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Ironwood Terraces

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2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-5705
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Tucson, Arizona
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148 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The burgers are good, and they have tamales and other Mexican food. Lots of place to sit, but sometimes the lines to get food can get long, especially after 12pm.

Thank IndyGoldie60
Management response:

Hello IndyGoldie60 Thank you for your review. We are very glad you had such pleasant experience at Ironwood Terraces. Please come back soon to check out our full service restaurant "Ocotillo Cafe" as well! More 

Tucson Az, United States
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170 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

The food here, which is inside the Desert Museum, is very good. Just because you are trapped inside the Museum, one is not ripped off by high prices for lousy food. The burgers are large and tasty, the tacos are large and very tasty as well. All reasonably priced as well.

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San Jose, Ca
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125 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fresh, tasty food at good prices. My salad was satisfying and filling, but many of the customers were raving about the tamale plates. That is what I will try on my next visit.

Thank LMRah
Management response:

Hello LMRah! Thank you so much for your review! You should absolutely try our handmade gluten free tamale next time you are at the museum! Customers don't lie! More 

Bellingham, WA
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise to get a good tamale in this region, but this is a fast-food tourist food court, so I didn't have high hopes. But the ones we had for lunch were excellent.

Thank richbham
Management response:

Hello Richbham! Thank you for taking time to post this review! We are so glad you liked our tamales! All of the tamales come from "The Tamale Store" in Phoenix, they are organic, handmade and gluten free! We hope you come back again soon! More 

El Paso, Texas
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701 reviews
419 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 219 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trip Advisor makes us leave at least a one, but I can't rate the food as we did not eat here. While visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum we wanted to get some lunch. We stood in a very confusing line for 30 minutes, got close to the area to place our order & was told it would be another 30... More 

Thank Rose H
Management response:

Hello Rose H, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you had an unpleasant experience and had to wait for so long. We will address this issue right away. We hope for you to come back and try out our other location, full service restaurant Ocotillo Cafe. More 

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136 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was saddened by the lack of prickly pear on the menu (but maybe I missed it?) If you’re visiting the museum, the food is better than ok and relatively well priced. The ordering situation at the taco station was confusing but eventually it all worked. If I were to visit again, I’d have a heartier breakfast and plan on... More 

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Management response:

Hello Prestoninaj Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that your overall experience was pleasant! Next time you are at the museum make sure to try our prickly pear iced tea and prickly pear chicken breast sandwich! More 

South Africa
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299 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Conveniently located in the desert museum, there are two service areas. One provides hamburger-type food, while the other serves Mexican-style food. Both were very good. Typically for this type of place, rather pricey. Also, when the park is full, be prepared to wait to be served.

Thank PANeddie
Management response:

Hello PANeddie! Thank you for taking time to post this review, we are very pleased that you had a good experience here in Ironwood Terraces. Please come back soon and try our other location- Ocotillo Cafe! More 

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363 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

I had lunch here yesterday traveling with my group and it was a great quick lunch - which was perfect because I wanted time to see the museum! I had a ham and cheese sandwich, chips and some Prickly Pear Tea (yummy and special). Just what I needed! There is a larger full service restaurant but this was good for... More 

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Management response:

Hello there HistoryLover2017! Thank you so much for your review! We are very pleased that you had good experience here in Ironwood Terraces! We hope for you to come back and try Ocotillo Cafe, our full service restaurant as well! More 

Albuquerque, New Mexico
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510 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

There is a wide variety of foods to choose from which suited our large group well. You go to the counter you are interested in and they take your order there. It's nice that everything is made fresh for you. That being said, the food wasn't anything out of the ordinary but it did hit the spot after a morning... More 

Thank Chris L
Management response:

Hello Chris! We are very pleased that you had good experience at Ironwood Terraces! Please come back soon and try our fantastic gluten free tamales as well. More 

St. Augustine, Florida
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75 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Who knows if this place is good. We went there to eat. We were seated right away and 15 minutes later we left when no one came to wait on us. The place was not busy at the time. The menu looked good.

Thank 774Beth
Management response:

Hello 774Beth! Thank you very much for taking time to post this review, although we would want to make sure this review was intended for Ironwood Terraces, since it is a quick service grill and there is no table service available. Please let us know if there was some sort of confusion. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$5
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-883-5705

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?