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Cafe A La C'art

#37 of 1,537 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
El Presidio
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150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
+1 520-628-8533
08:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Wed 08:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 08:00 - 21:00
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Chevy Chase, Maryland
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was our second visit to Cafe a la C'art, our first being 4 years ago when we barely arrived before luncheon closing, and it was every bit as good as the first time with the added advantage of having time to enjoy. We ate outside on a lovely day and that only added to the enjoyment of an excellent... More 

Thank Steve S
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Here is this little restaurant next to the Tucson Art Museum that is wonderful. We first ate there while visiting the museum and went back for again for lunch, carry out dessert, and dinner. The three berry cake is very, very, good. Prices are reasonable. You order at the counter then they bring your food. Good coffee too!!! I also... More 

Thank Steve H
Tucson, Arizona
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71 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Met some friends for lunch and was pleasantly surprised. The menu was clever with great combinations of flavors. The sandwiches were fresh with interesting ingredients, hearty yet not too filling. Also, the iced tea was very fresh and plentiful. Then what was bittersweet? The fact that it is in the former place of Janos Restaurant, my all time favorite. The... More 

Thank Mike S
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The quality of the food and desserts is first rate. We were a party of 16; all of the entrees were ordered. Everyone was pleased with with their choice. The same was true of the desserts. Our waitress Janet was attentive and provided excellent service. My rating of four stars rather than five stars is because of the volume of... More 

Thank Judy W
Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is one of my favorite restaurants in town. There is never a wait, the food is fresh, plentiful, creative, beautifully presented and delicious. The daily handmade lemonades infused with different things daily from lavender to pineapple is always refreshing. And not to be missed after the meal are the amazing handmade and beautifully displayed desserts of every shape and... More 

Thank Vicki L
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have enjoyed lunch here many times but food and service was just awful during dinner on a Wednesday evening. Two for one taco special...tortillas were burned, chicken was so dry, margaritas were weak, and service was negligent. Such a disappointment won't be back for dinner again.

Thank nanny0
Dayton, Ohio
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I wanted a break for dinner on my drive from Phoenix to Sierra Vista, and I picked the perfect place. I was seated immediately on the patio (my preference when they asked), and what a lovely space! Happy hour had $5 appetizers, so I got the Mediterranean plate. Delicious! Garlic hummus with raw veggies, pita bread (so soft!), marinated artichoke... More 

Thank KMarieDayton
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32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoy a meal surrounded by beautiful Tucson Art & in a Historical building. Has several small rooms with 5 tables & very large patio. Space leased by Museum next door & decorated with great art pieces from the Museum. Fabulous decor & service makes up for the limited menu.

Thank JBMD1
Tucson, Arizona
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157 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Delicious and healthy salads and sandwiches. The desserts are unique and to die for. There is also a nice patio. Service is fairly quick. It is located in one of the oldest historic homes in Tucson. The Tucson Museum of Art and other historic downtown buildings are nearby within a short walk. Judy, the charming owner, runs around to make... More 

Thank AZ1912
Greenfield, Wisconsin
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131 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2017

Busy place but servers manage to get people in and out. Order food at the front and server will bring to you. Nice menu with fresh and delicious local food. Quaint building on the grounds of the art museum. Enjoyed!

Thank Molly55

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
American, Cafe, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 15:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
08:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 150 N Main Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > El Presidio
  • Neighbourhood: El Presidio
  • Phone Number: +1 520-628-8533
Located in the Historic Steven's House, Cafe a la C'Art is open 7 days a week serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend lunch. Also a full service caterer and bakery.

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