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Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

345 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Brunch (13)
  • Special Occasion (12)
  • Sunday Lunch (11)
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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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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Cross street
N Kolb / Sunrise
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Parking details
Self Parking and Complimentary Valet available
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Live Music every Sunday during Brunch, featuring Local Blues Artists.
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
What 345 People Are Saying
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smiller (Key West)
1.0  Dined 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.

MarshaD (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 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

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 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.

GnRTucson (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined 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.

Ftrplt (Portland)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Tucson)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Tucson)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Tucson)
5.0  Dined 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!

MEtoo (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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

vipRMCO (Portland)
5.0  Dined on December 3, 2017

The best Sunday Brunch in Arizona!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

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

SWFoodie (Indiana)
5.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (Tucson)
5.0  Dined 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.

1inamillion (Birmingham)
4.0  Dined on November 5, 2017

Yummy brunch with great views! Would dine here again.