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“Something has been lost” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Tohono Chul Garden Bistro

Tohono Chul Garden Bistro
7366 N Paseo Del Norte, Tucson, AZ 85704-4415
+1 520-742-6455
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Ranked #70 of 1,579 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $6 - $20
Cuisines: American, Southwestern
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Good for: Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Tucson, Arizona
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277 reviews 277 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 102 cities Reviews in 102 cities
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
“Something has been lost”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

We've been big favorites of the Bistro here and even after a new firm took control and the menu changed, we were positive. This week, however, our experience was radically different and four of us came away disappointed. A new breakfast menu has been introduced with yet fewer offerings. Often when you look at a menu, you can find something that sounds attractive and not much jumped up for us. Nonetheless, we took our best shots and sadly, nothing was adequate, let alone special. The French toast was alright, and nothing to write home about. The waiter brought one of us a yogurt and granola dish and, on delivery, announced there was no granola. Really?!! Now you tell them they can only expect some of the dish? A burrito egg dish was dry and tasteless, and the service was, among other things, slow. This was a major step down for this lovely location. Obviously, something has changed.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Overpriced”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013 via mobile

My salad was good but way overpriced at $16.00 especially considering that there was no bread or roll included. My latte ($7.00) was terrible since there was very little milk in it and the cup was only 1/2 full. The waiter did bring me a little jug of steamed milk to add to but only after I suggested this would be a remedy. I won't go back. There a so many other places for good food and ambience in Tucson.

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The Woodlands, Texas
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“great spot for breakfast or lunch”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Very nice menu. Inside is quiet and tranquil. Outside seating is beautiful with tables beside plants and flowers.

Visited January 2013
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Tucson, AZ
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Nice Park”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

We liked the sandwiches and the area surrounding the Bistro. We found it to be a little pricey though for this area. There are so many other places to go just as nice. Don't think we'll be going back too often.

Visited May 2012
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Tucson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Lunch outdoors on the patio”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

My first time for lunch at this beautiful restaurant. Wonderful menu with lots of healthy choices. Waitress was outstanding, with impeccable service. The food (I had salmon) was delicious.

Visited November 2012
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