Sahuaro Cafe opens at 6 a.m., which is prime time for these lovely breakfast tacos. Take a seat at one of the booths lining the long sidewall, and let Janice take care of the rest. She'll fix you up with a steaming plate of scrambled eggs on two flour tortillas, with melted yellow cheese on top.
This is diner food through and through. It's more Southwest than Sonoran, and despite the fact that the little eggy curds are stained red with chile, it's not particularly spicy. But it does taste good with a cup of coffee and a morning paper. And sometimes, that's all you need.
Weird fact: Some people might quibble with the spelling of "sahuaro" with an h. So I did a little research about it and found out that the "g" actually arrived with the Spanish. The other spelling "sahuaro" may have come from a native O'odham word, according the book "O Brave New Words! Native American Loanwords in Current English" by Charles L. Cutler. Either way, lots of places are spelled with the "h," like Sahuaro High School ...
Location: 12142 N. Rancho Vistoso Blvd #120, Oro Valley
Hours: 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. seven days a week
Payment: accepts debit and credit cards