Tohono Chul Bistro restaurant review


VIA Julia Childs, SBINSIDER food critic| May, 13th, 2020

4.5  **** 1/2  STARS! Medium prices

When you want to enjoy that Tucson Desert influence for your next meal, be sure to take in the Tohono Chul Bistro. Open daily from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, you can enjoy breakfast, brunch, or lunch with flavors of the southwest. This is a great place to take out-of-town guests who want to enjoy an old-world Tucson eatery. For groups, reservations are recommended, but you might want reservations if you have a group or not, just to make sure you get a great spot at the bistro. Our group of eight had a private dining room, personal service, and a delightful day.

We started out with prickly-pear lemonade and Arnold Palmers. The more adventurous started with the prickly-pear margarita. Our desert experience was on its way.

One of the entrees we tried was the marinated shrimp taco with avocado crema, cabbage, and corn on tortillas. A generous portion of three shrimp tacos with a side order choice was filling for lunch and delicious. Not only was the food tasty, with just the right amount of spice, but the texture was enticing. Everything was fresh!

There were rave reviews of the quesadillas with either beef or chicken. They were some of the hardiest quesadillas ever seen with plenty of substance and delicious flavor.

After lunch you can take a short stroll through the garden and the gift shop. For an additional fee, you can tour the Tohono Chul gardens. The prices are reasonable, especially for seniors. Tohono Chul is from the Tohono O’odham language and means desert corner. These desert dwellers knew their environment well and cared for the desert plants, which are housed in the gardens.

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