Tito and Pep

4.8
834 reviews
$30 and under
Southwest
Tito & Pep is a bright venue in midtown Tucson providing exceptional service, quality food and beverage, in a convivial, relaxed atmosphere.

We hope to establish ourselves as a true hub, woven into the fabric of one of Tucson's most vibrant areas. The focus of the experience at Tito and Pep is mesquite-fired cuisine, as well as a full-service beverage menu featuring quality beer, wine, & cocktails.

Applying over 20 years of experience gained across the U.S. and abroad, Chef & Owner John Martinez draws influence from the multi-cultural history of the region and from his travels, to create a cuisine that is vibrant and delicious.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Physical distancing
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Contact tracing information collected
What 834 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.7
Value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Great meal.

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NatalieW
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Excellent cocktails, tasty food, and healthy too. No globs of greasy cheese, loads of salt to make up for lack of freshness as is so common at restaurants. The meats and vegetables were very fresh. Real food done well. Recommend for date night or dining with friends.

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Malkiyyah
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Such a fun spot. The food was truly amazing and they were incredible about accommodating the myriad of food allergies in our party. Will absolutely be back.

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AlexaP
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had the pork chop and one of the salads the chef had recommended and both were amazing. It’s a beautiful restaurant. Friendly staff, would recommend to everyone.

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JEIZ
Miami
13 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

We will be back. Enjoyed the food and drink. The bass special was delicious!

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AnthonyV
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 24 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, excellent service and a very cool ambiance!

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Joshua
Tucson
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Date night with the wife and our first time here. Were about 10 min late for reservation, but no issues. We loved the environment and vibe of the place- lighting/natural lighting set a very mellow and comfortable mood. Drinks were amazing, service was fast and friendly and not overly involved, which I really appreciate. They provided for our needs and moved on, which allowed for great conversations with little interruption. Cocktails were unique and really good and the food was simply outstanding and well portioned. We will return!

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PamelaB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 22 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The chef is amazing! I truely enjoyed the grilled octopus.

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LarryE
Tucson
1 review
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Every dish that I have had at this restaurant is outstanding.

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JamesM
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a really nice time here. Excellent food, friendly service and a really good selection of mezcal.

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Naomi
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tito & Pep never disappoints. We had a delish birthday dinner there and felt incredibly safe with the staff masked and everyone distanced. The black bean hummus cauliflower is out of this world and the bean summer salad is back in its full glory. The steak and pork chop were both delicious.

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Charles
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food atmosphere and service! Refreshing vibe

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vipKarenC
Tucson
9 reviews
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Do not be deceived by the exterior of this place. While it is casual inside it has a pleasant upscale Tucson hipster feel. We tried a lot of food for just the 2 of us and loved it all. The house special hummus with roasted cauliflower and cabbage served with bread was so unexpectedly good. The shrimp ceviche-ish app excellant but would have been nice with chips. Boulevardier (a little on the sweet side) and later whistlepig old fashion very good. Tried some local wheat beers on tap and a glass of red. Our mains of California king salmon and ny strip were also very good and had just enough that set them apart from the usual. So stuffed we didn't even see the dessert menu. We felt fine in jeans and shorts but you could dress up too and it wouldn't matter. Highly recc

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BMEWS
Tucson
17 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience3

Every time we eat here, we say, "We've got to come back more often."

T&P has moved into our top five favs for Tucson.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Great food and service. Noise level high. Distracts from experience.

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ChesterG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were quite impressed with the quality of food and the service

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Tony
San Diego
16 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Food was good, service great, unique menu, had non dairy dishes, also vegan. Something for everyone

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DanaB
1 review
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have eaten here several times and have never been disappointed in any way. It is friendly, comfortable and serves a wonderfully inventive, sophisticated menu with delicious specials. I can't recommend them more highly. It is our favorite restaurant for a great date night out.

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vipLindaG
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wedding anniversary!

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AnnikaJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on 10 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great good and ambience! The wait staff was also very friendly. I do wish the menu was a little bigger with more options, but I will have to say I loved my choice of the vegetarian special that night!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Food is amazing, drinks are amazing, and great value!

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LaurieS
Tucson
1 review
Dined on 7 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was amazing! Drinks were great! All around good time! Highly recommend Tito and Pep

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MariaH
New Mexico
6 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The service was good. We all ordered the 1/2 T&P salad, it was fresh, however the dressing was lacking. Our entrees (salmon, sea bass, pork chop and vegetarian posole), were excellent. Alcohol drinks were on the pricey side, but excellent. We will be back!!

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 3 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The finesse and deliciousness of every dish at T&P is always a treat.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Super cute space, attentive staff, and fantastic food. We loved the range of spices and combinations of ingredients. Looking forward to going back.

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WarrenC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

John Martinez has a vision and platform to carry it out! Each dish is well conceived and well executed. Over two nights we had four fish preparations and they were all unique and delicious. Matt and Raven (at the bar) are committed to delivering a first class dining experience. We’ll be back….

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Betsylou
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were celebrating our anniversary and would do it again here in the future. We’d also go back for a less special occasion. We appreciated the menu—savory and fresh. The roasted cauliflower special appetizer popped with flavor and texture. The calamari compared well to dishes in Italy. The trout was spectacular and a generous portion. The side greens were delicious. Our server was attentive and friendly with a dose of local personality. Love this place!

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JohnT
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the food. Tucson’s Michelin Star restaurant

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Azgirl
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is hands down the best restaurant in Tucson. We love the limited menu, which we feel ensures that every single offering will be perfection. The cocktail, wine and beer choices are extensive and thoughtfully chosen.
Service and neighborhood vibe ensure a relaxing experience. Go with a group or by yourself and know you will leave with a smile on your face and money left in your wallet.

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GVJoyce
Tucson
1 review
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience3

Limited menu, but the food was good and portions were ample. Our server could have been more attentive.

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vipLindaG
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent!! Loved the red snapper!!

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vipluvitalianfood
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on 19 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Noise level high as we were seated next to a large party of about 14 people. Very difficult to understand waitress describing special entrees not on printed menu. Restaurant was overly warm with poor air flow. May have been related to outdoor temperature of 109 degrees. Food was was very good. Not our best experience at this restaurant.

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SonyaS
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Tucson. Love the midcentury modern vibe and the food is delicious and inventive. Highly recommend!

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Chrissy
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Phenomenal food, excellent service. Tito and Pep is a Tucson gem.

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SamM
1 review
Dined on 11 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience… food was amazing and the service was fantastic. We will be back very soon!!

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MarkD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

I had a nice Birthday dinner here. It was my first time here and the food was delicious!

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RoslynM
Tucson
4 reviews
Dined on 6 June 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food and service were absolutely outstanding. This was our first visit and we greatly enjoyed the creative ways in which all the dishes were put together - truly original and very tasty! We will be back regularly!

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ScottB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience4

It took a very long time for a server to come to our table. It took a long time to get our drinks, the appetizer took longer then the drinks. It sort of felt like they were busy and short staffed but they are still at COVID capacities. Our main courses arrived quicker then anything else and were very good. Overall, it was good, we'll try again and perhaps the service will be more attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 5 June 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

The food was fabulous! Creative,fresh, delicious! We waited way to long for our drinks. There was a backup at the bar and my wine did not come out until I had fInished my Entrée.

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AmyV
1 review
Dined on 4 June 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Very casual place with hip feel and real good food.

FAQs

Tito and Pep offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 207-0116.

Tito and Pep is rated 4.8 stars by 834 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.