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“It's been sold.” 3 of 5 stars
Review of R & R Bar-B-Que

R & R Bar-B-Que
1101 N Wilmot, Suite 119, Tucson, AZ
520 258-9994
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Ranked #414 of 1,709 Restaurants in Tucson
Cuisines: Barbecue
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Tucson, AZ
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58 reviews 58 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“It's been sold.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2012

January 1st the new owners took over, and it's just not the same.

Visited January 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Bad Service”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2011

Food and service (White Bold Fat Guy took my order) sucks. Last time to step foot in that restaurant. :(

  • Visited December 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Perfect BBQ sandwich.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

Can't believe the number of people complaining about the ribs. Ribs aren't really BBQ - they just have BBQ sauce on them. That's like going to a Mexican restaurant and complaining about their burgers. The actual BBQ at R and R is some of the best we've ever tasted. And we're from North Carolina, so we know BBQ.

Visited September 2011
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Tucson
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Wonder if the food is OK”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2011

Tonight we visited R&R on Houghton for the first time. The restaurant was fairly barren and you order at the counter. We arrived at around 6:45 PM. The menus were a bit confusing and prices seemed a bit high for this type of service. Finally we both decided on the ribs and more dinner. This adds a meat side and two sides to a half a rack of ribs for $17.99. Side selection is limited but corn on the cob and beans sounded pretty good.
When I started to order the clerk said "we are our of corn". Ok fine. I then tried to order the beans and the cook let us know they were also out of beans. That left cole slaw and potato salad to choose from. For self service and no sides for $17.99 we decided it was time to leave. It was a major disappointment considering how good it smelled. We will try the other store later this week.

  • Visited April 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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LA, CA
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“AMAZING”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2010

To the angry reviewer from KC:
"I beg you, I emplore you, I beseetch you; consider the posibility that you might be wrong."
I too have eaten my fare share of BBQ (America's only real contribution to global cuisine) and the best thing about R&R is that it is different. It is not KC, Carolina, St Louis, or Texas. It is original and Tucsonian in a town that will never by synonomous with bbq (no, I am not from Tucson). The ribs at R&R are certainly not boiled, they are smoked; smoked with moisture and hickory to keep the meat tender. R&R only uses 4 spices on their meat. Why only 4 you may ask? That is because Robert Ramos wants you to taste the meat.

As for bbq sauce. A real afficianado knows that bbq sauce is mostly tomato paste and while Robert's sauce at room temperature could be confused with a store bought brand by an individual with more limited bbq experience; when served hot the result is a simple, sublime sauce that delivers increasing heat and (once again) enhances, not hide the natural taste of the meat.

Dear friend, please expand your horizons, open your mind, try some bbq from another region and remeber when it comes to real, good bbq. It is all about the meat.

Timb.

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