Tucson’s 23 – Miles and Miles of the Best Mexican Fare on the Planet

Those of us in Tucson know that we are blessed with the best Mexican restaurants north of the border. Tex-Mex can’t hold a candle to what we have and So-Cal offerings are just so So-Cal.

In celebration of the many restaurants that can be found in Tucson, the second annual Tucson 23 Mexican Food Festival will be held on Saturday 17th at JW Marriott Star Pass Resort. The event is sponsored by VisitTucson, SAACA (Southern Arizona Arts and Culture Alliance) and the resort. Cost is $49 and there are stay and play packages available at the resort.chile-en-nogada

The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food was officially proclaimed by the city to celebrate all the wonderful Mexican food options found in the 23-mile area that “is Tucson.” From South Tucson through Downtown to Mid-Town, you can find a full assortment of Mexican fare. Many of those restaurants will have food and drink at the event. Music is a part of the mix.DSCN1025

I went last year and had a truly great time. There was so much food to choose from that I doubt I got it all.

Other events that weekend include a Celebrity Chef Dinner on Friday night and an Authentic Father’s Day Mexican Buffet on Father’s Day (Sunday the 18th).