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About Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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.

7000 N. Resort Dr.
Tucson, AZ 85750
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southwest

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am,
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm

Cross Street:
N Kolb / Sunrise

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 615-5496

Website:
http://www.loewshotels.com/en/Ventana-Canyon-Resort/dining/restaurants

Entertainment:
Live Music every Sunday during Brunch, featuring Local Blues Artists.

Parking Details:
Self Parking and Complimentary Valet available

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.

Private Party Contact:
Audra Barrios: (520) 529-7912

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Brunch (16)
Sunday Lunch (15)
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Good for Groups (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Good for a Date (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Fun (6)
Live Music (6)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Fit for Foodies (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Casual (3)
Healthy (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Business Meals (2)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Comfort Food (1)
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Spicy (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Yummy brunch with great views! Would dine here again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Kid-friendly, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Live Music, Good for Groups, Fun, Romantic, People Watching, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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!

Tags: Live Music, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Fun, Great for Lunch, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2017

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Live Music, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tucson)·Dined 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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 (Phoenix)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, People Watching, Special Occasion, Live Sports, Casual
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 (Birmingham)·Dined 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.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Brunch
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 (Orlando)·Dined 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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·Dined on August 20, 2017

I've been going to Canyon Cafe's Sunday brunch every so often for over a year now. We always ask for Dannelle as our server! She takes great care of us, as do the rest of the staff, and we're always treated to amazing food in the beautiful Sonoran desert. If you like a wide variety of food, bottomless mimosas, and great service, then this is definitely the place for you :)

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Live Music, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fun, Disabled Access, Scenic View, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Healthy, Great for Brunch, Cozy, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Greensboro)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Food is very good but service was very slow. Its hard to eat brunch when they didn't clear your dishes. I had to move our dirty dishes to another table. Our waiter needs to be trained on how to multi-task. Fill a glass and take away dishes. And he needs to write down the drinks so he gets it right. He got it wrong twice.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Scenic View
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 (Columbus)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Brunch offered unbelievable variety, it's an event more than a meal.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Live Music, Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Best burger I've had in quite some time. Loved the views and service was great. Really enjoyed our lunch.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Found the biggest gray hair in my oyster. Everyone didn't finish eating. What a waste of $42.00 times 6

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 30, 2017

We had a great view. This was my first brunch at this site. The extras that were included were impressive such as bloody marys and beer.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fun, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Have been to brunch a few times. Each time it seems to decrease in quality. Breakfast food was cold. Waffles were cold, stale and that was usually my kid's favorite part. Dessert cookies stale. Granola berry bake was also stale and not edible. the Mac and Cheese is normally the best but this time it was left out sitting too long and cold, clumpy. I tried to tell someone about the waffles and cookies but they just looked at me. Breakfast food not rotated and was cold. BBQ stuff was good. I hope it gets better. Mothers day was awesome and fathers day was great. This time, not so much, especially for such a heafty price tag.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on July 16, 2017

It was awesome everything overall

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, our server Melonie and her assistant Denis were very accommodating. Fantastic variety of foods to choose from. Though we were unable to try many things on offer at the buffet (because we were so full), everything we did have was very tasty and the bottomless mimosas were also a really nice touch.
We will definitely be back.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Six of us went for the Buffet. It has the best variety of seafood, meats, desserts, etc. and great Mimosas. Service is excellent, our dishes are picked up once they are empty so we may get more food.. We have gone numerous times over the years and the quality of the Canyon Cafe has never changed, always fantastic. Danelle our server always has a smile and is very efficient. I ask for her when making reservations. You never feel rushed when sitting and enjoying the conversation of the people you are with. It is a great place, we will return again soon.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 16, 2017

We've done the Champagne brunch with our bunch several times. You can't beat the variety of food.......omelets on demand, eggs Benedict, Sushi, oysters, salmon on the grill, roast beef, grilled veggies and of course, Mac and cheese. Don't miss this if you are in Tucson on a Sunday. 11:00 till you quit. Oh yeah, live music too and the servers are great.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

