Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food

You already know Tucson is teeming with the best Mexican food in the southwest, but you can never have too much of a good thing. That’s why you get 23 full miles of the best Mexican food thanks to Grayline Tours, which is now offering a hop on/hop off option so you can feast to your corazon’s content. The popular tour company has partnered up with a Tucson radio program to make sure you get the real Tucson experience from fine dining to the best taco trucks in town.

Not only do you get top of the line Mexican food, but you can also get an insider’s perspective on what it takes to make the best Mex in town. Of course, you can also self-guide the tour! Officially, the 23 miles begins at El Mercado San Augustin, but you can start wherever you like!

A Gastro Journey

Many of the restaurants and stands featured on the official tour are known only by locals. The mile markers are invisible, but span across the Sonoran desert. There’s never any need to travel beyond those magical miles because scores of restaurants are on the list and easily drivable from one another.

Check out El Charro Café on Court Street, the oldest Mexican restaurant in the country. It’s been owned and operated by the same family for generations. Many restaurants offer a Sonoran fusion twist, but others are 100 percent authentic. Where will your first mile marker be?