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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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4.4

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4.5

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4.5

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

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Scenic View (11)
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Good for Birthdays (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Live Music (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Casual (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Romantic (4)
Seasonal (4)
Business Meals (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
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Authentic (2)
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Cozy (2)
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 (Key West)·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (Phoenix)·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

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·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.

Tags: Fun, Worth the Drive, Live Music, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·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.

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 (Portland)·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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Sunday Lunch
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 (Tucson)·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.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 1, 2018

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

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Tucson)·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!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Phoenix)·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

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The best Sunday Brunch in Arizona!

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 (Phoenix)·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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Disabled Access, Live Music, Scenic View, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 23, 2017

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

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Indiana)·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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (Tucson)·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.

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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 (Phoenix)·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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 (Tucson)·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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 (Tucson)·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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 (Phoenix)·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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 (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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 (Tucson)·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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vip
 (Columbus)·Dined on August 13, 2017

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

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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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 (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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 (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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 (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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