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Tucson restaurants – more summer deals – part 2

Squeeze the lime over the fish taco
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Tucson’s favorite locally-owned restaurants dish up summer specials from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Acacia at St. Phillip’s Plaza
4340 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 232-0101
Acacia will be hosting a “beach party” on their patio, every Thursday in June from 5-8pm. The party will feature cold beer, summer wines and a wide variety of seafood. Space is limited, reservations are recommended. In addition, starting on June 6 Acacia will offer a Prime Rib dinner special on Sundays from 5-8pm for only $16 (not including tax and gratuity).  Dinner includes a salad and a “loaded” baked potato. Acacia will also offer half off on selected bottles of wine every Tuesday, starting June 1 from 5 pm-close. Hours: Acacia is open 7 days a week, serving lunch from 11-2 pm, the bar menu only from 3-5 pm and dinner is served from 5-9 pm.

Chad’s Steakhouse & Saloon
3001 N. Swan
Tucson, AZ 85712
(520) 881-1802
New York Strip Steak dinner with a glass of wine OR a slice of Cheesecake for $20 (Tax and gratuity not included). Chad’s is also offering a $6.95 prime rib sandwich for lunch only. Hours: Monday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday from 11am-10pm, Sundays 4-9, except holidays 11-9.    (Blogger’s note: I have never been to Chad’s; maybe this summer.)

Cup Café
311 E. Congress
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 622-8848
Cup Cafe is offering a delicious summer special featuring a Fish Taco Plate for only $10.99 and a house margarita for only $4 with the purchase of the taco plate (tax and gratuity not included).  Offer is available at the bar between 3pm-6pm and all night at The Cup.  Hours: Sunday-Thursday 7am-10pm, Friday & Saturday 7am-12am.

533 N. 4th Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85705
(520) 884-9289
Delectables is featuring weekly summer specials: Wacky Wednesdays and live music on Friday and Saturday nights.  Every Wednesday from 11am-9pm all bottles of wine are ½ price.  On Friday and Saturday nights, customers can enjoy live music by local musicians on the patio.  Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am – 9pm and Friday and Saturday 11am – 11pm.

Eclectic Pizza
7065 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 886-0484
Eclectic Pizza is offering a handful of summer specials including: A big slice of cheese pizza, a small side salad and a refillable drink for only $9.50 (not including tax and gratuity). This special runs from 11:30 to 3 pm everyday.  Customers can also enjoy a 12” thin crust Old Town Pizza, a salad to share and two glasses of organic house wine for only $22 (not including tax and gratuity).  Also, buy any gluten free pizza and receive a complimentary gluten free brownie. Eclectic Pizza is offering a new summer menu featuring new pizzas, salads, pastas and wines.  Hours: 11am-9pm.

Elle, a wine country restaurant
3048 E. Broadway Blvd.
Tucson, AZ 85716
(520) 327-0500
Elle Restaurant will be featuring their sixth annual summer wine tour. Beginning  June 1, Elle will offer a two-course meal paired with two wines from a specific region for only $22 a person (not including tax and gratuity). The wine regions will change every three weeks. This special will be available nightly.  Hours: Monday-Saturday 11:30am – 9:00pm and Sunday 4pm – 9pm.

Jax Kitchen
7286 N. Oracle
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 219-1235
Jax Kitchen will be offering half off of all bottles of wine every Sunday evening.  Also, beginning in July, Jax will feature a chef’s “garden special” from the newly planted Jax garden! Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 5-9pm; Friday-Sunday 5-10pm.

Jonathan’s Cork
6320 E. Tanque Verde Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85715
(520) 296-1631
Jonathan’s will be offering a Sea Bass special with the choice of house salad or soup as well as a Teriyaki Sirloin special with choice of house salad or soup for only $20.10 (not including tax or gratuity).  Both entrees come with house vegetables and your choice of starch.  Also, the return of Patio Pig parties will take place every Thursday in June, and this year they have a Caribbean theme! Price is $25 per person and includes a complimentary beverage with giveaways and raffles.  Hours: Open daily from 5pm-close, Bar Hours: Monday – Saturday 3pm, Sunday 5pm. “Late night hours” Wednesday – Saturday 10pm-12am

