With your kitchen's pots and pans inhabited by the evil spirits of dead pots and pans, cooking at home has become both time-consuming and spooky. Get quality cuisine without interference from crazed kitchenware with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of healthy bistro fare and drinks at Delectables Restaurant & Catering, located just north of Sixth Street on the west side of Fourth Avenue.
Serving Tucson for more than 35 years, Delectables delights diners with simple, elegantly presented dishes handcrafted fresh in a warm, community-oriented atmosphere. A multifarious trove of tastes adorns the lunch menu, which includes sandwiches, burgers, and pastas, as well as a portion devoted to salads and lighter fare. The house salad is built on a firm, edible foundation of feta, Greek olives, tomatoes, cucumbers, carrots, and pepperoncinis ($7) and is spackled with your choice of dressing. Nosh the pasta puttanesca ($10 regular, $8 small) alongside a succulent cup of soup ($2 extra) on Delectable's dog-friendly patio to attend your poodle's noodle, or sample the savory chicken and spinach enchiladas ($10) to impress a homesick chihuahua.
Nearly all of Delectables’ delightful décor and furnishings have been repurposed from external sources, often from local establishments or with the aid of a local artist or craftsman. Once the home of a Harley-Davidson showroom, Delectables' neighborhood vibe reverberates with live local music on Friday and Saturday evenings and Evel Knievel séances upon appointment.
This Groupon is valid for dine-in only and may not be used for catering orders or other offers and specials, such as Wacky Wednesday.
Delectables Restaurant & Catering's chef and proprietor was featured in the Tucson Citizen, and the restaurant was named by the staff of the Tucson Weekly as the Best Place to Feed a Mixed Group of omnivores and vegetarians. Nineteen Yelpers give it an average of four stars, TripAdvisors give it an average of four owl-eyes, and 78% of Urbanspooners like it:
- Besides great and friendly atmosphere, Delectable's is one of the few places in town that has a long enough menu of great chow to satisfy both [omnivores and vegetarians], from steak to hummus. – Tucson Weekly
- The food is excellent---fresh, healthy, tasty---and the service is friendly and efficient. A great place to meet friends and colleagues for lunch or to take a book and enjoy some time by yourself. – GradysFriend, TripAdvisor
- Prized for its artistic presentations and ingenious combinations, Delectables consistently delivers tantalizing meals accompanied by innovative pairings of select wines, handcrafted beers and locally made deserts [sic]. – swnavigator, TripAdvisor
Delectables Restaurant & Catering
Donna DiFiore's metaphorical journey into the restaurant business began with an actual journey. When her friend Elissa told her she was going on a road trip across the country from her hometown in chilly Massachusetts, Donna agreed to join—unaware that she was about discover her life's calling and a new home.
When the women stopped in Tucson, Donna didn't want to leave. As she explained to reporters from Tucson Weekly, "I arrived here—it was Halloween Eve in '76—and everybody was wearing shorts, and it was just gorgeous." Donna took a job at a local eatery, working the floor, serving customers, and eventually rising to the head of the restaurant.
Thirty-eight years later, Donna continues to captain Delectables, which has become a bit of an iconic gathering spot for old and young alike. Returning visitors linger over glasses of wine at the rustic wooden bar, reminiscing over the crème brûlée and live jazz they enjoyed from that very same spot years ago. University students bask beneath the lush foliage of the outdoor patio, awaiting meals of Mexican enchiladas, Italian pastas, and French bistro specialties. Chefs bustle about the kitchen seven days a week, beginning each day by whipping up hearty egg breakfasts before moving onto internationally inspired lunches and dinners. Late in the night on Friday and Saturday, they simmer up an after-dark menu of eclectic nibbles and entrees.
The restaurant is housed in a historical, renovated Harley-Davidson showroom and abounds with unusual knickknacks and antiques, from a cash register from an old hotel in Santa Cruz to a walk-in refrigerator from 1898. Many of the wares and coffee mugs were created by local artists, and the mesquite planks that serve as plates were carved by local craftsmen. The airy space plays hosts to special events throughout the week, including live music from local artists, poetry slams with local poets, and boxing matches between local librarians.
533 N 4th Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85705-8479Get Directions