View as Map
The Dove Mountain Ritz (Photo courtesy of Discover Marana)

The Best Dove Mountain Restaurants

Updated March 5, 2024

Nestled in the scenic landscape of Marana, just outside Tucson, Dove Mountain is a culinary haven waiting to be explored. Whether you’re a local seeking new dining experiences or a visitor eager to taste the flavors of the Southwest, this guide will be your compass to the best restaurants Dove Mountain has to offer.

Learn how we create our guides here.

a picture of a hamburger
Bistro Mushroom Burger (Photo courtesy of Cayton's Restaurant)

Cayton’s Restaurant

This golf club restaurant offers stunning views of the Tortolita Mountains and the Jack Nicklaus Signature Golf Course. They serve American cuisine with a Southwestern flair, such as burgers, tacos, salads, sandwiches and more. We’re big fans of their Cayton’s burger and fish tacos — just make sure to make a reservation before you go.

a picture of a plate of food on a table
(Photo courtesy of Core at The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain)

CORE Kitchen & Wine Bar

CORE is a fine dining restaurant that offers seasonal and regional dishes with a contemporary flair. They serve fantastic food for every meal, and their wine and cocktail lists are both impressive. You can’t go wrong with one of their smoked salmon benedicts, roasted beet salad, or grilled lamb chops — just make sure to call ahead or use OpenTable to make a reservation!

(Photo Courtesy of Dove M Chinese Bistro)

Dove M Chinese Bistro

A local Chinese eatery with dishes from all over China. We’re talking dim sum, shrimp dumplings, kung pao beef, and much more. All the flavor, but made with local love!

a picture of a brewery
(Photo courtesy of Dove Mountain Brewing Company on Instagram)

Dove Mountain Brewing Company

If you’re a fan of craft brews made from local ingredients, make sure to add these guys to your list. Their IPA, Blonde Ale, and Porter are all super refreshing, and they’ve got all kinds of bites, big and small, to go with them. Think Shrimp Cocktails, Sliders, Ruebens, and more!

Sliders (Photo Courtesy of The Highlands Bar & Grille)

The Highlands Bar & Grille

Casual Americana and Mexican cuisine with a view! They have menus for all hours of the day, plus happy hour specials and even live music events. Don’t miss the huevos rancheros for breakfast, or their juicy ribeye steak for dinner!

Lobby Lounge (Photo Courtesy of Ignite Ritz-Carlton)

Ignite – The Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain

Ignite is a lounge and restaurant at the Ritz-Carlton that offers a cozy and elegant atmosphere with fire pits and live music. Their contemporary cuisine takes on a number of global influences — think sushi, flatbreads, sliders, salads, and more. Sophisticated and delicious, all!

a tray of food
(Photo courtesy of Nico's Taco Shop)

Nico’s Taco Shop on Thornydale

A new addition to the handful of locations across Tucson, Nico’s is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, serving not only tacos, but burritos, quesadillas, enchiladas, and more. Don’t forget to grab yourself a horchata or tamarindo while you’re there!

a picture of pasta
Fettucine Alfredo at Vero Amore (Photo credit: Jackie Tran)

Vero Amore – Dove Mountain

Arizona’s first VPN certified pizzeria, meaning they follow the strict guidelines of the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana for authentic Neapolitan pizza. Try their margherita pizza, lasagna, caprese salad, or tiramisu for a true taste of Italy.

View as List