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The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food

How many miles of Mex is enough? Twenty-three if you’re visiting Tucson! The Best 23 Miles of Mexican Food is a gastro journey featuring a variety of Mexican establishments from low key and under the radar to fine dining. This invisible line is in the Sonoran desert, and it’s guaranteed that you don’t need to travel any farther north or south to get the best Mexican food of your life.

Dozens of restaurants and taco stands make the list, like the El Charro Café. You’ll find El Charro on Court Street, proudly the country’s oldest Mexican establishment that’s been continuously owned and operated by the same family. Here, you’ll get classic Northern Mexico fare with a Sonoran twist like the Original El Charro Style Beef Taco with peas, radish and white queso.

A Hunger Quest

Need help identifying exactly where those 23 miles are? Hop on the Grayline Tour, which just teamed up with a local Tucson radio show to whisk you from diner to taco truck in perfect succession. You’ll eat great food, you’ll meet amazing people, and you’ll get an insider’s peek into what’s required for mind-blowing Mexican food.

The official tour kicks off at El Mercado San Augustin, but you can also eat your own trail along the Sonoran deser


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