Le Rendez-Vous is one of Tucson’s most overlooked and underappreciated restaurants. For anyone who truly loves French cuisine, this is a must-visit. While a bit on the pricey side, Le Rendez-Vous has classic dishes like escargot, sweetbreads, duck pate, chateaubriand, filet au poivre vert and more. For a more casual experience and the same menu, the restaurant is now split in half, with a more modern, cozy bistro side. (3-14-13)
Fresh, flavorful dishes in a kitsch-free train atmosphere make this a leading downtown dining destination. There's also seating for deli food in the adjacent convenience market, but the main dining room and dignified bar are the real draws. (7-16-09)
Maya Quetzal has graced the sidewalk of Fourth Avenue for more than 20 years, and it’s Tucson’s only Guatemalan restaurant. Flavors are subtle but complex, and the slow-cooked, tender meats are delicious. The menu is inexpensive, with reasonable portion sizes and a ton of vegetarian options.(10-3-13)
This Windy City-style pizzeria has made a big splash in the Old Pueblo with its tasty
square-cut, thin-crust and oversized stuffed pizza. Mushroom mania (the Fungus Humongous) and hot-and-spicy chiles and sausage (the Great Chicago Fire) are just two of the specialty pizzas that await your pleasure, or you can mix and match ingredients to create something uniquely your own. Little touches like ripe, red, sliced roma tomatoes and a blend of four cheeses make Rocco's pizza a hit in any form.