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Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

4.2
356 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Special Occasion
  • Sunday Lunch
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. $42.00 per person.

Chef Ken Harvey showcases his modern American cuisine with a southwest twist, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southwest
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am,
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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Phone number
(520) 615-5496
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
For private events in one of our banquet rooms, please contact our Catering
Team. We can accommodate parties from 10-600 guests in size for
weddings, fundraisers, corporate meeting, or any special occasion.
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Private party contact
Audra Barrios: (520) 529-7912
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
N Kolb / Sunrise
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Parking details
Self Parking and Complimentary Valet available
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Entertainment
Live Music every Sunday during Brunch, featuring Local Blues Artists.
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 356 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Wonderful Variety of food offered. Had a great outdoor table seating. Mimosas and bloody mary’s were delicious. However, I had to clear the dishes myself all but once.

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2.0Dined 5 days ago

The menu for lunch is extremely limited, and the Fish Tacos were extremely disappointing.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Great food and service. Sunday brunch was excellent.

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

Such an enjoyable atmosphere. Chef Ken knocks it our of the park! Great staff too.

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5.0Dined on March 15, 2018

It was, as always, wonderful. A favorite place, despite the price, of all of us. Especially the 96 year old retired Brig. General we take out for lunch each week. We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Fantastic array of food offered at this buffet. We got to meet the charming executive chef and the service was lovely. The view is amazing!

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Excellent Sunday brunch as always! Delicious and diverse options, always a treat.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was great. However, service was horrible. Was only served 1 drink during the entire brunch, no idea who my actually server was. I noted in the reservation that their would be multiple checks. The server dropped one check, charged cards incorrectly, and the entire paying process took about 30 minutes. This ruined the entire experience.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Really liked the outdoor food set up. I think better use of space should be considered inside as there were two tables, dessert and seafood, in the entry of the restaurant. Odd to have those two close together as well. Noise was a bit much, tables very close. Food quality was excellent. Service was efficient but not friendly. Perhaps too many tables per server? I would return when next in Tucson. Great place to stay.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Love this place and the brunch. We come often and are never disappointed. Just be sure to make reservations well in advance because seating can be limited (or not available at all) during most brunches...especially if it’s for a larger crowd or during the holidays.

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1.0Dined on February 15, 2018

Oh how the mighty has fallen. An environment with no ‘life’ plus that ‘great’ greasy carpet smell. Very nice staff, but we chose to source our food from the bar menu (Which is the better choice, IMO). It might be better in spring evenings when they can open the doors, but until then, sad to say: “Not worth the time”.

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1.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We ended up having to eat in the lounge area because the restaurant was closed at the time of our reservation. The food in the lounge area was the same as the Canyon Cafe menu. The food was good, but the prices are steep. We were also frustrated by not having a table when we had made a reservation well in advance.

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5.0Dined on February 4, 2018

My daughter was in from out of town and we wanted to celebrate with the Sunday brunch. All staff were outstanding, food delicious, champagne flowing and topped off with great and yummy desserts. The musicians were terrific. Two thumbs up for a memorable experience. I will be writing a great review with photos. Many tx

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Me and my fiancé attended the Blues, Brews, and BBQ brunch. My advice, come very hungry. Tons opf BBQ, Sushi, Breakfast, and desserts! Endless mimosas brought to your table and bottomless brews. A live band to top it all off = a 2 hour brunch where you can get stuffed and entertained.

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3.0Dined on January 28, 2018

I have heard wonderful things about brunch at Ventana Canyon and unfortunately, we were very disappointed. The food was sooooo bland as though nothing was seasoned. We did enjoy the seafood section and the dessert bar as well as the champagne. We were so excited about all of the offerings at the grill but again, no seasoning and it was all very dry. That said, there were tons of people there and they all seemed to be enjoying themselves. I really wish it had been incredible but it just was not.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

I have been to numerous Sunday Brunches across the country and in all the years I have been enjoying them, only two stand out as exemplary: Salty's on the Columbia River in Portland, Oregon and the Canyon Cafe at the Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona. We went to the Canyon Cafe this past Sunday to celebrate my birthday. We live here in Tucson but still used Open Table to make a reservation (as we did at Salty's). When we arrived exactly at our reservation time the restaurant was crowded but we were taken immediately to a table with a "reserved" sign on it. We were seated right next to large window with a beautiful view of the mountains behind the resort as well as the outdoor portion of the buffet where the BBQ tables and grills were.

I was having a tooth problem and was restricted to items that did not require a lot of chewing so I concentrated on the seafood bar which was well stocked with fresh shrimp, oysters, mussels and sushi. I then found a platter with smoked salmon at the salad bar and got more than my money's worth there. I should also mention that from the moment we sat down our champagne glasses were kept filled until we stopped eating. (you can also have unlimited Mimosas or craft beer)

My wife, not being handicapped with a bad tooth, immediately went out to the patio and came back with BBQ chicken which she proclaimed to be superb as well as the BBQ'd veggies. There was also BBQ beef, prime rib and other meats available.

The last course was at the dessert table and the choices were almost overwhelming. The variety of desserts was amazing and delicious and was topped off by one more glass of bubbly.

