Ultimate Guide to La Encantada

La Encantada Shopping Center Mall Tucson

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 and a high-end grocer (AJ's Fine Foods).

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:


When did La Encantada open?

La Encantada opened in Tucson in 2004.

What are the hours?

  • Monday – Wednesday, 10:00am-7:00pm
  • Thursday-Saturday, 10:00am-8:00pm
  • Sunday, 11:00am-6:00pm

Why would someone visit?

  • To shop at upscale clothing, skincare, and jewelry retailers.
  • To people-watch on a nice day.
  • To enjoy a date night at one of Tucson's best restaurants.
  • To meet up with a friend for happy hour.
  • To attend a charity event or fundraiser in the courtyard.
  • To get your computer/phone repaired at the Apple Store.

Is La Encantada indoors or outdoors?

The stores are indoors and the walkways are outdoors.

Is parking free?

Yes. Parking is free and plentiful.

Is covered parking available?

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.

Is La Encantada on Twitter and Facebook?

Yes. You can follow La Encantada on Facebook and Instagram.


Does La Encantada have an Apple Store?

Yes. Tucson's only Apple Store is located at La Encantada.

Does La Encantada have a Pottery Barn?

Yes. Tucson's only Pottery Barn is located at La Encantada.

Does La Encantada have a Nordstrom?

Sadly, no.

Which clothing stores does La Encantada have?

Clothing stores include: Anthropologie, Athleta, Clutch, Creations Boutique, Francesca's, Free People, J.Jill, Johnny Was, Levi's, Lululemon Athletica, Madewell, Psycho Bunny, Soma Intimates, Spirit of Santa Fe, Sundance, Tecovas, Tommy Bahama, and White House Black Market.

What shoe stores does La Encantada have?

There are no shoe-specific stores at La Encantada.

Are there any stores for children?

Athleta has an Athleta Girl section, which offers athletic clothing & accessories for girls, sizes 6-16.

Which department stores/anchors are at La Encantada?

Crate & Barrel, Pottery Barn, West Elm, and AJ's Fine Foods would probably be considered anchors. No other department stores (Dillard's, Macy's, JCPenney, etc) are at La Encantada.

Are any new stores or restaurants coming to La Encantada in 2024?

  • Drybar and Rowan are now open.
  • Offline by Aerie, Gorjana, Vuori, and Alo Yoga are coming soon.


What options are in the food court?

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.

What is the best restaurant?

Good question! The five on-site restaurants are:

  • Blanco Tacos & Tequila
  • Firebirds Wood Fired Grill
  • NORTH Italia
  • RA Sushi Bar
  • True Food Kitchen

Our vote goes to Blanco Tacos & Tequila (try the cheese enchiladas!).

La Encantada also has Frost Gelato.

What are the best restaurants NEAR La Encantada?

There are a wealth of posh sit-down dining options near La Encantada.

Our top picks within a 2-mile radius are:

RESTAURANT SPOTLIGHT: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill

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.

  • ADDRESS: 2985 E. Skyline Dr, Tucson
  • PHONE NUMBER: 520-577-0747
  • GOOD TO KNOW: Firebirds Wood Fired Grill offers one of the best children's menus in Tucson. The selections go far beyond burgers and mac & cheese (although those are also available, if desired). Your adventurous eater can select fish tacos, wood grilled salmon, wood grilled steak, or a half rack of ribs - just like dad & mom!


What is there to do for kids?

Since La Encantada is an outdoor shopping center, it is slightly more kid-friendly than an average shopping mall. The courtyard provides a nice place to run around under trees and on the vibrant, well-kept turf.


Where are the restrooms located? Are they clean?

Restrooms are available on level two near AVEDA and Tiffany & Co. A water bottle filling station is also available near the restrooms.

Are family restrooms available?


Is there a nursing area??

There is not a designated nursing area, but there are several benches in the outdoor courtyard.


What else do I need to know before I visit?

That just about covers it. Have a great time!

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