by B & B from Sahuarita on
This place is under new management and is now a great place to visit. The owner and his wife are very friendly and make you feel right at home. The Mexican menue is typical, but the quality of the food is way above average. The pozole, which is available only a couple of days a week can't be surpassed. It has to be the best in the Tucson area and if you are lucky enough to be there when they have it, you're in for a real treat. The chef really knows how to cook terrific Mexican food that is fresh and delicious. The second time we went we had the enchaladas and the tamales and we were not the least bit disappointed. Everything was moist and flavorful and could'nt have been better. If you happen to be driving south on Nogales Highway, don't pass up the opportunity to enjoy this great family run bar and grill, or better yet, set it as your destination and plan a trip to eat there as soon as you can. I don't think you'll be disappointed.
by Sarah E. on
Everyone has already reviewed the Local except for me, so here goes... The Local is kind of like that old friend from college or high school that you probably woudn't hang out with if you met them now because you just don't have that much in common. However, since you met them at a young age, you are still good buddies. My main complaints about the Local are too many hipsters and too much cigarette smoke. On the other hand, I did used to be a smoker and I respect the right of bars, clubs and even restaurants to allow smoking on their premises. Despite my preference for smoke-free environments, I actually HATE our smoking laws because I think they are wrong. So I respect the Local's right to reek of smoke... I just don't prefer to go there anymore because the smell bugs me now that I've quit for several years. The beer selection at the Local is pretty darn good, as is the jukebox. I have been there for karaoke, which I'm not even sure if they still have... but it was a lot of fun. Despite my complaint about hipsters, the people here are generally pretty nice and laid back. The food is also surprisingly not-bad for bar food. There is a good selection of items, and most everything I've tried has been damn tasty. Hmmm, even after my backhanded compliments, talking about this place is kind of making me want to pay it another visit. So I am changing my rating from 3 stars to 4. Overall, it's a pretty solid place.
by Cedric F. on
i came here a few weeks ago for a birthday and i can honestly say i've been to better places. i think i expected too much from this place just by the looks of it. first of all, our names weren't even on the guestlist even though we had requested this way ahead of time. luckily, we knew someone that was throwing the party that night, so we were still able to get in. the selection of music could've been a lot better. i guess it was the dj that sucked that night. there are also a lot of dumb drunks here that don't know how to hold their liquor.
by Renea Prill on
This review is for the Jazz Club only, as we did not eat in the restaurant. 5 star experience from beginning to end. Their website is well designed and user friendly and buying tickets on line and picking seats was easy. We arrived around 7:30 for the 8:00 show and tickets were ready at will call when we arrived with no line and we were seated immediately. The facilities are spanking brand new and gorgeous; it really was a different world compared to being outside on Fillmore St. Cocktails ($10) were well made, ushers and servers were very professional, the performance and talent (Kenny Barron Trio) was top notch and the sound was great. The show started at 8 and ended at 9:30pm, but l was having such a good time, I felt that it went by too quick!! If I had to have one complaint, the 4 seats to a small table were a bit cozy, but the other 2 people at our table were very friendly and I enjoyed interacting with them...I probably would have enjoyed the seating set up better if I was with a date (as opposed to my mom). Next time... Know Before You Go: There's valet service in front of Yoshi', there's a 1 drink minimum purchase for each person, and also, sitting in the front row might seem ideal, but there's about 3 to 4 medium sized speakers installed at different spots along the edge of the stage, and I wouldn't want to sit by them the entire night. If you must be in the front, go with the 2nd row.