Tucson Burritos

Tania's Tucson

After a few days out in the woods, it’s inevitable that the “What are we going to eat when we get back to civilization?” conversation is going to make its way to the campfire. We all have our favorites, and around these parts, it usually involves something Mexican. So it’s no surprise that on our recent excursion to the southwest, we were more than excited to taste some local fare. Perhaps it’s cheating to mention Tania’s 33 in this conversation as we actually ate here before departing to the Organ Pipes, but I can’t help but think that Tucson, AZ will be an apr├Ęs-camp destination for some of you in the months to come.

I don’t believe we’ve ever plugged a restaurant here on Cold Splinters before, so I’m happy that Tania’s is our first. There are all sorts of burritos out there in the world (Papalote after a long afternoon hike in Point Reyes is a fine choice) but the stupidly-good homemade flour tortillas (they’re vegan) and range of filling options (for those of you who don’t eat meat, their homemade soyrizo is, well, also stupidly-good) to satisfy any hungry hiker. And the owner, Rudy, who is pictured above, is just about the nicest guy in the world. It’s impossible to get him to shutup, so don’t ask too many questions about the impossible-to-read menu. Just go with it. Best pre/post camping meal I ever done had. Thanks to our host, Eric from MOCS1986, for the recommendation.

I’m sure you all have favorites, so hit me in the comments.


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4 Responses to Tucson Burritos

  1. Caitlin January 29, 2013 at 11:41 pm #

    I spend a lot of time in Capitol Reef National Park and my go to is Hell’s Backbone Grill in the tiny town of Boulder, Utah. It’s conveniently located where the Burr Trail Road (that leads into Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument) and Highway 12 intersect. HBG is great for an awesome pre-excursion breakfast of eggs from their organic farm, or avocado soup and cowgirl meatloaf after a day in the backcountry. I fantasize about their food even when I’m home… http://hellsbackbonegrill.com/

  2. Rick O. January 30, 2013 at 7:38 pm #

    There’s a lil taco truck tucked away in the back roads of the Oregon Coast that handmakes tortillas and all the sauces. I can usually be found there after every surf venture.

  3. BillW January 31, 2013 at 10:50 am #

    Thanks for reminding us how much meat you don’t eat. We really appreciate you taking the moral burden off us carnivores. Now to turn my leftover breakfast steak into lunch steak!

  4. 18milesperhour March 5, 2013 at 4:01 pm #

    Ah Tucson. I know thee well. Lots of good…no, great Mexican there – all with those fresh, soft tortillas. I hope you got one stuffed with carne secs – a local specialty you won’t find anywhere else. The best, post-camping / cycling / hiking / running / whatever meal in history. It’s the entree on my “last meal” list.

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