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Leo's Mexican Restaurant

#178 of 1,551 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern
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5114 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712-4855
+1 520-325-9180
11:00 - 21:00
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Long Beach, California
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331 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I needed a good Mexican food fix on my trip to Tucson. Leo's filled the need. Basic, no frills dining at fair prices. Many specialty dishes are offered in addition to the standard combo fare.

Thank LightPro
Tucson, Arizona, United States
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

This family owned restaurant has been serving authentic and the best Mexican food in Tucson since 1989! They serve by far the best calabacitas in Tucson, and overall everything I have eaten is just delicious. Everybody is very friendly and this just adds up to the great experience that is to eat in Leo's. I will strongly recommend it to... More 

Thank Raquel B
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We reluctantly decided to switch regular Mexican restaurants for several reasons: a 20% price increase at our old restaurant, an alarming increase in turnover among the waitstaff and the continuing construction on Grant Road, which made our 12-mile round trip miserable. We did a search on Trip Advisor and narrowed it down to four Mexican restaurants reported to have lower... More 

1 Thank James T
Port Antonio, Jamaica
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170 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

from the margarita to the enchiladas was good. we even got to meet Leo and chat. friendly place. nice decor. simple but mexican diner style. worth visiting every month

Thank bamboobwah
Tucson, Arizona
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Wonderful husband and wife couple serve up authentic cuisine and warm friendly atmosphere. We go at least once a month . I go for bear down style chimichanga, Carne Seca is excellent too. Don't forget a margarita!

1 Thank pegwilm
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

This was certainly the warmest Mexican restaurant I have ever been to. DH asked me to pick a restaurant last Saturday morning and we were in the mood for Mexican. Most of the good medium-priced restaurants had reviewers talking about very long waiting time and I was famished. So we decided to settle for Leo's. And by God it was... More 

1 Thank ShSaVi
Brussels, Belgium
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217 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016

When I lived in Tucson, this was my favourite restaurant. Now that I live in Europe when I arrive the first place we head to is Leo's with the luggage still in the car. The food and drinks are outstanding what ever is ordered. The combination plates can be modified to meet individual wants. The staff are welcoming. I feel... More 

2 Thank Andy W
Tucson, Arizona
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53 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

You can't go wrong at Leo's. It is a mom and pop restaurant and Leo takes great pride in place and his food. If you're not happy, just let him know....but I do not know why you would not be happy. The staff is friendly and courteous and it is the best authentic Mexican food around.

1 Thank 54TNT57
Tucson, Arizona
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64 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016

I like eating here. It is not a fancy place but the food is good, prices reasonable, and the staff is nice. They seem to care that you are there.

Thank leecabug
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Everyone in our group of 7 had Leo's Special Enchiladas and we all left happy! Whenever in Tucson, Leo's is a must stop for lunch or dinner. In almost 20 years, I have never had a bad meal and the food today was just as good as it was the first time I came!

Thank Jeanne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5114 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85712-4855
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-325-9180

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?