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Bata, Tucson, AZ

Bata

4.6
4.6
860 Reviews
$31 to $50
Contemporary American
Bata is a restaurant designed to celebrate the best our region has to offer. We cook over a live oak fire, on our custom fabricated hearth. Our menu changes daily. We mill AZ grown grain in house, daily. We focus on whole animal butchery, done in house. We have an extensive fermentation program. Our bar program largely focuses on wines that are organic, biodynamic, and produced with minimal intervention. The cocktail list highlights the best products of the season, with a carefully curated list of spirits from across the globe. We believe that our hospitality is just as important as the food and beverages we put on the table.

We do not encourage our restaurant for young children. We do not have any highchairs in house and ask that you please bring your own if it is required.

We do not offer any outdoor seating. Private dining, kitchen counter and large party seating available. Email hello@batatucson.com for inquiries.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (520) 367-4718
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Tyler Fenton
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Tucson
  • Cross street
    Toole Ave and Stone Ave
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 860 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Best Ambiance

  • Tucson

    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Healthy

  • Tucson

    Hot spot

  • Tucson

    Romantic

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

  • Tucson

    Best Ambiance

  • Tucson

    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Healthy

  • Tucson

    Hot spot

  • Tucson

    Romantic

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

860 Reviews
  1. MarianneL

    Greater Boston

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This restaurant has done of the most creative and delicious offerings of any restaurant I’ve been too. We chose Bata based on reviews and the fact that they source locally - and we were wowed by the menu, flavors and knowledge of the waitstaff. It seems like the staff all genuinely enjoy and take pride in working there which says a lot about the owners. This is a not to miss place!

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  2. BeverlyS

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Intriguing menu - order as many dishes as you can. Sweet waitstaff last night.

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  3. AnnS

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed all the wood roasted vegetables and mains. Nice wine options.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This Is our third time at Bata, and the first time was glorious. Second, and third, not as much . Decor is attractive. Waitress was very helpful. The dishes very tasty. But the portions are getting smaller it seems, the cocktails lack in alcohol (which the bartender quickly corrected, and we appreciated it), and, unfortunately, the halibut was not fresh enough . It was not spoiled obviously, but not fresh. So we may wait a while to go back.

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  5. Joseph

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tries to hard to be different. Food was miniscule.

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  6. MaryT

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bata was a wonderful experience! The food was amazing! Drinks, starters, entree and deserts! Mathew our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, a gem! The grilled mushroom skewer was my favorite, amazing!! We will definitely return for another delicious and delightful experience!

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  7. JohnT

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I have wanted to go to Bata since it opened! It was a great experience and we will be back. Great food and service at a reasonable price. Also, an easy 5.4 mile ride from River and First down Stone with more than adequate nearby parking!

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  8. Fiona

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Supremely delicious meal - we loved everything we tried! Thanks so much to the wonderful Bata team :)

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  9. JeanM

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Our fifth visit to Bata and it was just as spectacular as our past visits. This time, we introduced dear friends to what has become our favorite Tucson restaurant. It's hard to name a favorite dish - they were all (we ordered 11 of them) excellent. The service was just a little bit slow last night - but was friendly and gracious - it was probably slow because the restaurant was packed.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was excellent as always, the menu is fresh and has been different every time I visit. Our server was delightful and very knowledgeable. It was a great experience for my boyfriend’s birthday celebration

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  11. MarciS

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Just fabulous interested veg forward food. Nice cocktails too.

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  12. PB11

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was good but not amazing. Love that they source locally

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  13. Arne

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was generally good. Vegetables were excellent. Unfortunately, both the halibut and pork were a bit dry and overcooked

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  14. marting

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    The dishes were interesting and everything was delicious.

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  15. michael

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Waitress was wonderful, professional, knowledgeable, perfect level of attention, personable, food was interesting, inventive and so good, we will be back again. Good atmosphere. Drinks not quite as good as our last visit.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    53 reviews

    4.0

    53 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    After stopping in to BarBata, the lower level funky bar, for a drink, we went back upstairs for our dinner reservation. We were seated immediately by our friendly hostess. Our waitress appeared shortly after and brought us each another libation. We started with a couple of the small plates, both of them quite good. I ordered a roasted carrot entree that was delicious. My wife ordered a pork preparation. The first dish she was served was extremely fatty to the point of having to search for meat. Our waitress actively resolved this by bringing a complete new plate that was not at all fatty and was very good. Kudos to our waitress! We plan to return!

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  17. HannahH

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrated my 75 th. I was surprised that the complementary desert was really a joke. It was a bite of cake..

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best meals of my life. My cousin and I had the absolute best time and we are still raving about it. You are all true artists! I wish I lived here so I could go more often. Phenomenal. Great value for money and our waitress (Roxanna?) was the best. Absolutely love what you guys are doing, this is how food should be! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

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  19. CareyL

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The quality of the food was excellent. Loved the share menu so that you could try several of their interesting, tasty dishes. Excellent service and attentive manager.

