Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

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$30 and under
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American
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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. $45.00 per person.

Chef Ken Harvey showcases his modern American cuisine with a southwest twist, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients.
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Anniversary weekend; our server forgot about us since we weren’t drinking alcohol. Not worth $45 per person. Closer to $30.00.

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AzGuy
Tucson
49 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Sunday brunch at the Canyon Cafe is always a good time. It is hard to beat the atmosphere and the food selection is pretty good. It is a great place to take out of town visitors and a great place to enjoy brunch with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great way to celebrate our daughters 55th birthday with friends.

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vipFredD
Phoenix
129 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This reservation was canceled. So I can not review.

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SvetlanaS
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food selection is great, staff is friendly, it's gorgeous inside and outside, nice walk to a 80-ft waterfall. Definitely will be back.

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AmyB
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

We have been to the brunch 4 times in the past and the food didn’t seem to be as good. Bloody Mary’s are not included anymore. They did not have the selection as we had previously. Beautiful setting!!

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KrystalS
Tucson
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best brunch in town! Great food, drink, service and music.

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vipDominicR
Tucson
8 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for my boyfriend’s birthday. We have been here a few times before. It was great, as always. Just a little saddened when we found out the chocolate fountain broke! :( Other than that, everything was perfect. Thank you!

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vipclaf
New England
19 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

good breakfast the poached eggs were perfectly cooked.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, our server was very nice and the food was fantastic

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JOLW
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come to the Sunday Brunch at Ventana Canyon whenever we are in Tucson, which is several times a year. It never disappoints. It is commendable that the resort has such a low turnover in staff, so that one sees the same friendly faces there year after year.

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vipBabs
Chicago
70 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was good but my entrée salad was very small. The other dishes; fish tacos, Cobb salad and sashimi tuna were much more generous portions.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years ! Very nice and will attend in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great service and food

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience2

Friendly, attentive service...no problem there.
Mediocre food at expensive prices for Tucson. It was New Year’s Eve, so perhaps the kitchen was cutting corners for the a la carte menu. We considered ordering the buffet, but the choices were uninspired. Salmon main dish was tasty and cooked well, though shishito pepper and Brussels sprouts appetizers were bland and poorly cooked/prepared.
Ambience was dismal - lighting way too bright, no interesting art or decoration, and ugly, stained acoustic tiles on ceiling. Loews needs to invest in a way-overdue renovation of this space.

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NayNay
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We were really excited about the Buffet, unfortunately we were really disappointed with the whole experience. Food was ok, nothing really special, had to fight the carving station chef to give me an actual slice of prime rib instead of a shaving. The seafood was good, but the breakfast Buffet area left a lot to be desirable.

Dessert was very good specially loved the tres leches cake in a glass and churros, the service was ok but I must say I made a reservation over a month ago and all it got me was a table next to a pillar with no view of the mountains and the servers barely came by.

Also the hotel was housing a Football team and upon entering the buffet area we observed several players come off the street, bypass the hostess, and grab cookies and bite size cakes off the dessert and seafood area with their bare hands and walk back out which grossed my husband out as it appear they weren’t there to do the buffet and were just grabbing and going with several restaurant personnel watching and saying nothing. Overall not sure it was worth the $45 price per plate. Probably won’t do the Buffet and I will not recommend to anyone.

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David520
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Christmas brunch was our occasion. Lots of buffet options and very busy. Service was attentive and friendly.

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GeorgiaD
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not the same as before. No turkey ayt Xmas. Fewer servers. Bacon not refilled. Salad selection weird. Probably won’t do again.

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SvetlanaS
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely great time like always!!! Great food, patient an useful stuff !!! We love being there!!!

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PATRICIAR
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go here every thanksgiving--it rained this year so was moved into a banquet hall but excellent service, prime rib, turkey,yams,green brean casserole, pies all excellent. Had a harp player which was a nice touch since the event was moved inside. Never felt rushed and as usual had a wonderful time!!!

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Mendy
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service & food was fabulous! This is the best brunch I’ve been to in Tucson. One of the people with me said it’s the best brunch he’s ever been to!

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RaniaK
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food3service4ambience5

The Sunday brunch used to be a lot better, what happened?

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cb2cson
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, amazing service and an exceptional venue......This is for friends & family!!

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RobertBleppo
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Sunday Brunch. Nice duo playing the blues. Great food. Service was excellent. I highly recommend this brunch.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
3 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Truly the best brunch buffet in the area ! BBQ ; Bottomless Mimosas; Craft Beer.. $10 Bloody Mary Bar .. and live Blues! Coupled with sushi ; oysters ; chilled prawns ; mussels .. and all kinds of amazing brunch - ness to feast on! The view at Loews is superb!

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John
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Sunday Champagne Brunch at The Canyon Cafe is our favorite place to go. The selections are enormous and delicious; huge shrimp, oysters, roast beef, ribs, salmon,grilled fruits and vegetables. Plus, all you can eat desserts and the best cup of coffee anywhere - including Starbucks.

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marinewife
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice venue for lunch. Ambiance is very nice. This was a birthday lunch for a friend . I was a little surprised that a complimentary dessert was not offered but our waitress did take it upon herself to get something for the occasion in the form of a delicious cookie.

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Barb
Phoenix
35 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have reviewed this restaurant many times over the years. It just gets better every time we go. The food is good and consistently refreshed & refilled during the day. Service is with out a doubt perfect. Danielle is the server we always request, she is great.

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SavanniaW
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrate our anniversary every year here. They're Sunday brunch is the bee's knees. Great value for the price. I highly recommend getting a DD. The bottomless mimosas are irresistible.

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vipGeorgeW
Tucson
28 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great setting and the food & service was outstanding!

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vipTimR
San Francisco
124 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The table service has improved greatly over the last time we visited, also the live music has been moved a little more towards the pool, making it much more enjoyable and not to loud has it was in the past. The Gravy was wonderful, would be nice to have biscuts to go with it.

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DonD
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The salmon was the best I had in a long time! We enjoyed the walk to the waterfall and taking photos of the grounds. It was a very relaxing lunch.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bbq brunch was amazing!

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Ashley
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I think it would be beneficial to separate the beer from the Bloody Mary bar, folks were getting aggravated at having to wait for all the bloody Mary customers in line just to get a beer. Prime rib, seafood, real bagels! All terrific! Maybe more desserts that aren’t so sickly sweet in the future?

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desertcatz
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for Sunday Brunch. They have a few walkable trails up behind the resort and beautiful koi fish, turtles and sometimes you can see some gorgeous water birds. On this visit we were able to watch a very playful roadrunner dashing around the grounds.

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ChristaO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

As always, we had a great time at Sunday Brunch at the Canyon Cafe. Warren, one of our servers, was a joy. He was quick, observant and funny. We'll be back, of course.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
36 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food choices at the buffet were excellent and lots of them. Had a wonderful experience it is an event worth trying.

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BMac
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Canyon Cafe is in an outstanding setting at a deluxe resort environment. The food presentation and variety is spectacular. The service is personal as well as efficient. We've enjoy this dining experience several times and look forward to another enjoyable experience soon.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s always lovely, yummy, and friendly. Love their brunch the most out of all in Tucson!

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Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort is rated 4.7 stars by 514 OpenTable diners.

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