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Old Tubac Inn

Mexican, American, Barbecue
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7 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating

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    3 of 5 stars
Margaritas - yes. Food - no.

The service is very friendly here. They make a good margarita but the food is just average. I tried their pork stew and it was so oversalted, I could not eat it. My husband had a sandwich and it was okay.

3 of 5 starsReviewed September 17, 2012
Tucson, AZ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

Also took my family there --the food is sooo good it is almost impossible to describe. I can salivate just thinking about it.

Thank Helene S
Tucson, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2012

The service is very friendly here. They make a good margarita but the food is just average. I tried their pork stew and it was so oversalted, I could not eat it. My husband had a sandwich and it was okay.

Thank Treborcollect
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

We had dinner here the night we arrived in Tubac, before we knew about other restaurants in town. The atmosphere is bar-like, and the food is adequate. The ribs were OK, the pork in green chile stew was good, but not exceptional. It's a friendly place for locals, and you can watch the basketball game there.

Thank Paul D
north dakota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

We ate here 3 times during out 6-week stay in Green Valley, AZ. Their menu is varied and we had the flatbread pizza all three times. Their burgers and appetizers were great too. The beer was really cold!! They smoke their own meat and the smell around town was wonderful. We ate outside each time. We were there at the... More 

1 Thank HFamily6
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163 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

If you are like me, I can't handle being dragged around Tubac from one gallery to another. This trip was like others, I went with my wife and and another couple. Myself and my friend decided not to go with the women as they searched for treasure in the many nooks and crannies of Tubac. It was a nice sunny... More 

Thank KTBlount
Tubac, AZ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2012

We Tubac folk hang out at Tubac Jack's (noboby but outsiders call it "Old Tubac Inn") because it is so unpretentious. Artists, border cops, internet entrepreneurs, musicians and other fugitives from convention find commonality within its eclectic comfortable chaotic space. The food is great, especially the ribs and the service is prompt, but decidedly not obsequious. These people are our... More 

4 Thank gari52
Jackson, Wyoming
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

My wife and I had lunch here in January. We sat outdoors, and there were no flies whatsoever, as one writer earlier indicated. Could be the time of year. The service was slow, but friendly. They tried hard, and apologized for the delay. I had the pulled pork sandwich with chips. The ample portion of pulled pork was on a... More 

Thank jimfromjackson
Prague, Czech Republic
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Having been to this restaurant several times in the past and wanting to give them one more opportunity to see if they have improved. Definitely they have not and will not return. Too bad as they are one of the closest restaurants to our home. The flies were so bad...we were eating inside...it was impossible to eat. They were out... More 

1 Thank Ontheroadagain1000
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2011

I stopped there today for lunch with a friend on our way back to Tucson. The food was horrible. Our "pulled pork taco" turned out to be chunks of burnt pork (it was as if they had burned a pork chop and cut it up) with some kind of sauce on it that tasted a lot like sweet and sour... More 

2 Thank Seriously722
Fort Myers, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2011

We have enjoyed eating here a number on times-the last in March of 2011. All items served were wonderful and plenty of it. We can recommend the Green Chili Stew as well as the chicken and the pork BBQ. Staff and service has been much above average We have had meals at most restaurants in Tubac and this is our... More 

1 Thank CJ49412

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 7 Plaza Road, Tubac, AZ 85646
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: 520-398-3161

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican, American, Barbecue


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