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Published on November 05, 2019
Tucson's 5 top meat shops (that won't break the bank)Sausage Shop Meat Market and Deli | Photo: Mark A./Yelp

Wondering where to find the best meat shops near you?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable meat shops in Tucson, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to fulfill your urges.

1. Sausage Shop Meat Market And Deli

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Topping the list is Sausage Shop Meat Market and Deli. Located at 1015 W. Prince Road, Suite 141, the deli and meat shop, which offers sandwiches and more, is the highest-rated cheap meat shop in Tucson, boasting 4.5 stars out of 177 reviews on Yelp. 

Yelper Mister R., who reviewed Sausage Shop Meat Market and Deli on June 29, wrote, "...We need more delis like Sausage Shop Meat Market. They also smoke there own meats and cheeses and have many types or sausage and good cuts of beef as well."

Yelper Riley C. wrote, "Housemade sausage and house-smoked meats and cheeses. Friendly service and great smells."

2. Carniceria Los Vaqueros

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Next up is Corbett's Carniceria los Vaqueros, situated at 2023 S. Craycroft Road. With 4.5 stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp, the grocery store, meat shop and Mexican spot has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for an affordable option. 

Yelper Roland W., who reviewed Carniceria los Vaqueros in March 2018, wrote, "...All of the meats were well marinated and had a delightful smoky taste."

Christie N. noted, "...Lots of meat, great flavor and decent price."

3. Dickman's Meat & Deli

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Dickman's Meat & Deli, located at 7955 E. Broadway, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the inexpensive meat shop and deli four stars out of 134 reviews. 

Yelper Dennis C., who reviewed Dickman's Meat & Deli on Oct. 18, wrote, "Outstanding store, especially with regard to the unusual and excellent sausages."

Paige S. noted, "...This is a very quaint, traditional-style meat market. They have numerous freezers full of more exotic meats (exotic for the American tastebud) that allows you to play with new recipes and new flavors.  What is inside the meat counter — i.e. what they cut fresh — is a nice selection for Tucson. "

4. Carniceria El Novillo

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Carniceria El Novillo, a grocery store and meat shop in Dietz, is another much-loved, budget-friendly go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 30 Yelp reviews. Head over to 7885 E. Golf Links Road to see for yourself.

Yelper Teresa L. wrote, "...Tiny little meat market. Meat is fresh, can be pre-marinated, and is at a fair price. The staff is so friendly and they have good recommendations for the type and cut of meat based on what you are trying to cook. They also sell cheeses, some vegetables, spices, and a random assortment of cooking needs."

Kirsten D. noted, "This place is legit for great Mexican marinated meats, fresh salsas and other goodies specific to Mexico."

5. El Herradero Carniceria y Panaderia

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Over in San Gabriel, check out El Herradero Carniceria y Panaderia, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 26 reviews on Yelp. Dig in at the meat shop and bakery by heading over to 4211 E. 22nd St. 

Yelper Linda T., who reviewed El Herradero Carniceria y Panaderia in May 2018, wrote, "...The meat department was exceptional, the meat offerings extensive, the meat fresh and well trimmed. Competitive pricing."

Yelper Jon D. wrote, "Top notch carniceria and panaderia... [We bought] some skirt steak for the grill. They have an excellent marinade they can add. The meat was tender and flavorful."

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