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Tito and Pep, Tucson, AZ

Tito and Pep

4.8
4.8
1297 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 31 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 1,297 people are saying

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

NoiseModerate

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  1. SL

    StevenL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic. We especially enjoyed the salads, grilled octopus, and my wife's vegetarian pozole was fantastic. The cocktails were also fantastic. Great location to bring your University of Arizona child to for an upscale meal in a relatively hip atmosphere for both parents and their young adult children.
  2. KL

    KirkL

    Milwaukee

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely the best! Service was awesome, food is creative and delicious. Overall one of the best spots in Tucson.
  3. MS

    MichaelS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food. Great drinks. Nice setting. The ambience was lovely. Would highly recommend.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Slow service. Food was decent but pricey for what you get. Probably won’t do a second time there.
  5. B

    Brian

    Phoenix

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding creative menu. Everything we tried was delicious.
  6. JH

    JohnH

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Absolutely lived up to the hype. Good atmosphere, friendly but not overbearing staff, and excellent food. About 2/3 of the menu is appetizers, so you could easily do tapas-style shared plates, or the main courses are well done. Of special note, the grilled octopus was tasty and cooked perfectly (not easy), and the rosemary and orange olive oil cake for dessert was to die for. You’ll need a reservation, but very worth the wait.
  7. SC

    SallyC

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Fresh, flavorful and creative. Nice selection of healthier options.
  8. B

    Blake

    Tucson

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service.
  9. MA

    MACK44

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Noise level was terrible. Could barely have a conversation. Had to lean into partner to hear what he said.
  10. JC

    JuanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice folks. Waiting staff were attentive and friendly. I got a glass of wine which I did not like, waitress replace it at no charge. Food was very different from standard fare, but outstanding. Prices are reasonable. We had a good time.
  11. NR

    NanRo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Fabulous food and amazing cocktails-noise level very HIGH due to being a very hard room. We will go back for the food!
  12. TP

    TacoPColtrane

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service were outstanding. I can't wait to go back and try more items. The whole rainbow trout and the salmon dishes were fabulous. The Panna Cotta was to die for so please don't leave without ordering it.
  13. N

    Nancy

    Denver

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and terrific service. We really enjoyed the restaurant and highly recommend you search out this great spot.
  14. SS

    StephenS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. A wonderful addition to fine dining in Tucson.
  15. NY

    NYCFoodLover

    New York Area

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Extraordinary - we can’t wait to return.
  16. A

    Aboveall

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always above the rest. Attention to detail from the moment you walk in the door
  17. T

    Triz

    Phoenix

    25 reviews

    3.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Our pre-pandemic memories of this restaurant led us back for a special occasion dinner. We chose the dinner special of scallops which was quite tasty, although it seemed a bit small for a dinner entree. The service and ambiance did not live up to recent rave reviews. We received items we did not request, and never did receive other items we ordered. The noise level was quite high, and the tables are close. All in all, it was a tasty, but somewhat disappointing experience.
  18. SN

    SaraN

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Where do I start??? For one I had been driving past this place for at least 3 years and had no idea it existed until the recent NYTS review. Love the mid century decor, casual atmosphere and the food was on point and in my opinion priced fairly. A meal like that in Chicago/ New York would have been twice as much
  19. CA

    CAandMA

    New England

    225 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    225 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Tito and Pep is worth all of the positive attention it’s getting! Our foursome made a meal of shared appetizers and loved all of the items ordered. Especially noteworthy were the queso fundido, grilled octopus and steak skewers!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Impressed with biodiverse wines in their selection. Place was busy so things ran a touch slow, staff was doing their best to keep it flowing. Differently will return.
  21. CC

    CarlosC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food & service. Reminds me of top eateries in Austin. We are looking forward to taking friends and family.
  22. m

    maxinetucson

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food is extraordinary and the prices are moderate...what a wonderful time we had last evening
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great staff and great food.
  24. KP

    KeeganP

    Oklahoma City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent choice for flavors and value. Recommendation from a friend to celebrate wife's birthday and it did not disappoint!
  25. D

    Docheidi

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Very good service. We went because of a very positive write up in the paper. Food was ok, not great as we expected from the article in the paper
  26. n

    nycfoodie

    Washington DC

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    The atmosphere was ok. The food was better than average as was the wait staff. It took a long time for the food to arrive. The sirloin was tough and contained no veggies just beans. Overall the experience was good but not the best. Would I go back? Probably not
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great taste! Loved the decor.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food gets better every time we go. Absolutely delicious
  29. j

    james

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Appetizers were very good. Five of us all ordered different entrees. I had a chicken special with a plum sauce and a salad that had plums in it. Was not very good. Lackluster flavors and disappointing. My third visit there and first time I didn’t enjoy my meal. Everyone else’s entrees were well received. Good wines and cocktails
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oklahoma City

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food that was beautifully described byTalia, and prepared by the chefs.
  31. B

    Buckeyegirl

    Washington DC

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely surprise that their was so much good seafood on the menu. We had shrimp, bay scallops, octopus and calamari along with heirloom tomato salad, little gem salad and roasted bean salad. Great desserts! Congratulations on making the NYT list of 50 best new restaurants! Well deserved!
  32. m

    miguel

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ***********************OUSTANDING*********************************************
  33. MG

    MaryG

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was one of the most memorable dining experiences anywhere. The dishes were imaginative with excellent presentation. All the flavors blended together and lit up my mouth. Attentive service from Janae and others. I’m eager to return. This is a Tucson gem.
  34. A

    Anne

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was absolutely wonderful! The salmon was perfect and the desserts were to die for. I can't wait to return.
  35. KK

    KayK

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing !!!!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thanks John 💕
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Three of the five dishes I sampled were so uniquely delicious, I will remember them years from now as a remarkable food experience. I haven’t had many meals like this in my life, and I’m grateful to have discovered that via someone’s passion for tasty and beautiful cuisine. This is the first time I’ve ever bothered to rate my dining experience on some weird app; that says something. I don’t like apps.
  38. c

    cgibson

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always an outstanding meal at Tito & Pep’s! The food and cocktails are just fantastic, and the ambience is lovely.
  39. CG

    CheyenneG

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Romantic, eclectic, great place for date night.
  40. LC

    LaurieC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a beautiful anniversary dinner here. One of us had salmon, the other sea bass. The food was excellent -- both presentation and taste were perfect. Fresh gorgeous vegetables and heirloom tomatoes. Our server, Adriana, was terrific. She couldn't have been more attentive or kind. My gluten free needs were easily addressed. The dessert we split consisted of chocolate ganache/whipped cream/salted caramel units which we combined ourselves by spoonful. Wonderful! Everybody in this restaurant seemed to be having as good a time as we were. Loved it!

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 1297 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 31 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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