellence in culture and cuisine,” says Steve Rosenfield, co-owner of Barrio Queen, “We can’t wait until we open our doors in Tucson and become a part of the community.”

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At the moment, Barrio Queen is finalizing its restaurant design in hopes to be open at the end of 2021. The restaurant will be one of the two full-service restaurants at the redeveloped Two Oracle mixed-use center.

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At a very young age, Matt was gifted with the artistic ability to masterfully roll a burrito to the highest of standards.