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2d Annual Taste the 23 Week
Sunday, June 16, 2019 @ 10:00 am - Saturday, June 22, 2019 @ 10:00 pm MST
Second Annual Taste the 23 Week Returns with Even More Ways to Save on the Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food
Presented by the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance & Visit Tucson, Taste the 23 Week offers foodies the opportunity to sample the best dishes of local restaurants at special, fixed prices
For the second year, the public is invited to join a week-long celebration of Visit Tucson’s Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food by enjoying an array of can’t-miss deals at participating local restaurants. From June 16th to June 22nd, the week immediately following the Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival, the Tucson 23 restaurants will offer specials celebrating the amazing culinary assets in Southern Arizona. Specials range from gourmet snacks and appetizers for only $2.30 to two complete diners for only $23.
“I think it’s important for people to take opportunities to explore their own community whether you’re delving into something new or revisiting somewhere you haven’t been in a while,” explains Visit Tucson’s Director of Communications, Dan Gibson. “I spend a lot of time thinking about Mexican food in Tucson, but at times, even I take it for granted. We have such incredible options here, reflecting our unique borderlands culture in the Sonoran Desert, and the restaurants participating in Taste the 23 Week and the Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival deserve to be appreciated and enjoyed. ”
What is The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food? It’s an adventure of incredible food and a wide array of dining options, from fine to funky. We’ll go ahead and say it; you won’t find better Mexican food anywhere north of the border and we stand by this claim! If you love Mexican food and you haven’t eaten in Tucson, you haven’t tasted the whole story. From moles to raspados, over 100 restaurants are included in The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food and each one is worth chowing down at for breakfast, lunch or diner.
To ensure attendees get the most out of Taste the 23 Week, the Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) has partnered with Yelp to develop a fun and easy way to keep track of all the deals available throughout the week. Using Yelp’s new Bookmark feature, diners can easily navigate the available deals, leave a review for their favorite Taste the 23 Week restaurant, and upload photos of their favorite dishes There’s no better way to explore the Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food North of the Border! The Bookmark can be found at https://www.yelp.com/collection/rkhZRLXRQiyeEvUW5EkWaQ
Featured Restaurant Specials:
Boca Tacos y Tequila
533 N. 4th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85705
Chips + Salsa, 2 Tacos and 2 Beers for $23
Dine in only
Churros El Rey
2565 E Commerce Center Pl, Tucson, AZ 85706
1 filled churro for $2.30- choice of fillings include, Caramel, Condensed milk, Chocolate, Strawberry, Pineapple, Cream Cheese, and Vanilla. (Normal price is $3.25)
2602 S. 4th Ave, South Tucson, AZ 85713
Dinner for 2 includes 2 beef tacos, 2 cheese enchiladas, rice & beans and 2 soft drinks for $23
El Antojo Poblano
1103 W Prince Rd, Tucson, AZ 85705
$23 SPECIAL & $2.30 SPECIAL
Family pack: 2 Huaraches and 1 Cemita for $23
1 Gordita for $2.30
Elvira’s Restaurant. Bar. Tequila
256 E. Congress St, Tucson, AZ 85701
Summer wine + dine for $23, Only Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday during Taste the 23 Week
Ensenada Street Food
1602 S. Park Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713
Facebook- Ensenada Street Food
Family combo includes pastor, asada y birria tacos, drinks and more for $23
Mariscos Baja Mar
3541 S 12th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85713
$23 SPECIAL & 2 items for $3 SPECIAL
2 shrimp tacos for $3 / Seafood Sampler and 2 Soft Drinks for $23
1009 Grande Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85745
$23 SPECIAL & $2.30 SPECIAL
2 Tacos Platters, 2 Tostadas and 2 drinks for $23/ 1 Tostada de Ceviche for $2.30
Oasis Fruit Cones
4126 S. 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85714
Facebook- Oasis Fruit Cones
Small natural fruit raspado for $2.30
Ice cream and additional toppings are an extra $.75 each. There is no extra charge for fruit combinations.
50 W Broadway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85701
Grilled marinated bistro tender, esquites, scallion corn cake, served with mole verde and queso fresco for $23
5851 N. Oracle Rd, Tucson, AZ 85704
2 Lunch Buffets for $23.00, soft drink included / 2 Dinner Buffets for $23.00, soft drink included (or 2 Draft Beers) for $23.00
Rollies Mexican Patio
4573 S. 12th Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85714
1 Flat Enchilada for $2.30- Deep fried corn masa patty topped w/homemade enchilada sauce, cabbage, cotija cheese, fine shredded cheddar cheese, sliced green olives and diced white onion. Dine in only
3501 S. 12th Ave, Tucson, AZ 85713
¾ lb carne asada or combination of carne asada & pastor; two ribs, tortillas, salsas and veggies for $23.
Only to go or eat on patio area
Tanias 33 Mexican Food
614 North Grande Ave., Tucson, AZ 85745
8 oz soup and tortilla for $2.30- 13 Soups Daily, including beef, chicken, or vegan!
Official event hashtag: #Tucson23.
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Taste the 23 Week
When: June 16, 2019 – June 22, 2019
Where: JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa, 3800 W Starr Pass Blvd,
Tucson, AZ 85745
Phone: (520) 797-3959
Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance (SAACA) is a not-for-profit organization that exists to promote engagement in arts and culture, helping our communities produce strong, inspired citizens. SAACA enlists artists, businesses, governments, and individuals to expand artistic and cultural opportunities in their respective communities. To enhance access to the arts and to promote cultural awareness in the communities it serves, SAACA presents large-scale festivals, events and other programs. The Alliance also promotes educational opportunities in the arts and culture for all ages.
Visit Tucson is the official destination marketing organization for Tucson and southern Arizona. Its mission is to drive economic development by connecting visitors with their ideal travel and meetings experiences. Visit Tucson is financially supported by the City of Tucson, Pima County, and the Town of Oro Valley and more than 500 individual and business partners. For more information, go to VisitTucson.org.
Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food
Tucson is home to the most authentic Mexican north of the border. The highest concentration of these restaurants is found within a 23-mile area that includes the City of South Tucson, Downtown, and lower midtown. At these terrific eateries, many of which are family-owned and decades old, the settings are casual, the ingredients are fresh, and the experience is unforgettable.
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