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#270 of 1,536 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
West University
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
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828 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-4438
+1 520-777-8134
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
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Tucson, Arizona
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

I read about this place in a foodie magazine. Had driven by it many times, and probably would never have noticed or tried it. The food was amazing. Hard to call something the best taco; but these are surely in the running. I came back for exotic taco night and had an elk taco with some polenta inside. It was... More 

Thank windowontheworld
Phoenix, Arizona
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52 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

We started going here a few years ago when I was in school in Tucson. Now, we make the trip from Phoenix every now and then, just to eat here. This recipes are incredible and there's something for everyone.

Thank Blobs1248
cincinnati, oh
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31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

These tacos are unreal. Battered shrimp or grilled kicked butt and they are way overstuffed. Two per person filled us. Husband and son loved the octopus. Great beer selection. Will be back. Wish the wait for food wasn't so long. Just plan accordingly.

Thank marlacohen24
Tucson, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Went here right after happy hour on a Saturday night. Not empty, but not packed, either. They have a nice outdoor patio and a small indoor eating area. You order and pay inside and they bring your food to you. The wait to order was really long because there was only one person taking orders and acting as the "craft... More 

Thank Binky G
New York City, New York
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

This restaurant was recommended by staff at the Arizona Historical Society in Tuscon. They were right: the best tacos, with the freshest ingredients, ample servings in each succulent taco, with an array of dips such as you have never seen! The restaurant is small, but there is place to eat outside, weather permitting. The prices are excellent, and the service... More 

Thank marauderblueteam
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Happy hour disappointing & misleading HH tacos are basically 1/3 size of regular taco at lower price HH beer was rolling rock (yuck) Service bad - cashier/ order taker rang up bill wrong twice. BE CAREFUL AND DOUBLE CHECK YOUR BILL Went there with high expectations came out with very low satisfaction

Thank Floodjohnsue
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

It is a dive but great tacos. They have a really good variety of salsa. Chips were brought out hot. Waiter gave a good description of what eat salsa taste like. Comes in small cups. Doesn't look like much but enough for the four of us, Very little seating.

Thank nomadsinaz
Washington DC
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438 reviews
294 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2016

Boca is totally a student hangout and doesn't bother to fluff up for other kinds of clientele. A lot of the business is for takeout food. Most everything on offer is some kind of taco. There is a blackboard menu and a substantial line of customers. Neon lights, alley cats and none to clean table surfaces are pretty standard. You... More 

Thank BlueNWashington
Level Contributor
47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

We loved this place. It looks like a dive from outside but once you try the food you are hooked. We went back for 2 dinners and a lunch. They sell ala carte tacos with many different salsas that are brilliant. Try the squid tacos, camarones tacos and smoked pork tacos with a side of homemade beans and brown rice.... More 

Thank wrigleyrick
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88 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

If I lived in Tucson I would eat here four nights out of every week! The tacos are SO oh oh oh oh good! And the margaritas are made with some kind of extraordinary lime juice. The sauces they give you to sample are FUN! This is a FUN place to eat and they are open on Sunday evenings! Thank... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 828 E Speedway Blvd, Tucson, AZ 85719-4438
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson>  > West University
  • Neighbourhood: West University
  • Phone Number: +1 520-777-8134

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