Restaurant Guide

American
Agave at Desert Diamond Casino
1100 W. Pima Mine Rd. in Sahuarita (I-19 & Pima Mine Rd. exit, eight minutes south of Tucson). “New” American cuisine featuring beef, seafood, pasta and specialty dishes, cooked to order. Open Wednesday-Sunday, lunch 11am-4pm; dinner 4-9pm Friday and Sat. open 4-10pm. Diamond Buffet daily with International menu selections. Specialty Buffets: Sun. champagne brunch 10am-2pm, $16.99; Fri. night seafood, 4-9pm, $19; Sat. beef and shrimp night 4-9pm, $16.99. (520) 342-2328. www.ddcaz.com


Festa International Buffet
Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. Live-action cooking stations showcasing traditional favorites day and night. Indulge in cuisine from around the world as chefs prepare fresh ingredients to order. Festa also will host specialty meals including Seafood Thursday and Sunday Brunch. Open Sun. 9am-11pm; Mon.-Thurs. 11am-11pm; Fri. 11am-Midnight; Sat. 7am-Midnight. $$. (520) 324-9360. www.casinodelsol.com


Gold
245 E. Ina Rd. (Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa) The dining experience offers unexpected combinations of flavors that take diners on a culinary journey. The award-winning menu is accented with native produce from the on-site chef’s garden. Panoramic mountain and city views. Indoor/outdoor dining. $$$$. Call for reservations (520) 917-2930. www.goldtucson.com


Hilton Tucson East’s Restaurant and Lounge
7600 E. Broadway Blvd. American and Italian cuisine. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Friday night Seafood Buffet, Saturday night Prime Rib special, Tuesday night $30 Dinner for 2 includes a Bottle of Wine. Terrace and poolside seating available. Open weekdays 6 am-11 pm; weekends 6:30 am-11 pm. $$-$$$. WA, VCC. (520) 721-5666. www.hiltontucsoneast.com


Legends Bar & Grill
2727 W. Club Dr. (Omni Tucson National Resort & Spa) Sports bar offers casual club fare, selection of microbrews, single-malt scotches & cigars. Enjoy a challenging game of billiards, darts, shuffleboard or satellite TV sports. Overlooks the 18th hole of the legendary Tucson National golf course. Open 7 days a week: 10:30am-midnight. $$$, WA, VCC. (520) 877-2378. www.omnihotels.com


Lookout
245 E. Ina Rd. A Catalina Foothills neighborhood gathering place at Westward Look Wyndham Grand Resort & Spa. Featuring music every Fri & Sat night. Cuisine features comfort food with a contemporary twist. Drink specials available nightly. Dine inside, big screen TV or mountain views with patio seating. $$$. (520) 297-1151. www.westwardlook.com

Moby’s
Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. Enjoy the nostalgia of decades past at Moby’s, a beach-themed diner featuring your favorite all-American cuisine. Stop in for some vintage pancakes, a frosty milkshake or a classic burger and fries. Not to mention the coolest tunes this side of the Mississippi. Open seven days a week, 24 hours a day. $. (520) 838-6549. www.casinodelsol.com

Union Public House
4340 N. Campbell Ave., Suite 103. Honest food and clever libations served in a stylish atmosphere. Menu showcases made-from-scratch American fare using local and sustainable ingredients. Handcrafted cocktails, 30 beers on tap, and a comfortable patio overlooking the courtyard of St. Philip’s Plaza. Lunch, dinner, happy hour and late night. Brunch on Sunday. (520) 329-8575, www.uniontucson.com

Asian
Ume
Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. Ume features a sushi bar, contemporary Chinese cuisine in the main dining room, and a lounge and bar offering specialty cocktails, Asian beers and live sports and entertainment viewing. Open Sun.-Thurs. 11am-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 11am-11pm. $$. (520) 838-7177. www.casinodelsol.com

Bistro/Café
Bill’s Grill
7000 N. Resort Dr. (Loews Ventana Canyon) Poolside restaurant retreat offering traditional lunch fare and appetizers including light Sonoran Mexican dishes, sizzling burgers and tempting beverages. Open 7 days a week from 11am until sunset — weather permitting. $, WA, VCC. (520) 299-2020. www.loewshotels.com/TucsonVentanaCanyon

Canyon Café/Vista Barista
7000 N. Resort Dr. (Loews Ventana Canyon) Indoor/outdoor restaurant with casual cuisine and dining environment. Vista Barista coffee bar offers pastries made on the premises and fair trade coffee from a local company. À la carte and buffet-style Sunday Brunch featuring custom juice blends, French press coffee and family-style desserts. Live Blues/Jazz every Sunday. Open daily from 6am-2:30pm. Sunday Brunch from 11am-2pm. $$, WA, VCC. (520) 299-2020. www.loewshotels.com/TucsonVentanaCanyon

Cascade Lounge
7000 N. Resort Dr. (Loews Ventana Canyon) Serving an informal American Bistro Menu. Lobby lounge offering live music nightly. Happy Hour daily from noon to 4pm and during live music performances. Open daily from 5:30pm to midnight. $$, WA, VCC. (520) 299-2020. www.loewshotels.com/TucsonVentanaCanyon

Chinese
Golden Dragon Chinese Restaurant
A widely varied menu, consistently tasty food in generous portions and reasonable prices. With pleasant, speedy service, Golden Dragon has everything one would look for in a Chinese restaurant. Call for hours. $$. WA, VCC. 4704 E. Sunrise (520) 299-8088; 6433 N. Oracle Rd. (520) 297-1862; 6166 E. Speedway (520) 512-1922. goldendragontucson.com

