Tucson is known for its diverse food and is the first North American UNESCO City of Gastronomy. The city’s restaurants are distinguished by the use of cultural heritage, creativity and sustainability. Sonoran Restaurant Week features over 50 of Tucson’s best local restaurants.
The restaurants have created special menus with multiple courses set at a fixed price of $25 or $35. Five of the closest restaurants to the University of Arizona campus are opening their doors for a new food experience for many to enjoy.
The Dutch Eatery & Refuge is a campus favorite located right next to the UA campus on University Boulevard and Park Avenue. The restaurant takes influences from Holland and breakfast classics to provide its guests with an appetizing brunch experience. The two-course menu set at $25 includes items such as Elote Avocado Toast, Bread Pudding and drinks such as Desert Sunrise Mimosas.
Boca Tacos Y Tequila is a popular spot on Fourth Avenue surrounded by alluring shops and bars. Known for its salsas, Boca explores the creativity of tacos. The three-course menu set at $35 includes Coliflor Ahumado (cauliflower steak), Machaca de Camaron (shrimp machaca and corn quesadillas) and Choco Flan.
3.) The Little One
The Little One is a Mexican breakfast and lunch establishment. In addition to food, the restaurant prides itself on efforts of philanthropy directly impacting downtown Tucson and Sonora, Mexico. The multi-course menu for two people is priced at $35 and includes chips and salsa, fresh juices, surprise “Platos” (chef’s choice of three entrée items) and a variety of Mexican pastries.
4.) Borderlands Brewing Company with Pinches Tacos
Borderlands Brewing Company is a brewery that embodies Tucson’s culture with its art exhibits and live music. The restaurant provides a trendy atmosphere with many staff members from the UA. This year, Borderlands Brewing Company partnered with the Pinches Tacos. The two course menu is set at $25 and includes Sonoran tacos and beer, and Coyotas (a type of stuffed cookie) and more beer.
Flora’s Market Run is a market, café and restaurant all in one spot. The market is a part of Ares Collective, established by Nathan Ares, which includes Prep & Pastry, Commoner & Co, August Rhodes and Flora’s Market. Both Prep & Pastry and Commoner & Co are a part of Sonoran Restaurant Week and popular UA student spots. The market’s restaurant has a three-course menu for two people priced at $25. The courses consist of a Family Style Market Salad, wood-fired pizza and Sonoran Mousse Tart.
For more information on Sonoran Restaurant Week check out its website.
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