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Bata, Tucson, AZ

Bata

4.6
4.6
919 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 10 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 919 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
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Healthy

  • Tucson

    Hot spot

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

  • Tucson

    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Healthy

  • Tucson

    Hot spot

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

919 Reviews
  1. MichaelM

    Tucson

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Refreshing style of dining for Tucson. Upscale, progressive feel as soon as you walk in. Friendly faces and grace meet you as you arrive. The menu is simple and full of delicious choices. We were stunned by the flavor and execution of each small plate. Among the outstanding choices: grilled mushrooms, chicken breast, carrots, and the rolls. OMG the rolls are great. Dessert selections were limited but awesome. Bread pudding and Sorbet were our choices. So flavorful. This is a nice go-to spot in downtown Tucson. Attention to detail is what makes the difference in this restaurant. Delicious.

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  2. JimMfromTucson

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oliver was our waiter. He was knowledgeable and answered all our questions. The timing of the meal was perfect. Each item arrived at the right time. We were able to dine and enjoy our conversation throughout the meal. The perfect thing about Bata is that you always leave looking forward to the next visit when you can try new menu choices.

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  3. madquaffer

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an absolute blast at dinner: Mezcal Paloma cocktails, 8-9 different dishes with Grenache wine, and dessert. Service and food was impeccable.

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  4. MariaT

    Tucson

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect. Eva our server was awesome. Our food was exceptional as usual. We love going to Bata.

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  5. VivianM

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food and service. Everyone was extremely kind, attentive and you can really tell the food is super fresh.

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  6. Terryt

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of if not the Best restaurant in Tucson ! Will be back!

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  7. Tilly

    Vancouver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing!!! Food was absolutely incredible! Hats off to all that make Bata! Chef is a flavor genius. I can't wait to visit again.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service, helpful recommendations and great food.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bata is a great dining experience with amazing food and even better service.

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  10. JudyB

    Minneapolis

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Unique take on tapas. Definitely tasted the influence on their wood burning cooking which was tasty. Slow service though

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  11. RobP

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Wonderful hip-industrial architectural vibe.

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  12. JuanP

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tapas style menu packet with flavor that complement each vegetable and protein.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great at the bar watching the happy staff cooking!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    “Ritz Carlton” level customer service and even better is that Bata is a culinary gem on all levels. The menu evolves daily and that invites foodies who have a sense of adventure to explore dishes they might never have before. Can’t wait to come back!! Hats off to Cyrus and Kieran at the bar tonight. They exemplify first class professional bartending at the highest level.

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  15. MicheleT

    Omaha

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oliver was great. In fact, the service overall was stellar. We were against the wall in the corner, so the noise level was just fine. The tuna crudo was excellent and don’t miss the bread. We almost didn’t order it and that would have been a mistake.

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  16. KerryC

    Tucson

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent by any standard. A must go. Food is unique and enjoyable. Amazing flavors.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was amazing. The menu is so thoughtfully created and delicious. Everything we ordered was incredible. Our server Oliver was so knowledgeable on the wine available and being our first time there, he also set up our selections of food to come out in the order he recommended to make it the best experience for us. We can't say enough great things about Bata. We will be back again and again.

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  18. KyleH

    Minneapolis

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Giving extra star for local intentions of restaurant. Have been fortunate to have hundreds of great meals in restaurants all ove; this one ranks at the bottom. Food - unfortunately 2 of 4 dishes were pretty bad (beets and mushrooms); beets were undercooked, not ripe, and didn’t taste a drop of sweetness from the promised strawberry sauce. Mushrooms had a thick burnt whiskey sauce that was overpowering with two different mushrooms where one was super chewy. The halibut was cooked perfectly, melted in your mouth; the creamy sauce was a bit thick and heavy. Ambiance - for a 5pm reservation, lots of open tables; I admit this is a pet peeve for my “quiet table for 2” request; they immediately sat the next couple right next to us, 18” away - with empty tables everywhere. Always about the convenience of wait staff, not the customer. Otherwise, very quiet place. Good news - Menu changes constantly and your dining experience is likely to be different and certainly better!

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    59 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We brought out of town guests here last evening and enjoyed a fine evening sampling many of the offerings on the menu of the day. All were interesting.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Spectacular! Great attention to details in the plate, great wine pairings and excellent service from the whole team. We liked the explanations about each dish and the visit of the fermentation room.

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  21. JimS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really enjoyed our meal at Bata. Small plates shared among 4 of us. Highlights were the Steak Tartare, mushroom skewer, and Malawach with labne. Friendly and informative waitstaff. Excellent cocktails.

