Starr Pass Golf Suites, a Shell Vacations Club Resort: Dining Guide for the Tucson area
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Barbeque in the Sonoran Desert at Starr Pass Golf Suites

Starr Pass Golf Suites

3645 W. Starr Pass Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520)670-0500


Traditional Southwest Dining in Tucson
The Clubhouse at Starr Pass Golf Suites in Tucson is the ideal setting for a casual lunch, a sumptuous southwestern dinner, a private party or a large festive occasion. The Catalina Barbeque Company offers spectacular views and a menu to match, featuring all-American fare with a Southwestern touch, including pulled-pork, chicken, turkey, BBQ rib, soup and salads. Open for lunch and dinner, a perfect place to dine any time of the day. Inside, enjoy elegant dining in an inviting setting surrounded by lush, desert fairways and towering mountains. Or, relax on our expansive outdoor patio, perfect for Arizona's welcoming weather. Enjoy our pool table, shuffle board, and multiple flat screen TVs for entertainment.

The Starr Pass Golf Suites Resort is ideally situated near many fine dining options in Tucson. Here are just a few of your options:

El Charro
311 Court Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701

The original El Charro, founded in 1922, is the oldest Mexican restaurant in Tucson; the original owner, Monica Flin, is said to have invented the chimichanga. That heritage remains strong today, with a commitment to fresh, authentic Sonaran cuisine. Stop by the adjacent cantina, with its pleasant outdoor seating, and enjoy one of the finest margaritas in town. Then have classic meals such as carne asada or carne seca – beef marinated in lime and garlic. A small gift shop inside sells an assortment of interesting Southwestern gifts. Reservations suggested on weekends.

135 S. 6th Avenue
Tucson , Arizona 85701

Barrio is all about style and warm decor. From the minute you walk through the front door, you know Barrio is different, with our meticulous attention to detail, our friendly service and award winning menu, Barrio stands apart. Our private booths are perfect for that intimate dinner. Barrio is also able to accommodate your special party or large group.

Café Poca Cosa
110 E. Pennington
Tucson, AZ 85701

Model-turned-restaurateur Suzana Davila gives locals and visitors a taste of the complex flavors of southern Mexico at this funky and popular café. Susana Davila creates her own unique spin on Mexican cuisine, featuring techniques and ingredients borrowed from several regions. At this location, the menu changes daily depending on what is fresh at the market, but the specialties include fantastic chicken with spicy-rich mole sauce. If you can't decide, order the Plato Poca Cosa and the chef will choose one beef, one chicken and one vegetarian entree for you to sample, each one more delicious than the other.

Mosiac Café
2455 N Silverbell Rd
Tucson, AZ 85745

Oaxaca, Mexico, is not a region that is frequently represented in American restaurants, so it's a treat to have breakfast at Teresa's Mosaic Cafe. Specialties include Huevos en Salsa and Huevos Divorceados (that's eggs with two sauces, not divorced eggs), in addition to Sonoran and Mexican items. On the near West side, the cafe overlooks the city and the mountains.

Mi Nidito
1813 S 4th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85713

For authentic Mexican cuisine, Mi Nidito is a top choice. Locals and visitors line up to feast on Sonoran classics in a festive cantina environment. Start with simple but delicious cheese tostadas, and then move on to tostados, tamales, and the popular enchiladas rolled or flat, and stuffed with your choice of fillings. The brightly colored interior is casual and pleasant, but it's the food, not the decor, that has made this a local institution.

Pinnacle Peak
6541 E. Tanque Verde Rd #40
Tucson, AZ 85715

The number one rule for dining at Pinnacle Peak is "No Ties Allowed." Should you arrive sporting one, it will be promptly chopped off and added to the ever-growing collection hanging from the ceiling. Folks love the fun Old-West ambience here, and they love the food just as much. Most order mesquite-grilled steaks (this is the home of the Cowboy Steak, after all), but seafood is well-prepared, too. Dinners come with salad, beans and bread, but you can also order sides of corn-on-the-cob and mashed potatoes. Polish off your meal with a bowl of warm apple or cherry cobbler.

El Corral
2201 E. River Rd
Tucson, AZ 85718

A rustic, Western style steakhouse, El Corral has been serving up fantastic prime rib, steaks, ribs and tamale pie for over 60 years. Huge wood beams, flagstone floors and fireplaces create a casual and inviting atmosphere where folks enjoy a hearty meal and traditional Tucson hospitality. If you've managed to reserve a little room for dessert, the Adobe Mud Pie is an absolute winner.

Tohono Chul Tea Room
7366 N Paseo Del Norte
Tucson, AZ 85704

Tohono Chul Park's café is set amidst desert cactus gardens in a Spanish Colonial house ‐ an absolutely lovely and peaceful place to enjoy a meal or a snack. In the morning, opt for traditional pancakes or a Southwestern breakfast dish like huevos rancheros. Midday meals take a mostly Mexican/Southwestern approach with options such as tortilla soup, grilled raspberry-chipotle chicken and enchiladas, plus some fresh and tasty sandwiches and salads. A charming afternoon tea spread includes finger sandwiches, pastries and scones with jam and cream. If you're visiting the park, plan to do so around mealtime.

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