The inspiration for our concept comes from the ingredients: Agave and cactus, pre-Hispanic varieties of tomatoes and squash and the most important corn and chilies. It also comes from the changes in flavors created by the smoke of mesquite. The desire to work these flavors into a fresh modern interpretation of desert dining and present Tucson with a new lens to view Mexican cuisine motivates us to fulfill our mission statement, day in and day out. El Mezquite Grill & Taqueria is Tucson’s showplace for contemporary Southwest Cuisine, highlighting local ingredients and the flavors of Mexico. Coupled with bespoke cocktails, interesting wines and hand-crafted local brews, each dining experience at El Mezquite Grill is sure to leave you in awe.


Made fresh daily in-house, our chefs add delectable toppings and their signature finishing touches to every meal on our menu.


Contemporary Sonoran flavors are masterfully crafted using the freshest ingredients created in our scratch kitchen


Kick off your dining experience with something tasty for the table! Our dinner menu will set the stage for an unforgettable meal.


Whether you’re in the mood for a classic cocktail or handcrafted specialty, we always use quality spirits, housemade syrups, and fresh juices.

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