With Tucson just over an hour away from Nogales, Mexico, Sonoran style cuisine shines. Don’t get caught up exclusively with the mesquite smoke and paper-thin flour tortillas, however. With a recent UNESCO designation as a Creative City of Gastronomy, Tucson stand out on the map with a deep agricultural history, and now, a wide range of culinary perks. Even humble taquerias and pizzerias will feature locally grown produce down to the I’itoi onions and heritage White Sonora wheat, and Green Valley pecan wood.
Although several treasured restaurants closed with the arrival of the pandemic, many are back to thriving with dine-in services returning, continuing the city’s prior momentum in the culinary scene. Below find 17 absolutely essential spots to check out in Tucson.Read More