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About Permanently Closed - Acacia real food & cocktails

This restaurant is permanently closed.

Acacia Real Food & Cocktails offers fine American cuisine paired with a full bar menu. Albert Hall, owner and chef, prepares contemporary dishes using locally sourced ingredients from the area. Guests can stop in for Sunday brunch or lunch and dinner every day to discover the food behind the AAA Four Diamond Award and several Tucson Lifestyle Culinary Awards.

Visitors can start off the meal at Acacia Real Food & Cocktails with a steamed dumpling appetizer or a field of greens salad. Entree options include the essentials like pork chops and steak, or diners can experience garlic custard and pastry-wrapped salmon. Bar options include craft beers and traditional cocktails that pair nicely with dishes, such as the old school burger and braised pork with pozole. When visiting Acacia Real Food & Cocktails for dinner, request a window seat to take advantage of the stunning desert views at sunset.

3001 East Skyline Drive
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Vegetarian / Vegan, Global, International

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm,
Dinner: Tuesday -Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
Skyline and Campbell

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 232-0101

Website:
http://www.acaciatucson.com/

Executive Chef:
Albert Hall

Private Party Facilities:
The Acacia Gallery is located at the north end of the patio and will accommodate up to 50 guests. Modern artwork by local artists is on display. Acacia features a new artist every 3 months.

Private Party Contact:
Lila Yamashiro: (520) 232-0101

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Indoor Smoking Area, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Acacia real food & cocktails - Permanently Closed Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

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food

4.3

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

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Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (589)
Notable Wine List (494)
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Great for Lunch (320)
Vibrant Bar Scene (227)
Hot Spot (188)
Great for Brunch (187)
Great for Outdoor Dining (140)
Late-night Find (76)
Kid-friendly (23)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2016

What else would you expect from a 4 Diamond, Iron Chef location? The menu and meal were creative, the service was outstanding, the view of the city is spectacular.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 8, 2016

All good..................!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2016

We are so sorry to See Acacia close after many terrific meals. The steamed dumplings w/ harvarti, cashew sauce & a touch of wasabi are divine! (Albert if you open up again somewhere, they MUST be on the menu. ) This is one of the few restaurants with at least one quiet booth away from the bar and other noise where one can actually hold a conversation! But you can also get great sunset views at the windows if you like that. We had the bronzed salmon w/ mushroom risotto and pork schnitzel with mustard sauce - both with seasonal veggies -- just terrific! We followed Acacia from its first location in St Phillips to Skyline and will miss it a great deal. Thanks again for many wonderful memories!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 14, 2016

It was our last dinner in Tucson, and are very sorry that Acacia will not be there next year when we return. We have loved all our meals at Acacia. Thank you.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 10, 2016

This is a wonderful restaurant, but it's closing in May.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 9, 2016

Wonderful dinner at Acacia, will miss them when they close! Had to get in at least one more time to enjoy the duck for my birthday. This place was always the choice for birthday and anniversary dinners. Love the food, view and the blood orange creme brule! Best wishes to the owners. Thank you for many fine suppers...

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Late-night Find, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 3, 2016

We always enjoyed our visits to Acacia...so sorry to see its closing in May 2016. We are sad to see it go. Too many wonderful restaurants have closed in the Tucson market. Good luck to all!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 1, 2016

Chef Albert Hall has always been a leader in fine dining in Tucson

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 26, 2016

It is a shame that this fine Tucson restaurant is closing. This has been a favorite special occasion place for years and it will be missed.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 23, 2016

Our server was terrific. What a good piece of luck (I won $75 credit at a golf tournament) and a bad piece of luck (they close in May). The yellowtail was perfectly rare. So many restaurants overcook a dish like this.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 19, 2016

Good margarita and underseaoned, boring food

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 (Chicago)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Menu is balanced with choices. Portions are of reasonable size for those who are not BIG eaters. Waitresses are efficient and polite.

Tags: Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 12, 2016

Acacia has long been my "go-to" restaurant for special occasions. The food is consistently good and the service is always excellent. The food combinations are imaginative enough to give your taste buds a great experience. And the prices are fairly reasonable.

