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Wisdom's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
+1 520-398-2397
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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Green Valley, Arizona
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located a couple miles south of Tubac, this old restaurant serves up some great Mexican food. It's very busy during the winter season, but worth the wait! We love the burritos, enchiladas, and fish tacos.They use turkey instead of chicken, which I prefer, but everything we've tried has been very good. If you choose to have their deep fried Mexican... More 

Thank maryzim52
Cincinnati, Ohio
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39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We got there as they opened at 11am on a Tuesday, and the place was packed by 11:30. Great food, great outdoor seating. Funky décor in the men's restroom including a sun-faded Farah Fawcett poster.

Thank CincyDavid
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I held off writing this review. As a child (a long time ago), my parents would take me to small, family restaurants scattered around Tucson. They were almost always in old, converted homes with family and locals serving, visiting, cooking. Like this one, they were often in out of the way places. Wisdom's strongly reminded me of those childhood restaurants... More 

Thank Erin S
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great tamales. My first experience with a tamale. Sonoran hot dog for hubby. He thought the dog was fabulous. Pleasant atmosphere Very affordable

Thank Mary Lynn H
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

people come for miles to eat here. I have not idea why? the margaritas are very taste however. the service is slow and the bartender was rude.

Thank clipper13
Tucson, Arizona
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I love Mexican food, especially when it is fresh, well presented and served by knowledgeable staff. Unfortunately, this restaurant offers none of these. I was initially drawn towards the shrimp tacos but when I asked the server where the shrimp came from she laughed and said she had no idea; in this day and age, not knowing where your seafood... More 

Thank 40LVE
Minneapolis, MN
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had lunch at Wisdoms - it was our first time there. The food was good. We started out with fresh made chips and salsa which I would highly recommend! I had a southwest chicken club and my hubby has a shredded turkey burrito. We will definitely be going back here. My only complaint would be that the service was a... More 

Thank labs33
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had a great dinner here. Excellent tamales and the fruit burrito desert was terrific. The price was low and we enjoyed the live music. We went right at five and the place was packed.

Thank Valerie M
Los Angeles
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233 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Margaritas are very tasty and lunch was really good. We shared a salad plate and fish tacos - excellent. And of course we had a peach burro with ice cream. Staff was wonderful; all in all a fine experience.

Thank HikerDave2
Menasha, WI
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Have been there before and always had a great experience, but our last experience on 2/9/17 will probably be the last. We had a long wait, which was understandable due to the Tubac Festival was taking place. When we finally got to the table, we placed our drink order and ordered the chips and salsa. The chips and salsa are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tumacacori
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-2397
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT FOR 68 YEARSLet our family serve yours mouth-watering Mexican food & much more. Owned and operated by 4 generations of the Wisdom family.Our family works hard so that yours will enjoy a wonderful meal among friends. Tuesdays 2-for-1 margaritasFridays/Saturdays live music and open late until 91st Friday drink specials2nd Saturday drink specials and live music 1st Wednesday are BBQ Ribs

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