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Tito and Pep, Tucson, AZ

Tito and Pep

4.8
4.8
1988 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
Tito & Pep is a bright venue in midtown Tucson providing exceptional service, quality food and beverage, in a convivial, relaxed atmosphere.

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.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southwest
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (520) 207-0116
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    John Martinez
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Cross street
    Speedway and Alvernon
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,988 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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1,988 Reviews
  1. NevinC

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was top notch. The swordfish special was outstanding

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our reservation was honored immediately. Our waitress was prompt. She was pleasant and answered our questions. We started with the charred carrots and they were very good. Both my wife and I had the Little Gem salad, hers with chicken, mine with shrimp. We both enjoyed them. No room for dessert!

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  3. ElleZee

    Cleveland

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointed. Waiter was not attentive, service was slow, and waiter's descriptions of portion sizes were way off. Food was okay, not fabulous, and we left hungry after nearly 2 hours of dining.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food! Every single plate was an amazing experience… Recommended 100%! I will definitely go again when I visit Tus!

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really great. Try the octopus. The host staff were incredibly accommodating.

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  6. Katherine

    Edmonton

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our dinner was excellent along with the service. Our only complaint was the noise level, and even with the table of four it was difficult to speak to anyone who is anyone who was not directly across from you. So noisy! Nothing they can do as a concrete floor, but perhaps they could put some acoustic panels on the wall or ceiling. Had a sore throat from shouting all evening!

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  7. BonnieD

    Montana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service, unique flavors, great service.

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  8. SeriousFoodieFromChicago

    Chicago

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite restaurant when I visited Tucson last year deserved another visit this year. Tito & Pep will probably be my favorite restaurant this visit. Food was perfect, wine by the glass matched the food perfectly. I had the octopus appetizer, bass main dish, and finished with olive oil cake. Service was friendly and prompt, not pushy, not gushy.

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  9. RitaC

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First Time dining at T&P. won't be the last. Usually HoHum items on other at other restaurants were taken up multiple levels. Flavor, presentation, quality ingredients, and unique combinations of foods were exce;;ent. Service and timing of courses were right on. Looking forward to our next dining experience.

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  10. JennT

    Tucson

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tito and Pep continues to be the perfect dining experience. We had the vegan harvest pozole for the first time and it was delicious. They have maintained a high level of both cuisine and service. Love it!

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  11. BruceC

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Appreciated the minimalist menu, the attentive service, the restaurant’s unpretentious ambience.

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  12. Slatsmelad

    Omaha

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A VERY unique restaurant. They will always do well because the food is good, there is nice ambiance and the service is OUTSTANDING. Our server, Charlie, was a breath of fresh air. Personable, funny, nice, knowledgeable, patient, timely, and a great salesperson. Heck we’d go back just to be served by her! Don’t miss an opportunity to eat at this unique restaurant!!

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  13. Eatfood2

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was prompt and efficient. Very friendly. Food was great. Nice variety. Good choices. Great, chill vibe. Will return.

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  14. DavidR

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant in Tucson (and anywhere?) - hands down. The food is incredible - everything is flavored and cooked to perfection. The staff is warm, knowledgeable, attentive, and kind. The vibe is cozy and unpretentious, and filled with others who are just happy to be there.

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  15. JudyA

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The crudo was very good but the sauce was exceptionally salty. Other than that, it was delicious!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Reservations recommended. This is my second time visiting. Our server was very knowledgeable about the menu and very attentive. I had the cactus cooler drink, which was delicious. I did the queso fondue and unfortunately it was overcooked in the skillet and clump together quicker than I could eat it. The tortillas that came with it were fresh, light, and delicious. I also did the steak skewers. The sauce the skewers came in was interesting, but the meat itself was a little tough.

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  17. AnOctopussavedmylife

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful all around. Will no doubt be back again!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always amazing! Order the sea bass crudo and Cortez shrimp (pro tip: with a side of tortillas). And you can never go wrong with daily specials!

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  19. doublediamond

    Louisville

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing. The flavors in the food a real genius. Kudos to the chef. Walker was a fantastic advisor as our server. Great meal.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such an amazing Tucson gem! We had a wonderful dinner. They were incredibly accommodating for our larger party. They also went out of their way to make special kids plates and gave them coloring pages. All of the food was delicious, we especially loved the carrot appetizer and the bass. The prices are higher, but a very good value for the quality of the ingredients and food that you get. We'll be taking out of town guests here as often as we can!

