Savor the Best Restaurants in Tucson AZ

Be dazzled by flavors as plentiful as a desert palette, with cuisine that is as innovative as it is authentic. Our talented chefs create deliciously imaginative cuisine for five dining venues, each a showcase for their skill and the Southwest's rich culinary influences. Whether you’re in the mood for casual and light—perhaps a Southwestern Cobb Salad by the pool—or a more formal dining experience, we have something for every palate. Wherever you are, you're guaranteed friendly service, the freshest produce—and majestic views overlooking the Santa Catalina Mountains.

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Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails

Chef Jonathan Kupper scours the local area daily in search of the finest ingredients for his Southwest-infused menu. Combine the inspired dishes with Epazote’s spectacular setting — your choice of dining room or patio, both with breathtaking views of the 5,300-ft cliffs of Pusch Ridge — and you have discovered the ultimate Southwestern dining experience.

 Dinner Menu

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Sundance Café
Open Monday - Friday | 6:30 am - 10:30 am
Saturday - Sunday | 6:30 am - 11 am

For casual dining, head to Sundance Cafe to sample an imaginative Southwestern-style breakfast menu featuring fresh, regional ingredients. A sumptuous selection of hot items and made-to-order eggs and omelets, as well as fresh fruits, cereals, yogurts and fresh-baked breakfast bread.

Breakfast Menu  

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Desert Springs Bar & Grill
Open Monday-Thursday 11am-6pm
Friday 11am-7pm
Saturday 10am-7pm
Sunday 10am-6pm
Open Sunday-Thursday 11am-5pm
Friday-Saturday 11am-6pm

Where the sun shines more than 300 days a year, there's no better place to enjoy your favorite drinks and snacks than at our poolside Desert Springs Bar & Grill. From the Hickory Smoked Turkey Wrap to the Steakhouse Burger there's a little something for everyone here. Best of all, wet bathing suits are welcome!

Food and Beverage Menu

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Colibri Lobby Lounge
Serving Lunch daily from 11AM to 2PM and
Open 11AM to 10PM & Happy Hour daily from 4pm to 6pm & 8pm to 10pm

Grab a seat indoors at the one-of-a-kind mesquite wood bar or on the outdoor patio and enjoy local beers on tap and cocktails made with house-infused whiskeys, bourbons and tequilas. Add a delicious selection of small and large plates, plus live entertainment on weekends, and it's easy to understand why our cozy Colibri Lobby Lounge is a guest favorite. 

Lunch Menu Evening Menu

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Grab & Go
Breakfast and snacks available daily from 6AM to 11AM

From your favorite morning Starbucks to breakfast sandwiches and anytime salads and sandwiches, our new Grab & Go in the lobby is your go-to for a quick bite, snack or beverage. Wine and beer also available.


In-Room Dining
Available Friday & Saturday (Dinner Only)

Our In-Room Dining menu features all-time guest favorites, served in the privacy and comfort of your guest room so you can relax and savor our Southwestern specialties whenever you like. 


Breakfast with Santa

Join us for breakfast with a very special guest, Santa! Enjoy a meal with the big guy the first three Saturdays in December.

Santa will be dining with us December 4, 11, and 18, 2021 from 9am to 11am. 

Adults are $38, kids 6-12 are $20, and children 5 & under are free. Prices don't include tax and gratuity. 

Call 520-544-1116 for reservations. 

HEC Specials Chirstmas Dinner

Christmas Holiday Brunch

Join us for our annual Christmas Brunch on Saturday, December 25th, from 11:30 am to 3:30 pm in the Turquoise Ballroom. We’ll have all the traditional holiday dishes, plus innovative interpretations of some that will become your new favorites!

Call 520-544-1124 for reservations.


Renewal of the Flame
Join us nightly at the main firepit as we celebrate the iconic Oro Valley sky, symbolically release negative energy and welcome in a renewed sense of peace.
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