About Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails

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 Arizona grass feed beef, Southwest mountain trout, Colorado lamb, 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.

10000 N Oracle Rd
Tucson, AZ 85704-7644
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Southwest, Comfort Food, American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
El Conquistador Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 544-1705

Website:
http://www.hiltonelconquistador.com/sundance-epazote-en.html

Parking Details:
Free Valet Parking

Executive Chef:
Joshua Willetts, Chef de Cuisine

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

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4.3

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4.2

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100% would recommend it to a friend

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 (Seattle)·Dined 3 days ago

Food and service were great...

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 4 days ago

This is our first time back to this restaurant in 2 years. We had a very pleasant dinner with friends. Sat in the bar and had a great view. And the food was was very good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Annabelle says: fabulous use of south west spices ! So creative and tasty sauces. Guava-cilantro glaze on chicken incredible ! Attentive service. Beautiful restaurant. Attention to detail appreciated with warm breads
Amuse Bouche of fried Yuca amazing!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 20, 2018

We were here the first time celebrating my husband’s birthday. The food was fantastic! I eat salmon quite frequently and without a doubt, the grilled salmon was some of the best I’ve had! Portions are generous, price is beyond reasonable, cocktails were delicious and staff was very friendly! We definitely plan to go back.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Creative Cuisine
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 (Boise)·Dined on January 19, 2018

The wait staff was superb. The mountain views awesome. And the food was well prepared, delivered while still hot . . . . and very tasty. Would definitely recommend to friends.

Tags: Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of my favorite places to go and see a beautiful sunset and enjoy great food

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Romantic, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Love this place, so much so I'm going back again tonight. Most people don't consider hotel food to be that good, this is GREAT!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great service. Quiet atmosphere allows for easy conversation with friends

Tags: Worth the Drive, Organic, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We had a party of 4 for New Year's Eve dinner - filet mignon on the "special menu" that evening was exceptional - melted in your mouth and the salmon from the "regular menu" was also extremely good!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 30, 2017

The steak was pure perfection. Recently I've had a little trouble getting the steak I've order at other places know for fine steaks in Tucson, this place hit it right on the head. Perfect cut, cooked just how I requested and full of flavor. Fiancee ordered their evenings special-halibut, and was equally impressed. You get what you pay for, but not over priced for what you get.... go there. You'll love it. Wonderful ambiance and low noise levels.... Perfect for a dinner before enjoying the rest of the resort. Will be back again... Also, make a reservation, secrets out and they can get packed.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Romantic, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas Day dinner was very good and the staff was very attentive and accomdating, which was especially good science my mother, 95, needed assistance with seating.

Tags: Scenic View, Late-night Find
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Great table, great service - very attentive and friendly server. Everyone loved their entree choices. Went there to celebrate our daughter’s recent engagement and the staff made it a special occasion. Will definitely return for dinner again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We had a delicious meal. The menu selection is a bit unusual (in a good sense), many tempting dishes. Servings were plentiful; I brought half of mine home.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Great service and food...AND it was Thanksgiving! We got lots of attention and great food...none of that holiday assembly line you'd expect. GREAT JOB!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tapas
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Outside dining is wonderful. Food is good and service is friendly. An underutilized neighborhood resource.

Tags: Casual, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a really good restaurant, with exceptional southwestern cuisine.
Highly recommended!

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Margarita was fabulous; good food. Server was very attentive; gave us the privacy we wanted yet responsive to our needs

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Four of us met for dinner. Server very knowledgeable regarding wines/food. Salmon and tuna cooked exactly as ordered. My pork was slightly pink and perfect. My greens too salty and we're quickly replaced. Perfect for al fresco dining. Would return.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Tasting Menu, Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Beautiful setting- mountain background, overlooking pool yet far enough to avoid distraction. Profound landscaping, superb ambiance!
Delicious salmon & steak
Delightful strawberry jalapeño margarita
Do not forget the desserts

Tags: People Watching, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 22, 2017

It was a really busy night when I was there with colleagues so the service was a little slow, but the food was outstanding and well worth the wait! The steaks were perfectly cooked and sooooo delicious! The scallop tacos were the perfect size. I was envious of my colleague's salmon because it looked awesome too.