The service was hard to rate as all they really had to do was take away the dirty plates and fill our champagne glasses but it was done cheerfully and efficiently and added to the enjoyment of the whole dining experience.





Whether you live in Tucson or just visiting, I highly recommend the Sunday Brunch at the Canyon Cafe.

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3.0Dined on January 14, 2018

I ate sushi and a cake. Sushi is not sushi, Too cold and poor ! 2 or 3 years ago, cake had more selection but this time was not cakes. only cookies, I do not like them.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Love the food, service, and the place. thanks for everything!

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Brunch was outstanding! I think this year was even better than last year! Yes it expensive but so delicious and varied it is worth every penny! Treat yourself, outstanding!

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5.0Dined on December 10, 2017

Not our first time to Sunday Brunch and won't be our last. It's always a treat, and spectacular

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5.0Dined on December 3, 2017

The best Sunday Brunch in Arizona!

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2017

Brunch is always the BEST and the Christmas Tea has been a family tradition for 7 years. This year I have plans for tea with my family, with girlfriends the next week and my employers family the following week. It is the best Christmas gift I can give!! I love Ventana.

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Way too expensive for Thanksgiving brunch. The shrimp, cheese were fantastic! Turkey , stuffing etc. So-so. Ambiance great!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Had Thanksgiving buffet and one of the best for choices, variety and quantity we’ve ever had anywhere. Service was wonderful, attentive servers, cooks at all stations who were most helpful. Outstanding and wonderful setting.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

We look forward to the sunday brunch. Food , service and ambiance is 5 star

Alittle pricey other
wise we would come at least 10 times.

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4.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Yummy brunch with great views! Would dine here again.

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4.0Dined on October 31, 2017

It was very quiet when we arrived because they were steam cleaning everything; I assume they were getting ready for winter guests. We had to walk through the Barista and wander around before we discovered ho to get to the dining room. Although that was a bit crazy, the food was good and our waitress was delightful.

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Fabulous. First time for brunch on Sunday and it was wonderful. Food excellent and so much to chose from. Fresh and presentation was lovely. Will definitely be a regular guest!!

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5.0Dined on October 29, 2017

Tone Blues & Beer Brunch has become a family tradition for our family when we’re all together. In my estimation it is the finest brunch I’ve ever eaten at. It has surpassed my old favorite brunch at the Ritz Carlton in Chicago. The grilled meats are superb, the mac & cheese is fantastic, amazing seafood, unique cheeses, velvety/lemony hollandaise covering perfectly poached eggs benedict and an incredible array of decadent deserts combine to make this brunch a cut above all others.

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing brunch! Wonderful food, setting and music. Would definitely return!

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5.0Dined on October 22, 2017

This is our third year going to the brunch at Ventana and we were not disappointed! The variety of choices from breakfast food to dessert is simply amazing. The wonderful vegetables and fruits fixed on the grill are also great! Having the mimosas and bloody marys included are just an added bonus. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2017

Terrific brunch.
Incredible food, atmospher in the Catalina foothills. Great blues band.

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2.0Dined on October 15, 2017

My wife and I have been to the Canyon Cafe at Lowe's Ventana Canyon a number of times for Sunday brunch. The food selection is waning and the quality of BBQ selections is fair to just OK. The prime rib must be "select" or lower grade...fat fat fat tough tough tough. Also, shirtless diners dining in the dining room should not be allowed. There were two shirtless diners selecting from buffet tables during our brunch visit yesterday, 10/15/17. Tasteless and tacky.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

As always, everything was great. Love our usual server, Danielle. Will return soon. Great for the money.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

A very nice experience with friends. The grilled meat and veggies were great. Shrimp were amazing! Desserts were enjoyable. Plenty of everything including drinks. Very easy to talk group at table. The music was a nice addition to the background. Will definitely return!!

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3.0Dined on September 24, 2017

It was the first time we had visited this resort in many years. It is, of course, in a beautiful setting. Although there were many options for brunch, the three stations (an up-three-stairs shrimp/oysters/mussels/sushi and desserts), (omelets and breakfast items with some salads), and an (outdoor grill with prime rib, salmon, chicken, ribs, and grilled vegetables), made it difficult to more around and impossible for my husband who has limited mobility. The staff seemed busy enough but yet inattentive and we took to putting our dirty plates on an empty table. The prime rib was VERY rare and fatty; the chicken and salmon overcooked. The restaurant charges $45 per person and automatically charges a 20% gratuity. I believe I prefer the Casino del Sol Sunday Brunch at $28.

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5.0Dined on September 10, 2017

The food, from seafood options to the prime rib were Delicious.
Staff was attentive to our "needs" and always with a smile.

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4.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Limited lunch menu, but we were able to find options that sounded good. Drinks and food were both decent, but not special. Overall gorgeous view of the Catalina foothills, but I would probably only eat there if I happened to be at the resort for some other reason.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful variety of food available and the presentation of the buffet was very nice. Upscale, dress appropriately, and very pricey.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2017

One of the best brunches!! Has something for everyone! Second time here and will definitely come again.
Outstanding food!

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