Since 1944, Wisdom's Cafe has been a staple in Tumacacori, Arizona. With its scenic view of the Tumacacori mountains, the restaurant offers guests a relaxing and pleasant experience, full of rich history and great food. As a family business, Wisdom's Cafe has had its ups and downs, but innovative cooking techniques and menu options, coupled with the passion that Herb and Irene Wisdom now have for the business, has kept the cafe significant to both locals and out-of-town visitors.
Wisdom's Cafe is most well known for their fruit burritos, which were invented accidentally when a jam-covered tortilla fell into some cooking oil. Now guests travel from everywhere to savor the restaurant's flavorful food while enjoying the home-like atmosphere, which is highlighted by the numerous family heirlooms and antiques that line the walls and shelves.
Home of the World Famous Fruit Burro
We take one of our locally made flour tortillas, fill it with the fruit of your choice, roll it up into a burrito & deep fry it 'til it's golden & crispy, then dust it with cinnamon & sugar ~ served hot with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on the side. We make these to order & recommend following Wisdom's tradition & placing your order with your entrée! Choose between Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, Peach, Coconut Creme
Please ask your server for this month's flavor
Served with our Salsa Fresca ~ made fresh daily with fresh-roasted jalapenos, tomatoes and onions + cilantro. Hand cut corn tortillas are deep fried until golden & crispy. Made to order & served with 3 salsas: roasted Salsa Fresca made fresh daily, our bottled Mild Salsa & our bottled Salsa Picante from our neighbors, the Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Co.
Our famous Guacamole comes with our hand cut corn tortilla chips & our Salsa Fresca
Delicious shrimp wrapped in bacon make the perfect combo ~ served with BBQ sauce on the side.
A 16" crispy flour tortilla with melted cheese on top, cut into slices
Soups & Salads
Our version has turkey, veggies, melted cheese, avocado and crispy tortilla strips on top
Pozoletively Amazing. Delicious pork in a scrumptious broth in perfect hominy comes with shredded cabbage & diced onion on the side, served with 2 buttered slices of toasted bread
as beautiful as it is delicious ~ mixed greens tossed with gorgonzola cheese, sliced almonds, onions, tomato and avocado.
a wonderful fresh salad ~ mixed greens, almonds, cranberries and tomato tossed with our Pineapple~citrus & Cilantro dressing
Our hearty Wisdom's Tortilla Soup and our fresh Wisdom's Salad make for a delicious combo that is a customer favorite!
our crispy flour tortilla shell filled with our Wisdom's beans, rice & spicy ground beef ~ topped with lettuce, cheese, guacamole, salsa & sour cream
Named after our dear friend, Lila, this tostada starts with a crispy corn tortilla & our Wisdom's beans as the 1st layer. Next comes lots of shredded lettuce. Then your choice of shredded turkey or beef. And on the very top has cheese, tomato & avocado slices.