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  22. BreannaC

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely incredible experience. We dined at the counter/bar and did the prix fixe Kitchen Counter experience which was such a great way to try so many different things that you might not ordinarily order. Everything was fresh and delicious. Our server was so personable and we definitely felt like VIP from the moment we walked in! Their wine list is full of amazing, unique wines with great prices. We left there full and happy that we finally made it around to checking them out. We will definitely be back!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with a unique menu. Nothing comparable in Tucson that I’m aware of. Throughly enjoyed.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Bata staff are the kindest people in the world. The service and consideration they showed us were outstanding, and every bite of food was phenomenal. Our server, Matt, was very kind & knowledgeable and made an already special evening such a wonderful experience! We let the staff know ahead of time that we got engaged earlier in the day, and at least 5 different staff members stopped by to say ‘congratulations!’ Because we had “no red meat,” in our OpenTable profile, the staff saved a piece of fish for us from an earlier menu - even though the fish was no longer publicly available. We ordered 6 dishes total and truly every single one was delicious. The flavor profiles were complex and inventive, and many used ingredients indigenous to Tucson. At the end of our meal, we asked if we could keep the menu as a souvenir. The manager asked for an email and promised to send a personalized menu of everything we ordered that night. This was our second time at Bata and we will most definitely be back!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    An absolute gem and beautiful experience. Everything from start to close was phenomenal.

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  26. EricF

    Atlanta Metro

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another fantastic meal at the best restaurant in Tucson. Innovative, lively, great service (thanks Roxanna!), and freaking delicious food. Can’t wait to go back!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurant in Tucson. Not close Service was next level. Would not miss on a visit here

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best culinary experiences not just in Tucson but anywhere. Some of the most fun and unique flavors we’ve ever had.

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  29. JohnM

    Palm Springs

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was our second visit to BATA this month and well worth it. The ambience was delightful, the service was outstanding and the food was spectacular. We appreciated that fact that the menu on this second visit was entirely different than the one on our first visit. Our food selections arrived at the table at a pace that allowed us to enjoy each one individually. We enjoyed two different bread selections, beautifully prepared vegetable selections and delicious halibut and beef courses. The wine list was extensive and added to our dinners. Finally, we were celebrating a birthday and a large plate with delicious carrot cake and a "Happy Birthday" message made the evening complete. We will be back and we give BATA a Five-Star recommendation.

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  30. 2014dinercavecreek

    Phoenix

    90 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was great but a bit pricy…unique menu items and prep, very creative..and yummy.

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  31. DesertSandy

    Tucson

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely ambiance with exceptional food, cocktails and service!

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  32. MichaelM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant all around. Delicious small plates. Drinks were all amazing!

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  33. LiveLaughDrinkDine

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience / those who dine and don’t share in order to try everything are missing out. Will certainly be back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    South Dakota

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our party of 5 shared 14 dishes chosen by chef Timothy. Every bite was a culinary delight!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Came here to celebrate my Anniversary and visiting from out of town I was hoping the mixed reviews were not a foreshadow of what was to come. I unfortunately should have heeded the warning from those who came before. One note dishes with average execution. Hard to describe how to make so many different ingredients so bland. One shining star of the night the bordelaise on the 55 dollar steak. I’ve eaten at Michelin stars for less than what all of these “small” plate creations cost me tonight. Don’t imagine I’ll be coming back anytime soon… but by that time this place will be well and gone I’m sure.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time! The food was amazing! We will be back! Everyone was so helpful! A super evening! 🤗

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  37. ElizabethM

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very expensive and service was slow but food was excellent and inventive. Loved the carrots! And I adore their bread.

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  38. KMc86

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A fun place to show out of towers- Excellent from top to bottom.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    In a word, amateurish. This is just not what one would expect from an upscale restaurant with high aspirations. Very disappointing. The space is nice.  Comfortable, interesting, huge open kitchen. I just wish the rest of the experience was even close to that. The service was horrible.  I could go into all of the details - plates left on the table, requests unfulfilled, ... but it would bore whoever was reading this.  Not good.  Front of the house - horrible.  Non existent actually.  How was your meal?  Thanks for dining with us.  Good night. Anything one would expect from a high end restaurant. Nothing.  Zero.   All that could be overlooked if the food was special, but unfortunately it was not at all.  Some interesting attempts but everything mostly missed the mark.   And... VERY heavy handed in the salt department on almost all dishes.  This restaurant needs someone in the front of the house with some experience in a high end establishment watching over the entire operation.  There was no one there that came close to that,  and it showed in the restaurant's performance.   Needs LOTS of work. 

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  40. jandjk

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect in every aspect. If you only try one restaurant in Tucson make it bata.

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FAQs

Bata is rated 4.6 stars by 919 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 10 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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