Tito and Pep

4.6
219 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
Tito and Pep is a mesquite fired neighborhood bistro.
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4.7
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4.2
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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l
Chicago
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Great food and service. Wine list sketchy, trying too hard to be unique. Noise level needs softening. Will try it again after the seasonal menu changes

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JW
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

what a great addition to the tucson food scene! Great menue great service.

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic and we enjoyed our evening very much!

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a
Baltimore
42 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Had lunch there and while getting their legs for newly serving lunch over all was good

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OT
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The new place in town for great vibe/people watching.
Creative,healthy and tasty food options.
Great staff and service.
Have had lunch and dinner there-both menus excellent.
Heard the new weekend brunch is great.
Every experience has been near perfect!

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a
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to Tito and Pep for my birthday -- apparently everyone else was doing the same thing that Sunday. Service was prompt and engaged. The food was excellent -- I loved my trout (I really dug not only the preparation of both the meat and the skin, but also the wonderful swiss chard that it came with), my wife enjoyed her shrimp, and I thought the olive oil cake was a fun play on the Italian flavors of spumoni (amaretto cherries, pistachios, and vanilla). Our only major issue was the giant party next to us who kept bringing their experience into ours. They seemed to have nothing resembling manners even if their various offspring were fairly adorable.

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JC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The noise level in the restaurant was to high. The food was eclectic and very good.

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KB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding food. Ate there three times in my 18 day stay. Strongly recommend.

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LS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Highly recommend the pork chops in quince and the very eclectic citrus salad. Excellent service and suggestions from the waiter, too! We'll be back!

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b
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious and unique!

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MG
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a treat! This place hace delicious food, great customer service, excellent stiff drinks and awesome hosts. Can’t wait to come back!

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RQ
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We wish you had more than 5 stars. Everything was excellent and the fried snapper was the best. You should have that on the menu all the time. Can’t wait to go back there.
Thanks
Robert and Bernadette

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H
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and drinks, creative and well thought out. We have never had a bad meal here.

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SG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have had lunch and dinner here. Food was excellent. I had the kik ale salad f oh r lunch and the salmon for dinner both excellent. Vservuce great. It is noisy but a wonderful restaurant

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SA
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was excellent! We went on 'Galentine's Day' and everything was wonderful.

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B
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, waiters very attentive! Food great! Thanks, wonderful get away!!!

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ME
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my 3rd visit to Tito and Pep - I think it's my new favorite restaurant - the food and service have been consistently excellent, and I'm already looking forward to my next visit there!

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LS
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second time here at Tito & Pep and yet again it was AMAZING!

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VG
1 review
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Service was very slow; like too many restaurants, too loud. Food was good; portions small. Ambivalent on recommending, creative menu. Outside not well signed.

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d
Los Angeles
25 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A real gem. Chef John Martinez brings nuanced mesquite-grilled dishes to a city starving for great food. Do not miss!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Service and food were excellent. The restaurant is a bit noisy

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

Have been here 3 times prior to latest visit on Sunday, 2/10.
All stars on all categories except s bit noisy on these 3 occasions. However, on last occasion(2/10), the service was deplorable, the food was luke warm where previously was hot. Asked for bread and waiter brought 2 slices for 3 patrons.
When I say service was bad, I mean waits of 60 min for appetizers and 90 min for main course.
Will probably stop patronizing Tito and Pep.

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p
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great wait staff
Inventive and great quality food
Withholding one star for inexplicable unwillingness to abandon water glasses for wine (even after questioning the manager)

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l
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful appetizers, entrees, and dessert.

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WI
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was exceptional, the food was very good. We went for Brunch and enjoyed the menu selection, the Breakfast Torta and Lunch Fried Chicken Torta were very enjoyable. The only call out was the breakfast potatoes that accompanied both sandwiches, very salty / over seasoned. Other than that minor issue, the coffee and pastry basket were tremendous. We'll be back very soon to have dinner.

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AM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 1

The service was very good. Brian was knowledgeable and was around when needed rather than asking," Is everything tasting okay?" every 5 minutes. The dishes were cleared by stacking which always cheapens the service to me.
The menu has lots of interesting options and combinations of vegetables and sauces that that work together well. The calamari appetizer was fairly tasteless. The octopus was very good- tender with a delicious sauce.
The steak was exceptional- very tender and perfectly cooked. Two from Tucson ordered bass and enjoyed it. The guest from Baltimore thought it was just okay.
The chocolate ganache was outstanding.
The huge problem and the reason we won't return until the situation changes is the noise level. The restaurant is horribly loud. Fortunately, we had a booth in the back corner by the kitchen. We found ourselves yelling to be heard or rotating seats so we could talk to each other. With cement walls and floors and nothing in the ceiling to absorb sound, it really ruined our experience. Our waiter said it was a common complaint and was being worked on. Ask for the booth!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

REDUCE THE NOISE LEVEL!! IT RUINS WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE A PLEASANT EXPERIENCE.

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DR
Tucson
38 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Had their Saturday brunch. This restaurant pays attention to details, which we very much appreciated. The menu was one page. We only ordered two dishes, both excellent. The restaurant was not full. I could see how it would be loud with a full evening crowd. Our server was beyond excellent. I felt like the people working there were happy and proud to be there. Good vibe. On my list for dinner next!

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a
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were late for our table, but called ahead and they saved it for us. It was packed. The food was great, the proportions were perfect and we had a fabulous time. The bartender was out to lunch. A new one should be hired who can deal with the number of people the restaurant services. Other than that, thumbs up.

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food with exceptional service. Noise level very loud. Too much.

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KT
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best new restaurant in Tucson hands down! We LOVED it!

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G
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a reservation on a busy night and it worked perfectly. Our friends from Santa Fe loved the food and the feel of the place. We've been there twice and were impressed with the food and service both times.

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BB
Philadelphia
49 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Had an excellent first time visit to this restaurant. Grilled octopus appetized was excellent. My son really liked his steak which was served sliced. The wine choices were adequate and reasonably priced. The service was also pleasant and efficient. I would definitely return for a repeat visit.

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m
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

The menu is great, the food was great
The ambience is “meh”. Not lovely.
The noise level is too high.
Expect to spend about $50pp w one drink.

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OT
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hippest place in town.
Interesting menu.
Great healthy and tasty food;
Great service.
Fun people watching.
Our new favorite 😀👍😀

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LB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and service. Tried all the small plates and each was fabulous Lamb and pork chop were outstanding. Trout and shrimp entrees were very good but did not have the wow factor that we expected from other reviews we had read. Definitely a restaurant we will be back to soon.

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AI
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a client there for dinner. We tried a bunch of apps, octopus, carrots, and queso all went over really well. I had pork chop which was delicious. A couple others had the trout and shrimp and both were given two thumbs up! Will be traveling to Tucson again and surely will come back to Tito and Pep!

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B
Minneapolis
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food and service. Octopus app is the best octopus we’ve ever had. So tender and flavorful. Entree delicious. Not the usual preparations. Can get noisy when full at night.

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BG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit for lunch and it’s just as good as the dinner menu. Great place for a great meal. Service is always great.

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LS
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I’ve been in the restaurant industry for 17 years and this has been a refreshing and wonderful dining experience. From our outstanding server Janay, the delicious cocktails (cactus cooler is a must), perfect timing of food, beautiful presentation, and a true Tucson atmosphere I left more than pleased and could actually truly enjoy my husband’s birthday celebration.

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