Tito and Pep

4.8
968 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
  • Staff is vaccinated
What 968 people are saying
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David
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great menu. Well priced wine list. Delightful staf.

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LauraM
Tucson
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fresh, delicious and original! We will definitely dine there again. The atmosphere was pleasant and relaxing with nice music in the background. We have already recommended it to friends.

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Dana
San Diego
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our dinner here very much. The menu was extensive and we had four small plates and four entrees Some of us took home some leftovers from our entree. The server was very knowledgeable, helped set aside one of the evening specials for our group, and attentive. It is a full mask operation and I appreciated that. We will be back soon.

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LeahM
New England
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was somewhat dark from the outside so a bit harder to find, but inside it was very bright and clean. The service was great and the food was phenomenal.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience2

A small and limited menu but the food we ordered was very good! Service was great! But rather ordinary. Neighborhood is sketchy.

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KiraL
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely delicious food, fantastic atmosphere, and excellent service!

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MatthewP
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Very intimate setting with excellent service and a meal to match!

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Tisntom
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have you ever eaten a meal that is SO good that you wake up the next morning thinking about it? Well, TITO and PEP is that kind of restaurant. This is hands down the BEST restaurant we’ve ever eaten at in our lives. I say this because the food was amazing AND the prices are incredibly reasonable for this quality of food and flavor. Every dish the 4 of us ordered was excellent. 2 people ordered something my wife and I would normally never choose for an appetizer but it was incredible and it was the Roasted Carrots with Pomegranate and Sunflower seeds and herbs over a schmear of Lebne. FANTASTIC flavors. We also tried a “special” app (again would normally not order this) but it was a cold, Roasted Broccoli dish which was the essence of deliciousness. Our group also ordered the Steak Skewers with a Chipotle Tomatillo Salsa, Cotija and Cilantro which were full of more deliciousness. Our waiter, MISHA, was very knowledgeable about the menu and he was so friendly, patient and helpful in guiding us to make the right choices.

Although we were going to order the Pan Seared Striped Bass, MISHA informed us that grilled food was their specialty so My wife and I split the Grilled Pork Chop and bingo, another huge winner! We have never had such a tender, juicy and flavorful Pork Chop.

Finally, we ordered the Panna Cotta and the Olive Oil Cake. Since EVERYTHING we would normally not order was so amazing we thought why not on the OO cake. The Panna Cotta was the best of the two, for us, but we all loved the cake as well.

Another noticeable distinction for this most outstanding restaurant is the decor. Often industrial places are so loud that you can’t hear the conversations at your table and you tend to talk louder. They have done a marvelous job of mitigating the noise by installing features that totally dampen and help keep the noise level down. HIGHLY RECOMMEND.

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LonnieH
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was on point!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the greatest restaurants in town. Unique, very Tucson

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vipGourmetGhettoGoer
Tucson
186 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience3

One of the best octopus dishes—with the exquisite Machiata sauce—I have ever had. Ditto with the special, scallops with parsnip purée. Creative dishes with unique and delicious flavors

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely meal in peaceful atmosphere.

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Andie
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, cool atmosphere. Went here for a date night and it was perfect. The service was quick and efficient. We had a spectacular experience.

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StephenS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time at Tito & Pep and we will definitely be back! Everything from the food, service and ambiance was terrific!

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Mmmlongpassword
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tito and Pep’s has consistently good food and service.
The menu is not extensive, but has enough good options it’s hard to choose.
Every dish is prepared to perfection.

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SarahF
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Interesting, modern, unique and delicious- and great cocktails

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vipCarrieW
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service4ambience4

First time dining there and loved the food. Great unusual selection and everything was good went with another couple and we all shared our meals. So was able to try a lot and it was all great!

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JimR
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Misha our server was well informed about the menu and all his suggestions were on the mark.

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DaveJ
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of six all had something different and shared. All entries and desserts were excellent! All the sauces were superb!!
I would highly recommend for an outstanding dining experience!!! Five stars

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Warren
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful yummy New Year’s Eve dinner. Tito & Peps always rocks with amazing food!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and we will definitely be back. This may be one of the best spots in Tucson.

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vipDebbie
Columbus
47 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at this restaurant and loved it! Very casual, very upbeat, very good food and service! Small menu but great choices for all kinds of foodies and diets. Small plates, terrific for choosing a few and sharing. It was a fun atmosphere, with all ages of people enjoying their evening!

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RachelK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent cocktails, solid wine list. Every dish was delicious. Wine a little late to the table with our entrees and maybe a little loud but would recommend to anyone and certainly come back next time we are in Tucson!

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Jody
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent as always. The dining room is comfortably socially distanced.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

The food was outstanding and will be returning soon! Approachable fine dining with accents and flavors from the beloved southwest. The cocktails were divine, atmosphere vibing with a crowd who likes to have fun and appreciates a creative cuisine. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was just delicious. Broccoli, calamari, steak sewers, and queso fundito. Dessert is worth it! Nice wine list, fairly priced.

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vipBradley
Austin
23 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Really really good spot.
Slow down as you drive or else you could miss it.
Totally worth the turnaround and crazy parking situation.
Good food, atmosphere and fun place. Surprised that everything we ate was delicious. Not a bad bite.

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Britt
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Tito and Pep- our new favorite fancy treat :)

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hidden gem in in Tucson. Made our 20th anniversary extra special.

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MaryF
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

The striped bass was cooked to perfection and the chocolate ganache is second to none.

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JennT
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Tito & Pep team continues to bat a thousand. We had the specials and they were all delicious. The fish and lamb dishes were cooked to perfection. The salads and side vegetables are always fresh and imaginatively prepared in a way that seems to emphasize their flavors instead of drowning them. Well done.

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vipBetty
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place! Delicious, clean, quality food and outstanding service!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal service and food

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Grace
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was superb - very tasty and well prepared. The dining tables are distanced from each other so we could relax and enjoy our food.

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vipBrian
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We’ve eaten at Tito and Pep’s twice in the past month and have really enjoyed it. On our most recent visit, they offered grilled broccoli as an appetizer and it was outstanding… best broccoli ever! The Sea of Cortez shrimp in broth was scrumptious and so was the salmon. Service was friendly and efficient. Drinks were potent and there was plenty of space between the tables so it made for a safe dining experience in this age of Covid. We’ll be back.

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vipRangerJane
Phoenix
66 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Attentive, helpful staff. Inventive menu. Some new food combos that work. Can be a noisy space but not last night. Covid health precautions in place --

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MatthewK
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience, with the exception could understand the server very well talking through a mask.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, eclectic menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the time we entered the restaurant until we left, we were graciously attended to. The atmosphere is relaxed and it is a pleasant place to unwind and have a delicious meal and drink. It is easy to hear your table mates. The food is fresh and healthy and full of delicious flavors. It was difficult to choose just one of two things.

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vipEllenL
Grand Rapids
6 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It took a bit of time to get drinks. Our server was not that engaged with us. The food was delicious!

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 968 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.