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May 8, 2013 06:14 AM

Restaurants near ritz dove mountain [Tucson]

We are staying at the Ritz for 5 nights. Not much around here. Any suggestions for fine dining not too far away for dinner and any great lunch places Mexican or southwest fare nearby. Thanks

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  1. What do you consider to be 'not too far away'? I have plenty of suggestions, but that depends on how far you're willing to drive.

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      1. re: seachief

        Ouch. That's going to be a bit difficult, to be honest. The really good Mexican places are going to be at least a 40-60 minute drive from Dove Mountain.

        And, looking at nicer options such as Jax Kitchen and The're still looking at a 40 minute drive.

        All of these estimates are without traffic, by the way. I had a roommate who used to regularly commute from Marana to her job in Tucson, and it would take her 45 minutes on a good day.

        Generally, folks who end up staying at Dove Mountain stay there because they want to really get away or they want to play golf. Most of us who live here don't live anywhere near Dove Mountain - it's not practical unless you work there.

        ALL OF THAT SAID, there is a Mariscos Chihuahua at 4185 W Ina Road, about 24 minutes without traffic. Excellent Mexican seafood, reasonable prices. The camarones in either the culichi or mojo de ajo sauce are excellent. Great ceviche, too.

    1. Here are lists of restaurants ranked by popularity in Marana and Oro Valley, places not too far from Dove Mountain:

      I've been to several in Oro Valley, of which, Harvest is by far the best. It is fine dining but extremely noisy, so you have to like that sort of place.

      Good luck, and I hope you enjoy your visit.