fill
fill
fill
Team Al LaPeter and Sandy Kantor
Tucson - Oro Valley
fill
(520) 488-6088
AlLaPeter@
LongRealty.com
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
fill
Buying a Home
fill
myPropertyAlerts
fill
Mobile App
fill
Selling a Home
fill
Open House Search
fill
90 Years Strong
fill
Long Home Advantage
fill
fill
fill
fill fill
HOUSE NUMBER
fill fill
fill fill fill fill
fill
and/or
fill fill fill
fill
STREET NAME
fill fill fill
fill fill fill
fill
CITY
fill fill fill
fill fill fill
fill
MLS NUMBER
fill fill fill
fill
You can enter multiple MLS Numbers separated by a comma.
fill fill
fill fill fill
fill
fill
fill

Dining Out In Tucson 

 

Some of these spots are well-known and on the usual visitor’s itinerary. There are also some local gems that we enjoy and that the typical visitor is not likely to find on tripadvisor.com or in Frommer’s. Hope you enjoy some great meals and a toast to your new home!

 

          Special Occasion And Romantic Dinners

 

Arizona Inn Dining Room-Modern elegant dining in an historic setting 

Core Kitchen—fine dining at the Dove Mountain Ritz Carlton; start with a drink at Ignite for a romantic evening

Five Palms Steak and Seafood—The “new kid on the block”, very upscale steak and seafood accompanied by a serenade. 

 Fleming’s - Old-fashioned steakhouse in a sophisticated setting

 The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol - Delightful setting, Sonoran-influenced menu, excellent wine list, classical guitar in the evening

 McMahon’s Prime Steakhouse

 Vivace -Upscale Italian, long-time Tucson favorite for a special meal, in a new                   setting near La Encantada Mall 

 

 

                  

          Casual Easy Drop-Ins

                  

47 Scott--modern versions of “comfort food” 

                  Acacia-- Casual, upscale contemporary meals    

 Armitage Wine Lounge and Cafe -- Light   supper/munchies/wine at La Encantada Shopping Center 

 Amarsi Ristorante--homemade style Italian, good pizza, family-run and seems like it’s been there forever-Great neighborhood choice in Oro Valley

 Augustin Kitchen—a new farm-to-kitchen downtown Tucson restaurant that’s getting great reviews

 

 Beyond Bread-Breakfast & lunch; fresh bread and treats; several locations

                   Blue Fin Seafood Bistro and Oyster Bar – The name says it all!
                         

Bodega Kitchen and Wine—a new one on the Tucson scene that’s getting         great reviews, we have not gotten there yet but the menu and concept sound         great. They are also serving a late night menu for the night owls.

 

 Café 54-lunch only, fresh and innovative 

 Café A La C’art –artistic cuisine in the Tucson Art Museum

 Café Poca Cosa—a new lively and tasty spot in downtown Tucson, serving creative Mexican cuisine in a bistro setting, with menus changing daily and always fresh

Contigo Cocino Latino-cozy space with tasty tapas, Latin American specialties and whole roasted pig (order 3 days in advance!)

 Cup Café at the Hotel Congress—Eclectic American fare, a great bar scene and a very tempting bakery with old-fashioned cakes and pies

 Downtown Kitchen + Cocktails—Eclectic global fare and creative cocktails 

Fleming’s Happy Hour--great burger and other light meals at really good prices 

 Harvest—Locally owned, offering fresh seasonal local meals and house-baked gluten free breads, good choice in Oro Valley for a casual dinner

 Keg Steakhouse and Bar—good steaks and a lively bar scene, in the Oro Valley Marketplace 

 Maynard’s Market and Kitchen—French inspired American and seasonal dining, deli and bakery

 Neo of Malaca--off the beaten path, contemporary Malaysian food and sushi

 Nino’s Bar and Grill--upstairs at Five Palms and great for a light bite or Happy Hour 

 North Italia--relaxed and tasty Italian, great thin-crust pizzas 

 Old Pueblo Grill – Smoked chicken enchiladas and hatch green chile meatloaf are enough to get our attention, and live jazz in the lovely grounds of the historic Las Torres are a bonus. 

 Pastiche —a great standby with lots of small plate choices for those who prefer smaller portions 

 The Rumrunner/The Dish—Wine shop and cozy bistro featuring innovative small and large plates

 Kingfisher Bar and Grill- Fish, seafood and oysters, and a great selection of martinis and other interesting adult beverages

Wild Garlic Grill- Not all garlic, but all tasty and creative

                  Wildflower –Contemporary American, relaxed and a locals’ favorite gathering                           place; where the ladies who lunch do lunch

 

 

          Great Burgers

 

In-N-Out Burger—OK, it’s a chain, but Al’s favorite burger in the world, so it has to be included at the top of the list!

