Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails

4.2
266 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
A new dining experience at the Hilton El Conquistador. Literally translated as "Mexican Tea", Epazote is prominently used in Southwest cuisine to add spicy yet earthy flavor somewhat reminiscent of fennel. Inspired by this flavor and the traditions of the Southwest.

Enjoy Southwestern dishes featuring locally sourced specialties such as Poblano Peppers for Rellenos, Arizona raised Free-Range Chicken, selected cheeses and Arizona grown produce. Along with your meal, you will enjoy some of the most spectacular views of Pusch Ridge, on the outdoor patio.

Featuring a wide selection of tequilas, locally brewed beers and Arizona Wines. Those looking to sample a taste of the Southwest will be able to select from a bar menu of delectable options ideal for a shared dinner or snack.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 266 people are saying
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4.2
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4.2
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David
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The experience was less that fabulous primarily due to COVID and what appeared to be a minimal food and drink menu. The food we ordered was good but the wine was somewhat over-priced and one of the glasses was bad, which is understandable due to lower demand, but could have also been caught prior to the glass reaching the table.

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TonyD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience1

Very nice setting, attentive service and great value for price. Food outstanding. Dawn's desserts are always exceptional.

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Sunshine
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cool wonderful evening with friends! Joey was excellent at taking care of us! Fun time! Thanks.

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vipFrankF
Tucson
75 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time eating here. Their outdoor patio is beautiful, with majestic views of Pusch Ridge. Food and service were both wonderful. Perfect outdoor dining experience in Oro Valley, AZ!

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vipCTH076
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We also had dinner here the night before. That experience was exceptional from start to finish. Loved our waiter, Mikal. Breakfast was tasty and plentiful but the server lacked personality and seemed a bit snippy.

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GeneS
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were celebrating our wedding anniversary. Joey, our waiter, was outstanding, and our meal delicious. View of mountains from restaurant balcony is gorgeous!! Heartily recommend this restaurant for excellent dining.

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LornaH
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. The patio was very pleasant.

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OpenTable Diner
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, wonderful ambiance.

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DominickF
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quiet and nice

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JasonM
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Beautiful to eat on the patio as the sunsets. The sauces were incredible meat was fantastic. I miss the bread they had. Dessert was great.

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Lisa
Denver
18 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The prices at dinner are a better value than at breakfast. It was enjoyable and dining on the patio was delightful with the view of the mountains.

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haleye
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great outdoor patio overlooking the pool. Loved the lights that hung above. Relaxing

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vipFoster4foodies
Tucson
21 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Made a reservation for the patio, but they put us inside. It’s very depressing inside. Too bright and outdated decor. Waiter was friendly and service was fine, but food quality was average. We were disappointed, as we were staying there and hoped for a beautiful evening on the patio.

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CindiB
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food2service3ambience4

We stayed at the resort over a long weekend for my birthday. The first night, we were impressed with the food and service. However, on the night of my birthday the service was awful and both my husband's steak and my pork tenderloin were overcooked and tough.

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PegW
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very creative and healthy menu items. Beautiful atmosphere. Perfect service.

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vipMacotak
Tucson
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Staying at El Conquistador for a couple of days, planned to eat one celebratory dinner there and ended up eating all meals there because the food was so good. Service was great and patio dining after dark is really pleasant this time of year (late Sept). This is a great restaurant that deserves to be saved from the current conditions. Will go back soon even though we live on other side of town.

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ChrisR
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience2

Had a reservation, but our table was not ready, offered me a table outside in 100 degree heat. No thanks. Garage doors open to outside so very hot inside as well. Took 15 minutes to get water, another 15 minutes to get a salad. Then brought entree before we finished our salad. Poorly staffed for the Labor day holiday weekend. Food was average, not a $28.00 skirt steak. Served with fries. Heard another patron say it took 2 hours to get food. Saw many guests walk up to the manager a complain about food. Not good for this season of a pandemic. You would think the service would be outstanding, to try and get and keep guests.

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LindseaM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, the drinks were delicious and incredible service, We will definitely be returning!

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DARRELLP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was prepared properly
Pork tenderloin portion was very good and cooked to ordered temperature
Breakfast was prepared correctly and timely service

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vipMarvin
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Took 1 hour between the time we ordered and when we were served and was not crowded.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

They served us very well in accordance with Covid guidelines. Ambiance was quiet as you can expect, but our server was super nice, the food was delicious and the place felt nice and clean. The only bad news I have to offer was that their margarita was just a little too citrusy for me, but if you like citrus, get it!

