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Tito and Pep, Tucson, AZ

Tito and Pep

4.8
4.8
1230 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 27 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 1,230 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Amarillo

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My new favorite restaurant in Tucson!
  2. MH

    MelodyH

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best place to eat in Tucson. Excellent food, good people, fair prices. Can't beat it.
  3. JJ

    JeremyJ

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent menu/drink list in a chic mid-century modern setting. Great dining experience for a very reasonable cost.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New to Tucson and this is the best restaurant we’ve dined at to date. Exceptional food with unique flavors and a wait staff who knows what they are serving and can help you pick what you’ll most enjoy. I had the pork. I order pork chops a lot. This dish took my future expectations to another level. I will likely never order a pork dish from any other restaurant again. The octopus. Ate a bunch in Detroit. Here in Tucson it was like eating a fine steak. Brilliant. Olive oil cake or something. I just needed something with my coffee. Are you kidding me?!?! Fantastic. The price for 2 without wine under $100. Stop it. My wife asked if we could change her birthday dinner reservation to return later this week. Just wow!!!!
  5. HE

    HeidiE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Oh my gosh. This may be the best meal we’ve had in years. Everything, from cocktails to dessert, was expertly prepared and delicious! Hip decor. Great service. Really reasonable for such a good restaurant.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We are huge fans. John deserves a Michelin star
  7. E

    Empey

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Host was not especially welcoming or friendly. In fact visibly irritated when I told him our party was reduced by one, which really was not a big deal. The waitress was attentive, but the food was fantastic. The calamari was perfectly cooked. The tomatillo sauced steak skewers were tender and delicious. The tomato salad was on point and fresh. I would definitely return next time I’m in town.
  8. LD

    LDM001

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Overpriced, mediocre food with bad service. It started when they did not seat us (we had a reservation), even though there were empty tables. After waiting 10 minutes I had to press to get seated. Then their "special" appetizer, raw hamachi, can best be described as plain. For my main course, the pork chops, the meat had considerable grizzle and the vegetables were stringy. Not a good experience.
  9. JD

    JamesD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food complimented by great service and easy, comfortable atmosphere...a real Tucson treasure...food prep and taste outstanding...compliments to all!
  10. MC

    MichaelC

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible seafood and prompt service. This is a great location for romantic dinners and there was a large birthday party there as well.
  11. TR

    TaRaBr

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Tito and Pep is a lovely restaurant. It’s very cozy and the food is delicious but the portions are a little bit small for the price. However it is delicious.
  12. D

    Doni42

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The food is always great here. We've been dining here for years, and we're looking forward to a menu change soon (bring back the trout ;). We'll be back for sure, and we always tell our friends to try this place when they're searching for a nice place for a date night.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service
  14. JG

    JaneG

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Super fun spot with excellent food, cocktails and nice staff.
  15. DA

    DavidA

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Favorite restaurant in Tucson. Everything on the menu is delicious! Don’t skip dessert.
  16. F

    Frangiepod

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First visit and was very impressed. Really good food and great combinations that were unique. Fun cocktail choices as well. Will def be going back.
  17. KB

    KatieB

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambience, attentive service and great food! Love this place and will be back ❤️
  18. A

    Arielle

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What an amazing meal! Service was spot on- food was thoughtful and well curated. Loved everything about this restaurant!
  19. CQ

    CarlaQ

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Dinner was great, overall. I like this place. The only thing that now worries me is the quality of the seating. My friend and I witnessed a woman fall on her back from a faulty wooden chair that broke. It appeared the leg broke off. I hope you’re testing the chairs to ensure the safety of your guests while they have a dining experience. Otherwise the food and ambience is great.
  20. J

    Joemr

    Anchorage

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great experience, fun atmosphere, wonderful service, and delicious food. Everything we had hoped for. The octopus lived up to the hype.
  21. e

    ewest

    Tucson

    8 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Always fresh and inventive and delicious. Our server seemed a little overwhelmed but they may be having staffing challenges.
  22. MH

    MichelleH

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and wonderful service. A cannot miss restaurant when you are in town! I come every single time I visit!
  23. SI

    ShelbyI

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a gem! One of the best meals I’ve ever had. The complexity of the dishes made our taste buds pop. The staff was wonderful, and the prices were very reasonable given the quality of the meal.
  24. BS

    BeverlyS

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tito and Pep is such a gem of a restaurant! The food and drinks served is always a treat - the vegetarian posole was the perfect light summer dish!
  25. DG

    DonnaG

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This was the best meal we've had in Tucson since moving here last December. Food was incredibly delicious (we even made room for the panna cotta for dessert and were so happy we did!) and our server Carleigh was fantastic as were other staff members who interacted with us. Our corner table was nicely socially distanced and more romantic for celebrating our 45th anniversary. We'll be going back!
  26. NN

    NancyN

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent regional food and refreshing cocktails. Recommend the Cactus Cooler!
  27. MM

    MicheleM

    Central Coast

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every time we come to Tucson, I must visit Tito and Peps. It's outstanding!
  28. RF

    RichardF

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb- unusual dishes, well presented and very attentive staff. A+!!!
  29. N

    Nessa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was excellent, food was delicious, and we loved the laid back atmosphere. Drinks were amazing! A great find in Tucson!
  30. L

    Lurlibird

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Cocktails are great. The decor is very inviting with lots of plants and cork walls. Food is five star!
  31. SJ

    SJB23

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food. My daughter and I shared three small plates -- the charred bean salad, steak skewers and grilled octopus -- as well as the grilled salmon larger plate. Everything was excellent. Her favorites: the salad and the steak. Great service. Definitely coming back next time we visit Tucson.
  32. T

    Teehouse

    Phoenix

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    This was our first time at T&P and we really liked it! The drinks were great, the waitress Carly was very professional and the food was outstanding. I had the charred bean salad which was one of the most interesting and delicious salads I’ve ever eaten. My husband had the greens salad with anchovies, it was huge and very good. For mains I had the vegetable posole and it was so good! My husband had the scallops and raved about his choice. The only problems we ran into were that, as the place filled up, it got very noisy, and for some reason we had to wait 30 minutes for our entrees. Not sure why, but Carly said the kitchen just got a lot of food orders all at once but I really didn’t buy that. Anyway she comped our dessert and thanked us for our patience. I highly recommend Tito and Pep!
  33. K

    Kath

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    There is a reason that it is almost always booked. The food was delicious with beautiful presentation. The serve was spot on! Which in todays world is hard to come by. The menu is inventive, so you may try a new food or spice to your list of favorite foods. We had scallops that melt in your mouth in a lovely sauce and the grilled octopus with a salsa macha. The octopus was perfect! Not rubbery, but firm and flavorful.
  34. BJ

    BenteJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything. Will definitely come aagain.
  35. MG

    MaureenG

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We LOVED this place. Great food and great atmosphere.
  36. MC

    MalcolmC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best restaurants in Tucson. The interior fuses Mid Century Modern design with a distinctly southwestern feel, and the food does the same, marrying classic American Bistro with southwestern sensibilities. Everytime I have visited this restaurant, every drink, every flavor, every possible touchpoint, has been flawlessly executed.
  37. KY

    KurtY

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food!!! Reservation suggested. Had super service at the table. Small but very effective menu, a smart choice.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service. Delicious food. Good portions. Reasonably priced. = Winning combo.
  39. R

    Ricky

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Very friendly and professional staff. Wide variety of appetizers and main courses, reasonably priced. I highly recommend the octopus.
  40. MA

    MAMK

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Food and excellent service - The Hamachi special was wonderful

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 4.8 stars by 1230 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 27 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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