One of Tucson's more famous restaurants, El Guero Canelo started as one small cart and has expanded to two locations, with a third to come on the eastside. Featured on television's Man vs. Food, El Guero Canelo is best known for their Sonoran hot dogs, although the carne asada is also a highlight.
Also at 7080 E. 22nd St. (867-6050). Walking into this little midtown joint, the smoky, sweet smell of barbecued meat will hit you, and youll think: Theres no way BrushFires meats can taste as good as they smell. Well, they can, and do. The brisket is a revelation, and the rib meat is literally falling off of the bones. Finish off the meal with the baked beans and some corn on the cob, and youll be fat and happy. (11-29-07)
Another of the perennial Tucson favorites,
with consistently good food and service
generally worth the waitparticularly if
youre looking for a great chile relleño.
This tiki lounge has been around since 1963, largely due to the famous cold, fruity and lethal drinks. Appetizers are a consistent hit, while lunch and dinner entrées are hit or miss. Don’t miss out on the happy-hour appetizer and drink specials. (7-2-09)
Also at 6260 E. Speedway Blvd.
(747-7477) and 421 W. Ina Road (461-1111). Voted best bread in Tucson
ever since it opened, Beyond Bread
specializes in reviving the art of artisan
bread, with its small batches and
hand-formed loaves. Monstrous
sandwiches, excellent pastries and swift
service have earned this venue its status
as one of the best places in Tucson to
grab a quick bite to eat. (2-5-01)