Visiting El Presidio, or just looking to better appreciate what it has to offer? Get to know this Tucson neighborhood by browsing its most popular local businesses, from a pub to a plant nursery.
Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top places to visit in El Presidio, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of neighborhood businesses. Read on for the results.
1. La Cocina
Topping the list is bar and traditional American spot La Cocina. Located at 201 N. Court Ave., it's the highest-rated business in the neighborhood, boasting 4.5 stars out of 391 reviews on Yelp. La Cocina offers al fresco dining and live music, as well as a menu that features everything from burritos to meatloaf.
2. Cafe A La Cart
Next up is New American and breakfast and brunch spot Cafe A La Cart, offering coffee, tea and more, situated at 150 N. Main Ave., in the Tucson Museum of Art. With 4.5 stars out of 288 reviews on Yelp, it's proved to be a local favorite. According to its website, Cafe A La Cart is "a unique space with a Monet-inspired garden patio" that features pastries baked by an in-house pastry chef.
3. Eco Gro
Plant nursery Eco Gro, which offers flowers, gifts and more, is another top choice. Yelpers give the business, located at 657 W. St. Mary's Road, five stars out of 51 reviews. According to its website, Eco Gro offers resources that give its patrons "the tools and knowledge to achieve their goals of growing healthy food, minimizing environmental impacts, enjoying healthy plants and experiencing the pride of achievement."
4. Tucson Food Truck Roundup
Tucson Food Truck Roundup, a collection of food trucks, is another much-loved neighborhood go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 33 Yelp reviews. Head over to 101 W. Sixth St. to see for yourself and indulge in Korean tacos, barbecue pork, kimchi and more.
5. The Dusty Monk
Check out The Dusty Monk, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 30 reviews on Yelp. You can find the pub, beer garden and piano bar at 201 N. Court Ave. The venue offers a rotating selection of local beers and has a dog-friendly patio.