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  20. GavinA

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an incredible experience. Did the prix fixe tasting and each course was better than the last. Employees were so kind and enthusiastic.

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  21. ChrisC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Brought my wife here for our Valentines dinner but we were both disappointed. We ordered the potato bread which was cold and flavorless, tomato tartlet which tasted like Dijon mustard with nuts and onion (couldn’t eat more than a bite it was so bad). The big eye tuna was tolerable at best. We thought all would be redeemed with the braised pork and cabbage dish, but it proved incredibly dry and over salted. Service was mediocre. The host was the most professional out of those we interacted with. Waitress seemed unsure and not very knowledgeable about the food or drinks. Overall, dinner was highly disappointing and there are other options in Tucson.

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  22. MZR1984

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and tremendous experience. Not rushed and very enjoyable.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent, I loved all the flavors and textures, new flavors in each dish. Some of the dishes like the beets felt a tad over engineered, the plate didn’t match the menu description. We sat at the bar, bar service needs to be refined, very few of our plates were cleared before the next course. Our server seemed more tuned in to her in depth conversations with other customers and missed many of the finer points of service. Never, I would recommend Bata and I would return.

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  24. kateA

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bata is our favorite fine dining establishment in Tucson. The food is inventive and uniformly excellent, as are the cocktails and wine selection. The staff is consistently professional end welcoming. A dinner at Bata helps make our occasions special.

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  25. JamesC

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is delicious. Unfortunately, a vegetarian dinner (pris fixe menu) without any protein is unsatisfying (for a vegetarian just as much as for a meet eater). Great cook, interesting tastes and textures, very nice food arrangement and service. Perhaps, best quality food in Tucson.

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  26. HaroldJ

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All around excellent experience! Food was incredible

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  27. ZUBEN

    Washington DC

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This is a great space with excellent service. Food presentation was very interesting but the quality of the food was very variable. Also, the price fixe option has only one item per course with no choices.

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  28. Yvette

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the most wonderful anniversary there! The food selection was top tier and the service was 15/10! Will definitely return😊

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  29. DanaE

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentines Menu was fun and innovative. Our main server Oliver was attentive, knowledgable and provided excellent service. We had a great experience trying foods and sauces I could not rename for this review but would totally enjoy doing it all over again! If you're are looking for a place with the new downtown vibe, this is your stop for ambience and culinary excellence!

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  30. MatthewJ

    Portland

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Best restaurant in Tucson. For a moment, I thought I was eating at a Pearl District restaurant in Portland. I love their use of Oak flavored smoke in their dishes.

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  31. Sharisul

    Denver

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the picahna steak..good but undercooked. Wines are pretty pricey. None of the reds by the glass were good. Chic atmosphere and great service

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  32. NancyK

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I felt the dishes were over priced. I understand their small plates, but when you have 2 order 2 for 2 people to get a taste, overpriced. Felt menu was discombobulated.

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  33. newsboy

    Montreal

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A awesome dining experience not to be. missed . Every dish was better than the last

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  34. SherylF

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the most amazing dinner at Bata last night [2.10] for my birthday. Oliver, our waiter, couldn't have been more helpful from recommending dishes to the most delicious Pinot Noir from Oregon. The presentation of all of the dishes was outstanding and we tasted flavors that we haven't tasted before and my husband is a certified 'foodie'. The menu choices were very extensive and the descriptions let you know exactly what you'd be tasting. Everything was beautifully prepared and the service was excellent. Bata was full so I recommend that you make reservations well in advance of your desired day and time. We'll definitely be back to try some of the dishes that we didn't try.

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  35. PattyB

    Denver

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service fantastic, loved the ambience & the food was delicious, creative and fun!

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  36. andrewn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous meal. The courses were nicely timed. Well thought out menu and execution was perfect.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is great, but the smoke smell was not. I realize this is an opened grill and some items are smoked, but better ventilation would go a long way to help the ambiance and total experience.

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  38. DanP

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very creative use of ingredients, vegetables, fish., sauces. Lovely presentation of dishes. Our server was informative and knew the ingredients well. The portions were way too small for the price charged. I am a retired chef and was impressed by the tastes but would not go back nor recommend this restaurant to friends.

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  39. BenM

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food don't go unless you are an adventuras eater

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Caribbean

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best of Tucson and it’s not even close. The menu and cocktails are well thought out and execution was near perfect. Fun for a date or a group.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Bata is rated 4.6 stars by 860 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today
Google Map for Bata

35 E Toole Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-1209

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Toole Ave and Stone Ave
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Tucson
  • Hours of operation
    Wed, Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tyler Fenton
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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