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Tito and Pep, Tucson, AZ

Tito and Pep

4.7
4.7
2037 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 34 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 2,037 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

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

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Best Overall

  • Tucson

    Best Food

  • Tucson

    Best Value

  • Tucson

    Innovative

  • Tucson

    Best Overall

  • Tucson

    Best Food

  • Tucson

    Best Value

  • Tucson

    Innovative

2,037 Reviews
  1. RichardG

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Server made the evening a delight. Food was innovative and delicious.

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  2. TrishK

    Jacksonville

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and superb value. Love the selections and the ambience.

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  3. marting

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My 3rd time to T&P and everything is always great. Also had a wonderful wait person.

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  4. AbbiG

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Three of us were there for the first time. Service was attentive without being overbearing, and the food was beautifully plated and very tasty. Kudos.

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  5. bitsbites

    Grand Rapids

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food, good service. Enjoyed the menu which was well explained.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I think it was because we dined late? Not sure but didn’t live up to our expectations. The hostess was great, she originally sat us by the door and my wife was cold so she accommodated us by moving us, the wait to be asked for drinks and then getting our drinks took almost 20 minutes, apps and my entree came out timely. We had the calamari and sea-bass sashimi for apps which were the stars of our meal. I had a salad and steak skewer for my entree. The skewers flavors were great but slightly over cooked and on the colder side by the time it arrived, the salad was ok but the dressing wasn’t balance. My wife had the pasole that was a great mix of traditional and newer ingredients, it lacked depth though. It also took an extra 15 minutes extra then my entree even though it was just a soup. The bus boy was great and was on top of it. We will give it another try on our next visit to Tucson and hope that it’s a better experience.

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  7. ToddH

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service was absolutely impeccable. My family and I live in Los Angeles, but we have dined here on multiple occasions and have yet to experience a better restaurant than Tito and Pep in recent memory.

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  8. Foodie84

    Tucson

    95 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    95 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great dining experience at this innovative special spot.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Communication with server was rare. Long order time for food is understandable but 30 plus and not hearing from the server seemed disinterested and disingenuous. Price point was fair.

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  10. SandS

    Portland

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was terrific and unusual for us who hail from the northwest. The octopus was outstanding. Our only concern was that the dining room was very loud.

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  11. AZoldguy

    Tucson

    29 reviews

    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tito and Pep is a jewel! Outstanding food, beautifully prepared and presented but not fussy. Service was impeccable. Value priced. We will be repeat customers. tit

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  12. VictorB

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    While Tito and Pep may not be as inventive as Feast, it is in my experience the highest quality restaurant in Tucson. Fresh and flavorful food with regional roots the kitchen’s performance is reliably high quality. There is no other restaurant in Tucson that delivers consistently delicious food and drinks for a reasonable price. And for reference I ate this same week at Le Rendezvous which was much more expensive and of much lower quality. You can dine here with confidence knowing that you are going to be served quality food.

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  13. Srad

    New York City

    63 reviews

    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Best food in Tucson with good service. The menu is creative and well executed.

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  14. LadiesWhoLunch

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food - creative preparation - lovely service

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  15. WendyW

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Much hype about this restaurant. Service was bizarre. All food delivered at once. Recommendations from server did not work together. Nice ambience.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice little surprise!♥️Excellent food in a mid century modern vibe setting 🌵 Cocktails were excellent and portions way bigger than expected. Creative menu💯 Love their concept/story and will be back💯

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  17. DonnaGS

    Portland

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was exceptionally delicious. Portions were quite satisfying.

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  18. ToniP

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    They seem to be going through the motions. I suspect their immense popularity (waited 3 weeks to get a table on a Tuesday evening) has given them little incentive to excel anymore. Portions were small, Queso Fundido very greasy, service slow and impersonal. We are Tucson residents and always enjoy taking out of town guests here, but we won’t be in any hurry to return.

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  19. anabanana

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly fantastic food and lovely space! Service was a bit rushed, but adequate. If service matched the level of the food and ambiance, this place would be unbeatable! We were here for the first time a year ago and would be glad to come back again next time we’re in Tucson.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was phenomenal as always. We had a great experience and can’t wait to come back.

