Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

4.8
406 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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 406 People Are Saying
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1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed special daddy daughter time. We both loved the brunch and the variety available. Never got past the breakfast items, though did enjoy some oysters!

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GP
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Recently enjoyed brunch with my husband for our 25th wedding anniversary. We usually do a nice dinner out for anniversaries, but decided to change it up. My husband was impressed with the large variety of food items offered. I enjoyed the mimosas! We had a lovely time, and the desert mountain views are simply amazing.

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PT
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding brunch and excellent service with live music on patio!

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WD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed Thanksgiving Day buffet. Overall, it was very good. Although we sat inside, the traditional dishes were served outside, where it was a little cool. Consequently, nothing was piping hot. I'm usually a prime rib fan, and like it appropriately rare, but this looked a little too rare and while it was under a heat lamp I expected it to be too cool for my taste so I passed. I'm not a big turkey fan, but I tried it and it was exceptional, as were the usual accompaniments. I sampled the pulled pork and skillet corn bread. The corn bread is usually great, but both it and the pork suffered the same fate of not being hot enough. Of course Loews can't be faulted for the weather.

inside there were stations for Sushi, seafood, meats and cheeses, salads, breads and desserts. Too much to sample, other than some shrimp cocktail, bread and dessert. We were disappointed in the desserts, which in the past have been exceptional. Perhaps it was our taste buds after all of the other delicious food, but everything seemed to be too sweet. I know desserts are sweet, but some of these were overboard. The cheesecake for example had a crust that actually had a gritty texture that I attributed to sugar crystals. Perhaps it was just me, but that is my impression.

The service was good, although we seemed to get passed off from our original waitress to another but both were attentive and we have no complaints. We had done their buffets before and we will do it again.

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J
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Tasty Thanksgiving meal with choices for every palate.

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D
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been coming to this restaurant for their Sunday brunch for several years, and have never been disappointed. The variety of food and the placement of the various selections makes it very easy for all types of dietary needs and wants. They do a good job of using fresh veggies and spices directly from their garden on their premises. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to impress some 'out of towners' or just want a Sunday break.

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JJ
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Sunday brunch, lots of options. BBQ, bottomless mimosas, huge dessert bar. Enjoyed by the whole family from kids to seniors.

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MB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Sunday Brunch. We will definitely be doing this again!

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JC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic family atmosphere with teenagers food is amazing bottomless mimosas couldn’t ask for more

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J
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We have been here for Sunday brunch on numerous occasions and it never disappoints. So many choices. Such nice Champagne. Ribs, prime rib, fish, turkey, mac t miss spot.

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GW
Tucson
11 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Loew's Ventana Canyon Brunch is exceptional! We went with two other couples and had wonderful mid day meal! The memossa were excellent and endless!! It's one of our very favorites!

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CF
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The amazing variety of food coupled with remarkable, friendly service makes this Sunday Brunch the best in the State!!

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AF
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Danielle is an excellent server and has made our last 2 anniversary brunches very special!

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B
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Going to the Blues n Blues B B is always a delight. The food & music is great. Chef Ken and our server Daniell are a delight. Never disappointed. Thank you all for a great time.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Grill station meats/veggies were moved inside...food was cold. No toaster for breads and bagels. Sea food was fresh. Ceviche tasted old. Desserts were just so so. Creme Brulee didnt have a hard crust...cupcake was dry.

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M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service - great group dining since it's a huge buffet and everyone can pick what they prefer.

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MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have been going to the Sunday Brunch at Canyon Café for about eight years now and they never disappoint!!! Food is always consistently good.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Sunday Buffett was quite good. My only suggestion is to ask the servers to explain where the different food presentations were located. We would have missed the breakfast line if we hadn't asked a customer.

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LT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Sunday I’ve had in awhile. I love this place!!

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YN
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Due to the heavy rain everything had to be moved indoors … the
food was still delicious it just made the location of the "heartier" food
a longer distance to walk & sort of awkward in that it was like you were
exiting. Overall, it still was a good time had by all.

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DJ
Tucson
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food! Great service! Beautiful views! Always a good idea!

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J
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We simply love the Ventana Canyon Sunday Blues & Brews Brunch! It’s a great atmosphere and the food is delicious. It’s our favorite special occasion brunch spot.

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B
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We and our friends have been going there for years. Great Sunday buffet. Danielle and all the staff are fantastic. Chef Ken does a great job having such good food. Can only say great things about this place.

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DM
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Music and the waitresses were awesome, very helpful. Food was delicious and great presentation. Beer was great choices

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OT
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I reserved a table for 4 for my birthday. We have a 6 year old girl and a baby. We were guided to a quiet and spacious area. Very considerate! The service was very prompt and friendly. We enjoyed the food, especially the deserts. Fabulous views. My daughter enjoyed feeding the fish after lunch. For her, the pond is a plus!
Highly recommended!

