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Shelby's Bistro

19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
520-398-8075
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Ranked #3 of 16 restaurants in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $12
Cuisines: American, French
Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Local cuisine, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Tucson, Arizona
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Three friends and I had dinner here last week. Once again it was excellent. The service was excellent even though they were quite busy on a Friday night. My friend's martini was one of the best he'd ever tasted. When he asked our server who made it she admitted she had and did a special job because her grandmother drank... More

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Green Valley, AZ
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I have dined at this restaurant off and on for more than 10 years, and have always found the food excellent, and the service and ambiance good enough to make the meal a delightful experience. The last time I ordered a gin martini which was so good I called the server (a very nice gal named Melonie) to inquire as... More

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Green Valley, Arizona
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74 reviews 74 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

What a perfect evening to eat outside overlooking the mountains. We sat at an empty table and were quickly welcomed by the staff. We started with a bottle of their house Chilean wine. What a great deal with 1/2 price on their wine through the entire summer! I had the Thai curry mussels. They were tasty & tender. Our next... More

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Tucson
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014 via mobile

When I visited shelbys, I ordered and outstanding burger (Shelby Burger). The service was amazing and I could not be more glad I visited!!

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Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We went to Shelby's Bistro for a light supper and got so much more. The garden atmosphere for the outdoor seating is a nice haven in the desert. Happy hour specials made it fun and affordable to try something new. The Thai Curry Mussels with pita bread was fantastic! It was mild curry, but full of flavor! And the calamari... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

While shopping in Tubac, a few of my friends decided to try out this bistro. We were seated quickly and given the perfect amount of attention from the staff...not overbearing, nor forgotten. The food arrived quickly and was fresh. I ordered pizza and it appeared to be made from scratch. Others at my table ordered salad or wraps, and all... More

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Scottsbluff, NE
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The restaurant was a little difficult to drive to as there was a sign that said "Pedestrians only" but we followed another car and decided it was ok to drive on that road. Good service and their shrimp special in wine sauce was delicious. Hamburger was great also.

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Tucson, Arizona
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49 reviews 49 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

This cute little restaurant is a hidden gem. We headed there for a late lunch on a Sunday afternoon. Everyone enjoyed their lunch....burgers, and chicken sandwiches...I split a chicken pesto sandwich and salad. I had to ask for more pesto...it came quickly...The server split the food for us with no additional charge. We also ordered peach margaritas...They were delicious, but... More

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Clarkdale, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We had eaten lunch here many many years ago and decided to try it for dinner on our last evening. The wine was a 2009 Cab that was excellent, bothe the coconut shrimp and see bass were great. The service staff was the best and better yet I dropped the lens cover for my camera and it rolled under a... More

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Incline Village, Nevada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

We were greeted warmly asked to choose what table we would like on the patio. We said we were visitors and quickly the lovely hosted came back with Information and guides to Tubac. Our service was prompt, friendly and done with a smile. Food was perfect. I could not have asked for a better dining experience. Treat yourself and visit... More

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