This is my second time around eating here; I must say I have not had a bad meal here yet. My husband decided to take us to dinner because I was craving Greek food the first time. Of course what I was craving is in Tucson at the Park Place Mall food court; a gyro platter with a side, a fast food I f you will. Nonetheless, he took us so I might ask that they prepare exactly what I was craving (he is quite considerate when I get crabby!!). I did not order what I was craving, nor did I bother the waitress with my cravings. I looked at the menu and decided to order. I ordered shish Kebabs with a side of pita bread and dip. My daughter ordered a Gyro platter while my husband did the man thing and ordered lamb.
The second time around, it was lunch and the place was rather quiet when we first arrived. We were seated by a pleasant lady who told us the name of our waitress. No sooner has we sat, than our waitress arrived to take our drink orders. I ordered sprite with lemon, my daughter got coke, and Mark ordered Land shark beer.
For starters we ordered a side of pita bread and hummus, and a plate of deep fried squid with lemon and two dressing. I try not to order starters normally because then I cannot complete my main meal. I must confess, I have never completed a whole meal in the US due to the quantity of food being served. Both appetizers were delicious.
For the main course, my daughter went with a burger with a side of Greek salad. Mark went with a Gyro platter and a side of Greek Salad as well, and I ordered the Souvlaki Lamb served with Greek potatoes and fresh steamed greens
Based on my knowledge of all thing Greek, the restaurant decor is not Greek at all. The restaurant kept what was originally used by the Italian Restaurant 'Johnny Carinos'. The exterior is clean and inviting. It is visible from highway 90.
My biggest complaint is that the noise level was high, I guess they are embarrassing the celebratory nature of Greek gathering. Average price is $12, they accept all major credit cards, debit cards, and cash.
Bunbuku is a Japanese/Korean Restaurant in Sierra Vista located at 297 W. Fry Boulevard. It is located in a storefront in a strip mall. The decor is simple and Asian. It is open from 11 AM to 9 PM Monday through Saturday, and 12 PM to 9 PM on Sunday. Bunbuku serves lunch and dinner. A dinner entrees and drinks will run you about $10 (less at lunch). Portions are generous; and the food is very good. They also serve Sushi and Steak. They bring you a variety of side dishes and will replenish them at no charge if you ask nicely. The cashier/hostess/wait staff are polite and attentive.
Favorite Dish: I prefer the Bulgogi or the Ton Gasu (Pork Cutlet).
La Casita is a Mexican Restaurant in Sierra Vista located at 465 E. Fry Boulevard. It is open from 11 AM to 9 PM Monday through Thursday; 11AM to 10 PM Friday; 11 AM to 9:30 PM Saturday; and 11 AM to 8 PM on Sunday. La Casita serves lunch and dinner. It also has take out, a full catering service and a banquet room. It has been in operation in Sierra Vista for 17 years. Two dinner entrees and drinks will run you a little over $20. Portions are pretty generous and the food is pretty good. The cashier/hostess and the wait staff are polite and attentive. Don't forget the 4 PM to 7 PM Happy Hour. Great Margaritas. Bring a designated driver. Photo(s) soon.
Favorite Dish: Love those Margaritas!!
Daisy Mae's Stronghold is a steakhouse in Sierra Vista located at 332 N. Garden Avenue next to the Sun Canyon Inn. It is open from 4 PM to 9:30 PM Monday through Thursday; 4 PM to 10 PM Friday and Saturday; and 4 PM to 9 PM on Sunday. They serve Mesquite Grilled Steaks and Daisy Mae's was voted one of the 25 best steakhouses in the US. Daisy Mae's serves lunch and dinner. Two dinner entrees and a drink will run you a little over $30. Portions are generous; and the food is very good. There is also a full service bar. Daisy Mae's is an historic landmark. It was here during the time of the old west, and was a brothel serving Fort Huachuca. There is a story that one of the rooms is haunted by the ghost of a dead prostitute. Photo(s) soon.
Favorite Dish: The Mesquite Grilled Steak or the Teriyaki Steak. Great ribs too.
When I lived in Sierra Vista, this was the place to eat if you wanted a special meal. The Mesquite Tree is noted for it's tasty variety of meat, seafood, and pasta, all with lots of flavorful spice. If it's nice out, request to sit on the patio.
