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“Nice view of the storm...”
Review of Shelby's Bistro

Shelby's Bistro
Ranked #3 of 19 Restaurants in Tubac
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $12
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed August 26, 2013

Great food, a great view of the huge thunderstorm, where we were nice and cozy inside. Loved the blue cheese stuffed chicken breast with saffron risotto and grilled asparagus. Great kids' choices, too (all in the head of our server)!

Service was slower, as it was busy, but everything was tasty!! Great appetizer of chicken quesadilla with goat cheese -- a recommendation of our server/owner.

A family favorite -- we'll be back!

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Thank Linda F
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Reviewed August 18, 2013

Wonderful food, wonderful atmosphere, and wonderful shopping all around the restaurant. May favorite Tubac eatery - I return again and again!

Thank jessica w
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

While a bit pricey for lunch, it is nice place, service was laid back but good, burger was excellent as were sweet potato fries. My partner's wrap was ok, he said.

Thank aardvark55
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

Tubac is our all-time favorite day trip when we want to get away from home for a few hours. The drive south on I-19 is always a pleasure; the sky is bluer and it seems there are always lovely clouds building up against the dramatic Santa Rita mountains. The town is a colorful mix of small touristy shops, bright with Mexican crafts, and galleries, plus the ranches and original adobes of the old-time families, including an interesting cemetery. There is no shortage of really good places to eat but Shelby's Bistro remains our #1 choice to return to at least once a year. It's not hard to find Tubac Road and look for a plaza with several shops (including the Crowe's Nest). Thread your way through a lovely courtyard to the back and cross an arroyo by way of a foot bridge to a little bit of heaven. The patio and the views from the dining room are charming and oh so relaxing. We are not foodies but feel the food is very good and worth the price. Bottles of Republic of Tea graced the table for a refreshing summer treat but there is a decent wine rack as well. The single waitress in this intimate setting was busy but attentive. The abundance of butterflies and hummingbirds around the patio in July were a bonus. It will be hard to choose from many dining choices if you are in Tubac for a one-time visit, but Shelby's would be the right pick.

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Thank Sunsetwoman1
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

It's always delicious. Sit out on the porch and just take in the Santa Rita Mountains and the kinetic sculptures. The Ahi Tuna salad is delicious, but my husband said that his hamburger was great. He always orders it well done and it came well done. In the past I've gotten their pasta and the lavender chicken. It's been consistently good.

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Thank Marquita E
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