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THE TUCSON 23 A Mexican Food Festival
Saturday, June 15, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm MST
THE TUCSON 23: A Mexican Food Festival Celebrating Visit Tucson’s Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America SATURDAY, JUNE 15 FATHER’S DAY WEEKEND 6:00 PM
The Southern Arizona Arts & Cultural Alliance partners with title sponsor Visit Tucson and the JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa for the fourth year to present a Mexican food festival celebrating Visit Tucson’s Best 23 Miles of Mexican food in America. The event will feature weekend stay-cation packages, food demos and education, live music and more.
Tucson is home to the most diverse Mexican food 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.
The fourth annual event on Father’s Day Weekend in 2019 continues to establish the event as a Tucson favorite signature event celebrating some of the best Mexican food in the region.
TASTE THE 23 RESTAURANT WEEK
We are excited to expand the Tucson 23 into a week-long celebration of Visit Tucson’s “The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food in America”, beginning June 16th in restaurants throughout Southern Arizona. Restaurant specials to be announced June 1, 2019
Tucson Starr Pass
3800 W Starr Pass Blvd
Tucson, AZ 85745
STAY & PLAY with TUCSON 23 Resort Rates from $119 – $159 for weekend packages.
We are now accepting hotel reservations for our upcoming event. Through this website you can book, modify or cancel your hotel reservations and receive updated information about the event. We look forward to seeing you! Guests will receive additional Tucson 23 Weekend Benefits including access to culinary demonstrations and education classes: Tortilla Making, Tequila Infusion & Mexican Wines.
Non-hotel guests may purchase admission to a class for $5/each as capacity allows.
Surround yourself with natural beauty at our Tucson resort. Nestled against the saguaro-covered foothills of Tucson Mountain Park, JW Marriott Starr Pass Tucson Resort & Spa offers a tranquil yet animated mountaintop setting as natural as the surrounding desert itself. Our resort in Tucson, AZ merges surpassing luxury and personal service with family-friendly recreation, an incredible array of dining options and three nine-hole desert golf courses.
2019 Weekend Room Rates for Tucson 23 attendees:
• $119/night for a 2 night stay (+Resort Rate & Taxes
• $159 for single night stay (+Resort Rate & Taxes)
• Hotel guests have first access to the Mexican culinary classes offered throughout the day on June 15 which include:
• The Story of Tortilla in Southern Arizona featuring Chef Abel from Chef Abel’s Heirloom Tortillas
• Tequila 101 featuring the JW Marriott’s in-house Tequileria, Carlos Ruiz
• Mexican Wines featuring Gorge Maciel from Cava Maciel, Paolo Paolini from Villa Montefiori Wines and Santiago Cosio Pando from Bodega Santo Tomas
• Mexican Panaderia
• Live music throughout the day
TICKETS $65 EACH
All tickets include samplings food and libations from participating restaurants and exhibitors, as well as access to all activities, including pre-event Tequila Toast. All ages event. Tickets anticipated to sell out. Purchase your tickets in advance to ensure availability. Tickets are available for purchase until sold out.
10% OFF WITH CODE MEMBER
RESTAURANTS, EATERIES & LIBATIONS
• Seis Kitchen
• La Botana / Tacos + Patio + Amigos
• Reforma Modern Mexican Mezcal + Tequila.
• Crossroads Restaurant
• Charro Steak
• El Charro Cafe
• Charro Del Rey
• Charro Vida
• Calle Tepa
• Mexican Street Grill
• Angie’s Kick Ass Salsa
• Pima Community College Hospitality Leadership
• Rigo’s Restaurant
• Primo at JW Marriott Starr Pass
• [POPPED] Artisan Popcorn
• Taqueria Pico De Gallo
• Roger Clyne’s Mexican Moonshine Tequila
• Dragoon Brewing Company
• Mezcal Carreno
• 1912 Brewing Company
• Borderlands Brewing Company
• Creo Commercium
More restaurants added daily!
BACKGROUND ON THE BEST 23 MILES OF MEXICAN FOOD
Tucson is home to the most authentic Mexican food 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. No matter what, bring your appetite and sense of adventure, and go the distance in Tucson’s 23 miles of Mexican food!
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