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Chef and owner Suzana Davila gives locals and visitors a taste of the complex flavors of southern Mexico at this funky and popular cafe inside the historic Clarion Santa Rita Hotel. Just take a look at the many international articles and awards that line the walls and you'll know that you're in for an exciting culinary adventure. Vibrant Mexican colors abound with just about every wall a different bright hue. The menu changes twice every day to offer guests to try both classic dishes and new adventurous ones.
La Cocina is a great place to pick for lunch after strolling around the downtown arts district. Situated in the shaded courtyard of the Old Town Artisans complex, this grill and restaurant offers Sonoran-style dishes in a 19th century cantina setting. Locals like to take out-of-town visitors to this pleasant place in order to show off their city. The ambiance is that of an 1890-style cantina, combined with patio dining in a beautiful courtyard setting with flowers and ponds. The fare is mostly Mexican, but does include dishes like the Fettucine con Pollo. Beer and wine is also available.
A fine place to satiate a massive hunger, El Güero Canelo is known for their delectable Mexican dishes. The restaurant has a spacious interior and the menu is mounted above their service kiosk. Along with quintessential Mexican dishes like beef burrito, chicken taco, quesadillas and ham torta, hot dogs served at El Güero Canelo have garnered quite a fan following. Their Sonoran Hot Dog has shot to fame on the popular food show Man Vs Food. All dishes are served in generous portions, and can be washed down with chilled colas.
Take a break from your regular burgers and indulge in the scrumptious flavors of Mexican cuisine offered at El Charro Cafe. Belonging to a restaurant chain that dates back to 1922, this restaurant is known for serving traditional Mexican delicacies. Try the Shrimp Chi-Charron, El Charro Carne Seca Enchiladas or other dishes from their menu which have been loved by their fans. The delicacies can be accompanied with delicious sangria, wine or cocktails offered on their beverage list. Choose the delicacies from their sinful dessert menu to put a perfect end to your meal. All in all, you are in for a pure treat while dining here.