Tito and Pep
We hope to establish ourselves as a true hub, woven into the fabric of one of Tucson's most vibrant areas. The focus of the experience at Tito and Pep is mesquite-fired cuisine, as well as a full-service beverage menu featuring quality beer, wine, & cocktails.
Applying over 20 years of experience gained across the U.S. and abroad, Chef & Owner John Martinez draws influence from the multi-cultural history of the region and from his travels, to create a cuisine that is vibrant and delicious.
Tito & Pep is my favorite restaurant in Tucson. I've been four or five times and every time has been excellent. I lived in NYC for a long time, so I've been to some very good restaurants. Tito & Pep is very, very good. The food and cocktails are interesting, inventive, unique, and, most importantly, really delicious. Highly, highly recommended.
We enjoyed our visit thoroughly, the food, host, waitress, and music.
Best dining in a long time.
It is now my favorite restaurant. Please increase menu selections soon because I go often thanks
It was a nice place, but not great. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn
Everything was great, except our waitress didn't pay much attention to us. She told us she had been there since Day 1, but she must have slipped in service skills since she started.
Great food and value.
First time here and it was a great experience. I had roasted chicken with butternut squash and my friend had trout. Both were delicious as was our appetizer salad. Our server was very attentive and food was served quickly. We both can't wait to return.
We love Tito and Pep! The food is so fresh and tasty, with a unique twist on classic foods. Our server suggested a fantastic Cabernet and we enjoyed a few appetizers in delightful ambience. Love the retro, vintage, bohemian decor with live plants and big windows. One of our new favorite local spots. Great for a casual outing or special occasion.
The food is as good as it was before Covid. We ordered take out throughout the shut down and it is very good too. Sitting at the restaurant allows a broader menu. Like the trout! We have been twice since they reopened.
Chef/Owner, John Martinez is absolutely brilliant and creative. Tito and Pep is our favorite restaurant which is why it's so worth the drive for us
This is a really cool trendy little spot. Service was great and we enjoyed the food. I strongly recommend the Hamachi starter. It's light, flavors are spot on. Some good options on the wine list as well.
So happy T&P is open again. Fabulous restaurant week menu. Great service and lovely food as usual! Not noisy is the upside if social distancing measures
Our of our favorites. Restaurant week menu outstanding. Carna Asada tartare tostada app spicy goodness. Pork shoulder well seasoned. Buttermilk pancake panna cotta unique desert. Always unique layered flavors in every dish. Highly recommend. Our 6th visit and never disappointed.
Plenty of room between tables. Felt very comfortable and safe.
Great food and great service and the best drinks in Tucson
Tito and Pep is a must, their food is always well presented, fresh, innovative and delicious.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
Food, service, and atmosphere was excellent. Will definitely be going back.
As always, superb all around. Brunch is a tremendous value.
Food was amazing!! Best restaurant in town. Definitely coming back.
Once again great food, fine service and a good time! It keeps us coming back...
Tito and Pep has been and will be one of my favorite Tucson Restaurants if not for the grilled octopus alone.
Has to be a Tucson Top 5 restaurant!
Superb food. Excellent Manhattan. Trout entree the nicest I have had, as was the calamari. The place is waaay to noisy, however.
Great birthday celebration locale! Fantastic food, great, casual no-pressure service, and did I mention amazing food? Just glad we were off to the side so we could hear each other- it was rockin’ on a Monday night!
Wow great food ! Was in Tucson for 3 nights ate here 2 had to go back this restaurant is so fantastic. Really special and unexpected flavors.
Brunch was delicious!! Everything was plated so beautifully!!
My wife and I took another couple to Tito & Peps (our 4 or 5th visit). Outstanding food and service, yet again
We visited Tito & Pep a few months ago for lunch, and were not terribly impressed. Encouraged by the positive reviews, we went back - this time for dinner. Everything was fantastic. A delicious cocktail, and mesquite-grilled appetizer (octopus) and entrees (lamb chops and a mahi mahi daily special) as well as small side salads.
My only gripe is that the service could have been quicker, but overall a very good experience and a restaurant we will go back to.
Calamari crust not attached to calamari. Octopus came with sauce on too not on side. Pork chop chewy.
Used a gift card for brunch and not disappointed. We had the French toast and definitely will go back again.
This was my sixth visit to Tito and Pep and it did not fail to satisfy. As always, the service, the food (I had the special albondigas) and the cocktails were excellent. And I hope Chef John never changes the dessert menu, because all three - we ordered one of each and shared as a table (highly recommended) - are excellent and I am not normally a dessert person. Be sure to save room.
Excellent service. Food was creative and very tasty. We had appetizers and salad for dinner. We left very satisfied.
A great neighborhood find with a limited menu if perhaps 20ish offerings. The options are more than adequate esp considering the actual results: fantastic flavors of ideal portions with fun flavors and presentations. Do not seem to have specials as I think the times I have managed to try almost half of the items that are all special?
Definitely try the trout!??
People who want original and authentic flavors in a casual setting rarely think of midtown Tucson. But something great is going on here. Not quite Mexican , not quite anything else. Yet, flavors of the region done imaginatively.
The place is well-decorated, and the staff competent and qualified. However, food is far too expensive for what it is.
The entire meal from drinks to dessert was just perfect. Thank you!
Superlative food (oh, those roasted carrots) and inventive cocktails. Warm and attentive care while we waited for our table. And a great playlist on a mellow Monday night. What’s not to love?
A wonderful find midtown with a tapas type menu with servings more generous by item and order listed on the menu. Open atmosphere at times noisy but bright. Wonderful service and ample parking beside the building.
The upper half menu is basically starter type items and the lower half more substantial. Separate wine list, specialty cocktails and a full bar.
I’ve been twice so far and tried the sea bass Crudo (excellent mixed small bits with avocado and great sauce), lamb chops perfectly cooked though only 2 in a servicing but great flavor, and this trip their famous grilled octopus and posed chop - both fabulous and the octopus esp spicy.
Went there on a Friday night. Had reservations at 7:15. Was seated and ordered the grilled Pork chops. My wife ordered the salmon. Waited for 50 minutes to get served. Unbelievably noisy and loud. They have a small dining space, so they pack in the customers like sardines, so the ambience is poor. I could barely hear my wife talking across the table from where I was seated. Our meals finally arrived and we’re underwhelming to say the least. The salmon was especially poorly prepared, it was sitting in some sort of liquid bath and was soggy. Could not identity what is was. The pork chops were good. We also orders a radicchio salad with pears and apples. All leaves, with a couple slivers of fruit and a few walnuts. Not impressed. To add insult to injury, there is no place to park at the restaurant.
The octopus appetizer was incredible...in fact, we ordered a second one! Mischa the bartender was fantastic ( we actually prefer to eat at the bar). It is well worth navigating the rather small parking lot...better yet, just Uber there. All of our meal was fantastic and we didn’t really mind the noise volume (due to the cool, polished concrete floor). We did not realize what we were missing out by not making this one of our regular restaurants.
Tito and Pep offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 207-0116.
Tito and Pep is rated 4.7 stars by 701 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.