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2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-5705
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El Paso, Texas
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682 reviews
407 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 208 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Trip Advisor makes us leave at least a one, but I can't rate the food as we did not eat here. While visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum we wanted to get some lunch. We stood in a very confusing line for 30 minutes, got close to the area to place our order & was told it would be another 30... More 

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Thank Rose H
Management response:

Hello Rose H. Thank you for your review, we heard you and will address the issue right away. We are sorry you had unpleasant experience. More 

Tucson Az, United States
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167 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
RESTAURANT'S FAVOURITE REVIEW
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

The food here, which is inside the Desert Museum, is very good. Just because you are trapped inside the Museum, one is not ripped off by high prices for lousy food. The burgers are large and tasty, the tacos are large and very tasty as well. All reasonably priced as well.

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Thank Chucker00
About Restaurant's Favourite Review
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135 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I was saddened by the lack of prickly pear on the menu (but maybe I missed it?) If you’re visiting the museum, the food is better than ok and relatively well priced. The ordering situation at the taco station was confusing but eventually it all worked. If I were to visit again, I’d have a heartier breakfast and plan on... More 

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Thank prestoninaj
Management response:

Hello Prestoninaj Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that your overall experience was pleasant! Next time you are at the museum make sure to try our prickly pear iced tea and prickly pear chicken breast sandwich! More 

South Africa
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299 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 182 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Conveniently located in the desert museum, there are two service areas. One provides hamburger-type food, while the other serves Mexican-style food. Both were very good. Typically for this type of place, rather pricey. Also, when the park is full, be prepared to wait to be served.

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Thank PANeddie
Management response:

Hello PANeddie! Thank you for taking time to post this review, we are very pleased that you had a good experience here in Ironwood Terraces. Please come back soon and try our other location- Ocotillo Cafe! More 

Maryland
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362 reviews
217 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had lunch here yesterday traveling with my group and it was a great quick lunch - which was perfect because I wanted time to see the museum! I had a ham and cheese sandwich, chips and some Prickly Pear Tea (yummy and special). Just what I needed! There is a larger full service restaurant but this was good for... More 

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Thank HistoryLover2017
Management response:

Hello there HistoryLover2017! Thank you so much for your review! We are very pleased that you had good experience here in Ironwood Terraces! We hope for you to come back and try Ocotillo Cafe, our full service restaurant as well! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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495 reviews
224 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 216 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is a wide variety of foods to choose from which suited our large group well. You go to the counter you are interested in and they take your order there. It's nice that everything is made fresh for you. That being said, the food wasn't anything out of the ordinary but it did hit the spot after a morning... More 

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Thank Chris L
Management response:

Hello Chris! We are very pleased that you had good experience at Ironwood Terraces! Please come back soon and try our fantastic gluten free tamales as well. More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

Who knows if this place is good. We went there to eat. We were seated right away and 15 minutes later we left when no one came to wait on us. The place was not busy at the time. The menu looked good.

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Thank 774Beth
Management response:

Hello 774Beth! Thank you very much for taking time to post this review, although we would want to make sure this review was intended for Ironwood Terraces, since it is a quick service grill and there is no table service available. Please let us know if there was some sort of confusion. More 

Iowa
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249 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

We ate here while spending a full day at the Desert Museum. It reminds me of "airport food." There was a small amount of fresh fruit, prepared cold sandwiches and yogurt parfaits but mostly burgers, pizza slices and fried food. A "build your own salad" and some soups were available which were healthier alternatives but I was disappointed that there... More 

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Thank fotobug
Tehachapi, California
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178 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

My boyfriend and I decided to do a sit down meal after spending several hours touring this wonderful living and informational museum. I had the tortilla lime soup and he had the green chili stew. Both were great. We also shared the large salad with the prickly pear dressing which was fabulous and quite substantial. Our waitress, Sherry, was cordial... More 

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Tucson Arizona
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543 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,770 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The "Ocotillo Café" is closed now for renovations, so we came here for lunch at 1:30, and the line to order was out the door. However, there are no other choices, and the food is prepared when you order, and it is really tasty. So, my husband found a table outside in the shade, and I stood in line for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 5
Cuisine
American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-883-5705

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?