Tuesday, July 13, 2010

El Minuto Cafe

When we go to Tucson, we always go to El Minuto (along with Bookman's) mostly because of the drop dead fantastic Carne Seca Chimichanga, which, by the way, I notice is now listed as Shredded Beef on the menu. No matter what you call it, this the very best of the best. Certainly there are other restaurants in Tucson that are worth going to but this is one of my favorites. The owners and wait-staff are all business but friendly. The service is quick. My father-in-law is fond of the tacos, but clearly he has no idea of what's really good (in spite of the fact of his being a life long resident of Tucson...some people...). Anyway, this little place is located in an older section of the city that's really maintained the feeling of what Tucson must have been like in the early days before the influx of corporations imitating home town America. The people of the neighborhood have every right to be proud of what they have created and El Minuto is the perfect accent for authenticity. It was first opened in 1939 and I would bet that what it was then is pretty much what it is now.

Evaluation: Pretty sincere

354 S. Main Tucson, Arizona
(520) 882-4145 

11am-10pm MON-THU 

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