Tucson Food Tours is a walking tour of Downtown Tucson – with stops at six interesting and delicious restaurants.
Established in 2012 by a firefighter and his wife, the tours feature local lore, lots of history, and insider foodie tips. It’s a fantastic introduction to the downtown area and will clue you in on where you might want to return with family + friends.
Where do you meet for the tour?
The meeting place of the tour varies, but you can expect to receive complete details upon registration. Our recent tour began in the courtyard at Hotel Congress.
What time are the tours?
Tours are available on most Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays between September and May. Wednesdays are sometimes available as well. Check the tour schedule for your preferred date.
How long do the tours last?
Tours last approximately four hours, 11:00am to 3:00pm.
How much walking is there?
You can expect to walk approximately 2 – very interesting – miles.
What restaurants will we visit?
The line-up sometimes changes, but all of the picks are worthy ones – from Sparkroot and El Charro to Riley and La Cocina.
How much does it cost?
$49.99 per person.
What is the parking situation?
Find your own parking downtown – metered spaces or parking garages. Remember…parking downtown doesn’t have to be intimidating! Consult our parking guide for tips.
What should I wear?
Dress is casual, but be aware that you’ll be walking ~2 miles. No stilettos! Comfortable shoes and layers are advised. Don’t forget sunglasses, hats, and sunscreen.
What should I bring with me?
- Cash for ordering alcoholic beverages, shopping, and/or tipping.
- Your camera and/or phone! So many photo opps in Downtown Tucson!
Are bathrooms available?
Yes. There are several stops along the route where you will be able to use restrooms.
How much food is there?
You will receive a sample at each restaurant – plus unlimited non-alcoholic beverages (water, soda, juice, tea). It is the equivalent of a full lunch meal…with the bonus that you get to experience the ambiance of different restaurants.
Should I tip the tour guide?
If you enjoy the experience, gratuities are gratefully accepted (but not required).
BABIES & KIDS
What ages would be best suited for Tucson Food Tours? Can I bring my kids?
Tucson Food Tours caters to adults, but feel free to check with the owners with special requests or questions. Note that there are no discounts for children.
Can I arrange a private tour for my business or for a party?
Absolutely! Tucson Food Tours is happy to work with groups (large + small).
Is Tucson Food Tours active on social media?
Yes! LIKE Tucson Food Tours on Facebook.
What else do I need to know before I go on a tour with Tucson Food Tours?
- Tickets must be purchased 48 hours in advance and tours often sell out. Book in advance to ensure a spot on your preferred date.
- You can “gift a tour” to a friend or family member! Gift certificates are available for purchase.
- Call 520-477-7YUM for more information.