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Chewish Tucson: Mothers Day – part 2

Tucson restaurants go all out for Mother’s Day. Be sure to make a reservation. For those of us whose moms have passed away, Mother’s Day is always bittersweet.

Acacia at St. Philip’s
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 232-0101
Acacia will serve a Mother’s Day Champagne brunch buffet. Brunch will be served from 10 am-2 pm and will feature a wide variety of salads, fruits de mer (seafood), crepes and an omelet bar, as well as entrees including Apricot Honey Baked Ham, Santa Maria Steak, Salmon Coulibiac, etc. Priced at $48 for adults and $24 for children ages 5-12 (prices do not include tax and gratuity). The regular dinner menu will be offered for dinner service. Reservations are recommended.

135 S. 6th Street
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 629-0191
In addition to the regular menu, Barrio will offer a four course prix fixe menu for $39 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Each course will feature 3 selections to choose from with the dessert course being chef’s choice.  Reservations are recommended.
Blue Willow
2616 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 327-7577
In addition to the regular menu, Blue Willow will offer a special Mother’s Day meal for $13.95 that includes a choice of Quiche Lorraine (Bacon, Swiss, and Scallions) or Tuscan Quiche (Roasted Red Peppers, Feta, and Spinach) with Roasted Red Potatoes and Fresh Fruit and Peach Cobbler for dessert as well as a mimosa or orange juice.

Bluefin Seafood Bistro
7053 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 531-8500
On Mother’s Day, Bluefin will offer some special dishes for Mother’s Day during their wonderful Sunday Brunch from 11am to 3pm.  Dinner service will feature some special holiday dishes in addition to the regular menu.  Reservations are recommended.
Café 54 (Garden Café at Tucson Botanical Gardens)
2150 N.  Alvernon Way
(520) 326-9686
Café 54 will feature Mother’s Day Brunch at the Garden Café – their Tucson Botanical Garden location.  Brunch will feature a selection of entrees including Egg Strata, Cheese Blintzes, etc. and a selection of side dishes and desserts. Brunch will be served from 10 am to 1:30 pm. Adults – $19.95 and Children – $9.95 (Price does not include admission to the Gardens). For more information please call the Garden Café at 326-9686 Ext 41.
Chad’s Steakhouse & Saloon
3001 N. Swan
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 881-1802
In addition to the regular menu, Chad’s will feature a special dinner for $19.95 (not including tax and gratuity) that includes salad, a New York Strip Steak dinner, three jumbo Guaymas shrimp, beans, and Chad’s famous cheesy bread with a scoop of ice cream for dessert.  Reservations are recommended.
Cup Café
311 E. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-8848
Cup Café will serve a three course prix fixe meal with choices for $20 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Cup Cafe will also be serving a kids menu for $8 (not including tax and gratuity). Prix Fixe menu will be served from 8 am-3 pm, regular dinner service will resume from 5 pm-10 pm.      

Dakota Café
6541 E. Tanque Verde
Tucson, AZ 85728
(520) 298-7188
Dakota Café will serve their regular lunch menu with some additional Mother’s Day specials including Newburg Crepes with Lobster, crab, shrimp, Red Bell Pepper, Garlic, cream cheese; and Shrimp Salad –  with Grilled Shrimp, Feta Cheese, Mandarin Oranges, Dates, Toasted Almonds, and Heirloom tomatoes. Serving from 11 a m – 4 p m; closed for dinner. Reservations recommended.

Dove Mountain Grill
12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd, Suite 194
(520) 579-8999
Marana, AZ 85658
Dove Mountain Grill will offer a Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am – 2 pm featuring a wide array of  a la carte brunch items. For dinner, in addition to the regular menu they will offer a Prime Rib special – Choose either a house salad or Caesar salad followed by an 8 oz. prime rib with baked potato and vegetable for $18. Dinner served from 5 pm-9 pm. Reservations are recommended. 
Eclectic Pizza
7053 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
(520) 886-0484
Tucson, AZ 85715
Eclectic Pizza will offer half price bottles of wine on Mother’s Day with the purchase of one of their pizzas, salads or other entrees.  Open 11 am to 9 pm.  Gluten-free pizzas are also available.

El Charro
311 N. Court Ave.
(520) 622-1922
Multiple locations
On Mother’s Day, when an entrée is purchased, moms will receive one complimentary entrée (of equal or lesser value).  A new Sunday Brunch menu is also available.  Reservations are recommended.  Call for details about locations.

El Parador
2744 E Broadway Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 881-2744
El Parador’s Mother’s Day brunch will feature over 80 items and will be served from 9:30 am-2:00 pm. The cost is $22.95 for adults and $11.95 for children ages 5-10 (prices do not include tax and gratuity).  Reservations are suggested.

Elle, a wine country restaurant
3048 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-0500
Elle will serve Mother’s Day Brunch from 10 am-2:30 pm, featuring a delicious variety of dishes. The cost is $36 for adults, $29 for seniors and $12 for children 10 and under and includes coffee or tea, and one glass of sparkling wine, mimosa or Bloody Mary. Prices do not include tax and gratuity. Reservations are recommended.

