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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Overall Rating

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4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.3

value

3.8

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Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Quiet Conversation (3)
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Fit for Foodies (2)
Good for a Date (2)
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Bar Seating (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Scenic View (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Good for Birthdays (1)
Business Meals (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Fun (1)
Neighborhood Gem (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
People Watching (1)
Romantic (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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

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 (Seattle)·Dined on October 16, 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 14, 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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·Dined on October 14, 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 23, 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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vip
 (Tucson)·Dined on August 5, 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 23, 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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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

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 (Tucson)·Dined on January 30, 2017

Amazing burger!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 17, 2017

we liked our selections very much, but had prepared for the dinner by looking at online menus, which had been superseded when we dined. surprise!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Stop at the restaurant for dinner with business colleagues following a late arrival. The beer and wine selection was not overly broad but offered something for every taste. Dinners range from casual (Burger) to fine dining (grilled salmon) and everyone felt their meal met expectations. Friendly staffed kept the meal on pace but did not rush us even though it was close to closing time. Would definitely recommend a visit if you are staying at the hotel.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2016

great service and delicious menu. very romantic with a sexy ambiance

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We greatly enjoyed our New Years Eve dinner......the valet service was welcomed due to weather.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2016

The service was excellent. Our waiter was prompt and friendly.

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·Dined on December 19, 2016

We celebrated our 35th wedding anniversary. The food was delightfully and deliciously prepared, well-served, our waitress was attentive, and, in general, it was a very enjoyable evening. Thank you!

Tags: Seasonal, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 10, 2016

Meals there were so good that we ate there every night. Try the crab tower and some of the Southwest dishes.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Scenic View, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2016

We used to eat here nearly every trip to Tucson, but we probably won't anymore unless we are staying at the hotel. We are really not crazy about the new menu and the food we had was just ok. I ordered the baby back ribs. I loved the sauce, but the ribs were tough. I had to use a knife to get the meat off the bones.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on November 11, 2016

This is a really good restaurant, right up there with Tucson's most enjoyable. Don't let its being located in a hotel put you off. It is delightful and the prices are reasonable. Everyone we take there leaves very enthused!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Outstanding Value
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 28, 2016

This is a terrific restaurant....don't be put off because it is in a hotel. The food and flavors are excellent as are the service and price point. Try it!

Tags: Outstanding Value, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2016

Great view! Great food! Great service! The ribs and mac were fabulous. The Southwest Wedge salad different and delish! Duck tacos were enjoyed, as were the mussels pasta and hamburger. Cocktails were spot on. Epazota continues to impress!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 8, 2016

We chose Epazote because of a nice writeup on their website and a menu which included a tasty sounding vegan entree.
We made a reservation, mentioned we would order a seafood entree and the vegan entree, and that we were celebrating my husband's 94th birthday. Fortunately, the restaurant did call to let us know the menu was changed and they no longer had that vegan entree, but could make one of the new menu items vegan.
After we arrived, were seated and placed our orders, we waited about 20 minutes for the wine and bread to be served. The mussels entree was acceptable, nothing to write home about. The veganized entree, an enchilada stuffed with vegetables with the cheese left out, was under-seasoned and uninteresting. Service was pleasant but not knowledgeable and very slow.
When we mentioned the birthday again, thinking perhaps a cupcake and candle might appear, the server asked if we wanted to order dessert and brought the dessert menu. We declined.
Very disappointing.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2016

Decent food but again it was a restaurant that did not put me down for showing and I received a message from Open Table even though we were there for dinner.

Tags: Casual
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 21, 2016

We had an excellent meal in a wonderful outdoor setting. My anticipated, first course ceviche was insipid, however.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 21, 2016

Epazote's food never disappoints: the sea bass entrée was terrific.

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies
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