While Mexican food may always be the darling star of Tucson’s culinary scene, the city has embraced an increasingly diverse range of cuisines. Concepts that previously would have been considered too niche are now being embraced by the community.
Furthermore, the pandemic has provided restaurateurs with the perspective of a grab-and-go or patio-minded eating experience. With autumn now in effect, diners can worry less about scorching afternoons. Additionally, some of the city’s most successful restaurants opened secondary locations in the rapidly expanding northwest side.
From Sonoran-influenced Italian food to Nepalese-Thai, here are some of the exciting new restaurants in Tucson. For a more established list of dining options, visit Eater’s guide to essential Tucson restaurants.
Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; the latest data about the delta variant indicates that it may pose a low-to-moderate risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial transmission. The latest CDC guidance is here; find a COVID-19 vaccination site here.Read More