Cheap Tucson restaurants range from greasy taco shops to design-your-own-salad bars. Thanks in no small part to the city's large student population, the Old Pueblo is blessed with an eclectic restaurant scene that includes a heap of cheap restaurants. For an delicious yet affordable meal in a quintessentially Tucson cafe, head to The Cup Cafe in downtown Tucson. Located adjacent to historic Hotel Congress, The Cup Cafe serves up sandwiches, salads, and entrees that should please everyone from meat-lovers to vegans. If you can, get up early and beat the morning rush to sample one of their signature egg dishes.
For light fare that does not skimp on flavor, try one of the gourmet sandwiches at Beyond Bread, our number two pick, or customize your own salad at another local Tucson chain, Choice Greens. If you're feeling indulgent, Rocco's Little Chicago serves up some of the deepest, cheesiest pies in all of Arizona. And for those moments where you're digging for loose change under the sofa cushions, El Guero Canelo's (our number three pick), is there for you. For the price of a couple of bucks, you can nosh on a hot, meaty burrito.
2965 North Campbell Avenue
7300 E. Vactor Ranch Trail
Off Sabino Canyon Rd., about 0.5 mi. north of Tanque Verde Rd
5769 East Speedway Boulevard
7350 South Nogales Highway
Desert Diamond Casino
7301 E. Tanque Verde Rd
6780 N. Oracle Rd
Located between Orange Grove and Ina roads
5601 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd
At the Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort
7010 E. Broadway Blvd
In back of the Gaslight Plaza