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Where downtown meets bordertown in cowtown In the tiny town of sonoita we're on the south side of town on the wrong side of the tracks that aren't even here anymore! We make awesome food from scratch and the beer is ice cold. Family friendly
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Drinks, Late Night, Lunch, Dinner
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Bar, Pizza, Pub
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Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Table Service
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Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

Friendly service. Able to move tables together for 12 of us. Pizzas were huge and and tasty. Didn’t stay for music but there was an area for it. Couldn’t ask for better service

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed November 5, 2019

According to the staff there was a family issue going on when we were there. Every time I tried to order an item from the menu, it was not availablt. Finally gave up and went across the highway to ear.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed March 31, 2019

Ordered pizza, it was good pizza but took much longer than expected. Hours are fairly limited but beer is cold. There are better options in Sonoita.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 9, 2019 via mobile

The food is freshly prepared, cold beer, and honest conversations. I love the atmosphere, and talking to the locals.

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

I stopped in for a beer and some street tacos. They were not busy but I was warned by the owner Tia that the cook prepared each dish individually so it may take a while. I was in no hurry so I ordered a beer...and chips and salsa. The beer was cold and tasty the chips warm and good and after some time my tacos arrived. I wish they had not. They were dry and overcooked the carne asada was not fresh and the tortillas as tough as she leather. The owner asked if I enjoyed the meal and I said not so much leaving half uneaten. She said where they overcooked and I replied they were. She made my bill and charged me full price for the tacos as well as the chips and salsa with my beer. 20 bucks for a draft, chips and salsa and 3 uneatable street tacos! I would put this on the must miss list in Sonoita.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

I came to this place to try out their pizza. I read the many positive reviews and wanted to taste one myself. This place does not disappoint. I walked in on a rainy Sunday afternoon, an hour before the Super Bowl. I first noticed the...red light, two pool tables and white lights above the bar. It's not the most appealing light while eating, but this is a local hangout. I was the first pre-game customer. Anita, the server and part of the husband-wife team who own this place, gave me personalized attention. I had a Crooked Tooth American ale and then a Barrio Blonde. The list of craft beers changes with inventory. There were five on the list when I was there. There are also plenty of the cheap domestic beers in bottles. I ordered a 14" "Dirty Hippie" pizza, an all-vegetarian pizza with mushrooms, green peppers, onions, black olives, garlic. It took a while for the pizza to come and I was hungry. "Everything is made from scratch" explained Anita, which should have told me to be more patient with my food. Once the pizza arrived, I couldn't wait to get started. What I should have done was be a little more patient so that it could cool off some so that the cheese wouldn't slide off the dough. There were plenty of toppings on my pizza. I could taste them all, including the garlic. The place filled up as the game started, but the place was never crowded. There is only one TV on the wall. A few locals gathered around it. I didn't come in to watch the game (I left before the end of the first quarter). I came in for the food. The resident cat Josiefat awoke from his slumber and greeted the guests. He even jumped up on the stool next to me. He's now around six years old. Anita said he was one of several kittens that were dropped off at the building. He stayed but the siblings were all adopted out. He knows his boundaries and stays out of the kitchen. I will be back. Anita is an animated server. The food is good and mostly Italian, although there are Mexican dishes on the menu. The place is only open Thursdays-SundaysMore

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed August 12, 2018

Locals frequent here and the owner is a local. You do not find better and this is under the radar. Do not miss this. The pizza is served right out of the oven and is delicious. Sauces, toppings and cheese ratio's are excellent. The crust...is nice, not too thick or thin and easy to consume. We got nice sturdy boxes for carry out. Cheers to this local find. Great bar area, nice seating and ice cold beer. Oh, and I had a nice glass of Moscato that was very nice.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Soooo, this is not Mexican! For some reason, we assumed it was based on the name. Super cute spot, and surprising menu! Mostly Italian food....pizza, calzones, meatballs, sandwiches. Pizza seems like their specialty, and everything is made from scratch! Our whole group ordered individual pizzas....All were good - I liked mine the best tho. The Leon. The roasted garlic on it (whole cloves) really set it apart from the others. "You can NEVER have too much garlic!" In summary - Delicious food and friendly staff. The owners served us personally. Good selection of drinks and local beers on tap. Overall great experience & our favorite little spot so far in Sonoita. We will be back!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

This little place is a local cantina, their pizza a great and have a great crust and toppings. Well worth a stop for local scene in Sonoita.

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed March 7, 2018

After enjoying an afternoon of horseback riding, we were hungry! We had passed Tia Nita's Cantina on our way to the horseback riding ranch and decided since it was so close to give it a try. Tia Nita's doesn't look like much from the outside....Don't let that stop your visit! We walked in and were greeted by two patrons enjoying a drink at the very interesting bar (the bar, and some of the establishment's walls are made of corrugated steel. We were told to have a seat and within a few minutes,one of the owners came to take our drink order. Tia's offers a nice selection of two items besides libations: pizza and calzones. I ordered the Matilda, which was a 10" thin-crust pizza topped with artichokes, sun dried tomatoes, spinach and onions. My husband ordered the Cowpuncher, also a 10" thin-crust pizza, but topped with hot sauce, pepperoni, sausage, mushrooms, and onions.Tia's is not a fancy place, but the friendly owner, people at the bar, pool table and TVs made it seem like a place the locals were lucky to have nearby. The table we sat at had a 'find the objects' game embedded in both sides, which we appreciated while waiting for our pizzas. We had just commented to ourselves about the amount of time our order was taking when the owner arrived with two of the most delicious pizzas we'd had in a long time. When he returned to ensure all was tasting good, he commented that his is a 'scratch kitchen,' and that's why it took a while for our orders to arrive. We were in relaxation mode after our active afternoon, so the half hour wait in Tia Nita's was not a problem. Be sure to stop; in fact, go out of your way to drive through Sonoita, and stop at Tia Nita's Cantina.More

Date of visit: February 2018
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RosannaK56
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Response from calizona1976 | Reviewed this property |
Pizza is definitely their specialty and they have TONS of amazing choices. Unique combos, as well as all of the traditional.
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