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Cafe Desta

) #119 of 1,552 Restaurants in Tucson €€ - €€€ African, Ethiopian, Cafe
758 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-2623
+1 520-370-7000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good34%
  • Average0%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
African, Ethiopian, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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€€ - €€€
DETAILS
758 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-2623
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food in pleasant surroundings. Highly recommended. My kids took me there for Mother's Day. One child is vegan; The other a meat eater. Each of us were able to select dishes to our liking. On the back of the menu is a clear explanation...More

Thank Janice S
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food! Different and very home made style of ethiopian and african food. It's a must do. The service was also really nice and attentions, even the music inside was traditional from Africa, Etiopia. There's fresh fruit juice, mango it's delicious. Teas and coffees... so...More

Thank Júlia T
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A modest looking restaurant in a modest neighborhood but the food-- worth braving the weather elements for! My wife and I came here for dinner after a good hike in Saguaro National Park. I started with a red lentil soup which was very nice. We...More

Thank The_US_Goose
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We had the combination for two, and very much enjoyed experiencing some different food flavors. Everything we had was good, the service was pleasant and efficient. We didn't have any trouble with parking, but we went on a weeknight. I think on a more popular...More

Thank Erin S
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Cafe Desta is an easy walk from the Jewish History Museum and our lunch was delicious and filling. Wiith our helpful server we navigated the menu, deciding between spicy and savory; vegan and meaty. We had a delicious vegetable soup and chose to add lamb...More

Thank RJB5253
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Looking for a restaurant that had more vegetarian selections than salad, we found Cafe Desta and their Ethiopian flavored menu items. A friendly greeting in a clean comfortable dining area, we placed our order and enjoyed some conversation with the server regarding the composition of...More

Thank DesertBoomers
Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

It had been a year or more since my partner and i had dined here. Not surprising it was excellent as we remembered. We shared the five item "sampler" and a piece of mango coconut pie. Our drinks were an Ethiopian version of masala tea...More

Thank George F
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We ate here with family. We called ahead and they had a table for 6 ready for us. Our children eat here a lot and we were anxious to try it. We've only eaten at one other Ethiopian restaurant. Food is served on a platter...More

1  Thank DbacksFn
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Saw this Ethiopian restaurant written up in a healthy eats magazine I picked up a tucson airport. A little gem. I could eat there for several days and still not try all of the vegetarian and vegan options. I had a delicious red lentil dish...More

Thank ellynr2015
Reviewed 27 September 2016 via mobile

This cafe is so small and unnoticeable, you'll miss it if you blink. It's not near any major attractions either, so it's quite a gem. My party got "The Works," which is a sampling of ALL their dishes. It was enough to feed 4 adults...More

1  Thank Kelly L
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 758 S Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701-2623
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-370-7000