Several locations in Tucson. 

 Lindy’s on 4thTucson Weekly’s 2013 Winner for Best Burger, this place elevates the burger to an art form.

ZinburgerTucson Weekly’s winner for 4 years before being dislodged by Lindy’s, and a long-time favorite for great burgers; several locations

 Fuddrucker’s—a longtime popular place near the U of A campus, 1/3 pounders and up, and the only free-range buffalo, elk and wild boar burgers in town.

 

 

 

         

          South-of-the Border

 

Blanco Taco and Tequila—in La Encantada Mall, a popular spot for good reasons: Interesting takes on Mexican style dining and fabulous margaritas, on a mister-cooled terrace overlooking Tucson.

 

 

Café Poca Cosa—a new lively and tasty spot in downtown Tucson, serving creative Mexican cuisine in a bistro setting, with menus changing daily and always fresh  

El Charro-local family-owned chain with several locations and consistently GOOD Mexican food; ask us about the Long 10% discount. 

 Macayo’s—traditional Mexican food, at great prices,  generous portions, great margaritas, lively bar scene and two locations in Tucson, others throughout AZ.

 Mi Tierra—good, traditional Mexican in a little join that’s been there forever, up north of Oro Valley in Catalina. Great Huevos Rancheros, not often found on Tucson menus. Not fancy, just down-home and good. 

La Fuente—long-time favorite for traditional Mexican food in a lively and colorful setting, live Mariachi band adds to the fun atmosphere….and, seniors and military, ask for your 15% discount!   

 

Rubio’s—can you believe it, HEALTHY Mexican food? A focus on grilled fish and sustainability, also chicken and steak, all served Baja-style on fresh tortillas--- and fairly close to the Long Realty office on North Oracle.

                    

          Italian

 

Amarsi Ristorante--homemade style Italian, good pizza and veal dishes, family-run and seems like it’s been there forever-Great neighborhood choice in Oro Valley

Tavolino—Buon giorno! Upscale chic Italian in Northwest Tucson, homemade pasta reminds us of dinner in Florence, great wood-fired pizzas

Tratoria Pina—Family-owned little treasure in the Catalina Foothills, enjoyable relaxed and romantic setting, and fabulous homemade desserts from family recipes 

Vivace -Upscale Italian, long-time Tucson favorite for a special meal, in a new setting near La Encantada Mall 

 

 

Yummy Treats

 

Beyond Bread-Breakfast & lunch; fresh bread and treats; several locations

Frost Gelato—Fabulous gelato that’s also (relatively) healthy? Yes, in every imaginable flavor! Three Tucson locations and the perfect summer night treat.

 Blue Banana— Yummy gelato and serve-yourself frozen yogurt with all possible toppings, in the Oro Valley Marketplace next to the movie theatres.

Village Bakehouse—At the south end of Oro Valley,  serving breakfast and homemade muffins, Danish and croissants in all the right flavors

 

          Brunch Spots

                  

Acacia—serving a beautiful and sophisticated brunch menu on Sundays from 11AM-2PM

Armitage Wine Bar—serves a great brunch with amazing Eggs Armitage Benedict, Huevos Rancheros, Breakfast Panini—come hungry!

Augustine Kitchen-serving a sophisticated brunch and homemade doughnuts with jam coulis, Sat &Sun

Beyond Bread—Only until 11AM on weekends, but really good Challah french toast, omelettes and pastries

Café A la C’art-At the Tucson Museum of Art, serving a hearty breakfast starting at 8AM for the early risers, every day except Mondays

Cup Café at Hotel Congress—downtown and one of the best breakfasts in town; expect a wait on weekends (no rezzies taken for breakfast) 

Ghini’s Cafe—Try the Eggs Provencal, café au lait with croissants or tartines and house-made jam and much more, served weekdays from 6:30AM-noon and all day weekends. 

Maynard’s Kitchen—a fabulously sophisticated brunch menu is served on Sundays, and breakfast (with such tasties as a housemade cheddar biscuit sandwich) is served at the counter daily starting at 8AM. 

 The Good Egg—a locally owned group of restaurants serving really fresh and generous meals, breakfast all day and lunch. Great eggs and omelettes, heart-healthy options, pancakes including Bananas Presley and Pineapple Upside Down, need I say more? 

The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol—serves a brunch on Sundays 9:30-2PM that has won the Gold Culinary Award

47 Scott- amazing brunch cocktails and interesting egg “hashes”, among other offerings, Sat & Sun 10Am-4PM

 

 


 
 
test