Tito and Pep

4.9
736 Reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
Tito & Pep is a bright new 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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vipmjmaclaren
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tartare tostadas were incredible. Portions were very good and all of the food tasted very clean while still having plenty of flavor through spices and sauces.

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vipmjmdc
Washington DC
88 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful meal at T & P. Both the salmon and the shrimp dishes were terrific, the salmon was cooked so perfectly it melted in your mouth. Cocktails were fun, too. I felt they took the COVID precautions very seriously and while I normally prefer to eat outside, I felt very safe here. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great

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vipJimM
Tucson
31 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience! The menu changes frequently highlighting menu items in season and of peak flavor. Chef John and his team continue to knock it out of the park. A hidden gem in Tucson and a must eat restaurant.

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vipPSPS
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This might be my favorite restaurant in Tucson.
The vibe is amazing. Southwest chill. Food is fantastic, delicious and different .
Service was excellent.

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vipMelissa
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food and cocktail selection! We loved the Queso Fundido, Carne Asada Tostadas, and Pana Cotta!

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KerriA
Tucson
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Love the food and drinks, love the atmosphere. The steak skewers and panna cotta are where it's at. The pork feature they did when we went was great too.

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vipToriM
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite date night in Tucson! We love the calamari, queso, and grilled octopus. Every entree we've tried has been wonderful! We've also brought out of town guests in the past that loved it, as well!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My group came here to celebrate a friends birthday and we were all incredibly impressed! First of all, our server Marlie was amazing. She was so friendly, knowledgeable and always made sure we had full drinks and tortillas. We each ordered a different cocktail, they were all so unique and delicious. We ordered a few things off the dinner menu and LOVED everything we ordered. We did not know queso fundido could be so good. We all look forward to coming back here very soon!!

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vipumsb31
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect. Great drinks, food was unique and very well executed! So happy with our meal!

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AngelaL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding. Right size portions. Service was exceptional. Will go there again to try more dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and the atmosphere. Waiters all excellent. John, the owner and Chef is top notch. Nice size portions. Very reasonable prices for a 5 star meal!!

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MeaghanR
Mississippi
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m obsessed with this place. Amazing food, wine, service and ambiance. We will be back

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viplacosecha
Minneapolis
86 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative dishes. Quality ingredients. Wonderful flavors. Two for dinner on Valentines. My wife tried the shrimp dumpling broth and I went for the trout. Calamari for appetizer. All were wonderful. The wine recommendations were spot on. The staff was excellent. Everything was COVID safe. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for valentines dinner. Great ambience. Many vegan options. Generous portions.

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OpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Excellent grilled mesquite pork chop! My husband really enjoyed his salmon meal as well. Friendly waitress-very nice experience.

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DeanneC
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we tried was delightful - from the calamari to the entrees, vegetable sides, & a shared orange rosemary olive oil cake for dessert. The service was excellent also. I would definitely eat here again the next time I’m in Tucson.

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VikkiG
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super friendly and attentive staff. This was only our second visit and the server recognized us. The menu is so unique and all of their food is so amazing! Plan on returning many more times so we can try everything!

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rose
Denver
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously some of the best food and service I have ever had. We had the trout and mesquite chicken special both were excellent and far from the average meal. The apps and dessert were perfect and the mixed drinks were also exceptional. This was our first time eating here and we will for sure be back!

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Pete
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

No comment at this time other than slow service

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vipBiztravelfoodie
Seattle
115 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tito and Pep is one of our favorite local restaurants. Probably our 10th visit and had another wonderful flavorful evening. Great table separation in their mid-century vibe worked to make us feel very safe dining indoors.
Grilled octopus great dish to share and charred broccoli (served cold) with a citrus emulsion were great starters. Better half enjoyed her trout main dish (cilantro seasoning perfect) and my pork chop was an explosion of flavors and cooked to perfection.
Missed out on dessert because dairy allergies limited selection to “none” but that’s ok.
Highly recommend and a must if visiting Tucson or a local!

