Tucson Gem Show

Restaurants

When you are in Tucson, you should go to our recommended restaurants.

There are many nice restaurants in Tucson.

Recommended restaurants in Tucson

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During the Tucson Gem Show, you can enjoy visiting restaurants.
Here are our recommended restaurants.

Italian

Caruso’s

Caruso's

Location

434 North 4th Avenue, Tucson, Arizona 85705

A 5-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue-Thu: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm

Fri-Sun: 11:30 am – 11:00 pm

Phone(520)-624-5765
Cost

Lunch: $15-20/person

Dinner: $20-30/person

WebsiteCaruso’s
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InformationThis is an authentic Italian restaurant in Tucson.
You can enjoy family recipes that have been in the family for generations. Lasagna is the best!!They do not have parking, you should use the street parking on 4th avenue. The street parking is free after 5 PM.
It expected to be crowded from Friday to Sunday.

Anello

Anello

Location

222 E 6th St, Tucson, AZ 85705

A 5-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue-Sat: 12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Sun: Closed

Phone
Cost

Lunch: $12-20/person

Dinner: $12-25/person

WebsiteAnello
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InformationIf you want authentic Pizza, you should visit Anello.
They make pizza in front of you with a huge pizza oven.
They also have authentic white and red wine.

Mexican

La Indita

La Indita

Location

622 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

A 6-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon-Sat: 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Sun: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm

Phone(520)-792-0523
Cost

Lunch: $10-20/person

Dinner: $20-30/person

WebsiteLa Indita
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InformationLa Indita is an authentic Mexican food restaurant in Tucson.
They have family-style cuisines and nice interior. Around 5-7 PM, it may have crowed.
They are located on 4th avenue. You should park street parking on 4th avenue.

Guadalajara Original Grill

Guadalajara Original Grill

Location

Prince:

1220 E Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85719

A 15-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Oracle:

7360 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

A 23-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon-Sun: 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

(Fri and Sat: 10:00 pm)

Phone

Prince: (520)-323-1022

Oracle: (520)-989-0500

Cost

Lunch: $15-20/person

Dinner: $20-30/person

WebsiteGuadalajara Original Grill
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InformationThis is traditional & Innovative Mexican Cuisine.
There are two locations in Tucson. They perform Mexican music in the dining sometimes.
Also, they have happy hours Monday to Friday from 3-6 PM.

La Estrella Bakery

La Estrella Bakery

Location

5266 S 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85706

A 5-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon-Sat: 6:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sun: 7:00 am – 2:00 pm

Phone(520)-741-0656
Cost$3-5/person
WebsiteLa Estrella Bakery
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InformationLa Estrella Bakery is a wonderful Mexican bakery store.
All bread is very affordable and super delicious.
They have any type of donuts, churros, and tortillas.
It is really good for breakfast or lunch. You can get fresh coffee at the Stella Java (same property).

Japanese

Ikkyu

Ikkyu

Location

2040 West Orange Grove Road, Tucson, AZ 85704

A 20-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon-Sat: 11:00-8:00

Sun: Closed

Phone(520)-297-9011
Cost

Lunch: $8-15/person

Dinner: $10-20/person

WebsiteIkkyu
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InformationIkkyu is a famous Japanese restaurant in Tucson.
The tastes are really good, but not expensive. They located on the Northside in Tucson.
You can get Ramen which is the popular one only Thursday through Saturday.

Kukai

Kukai

Location

267 S Avenida Del Convento, Ste 11, Tucson, AZ 85745

A 4-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon: Closed

Tue-Sun: 11:30 am – 2:30 pm/5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Phone(520)-367-5982
Cost

Lunch: $8-15/person

Dinner: $10-20/person

WebsiteKukai
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InformationKukai is the best lunch place during the Tucson Gem Show.
They are located near the venue of the show. (African Art Village)
They have Japanese Ramen, Takoyaki, and rice balls.

Americans

4th Avenue Delicatessen

4th Avenue Delicatessen

Location

425 N 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705

A 5-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon-Sat: 11:00 am – 7:00 pm

Sun: Closed

Phone(520)-624-3354
Cost$8-15/person
Website4th Avenue Delicatessen
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Information4th Avenue Delicatessen is a locally owned & operated deli.
They have some sandwiches, hotdogs, and BLTs. It is good for breakfast or lunch.
They allow takeout, delivery, and outdoor seating.

El Corral

El Corral

Location

2201 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718

A 18-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

HoursMon-Sun: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Phone(520)-299-6092
Cost$30-50/person
WebsiteEl Corral
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InformationEl Corral was built in 1926. One of the historical restaurant in Tucson.
If you want to get a steak, you should visit there.
Prime Rib is the best. They offer a variety of wine.

Chinese

Golden Dragon

Golden Dragon

Location

NORTHWEST:

6433 N Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704

A 20-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

NORTH:

4704 E Sunrise Dr, Tucson, AZ 85718

A 25-minute drive from Tucson Convention Center.

Hours

Mon-Fri: 11:00 am – 2:30 pm/4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Sat-Sun: 12:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Phone

NORTHWEST: (520)-297-1862

NORTH: (520)-299-8088

Cost

Lunch: $15-20/person

Dinner: $15-30/person

WebsiteGolden Dragon
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InformationGolden Dragon is an authentic Cantonese cuisine.
There are two locations in Tucson.
Orange chicken is very popular and recommended.