Dining in or dining out? With the pandemic still looming, a night out at a public restaurant may not seem like an option. Although indoor dining establishments sanctioned COVID-19 protocols, people may not feel safe in a more confined space. Outdoor dining limits close face-to-face contact with enough physical distancing for a safe dining experience. For Tucson, the outdoor dining options remain limitless.
Check out the best outdoor dining spots for a safe and appetizing night out in Tucson!
Baja Cafe of Tucson
Enjoy American and Southwestern cuisine at one of three Baja Cafe locations in Tucson. Baja Cafe on Campbell (not to be confused with Ina or Broadway) offers the best shade on their outdoor patio and best breakfast in town. Baja Cafe hosts a creative menu, with classic breakfast options like “Skooby Snak,” a toasted English muffin with one egg, fire-roasted green chile, herb cream cheese, and sausage or ham and specialty bloody marys.
Brunch it up and stay cool under this shaded outdoor patio!
To see more from their menu and how they are maintaining safe distances, find their website at http://www.bajacafetucson.com/#location/
5 Points Market and Restaurant
5 Points? More like 5 stars. This farm-to-table American-style restaurant and market serves the healthiest breakfast and lunch options. Besides their remarkable food plating skills, 5 Points Market offers outdoor seating on their flora-packed patio. The surrounding flora and fauna allow for a physically distanced and fragrant dining experience.
Eat fresh and smell the roses!
Scroll through their website for restaurant or market options: https://www.5pointstucson.com/
Although Vivace’s indoor seating exhibits fine dining at its best, a la complimentary water for each guest and exceptionally placed utensils over a white tablecloth, the outdoor seating exceeds in comparison. The outdoor fountain takes center stage, but the breathtaking view of Tucson mountains aligned in the background catches the eye and assures a peaceful atmosphere. Making it in Business Insider’s “The 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in the US,” Vivace Restaurant will not disappoint.
Enjoy the scenery and Northern Italian selection!
Check their menu out at https://www.vivacetucson.com/menu
La Cocina makes you feel right at home. Guests describe this restaurant as a “nice little oasis” where people come to revel in the atmosphere. Under a shaded canopy, this beautiful courtyard restaurant delights guests with live music and various Mexican, American, or Southwestern cuisine. Several shops surround La Cocina to explore before or after your meal.
Eat out at your home away from home!
Find out more on their website at https://lacotucson.com/
Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta
Experience a happy hour like no other at Proof Artisanal Pizza & Pasta. This Southern-Italian style restaurant offers unique menu items, like their baked potato pizza, and specialty drinks — including non-alcoholic options apart from the customary soda. The open courtyard and fire pit add a unique ambiance unlike any other on this list. Listen to relaxing live music and keep warm under this sheltered dining establishment.
The proof is in the pizza & pasta!
Curious to know more about Proof’s eclectic menu? Discover more at https://www.prooftucson.com/menus
Union Public House
Looking for a spot for dinner but everything closes in Tucson at 9 P.M.? Good thing Union Public House stays open until 2 A.M. and continues to uphold COVID measures no matter the time of day. Don’t sweat at Union Public House because no other place feels as spacious and you won’t feel rushed to finish your meal. This expansive courtyard features a grand fountain adjacent to the live music stage. Lights hang overhead, establishing a safe and comfortable space for guests.
Take your time and look over the menu!
Browse their menu at https://www.uniontucson.com/full-menu
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