Lodge on the Desert
306 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ 85711
(520) 325-3366
The Lodge is featuring their “Neighborhood Nosh”, a prix fixed menu for only $18.95 per person (not including tax or gratuity).  This menu includes: the daily soup or salad selection, the entrée of the day and house made chocolate truffles.  Entrée selections are new every day.  The menu is offered Monday-Thursday from 5pm-9pm. Hours: Breakfast is served everyday from 7 – 11 AM; Lunch is served everyday from 11 AM – 2 PM, and dinner is served from 5 – 9 PM Sunday – Thursday and 5 – 10 PM Friday and Saturday.

Maynards Market & Kitchen
400 N. Toole Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 545-0577
Maynards Market & Kitchen will be offering a delicious fish taco plate for only $10.99 plus a refreshing $4 house margarita with the purchase of taco plate (not including tax and gratuity).  The special is served from 3pm – 6pm at the bar.  Hours: Sunday -Wednesday 5pm – 10pm; Thursday – Saturday 5pm – 12am. Open for lunch 7 days a week, check website for hours, offer only valid during dinner.

4717 E Sunrise Dr
Tucson, AZ 85718
(520) 577-6055
Papagayo is offering Pastel Azteca; served family style for 2.  The special includes, layers of tortillas, cheese and your choice of meat topped w/ an ancho chile tomato sauce, creama, and queso fresco, served with beans and rice.  Price includes a house margarita or soda all for only $20.10 (not including tax or gratuity).  Hours: Monday-Saturday, 11:30am-9pm and Sunday, 12 noon-9pm.

Pastiche Modern Eatery
3025 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719
(520) 325-3333
Pastiche is featuring a summer menu that combines two of their signature dishes, the Pastiche Baby Greens salad and the Thyme Crusted Sea Bass for only $20.10(not including tax and gratuity).  Hours: Tuesday- Friday 11:30am-Midnight and Saturday-Sunday 4:30pm-Midnight.  Pastiche is closed on Mondays.

Risky Business
View website for locations, phone numbers and hours.
All Risky Business locations are offering a delicious summer special.  Choose any two burgers and any two frosty shakes for $20.10 (not including tax and gratuity). Half pound Black Angus Ground Chuck Burgers to choose from:
Bacon Cheddar, Teriyaki, Patty Melt, Mexican, Cali, Black & Blue, Portobello or Whiskey.  Customers may also choose a Garlic Turkey Patty or Garden Burger. Shake choices:Vanilla, Chocolate, Chocolate Chip, Strawberry, Oreo, Peach, Mango, Pina Colada. Add a shot of flavored Smirnoff Vodka or Bacardi Rum to any shake for $1.00. (Blogger’s note: This sounds deliciously decadent.)

Dove Mountain Grill
12130 N. Dove Mountain Blvd, Suite 194
Marana, AZ 85658
(520) 579-8999
Dove Mountain will be featuring some great specials to celebrate summer. A Happy Hour from 3-6pm nightly, a special two course dinner menu every night for under $20.00, and a family barbecue ribs and chicken special on Sunday nights, which will include salad, vegetable, potatoes and either chicken or ribs or a combo of both, all served family style. Hours: Open nightly. Bar service begins at 3pm, dinner served from 5-9pm

6780 N. Oracle Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85704
(520) 297-0518
HiFalutin will offer weekly summer specials including:  On Tuesdays enjoy all you can eat tacos, chicken or beef, served with pico de gallo and rice for only $10.99 (not including tax and gratuity). On Wednesdays enjoy all you can eat ribs, served with beans and a baked potato for 19.99 (not including tax and gratuity). Also on Wednesdays receive 25% off any bottle of wine in the house! Hours: Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm, Friday & Saturday 11am-10pm.

Click here if you missed part 1 of Tucson’s summer deals.

If you have a summer restaurant or resort deal for Tucson, Phoenix, or elsewhere in Arizona, please send to karynzoldan@yahoo.com

  1. I have been to many of these places. The fun begins the weather heats up!
    I go to Chad’s frequently to get my red meat fix. Sean and his staff are extremely nice and the service is excellent,…..not to mention the prime rib and at reasonable prices!

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