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jstupp
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Would highly recommend Tito and Pep! The food was DELICIOUS - my whole family enjoyed their meal and raved about how tasty it was - the charred broccoli and steak skewers were probably our favorites. Huge compliments to the chef. Prices were also reasonable.

The restaurant is also taking appropriate COVID-related precautions. Our temperatures were taken when we entered, and we were sat at a table distanced from others. All employees were wearing their masks, and wearing them correctly.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Wonderful drinks!

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DavidL
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding, original and creative dishes. The panna cotta is the most delicious thing I’ve ever tasted.

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MichaelR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is great here. The menu changes from time to time, so there's always a new entree, appetizer or dessert to try. The house cocktails are creatively concocted, but they are also good with standard drinks. The Service is outstanding!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
7 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent queso flameado and chocolate ganache dessert was to die for!

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Carrick
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best staff, food, and cocktails in Tucson! Always a great experience.

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vipThesarg
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice food, drink and service in a quiet pleasant environment. The sound track music is the best in restaurant I can remember for a long time. I'm certain the restaurant is not happy about the small crowds, however, they are a blessing for an enjoyable dining experience.

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vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
111 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Covid consciousness and attention to good prevention. Smaller menu of tapas like appetizers and a selected number of main plates in all the categories - though limited. But the flavors and spicy choices make it now one of my fave places. The drinks menu is also quite creative! Service is super friendly and accommodating. Seating more than 6 feet apart. The desserts are also a must must must and server will tell you what they are at end of meal so save some room.

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vipTimothyT
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a terrific surprise.

Visiting Tucson over New Years and looking for a nice spot. This was a great find. Small format, high level cooking. The menu is small and I’m unsure of whether this is a COVID affect or normal. In either case it’s smart. Probably six appetizers and six entrees. I had their signature dish which was trout and it was outstanding. Margarita rocks which was perfect. My wife and daughter had the salmon and pork chop.

We throughly enjoyed this meal. The icing on the cake was the extremely friendly, knowledgeable, and conscientious team that works here.

Without a doubt we will go again.

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vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
111 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A small and very COVID safe dining experience. Yes a list of only 10 or so small appetizer type plates and a similar number of main dishes. Great variety all with wonderful twists on the flavor ingredient combos. You will need to go multiple times to try them all. One of every meat variety and all perfect serving sizes. ESP love the grilled octopus and any fish or meat. The passion fruit dessert is my fave.

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Snaednae
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was the first that checked our temperature before even taking our seats. I made a reservation, they took us immediately and began right away taking our orders.

I had heard of their steak skewers and we placed an order of them for our appetizer and also each ordered our own cocktails. They even accommodated my boyfriend by making his cocktail on the rocks and replacing his glass.

THE FOOD WAS AMAZING. Our waitress was very prompt to come and ask us often when we were ready, gave us our time, and even give us her input on what to order!

We finished our meal with their olive oil cake (which I was also recommended to try). Since this visit was for a birthday, they brought out a cute candle.

We were blown away with the service, the style of the place, as well as the ambiance. I've been dying to try this place out and now that I got the BF on board, BRUNCH HERE WE COME!

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vipsamkleiman
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food are incredible and the staff was a great!

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GrantS
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome all around ! We can’t wait to come back ! Food was awesome our server was great .

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Misha
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tito & Pep is my favorite restaurant in Tucson. I've been four or five times and every time has been excellent. I lived in NYC for a long time, so I've been to some very good restaurants. Tito & Pep is very, very good. The food and cocktails are interesting, inventive, unique, and, most importantly, really delicious. Highly, highly recommended.

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Lynn
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our visit thoroughly, the food, host, waitress, and music.

Best dining in a long time.

Lynn

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MAJRN
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is now my favorite restaurant. Please increase menu selections soon because I go often thanks

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Pete
Minneapolis
2 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

It was a nice place, but not great. nnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn

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vipVandra
Tucson
270 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Everything was great, except our waitress didn't pay much attention to us. She told us she had been there since Day 1, but she must have slipped in service skills since she started.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and value.

FAQs

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

Tito and Pep is rated 4.9 stars by 736 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.