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“Classic Tucson” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress
311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
(520) 798-1618
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Ranked #29 of 1,682 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 5th Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Classic Tucson”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

This is a interesting little restaurant in the historical Hotel Congress. They have a small but good menu with a wide variety of dishes including vegetarian. The atmosphere suits the old hotel, and it's a neat stop if you're visiting Tucson. The parking lot for the restaurant is a little small, but there are plenty of other places to park nearby.

Visited May 2013
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
The hotel only has 12 parking spaces, but we're less than one block away from three separate lots and garages, so there's always parking somewhere nearby.
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Eugene, Oregon
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“best pork belly tacos ever”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Rather than order a more expensive entree, I chose the appetizer tacos, both the fish tacos and the pork belly tacos. Oh my, what an experience. The tortillas are as thin as rice paper and yet hold together well. Delicious. And the service was good, too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Many customers often will order an appetizer for themselves as an entree, and we're glad to hear that you enjoyed both styles of tacos we serve at The Cup.
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Seriously good tacos”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Had a couple beers and tried both the pork belly and fish tacos....each absolutely delicious. Not sure about the other food but the tacos are worth a visit.... Nice patio/beer garden too.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
Tucson has a lot of great Mexican restaurants, but we keep hearing from people that our tacos are some of the best in town. One of the perks of having a "New American" menu is we can take the best dishes from all over the world and offer our unique spin on it.
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Phoenix, AZ
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36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Fabulous Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Loved the baked egg dish for breakfast, "Queer Steer" veggie burger so delicious and huge!, peanut butter cheesecake light and fluffy, outstanding!

Visited May 2013
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
I'm so glad to hear that you enjoyed three of our most popular dishes, including The Baked Eggs, which is by far the most popular. Thanks for the review!
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Rochester, Minnesota
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“What a find!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2013

We ended up here by accident but were pleasantly surprised by the high quality service, the varied menu and the comfortable all be it rustic seating. We ate a bit early before the outdoor music started but that would have been fun too. The Congress Hotel is old world and charming...check out the lobby bar! In short, I would suggest this restaurant for an excellent meal in a casual setting that won't leave you disappointed.

Visited May 2013
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Karlen R, Manager at Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
You've captured what we strive for with every guest: An "...excellent meal in a casual setting that won't leave you disappointed." We're glad you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you again!
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