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Wisdom's Cafe

1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
+1 520-398-2397
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average12%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“burrito” (52 reviews)
“fish tacos” (27 reviews)
“cheese crisp” (13 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 8:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
1931 E Frontage Rd, Tumacacori, AZ 85640-9997
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Reviewed 6 days ago

What a treat!!! We had 12 couples staying at the Tubac golf resort and were told we must go to Wisdom"s. They gave us a reservation with a private room to accommodate all of us even though the place was completely packed. The service with...More

Thank duffer47
Reviewed 1 week ago

As usual, we had a great lunch at Wisdom's Cafe in Tumacacori. Fruit chimis are great, but you need to order early. You can split one and add ice cream.

Thank Wander1492
Reviewed 26 September 2017

Great little local establishment. You must try their fruit desert burrito. Beef burrito was excellent! Be sure to try red and green sauces. Can't miss it with the chicken out front. Quick, friendly service

Thank Lynnkmw
Reviewed 21 September 2017

This restaurant came highly recommended for its Mexican food. It appears to have been around for a long time and has a funky ambience. The food itself was inconsistent. The chips were supposedly handmade, but were thick and served cold. Guacamole was very bland, a...More

Thank Sharon B
Reviewed 29 August 2017

Their menu says it all! There is a reason the shrimp in bacon is their AWE dish. Because it is wonderful. Great staff. A good place for gluten free and for vegans.

Thank Diane E
Reviewed 11 August 2017

The atmosphere was cozy in the dining area and the surroundings are relatively lush. Seems like a perfect getaway from destinations north to catch up with some friends or perhaps in combination to Tubac for shopping. Food is good taco centric. Shrimp and seasoned ground...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 6 August 2017

Our first experience a few years ago left us unimpressed. But time changes a lot of things and us as well I imagine. We had dinner last night and thoroughly enjoyed it. A guitar player was playing as we arrived. A nice mix of 60's...More

Thank Alobar49
Reviewed 13 July 2017 via mobile

If you're driving, please have only one margarita (Herb sneaks extra tequila in them, I think). The food isn't the greatest but I still enjoy everything I try including their crisps, enchiladas, taco salad, burritos and the fruit burro dessert. The atmosphere really adds a...More

Thank Terry S
Reviewed 30 June 2017

Very, very good on all fronts, fun atmosphere with mariachis strolling along tables. Live music on weekend evenings. An all around experience to enjoy. Things in Santa Cruz County AZ usually move a little bit slow, so enjoy the atmosphere!

1  Thank bajaarizonat
Reviewed 21 June 2017

Wisdom's is a 4-generation family fixture in Tumacacori. It's a down-home family kind of place. Heck, on weekends, sometimes an old cowboy, Bill Manzanedo, will come in, strum his guitar and sing songs from the 1960's. The waitresses are quick, warm and fast with bringing...More

Thank Lindsay M
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Ginny L
29 December 2016|
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Response from James M | Reviewed this property |
The Tubac exit, then go under I-10 (East) to the stop sign and turn right. Go 2-3 miles south, and Wisdom's is on the left. Look for a giant white chicken in front of the restaurant.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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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