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Tucson, AZ

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  • Korean Nopalitos (Cactus) Tacos
    crispy tacos, cactus, onion, cashew, turmeric sauce; menu changes daily (call for availability); looks good
  • Meet-Free Carne Asada Plate
    "carnitas"...jackfruit broken up, seasoned, cooked to look like pan-fried pulled pork (and it does!) w/ sides (Guy got eggplant chicharrons, soy/tofu chorizo); so good that Guy called his mom on the air; note: menu changes daily (call for availability); looks good!
5.0 out of 5
188 ratings
serving scratch-made local food...vegan, organic, gluten free; note: menu changes daily
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Chef Alisah's Restaurant: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Chef Alisah's Restaurant ($$)
(336 ratings)

5931 N Oracle Rd Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 887-5305
alisahrestaurant.com
  • Cevapi (Bosnian Style Sausages)
    homemade Bosnian ground beef sausages served w/ fresh onions, tzatziki & homemade fresh Bosnian bread; looks good
  • Gulas (Bosnian-Style Goulash)
    beef cut into squares, cooked in salt, pepper, red bell peppers, olive oil, parsley; served w/ homemade white butter rice, fresh homemade bread & cabbage salad; looks good
4.5 out of 5
336 ratings
serving authentic European & Bosnian cuisine
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Renee's Organic Oven: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Renee's Organic Oven ($$)
(476 ratings)

7065 E Tanque Verde Rd Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 886-0484
reneesorganicoven.com
  • Spinach Dip Calzone
    creamy spinach & artichoke dip w/ baked chicken & house roasted green chilies; looks good
  • The Tailored Tony
    house interpretation of the Sloppy Joe; San Rafael Local Organic Beef in marinara, roasted red peppers, basil & provolone served on house organic focaccia; looks good
4.5 out of 5
476 ratings
pizzeria serving a menu of locally-sourced & organic food in a casual environment
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Zemam's: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Zemam's ($$)
(281 ratings)

2731 E Broadway Blvd Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 323-9928
www.zemams.com
  • Doro Watt
    traditional chicken dish slowly cooked on the bone in a rich, spicy berbere sauce served w/ a hard-boiled egg; eat w/ Injera; looks good
  • Gomen Alicha
    carrots, cabbage & potatoes simmered in a mild turmeric-based sauce; eat w/ Injera (Ethiopian version of a tortilla); looks good
4.5 out of 5
281 ratings
since 1994; serving authentic Ethiopian cuisine
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BK Carne Asada & Hotdogs: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
BK Carne Asada & HotdogsSee BK Carne Asada & Hotdogs Video ($)
(189 ratings)

5118 S 12th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-0105
www.bktacos.com
As Seen On:
Food Wars, Episode: "Tucson: Sonoran Dog"
  • Sonoran Hot Dog
    bacon-wrapped hot dog, beans, mustard-infused grilled onions, fresh onions & tomatoes, mayo, mustard & jalapeno sauce served in local over-sized hot dog bun
4.0 out of 5
189 ratings
Food War: BK Carne Asada vs. El Guero Canelo...BK Carne Asada won (4-votes-to-1)
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El Guero Canelo: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El Guero CaneloSee El Guero Canelo Video ($)
(521 ratings)

5201 S 12th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85706
(520) 295-9005
elguerocanelo.com
  • Tex-Mex Hot dog
  • Sonoran Hot Dog
    bun from ingredients imported from Mexico; more traditional style; bacon-wrapped hot dog, topped pinto beans, onions, tomatoes, mustard, jalapeno sauce and mayo
4.0 out of 5
521 ratings
#70 (101 Tastiest Places to Chowdown); Food War: BK Carne Asada vs. El Guero Canelo... BK Carne Asada won (4-votes-to-1); started as a hot dog truck in 1993...now it's an establishment w/ multiple full-scale restaurants including a new opening in W. Phoenix
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  • Lomo Saltado
    tender strips of certified angus beef marinated in Peruvian spices sauteed w/ onions, tomatoes & parsley over a bed of potatoes fries
  • Seco de carne con Frejoles
    one of the star dishes; 8 oz.tender cuts certified angus beef braised in a cilantro & Peruvian sauce; served w/ canary beans & jasmine rice
4.0 out of 5
170 ratings
serving unique, authentic Peruvian
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Mi Nidito: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Mi Nidito ($$)
(573 ratings)

1813 S 4th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 622-5081
www.minidito.net
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Tucson"
  • President's Plate
    created for President Clinton when he stopped by; Bean Tostada, Birria (shredded beef) Taco, Chile Relleno, Chicken Enchilada and Beef Tamale
4.0 out of 5
573 ratings
opened in 1952; President Clinton ate here
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Rocco's Little Chicago: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Rocco's Little Chicago ($$)
(423 ratings)

2707 E Broadway Blvd Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 321-1860
www.roccoslittlechicago.c...
  • Chicken Wings
    award-winning; looks good
  • Kitchen Sink Pizza
    pizza w/ pepperoni, sausage, green pepper, mushrooms, onions; option of thin, deep dish, or stuffed; Guy got it deep dish; looks good
  • Spicy Hot Sticks
    bread sticks: award-winning sauce twirled in tender dough; served w/ ranch or blue cheese dressing
4.0 out of 5
423 ratings
since 1998; serving both thin and thick crust pizza & other Italian favorites
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El Charro Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
El Charro Cafe ($$)
(1054 ratings)

311 N Court Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-1922
www.elcharrocafe.com
  • Carne Seca Platter
    half-pound of carne seca (Sonoran desert sun-dried marinated lean Angus beef that is shredded & flash-grilled w/ green chile, tomato & onions; comes w/ guacamole, Pico de Charro, arroz & frijoles refritos or Charros, flour or corn tortillas; "A Taste Explosion"-Gourmet Magazine
  • Chimichanga
    Chimichanga was supposedly created here
3.5 out of 5
1054 ratings
est. 1922 (oldest Mexican restaurant in continuous operation by the same family in U.S.); birthplace of the Chimichanga; featured in Bon Appetit, Gourmet Magazine, USA Today, The NBC Today Show, Parade Magazine, the NY and LA Times
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Lindy's On 4th: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Lindy's On 4th ($$)
(483 ratings)

500 N 4th Ave Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 207-6970
www.lo4th.com
As Seen On:
Man v. Food, Episode: "Tucson"
  • OMG Challenge
    challenge: 12 burger patties, 12 cheeses, stacked 12-inches high; eat in 20 minutes and it's free; Adam won
3.5 out of 5
483 ratings
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Teresa's Mosaic Cafe: View details, maps, videos, recommended foods
Teresa's Mosaic Cafe ($$)
(326 ratings)

2455 N Silverbell Rd Map It!
Tucson, AZ 85745
(520) 624-4512
www.mosaiccafes.com
  • Huevos Rancheros
    spicy egg & re-fried bean tortilla dish topped w/ tomato salsa
3.0 out of 5
326 ratings
Throwdown: Bobby Flay won [recipe]; opened in 1984; signature decor is its mosaic tile tables
Tucson, AZ   (12 restaurants)