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Ironwood Terraces

2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-5705
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good48%
  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (15 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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Reviewed March 22, 2017

Trip Advisor makes us leave at least a one, but I can't rate the food as we did not eat here. While visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum we wanted to get some lunch. We stood in a very confusing line for 30 minutes, got close...More

1  Thank Rose H
Management response:Responded April 17, 2017

Hello Rose H, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you had an unpleasant experience and had to wait for so long. We will address this issue right away. We hope for you to come back and try out our other location, full...More

Reviewed March 22, 2017

I was saddened by the lack of prickly pear on the menu (but maybe I missed it?) If you’re visiting the museum, the food is better than ok and relatively well priced. The ordering situation at the taco station was confusing but eventually it all...More

Thank prestoninaj
Management response:Responded March 23, 2017

Hello Prestoninaj Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that your overall experience was pleasant! Next time you are at the museum make sure to try our prickly pear iced tea and prickly pear chicken breast sandwich!

Reviewed March 11, 2017

Conveniently located in the desert museum, there are two service areas. One provides hamburger-type food, while the other serves Mexican-style food. Both were very good. Typically for this type of place, rather pricey. Also, when the park is full, be prepared to wait to be...More

Thank PANeddie
Management response:Responded March 15, 2017

Hello PANeddie! Thank you for taking time to post this review, we are very pleased that you had a good experience here in Ironwood Terraces. Please come back soon and try our other location- Ocotillo Cafe!

Reviewed March 3, 2017

I had lunch here yesterday traveling with my group and it was a great quick lunch - which was perfect because I wanted time to see the museum! I had a ham and cheese sandwich, chips and some Prickly Pear Tea (yummy and special). Just...More

Thank HistoryLover2017
Management response:Responded March 6, 2017

Hello there HistoryLover2017! Thank you so much for your review! We are very pleased that you had good experience here in Ironwood Terraces! We hope for you to come back and try Ocotillo Cafe, our full service restaurant as well!

Reviewed February 23, 2017

There is a wide variety of foods to choose from which suited our large group well. You go to the counter you are interested in and they take your order there. It's nice that everything is made fresh for you. That being said, the food...More

Thank Chris L
Management response:Responded February 25, 2017

Hello Chris! We are very pleased that you had good experience at Ironwood Terraces! Please come back soon and try our fantastic gluten free tamales as well.

Reviewed February 16, 2017

Who knows if this place is good. We went there to eat. We were seated right away and 15 minutes later we left when no one came to wait on us. The place was not busy at the time. The menu looked good.More

Thank 774Beth
Management response:Responded February 21, 2017

Hello 774Beth! Thank you very much for taking time to post this review, although we would want to make sure this review was intended for Ironwood Terraces, since it is a quick service grill and there is no table service available. Please let us know...More

Reviewed January 26, 2017

We ate here while spending a full day at the Desert Museum. It reminds me of "airport food." There was a small amount of fresh fruit, prepared cold sandwiches and yogurt parfaits but mostly burgers, pizza slices and fried food. A "build your own salad"...More

Thank fotobug
Reviewed January 13, 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to do a sit down meal after spending several hours touring this wonderful living and informational museum. I had the tortilla lime soup and he had the green chili stew. Both were great. We also shared the large salad with...More

Thank judy r
Reviewed November 26, 2016

The "Ocotillo Café" is closed now for renovations, so we came here for lunch at 1:30, and the line to order was out the door. However, there are no other choices, and the food is prepared when you order, and it is really tasty. So,...More

5  Thank NYU62
Reviewed October 23, 2016

This used to be our favorite little weekend restaurant, but due to some recent changes at this restaurant, I can no longer give it a 5 rating. They have removed several favorite items from the menu and increased the prices on the remaining by $4.00...More

1  Thank tucson2403
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  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$5 - $5
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-883-5705
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