Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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$30 and under
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The Canyon Cafe is the perfect spot to savor modern American cuisine with southwest soul. Soak in breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains from both indoor and outdoor seating.

Join us every Sunday, when we feature our Blues, Brews & BBQ Brunch, voted #1 Tucson Brunch two years in a row by Tucson Guide. Traditional and not-so-traditional brunch fare including locally brewed beer and favorites from the grill. Enjoy live music from the Tucson Jazz Society. A hip and casual way to relax on a Sunday. $45.00 per person.

Chef Ken Harvey showcases his modern American cuisine with a southwest twist, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients.
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Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Truly the best brunch buffet in the area ! BBQ ; Bottomless Mimosas; Craft Beer.. $10 Bloody Mary Bar .. and live Blues! Coupled with sushi ; oysters ; chilled prawns ; mussels .. and all kinds of amazing brunch - ness to feast on! The view at Loews is superb!

J
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Canyon Cafe is our favorite place to go. The selections are enormous and delicious; huge shrimp, oysters, roast beef, ribs, salmon,grilled fruits and vegetables. Plus, all you can eat desserts and the best cup of coffee anywhere - including Starbucks.

m
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice venue for lunch. Ambiance is very nice. This was a birthday lunch for a friend . I was a little surprised that a complimentary dessert was not offered but our waitress did take it upon herself to get something for the occasion in the form of a delicious cookie.

B
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have reviewed this restaurant many times over the years. It just gets better every time we go. The food is good and consistently refreshed & refilled during the day. Service is with out a doubt perfect. Danielle is the server we always request, she is great.

SW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate our anniversary every year here. They're Sunday brunch is the bee's knees. Great value for the price. I highly recommend getting a DD. The bottomless mimosas are irresistible.

GW
Tucson
25 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great setting and the food & service was outstanding!

TR
San Francisco
122 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The table service has improved greatly over the last time we visited, also the live music has been moved a little more towards the pool, making it much more enjoyable and not to loud has it was in the past. The Gravy was wonderful, would be nice to have biscuts to go with it.

DD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was the best I had in a long time! We enjoyed the walk to the waterfall and taking photos of the grounds. It was a very relaxing lunch.

OT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bbq brunch was amazing!

A
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think it would be beneficial to separate the beer from the Bloody Mary bar, folks were getting aggravated at having to wait for all the bloody Mary customers in line just to get a beer. Prime rib, seafood, real bagels! All terrific! Maybe more desserts that aren’t so sickly sweet in the future?

d
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday Brunch. They have a few walkable trails up behind the resort and beautiful koi fish, turtles and sometimes you can see some gorgeous water birds. On this visit we were able to watch a very playful roadrunner dashing around the grounds.

CO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, we had a great time at Sunday Brunch at the Canyon Cafe. Warren, one of our servers, was a joy. He was quick, observant and funny. We'll be back, of course.

OT
Tucson
31 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food choices at the buffet were excellent and lots of them. Had a wonderful experience it is an event worth trying.

BM
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Canyon Cafe is in an outstanding setting at a deluxe resort environment. The food presentation and variety is spectacular. The service is personal as well as efficient. We've enjoy this dining experience several times and look forward to another enjoyable experience soon.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always lovely, yummy, and friendly. Love their brunch the most out of all in Tucson!

JC
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday Brunch I've ever been too. Better than Vegas!

B
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, everything is excellent. Will return soon.

WT
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Would have been a great brunch if they hadn't put us outside in the heat and humidity. Had to leave earlier due to discomfort!

OT
San Diego
39 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good but the service was not as good as we have had before

SB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience2

I would definitely recommend it for brunch in the winter when you can eat outside and enjoy the view and the live music. However, in the Summer when the hotel rates are cheaper, it attracts a lot of locals and the place is a madhouse. During Summer it is so hot outside that it is really more comfortable to eat inside... this would be fine if not for the fact that the interior of the restaurant looks like a higher end cafateria... its really dull. Hacienda Del Sol's Sunday buffet is just as good, or maybe better, when it comes to the food, and the ambiance, clientele, and view are better.

MC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tina provided great service and is an asset to your hotel

DJ
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite spot for brunch in Tucson!
It’s a superb place to celebrate special occasions.

AZ
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not our first visit for the Sunday brunch and most likely not our last. Wonderful selection and all high quality. Until next time!

