How could you leave out Casa Molina and Scordato's ?May have the spelling incorrect on the second one.
They need to expand. People moving to California or as far as Florida miss Eegees
7115 E 22nd St
Tucson, AZ 85710
This list needs updating!
I agree with wildcatforever: Corleone´s on Mabel Streat near the university is part of my good memories from the time we lived in tucson. The house had several cozzy rooms to choose, good pasta and pizzas.
I remember the Corleone italian restaurant, about 6 blocks from Gentle Ben, 1980.
BTO to close May 25th to become a burger place "Graze" sometime in August.
What about CHINESE FOOD!??
I really missed El Greco's. I ate at the one by the UofA as a kid and then in college. We had our wedding rehearsal at the Ft. Lowell location so I have many fond memories of the restaurant.
I like working here
That really sounds like a great idea. God forbid Monsanto should enter the picture.
With all the money coming in from the Casinos, why wouldn't anyone on the Tohono rez be able to eat right if they wanted to?
I know there isn't room to list all the old great places, but I remember going to Austin's near Broadway Village in the early '60's with my dad after UofA basketball games in the old Bear Down gym. Dad wouldn't let me try any of those other ice cream flavors, C,S & V were the only flavors of real ice cream to dad (and that was OK)
Best chocolate malts I ever had! Johnnies Fat Boy couldn't be beat! The free sopapillas for dessert at Panchos in the old Del Ray shopping center on 22nd st. were the best. I probably wouldn't care for them now but the simple hamburgers at Burger Chef on 22nd & Craycroft were a treat to a seventh grader (Mom would have killed me for riding my bike down there with my pals in 1965). The core of the building of El Molinito on 22nd is the old Burger Chef. Lotta memories, good one's of Tucson.
Brings to mind great times and all the great memories of growing up here in Tucson. The article and the comments are precious reminders of days gone by.
any chance we could get this list updated.. its over 8 years out of date at this point..
Araneta's Mexico Inn--I still consider it the best Mexican restaurant in Tucson. Their huevos rancheros and chimichangas were superb--and the salsa!!!
Thank you all. Tucson was a great place to eat as well as to grow up. Don't forget the Hula Hut on South Stone for very good stakes and funny drinks, and later the Panda Bar. MJL
Its now 2013 . . . I still remember all these places and miss them so much! Living in Scottsdale now since 1998! Much has changed here in Scottsdale too since the mid-90's. Crud! I miss my early 20's! Smuggler's Inn for disco dancing during the late 80's!!! / krk
My goodness, trip down memory lane.. raised in Tucson from 12 to 24, 1960 till 72.
Knew all these wonderful places, my favorite being Ye Olde Lantern with the appetizer tray, large red leather booths, fireplace and warm friendly staff.
My parents have long since passed but the first dinner we had when we visited Tucson before moving there on Xmas 59 was the Lantern. Lived near Coat of Arms and had rehearsal dinner at Cliff House, reception Coat of Arms. Great memories of so many others. Redwood Lodge, Vitos, Skyroom..Tucson has a proud heritiage of great eats. Thanks for the memories!!
Last Chance was dynamite. You could go in just before closing and get free slices and whole pizzas leftover from the evening. This was in the mid-70s as I recall. The beer was always frosty cold.
Cora's Cafe on the corner of Irvington and Old Nogales/6th - Right across from the Rodeo grounds.. Some of the best cheap breakfast I'd been raised on for special morning occasions. It was too tragic when it closed and re opened as some sort of mexican sea food place.
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