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St Mary's Mexican Restaurant

1030 W Saint Marys Rd, Tucson, AZ 85745-2400
(520) 884-1629
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Ranked #255 of 1,688 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican
Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
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23 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

Good Mexican standards freshly prepared for a fair price. One of the better burritos in town and a fine chile relleno. Fresh tortillas.

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Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

If your into real mexican Sonaran Cooking this is the real deal.. No mater what you order It's all good....Just like my wifes grand ma use to cook... everything fresh and the way you would expect real authentic Sonaran food to taste... Love it.. I'm addicted.....

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Lake Mary, Florida
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

The shredded beef tacos are the best I've ever had....in the U.S. or Mexico. This is a place you go to for the food - not the atmosphere. The restaurant itself is tiny with limited seating but the food more than makes up for it.

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Tucson, Arizona
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Although I do love most of the food there for some reason the bean burritos seem to fall apart in my hands, today the tortilla smelt of some other food. It seemed as if the person who made it just handled some other food item and didn't take the time to wash their hands because my burrito reaked of it... More

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San Francisco, California
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

This place is where the local goes to pickup tortillas to take to friends and relatives when they take a trip. When you have friends coming in from Tucson, the expectations is that they will be bring you a stack of tortillas from St Mary's. Put some butter on them, pop them in the oven for a few minutes, and... More

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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I decided to visit St Mary's Mexican Restaurant because I heard that it was worth trying, some reviews said it was among the best Mexican food in Tucson. Being from the borderlands(much closer than Tucson), I decided to take a trip back home and try this place out. The interior is a bit shanty, but nothing unhygienic- in fact, it... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Hands down this was the worst mexican food I have eaten since my move to tucson 2013.. The chilie rellenos were served like slop on a styrofoam plate..The resturant had no ambiance and the employees lacked enthusiam while taking orders.. It was somewhat of a depressing dining experience...won't be back....

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Aberdeen, Maryland
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89 reviews 89 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

We decided to find a place midway between the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and the eastern Saguaro National Monument and St. Mary's was perfect. This plain little coral-orange building is easy to miss--we actually drove past it and had to turn around. Inside are formica tables and a line of people waiting to order and eat. This isn't really fast food;... More

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Tucson, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Trust me, I lived across the street from here in my college days, still eat the often, and buy all my tortillas exclusively from here. Looks crappy, serves food on styrofoam plates, plastic cutlery, but amazing food, ALWAYS jumping at lunchtime. Prepare to wait as one cook and one person manning the counter means service one at a time, but... More

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So. AZ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

St. Mary's has been the best buy Mexican Food Restaurant in Tucson for as far back as I can remember. On my first visit, they were located in a take out only location in the front room of a house a few doors down from the current eat-in place. Over the years, every item we've tried has been in the... More

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