(Sonoran Restaurant Week - September 8-17)

Best Date Night Spots During Sonoran Restaurant Week 2023


September 8, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

Are you looking for a romantic and delicious way to celebrate Sonoran Restaurant Week (September 8-17)? Look no further!

Here are 13 amazing restaurants in Tucson that are offering special prix fixe menus for two. From traditional Mexican fare to Peruvian cuisine, there’s something for everyone.

Blanco Cocina + Cantina

2905 E. Skyline Dr. #246

This hip Mexican joint is known for its fun tacos and cocktails. The Sonoran Restaurant Week menu features dishes like Caramelized Sweet Potato Enchiladas and Grilled Shrimp Tacos. 

Charred Pie

12125 N. Oracle Rd. #105

This wood-fired pizzeria offers Neapolitan-style pizzas made with fresh, local ingredients. The Sonoran Restaurant Week menu features two drinks (wine, beer, or n/a beverages) a pizza to share, and dessert!

Dinner for Two Menu ($25):

  • Drinks: Choose two (glass house wine, beer, or non-alcoholic beverage)
  • One pizza to share (choice of Margherita, Pepperoni, or Sausage and Fennel)
  • One dessert to share

Dedicated

4500 E. Speedway Blvd. #41

This gluten-free bakery and coffee shop is a great option for those with dietary restrictions. The Sonoran Restaurant Week menu features dishes like the Spinach and Artichoke Crostini and the Dedicated’s Famous Tucson Barbara Sandwiches.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($45 for two people):

  • Appetizer (choose two)
    • Spinach & Artichoke Crostini Crusty bread brushed with olive oil, toasted to golden brown perfection, and offered with our popular spinach artichoke spread.
    • Roasted Garlic Hummus Plate (VEGAN) Our distinctive roasted garlic hummus is served with cucumber, bell peppers, carrots, and your choice of toasted sliced bread.
  • Main Course – Dedicated’s Famous Tucson Barbara Sandwiches (choose two)
    • “The Eden” aka I Dream of Turkey – Slices of classic turkey breast, bacon, havarti, and arugula on our fresh baked bread slices spread with a pumpkin aioli. The major flavor will have you wishing for more.
    • “The Kingsolver”” aka The Bean Trees – Dedicated’s Blackbean Sammie (VEGAN) An irresistibly delicious black bean patty, topped with arugula, roasted red peppers, and spicy seasoned pepitas on our fan-favorite sourdough bread.
  • Dessert – Twin Thumbprint Cookies – a pairing of seasonal flavors (Vegan)
    • First, the Apple Butter Thumbprint Cookie: This masterpiece captures the essence of autumn, a symphony of orchard-fresh sweetness that’s both nostalgic and refined.
    • Next, the Cherry Blueberry Jam Thumbprint Cookie: A harmonious composition of cherries and blueberries that dances on your taste buds, an ode to the vividness of summer’s finest fruits.
  • Drinks
    • Sparkling Orchard Elixir – a delightful combination of crisp apple cider and an effervescent seltzer
    • Pumpkin Spice Dirty Chai- (hot or iced) Experience the enchantment of fall in a cup.

El Minuto Cafe

354 S. Main Ave.

This family-owned Mexican restaurant is a Tucson institution. The Sonoran Restaurant Week menu features dishes like the Red Chile Plate and a Cheese Crisp for two!

El Taco Rustico

2281 N. Oracle Rd.

Now you don’t have to share your quesabirria. El Rustico’s Sonoran Restaurant Week menu features two combos of three quesabirrias, rice, and beans, plus aguas frescas!

Lunch/dinner for two people ($35):

  • Two combos of three quesabirrias
  • Rice and beans
  • Two aguas frescas

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.

Lend some ooh-la-la to your date night with dishes like Eggs Provençal, PEI Mussels, and more!

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($35 for two people):

  • FIRST COURSE (Choice of two)
    • Cup of Vegetable Soup (vegan)
    • Cup of French Onion Soup
    • Cranberry Feta Salad with a citrus vinaigrette
  • SECOND COURSE (Choice of two)
    • Eggs Provençal with freshly baked bread (vegan option)
    • Fresh PEI Mussels over capellini noodles, served with basil grilled baguette
    • Tomato Basil Pasta (vegan) (non-vegan with chicken)
    • Provençal Tofu Scramble with freshly baked bread (vegan)
  • DRINKS or DESSERT (Choice of two)
    • Glass of wine (White or Red or Rosé)
    • Creative Coffee (can be made vegan)
    • Lavender Lemonade (vegan)
    • Single Strawberry Shortcake

Available for dine-in or take-out

Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro

5845 N. Oracle Rd.

Gourmet Girls offers a variety of delicious gluten free dishes. The Sonoran Restaurant Week menu features dishes like the Breakfast Pizza for two. 

Menu Option #1 ($25):

  • Breakfast pizza for two
  • Two non-alcoholic beverages

Inca’s Peruvian Cuisine

6878 E. Sunrise Dr. #130

Head to South America for your date night! The Sonoran Restaurant Week menu features dishes like the Papa Rellena and the Ají de Gallina, easily shareable between two people. 

