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Ironwood Terraces

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2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743
+1 520-883-5705
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Tehachapi, California
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170 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My boyfriend and I decided to do a sit down meal after spending several hours touring this wonderful living and informational museum. I had the tortilla lime soup and he had the green chili stew. Both were great. We also shared the large salad with the prickly pear dressing which was fabulous and quite substantial. Our waitress, Sherry, was cordial... More 

Thank judy r
Tucson Az, United States
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155 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Chucker00
Tucson Arizona
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525 reviews
261 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2,708 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The "Ocotillo Café" is closed now for renovations, so we came here for lunch at 1:30, and the line to order was out the door. However, there are no other choices, and the food is prepared when you order, and it is really tasty. So, my husband found a table outside in the shade, and I stood in line for... More 

5 Thank NYU62
Tucson, Arizona
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87 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This used to be our favorite little weekend restaurant, but due to some recent changes at this restaurant, I can no longer give it a 5 rating. They have removed several favorite items from the menu and increased the prices on the remaining by $4.00 in most cases. I feel it is no longer affordable for families and will not... More 

1 Thank tucson2403
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125 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

The full service restaurant was closed so this was the only option, and it's a good option. Wife had the chili cheese burger and I had the grilled green chili burger. Both were good. There is actually a good choice of foods. Eating area is clean.

Thank MoseleyPaddler
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I can't remember the last time that I had good food at a museum, but this is a true exception. My husband and I shared a burger and a bbq brisket sandwich (just in case one was awful, we would still have enough to eat). But, they were both GREAT. Pricing was reasonable too. The burger or sandwich was $10.90... More 

1 Thank Phoenixnomad
Orlando, Florida
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176 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2016

After a "warm" stroll around the museum grounds,, the Ironwood Terrace offers a cool respite from the heat and a wide range of food

1 Thank Marc W
Peoria, United States
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

Had lunch at the park. Freshly made; not pre-fab. Everything was top quality. Would recommend it to anyone attending the park.

1 Thank William M
Tucson, Arizona
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47 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

On a recent visit to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum on the last Saturday night in May we ate at this foodcourt-style restaurant. Prices are reasonable, food quality is very good and there is ample seating. Large windows surround the seating area allowing one to view the lush surrounding gardens outside, under the night skies. There are several stations where... More 

1 Thank Karen S
North Vancouver, Canada
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124 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016

Prices at this casual eating space reflect the captive nature of cliental but does offer a good variety from hotdogs with sauercraut to green salads

1 Thank garjon47

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 5
American, Cafe
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743
  • 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?