La Indita's menu shows its Michoacan
Tarascan Indian heritage. Menu items like
the Tarascan tacos and Indian fry bread
make La Indita a continued favorite.
Those who eschew animal products in their diets should be grateful for this charming, fast-casual, all-vegan eatery. Scrambles, sandwiches and burgers for lunch and homestyle entrées for dinner dominate the menu. While some of the choices with faux meat are pretty good, the best options are the ones that skip the fake stuff. (2-2-06)
Time Market is four things in one. Its a top-notch deli; its a popular woodfire pizza joint; its a coffee bar; its a quirky market full of hard-to-find foods. With a friendly staff and reasonable prices, Time Market is a longtime Tucson favorite. We recommend the green gringo sandwich, mixing a green corn tamale with shredded chicken, cheddar, salsa and green olives on sourdough. Yum! (7-14-05)
Vivace NE 6440 N. Campbell Ave. 795-7221. AE, D, MC V. Full bar. Full Service. Taking decades of experience, family tradition and commitment to fine service, Vivace continues to be a great dining experience. Many of the pastas are made in house and work well with the assortment of delicious sauces offered. Meat course also please; the osso buco is a classic here. There will always be a fish offering and plenty of wines to pair with whatever you choose. Starters include savory stuffed mushrooms and a huge antipasto plate. Vivace is also known for sinful desserts. (11-20-14)
For a quick transport to North Africa, try Zemam's and savor the complex and spicy regional fare. Served with the traditional bread called injera, the food at Zemam's is a delightful excuse to eat with your hands, get sloppy and have good fun.
Jonesing for a burger? Want it hot and juicyand maybe a little kinky? Then hop on down to Lindys, where youll find the most creative burger menu in the city. There are house-specialty burgers like the AZ Hooligan, with six half-pound patties topped with lots of cheese and Lindys sauce. Those with normal appetites can enjoy juicy burgers with toppings ranging from the traditional to the offbeat (peanut butter, anyone?). Vegetarians can choose from two veggie patties that can be topped in any way. (4-17-08)
Gio Taco, one of the newest additions to downtown Tucson and the brainchild of the Metzger family (Jax Kitchen, The Abbey, Poppy Kitchen), is not your typical taco place. Think prime rib, bacon-wrapped albacore, pickled watermelon rind, crispy fried duck skin and more. Tacos are tasty, hot and served quickly and the cocktails are plentiful, cold and on tap. A large patio completes the indoor-outdoor concept space, and for the late-night munchies, Gio Taco has a walk-up to-go window that’s open until 2:30 a.m. (4-3-14)
Diablo Burger is local through and through. The owners of the original Diablo Burger in Flagstaff, AZ have opened up a second location in our ever-expanding downtown. The burgers are deliciously dense and juicy, as long as you abide by the strongly suggested house rules and order them medium rare. The ingredients are all locally sourced and tend toward the sustainable model, which makes the burger even more delicious. However, it all pales in comparison to the crispy perfection of the heavenly French fries.(8-8-13)
Proper has a great metro, hip, chic feel to it and a menu to match. Creative, upscale, comfort cuisine takes center stage, with items like pork belly sliders and shrimp and grits with pancetta and sage butter. The focus is on locally sourced, sustainable ingredients, which encompasses the excellent beer and wine selection as well. Service is friendly and prompt for the most part. (8-22-13)
Elliott’s on Congress features simple entrées—salads, sandwiches, burgers and the like—often with a tasty twist. The vodka infusions are fun; the service is good; the prices are reasonable. The TVs are tuned to live sports, and we urge you to consider finishing your meal with some chocolate-covered bacon. (9-6-12)