Sonoran Restaurant Menu ($45 for two people):

  • Appetizer – Papa Rellena – Sculptured potato stuffed with minced Superior Angus Beef and Peruvian spices. Served with salsa criolla
  • Main Dish #1: Carapulcra – Dehydrated potato (papa seca) casserole cooked with beef chicken and pork seasoned with a blend of Peruvian spices. Served with jasmine rice
  • Main Dish #2: Ají de gallina – Prime pulled chicken breast, cooked in aji amarillo and roasted walnuts, served over sliced boiled potatoes. Served with jasmine rice

La Botana Tacos

3200 N. First Ave.

You really can’t go wrong at La Botana. Share an appetizer, choose between two combo plates, and one dessert. 

La Carreta Del Rorro

5505 W. Cortaro Farms Rd.

This Mexican food truck is a local favorite. The Sonoran Restaurant Week menu features a lunch menu perfect for two people: four Sonoran dogs and two drinks of your choice. 

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($25 for two people):

  • Four Sonoran Dogs
  • Two drinks of your choice (Mexican Coke in a bottle included!)

Lindy’s on 4th

500 N. Fourth Ave.

Enjoy a classic burger meal with your plus one during Sonoran Restaurant Week. 

Mojo Cuban Kitchen & Rum Bar

1929 E. Grant Rd.

How about a taste of Havana for date night? Enjoy a small plate to share, a Taste of Havana, and finish your meal with a specialty beverage or dessert. 

Pizza Sonora

1015 S. Park Ave.

Pizza and beer for date night? Sold. 

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($25 for two people):

  • Elote or Sonoran Hot Dog Pizza (full pie) and two pints🍺

Prep & Pastry

2660 N. Campbell Ave. • 6450 E. Grant Rd.

We love a brunch date. For Sonoran Restaurant Week, Prep and Pastry is offering a Prickly Pear French Toast to share and your choice of entrees plus two coffee drinks. 

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($45 for two people):

  • To share: Prickly Pear French Toast – prickly pear glaze, lime whipped cream, Tajín
  • Choice of: Prep’s Relleno OR Southwest Croissant Sammie
  • Two coffee drinks (specialty coffees included!)

The Quesadillas

2418 N. Craycroft Rd.

Choose two quesadillas OR six tacos filled with your choice of mesquite-grilled meats, veggies, or seafood, plus rice and beans and two drinks.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($25 for two people):

Menu Option #1

  • Two quesadillas of either:
    • Mesquite Grilled Carne Asada (Steak)
    • Mesquite Grilled Pollo (Chicken)
    • Mesquite Grilled Al Pastor (Pork)
    • Made with Love Birria (Shredded Beef)
    • Made with Love Barbarcoa (Shredded Beef)
    • Rajas con Crema
    • Veggies (Zucchini, Corn, Mushroom, Bell Pepper)
    • Shrimp
    • Best Ribeye
    • Chicken Bacon
    • Chorizo
  • Rice and Beans
  • Two drinks – half-liter Mexican bottle or fountain drink

Menu Option #2:

  • Six tacos of either:
    • Mesquite Grilled Carne Asada (Steak)
    • Mesquite Grilled Pollo (Chicken)
    • Mesquite Grilled Al Pastor (Pork)
    • Made with Love Birria (Shredded Beef)
    • Made with Love Barbarcoa (Shredded Beef)
    • Rajas con Crema
    • Veggies (Zucchini, Corn, Mushroom, Bell Pepper)
    • Chorizo
  • Two drinks – half-liter Mexican bottle or fountain drink

REVEL

416 E. Ninth St.

What’s more romantic than enjoying a couple of glasses of Arizona wine and a small cheese and charcuterie board? Maybe take in an Improv show next door at Tucson Improv

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($25):

  • Two glasses of Arizona wine (white or red selections will vary) and a small cheese and charcuterie board

Sito’s Fresh Market

2545 E. Speedway Blvd.

Enjoy two combination plates, each with your choice of tacos, tamales, rice, and beans, plus two aguas frescas.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($30):

  • Two combination plates
  • Two medium Aguas Frescas

Note: Each combination plate includes an additional two tacos, Spanish rice, and beans or two tamales. Combination plates may be mixed and matched.

Tucson Tamale

7286 N. Oracle Rd.

Double date night deal!

The Sonoran Week Fiesta Box ($35):

  • Feed four people with this limited-time fiesta box of eight tamales, two sides, salsa, chips, cookies, and serving ware.

Urban Fresh

73 E. Pennington St.

Keep it fresh, Urban Fresh.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($25):

  • Choose two wraps
  • Two drinks
  • Two desserts

Zinburger

1865 E. River Rd. #101 • 6390 E. Grant Rd.

For all of the burger lovers out there, this is one of the niftiest deals between two buns.

This is just a quick list of some of the best deals happening during Sonoran Restaurant Week. But remember — ALL of the menus offered for Sonoran Restaurant Week are a deal. It was a requirement to participate! So — take advantage! Use this week to explore all that Tucson’s incredible restaurant scene has to offer without breaking the bank. That’s what Restaurant Week is all about!

View the full Sonoran Restaurant Week lineup here.

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Addie Ibarra, native Tucsonan, is a fierce lover of adventure, travels, and food. Addie has her Masters in Legal Studies and hopes to one day apply that towards helping people (and animals) around the globe, while traveling and tasting along...

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