Tito and Pep

4.6
287 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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Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined 10 hours ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 1

The food is amazing the noise level horrific.

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Detroit
28 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All five of us thought our dinners were outstanding. We will definitely go back soon. Our server, Andrea, was excellent. She explained this items on the menu and made suggestions. Her suggestions were great!

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TM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I just can't say enough about how delicious everything is. Super flavorful, but very balanced. And the staff is just incredible. Very friendly, yet professional.

This is a must stop if you are visiting Tucson, but we are very happy to call it our regular favorite! Definitely secure reservations, particularly on weekends.

(Disclaimer: I was a team member at one point, now -just a very happy customer.)

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

Visiting from Halifax Nova Scotia and lucked out when we had dinner here. It’s only been opened five months and I predict it will be hard to get into when I come back next year. The best experience I’ve had in a long time.

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RG
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was friendly and professional. The food was inventive and very well prepared with care. I would return without hesitation. It is noisy and the din dropped by 7:30pm, so if this bothers you make a late reservation.

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Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Newish bistro in the ‘hood. Everything is great but not roll-on-the-floor, holler-from-the-rooftops truly fabulous. Service, however, was friendly, professional and spot on. Servings are smallish but good quality. Menu also very edited, I would like a few more choices. However, good to know the limitations of the kitchen, and do less things well rather than overextend. I had the root veggie posole; delicious, but a few roasted pepitas or 6 tortilla chips would have made it sparkle. Hubble was very pleased with his lamb chop. We shared the calamari which was 5 star, worthy of any spot in San Francisco or Boston, both places to eat seafood IMHO. Wish they could put carpet or egg crates on ceilings, the room is ridiculously loud, and it doesn’t help that most of the clientele are oldsters like us who need to raise their voices to their partners. We will go back! I mean this as constructive and not destructive remarks.

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M
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was fabulous. Brian was the best. The owner stopped by to chat. Really enjoyed the story of the cholla art and hearing about the restaurant. The calamari was the best I’ve ever had. The steak was delicious and the chocolate ganache for desert was incredible . Really enjoyed our evening. We were the first in at 5 and it was completely full when we left. I will definitely go again. Soon.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We loved Tito and Pep! The noise level was HIGH, but we still enjoyed the evening very much. We could have used some salt for our entrees, but there’s none on the table. Overall, we really liked T&P and look forward to our return.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service and interesting flavors. Loved the decor. Good value for ambiance and food Quality. Wish it wasn’t so loud. I would eat here again.

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ER
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Fish was terrific, steak was lousy.

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

The noise level was extremely high therefore bringing dinner conversation to a standstill. The food and service were both excellent. Fix the noise level and I will be back, hopefully to enjoy a good conversation along with dinner.

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t
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Tito and Pep has delicious food! The service (thank you, Brian) was wonderful, friendly and professional.
The restaurant has nicely spaced out tables and could be perfect for dinner for any number of guests. But, and it's a big but, the noise level is unbelievably high. There were 4 of us for dinner and it was very hard to hear anyone else at the table. Only as the restaurant cleared out could we hear each other.

Getting back to the food, the lamb chops were sublime, and the pork chops were fabulous. Someone had fish, but I don't remember which kind except they too were happy with their choice. Delicious vegetable plates and calamari first and a very good chocolate dessert. The only negative were the accompanying vegetables, etc. that came with the entree. My lamb chops came with pureed sweet potatoes so I was surprised to see that it came as an artistic smear on the plate, very pretty but barely a spoonful.

The good food will bring people back but the noise is a problem. They said they are trying out all kinds of soundproofing so it could be remedied soon. I would be happy to go back and try it again.

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

New Favorite restaurant! Creative and delicious food. Thank you!

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CS
Tallahassee
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my third or fourth visit to Tito and Pep, my favorite restaurant in Tucson. I am working my way through the entrees...trout, sea bass, strip steak and lamp chops thus far. I have revisited my favorite appetizers...the broccoli, carrots and the OMG orgasmic quest fundido with chorizo. Great cocktails menu, too. What ever you do, save room for dessert because they are unbelievable. Try to go with at least three people so you can have one of each and share. You will not be disappointed.

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MS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite's in Tucson. Consistently excellent food, great service, all at a reasonable price. Big city foodie stuff here that surpasses a neighborhood restaurants usual fair. The food is beautifully executed, and the cocktails are simply perfect. Always make a reservation because the place is popular and vibrant.
Enjoy!

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NA
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 5service 5ambience 3

Noise level was uncomfortable and that's too bad because the good and service were excellent. Won't be going back

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

second visit, will definitely return . perfect noise level to have a conversation . food delicious and inventive. need to try the posole.

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MY
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was excellent...the beef skewers were alright, but the sauce it came in was really good. the noise level was very loud only because there was a large table with a bunch of young college aged crowd there celebrating a birthday. no complaints for the most part.

