El Charro Cafe

El Charro Cafe, 311 N. Court Ave., is on the list of more than 50 “generational” Mexican restaurants that reflect Tucson culture.

Val Canez / Tucson Citizen 2006

A website specializing in all things Arizona has taken on the monumental task of ranking the state's best Mexican restaurants, and two Tucson spots found themselves on the list.

El Charro, a Tucson classic, earned high praise from the writer, who said that even though the restaurant is nearly 100 years-old, it's "handcrafted recipes still feel fresh" with "practically every Mexican entrée" on the menu.

Anothe, Tucson-based El Guero Canelo, is up next and also receives high praise.

"This Tucson staple is known for serving authentic tacos, burritos, tortas, and caramelos," the article says, followed by a mention of El Guero's role in the creation of the Sonoran Dog.

Check out the list here.