Top Any of Our Salads with
Chimis & Burritos
Our border favorite featuring a large flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of Wisdom's beans, shredded beef, turkey or spicy ground beef then deep-fried until golden and crispy ~ served with lettuce, tomato and Cheddar Jack cheese
a large flour tortilla stuffed with your choice of: Wisdom's Beans and Cheese
Cliff's favorite featuring our shredded beef, Wisdom's beans, red enchilada sauce and cheddar jack cheese stuffed inside a large flour tortilla, rolled up and served with lettuce, tomato and cheddar jack cheese on the side
100% Angus beef Steak, Wisdom's beans, salsa fresca & cheese stuffed inside a flour tortilla
This is Cliff's all~time, favorite! It's a Northern Mexico combo plate featuring a tender, 100% Angus beef Steak, a Cheese Enchilada and a Chile Relleno. Served with our salsa fresca, Wisdom's beans and Mexican rice
A 16" crispy flour tortilla with melted cheese on top & cut into 8 delicious slices
2 people can share this giant 16" crispy flour tortilla featuring melted Cheddar Jack cheese and layered with Wisdom's beans plus your choice of shredded beef or shredded turkey, onion, mild green chiles, lettuce and tomato
A large flour tortilla filled with melted Cheddar Jack cheese served with lettuce and tomato on the side
A customer favorite twist on our Enchilada adds melted cheese on top! A soft corn tortilla is filled with your choice of cheese, seasoned shredded turkey or beef then rolled up and topped with a delicious red enchilada sauce with even more cheese melted on top. Our sauce is made with chiles from our local Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Co
Do you prefer to make your burrito as you go? Then this is the plate for you! Our seasoned shredded beef on a plate next to our Mexican rice and our Wisdom's beans plus a big flour tortilla to scoop it all up
Craving our shredded turkey that has been slow-cooked all night then seasoned with roasted tomato, onion, garlic and green chile? We've got you covered! Served next to our Mexican rice and our Wisdom's beans plus a big flour tortilla so you can make your burrito as you go
A tender breast of chicken smothered in our green tomatillo sauce and topped with melted cheese. Served with rice and frijoles de la olla (whole pinto beans in a delicious broth garnished with fresh cilantro and onion).
STILL one of Celeste's favorites! We take 4 corn tortillas, roll 'em up with your choice of seasoned shredded turkey or beef then deep fry them until they' re golden & crispy. Topped with lettuce, tomato & cheese and served with our Wisdom's beans, rice and a scoop of sour cream & guacamole
Grilled with onions & bell peppers & served with our Wisdom's beans & Mexican Rice on the side with a scoop of guacamole, salsa fresca, sour cream & a warm flour tortilla!
Golden & tender strips of breaded chicken served with your choice of French Fries OR our Mexican rice & Wisdom's beans
Grilled shrimp served in soft flour tortillas & topped with cabbage, red onion & our Chipotle~lime Sauce (order DOS~style to get our super secret Chiltecream sauce instead!) Comes with Mexican rice and frijoles de la olla (whole pinto beans in a delicious broth garnished with fresh cilantro and onion).
a Customer Fave! Pan-seared Mahi-mahi served in soft flour tortillas, topped with lettuce & our Pineapple~mango Salsa (order DOS~style to get our spicy & delicious Chiltecream sauce, red onion and cabbage instead!) Comes with Mexican rice and frijoles de la olla (whole pinto beans in a delicious broth garnished with fresh cilantro and onion)
Beyond Amazing. Delicious shrimp wrapped in bacon served with Wisdom's beans & Mexican rice with our salsa fresca, guacamole & sour cream on the side
the Best of Both Worlds. Our bacon wrapped shrimp & a 100% Angus steak served with our Mexican rice, Wisdom's beans, salsa fresca & guacamole on the side.
Your choice of any 2 of the following, served with our Mexican rice and Wisdom's beans: Shredded Beef Taco, Shredded Turkey Taco, Ground Beef Taco, Turkey Enchilada, Beef Enchilada, Cheese Enchilada, Bean Tostada, Beef Tostada, Turkey Tostada. If 1 of your 2 options includes the following, please add ($1.95): Green Corn Tamale, Chile Relleno, Fish Taco (comes in a soft flour tortilla), Shrimp Taco (comes in a soft flour tortilla), Shrimp Enchilada, Mahi~mahi Enchilada
