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Amelia's Mexican Kitchen, Tucson, AZ

Amelia's Mexican Kitchen

4.7
4.7
81 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
AWARD WINNER OF THE BEST QUESABIRRIA TACO 2023. BEST SALSAS WINNER 2023 *2 LOCATIONS IN TUCSON VISIT US ON* 5851 N ORACLE RD TUCSON AZ ., street tacos, minichimis, chimichangas, burros, chile relleno, tamales beer micheladas margaritas, wine.
HAPPY HOUR EVERY DAY 2PM-5PM

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 07:00–08:30 Fri, Sat 07:00–09:00 Sun 08:00–20:00
  • Phone number
    (520) 350-7406
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Jose Contreras
  • Catering
    Catering Available. ameliasfood.com
  • Area
    East Tucson
  • Cross Street
    5553 e Grant rd,.. East of Craycroft, Across from CHUZE Fitness Center
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 81 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Best Food

  • Tucson

    Best Value

  • Tucson

    Great for brunch

  • Tucson

    Best Food

  • Tucson

    Best Value

  • Tucson

    Great for brunch

81 Reviews
  1. Elana

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We are lucky that Amelia's is only 10 minutes away from our home. The food is consistently above average, and the only time the small size is a tad awkward is when people are lined up out the door for takeout. We brought our NYC foodie visitors there a few days ago. They loved their food, shrimp ceviche, chiles rellenos, guacamole. My husband always enjoys his burrito, a different one each time. Beer drinkers and margarita drinkers content. Foodies so happy. A nice evening all around.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Late lunch on Valentine’s Day, wasn’t overly crowded, David, our server was super friendly. He made a mistake on our order but compensated us w/a dessert which was very nice. Chorizo was phenomenal w/the yellow chili salsa. A smoker nearby cut our table time short which was super rude & annoying, but overall, great food, & will go again.

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  3. SallyF

    Minneapolis

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service. Tacos were amazing. So was the burrito. Best food we’ve had and the ambience is perfect.

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  4. Cindy

    Kansas City

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    A bit crowded but it was late on a Friday night, they got us in with our reservation maybe 10 minutes later. Servers were hustling, but got us our order quick after a short stint. Food, margaritas were awesome! This Midwest couple highly recommends! 🙌🏜

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Will definitely go back. I want to try the breakfast.

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  6. QuirkyBlackMan

    Philadelphia

    222 reviews

    5.0

    222 reviews

    Dined on 7 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Some of the best Mexican food in town. It is very popular for eating in or taking out. A must visit each time we're in town. Haven't tried the other new location, but there's no doubt we'll be visiting both first chance we get. The Cerviche and the Chimichangas are always a favorite, but everything we've ever had was superb. The breakfast burrito is also spectacular 👌.

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  7. MichiganVisitor

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Knew it would be good when so many local Phoenicians were waiting for a handful of tables at this spot. Worth the short wait for the authentic flavors and fun atmosphere!

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  8. SteveD

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amelia’s was a delightful new restaurant. The food was fantastic and service also.

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  9. SherriG

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were visiting Tucson for the gem show and found this place. Food was amazing and the people that worked there were wonderful.

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  10. JulieR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a gem! We were sat within 5 minutes of our reservation time, the staff was really friendly and the food was delicious. Definitely going back!

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  11. Moonbeam

    Atlanta Metro

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 31 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We made reservations because this is a small restaurant. Even though the service was great, the food took an exorbitant amount of time to arrive. There were a bunch of take out orders coming out of the kitchen maybe prioritize those orders that have people in the dining room waiting.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 29 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Birra tacos were great! Loved the horchata! Spicy salsa was packed with flavor.

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  13. MarkK

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I visited Amelia's when we were in Tucson earlier this week. The food was delicious, and our server, Rolando, was outstanding! He made some excellent suggestions, and you could feel the pride he exhibited when he discussed the menu and the cultural origins of the food and the restaurant. We will be back the next time we are in town!

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  14. emilyb

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    BEST BREAKFAST! And really nice waiter. Everything on the menu looked amazing.

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  15. BuffyA

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Unfortunately, I think the small restaurant should not have reservations because I don’t think they do reservations well. The young waiter we had was amazing and very accommodating. He knew we were initially frustrated because of the reservation process. We will be returning because the food is amazing.

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  16. MicheleS

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Presentation of food is pleasant. Birria is excellent. Small indoor dining area. Suggest getting reservations.

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  17. Tarot426

    Tucson

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Attentive servers. This is now on our list of go to restaurants. Sorry it took so long to discover but thanks to Tucson foodies, we did find it.

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  18. AnnC

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful, authentic Mexican food with right sizing on the portions.

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  19. Outstanding

    Phoenix

    104 reviews

    1.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We had a reservation on Open Table for 5 people, but when we showed up, NO table was available and we were told we would need to wait at least 30 minutes OUTSIDE in the cold. This was totally unacceptable, so we had to leave and find another restaurant. I have used Open Table hundreds of times, and this is the only time this has happened. If no tables are available, Amelia's Kitchen should NOT be accepting reservations, Period.

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  20. Adval

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 20 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Delicious food!!! Lovely presentation!!! We'll go back soon!!!

