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El SUR Restaurant

#64 of 1,545 Restaurants in Tucson
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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5602 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5525
+1 520-748-1032
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10:00 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 21:00
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Got the Chile Rellenos, the wife got the Carnitas. The sauce served on the Rellenos is now red where it used to be brown, but still tastes great! The wife was quite happy with the tomatillo based sauce on the carnitas she really liked the flavor. As usual a server came by with the sautéed onions & jalapenos, the flavor... More 

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Thank Randolph F
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went at dinner time, service was quick, all 3 of us were delighted with our meal choices. Quesadillas with steak were excellent, salsa with chips was good, guacamole seemed skimpy for a $3.50 portion (but it was tasty). 32.00 for dinner for 3 with 1 margarita seemed reasonable. Everyone loved beans and rice with their dinner. Yes, we will go... More 

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Thank Tom P
Phoenix, Arizona
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94 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Try one of the grilled free jalapeños tasty and hot. Enjoy the salsa and chips. Today's special $2.00 ceviche tostadas which were tasty. The beans and rice are like my wife's mother used to make and look forward too. I enjoyed the chorizo and eggs with refried beans and rice. My wife had the steak fajitas with refried beans and... More 

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1 Thank azcheesefan
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

This was our first trip here and our last. The noise level was way too high. The floors, walls, tables, etc. were all hard surfaces and the resultant sound felt chaotic. We went there on a Saturday afternoon around 3PM thinking it wouldn't be too crowded, but it was. The service was courteous and prompt and my cheese enchilada plate... More 

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Thank James T
Sandia Park, New Mexico
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49 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2017 via mobile

Had beef fajitas and beef enchilladas. Both meals were excellent. Rest was packed and loud, but still fun. Highly recommend.

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1 Thank Mike B
Cincinnati, Ohio
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Went for dinner. The place was packed and for good reason. The prices are good , service fast and quality very good.

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1 Thank rjajthrb
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Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Had shrimp fajitas hand shrimp rancheros. Both were excellent. Both world ending authentic. Hot sauce was excellent.

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Thank Bruce P
Sacramento, California
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017

Super quiet place just off a main road. Best service and food if you like Mexican food, Third visit exceeded all first two. Subtle and soft rice and beans. Two choices of Salsa. Choice of flour or corn tortilla.... Too much to add about this special place Curbie

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Thank ticklemetooooo
Tucson, Arizona
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

The service here is truly exceptional. It seems that all the servers work in concert to assure all the diner's needs are attended to on a very timely basis. I have visited the restaurant twice now and have tried the following food items: chile relleno with red sauce (excellent), carnitas with green sauce and green corn tamale (very good), shredded... More 

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1 Thank vince775
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

The food is tasty. The portions are large and the price is right. RC soda options were unexpected and good. Our server was great. This is the Mexican joint you are looking for. Close to Pima air museum.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 21:00
Monday
10:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 21:00
Thursday
10:00 - 21:00
Friday
10:00 - 21:00
Saturday
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5602 E 22nd St, Tucson, AZ 85711-5525
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-748-1032

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?