University of Arizona - Eating Out Guide
Athens on 4th Avenue
500 North 4th Avenue
It is a family owned and operated restaurant that is 16 years old. It has been voted several times as the best Greek restaurant in Tucson. The menu is rich and it contains Greek dishes, vegetarian specialties, fresh fish and seafood dishes, homemade soups, steaks and delicious desserts. The average cost for the entrees is between $8 and $12. The house specialties are the Braised Lamb and Gleekathakia, priced at $16.95 and $17.95.
Black Eyed Pea Restaurant
95 West River Road
The home-style American cuisine served here is very much appreciated by customers. The express menu contains appetizers that are priced between $3.99 and $5.99, including fried pickles and cheese sticks. The most expensive dish from the Tennessee menu is The Great American Sampler, made from mushrooms, cheese sticks, and fried pickles, served with the sauce chosen by the customer, costing $8.79. A catering menu is also available, containing dishes at affordable prices, below $5.
4821 East Grant Road
The restaurant has been serving the locals from Tucson for over 19 years. The menu includes pasta and seafood dishes, as well as prime ribs, salads, hamburgers and many other delicious dishes. The oyster bar contains shrimp cocktails, crab cakes and half-shell oysters. Among the specialties, there are: chicken fajitas, roast prime ribs, fried shrimps and grilled vegetables. The desserts include the Chocolate Chip Cookie, Hot Fudge Eclair, Super Sundae and the Fudgenut Brownie. The starting prices are between $8 and $12.
434 North 4th Avenue
Caruso's restaurant is offering homemade Italian food at affordable prices. The lunch entrees are priced at $7.45 and served between 11 30 am and 3 30 pm. The menu includes seafood dishes, traditional Italian cooking and homemade soups. The most expensive dish on the menu is the Veal Parmigiana, costing $11.95, consisting of thin slices of veal, covered with red sauce and a wide variety of cheese, all baked together.
6502 East Tanque Verde Road
It is considered to be the perfect choice for a romantic dinner. The decor is made from dozens of plants and flowers and the lighting is provided by candle flames. The menu is separated in two sections: Chinese dishes and Thai cooking. The most expensive dish on the Chinese menu is one of the chef's suggestions, called the Phoenix and Dragon, priced at $12.95. The most expensive dish on the Thai menu is one of the house specialties: the Seafood Combo that will cost $13.95.
2920 North Oracle Road
It is the oldest Mexican restaurant in Tucson. The menu includes appetizers at a starting price of $4.75, Children's portions starting from $4.25, Combo plates containing tacos, fajitas and tamales from $7.25 and a wide selection of beverages, as well as desserts. Customers may order appetizers such as eggs, nachos and tostadas. The combo plates include tacos, chili, tamales and fajitas.