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“Go early for lunch”
Review of El Minuto Cafe

El Minuto Cafe
Ranked #127 of 2,050 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $6 - $6
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed December 19, 2012

This place gets busy at lunch time so get there early. Excellent food, prices, and service. We were in town for our Grand Daughters graduation from the U of A last week and she took us there for lunch.

The lunch menu has something for everyone and the prices are quite reasonable. Plenty of tasty southwestern food. The service was excellent and the place was packed at 11 AM.

If you are looking for authentic Sonoran food then this is the place to go. Good for families or couples.

I had the beef tacos and they were quite tasty and very fresh.

I highly recommend you put this on you list of restaurants to try in Tucson.

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Thank rekster
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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Founded in 1939, same location, this family knows about cooking mexicano food. Their spin on Caldo Queso (con papas) is excellent. Lunch time this is quickly served and comes with a side cheeze quesadea. At 7$ this is tough to beat. The combo plates are all very good restaurant. The Carne Seca is excellent.

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Thank Jim B
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

Drove downtown for dinner at El Minuto on Tuesday. Landmark Mexican restauarant, just south of the TCC. Been there since 1939. Had a cheese and chili quesadilla (cheese crisp) with a house margarita for me and a Dos Equis for my wife. Followed with chicken flautas and tacos, which we split. Both dinners came with beans and rice. Excellent. This is the way Mexican food is supposed to taste. Sat on the patio, small, but adequate. Great evening. Would highly recommend it.

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Thank elrobo47
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

but worth the visit. The food and service were great. The prices were very reasonable. Good mexican food.

Thank Tucson_KEL
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

Delicious Mexican food walking distance from the Convention Center. The soups are the best in town . Try the calabacitas!

Thank Ted S
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