Buendia Breakfast & Lunch Cafe (Photo by Hannah Hernandez)

Two Tucson restaurants make Yelp’s list of ‘Top 100 Places to Eat in U.S.’


January 27, 2023
By Matt Sterner

The Yelpers have spoken and two local spots have landed on Yelp’s “Top 100 Places to Eat in 2023.”

Photo courtesy of Buendia Breakfast and Lunch Cafe
Photo courtesy of Buendia Breakfast and Lunch Cafe

Not only did these two Tucson restaurants make the list but they stormed their way to the front of it, both ending up in the top 30.

Tumerico, owned by Wendy Garcia, who’s also a current semifinalist for a James Beard Award, is listed at #8 in the list of 100 restaurants around the U.S. Just a couple of months ago, Tumerico was named one of the “23 Best Vegan Mexican Food Spots Across the U.S.” by the publication VegNews. Garcia is also the owner of La Chaiteria at Grande and Congress.

Tumerico owner-chef Wendy Garcia
Tumerico owner-chef Wendy Garcia (Credit: Jackie Tran)

Tumerico is located at 2526 E. Sixth St. and 402 E. Fourth Ave., La Chaiteria is located at 1002 W. Congress St. For more information, visit tumerico.com and lachaiteria.com.

Buendia Breakfast & Lunch Cafe made the list as well and came in at #26. With all of the warm smiles, brightly-colored dining room, and incredible food that makes you feel warm and fuzzy inside, it’s no surprise that the cafe is on this list.

If you’re looking for a class breakfast experience, there’s plenty of that on the menu, but if you’re in the mood to try something unique, give the Buendia’s Poblano Pepper Stuffed with Corn Tamale and Cheese. You’ll go home with a smile just as big as the one you were greeted with when you arrived.

Poblano Pepper Stuffed with Corn Tamale and Cheese (Photo courtesy of Buendia Breakfast and Lunch Cafe)
Poblano Pepper Stuffed with Corn Tamale and Cheese (Photo courtesy of Buendia Breakfast and Lunch Cafe)

Buendia Breakfast & Lunch Cafe is located at 2530 N. First Ave. For more information, follow Buendia on Facebook

You can check out the full list of 100 restaurants at yelp.com

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