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  21. jodi

    Charleston

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    amazing reasonably priced high end fare! unique presentation.

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  22. GregP

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very inventive and delicious food, reasonably priced and nice setting. I would definitely go again.

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  23. BcpBri

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Really great meal enjoyed the carrots and calamari

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  24. Juniper

    Portland

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Good service and wonderful food at reasonable prices. One of my companions ordered a cocktail from the menu, but was told they were out of some of the ingredients. So he ordered a different one and it also wasn't available. My other companion would have liked an Irish whisky, but there were non on the menu. The restaurant was rather noisy, but a lot of that was due to the people seated next to us. That said, I'd recommend Tito and Pep and will be back.

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  25. RSCP

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our meal was amazing - NY strip, striped bass, trout, carrots, octopus, salads, desserts and the special appetizer (yellow tail). Cocktails and wine were also great. Service was slow (we were seated and waited over 15 min. before seeing a server) - not our waiter's fault, it may have been a staffing issue. Once we got orders in, the meal flowed well, and his recommendations on choices were spot-on.

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  26. ABbA

    Tucson

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I am not sure why the waiters and hosts here insist on making your experience as horrible as possible. Do not come here if you are trying to have a good time or you are celebrating something. They will make it super awkward with their attitude. The food is ok, just ok. With no actual restaurants around this place is hyped. Do not believe the hype and go somewhere better. Rude staff.

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  27. GayleB

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    MY ONLY COMPLAINT IS THAT THERE IS NOT ENOUGH PARKING! WE HAD TO PARK NEARLY A BLOCK AWAY, IN ANOTHER STORE'S LOT.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everyone in our party of 6 thought their meal and drinks were delicious. Pricy, but not exorbitant. Service and food were terrific.

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  29. Spiderman

    Raleigh

    44 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Kitchen service was quite slow, but table service was good. Food was quite good except the special fish dish which was way too salty. They did compensate us with a complementary desert.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Didn’t like my table in the corner and didn’t like the location. But great food and service.

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  31. MollyT

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place to eat in Tucson. Outstanding food, drinks and service.

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  32. Elyse

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    Poor experience. We were seated 15 minutes after our reservation and then waited another 10 minutes for a server to arrive. The food was extremely disappointing. One party member ended up with an upset stomach. The queso fundido tasted like pure vinegar. Not sure if vinegar was drizzled on top, because that was the overwhelming taste. The chicken was completely overcooked, dry, and rubbery. The pork tasted old. However, the broccoli and carrots were good.

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  33. JakeB

    Tucson

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was great as ususal. The chicken special was a generous portion as were the tapa-like items we got. There was an inexpicably long wait between course. Not sure what happened there which is why I only gave four starts there.

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  34. HannahG

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Such a lovely evening with a knowledgeable waitstaff, delicious cocktails; be sure to try the Padre Kino (with local Whiskey del Bac). My vegetarian posole with miso had a surprise with every bite. My husband said his salmon with chimichurri was terrific. Excellent intimate atmosphere. Highly recommend.

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  35. Julie

    Washington DC

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Creative food menu, we especially loved both the grilled octopus and hamachi apps and yummy orange and olive oil cake for dessert. We appreciated knowledgeable and friendly service from Charlie. Great wine list and we wish we had Ubered so we could have sampled their well curated mezcal offerings. Go!

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  36. alicey

    Grand Rapids

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place offers extremely well-composed main dishes and inventive small plates. Also good bar program. It is fine dining in a casual setting with very reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

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  37. marting

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We ordered almost everything on the menu and it was excellent. Had a great wait person. My second time there and will definitely be back.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food and service and cocktails!

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  39. John

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Do NOT miss this restaurant if you are in Tucson. A MUST VISIT

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  40. Veggiemel

    New York City

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful dining experience. Food was exceptional. It tasted amazing, used creative ingredients and the presentation was fantastic. Having a gluten allergy, I appreciated there were so many gluten free options. Service was also great. I appreciated our server's recommendations, especially when it came to spice level.

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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 2037 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 34 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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