Downtown at the edge of the Barrio Histórico next to El Tiradito shrine, El Minuto is a meeting ground for Anglos and Latinos, who come for the lively atmosphere and Mexican home-cooking. In business since 1936, this establishment is a neighborhood landmark and a prototype that other Mexican restaurants often try to emulate. Cheese crisps (that is, Mexican pizzas) are a specialty, and the enchiladas, especially carne seca (dried meat), are tasty. The chile con carne is another local favorite. This is a fun place for people-watching—you’ll find all types, from kids to businessmen in suits.
El Minuto Cafe
354 S. Main Ave, USA
Our Rating Neighborhood Downtown Hours Sun–Thurs 11am–9pm; Fri–Sat 11am–10pm Phone 520/882-4145 Prices Main courses $8–$17.50 Cuisine Type Mexican Reservations Reservations not accepted Web site El Minuto Cafe
Map354 S. Main Ave USA Tucson
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