The dining room has a wonderful view of the mountains and the staff was very professional and friendly. Great for get together of friends.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Requested special occasion recognition (25 yr anniversary) which was NOT recognized. Brunch selections have been reduced. Service was spotty at best. At $42 per person, we expected at least, our anniversary cookie or cup cake w/sparkler. Swimming pool users should be required to use basic pool cover up attire when entering/using the food service and eating areas.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 25, 2017

Lowes Canyon Cafe is one our favorites for a relaxing sunday brunch . Its always busy and reservations are recommended all year. Never had a bad day at their sunday brunch. Its a very happy crowd and great choices of food for your enjoyment and be sure to save room for Desserts..

Tags: Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Live Music, Good Vegetarian Options, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Disabled Access, Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Very disappointing all the way around. Was really looking forward to brunch and booked a table for 7 to celebrate my husband's 50th birthday. When I confirmed my reservation I was told that the birthday would be recognized. We arrived and were seated a table for 6, not 7. We had to find an extra chair on our own and waited 10 minutes for service and to get an extra place setting. I asked for coffee but my husband had to ask again 20 minutes later to remind the server to bring coffee. Although all of the adults at the table drank coffee we never got refills. We had to ask almost every time to get refills on our mimosas. The food selection was varied but most of the food was marginal at best. The service was terrible. We had to stack used dishes on our table as a hint to the servers to clear the table. Although we saw other servers recognizing birthdays at other tables, my husband's birthday was never acknowledged. The biggest insult was that a 20% gratuity, which in my opinion should be reserved for service that is well above average, was automatically added to our check with no option to adjust appropriately. Ridiculous. Do yourself a favor a pay the extra $10/person for Hacienda del Sol. I will never return.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (Tucson)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Great location, food & service! Always a pleasure every time I'm at this property!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Denver)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The food was good, but for the cost of brunch the endless mimosas definitely made it worth it

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Good for a Date, Live Music, Fit for Foodies
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 28, 2017

We have been there many times over the years and will continue to return. Everything is beyond reproach, there is absolutely nothing to complain about. Wish there were more restaurants that valued their patrons as they do here. Food is always good. . Service is great when you consider how many people they serve. Danielle is our favorite server, always very attentive and smiling. Robert makes a good omelet.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Vegan, Romantic, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 28, 2017

One of the best resorts we have been to. The customer service was top notch!!! Beautiful location for a variety of occasions.

Probably the best Sunday brunch I have had.

Tags: Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Another great afternoon enjoying the blues, brews and BBQ brunch. Food and beer was great as usual and the servers went out of their way to make sure we had what we needed. Can't wait until next time.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 27, 2017

We celebrated a birthday at the Canyon Café and it was lovely. After the meal we took the short walk up to the 30 foot waterfall along a beautiful rock pathway beside a gurgling little stream. The setting and the beauty of this awesome resort always fills my heart. It is one of the loveliest places in all of Tucson and hence a real favorite of mine.

Tags: Business Meals, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The resort is in a nice place, and the staff is pretty nice. The problem is the food, the oysters looked like popped balloons full of mud. The ribs were dry. The mac n cheese was watery. Truly, not terrible. Nevertheless, it's not worth the price of 42 greenbacks per person. I would only recommend it if you plan on getting your moneybag worth in drinks. If you want to get tanked, this might be a good value.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

This is our 4th visit to the Canyon Cafe brunch at Ventana Canyon in Tucson. The food is consistently delicious and plentiful. Service can be slow but not painfully slow....just a lag between the request and having your needs met by the wait staff. Nothing major. The Jazz is phenomenal as are the mimosa's. The brunch has become an "anything goes" as far as dress code which takes away from the ambiance a bit, but it is a resort so to some degree that is expected. Bottom line, the main thing is the food and it is amazing. Definitely go and enjoy yourself!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Went there for the Mother's Day Brunch. A bit spendy, but it was a special occasion. Friendly service; lots of choices from the menu. Not rushed through the meal.

Tags: Healthy, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Live Music, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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