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Cup Cafe in Hotel Congress

#6 of 1,545 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811 (5th Ave.)
+1 520-798-1618
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Frisco, Colorado
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Sat at the bar for brunch during Dillinger Days. The bartenders Alex and David made it a special visit. The food was very good, but the barmen were awesome. The iced tea was the best ever (subtle blueberry and orange flavor). The Dillinger capture re-enactment in the Congress Hotel Plaza was fun...but the bartenders prevailed.

Thank OllieBeeswax
Tucson, Arizona
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious dinner in this historic restaurant. Shared the NY strip and ribs entrees. The waiter split them for us on separate plates. Both entrees were fabulous and reasonably priced. The deserts are always tempting as well. One of our favorite restaurants here in Tucson!

Thank clsta
Tucson, Arizona
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

A cute place for a date, the setting is cool, but crowded so hard to really feel relaxed. Food is good....haven't had any stand out items, but never left disappointed.

Thank TravelAneml
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in here for lunch. What a great place. Not that far off the freeway. I rarely give 5 stars for lunch, but it was the best "lite lunch" we've ever had. Food was awesome, creative, uniquely local, and well priced.

Thank Tom R
Tucson, Arizona
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158 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Before every Tucson Roadrunner game we go to the Congress for fish tacos, fries and drinks. We usually go to theTap Room with our favorite bar tender Heidi. If we are with a group we set in the patio area of the Cup Cafe. The food and service is excellent. The setting is unique and charming. The pie is so... More 

Thank Smokedogaz
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Mgr Herb takes such great care of us. Staff is perfect! Drinks n Dining is always1000%. She loves the fish and I love the salads!

Thank BajitoOnda
Tucson, Arizona
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21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

In all honesty, we have never had anything more than cocktails at the Hotel Congress. However, having said that, we always take 1st time visitors to downtown Tucson there as it is a great building architecturally speaking that will transport you back to another bygone era! If nothing else, at least have a drink there and absorb the history!!

Thank vagabond5179
Tucson, Arizona
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44 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Cup cafe and the Congress hotel have a lot of history. Indoors it's a little crowded and noisy. If weather permits always sit out doors. Service was ok. The food wasn't bad, but nothing special. Not sure we'd go back.

Thank Arties191
Tucson, Arizona
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Cup and Congress have always been favorite stops. Whether it's for music or food the place delivers with a funky Tucson vibe. The food at the Cup Cafe will surprise you with its gourmet flare applied to some unique dishes and comfort foods

Thank BFDiesel
Tucson, Arizona
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I like this funky little cafe/bistro. It's in the Hotel Congress, Tucson's historic and reputedly, ghost-ridden (but very cool) hotel. The food is always good, the service is fine, but really, more than that, the Cup Cafe is quintessential Tucson. Great for lunch with friends. It is small though, so there might be a wait. Be sure to give your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
American, Cafe
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Bar scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Families with children
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 311 E Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701-1811
    (5th Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-798-1618

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