CC
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the mimosas truly delicious. The ambience was delightful and our server was attentive and kept filling our glasses without asking. Everyone was pleasant and I completely enjoyed the experience.

H
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday brunch. Food, service outstanding!!!

OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall1food4service5ambience3

Planned 40th birthday surprise was totally destroyed because the table they set up for us was outside in 106 degree heat. Hostess said I did request inside or outside. With the weather in heat alert one would think that perhaps try could have reached out to me to see what would work best for us especially since they had a phone number and email address for me. Yes, the birthday person was surprised when the hostess led us to the door to the patio and the heat met us. My gifts were sitting out on the 106 degree heat. Then, the hostess tells us there is not another table open until 1:30. Unacceptable!! The manager was informed by the hotel front desk who was kind enough to find us a table. However, the table was located in front of the door that led out to the BBQ station with a constant blast of heat entering. Our server observed a table that was about to leave and secured it for us which was in a much cooler section. My gifts had to be stored somewhere in the back until they could get us settled. When the gifts were brought to our table the custom made bows were destroyed and the large bag was torn with a big hole in it.
I was truly disappointed with this visit. I have take many guest and have had a party as large as 20 plus before the management change.
I was truly embarrassed this time because it was the first visit for the birthday person.
Adam the manager did his best to make things better. However, the element of the birthday surprise was ruined.
Monica, our server was delightful, very attentive, and gracious. Should I return I will be certain to request her.

KH
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience2

Everything was great. Biggest issue was how hot and uncomfortable it was in there. Very little air flow inside.

HM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Great selection. Some items are better quality than others. Espressos are extra but champagne & mimosas are included.

T
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall3food5service1ambience4

The service was horrible. The waiter didn’t bring us water until at least 15 minutes in and that is when we walked to the host to ask her for water. Then our drinks were not refilled until again we went up and asked for refills to the host

AD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing. Delicious food, great service. Easy to make reservations and changes, if necessary. The variety can satisfy any palate.

D
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The food was good, some even great except for the salmon which was very undercooked. Unfortunately, there was light rain during over brunch or we would have requested the chefs to put the fish back on the grill.

KS
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent brunch great variety to chose from! Always a good time.

PB
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We enjoy brunch at Loews Ventana Canyon every few months: this time we brought a younger couple as our guests to celebrate their wedding a few weeks back, and they loved it, too.

F
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the second time in two months my wife and I dined at the Canyon Cafe Sunday Brunch and we were not disappointed. This is the best Sunday Brunch Buffet I have been to with a tremendous variety of food( shrimp, oysters, mussels, sushi, smoked steelhead with bagels and cream cheese, Eggs Benedict, omelets cooked to order, fantastic prime rib, and all of kinds of BBQ out in the patio). It comes with all the Mimosas (or just champagne if you prefer) you can drink or craft beers if that is more to your liking. If you can put all this away and still have room, the dessert table will be waiting for you. You can sit inside where it is air conditioned or outside where the live blues band is playing. Dress is resort casual. I suggest you make reservations a week or two in advance as it fills up quickly.

JO
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely ambiance and outstanding service. We try to go there every Sunday we are in Tucson.

J
Phoenix
27 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Our favorite Champagne Sunday Brunch. Large selection and quality items (although yesterday's prime rib was tough). Our server, Debbie, was attentive, professional and friendly. Good Champagne with three unlimited craft beer selections. Be sure to make reservations.

T
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. As always.

M
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service to all the staff from front door, room, dining and pool service thank you from our daughtet sweet 16 bday and family...we luv yaz Lowes...thank you

B
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have been going for a very long time, years. It is always great food & fantastic service. In fact we never eat breakfast because we know there is soooooo much food there. Chef Ken does a great job. The whole staff is very nice and friendly Danelle is our favorite server.

F
Portland
12 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We go to the Sunday Blues Brunch Buffet for any special occasion that we can use. The variety and quality of the food is outstanding and the server kept our champagne glasses topped off. Having travelled all over this country on business, I have tried many, many buffets and none of them top this. Maybe the weekend buffet at Salty's in Portland, OR would appeal to the seafood lover but even down here in the desert, the fresh peeled jumbo shrimp, the icy fresh oysters and the mussels were delightful. I can also attest that the custom sliced prime rib was top rate and my wife also enjoyed the BBQ pork.

Try it - you will love it!