Indian
Saffron Indian Bistro
7607 N. Oracle Rd. (Oracle Crossings) Experience India and indulge in the spice of saffron in a zesty and contemporary setting. Enjoy traditional Indian food with classic, authentic recipes. Wide variety of curries, kababs, handcrafted breads and desserts. Also visit Kababeque Indian Grill on University. Open daily 11am-10pm. All you can eat Lunch Buffet $8.95 from 11am-3pm. $$, RS, WA, VCC. (520) 742-9100. www.saffronaz.com

Italian
Caruso’s Italian Restaurant
434 N. 4th Ave. Offering fine homemade Italian food, located in the historic 4th Avenue district. Pizza, pastas and Italian specialties including shrimp and chicken dishes. Continuously run by four generations of the Zagona family since 1938. VCC, no checks. Open Tues, Wed, Thurs, Sun 11:30am-10pm; Fri and Sat 11:30-11pm. Reservations only for parties of six+. (520) 624-5765. www.carusositalian.com

Japanese
Ginza Sushi
5425 N. Kolb Rd., Suite 115. Japanese Izakaya-style restaurant/bar serving tapas-style food and drinks in a lively atmosphere. In addition to their ample sushi menu, traditional Izakaya staples, sashimi, salads and tempura are available. Lunch Tues-Sat 11:30am-2:30pm; dinner Sun and Mon 5-9pm; Tues-Sat 5-9:30pm. (520) 529-8877. www.ginzatucson.com

Mexican
Abuelitas
Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. Abuelita’s Taqueria is a great choice for a quick bite, with classic made-to-order Mexican eats like tacos, burritos and quesadillas with a great view of the casino floor. Open Sun.-Thurs. 7:30-11am Breakfast; 11am-11pm Regular Menu; Fri. & Sat. 7:30-11am Breakfast; 11am-2am Regular Menu. $$. (520) 838-6700. www.casinodelsol.com

Reforma Cocina y Cantina
4310 N. Campbell Ave. (St. Philip’s Plaza) Full scratch authentic Central Mexican cuisine featuring house-made tortillas daily. Tucson’s largest Tequila and Mezcal selection, private meeting/dining space available. Open daily 11am-11pm. (520) 867-4134 Reformatucson.com, info@reformatucson.com

Tequila Factory
Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. More than 120 varieties of tequila grace the shelves of this rustic hide-away, where family recipes create the signature dishes of Old Mexico. Seafood, beef, chicken, fresh tortillas, homemade soups, unique salads and appetizers, and a specialty dessert menu. Sun., Mon. and Thurs. 4pm-10pm; Fri. and Sat. 4pm-11pm; Closed Tues. and Wed. $. 838-6811. www.casinodelsol.com

Southwestern
AZuL Restaurant & Lounge
3800 E. Sunrise Dr. (The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa) Upscale contemporary Southwest-infused dining with menu items prepared from locally sourced ingredients. A stylish, sophisticated atmosphere and a relaxing yet energizing hot spot for cozy dining and signature cocktails. Breakfast Mon.-Sun., 6:30-11am; Lunch 11am-2pm; Dinner Sun-Thur 5-9pm, Fri-Sat 5-10pm. Call for lounge hours. $$$, WA, VCC, CH. (520) 742-6000. www.azullapaloma.com

Epazote
Hilton Tucson El Conquistador, 10000 N. Oracle Rd. Epazote combines an inviting atmosphere with creative, regional cuisine. Sample their signature, locally sourced Beef Short Ribs or enjoy one of many house margaritas. Whether you are looking for a craft cocktail, something to take the edge off your appetite or a full dining experience, Epazote can fill the bill. Social Hour Sun.-Thurs. 4-6pm; dinner daily 5-10pm. $$$ WA, VCC. (520) 544-1705. www.epazotekitchen.com

The Flying V Bar & Grill
7000 N. Resort Dr. (Loews Ventana Canyon) Southwestern menu. Restaurant overlooks the 18th hole of the golf course, with cascading water and sunset views. Tableside guacamole. Guests have a chance to become a “Guacamole Sommelier.” Dinner served Mon.-Thurs. 5:30-9pm; Fri. & Sat. 5:30-10pm. $$, WA, VCC. (520) 615-5495. www.flyingvbarandgrill.com

Steakhouse
Bob’s Steak & Chop House
2727 W. Club Dr. (Omni Tucson National Resort & Spa) Specializing in corn-fed, Midwestern prime beef. Selection of meats, gigantic shrimp, salads and desserts. Classic steakhouse food prepared and presented in a manner that Bon Appétit magazine calls “the kind of fare you’ll want to go back for again and again.” Open Tues.-Thurs. 5-9pm; Fri. & Sat. 5-10pm; available Sun. & Mon. evenings for private group functions only. $$$$, WA, VCC. (520) 877-2377. www.bobs-steakandchop.com  

PY Steakhouse
Casino Del Sol Resort, 5655 W. Valencia Rd. The finest cuts of meats, fresh seafood, and a wine list second to none. Guests can enjoy the lounge and bar area for a cognac and cigar, or choose one of more than a thousand wines. An intimate, private dining room featuring vintage wine cellars and bottle display. Open Tues.-Thurs. 4-10pm; Fri. & Sat. 4-11pm. $$$. (520) 324-9350. www.casinodelsol.com

Steakhouse at Desert Diamond Casino Hotel
7350 S. Nogales Hwy. Generous select steak cuts, bone-in prime rib, braised short ribs and fresh seafood are some of the choices available at the newest restaurant of The Desert Diamond Casino Hotel on Nogales Hwy. Genuine hospitality and comfortable atmosphere. Open for lunch and dinner. Call for hours. $$$, RS, WA, VCC, CH. (520) 342-1328. www.desertdiamondcasino.com