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Best Boozy Spots During Sonoran Restaurant Week 2023

September 14, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

One of the most beautiful things about Sonoran Restaurant Week is the ability to enjoy a thoughtfully curated prix-fixe menu for a fraction of the cost. As part of the prix fixe menu, some restaurants will throw in a dessert or even a drink. For those of you like me, who’d prefer to spend the calories on a beverage rather than a dessert, this is for you.

Here are 11 restaurants in Tucson that are offering special prix fixe menus with libations included.

Also, here’s a full list of every participating business this Sonoran Restaurant Week.

Bacio Italiano

943 E. University Blvd.

Bacio is letting you pair your three-course prix fixe meal with a delightful craft cocktail or dessert. This list is dedicated to cocktails, so you already know what we’d choose. Spritz, anyone?

Thoughtfully curated Bacio menu at Sonoran restaurant week

Charred Pie

12125 N. Oracle Rd. #105

At Charred Pie, you can get a delicious pizza with a glass of wine or beer, plus dessert for just $25.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu for Two ($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


2960 N. Campbell Ave.

At Doughbird, you can finish or start your meal with a featured red or white wine, sangria, or drought beer.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($45):

Menu for Sonoran Restaurant Week 2023

Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria

3011 E. Speedway Blvd.

Fresco Pizzeria & Pastaria is offering a classic Italian meal with chicken Marsala or chicken piccata, plus dessert and a glass of wine or beer for $35.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($35):

  • Caesar Salad
  • Choose: Chicken Marsala with Fettuccini Alfredo or Chicken Piccata with Linguini
  • Choose: Tiramisu or New York Style Cheesecake
  • Choose: Glass of Wine or Craft Beer

Gentle Ben’s Brewing

865 E. University Blvd.

It’s not brunch without a bevy of bevvies. How about a Watermelon Sugar cocktail, a water, maybe a coffee, and some avocado toast? Gentle Ben’s has you covered.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($35):

Ben’s Brunch Menu: $18 (only available Saturday and Sundays from 9 a.m. – noon)
Ben’s Lunch Menu: $35 available every day

Thoughtfully curated Gentle Ben's menu at Sonoran restaurant week

Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.

Ghini’s French Caffe starts you off with soup or salad, then you can choose from eggs Provençal, mussels, pasta, or tofu scramble. Finish with a glass of wine or coffee for only $35!

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu for Two ($35):

  • 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.  

Kon Tiki Restaurant & Lounge

4625 E. Broadway Blvd.

Arguably one of the best and booziest deals of Sonoran Restaurant Week. For an extra $10, you can add three cocktails to your dining experience. Add on a Kon Tiki special, a Blue Hawaii, and a Cali Coffee for a total of $45. You can’t make these deals up.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($35 or 45):

Thoughtfully curated Kon Tiki menu at Sonoran restaurant week

Mojo Cuban Kitchen & Rum Bar

1929 E. Grant Rd.

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

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu for Two ($35):

Thoughtfully curated prix-fixe menu at Sonoran restaurant week


2500 E. Grant Rd.

A three-course meal with three wine pairings. Get in the car, we’re going to Postino.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($35 with wine pairings):

Thoughtfully curated Postino menu at Sonoran restaurant week


416 E. Ninth St.

Talk about a classic date night. Enjoy a couple of glasses of Arizona wine and a small cheese and charcuterie board.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu for Two ($25):

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

The Pool Bar at the Tuxon

960 S. Freeway

The Pool Bar at The Tuxon is serving up a taste of Tucson with a Sonoran cheese crisp, Sonoran-style enchiladas, barrio beans, and a mezcal mule for only $25. Check it out:

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($25):

Appetizer: Sonoran Cheese Crisp

Entrée: Sonoran Style (Flat) Enchiladas glazed in a red chili sauce with cotija cheese and nopalito (prickly pear) garnish with a side of barrio beans.

Drink: Mezcal Mule with Tajin Rim (Virgin option available)

Zona 78

7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Zona 78 is starting you off with a glass of sparkling rosé, then you can choose from bruschetta, brussels sprouts, burrata, pasta, or dessert for $45.

Sonoran Restaurant Week Menu ($45):

Glass of Sparkling Rosé

Aperitivo (choose one):

  • fresh mozzarella & tomato bruschetta
  • Brussels & bacon
  • baked heirloom tomato & burrata

Primi (choose one):

  • chicken parmigiana
  • eggplant parmigiana
  • mediterranean gemelli
  • mussels, sausage & spaghetti
  • rigatoni bolognese
  • shrimp alfredo
  • spaghetti & meatballs

Dolce (choose one):

  • warm fudge brownie
  • cannoli
  • affogato

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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