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Wisdom's Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
+1 520-398-2397
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great tamales. My first experience with a tamale. Sonoran hot dog for hubby. He thought the dog was fabulous. Pleasant atmosphere Very affordable

Thank Mary Lynn H
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80 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

people come for miles to eat here. I have not idea why? the margaritas are very taste however. the service is slow and the bartender was rude.

Thank clipper13
Tucson, Arizona
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love Mexican food, especially when it is fresh, well presented and served by knowledgeable staff. Unfortunately, this restaurant offers none of these. I was initially drawn towards the shrimp tacos but when I asked the server where the shrimp came from she laughed and said she had no idea; in this day and age, not knowing where your seafood... More 

Thank 40LVE
Minneapolis, MN
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134 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had lunch at Wisdoms - it was our first time there. The food was good. We started out with fresh made chips and salsa which I would highly recommend! I had a southwest chicken club and my hubby has a shredded turkey burrito. We will definitely be going back here. My only complaint would be that the service was a... More 

Thank labs33
Cambridge, Massachusetts
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great dinner here. Excellent tamales and the fruit burrito desert was terrific. The price was low and we enjoyed the live music. We went right at five and the place was packed.

Thank Valerie M
Los Angeles
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233 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Margaritas are very tasty and lunch was really good. We shared a salad plate and fish tacos - excellent. And of course we had a peach burro with ice cream. Staff was wonderful; all in all a fine experience.

Thank HikerDave2
Menasha, WI
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have been there before and always had a great experience, but our last experience on 2/9/17 will probably be the last. We had a long wait, which was understandable due to the Tubac Festival was taking place. When we finally got to the table, we placed our drink order and ordered the chips and salsa. The chips and salsa are... More 

Thank Apples59
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38 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Leaving Nogales driving back to Green Valley we found a gem of a restaurant! Fish and chips was great. Lite crisp batter and fries delivered in an edible tortilla bowl. Bacon wrapped shrimp did not disappoint! The enchilada and fixins perfect! The making of the margaritas are as inviting as the drink itself is. They open at 5 pm but... More 

Thank Linda D
Green Valley, Arizona
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When you eat at Wisdom's you are in for a treat that is lacking in most other restaurants, it is family run and there is family there when they are open. They have very good food and at fair prices plus the drinks are of a good size.

Thank johncD7930BV
Sherwood, Oregon
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2017

We have now had lunch once and dinner twice at this area iconic restaurant a few miles south of Tubac. While maybe not authentic Mexican food, it fits my palate perfectly. We started with a truly delicious margaritas, a wide variety of entrees including bacon wrapped shrimp, chicken Sonoran, enchiladas, etc and finished with very tasty fruit burritos. Interesting environment... More 

Thank stevmar2016

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tumacacori
  • Phone Number: +1 520-398-2397
YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD RESTAURANT FOR 68 YEARSLet our family serve yours mouth-watering Mexican food & much more. Owned and operated by 4 generations of the Wisdom family.Our family works hard so that yours will enjoy a wonderful meal among friends. Tuesdays 2-for-1 margaritasFridays/Saturdays live music and open late until 91st Friday drink specials2nd Saturday drink specials and live music 1st Wednesday are BBQ Ribs

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?