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Tito and Pep, Tucson, AZ

Tito and Pep

4.7
4.7
1380 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 30 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Southwest

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 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

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What 1,380 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. DG

    DavidG

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner. So apps to dessert, with a bottle of wine too! Everything was delish. Server was top notch. Gave wine recommendation which was spot on. The place was full but relatively quiet. Yes, I could hear my wife across the table. Will certainly be back here again.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything, and I mean everything, was delicious. Service was wonderful. Every dish we had elicited positive reactions from the table. We will be back. And we had some well-honed palates from NYC with us. Bravo!
  3. SY

    SharynY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had such a fun night. Great servers excellent food comfortable space
  4. P

    Provence

    France

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful evening at TAP. The food was gourmet delicious, well seasoned and well portioned. Staff was knowledgeable and courteous. The ambiance is Tucson local - modern classy and not pretentious - perfect fit with the quality of the establishment.
  5. RI

    RoyI

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    No doubt that this was a James Beard nomination. Food and service were excellent!
  6. BP

    BeverlyP

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Between the four of us we had eight plates, four small and four dinners. Each one was as good an the next. Most were seafood focused but my husband had the steak, delicious. I would order it next time myself. I had the bass, fork tender, delicious as well.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great, inventive food! Excellent service.
  8. P

    Peter

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and ambiance. Reasonable priced! I highly recommend!
  9. A

    Alana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this restaurant is amazing!! food was incredible, simple yet elevated. service was quick and so friendly.
  10. HO

    HeidiO

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a wonderful restaurant for any occasion. Everything was perfect. Highly recommend!!
  11. CB

    CraigB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    Poor service & over an hour to get our main course. Average, expensive food. Wouldn’t recommend or go back again.
  12. CM

    ChrisM

    London

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Came here on our last night in Tucson towards the end of a great vacation in Arizona. We are based in London, UK. The room is clean and minimalist in design but really great looking. Plenty of space between ta Les and a really nice vibe. Service was superb - friendly and knowledgeable. Our server gave excellent advice. The food was superb. The best we have had in Arizona whilst on vacation. This would be a superb restaurant anywhere let alone in Phoenix. Flavours were superb and worked well together. The Pork Chop was a dish I will remember for a long time - for all the right reasons. Drinks were good too. And the best bit - fantastic value. We paid around $150 for three small plates and two larger plates and drinks, including tip. Great place and wish they had a partner restaurant in London.
  13. BP

    BeccaP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Visiting Tucson and this was such a delicious meal and warm staff. Total gem
  14. D

    Debbie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall1food5service4ambience2
    Food excellent, hostess miserable, ruined our evening!
  15. b

    beverlyb

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I were extremely happy with the delicious and interesting dishes at Tito and Pep. We will definitely be back!
  16. JH

    JonH

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic - fresh, well seasoned, and presented beautifully. I can definitely see why Tito and Pep is getting so much hype.
  17. P

    Patriciak

    San Diego

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience1
    Way noisy. Great food, well priced. Absolutely no ambience. Similar to Denny’s. Nothing SW about it.
  18. DR

    DavidR

    Washington DC

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. Great service. Highly recommend this restaurant
  19. j

    janetr

    Denver

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Not the best this time around. Place was packed, it seemed like they didn't have the wait staff, food was cold and chewy (pork chop) which is normally excellent, hair in broccoli, ordered a salad never came (they didn't charge me. All said and done not the best experience. Hopefully they can fix the issues and I will be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was absolutely delicious and fantastic. Our server as well as everyone in the restaurant was super attentive and pleasant.
  21. RW

    RebeccaW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend. Great restaurant all around. Great service. Great food. Ambience and decor were all spot on. Will definitely be coming back.
  22. j

    jonh

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Very good experience very good restaurant just too noisy but other than that great
  23. I

    Irene

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had two appetizers and two entrees; each one was outstanding! And the check didn’t break the bank!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have never left a place and rated it 10/10 until we ate here. The grilled octopus was to die for. The mixed drinks were delicious. The pork chops- perfect. Can’t wait to go back next time we are in Tucson!
  25. EW

    EvanW

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The atmosphere at Tito & Pep was very nice and the wait staff was very attentive.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Great menu. Limited but delicious. Restaurant is very unique in decor. Very diverse crowd. Value is fine but not excellent. Would go again but other great options if you're time is limited
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and date was a Foodie
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food and service as always!
  29. JM

    JoseM

    New York Area

    24 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Honestly, I was very disappointed. I had bigger expectations after reading the New York Times review, but I wonder how this restaurant made the list. The place was unassuming, and the food was nothing special, with a very limited menu. It was annoying that we were served wine in water glasses, and the table next to us got proper wine glassware. When asked why the server told us they didn't have enough wine glasses! The place was busy, so great for the restaurant, but there are way too many restaurants in Tucson with better food, better service, and enough glassware for all customers.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Great spot! Good vibes, awesome ambience. Food was excellent! Highly recommend the caso condition and octopus! Truly a gem of Tucson!
  31. V

    Verbose

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Great food.
  32. AJ

    AmyJ

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely staff, food and ambiance
  33. VR

    VujasRuiz

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and wine! Ambiance nice and cozy but not in top of each other! Highly recommend!
  34. CM

    CathyM

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    We thoroughly enjoyed the Calamari, but the Idaho Trout was almost tasteless and the Strip Steak was tough along with vegetables that could not be cut. The waitress even brought a second serrated knife and watched but the vegetable could not be cut. Very disappointed.
  35. S

    Suzanne

    Denver

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Love this place. We came out of busy time but we’re seated properly and the food was delicious.
  36. S

    Ses535

    Tucson

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. We shared a number of small plates. Himachi, carrots, and steak skewers were our favorites. Cactus Cooler is a delicious drink.
  37. BJ

    BobJ

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was exceptional, some the best in Tucson. The ingredients, flavors, execution and presentation were all excellent. Service was very good, ambiance could be a bit warmer (more comfortable) but the food is so good you won’t notice.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, will recommend for anyone who travels to Tucson.
  39. d

    deano

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great meal. And our server was terrific as well. It was a great exploration of flavors. Eggplant in chili oil. Lots of interesting stuff.
  40. AM

    AlegreM

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    The rude attitude from the tall, blond, male host put a bit of a damper on what should have been an excellent dining experience. We arrived 15 minutes early and we could see our table being prepared and finally made ready. Instead of being allowed to take our seats, the host told us we wouldn’t be seated until our exact reservation time (the last seating time of the evening) while he seated at least 4 reserved parties and two walk-ins to the bar. That’s how we knew with certainty the table was ours as everyone else had been seated and we were the only ones left standing. Based on his dismissive attitude alone I would have given this a negative rating. Good thing our waitress - who seated us immediately when she approached us - was excellent at her job and the food was amazing. These two factors only served to highlight the host’s dismal, first impression.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

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 1380 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 30 times today
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 Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • 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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