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DawnM
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Epazote Kitchen is located in the El Conquistador Resort outside of Tucson where we recently stayed for several nights with family. Our experience started out on a great note when the manager sent out an appetizer on the house. How often does that happen?! We had the most wonderfully prepared, delicious dishes. The Paella was packed seafood (scallops done perfectly!), had the right amount of spices and came moist and hot. The salmon was thick, a great sear which made a crusty outside and done to perfection inside. The farrow it was served over was the perfect flavor pairing...delicious! The burger was big and had all the right garnishes. I can not remember the name of the vegan meal our daughter had but she enjoyed it very much. Specialty cocktails were great as was the wine. We look forward to getting back to Tucson and visiting the Epazote Kitchen again!

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vipPhrmDoc
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Abysmal. We didn’t stay to eat after spending 30 minutes trying to find something on the “reserve” wine list which apparently hadn’t been updated in years. We left when the waiter never came back after we sent her looking for the third bottle of wine, which I suspect they didn’t have. This restaurant is certainly not what you’d expect to find at a nice resort.

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vipSDanA
Atlanta
15 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Waiter was so so. Food was pretty good. My beef tenderloin was served at medium, ordered as rare.

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ChristineB
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Really enjoyed it all around- setting, service, menu

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JimmyY
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Ok, Valentines Day is probably the worst day of the year to go to a restaurant. But even so, Epazote still disappointed. The quality of the food was excellent but the quantity and service was lacking - probably the first time I have ever spent over $100 on dinner for 2 and come away hungry. Perhaps the fault of the waitress, who when asked if the main dish needed a side course, said no, the salmon comes with farro which should be plenty (no, a quarter cup of farro is not plenty. ) And we only saw the waitress twice after that during the evening - once to deliver the food, and once to give us the bill, having to flag down another waitress to order dessert. My wife still is laughing about the dessert - a sampler plate that included "cheesecake", all of three dime-size half scoops of cheesecake, again excellent quality again, but painful to share a plate between two that was insufficient for one. Luckily I had a slice of pizza in the room to with which to finish filling up.

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TucsonDoc
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Overall the food was good, but the service was slow, although the server was quite pleasant. I found it interesting that they ran out of their famous cornbread green chili muffins by 8 o'clock in the evening, while they had tables booked all away through the end of the evening and it was Valentine's Day. Also they were out of their crab for the crab stack appetizer also by 8 o'clock. How hard is it to make enough muffins when the restaurant is booked basically until closing and who plans to buy only enough crab to supply tables only through 2-3 hours of the evening? I would think management would plan better for a Valentine's Day holiday.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
50 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We recently stayed at the El Conquistador resort and LOVED Epazote! While in Tucson we were hoping to find some great Southwest cuisine. We did not have to leave the hotel! The food at Epazote is excellent and we ate there TWICE! The staff, friendly! The Steak Tacos, Crab Tower, and Guacamole were wonderful. The Strawberry Jalapeno Margarita required refills - it was that good. The house margarita is also very good, but opt for Patron vs Cuervo (completely different Margarita depending on the tequila).

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Kate
Tucson
32 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

We went on Christmas night and this would definitely be a more enjoyable ambiance in the spring or summer when the doors are open and the view is there. It's basically a bar with tables as another reviewer stated but the food was good, and for the season the service good.

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ricks
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Waiter was very attentive and courteous. Best steak in a long time.

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TonyD
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. We celebrated a birthday. The patio seating was delightful, service attentive and friendly and the food outstanding. The atmosphere was very upbeat. Will be back.

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vipPamS
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We love Epazote! The weather is perfect so the outdoor patio seating is fabulous for a lovely dinner. We look forward to coming back! Thank you!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orlando
4 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The Service was slow, the food was average and the prices did not match the quality or taste. Not sure we will be back.

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DeborahG
San Diego
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

This is a very special place to enjoy a fabulous sunset view. The prices are reasonable, the food is good and the service is good as well.

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CheriseM
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What an amazing dining experience! Chef Josh created an outstanding vegan surprise for my dinner with herbs from the on site garden. It was delicious and Chef Josh was so attentive to our group. It was a priceless evening. The next day we couldn't stop commenting on how much we enjoyed the evening and wondered if we were treated special for any reason. We concluded it is just the way everyone must feel who dines at Ezapote!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and Leah was great!!! Will definitely be back.

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MichaelC
Tucson
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual everything was fantastic.
Excellent service, pleasing atmosphere and the food... was... delightful.
Thank you to the entire crew.
From the hostess seating us to the filling of our water and the wonderful chef staff we couldn’t ask for more.

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Arizona
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Service and wait staff were friendly. Ambiance was lovely. But the food was just okay. Probably would not go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Tucson
37 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience1

The quality of the service and food was very disappointing.. this is more of a pool side coffee shop level, NOT a restaurant.

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Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails is rated 4.2 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.