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NFT: Leaving for Tucson AZ Tomorrow

looie : 1/10/2018 4:26 pm
Just need to know 2 things: 1. best BBQ place in town; 2. best Mexican place in town (and I mean authentic Mexican -- no Chili's crap). Thanks.
We go once a week to Molinito's. There are umpteen great places  
carpoon : 1/10/2018 4:31 pm : link
in Tucson, so I rate them by how much I like their salsa. We really like Molinito's.
Go visit  
SHO'NUFF : 1/10/2018 4:42 pm : link
Tombstone and say hi to Doc Holiday for us.
Guadalajara Grill  
phil in arizona : 1/10/2018 4:48 pm : link
on Prince
Utilize  
jc in c-ville : 1/10/2018 5:01 pm : link
Trip Advisor...

10 best XXX restaurants in xxx, city.
I'm a fan of El Guero Canelo  
regulator : 1/10/2018 5:11 pm : link
a few locations in Tucson. Try the Sonoran Hot Dog.
El Guero Canelo (great call regulator)  
B in ALB : 1/10/2018 5:28 pm : link
is fucking awesome. Mouth watering right now. Sonoran hot dogs.
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El Barrio Grill  
Sec 103 : 1/10/2018 6:17 pm : link
Phoenix, unless you're going str8 to Tuscon
There's so many good Mexican restaurants, you really can't go wrong  
Giantology : 1/10/2018 6:50 pm : link
El Guero Canelo is great for Sonoran dogs- but you should get the full experience, too. Some of my personal favorites:

Rosa's on Fort Lowell
El Charro on Court Ave
La Parilla Suiza on Speedway

The best BBQ I ever had in Tucson was Mr K's BBQ on Park Ave. Brushfire BBQ is alright, too.
I've got a friend here who knows Tuscon  
Bill in UT : 1/10/2018 6:58 pm : link
pretty well. If I hear back from him, I'll let you know. I've used Tripadvisor a lot, and from my reading of it, I'd suggest Holy Smoke for bbq and Cafe Poca Cosa for Mexican.
El Charro  
Guyton/Jackson : 1/11/2018 8:46 am : link
When I was there, this place was an institution. Food unlike any Iíve had before or since. Their specialty is carne seca, which is this shredded dried beef - amazing and impossible to find elsewhere. Itís like my Mexican food Rosebud.

I can also strongly recommend El Charro  
regulator : 1/11/2018 8:59 am : link
Classic Tucson...
You are better off skipping the BBQ  
Giantology : 1/11/2018 9:34 am : link
And sticking to a strict Mexican Restaurant diet.
while you're there  
PaulBlakeTSU : 1/11/2018 9:37 am : link
go to Pizzeria Bianco in downtown Tucson. The original is in Phoenix, but it is FANTASTIC pizza.

I remember seeing PB pop up at the top on a lot of "best pizza" lists and thought it was crazy to see it so high given all my favorite spots in NYC (and one in New Haven).

So I knew I had to check it out when I had to go out to Tucson. It was worth the hype and was up there with a lot of the NY greats.
I'm leaving today to spend the weekend in Tempe  
Bill L : 1/11/2018 11:53 am : link
if anyone wants to expand the list. Watching Rock and Roll marathoners.
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