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  21. Lasaraleen

    Greater Boston

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I've had wonderful food all over Tucson and I was hoping for the same. I ordered the calamari appetizer and the pork chop entree. Those are not items that they do well. Cannot recommend. Do not go there as a single diner. They don't want your business.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Knick

    Milwaukee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had heard from several people that this was a great restaurant when we were in town last year. So we were excited to try it this year and we were not disappointed. The midcentury modern decor brought a great vibe to our evening. Our server Charlie was very welcoming and helpful with the menu. The menu is small but there is something for everyone and the food was amazing with flavor combinations that will keep us coming back.

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  23. Mabel

    Seattle

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. The flavors were excellent and dishes were healthy, sharable and reasonable priced. We enjoyed our experience.

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  24. oldgal

    Chicago

    133 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    133 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    One of our favorite Tucson restaurants with inventive food and interesting wines, great servers, and an attractive "storefront" ambience. The chef deserves his James Beard recognition. Great spot!

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  25. LisaC

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Seating is hard seats if in chairs. Parking is a problem 😟

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  26. Foodyone

    Tucson

    511 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    511 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this restaurant! The food is outstanding as is the service! Tito and Pepe has received National recognition with both the New York Times and James Beard for good reason! Tonight we both had the delicious and fresh calamari and the wonderful striped bass entree! Our guest had the chicken special, which he said was also excellent! The chocolate ganache dessert is another favorite! Dining in Tucson does not get better than this!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best places to eat in Tucson! Food is great, staff is awesome.

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  28. Tina

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service, beautiful presentation of food, and yummy food with a good value

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  29. STEVENS

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My lady friend and I very much enjoyed the cocktails and appetizer. I ordered an item from the regular menu and my friend had the special. The menu is small, so choices were pretty slim. My dinner dish was way too salty, almost inedible, so I sent it back and I did not want to wait for another and risk it. We ended up sharing her dinner, which was perfect for the both of us. I was surprised that a restaurant such as this with such a good reputation would botch a regular menu item like that. However, the entire dinner was a pretty pleasant experience.

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  30. SusanB

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had the duck special and it was quite fatty and difficult to cut. Tasty, tho. Appetizer and dessert (chocolate ganache) were fabulous. Others had the sea bass and steak and raved about their dishes. Would highly recommend this restaurant for any special occasion.

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  31. dandel

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. We hope to go back before we leave. Unique food. Wish we lived closer!

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  32. WarrenK

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food with a funky vibe. A great addition to the Tucson food scene.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Have been going to Tucson for 3 years and this is the one restaurant I must visit every time. Dishes are creative and delicious, service is friendly and knowledgeable, and the place just has a great vibe. I will certainly be back.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and excellent service! Highly recommend if you are in Tuscon. The appetizer carrots, shrimp dish and pork chop were all delicious! Our server, Alex, was great!

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  35. Marcie

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our first time at Tito and Pep. Food was delicious and service was great. We plan to dine there again.

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  36. DonnaH

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great innovative menu with wonderful flavors. Really a wonderful restaurant!

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  37. ScottsdaleFoodie

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, great food and drinks. Service is attentive and spot on. Great place to go for dinner, or drinks and small bites. Highly recommend.

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  38. HopkinsTucson

    Minneapolis

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tito and Pepe consistently serves up wonderful food. Glad they have specials as we go often enough that we can experience a wider variety of their imaginative cuisine. Great service.

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  39. Evita

    Nashville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Oh my, just have the carrots. Im.thinkimg 3 orders of them might make a great dinner. Of course everything they make is amazing, including the cocktails, and the service is top of the line.

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  40. DeclanW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The radicchio and manchego salad is special. I have not had anything like it and it is a minimalist plate with straightforward and vibrant flavors. The salmon is also excellent. Same thing not overly fussy but everything on the plate compliments each other. A truly world class restaurant in my eyes. Best in Tucson for sure.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

Tito and Pep offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 207-0116.

Tito and Pep is rated 4.8 stars by 1988 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 35 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tito and Pep

4122 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Speedway and Alvernon
  • Neighborhood
    Midtown
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Daily 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Southwest
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    John Martinez
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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