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Karichimaka Restaurant

££ - £££
Mexican, Southwestern
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5252 S Mission Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-1122
+1 520-883-0311
11:00 - 21:00
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Tue - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 21:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is good, especially the red sauce on the enchiladas. Nice atmosphere. GREAT service. Nice to have a good restaurant near Rincon West. Would definitely go there again!

Thank M J
Glen Burnie, Maryland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for lunch at 2pm upon a recommendation from our realtor. We both had the chili relleno and they were AWESOME! The lightest fluffiest coating on the chili stuffed with cheese. The beans and rice were very taste also. Service was fast and friendly with a reasonable price.

Thank Micheal C
Bryson, TX
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

My family of 4 each ordered something different so we could taste more menu items. The Chicken Salad was great, the Roast Beef Chimichanga was fabulous. The shredded beef tamales and the enchiladas were good, but the oregano in the sauce was a little overbearing. The chips and salsa were really good and fresh.

Thank Kay A
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148 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2017

We were looking for an out of the way Mexican restaurant with authentic Mexican food, and this was recommended, so we tried it. It was wonderful food; a friendly place, very clean, and good service! The tamales were fantastic! I couldn't help but notice a pan the size of a large pizza that another couple was eating -- What WAS... More 

Thank travltnk
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

A must when in Tucson. Best Mexican food I have had in Tucson. Wonderful tacos, some of the best I have ever had. Great cheese crisps, chimichangas are awesome. No wait at until this place is discovered. Local joint. Wow wow wow

Thank Dillon H
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

We stopped in because of all the positive reviews...found the food to be mediocre at best...it reminded us of East Coast mexican food...that' s NOT a compliment!

Thank Jayne W
Saint Louis, Missouri
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54 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

I went to this restaurant 40 yrs ago & have been thinking about the Cheese Crisp ever since. Got to finally go back to Tucson recently & could not believe they were still in business & still have the Cheese Crisp! Everything was great! Wish I could be there more often!

Thank NYE2015
Fort Collins, Colorado
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195 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

We wanted to visit this restaurant after reading the reviews. The food was very good and the prices were very reasonable. I had Mexican and my husband had a steak. He was happy with his steak and the salad was good. I was pleased with my section ( a combo) and plan to try other items in the future. The... More 

Thank Poudregirl
Franklin, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

This Mexican restaurant is much nicer inside than the crappy parking lot would indicate. The menu is pretty typical Mexican offerings in a nicely decorated locally owned business. Food is good and service is terrific. Definitely worth the visit.

Thank RandAinIndiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Great traditional Mexican food if I had one disappointment is they don't have a hard liquor license no real Margaritas only wine margaritas.

Thank Steven A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5252 S Mission Rd, Tucson, AZ 85746-1122
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-883-0311

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?