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TUCSON 4 DAY TRIP---BEST SONORAN & BEST BARS

bataille2 Mar 25, 2013 06:52 PM

my wife will be spending 4 days driving around the tucson area(she's a desert nut). she'd like legit regional food: sonoran hot dogs, green corn tamales, carne seca,, etc. she also likes a good cocktail & would love to know some of the better cocktail lounges in the area. she also likes mexican & tex-mex.

thanks. dj

  1. missvenuz Mar 27, 2013 03:59 PM

    A few places that I like for drinks are the following:

    Kon Tiki. (http://www.kontikitucson.com/) Virtually unchanged since 1963, an old school true Polynesian bar with strong inexpensive drinks to match. Friday and Saturday are busy days. $4 appetizers and a free buffet during happy hour.

    The Shelter. (http://thesheltercocktaillounge.com/) Also straight out of the 60's with plenty of JFK memorabilia, unique cocktails and a fun atmosphere.

    I'm also partial to the cocktails at Lodge on the Desert, a little pricey but Chef Ryan Clark has won the World Margarita Championship before.

    This is a city that loves it's dive bars, so don't expect a super fancy atmosphere. Enjoy your trip!

    1. mrbigshotno.1 Mar 27, 2013 12:53 PM

      Here's BK's website.

      http://bktacos.com/

      1. mrbigshotno.1 Mar 26, 2013 06:09 AM

        Best dogs are at BK's on first ave, best GC tamales are at Leruas on Broadway near Campbell. Get the combo plate #9 at El Molinito for the Carne Seca. You won't find much TexMex in Tucson (which you shouldn't). Leruas makes the best chimis in town also.

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          bataille2 Mar 26, 2013 07:23 PM

          thanks.

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