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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a wonderful lunch on a quiet Monday in Tubac. Not many of the restaurants were open but we were lucky Shelby’s was. We couldn’t decide between the chicken pesto sandwich or the Black Bean burger so we ordered 1 of each and decided...to split it. Our server, understood what we were doing and our plates arrived with a 1/2 sandwich of each. We didn’t have to do anything. We started with the black bean burger and it was excellent. It had a slight hint of heat but nothing that overwhelmed the other flavors. We also got an order of the sweet potato fries and potato waffle fries. We are both partial to sweet potato fries but when our server suggested a serving of both, we agreed. Again, our plates contained 1/2 orders of both. The sweet potato fries were delicious but we couldn’t believe how good the waffle potato fries were. Crispy on the outside, wonderful potato flavor on the inside. She explained how she made them, fresh, every day. The fries were so good, and we figured they wouldn’t taste as good later, that we ate the burger and the fries. We were too full to eat our chicken pesto sandwich so our server brought us boxes to go. We ate the chicken pesto sandwich 2 days later and it was excellent. It was the 1st meal of our trip and it was fabulous. We talked about how much we enjoyed both the food and the service during our entire trip.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a poor experience for lunch on Saturday. The waitress was unpleasant. We both ordered the portabella wrap lunch. We both ordered the sweep potato fries. One wrap was ordered without the cream cheese. My order came with regular fries and both had no...cream cheese. I told the waitress that I ordered the sweet potato fries and she said...no you didn't and walked away. She was so rude I was uncertain about asking for the fries I ordered because who knows what she would do to the order in the kitchen. The bus girl was friendly and efficient. The food was ok but not what I ordered.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Menu items such as basil chicken with spinach (hot) on ciabatta roll, Turkey & cheese (hot)....and their sweet potato fries & regular potato waffle fries were outstanding! All food served hot by two wonderful wait staff girls! Nice wine menu & plenty of outdoor seating...for dinner...it was a bit too hot outside to eat there.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed May 10, 2021

This is a great place to stop for lunch after a morning of shopping. They offer excellent choices and good service

Date of visit: May 2021
Reviewed April 28, 2021 via mobile

We looked for a recommendation on TA and chose Shelby’s - EXCELLENT choice! I had a pizza and my friend the curry chicken salad- we were both pleased with flavor and presentation. Dessert was the chocolate mousse pyramid and OH MY- it was simply divine....My only regret is that I don’t live nearby to eat here more often!More

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 20, 2021 via mobile

We always eat here whenever we are in Tubac. The food is excellent and we love their pet friendly deck with lovely Mountain View’s. Excellent and friendly service. Out of the main chaos of town. A must stop We had sandwiches and salad for lunch...and then took a pizza home for dinner. Perfect dayMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 5, 2021

Good food, good service, good view. We have been before and were looking forward to taking our friends. We had a short wait for a table with shade; it was a warm one that day!

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed April 3, 2021 via mobile

There are snob appeal places to dine in Tubac and you will pay for it. I convinced friends to try Shelby’s as none of us had been there. Not a disappointed diner among us and easy on the budget too🤠👍

Date of visit: April 2021
Reviewed March 12, 2021

hard to find but very popular. Food was good quality, had delicious salad. Lots of outdoor seating. People were waiting to get in after we left.

Date of visit: March 2021
Reviewed February 2, 2021

Shelby's is a bit hard to find especially after dark with no street lighting. We persevered and found the the bistro and enjoyed a very nice dinner with friendly accommodating service

Date of visit: January 2021
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Shelby's Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4