This place may be a bit out of your way, but it is well worth the drive.

Tags: Spicy, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Authentic, Bar Seating
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 (Tucson)·Dined on August 4, 2017

We've always had great food and great service at Epazote, but last night was off. We had early reservations. The place was nearly empty but the full complement of wait staff was there. And yet our server was anywhere else but at our table or at other customers tables. Lime and chili chicken had no lime or chili flavor and the chicken seemed to be low quality. Hopefully this was a one time miss and not a turn for the worse.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 22, 2017

Enjoyed the meal. Food was good, but for the price, we wanted to be wow'd. Server was friendly and took good care of us.

Tags: Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Great overall dining experience. The server and staff did an amazing job helping us modify a couple of our meals. Outstanding server and the food was delicious. Have already told multiple friends of our great experience at Epazote.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 23, 2017

First of all don't depend on your GPS to find this restaurant. I'll tell you if you go in the lobby of the hotel and go to the right, you will see the restaurant almost to the back around a corner on your left. Your GPS will bring you to the wrong building for some reason. Tried 3 dif GPS with all the same results.

With that being said, when we finally got there we were seated immediately and our water glasses filled soon after that. We ordered the braised beef short rib and babyback ribs and a salad to go with each meal (salads do not come with your meal). Both dishes were delish, especially the beef. Babyback ribs came with green chilies mac and cheese which was dry and tasteless. Beef came with squash puree smear and grilled asparagus and was full of nice flavor. Both meats were cooked to perfection.

Waitress was new but she was very friendly and if she didn't know something she would get the answer and come right back. Seemed like all the servers were very attentive to their diners.

We even had the manager/owner, I'm thinking owner come to our table and see how are dining experience was. Nice touch.

A little pricey but we'll worth it. I would recommend this place to my friends only after giving them directions on how to find it.

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 8, 2017

This continues to be one of my favorites. Awesome patio dining!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New England)·Dined on May 23, 2017

Recommend the crab tower appetizer. Good selections of wine also.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great patio and food but somewhat pricey. Wish they still had a happy hour

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Great food and service. Gorgeous views.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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 (Houston)·Dined on May 12, 2017

Wonderful service especially Peter who made a special occasion even more special.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on May 5, 2017

Excellent meal and unusual choices. I had amazing smoked duck tacos and the crab stack. Service was also amazing. The house pino noir was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Scenic View, Healthy, Good for Groups, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 7, 2017

My wife and I were seated immediately on the patio by a very nice hostess. The waitress was attentive and efficient, and the food was delicious (we split a salad, and we had the trout, and the pasta with shrimp). There were several good options for wines by the glass and by the bottle.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The service started out great, then became nonexistent after our food arrived. In the end, we had to track down the waiter to get our bill. The crab avocado stack appetizer was perfect. My NY Strip, ordered as medium-rare, came out as medium, and my wife's meal came out about 5 minutes after mine - which was awkward. The valet was awesome.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on April 1, 2017

I really like the food, the drinks were very good as well. The atmosphere and views were spectacular.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 28, 2017

If the weather is nice, try to sit out on the patio. The view is spectacular. The inside of the restaurant is a little cold looking.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Delicious duck tacos and a tasty burger too. Pur waiter was friendly and the atmosphere was splendid.

Tags: Romantic, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 9, 2017

We and our friends enjoyed everything about the experience very much.

Tags: Casual, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 4, 2017

We were seated fully 20+ minutes before anyone came to our table and that was only after I called over the hostess and asked if anyone had been assigned to our table. Oops, but no apology. I even had reservations. I would think that meant we had also reserved a server not just a table. The food was very good.

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 (New England)·Dined on March 1, 2017

We ate here twice due to location within Hilton El Conquistador hotel. It is an expensive but convenient location. Food is ok, not great. Beware of prices!

Tags: Casual, Business Meals
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on February 21, 2017

This is the main restaurant inside the Hilton el Conquistador. Do not bother. The food is below average. Even Margarita had to be sent back. Very sad since a beautiful location. Service was good, but doesn't make up for the food. There are many good places to eat in Tucson like Hacienda del Sol

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Amazing burger!

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