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Shelby's Bistro

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19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
520-398-8075
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11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Tue 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wed - Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 69
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cool place, great food!

Loved this restaurant. Nice setting, nice atmosphere, friendly staff and very tasty food. The outside patio provides both space and views. The menu provides many reasonably priced selections from which to choose. The wine list offers many wines by both the glass and the bottle, many of which I had... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Gymshoefly
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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Buena Vista, Colorado
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Loved this restaurant. Nice setting, nice atmosphere, friendly staff and very tasty food. The outside patio provides both space and views. The menu provides many reasonably priced selections from which to choose. The wine list offers many wines by both the glass and the bottle, many of which I had not seen before, but our selections were very good. Definitely... More 

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Thank Gymshoefly
Bloomfield, Connecticut
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

We were enjoying a lovely day checking out the sights, shops and galleries of Tubac when we decided it was time for lunch. We decided on Shelby's Bistro (it was a Monday and Elviras was closed) and I'm glad we did. We got there shortly after noon and it was quite full, although we were able to be seated immediately... More 

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Stamford, CT
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

One of limited number of dining options in Tubac and apparently in common with most other restaurants in the Green Valley area it has slow and indifferent service. A small kitchen means that the wait for its fairly basic menu is a long one. Food itself is ok but not worth the protracted wait for it to arrive.

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Thank RoscoeDad
Rio Rico, Arizona
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Went there tonight to have our last 2015 dinner and was extremely disappointed. 2 friends ordered the battered fish and shrimp. 1 friend and myself ordered the coconut chicken: chicken breaded and coated in coconut with saffron risotto and sauté squash and spinch. Server informs my 2 friends the cook doesn't want to do the fish because it doesn't look... More 

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Thank Hortstudentaz
Vicksburg, Michigan
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

Had a late lunch at Schelby's Bistro. We had pizza and Cobb salad, all three were wonderful! Service was great, definitely will be visiting again:)

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Thank Ssimm87428
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We had lunch (delicious wraps) at Shelby's after reading all the great reviews here on Trip Advisor. We were very impressed with it's #2 in Tubac rating. Our visit did not disappoint. We went for lunch and had a wonderful meal and great camaraderie with our waitress who acquainted us with the history of the restaurant. It's a little hard... More 

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Thank azdonj
Tucson, Arizona
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126 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

There are quite a few dining choices in Tubac and Shelby's Bistro has to be my favorite. This is a small, casual cafe with both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu is limited and simple but consistently fresh and tasty. Great burgers including the black bean burger - it's not just for vegetarians. Give the sweet potato fries a try.

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Thank Skelt440
San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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85 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

Nice, small Bistro restaurant in Tubac. Some good views (more if they cut the shrubs lower, hello) All enjoyed the food. We had the Mediterranean pizza and it was awesome, another had the Cobb salad and it was excellent. The only downer was the lame Margarita that was served.. Deemed pathetic by us but avoid this at all costs.. Would... More 

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Thank Dollarbilltx
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

We stopped here during a day trip to Tubac on the recommendation of a shop owner in the town. It was late for lunch but the food came quickly, was a large portion and tasted great. I had a wrap and my husband had a burger. The road runners in the vicinity kept us entertained during our lunch on the... More 

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Thank jonggerdoris
Little Rock, AR
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015 via mobile

I enjoyed my lunch on the patio. I had the Wine Country Salad which was good. Nice waiter brought me a map of Tubac and pointed out my hotel location.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 19 Tubac Rd, Tubac, AZ 85640
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tubac
  • Phone Number: 520-398-8075

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 12
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?