I'm so sad they are closing their doors in only a few more weeks.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 10, 2016

Ordered Cioppnio companion had Salmon. My dinner was very good. Tasted her salmon and it was amazing. Tasty and seemed to melt in your mouth. I decided to never cook salmon at home again, my home version could never compare.
Incidentally, the server had recommended the salmon.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 8, 2016

Acacia was, as always, excellent. Since they are closing soon, they are a bit short staffed and service was a bit slower than previous visits. Food was great- I had smoked duck breast that was terrific. The closure will be a loss to the Tucson restaurant scene.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on March 8, 2016

The duck and lamb were prepared perfectly and the beet salad is a winner every time.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2016

We had the fish and chips. The fish was superb, but the fries were limp and soggy, and not very tasty. The calamari appetizer was delicious.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 23, 2016

We had a magnificent dinner, starting with our first course a mediterranean fritter, which was outstanding. My lamb was delicious, and my husband's salmon was excellent. And how sorry to read the next day that the restaurant is closing. We will miss Acacia.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on February 20, 2016

My wife and I dined at Acacia recently for the first time. The experience was very positive. My wife had the tomato soup and scallops which she said were excellent. I had the Maple Smoked Duckling which was also excellent. I tried the by-the-glass Petite Syrah, which I did not find to my liking.

We would return and recommend it to others.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 20, 2016

It was too dark inside the restaurant. The view is beautiful but the curtains were all kept closed and we missed the sunset....

Tags: Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Been here before, years ago.
Returned on Valentine's Day.
Maybe it was because of the day but really disappointed. Food tasted like was prepped much earlier and menu was uninspired. Will say that server was very good!
Shame because I recall really liking it on prior visit.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 9, 2016

We shared flash fried calamari for an appetizer. The calamari was great but the sauce was quite spicy - like someone wanted to just be different. I would have appreciated a good aoli sauce more.
I had breast of duck and it was tasty, although cooked rare and thus somewhat tough. We were warned by the waiter that it would come medium rare. It was rare. My wife had onion soup and it was great.
The service was just fine and the wine that our waiter helped select was very nice.
They gave me a complimentary dessert and it was a very nice key lie pie.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 6, 2016

My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here, and the staff was very nice in accommodating us with a nice quiet table and great service even though they were extremely busy because of a big event. The food was terrific - very fresh, beautifully prepared and cheerfully presented - a nice wine list, too.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2016

We had a very enjoyable dining experience at Acacia. The food was delicious, the server was knowledgeable and the view of the city in the valley below was beautiful. We were celebrating a milestone birthday and received a complimentary dessert beautifully presented. We highly recommend this restaurant.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 6, 2016

We celebrated our 50th Anniversary at Acacia last year. Picking the spot for our 51st was a no-brainer. Great food and beautiful setting. Thanks

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 (Miami)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Food was Good but not wuau. View was spectacular. Stayed in Tucson only for 2 nights., so can not compare it to other local restaurants. I'm basing my review by comparing it with restaurants in my home town, Miami.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 5, 2016

Very clean food with interesting and uniques flavors
Great music

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on February 2, 2016

Just wanted to say thanks to chef Albert and his crew. For making a birthday extra special.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 29, 2016

Acacia serves very fine dining in a little bit of a hidden away place in northeast Tucson. The Scottish Salmon and Lamb were very flavorful and the staff was helpful and eager to please.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 28, 2016

Good but expensive. Great staff. Pleasant time. Excellent location.

Tags: Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 24, 2016

The food is always great at Acacia and the wait staff is lovely. Varied menu and the spinach salad is very good..a standard for years. The wine list is mediocre, especially by the glass.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2016

Food is good but not fabulous. We sure wish they didn't add cheese to EVERYTHING. The views at sunset are fabulous.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 22, 2016

We like Acacia for the fish items. Scallop appetizer is perfect, same for the salmon. Always enjoy our visits.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 21, 2016

Good food, inspiring cocktails, reasonable selection of wine helped me to have a good dinner alone away from family and business.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 17, 2016

Chef Albert makes amazing food!! Everything on the menu is excellent!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 12, 2016

We had eaten here before and our experience was very good, again. Great menu and wine selections. Excellent service and views. You won't be disappointed dining here. Great for out of town guests.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on January 10, 2016

Acadia was excellent in every way. I had the duck!!!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2016

First time here in quite a while. Totally enjoyable dinner with my wife. Acacia's decor and ambiance is lovely, and there is a wonderful view of Tucson lights twinkling below. Food and service were both great. We need to go again soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 9, 2016

A great place to have good food and service while enjoying Tucson City Views

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2015

Wonderful brunch options, attentive servers and relaxed atmosphere! We will be back!

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