My Big Fat Greek Restaurant has a great atmosphere with fairly dark lighting and dark walls with murals of Greek Statues and travel scenes. The staff wears black pants and white shirts and occasionally dances through the dining area, arm in arm to Greek Music, moving faster and faster. The dance climaxes with someone in the kitchen breaking a plate. Sometimes a patron or two will join them in the dance. The food was well-prepared and presented in an attractive manner.
Favorite Dish: I had the Mousaka which was good (the side dishes were better). Athena had the Souvlaki which tasted great. Very good Ouzo!
The Diner was open here before, then it closed for a while. It has now opened again. The decor is like a diner in the 50s or 60s. Lots of chrome and neon and photos of movie and TV stars from the era.
Favorite Dish: I had the Liver and Onions which was not as good as I remembered.
When my friend Justin heard they were opening a Texas Roadhouse in Sierra Vista, he got very excited. I recently went there with him and his wife to celebrate her birthday. It was great! The decor is lots of wood and soft leather. There are peanuts on all tables and you just crack them and throw them on the floor. The bread was fresh and the butter had a touch of cinnamon making it a good combination. Justin had a nice sized steak which appeared very tender and he declared to be "great". I had catfish. The catfish was gently fried and I got 4 fillets. I also got mashed potatoes with the works and some delicious green beans. Price was very good for all that I got. Service was good too. The waiters or wiatresses wore jeans and black T-shirts. They also have beer and margaritas.
Favorite Dish: The catfish was gently fried and I got 4 fillets. I also got mashed potatoes with the works and some delicious green beans.
In addition to Bunbuku, there is Kim Ba Woo's if you have an urge to eat Korean food. Kim Ba Woo's used to be the better place; but has declined a little in the last year or so. It's still not bad though and I love Korean.
Favorite Dish: If you like spicy, try the Pork Bulgogi. The lunch specials are a good deal.
Caffe O-Le is open from 6 AM to 8 PM Monday through Saturday and 6 AM to 3 PM Sunday. It has been voted best place for Breakfast, lunch and to sit and have coffee numerous times since 1995. I had breakfast there with a friend one recent Saturday. My ham and cheese omelet was good but not great. The hash browns were good. Portions were more than adequate. Service was a little slow and sporadic; but they were very busy so that was understandable.
Favorite Dish: The breakfast was pretty good.
Delio's Italian restaurant combines the cozy and charming ambiance found in trattorias of the East coast, Chicago and San Francisco. The atmosphere is homey as well as functional, beautifully decorated and accented with splashes of neon lighting and Romanesque statues.
Very good food and a wonderful staff will help you along the way.
They are open
11 am to 9pm Monday - Sunday
Favorite Dish: Each and every meal can be added to with a couple of delicious meatballs. The lasagna is AWESOME and who can beat a $3.95 margarita.
In Sierra Vista you will find many places to eat. At least half of them have an oriental flavor.
We found this one to be the best for a quick all you can eat buffet which also has a grill section. There is even sushi and items for the kids like chicken nuggets and pizza.
They will cater your party of any size.
They are open:
Sun - Thurs 11 am to 9 pm
Fri & Sat 11 am to 930 pm
Favorite Dish: I am a big fan of spicy pork and orange chicken which are two things they make well here.
The trick is to wait until the new dishes are put out then "fill er up" .
This is a place that you can see your grandparents coming to for Sunday breakfast. Breakfast is what they are known for but I found that the dinners are just as good.
The place has around 1000 + clowns on shelfs, hanging from the roof and in just about any place you can place a clown. Come see for yourself... let's just hope you do not have a clown phobia...
Favorite Dish: I was in Sierra Vista for Easter 2005 and had my Easter dinner here. Ham, Yams, Veggies and cake..... ohhhh it was so good.
I had asked the hotel staff where was a good place to get a steak as I wanted a good steak and each person told me I needed to go to Daisy Mae's as it was the best in town.
When you first walk in the door you think to yourself “Oh what kind of place is this?” but do not be taken aback by the looks. The entrance is the bar part of the place and as bars go it is a bit of…. Well a bar….. The tables for dinner and lunch are in the back with the open pit grill that the food is cooked on.
I had come in there to have steak but found that they had ribs on the menu and being the great rib eater I am I ordered them. The ribs were so tender that they fell off the bones and I never even had to touch the ribs and get my hands dirty (which kind of takes the fun out of eating ribs). The dinner came with garlic bread, baked beans and a baked potato and was priced at $16.50 for the full rack. It was worth every penny.
Next time I go here I am going to try their Angus steak which is suppose to be their specialty.