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Feb 15, 2011 08:44 AM

Recs for Tuscon???

I'm coming to Tuscon next week to visit some customers and see some golf. My customer, who happens to be a good friend, is letting me stay with him in Tuscon. I'd like to take he and his wife out to some nice dinners to repay them for their hospitality. Also, I'll have some free time to lunch by myself a couple of days. Any recs for the SC native would be appreciated.

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  1. Best Mexican food in the USA in Tucson, great steaks too!

      1. re: mrbigshotno.1

        Thanks, and I meant Tucson. We really can spell is SC. Look forward to some more authentic Mexican food like I had in Monterrey and Monclova.

        1. re: slotmansc

          Tucson Mexican is mostly Sonoran style, so not like what you had in Monterrey most likely. Cafe Poca Cosa is more unique to the chef, Susanna Davila, but you'll get some lovely moles and other things. La Parrilla Suiza is Mexico City-style.

          Cafe Poca Cosa
          110 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701

          La Parrilla Suiza
          5602 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712

        2. re: mrbigshotno.1

          That tucsonweekly list is very current, but I noticed that the red-starred restos are not my faves, so be sure to check older threads on this board. If you're going to the big golf tournament, the best resaurants up that way are Harvest, Jax Kitchen, McClintock's (I haven't tried any of the restos at the Ritz yet, but they should be fine). Have fun!

          Jax Kitchen
          7286 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

          3755 W. Conrad's Way, Tuscon, AZ 85742

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          1. We just got back from Tucson. Our best meals this year were at Maynard's, which is in the old train station downtown. For lunch, our favorite place is Little Cafe Poca Cosa, the tiny sister restaurant to the more famous Cafe Poca Cosa. Fabulous mole and barbacoa.

            Cafe Poca Cosa
            110 E Pennington St, Tucson, AZ 85701

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            1. re: Joan Kureczka

              I ended up staying with some friends who live in Sahuarita, so we only ate out a couple of times. Did go to the Match Play Championship on Wednesday. We had a hospitality tent next to the 12th green, so we ate there. Had a great time!

              I had my first Sonoran dog, along with a carne asada and red chile taco, at a little taco trailer in front of Green Valley Pecan on Sahuarita Road. What a revelation! It's called El Checo Mexican Food. Just a couple of tables thrown up in front of the trailer. People where lined up when we got there, and lined up when we left. If you haven't tried it, do so! 3 of us ate lunch for less than $14, and it was delicious.