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Ultimate Guide to La Encantada

La Encantada Shopping Center Mall Tucson

La Encantada is one of six shopping malls in Tucson.

The other five are:

Located at 2905 E. Skyline Drive, La Encantada is a two-level outdoor luxury shopping center in north Tucson. It 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), a workout studio (Barre 3), an arts & crafts studio (Creative Kind), and a dog adoption non-profit. 

Locals would tell you that La Encantada offers the premier shopping experience in Tucson, especially if you are looking for upscale stores and restaurants.

OVERVIEW

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.

Is La Encantada on Twitter and Facebook?

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

STORES

Does La Encantada have a Nordstrom?

Sadly, no.

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.

Which clothing stores does La Encantada have?

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.

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, 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 2022 or 2023?

Toni & Guy is opening in late 2022.

DINING

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 four on-site restaurants are:

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

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

La Encantada also has Frost Gelato, Savaya Coffee, and a Nektar Juice Bar.

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:

RESTROOMS

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?

No.

Is there a nursing area??

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

OTHER AMENITIES

What is there to do for kids?

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.

What else do I need to know before I visit?

That just about covers it. Have a great time!

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ISR Tucson
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