Ghini’s French Caffé
1803 E. Prince Rd.
Ghini’s French Caffe is celebrating Mother’s Day by offering a free mimosa with the purchase of an entrée to all moms. Ghini’s will be open from 8 am-2 pm on Mother’s Day.
Hifalutin, Rapid fire Western Grill
6780 N. Oracle Rd
(520) 297-0578
Hifalutin will serve their regular menu along with a special Mother’s Day dish: Cashew-crusted halibut with a white wine beurre blanc, served with mushroom and parmesan risotto for $21.95 (not including tax and gratuity). Hours are 11 am – 9 pm. Reservations are recommended. 

Jax Kitchen
7286 N. Oracle
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 219-1235
In addition to their regular dinner menu, Jax Kitchen is offering “The best Deal in Town” for Mother’s Day, a three-course Prime Rib Dinner for $29 per person (not including tax and gratuity). In addition, Sunday night at Jax is half price on all bottles of wine night. Dinner service starts at 4 pm. Reservations highly recommended.
Jonathan’s Cork
6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 296-1631
For Mother’s Day Jonathan’s Cork is offering some fabulous specials in addition to their regular menu items including Sea Bass Oscar-style with fresh asparagus, crab meat and hollandaise sauce ($26.95); Surf and Turf – a 6 oz filet and 5-6 oz cold Australian lobster tail ($35.95); Macadamia nut crusted chicken breasts served with lemon butter sauce ($16.95). In addition every Mom will receive a complimentary glass of Rose Champagne. Reservations are recommended.
Kingfisher, An American Grill                   
2564 E. Grant Rd.                
(520) 323-7739                                              
Tucson, AZ 85716
On Mother’s Day, Kingfisher will offer some special dishes for Mother’s Day on their wonderful Sunday Brunch from 11 am to 3 pm.  Dinner service will feature some special holiday dishes in addition to the regular menu.  Reservations are recommended.

Lodge on the Desert
306 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 325-3366
Lodge on the Desert will be serving a four course prix fixe brunch with options for each course from 11 am-3 pm. Cost is $45.00 per person (does not include tax and gratuity); $34.00 for children 14 and under and children under 4 are free. Reservations recommended.

Maynards Market & Kitchen
400 N. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 545-0577
Maynards Market & Kitchen will offer a fabulous Mother’s Day Brunch Buffet featuring “Eggs ala Maynards” – Poached egg, Prosciutto di Parma, crispy pork belly and Neuske’s bacon on an English muffin, topped with hollandaise; Roasted Portobello Mushroom and Spinach Benedict; French Toast stuffed with Strawberry Crème Anglaise ; Quiche Lorraine and much more. Adults – $25.00, children ages 6-12 – $8 and 6 and under eat free (does not include tax and gratuity). For the omelet bar add an additional $5. Reservations are recommended.

5900 N. Oracle
Tucson, AZ 85704
Miguel’s at La Posada will offer a four course Prix Fixe dinner with options for each course. The cost is $35 per person (not including tax and gratuity). Dinner service is from 5 pm-10 pm. Reservations are suggested. 

Neo of Malaka
1765 E. River Road
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 299-7815
Neo of Malaka will  feature 3 different prix fixe menus priced at $17.95, $29.95 and $35.95 (not including tax and gratuity) in addition to the regular menu. Each will include four delicious courses with specialties such as Vegetable Dumplings, Poached Chilean Seabass, Grilled Rack of Lamb, Garlic Japanese Eggplant and Tofu and more. Serving from 11am  to 9:30pm.  Reservations are suggested.
Pastiche Modern Eatery
3025 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-3333
In addition to their regular menu Pastiche will offer Mother’s Day specials. Specials range from $12-$24 and include such delights as Smoked Salmon Quiche with Asiago and Swiss cheese, fresh spinach, and crème fraîche; Traditional Eggs Benedict with Canadian bacon, poached eggs, toasted English muffins, hollandaise sauce, and breakfast potatoes (served until 4pm) Prosciutto Wrapped Red Bird® Chicken Breast and more. Serving from 11 am – 8 pm, reservations are recommended.
Rio Café
2526 E. Grant Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 323-5003
Rio Café is offering two Mother’s Day Specials throughout the day. They will serve a Mother’s day brunch from 10 am-1 pm which includes a free mimosa or glass of champagne for Mom, and an early Mother’s Day dinner with a special menu from 2 pm – 6 pm. Prices will range from $9-$22. Reservations are recommended. 

Roma Caffe
4140 W. Ina Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85741
(520) 744-2929
Roma Caffe will offer a Buffet-style brunch with items such as assorted seafood,  pasta salads, a carving station with a variety of meats, an omelet station, and a create-your-own pasta station with Chef Gino Marinelli. Brunch will be served from 10am – 2pm. $26.95 for Adults, $7.95 for children – those under six eat free (tax and gratuity not included). Reservations are recommended.
VinTabla  Grill
2890 E. Skyline Drive
(520) 577-6210
Tucson, AZ 85718
VinTabla will serve their regular dinner menu along with their Sunday night Prime Rib special. For $25 enjoy a generous portion of prime rib, served with sautéed spinach and mashed potatoes with red wine gravy, including your choice of a Caesar or mixed green salad. Dinner served from 5 pm-10 pm. Reservations recommended.

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