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Sahuaro Cafe

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12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Suite 120, Safeway Plaza @ 1st & Tangerine, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
520-297-3258
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6:00 am - 2:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 17
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Very friendly staff

We had breakfast on Saturday morning. The place was very busy, and the only seats available were at the counter, but service was prompt and friendly. The staff clearly work together! The decor is nice -- don't let the strip-mall exterior throw you -- and the food was very good. The Sahuaro... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 24, 2014
Bruce H
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Bakersfield, California
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Whether you are a seasonal visitor, a weekend guest, or a local, you can't go wrong for breakfast or lunch at the Sahuaro Cafe in Oro Valley. The service is consistently excellent as is the food. Don't be in a rush. The wait is worth it!

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Tucson, Arizona
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112 reviews 112 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Food is marginal but the floor is covered in slippery grease with packed in dirt. You can see a middle path of relatively clean floor and then the packed in greasy dirt begins. Look around the booths, the walls, the furniture and the entry way. It looks like they ran the mop down the center of the floor and left... More 

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Rebecca A, Owner at Sahuaro Cafe, responded to this review

I apologize for the unacceptable condition of our floors upon your visit. We had a coffee machine "repaired", that then brewed coffee all night and flooded the restaurant damaging the floors and some furniture as well. It has been an insurance nightmare but I am happy to report that next Monday and Tuesday all of the floors are being cleaned... More 

Arizona
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176 reviews 176 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

This is a very popular place. The morning we dined here with friends, the place was packed and every table was either occupied or contained dirty dishes. It appeared that they were very short-handed. The food is predictable and the quality acceptable. I'd return here if I was looking for a breakfast place in Oro Valley.

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Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

We have been her a couple of times because we have followed our favorite Server (Janice) from another restaurant. Good breakfast food and lots of choices. My daughter likes the Churro french toast. Tastes just like a churro. The staff is friend and they will also make sure that we get to sit in Janice's section or will switch tables.... More 

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Magnetawan, Canada
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Easy to find and lots of parking. Family run business with decent prices for better than average food. Had the pulled pork sandwich on homemade bun. Very good. The homemade pies were made with canned fillers and the pastry was the worst I have had. Recommend for a quick breakfast or lunch... go with no expectations.

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Seattle, Washington
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159 reviews 159 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

When we are back in Arizona, it's always nice to go back to Sahuaro Cafe. The staff here are alway very helpful and friendly. We have always found the food very tasty and nicely prepared. If you have not been here yet, give them a try. I think you will be happy you did. Gary/Mark Thanks.

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Bakersfield, California
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33 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We had breakfast on Saturday morning. The place was very busy, and the only seats available were at the counter, but service was prompt and friendly. The staff clearly work together! The decor is nice -- don't let the strip-mall exterior throw you -- and the food was very good. The Sahuaro Cafe looks like The Place for breakfast in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

What a great neighborhood find! Had to wait a few minutes to be seated & worth it! My first visit & my boyfriend's second & he was certainly right! Interesting menu, friendly service & was hard to decide because so many unusual choices. We both had their signature omelet & was so large I couldn't finish it but worth every... More 

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Marana, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We have been to the Sahuaro Cafe several times. The food is never bad, but also never great, just unremarkable. For a small cafe the wait time between ordering and getting food seems to be on the far end of acceptable. It would be great if they offered some specials. On our most recent time at this cafe, my wife... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

The best breakfast in Oro Valley. Staff is friendly and on top of everything. Food is excellent. Only open till 2 pm for breakfast and lunch. If you have to wait well worth it.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd, Suite 120, Safeway Plaza @ 1st & Tangerine, Oro Valley, AZ 85755
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Oro Valley
  • Phone Number: 520-297-3258

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American
Open Hours
Sunday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
6:00 am - 2:30 pm

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