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Wisdom's Cafe

) #1 of 1 Restaurants in Tumacacori ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, , Vegetarian Friendly
1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
+1 520-398-2397
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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“burrito” (54 reviews)
“fish tacos” (27 reviews)
“tortilla soup” (12 reviews)
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1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you're driving, please have only one margarita (Herb sneaks extra tequila in them, I think). The food isn't the greatest but I still enjoy everything I try including their crisps, enchiladas, taco salad, burritos and the fruit burro dessert. The atmosphere really adds a...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very, very good on all fronts, fun atmosphere with mariachis strolling along tables. Live music on weekend evenings. An all around experience to enjoy. Things in Santa Cruz County AZ usually move a little bit slow, so enjoy the atmosphere!

Thank bajaarizonat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Wisdom's is a 4-generation family fixture in Tumacacori. It's a down-home family kind of place. Heck, on weekends, sometimes an old cowboy, Bill Manzanedo, will come in, strum his guitar and sing songs from the 1960's. The waitresses are quick, warm and fast with bringing...More

Thank Lindsay M
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Where do I start? I have been going to Wisdom's since 1973. It was a hidden gem that only the local's knew about. For many many years it was my ultimate Mexican restaurant destination. I would take friends visiting Tucson on a roadtrip to Wisdom's...More

Thank TucsonCouple
Reviewed 23 May 2017

We live in Rio Rico, AZ and this is our go to place to take guests. Good authentic Mexican food, not the imitation stuff you get in the East and Midwest. Probably the best Margarita you will ever have.

Thank David G. C
Reviewed 22 May 2017

It had been awhile since we'd been so we stopped on our way back from Mexico. We were tired and hungry. We both had burgers which were ok but not outstanding enough to be worth the price charged. The salsa on the table was so...More

Thank Duncan C
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We were touring the beautiful Tucumcacori Mission and struck up a conversation with fellow tourists. As it was around lunchtime, we asked their opinion on where to eat close by. They recommended Wisdom's Cafe Original. Unimposing on the outside, with a giant chicken statue by...More

Thank Paul W
Reviewed 12 May 2017 via mobile

We like to come to Wisdom's for the delicious and reasonably priced margaritas. They changed the food menu and we like the old menu better. So we decided to give the fajitas a try for the first time off of the new menu. Now it...More

1  Thank alamedafrances
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended by friends so we tried it. The service and chips were good but the food was tasteless with no spice. My wife had fish tacos that she had to eat with a fork since they was so much liquid they could...More

Thank jgnesn
Reviewed 27 April 2017 via mobile

We had heard a lot about this restaurant so when we spent the day at Tubac Presidio State Park, we figure we'd give it a try. We went for lunch and the food was okay. We didn't have a chance to try their infamous fruit...More

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Nearby Attractions
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Ginny L
29 December 2016|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
The Tubac exit, then go under I-10 (East) to the stop sign and turn right. Go 2-3 miles south, and Wisdom's is on the left. Look for a giant white chicken in front of the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tumacacori
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-2397
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YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT FOR 68 YEARSLet our family serve yours mouth-watering Mexican food & much more. Owned and operated by 4 generations of the Wisdom family.Our family works hard so that yours will enjoy a wonderful meal among friends. Tuesdays 2-for-1 margaritasFridays/Saturdays live music and open late until 91st Friday drink specials2nd Saturday drink specials and live music 1st Wednesday are BBQ Ribs
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