Restaurant Suggestions – The Desert – 2019

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There are a lot of really good restaurants in the vicinity of the Hilton Tucson-East hotel, and we’d like to share our favorites with you. All are within the radius of the free hotel shuttle, and all are tried-and-true by us. We’ll arrange two outings during the retreat so we can eat together away from the hotel – and if you’d like to go out on other nights with your friends, we think these would be fun and delicious options.



El Sur Mexican Restaurant– our go-to place for Mexican food when we’re in Tucson!  Authentic, but NOTHING FANCY! 

Calle Tepa Mexican 

Street Taco and Beer Company

Poco and Mom’s(they have two locations – Kolb is only open for breakfast and lunch; Tanque Verde serves dinner too.)


Shish Kabob House of Tucson(We love this restaurant! Jordanian/Turkish/Middle Eastern – extensive menu, and everything we’ve tried has been delish!)


Miss Saigon(Another one of  our favorites! We especially love their Pho soups)

Sachiko Sushi


Holy Smokin’ Butts

Texas Roadhouse–  a chain, but it’s fun, and the food is good. Lively – good bar – lots of energy in this place!

Monkey Burger


Beyond Bread– (We eat here a lot – delicious – great menu)


Sauce Pizza and Wine

Serial Grillers AZ

Pizza Luna

Remember – the hotel staff will gladly shuttle you in their van to-and-from your destination within a three-mile radius of the hotel.