If you're on a quest for the best Mexican food in the U.S., look no further! Tucson proudly hosts America's best Mexican food scene, and we wear that title with a spicy mix of pride and passion. Our city is bursting with the best Mexican restaurants, each one serving up a fiesta of Sonoran flavors. Our authentic Mexican food is heavily influenced by the rich flavors that travel across the border, filling our plates with mouthwatering tacos, finger-licking burritos, and oh-so-good carne asada dishes.
But, it’s a lot more than that as well. The taco truck parked in an empty lot somewhere or the date-night spot downtown with the luscious moles are both part of Tucson’s borderlands culture, where the influence of Mexico can be found everywhere. This isn’t something we run from or try to slowly erase. We embrace it, especially when we eat.
The best part? You don’t have to think about all that stuff…you can just get a plate of carne asada tacos that are among the best things you’ve ever eaten. That works too.
Pro-Tip: Start along Tucson's 12th Avenue for an authentic taste of the Best 23 Miles and work your way from there.