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Ironwood Terraces

2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
+1 520-883-5705
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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“lunch” (14 reviews)
“wraps” (5 reviews)
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American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
€€ - €€€
2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A perfect place to take a lunch break while visiting the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum. Different stations offer a variety of food items at reasonable prices. Great location for a family with kids because there's something for everyone to eat. I agree with other reviewers...More

Thank AZfreebirds
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Hello AZfreebirds! That you so much for taking your time to write this wonderful review! We hope to see you back again soon!

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Reviewed 1 January 2017

The food here, which is inside the Desert Museum, is very good. Just because you are trapped inside the Museum, one is not ripped off by high prices for lousy food. The burgers are large and tasty, the tacos are large and very tasty as...More

Thank Chucker00
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu had a good amount of choices. The prices were extrmely reasonable and not a tourist trap. Clean dining area with comfortable tables and chairs.A nice place to rest and cool off.

Thank SharonLDRN
Management response:Responded 2 weeks ago

Thank you SharonLDRN for your wonderful review! We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Classy food might be a little more expensive than cheaper fast foods at some attractions, but the price is still fair, the variety is great, and you won't feel as though you got "ripped off" for being in a captive attraction like a zoo or...More

Thank Linda M
Management response:Responded 4 weeks ago

Hello Linda, Thank you so much for taking time to write this review. We are glad you enjoyed your meal at Ironwood Terraces. We do our best to satisfy our costumer's needs with variety of our menu. We hope to see you back soon!

Reviewed 10 April 2017

The burgers are good, and they have tamales and other Mexican food. Lots of place to sit, but sometimes the lines to get food can get long, especially after 12pm.

Thank IndyGoldie60
Management response:Responded 12 April 2017

Hello IndyGoldie60 Thank you for your review. We are very glad you had such pleasant experience at Ironwood Terraces. Please come back soon to check out our full service restaurant "Ocotillo Cafe" as well!

Reviewed 31 March 2017

Fresh, tasty food at good prices. My salad was satisfying and filling, but many of the customers were raving about the tamale plates. That is what I will try on my next visit.

Thank LMRah
Management response:Responded 6 April 2017

Hello LMRah! Thank you so much for your review! You should absolutely try our handmade gluten free tamale next time you are at the museum! Customers don't lie!

Reviewed 30 March 2017

I suppose it shouldn't be a surprise to get a good tamale in this region, but this is a fast-food tourist food court, so I didn't have high hopes. But the ones we had for lunch were excellent.

1  Thank richbham
Management response:Responded 6 April 2017

Hello Richbham! Thank you for taking time to post this review! We are so glad you liked our tamales! All of the tamales come from "The Tamale Store" in Phoenix, they are organic, handmade and gluten free! We hope you come back again soon!

Reviewed 22 March 2017

Trip Advisor makes us leave at least a one, but I can't rate the food as we did not eat here. While visiting the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum we wanted to get some lunch. We stood in a very confusing line for 30 minutes, got close...More

1  Thank Rose H
Management response:Responded 17 April 2017

Hello Rose H, Thank you for your review. We are very sorry you had an unpleasant experience and had to wait for so long. We will address this issue right away. We hope for you to come back and try out our other location, full...More

Reviewed 22 March 2017

I was saddened by the lack of prickly pear on the menu (but maybe I missed it?) If you’re visiting the museum, the food is better than ok and relatively well priced. The ordering situation at the taco station was confusing but eventually it all...More

Thank prestoninaj
Management response:Responded 23 March 2017

Hello Prestoninaj Thank you so much for your review! We are glad that your overall experience was pleasant! Next time you are at the museum make sure to try our prickly pear iced tea and prickly pear chicken breast sandwich!

Reviewed 11 March 2017

Conveniently located in the desert museum, there are two service areas. One provides hamburger-type food, while the other serves Mexican-style food. Both were very good. Typically for this type of place, rather pricey. Also, when the park is full, be prepared to wait to be...More

Thank PANeddie
Management response:Responded 15 March 2017

Hello PANeddie! Thank you for taking time to post this review, we are very pleased that you had a good experience here in Ironwood Terraces. Please come back soon and try our other location- Ocotillo Cafe!

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Average prices
US$5 - US$5
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2021 N Kinney Rd, Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 85743-9719
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-883-5705
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