Holidays at Pinnacle Peak (Photo courtesy of Trail Dust Town)

Christmas Dining, To-Go Options & Specials in Tucson

December 12, 2023
By Addie Ibarra
By Addie Ibarra

If the cooler weather and twinkling lights around town are any indications, it’s time to start planning your Christmas Eve and Christmas Day feasts. Treat your ‘elf to a day free of cooking with these take-home and dine-in options. You’ll find the likes of hefty feasts, upscale dinners, brunch banquets, and classic cuisine.

Pay close attention to the dates because some of these dinners are happening before others. Also, we’ll be updating this list as we get closer to Christmas Day.

Casa Video & Film Bar

2905 E. Speedway Blvd.

On Monday, December 25, the classic video store and bar will be showing the movie “Die Hard” at 7 p.m. Stop by your favorite restaurant beforehand for takeout and enjoy it at Casa Video.

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The Coronet

198 W. Cushing St.

The downtown restaurant is open on both Christmas Eve and Christmas. Check out both of the menus online!

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El Conquistador

10000 N. Oracle Rd.

The resort is hosting two meals this holiday season! First, a Christmas brunch on Monday, December 25 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Seats are $89.50 for adults, $28 for kids (six to 12 years old), and free for those any younger.

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Savor the magic of Christmas Dinner in the enchanting ambiance of Epazote! Gather your loved ones for a festive feast on Monday, December 25. Seats are $62 per person. Check out the menu online.

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3719 E. Speedway Blvd.

Place your Christmas order by Tuesday, December 19 (by 8 p.m.) and they’ll have it ready and waiting for you with reheating instructions on Sunday, December 24. Call them at (520) 326-9363 to place your order. Check out the full menu online.

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Ghini’s French Caffe

1803 E. Prince Rd.

Ghini’s is offering a few holiday specials throughout December. Check ’em out before they’re gone!

  • Mexican Chocolate French Toast – buttered, drizzled with Mexican chocolate sauce, whipped cream, and Mexican cocoa
  • Mexican Hot Chocolate Latte – topped with whipped cream and Mexican cocoa powder
  • Chocolate Mint lattes and cappuccinos – scratchmade eggnog, made as latte, with rum, or virgin. Finished with whipped cream and one shake of nutmeg
  • Chicken Cranberry Croque – thinly sliced chicken in a creamy gruyere cheese sauce, studded with sundried cranberries, topped with a crispy parmesan crust, and cranberry glaze
  • Noel Burger – Bordeaux Gruyere burger Layered with fine herb aioli, balsamic cranberry glaze, and herb drizzle

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Govindas Natural Foods Buffet 

711 E. Blacklidge Dr.

Govinda’s is open on Monday, December 25 from noon – 5 p.m. and will be serving the following menu (keep scrolling).

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Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort

5491 N. Hacienda Del Sol Rd.

From 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on Sunday, December 24, they’ll have holiday favorites including turkey, prime rib, smoked salmon, and desserts. It’s $90 for adults, $50 for kids between the ages of six to 12 years old, and anyone younger is free. Call (520) 529-3500 for reservations.

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Hotel Congress/Cup Cafe

311 E. Congress St.

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400 N. Toole Ave.

Celebrate Christmas Eve at Maynard’s with its special prefixed menu! Make sure to snag your table before they’re all booked up and treat yourself to a festive feast.

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Pinnacle Peak

6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd.

Heads up! This dinner is happening earlier and Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus will be at the steakhouse. There was a dinner on December 10 but another is happening on Sunday, December 17. If you’d like to eat dinner with the dude in the red suit, call (520) 296-0911 to make a reservation.

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Pita Jungle

7090 N. Oracle Rd. # 128

Pita Jungle is giving the gift of sweetness this year with the return of their Baklawa Box! Perfect for your next holiday party, this classic Mediterranean dessert is made in-house with crunchy layers of phyllo dough topped with honey and pistachios. Starting at $16, the assorted Baklawa Box is available now online and at all Pita Jungle locations and is available through the holidays.

a box filled with different types of food on a table
(Photo courtesy of Pita Jungle)

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4340 N. Campbell Ave.

On Saturday, December 23, Reforma’s gift to you is a pre-party, Christmas Eve Eve-style! Dance the night away with DJ PhatSoul, spinning all of your favorite ’80s and ’90s hits 9 p.m. – 2 a.m. Email for all VIP bottle service reservations.

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Si Charro Restaurants

Multiple Locations

El Charro CafeCharro Steak & Del ReyCharro Vida, and The Monica are celebrating the 12 Days of Christmas with special meals from Wednesday, December 13 – Sunday, December 24.

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12 Days of Christmas (Photo courtesy of El Charro Cafe)

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True Food Kitchen

2905 E. Skyline Dr. #298

Throughout December, True Food Kitchen is offering a three-course holiday menu for two at $75, this includes a holiday tasting tower, two entrées, and desserts to share. For a more casual celebration, kick off the festivities with a holiday tasting tower for two, priced at $30. Looking for a complement to your meal, try their holiday cocktail-tasting flight at $15 per person.

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Westward Look Resort & Spa

245 E. Ina Rd.

The resort has multiple Christmas dinner seatings on Monday, December 25 at 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., noon, 1 p.m., and 2 p.m. Seats are $75 for adults, $27 for kids, and reservations are required by calling (520) 297-1151 extension 474.

Christmas Menu
Salads and Snacks
  • Shrimp cocktail
  • Fig and gorgonzola salad
  • Hazelnut and truffle soup
  • Cheese board
  • Rosemary and garlic-crusted beef ribeye
  • Baked ham (stationed)
  • Seared salmon (stationed)
  • White wine and thyme braised lamb and dumplings
  • Gruyere, garlic, and chive mashed potatoes
  • Sonoran wheatberry salad
  • Lemon and thyme roasted asparagus
  • Oven roasted Romanesco
  • Buche de Noel
  • Christmas cookies
  • Tiramisu
  • Peppermint cheesecake

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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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