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  21. Elana

    Tucson

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our favorite family style Mexican restaurant. My chile relleno platter was excellent as were the various burritos enjoyed by the three others in our family. The fresh chips and two types of salsa were delicious and they kept them coming, Two of us had local beers and two had various margaritas. Portions were generous. Service was, as it can be here at dinner time, a bit spotty, but friendly and professional. The inside area holds about 30 people at tables and about 5 at the small bar. Noise level was quite ok for our three seniors. We had a great time, as always, at Amelia's.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eating at Amelia's was a delightful experience from the very helpful waitress to the clean and casual environment! Kudos to the fabulous food that is offered. Everything we ordered was delicious.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Antonio

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Small venue and challenging service when crowded, but excellent food!

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  24. Scottsdalediner

    Phoenix

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 4 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience for a large family get together!!! 

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  25. Docman

    Richmond

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not a high end Mexican restaurant. Small hole in the wall. Very nice. Food was average.

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  26. KevanB

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome little place, fantastic food, fulsome portions, great value. Absolutely our best meal in Tucson.

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  27. NathanH

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Award winning food, in a tiny nook of place. The employees are great and want to make sure you enjoy your food. Which is so delicious.

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  28. SusieG

    Southwest Florida

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Over the top amazing! Our waitress was divine too, but sadly I forgot her name. She made me the best ever Arnold Palmer. The food, omg I could eat here every day, no joke! 100 stars!!!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food . Friendly staff . Fast service . Definitely worth it.

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  30. RyanL

    Denver

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Best Mexican I've had in a long time! It was so good Friday; we went back on Saturday. The salsa is the best I've ever had, would love the recipe.

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  31. parallelparker

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed brunch with our niece and its a favorite. Remember to make a reservation as this is popular and there is limited seating. Try the Horchata!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time at Amelia’s and it was so delicious! My favorite was the quesabirria tacos!

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Eat here! Do make a reservation as it is a small place. Food was great! Server’s were friendly and attentive. Quesabirria was fantastic. We will be back

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  34. MatthewC

    Southwest Florida

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tiny place, fantastic food, terrific service. Will return.

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  35. harvissimo

    Cleveland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very small but charming place. Waiter opened the door to welcome us. He was also our server. Wife ordered chile rellenos which were the best she had ever tasted. I had a taste and agree. I ordered a burro,at the waiters suggestion. I do not like burros and did not care for this even tho the taste was ok. My mistake. Really bustling on a Tuesday night. Good and friendly service. We will come again.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very cool and comfortable vibe. The staff was friendly the food was excellent. I mean, eyes rolling back in your head excellent! The cocktails were also quite enjoyable, as well! Very nice experience.

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  37. LIlly9

    Tucson

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I pass by Amelia's often without knowing it was there! A small unique Mexican food restaurant whose food is presented well and tastes even better. My spinach tamales with rice and beans were really rich and were covered with a beautiful green sauce. Service was very slow, but it being such a small restaurant that was extremely busy, I do understand that the servers were stretched very thin and probably could use more help. The food was definitely worth waiting for. Hubs birria soup was rich with a generous amount of meat and was served with tortillas, cabbage and lime. He could not finish it, which tells you that portions are more than adequate. My server said they are always busy, so keep this in mind. Overall, the quality of this food rivals a famous local brand that we also frequent.

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  38. DavidP

    Tucson

    18 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 13 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    We tried based on reviews. The place is small with limited inside seating so reservations a must.The night we were there it was busy and it took a long time to be served. We ordered margaritas and they were made in kitchen not at the bar and tasted like they were diluted with club soda. I asked for another made fresh and it came again out of the kitchen but only after I had finished my meal. My wife ordered shrimp tacos but was served fish tacos which we sent back. I ordered tortilla soup as a starter and chili rellenos which were good but they came before my soup appetizer which I sent back to keep warm until my wife’s correct order arrived. Maybe it was an off night for the staff and the miscue affected my review. Based on the other comments and reviews we will give them a second chance and order one of the more traditional offerings and margaritas made with premium tequila.

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  39. FamilyfromPhilly

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Wow - what a great find. Easy to miss as located in a small strip center just east of Grant and Craycroft. Highlights of our meal were the shrimp ceviche app with chips and the chile rellenos with rice and beans. Excellent flavors and reasonably priced. Reservations and credit cards accepted. Service was efficient and we are looking forward to our next visit to try more options.

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    Shreveport

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing! Staff was very accommodating. A good go to when we are in town

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You can order delivery directly from Amelia's Mexican Kitchen using the Order Online button. Amelia's Mexican Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now, Postmates and Uber Eats. Amelia's Mexican Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 350-7406.

Amelia's Mexican Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 81 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Amelia's Mexican Kitchen

5553 E Grant Rd, Tucson, AZ 85712

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    5553 e Grant rd,.. East of Craycroft, Across from CHUZE Fitness Center
  • Area
    East Tucson
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu 07:00–08:30 Fri, Sat 07:00–09:00 Sun 08:00–20:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Mexican, Mexican / Southwestern, Contemporary Mexican
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jose Contreras
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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