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VD
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday brunch has amazing delicious food & desserts with a huge variety and selection. We try to go once a year for birthday celebration. Worth the drive and price for all of the available options you get. Mimosas and crafted beers are also included in this brunch and we enjoy them a lot! The staff is very attentive & awesome. Always checking in on you and making sure your beverages are tipped off and empty plates taken away expeditiously. Presentation of food is gorgeous!! Highly recommend this Sunday brunch!!

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JN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful brunch food options and attentive staff. Best of all, it is quiet enough that you can hold a conversation without straining to hear.

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VW
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We stayed at the resort & ate a breakfast, a lunch & a brunch in this restaurant. All were great, the brunch was outstanding! Would recommend it with no reservations & will be back next time I am in town.

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AW
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our table of 12 was celebrating five birthdays at the Blues, Brews & BBQ Sunday Brunch, and it was fantastic. Choices, presentation and quality of foods were all great. The BBQ going on outside was excellent, delicious grilled vegetables and everything from salmon to prime rib. Tasty desserts and the perfect mimosas and Dragoon (best Tucson brewery) beers were flowing. The birthday people each received a decadent chocolate cupcake with Happy Birthday beautifully written on the plate in chocolate. Everyone enjoyed the fun and casual experience and our wait staff were also super attentive. The Ventana resort and grounds are 5-star, a must visit, and the Sunday brunch should not be missed.

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PM
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Brunch selections appeared limited compared to our last visit.

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C
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great lunch and love the walk to the falls

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B
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have never been disappointed. Will continue to go back. Food & service outstanding.

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BM
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our Open Table reservation was handled just as expected. Our reserved table was ready before we arrived. The Sunday Brunch at the Canyon Cafe is always spectacular and the service outstanding. The setting is awesome. It's always a treat to dine at the Canyon Cafe.

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OT
Tucson
16 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Here for Sunday brunch which, as usual, was excellent. Not as extensive as usual because the weather forced it inside but still very good. The seafood bar is always my favorite. The BBQ ribs were melt in the mouth good.

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MJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Great as always. We look forward to this. We can't afford to go if it is to much more expensive though, which is why we don't go here to holidays. I love the food very much and your staff is very nice and helpful and polite. Sometimes I have to wait a little too long for a check, but your staff is always great.

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MM
Tucson
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The valet parking started a most delightful experience. Hotel is elegant. We were given our favorite table. Right near all the good seafood to start. The eggs benedict were not so good the first time, dry, but the next batch was excellent. The waiter staff was very good and kept us with delicious champagne. We will definetly come back. What a way to spend my birthday, born on the fourth of July.

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CW
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

enjoyed the food and service. the server was terrific and friendly. My only disappointment was we had made reservations on open table for breakfast one a.m. and the hostess did not advise open table that we did show up, so we did not get the points we were entitled to. Disappointing.

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M
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent as always, brunch had a great selection of breakfast, Bar-B-Que, salads and desserts. Also, unending mimosas a wonderful touch.

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AZ
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were celebrating our 47th wedding anniversary at the Blues, Brews and Barbeque Brunch. The food was delicious, the service superb, the ambiance outstanding. We highly recommend their brunch. This was the 5th year we have celebrated our anniversary here. Love it!

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Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well....I’ve dined at my fair share of breakfast buffets (Ritz Carlton, Four Seasons, Fairmont, The Phoenician, The Kahala) and this one at Lowes Ventana Canyon is the top of the line! The number of entree selections presented were too numerous to list. As a pescatarian I was in 7th heaven 😍! I enjoyed 3 trips and 3 plates of fresh oysters, shrimp and sushi. My husband is an omnivore and dais the barbecued ribs were some of the best he’s ever tasted. They had all of the normal breakfast offerings which included the best cinnamon roll ever 👏🏾. The outdoor patio offered pots of beans, corn, serving trays loaded with roasted veggies, platters of chicken, brisket, ribs and oh so great salmon, corn bread and a carving station with prime rib. I know I left more food selections out but I couldn’t possibly list them all! Each meal comes with an offering of tea, coffee, waters, juice, craft beer, mimosa and Bloody Mary if you so choose..and I did choose. The dessert table was fabulous but I could hardly fit any more in my stomach so I just sampled everything. The wait staff was absolutely great with many different servers stopping at our table and asking if we needed anything. No one said that it was not their table...how about that! I arrived in Tucson early Sunday morning to dine at this buffet due to the numerous positive reviews and I was so glad I did.

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