La Encantada is a two-level outdoor luxury shopping center in north Tucson. The upscale mall features elegant architecture, open breezeways for walking, a delightful courtyard that is often used for charity fundraisers & events, and fine dining choices that are sure to meet the approval of any foodie.
In addition to shops and restaurants, La Encantada also has several salons, a grocer (AJ's Fine Foods), and a workout studio (Barre 3).
Locals would tell you that La Encantada offers the premier shopping experience in Tucson, especially if you are looking for upscale stores and restaurants.
La Encantada is one of six shopping malls in Tucson.
The other five are:
La Encantada opened in Tucson in 2004.
The stores are indoors and the walkways are outdoors.
Yes. Parking is free and plentiful.
Yes. There is a covered parking lot on the north side of the mall. Unshaded parking is also available on all sides of the mall.
Other parking options include: valet ($*), electric vehicle charging stations, and Tesla charging stations. *Valet runs Thursday - Sunday, 4:00pm to close, during seasonal times of the year.
Yes. Tucson's only Apple Store is located at La Encantada.
Yes. Tucson's only Pottery Barn is located at La Encantada.
Clothing stores include: Ann Taylor, Anthropologie, Athleta, Clutch, Creations Boutique, Francesca's, Free People, J.Jill, Johnny Was, LOFT, Lucky Brand, Lululemon Athletica, Madewell, Soft Surroundings, Soma Intimates, Spirit of Santa Fe, Sundance, Tommy Bahama, Victoria's Secret, and White House Black Market.
There are no shoe-specific stores at La Encantada.
Athleta has an Athleta Girl section, which offers athletic clothing & accessories for girls, sizes 6-16.
Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, and AJ's Fine Foods would probably be considered anchors. No other department stores (Dillard's, Macy's, JCPenney, etc) are at La Encantada.
Toni & Guy and Levi's opened in late 2022.
Coming in 2023: Psycho Bunny, Tecovas, and True Food Kitchen!
La Encantada does not have a food court, but there are a number of fantastic sit-down restaurants that are part of or near the center (see next two questions).
AJ's Fine Foods, an upscale grocer on-site, also has a bistro and patio with outdoor seating.
Good question! The four on-site restaurants are:
Our vote goes to Blanco Tacos & Tequila (try the cheese enchiladas!).
La Encantada also has Frost Gelato, Savaya Coffee, and a Nektar Juice Bar.
There are a wealth of posh sit-down dining options near La Encantada.
Our top picks within a 2-mile radius are:
Firebirds Wood Fired Grill is a national chain that specializes in hand-cut steaks and seafood in a made from a scratch kitchen. Pull into a circular drive and find a convenient parking spot before heading into an intimate restaurant space that is both comfortable and refined. Chef Mario Soto oversees the menu offerings, which are sure to delight your palate. Enjoy fall-apart-in-your-mouth meat and fish entrees, grilled to perfection, with appetizing and healthful sides.
Restrooms are available on level two near AVEDA and Tiffany & Co. A water bottle filling station is also available near the restrooms.
There is not a designated nursing area, but there are several benches in the outdoor courtyard.
Since La Encantada is an outdoor shopping center, it is slightly more kid-friendly than average. The courtyard provides a nice place to run around under trees and on the vibrant, well-kept turf.
That just about covers it. Have a great time!