Old favorite. Always delightful.
We had one night in Tucson on our x country trip. The Cup Cafe was recommended by a friend. It was definitely worth the trip. The Happy Hour lasts till 7! We had appetizers rather than a meal all were delicious. I highly recommend the chorizo filled dates rolled in bacon. The salad was also good. We did take a slice of key lime pie back to the hotel. It was big enough to share and a perfect balance of tart to sweet.
Top notch! Great happy hour! Food is outstanding! We are going back!
I adore the Cup Cafe and enjoyed a lovely meal there before a concert across the street at the Rialto. I love all of the locally-sourced menu items (we always get Barrio bread as a starter) and the thoughtfully-curated wine and beer lists, not to mention the amazing craft cocktails. On this particular visit, my partner ordered the ribeye special, which was melt-in-your-mouth delicious. I ordered my favorite dish, the Depot Salad. (The cherry tomatoes were especially crisp, flavorful, and satisfying to eat!)
As always, the service was prompt, attentive, and professional, in spite of the fact that it was clearly a busy evening. The only drawback was the grouchy couple seated at the table next to us who couldn't seem to find a single thing to like about their meal -- but that's not the Cup Cafe's fault! Some people just love to be critical. (I noticed that even though the woman loudly pronounced their food as "just ok" to their server, they'd still somehow managed to eat every bite. Passive-aggressive much?)
As for me and my partner, we're looking forward to many more wonderful meals at the Cup Cafe!
We started the evening being seated inside, but it was so loud we could not have a
conversation. The table outside was much better, but smoking is allowed on the
patio, and that was not comfortable.
The food was fantastic! Artichoke bisque, seared tuna. My husband had the Thai fish
stew, cooked to perfection. We will be back with visitors next month. We love being
able to dine outside, so will ask to be seated away from smokers.
The Cup Cafe inside the Hotel Congress has delicious food and great service. In particular, I was particularly grateful to the staff who held our table. We were flying into Tucson from Los Angeles and our flight was delayed and I contacted them to let them know we would be an hour late and they made a concerted effort to hold our table which I really appreciate. The service was attentive and the food and drinks were interesting and delicious. There is a fun and active bar scene in the hotel which caters to every desire and whim. I really like this place.
Busy spot. Served a really tasty skinny margarita. Fish tacos were above average. Soup and salad were just average. Table settings are tight.
Delightful outdoor dining with delicious food & great service—
Fun historical place to enjoy in downtown Tucson. It has a wonderful history and great food
When I made the reservation, I said it was a birthday celebration. Even when someone phoned an hour before our reservation time, they were asking about the birthday celebration and I said it was our Daughter's birthday the next day. Nothing happened to recognize the occasion so I went to the girls at the desk and asked about what was supposed to happen. I might as well have been talking to the wall. They didn't know and told me to ask my server. Well we had already paid the bill so I told them to forget about it. My meal was really good but my daughter's and husband's were only fair. Would like to have sat outside but didn't know that there was seating outside so would have been helpful if that would have been a question when I was making the reservation. We did go back for breakfast the next morning. A better experience and we didn't mention it was the actual day for the birthday. Who wants to eat cake @ 9 in the morning?
Loved it! Great food and fun atmosphere.
Service was spot on!
The Cup Café is my go-to restaurant for out-of-town guests. It provides the atmosphere of Old Tucson with delicious food. This visit did not disappoint. My guests were very pleased with the steelhead special, the Southwest salad, the mesquite smoked ribs and the fish and chips. Everybody looked smug and happy, convinced they had ordered the very best thing. Service was friendly and helpful. Great local craft beers on draft!
Excellent food and ambience. A jewel in Tucson. Reasonable prices and good service. Live entertainment on the weekends. I recommend.
Had to make it to a concert but unfortunately, we did not get our food in time to eat (one hour).
We've always enjoyed Cup. Whether it's breakfast or dinner, the food is creative, tasty, and served with skill. We often recommend this place because it is hip and friendly, offering great fare for diners of all ages. On days when the Hot Club of Tucson is playing, there is nowhere in Arizona I'd rather be. We also admire the relationship between local farms and the kitchen. Great place!