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GB
Tucson
7 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best lunch in town, they do have some of their dinner favorites plus steak salad, over the masa fried shrimp. It is crisp but juicy inside. My friend had the posole and raved about it.

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C
Washington DC
28 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal in Tucson: well presented and uniformly tasty. Excellent service in a modern, attractive setting. Tucson is lucky to have this addition to its dining scene.

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L
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great atmosphere, our server was helpful and attentive. Will definitely return!

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant. Best chef in Tucson!

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M
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Straight up average. Not bad, but def not great! For the price I will not be returning

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S
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

We walked in and instantly wondered why the place was empty on a Sunday late morning, and we soon found out why. The menu had very few appetizing items on it, and the food was terrible. I ordered the Huevos Rancheros with carne asada, and what came out was 2 soft taco shells with a couple teaspoons of refried beans, topped with eggs, some avocado and pico in a pool of salsa which had tiny undercooked pieces of cheap cut beef (the kind you can't chew through). I'd say there were 6 pieces of meat total. I was very disappointed to say the least. My friend ordered something else and her meal was equally unimpressive with burnt potatoes to top it off. There wasn't even a "regular" breakfast option, so definitely not kid friendly. The décor reminded me of a 70s lounge. They are really trying hard to jump onto the hipster bandwagon, and failing.

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L
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent cocktails and food! Very friendly service but needs some work on pacing as shared plates were placed out on top of each other; would have liked more time to enjoy them one at a time.

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Tucson
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed it immensely

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JS
Cleveland
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Would definitely recommend Tito and Pep...everything was lovely! Food and service added up to one of the very best meals we have eaten in Tucson! Would also recomment a reservation, especially weekend dinner. We happened to leave a hat after our dinner and were thrilled to recover it the next day. The manager was so helpful and friendly. Thanks for the great experience!

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Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This food was amazing. Highly recommend. We had the queso, salmon and ny strip steak. Service was impeccable. Will be going back!

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GG
Tucson
181 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first dinner and second meal at T and P's, and we were still impressed. The food here is very creative with numerous fresh seafood options (Normally we are lucky to have one on a menu in Tucson, even at the better restaurants). The trout was some of the best I've had anywhere. The accompaniments are unusual. Where else can you get blanched swiss chard? It's always boring rice that accompanies fish in Tucson, here, not so. The service was top notch again; the staff is very knowledgeable about the food and wine. The place is very convivial, and the noise level is pretty loud, which they acknowledge as a concern. We were glad that the place was very busy on a Thursday night, and that the higher than average prices have not scared off diners. We need places like this to thrive!

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just so delicious!!!! The chef has put done them self’s.

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GV
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tito and Pep was outstanding. Bright, clean lines, and modern decor greet you on arrival. The service was excellent. Our waitress was friendly, answered all our questions well, and made excellent recommendations. The bars custom drinks we tried were new combinations and well liked. I had the pork chop with hazelnut and apple jalapeno puree. Apple jalapeno s my new favorite flavor combination. The shared queso was hot and gooey and served on paper thin tortillas. Only three dessert choices but the two we had were exquisite. We made reservations for our next visit before we left. Highly recommend you give it a try.

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B
San Diego
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was delicious but the noise level made it almost impossible to carry on a conversation across the table

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j
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Good food and fairly priced. Limited menu. Very noisy with no acoustic materials. Wines are pricey.

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KG
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my favorite place in Tucson. Get the lamb and calamari. You won't be dissappointed.

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AB
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Always been drawn to this place so much I wanted to work there. Grilled octopus off the charts veggie posolle really nicely done.
Service knowledgeable and helpful. Just like the room itself dinner at Tito & Pep left us with a warm feeling and a simple wow 🍷

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R
Tucson
14 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a solid new addition to the high-end of the Tucson food scene.
Take a couple of friends and share a bunch of small plates...great fun,
excellent quality. Strong selection of unusual ceviche of high quality.
Full bar, decent wine list.

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JR
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food, impeccable service, the best in Tucson right now. The lamb was amazing. Its only issue is that, with its concrete floors and unfinished ceiling, it's very loud, so it's not a place to bring quiet talkers or the hard-of-hearing.

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c
Tucson
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good food, excellent service. Noise level so high it was impossible to have a conversation. It made an otherwise good dining experience very unpleasant.

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SW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Nice friendly waiter and food was good. Being on busy roadway, not much ambiance.

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JO
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We all hearty enjoyed the food. The citrus salad is very tasty. The lamb chops were good. Portions are a nice size and not over whelming. So, don't pass the desserts! The one like creme brûlée but is a lemon with berries on top is heavenly. And the Chocolate one is my close second choice. I just wish it wasn't so loud. We will go back often.

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