10 Best Restaurants for Lunch in Tucson

10 Best Restaurants for Lunch in Tucson | Dove Mountain

Tucson is no stranger to cultural diversity—from architecture to art and the most delicious food you’ll find in the Southwest. No matter your craving, one of these top ten restaurants for lunch in Tucson is sure to appease your taste buds.

Harvest on River


Price: $$

Neighborhood: Catalina Foothills

Cuisine: New American

Address: 5605 E River Rd

The newest spot to hit the Tucson foodie scene, Harvest on River focuses on locally sourced ingredients, from-scratch cooking, and one heck of a happy hour (late night and all day Sunday). Though it’s only been open for a few months, the restaurant is already claiming fan favorites like the pulled pork and bread with cherry butter.


Zayna Mediterranean


Price: $$

Neighborhood: Peter Howell

Cuisine: Mediterranean, Middle Eastern

Address: 4122 E Speedway Blvd

Enjoy no-nonsense Mediterranean in this modest restaurant that boasts over 200 Yelp reviews and a solid 4-star rating. Zayna caters to both meat lovers and vegetarians with traditional dishes such as hummus, chicken shawarma, falafel, beef gyro salads and sandwiches. If you’re thirsty, try the Lebanese wine or Arabic coffee.


Agustin Kitchen


Price: $$

Neighborhood: Menlo Park

Cuisine: New American, French

Address: 100 S Avenida Del Convento Ste 150

Bloody Marys and Goat Cheese are the real winners of this West side gem, but don’t neglect the oyster bar or a plate of pasta from their seasonal menu. Agustin Kitchen is trendy, friendly, and perfect for date night.


Graze Premium Burgers


Price: $$

Neighborhood: Blenman-Elm

Cuisine: American

Address: 2721 E Speedway Blvd

For the health-conscious crowd that still craves a good burger every now and then, Graze is the place. Organic, non-GMO, grass-fed beef, and free-range chicken are just a few of the themes you’ll see on the menu. Don’t forget to add some twice-fried crispy fries.


The B-Line


Price: $$

Neighborhood: West University

Cuisine: American, Mexican

Address: 621 N 4th Ave

This locally-owned bistro was featured on The Food Network and has been a Tucson favorite since 2002. Crepe cakes, burritos, tacos, pastas, and homemade pies—The B-Line is ready to serve you for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. If their long list of accolades doesn’t impress you, the Mahi Mahi will.


Cafe A La Cart


Price: $$

Neighborhood: El Presidio

Cuisine: New American

Address: 150 N Main Ave

A downtown “country-style” café open only for breakfast and lunch on Mondays and Tuesdays. Yelpers rave about the French fries and chocolate bomb dessert. Stick around for Happy Hour and dinner Wednesday through Sunday.


Kimchi Time


Price: $$

Neighborhood: Broadmoor-Broadway Village

Cuisine: Korean

Address: 2900 E Broadway Blvd Ste 186

Kimchi Time is as authentic as you’ll get if you’re searching for affordable, delicious Korean food. It’s a great place to take a Kimchi first-timer—just be sure to stick with the house favorites like pork bulgogi or bibim bap served in a hot stone bowl.


China Szechwan


Price: $$

Neighborhood: Richland Heights West

Cuisine: Szechuan

Address: 1800 E Fort Lowell Rd

It might not look like much from the outside, but regulars can’t get enough of the crab puffs, twice cooked pork, and ginger chicken. Stop in for lunch or dinner and bring friends; sharing your dish is part of the experience.




Price: $$

Neighborhood: Catalina Foothills

Cuisine: New American

Address: 1865 E River Rd Ste 101

It might be a chain restaurant, but even the most critical food snobs won’t be able to resist the Samburger with zucchini fries and a glass of red. It is a wine bar after all. Enjoy Tucson’s beautiful weather and snag a seat on the cozy patio.


Yard House


Price: $$

Neighborhood: Park Place Mall

Cuisine: New American, Bar

Address: 5870 E Broadway Blvd Ste 440

Open until 1 a.m. on weekends, Yard House is perfect for late night eats and drinks; with so many of the latter you may have trouble deciding. With over 100 rotating taps, it’s the perfect spot to bring beer lovers and skeptics.

With ten restaurants from which to choose, try something new on your next date night or family outing in Tucson.



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