Delicious Big half pounder, 100% Angus beef, cheese & all the fixings on a whole wheat bun & French fries. Build your Own and add any of these toppings for ($0.50 ea.): gorgonzola, blue cheese, jalapeños, mild green chiles, sautéed onions, BBQ sauce. Add any of these toppings for ($1.50 ea.): bacon, avocado, guacamole
A tender, grilled chicken breast on a whole wheat bun topped with fresh avocado slices, tomato and lettuce with a side of our Chipotle~lime Sauce. Served with your choice of our Wisdom's salad or French fries. Build your Own and add any of these toppings for ($0.50 ea): cheddar~jack cheese, gorgonzola, blue cheese, jalapeños, mild green chiles, sautéed onions, BBQ sauce. Add any of these toppings for ($1.50 each): bacon, avocado, guacamole
A border twist on the traditional club sandwich. A tender, grilled breast of chicken & bacon with melted cheese and mild green chiles on a whole wheat bun & a side of our Chipotle~lime Sauce. Served with your choice of our Wisdom's Salad or French fries. Build your Own and add any of these toppings for ($0.50 ea): gorgonzola, blue cheese, jalapeños, mild green chiles, sautéed onions, BBQ sauce. Add any of these toppings for ($1.50 ea): bacon, avocado, guacamole
A border favorite! A hot dog wrapped in bacon & served in a soft Mexican roll with pinto beans, cheese, sautéed onions, diced tomato and guacamole on top & a roasted chile on the side. Served with your choice of our Wisdom's Salad or French fries. Wisdom's Sonoran Hot Dog - bacon wrapped shrimp instead of the hot dog make for a delicious twist add
A la Carta
Our famous green corn tamale is handmade right here, & is gluten & lard free! Our corn masa is stuffed with Cheddar Jack cheese & mild green chiles then steamed. Served with a scoop of our Salsa Fresca & Guacamole
A customer favorite! A soft corn tortilla is filled with your choice of cheese, seasoned shredded turkey or beef then rolled up and topped with a delicious red enchilada sauce. Our sauce is made with chiles from our local Santa Cruz Chili & Spice Co
Our crispy corn taco dorado filled with your choice of beans, shredded beef, shredded turkey or ground beef
Our Labor of Love! We make our chile relleno in house & have created our own batter in which to fry a roasted Anaheim Chile stuffed with cheese to golden, crispy deliciousness ~ no sauce needed
A crispy corn tortilla topped with your choice of protein and layered with lettuce, tomato and cheese
made daily with fresh-roasted jalapenos, tomatoes & onions + cilantro
Our hand cut chips are made from locally made corn tortillas & are made to order so they arrive warm, crispy & delicious
Choose between a giant 16" flour tortilla or 4 corn tortillas
$2.95. Strawberry Lemonade, Horchata, Piña Colada, Jamaica, Tamarindo (+$1)
Root Beer Float
Made with two scoops of our vanilla ice cream!
Cerveza y Vino
Ask your server what Cliff has selected this week. He usually has an IPA & one other. For more craft beer visit our 2nd location in Tubac, Wisdom's Café DOS where we have 6 taps featuring great craft beer!
WINE ON TAP Cliff chooses one white and one red, searching for small, family-owned vintners. Ask what's on tap today! Our wine comes in a stainless steel keg maintaining superior wine quality which helps to keep the wine tasting exactly as the winemaker intended! And it reduces the carbon footprint wine leaves behind. Cheers!
Celeste's twist on our Wisdom's Marg recipe. It's made with La Pinta Pomegranate-infused anejo Tequila liqueur & rimmed with salt & lots of limes
Tequila y MÁS
We keep a changing selection of Tequila on hand. For the uninitiated, Tequila is a Mexican liquor made from the blue agave plant in the area surrounding the city of Tequila & in the highlands (Los Altos) region of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco. Silver (AKA Blanco, Plata, White, Platinum) is its purest form. Clear and un-aged, the true flavors and the intensity of the Agave are present as well as the natural sweetness. Reposado (golden-hued after it's rested & aged in wood barrels for up to a year, striking a balance between the agave and wood flavors) (+$1); Añejo (amber-hued after being aged 1 year or longer producing a smoother, more complex flavor) (+$3); Extra Añejo (mahogany in color after being aged 2 years or longer creating an ultra smooth, complex flavor) (+$8) We recommend sipping these to enjoy their amazing flavor
All of our drinks are made with premium liquor
Food & service are always fantastic! Atmosphere is like family so we love to eat at Wisdoms!