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Lerua's Fine Mexican Food

2005 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ - (520) 624-0322
Lerua's has been serving Mexican food in Tucson since 1922. It is a small place, favored by locals for traditional Sonoran dishes as well as the Tucson specialty, topopo salad; but it is best known for its green corn tamales.
100% Approval Rating (2 votes)

Scorecard

4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Green Corn Tamale
Topopo Salad

Highlighted Reviews

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Michael Stern - Photos (6)
Roadfood.com Editor
"Lerua's Fine Mexican Food, which is neck-and-neck with El Charro to claim the title of Tucson's oldest restaurant (it started in 1922), used to bring out a free-standing sandwich board in late summer to announce that green corn tamales were on the menu. The board ..."   [Read More]

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Map & Web Site

2005 E. Broadway Blvd., Tucson, AZ
(520) 624-0322

Hours & Policies

Seasons:Open Year Round
Meals Served:Lunch, Dinner
Operational Hours:Always Call Ahead!
Credit Cards Accepted:Yes
Alcohol Served:Yes
Outdoor Seating:No
Reservations Accepted:No
Delivery Available:No
Takeout Counters:Yes
Green corn tamales get their name because they traditionally are wrapped in fresh corn husks rather than dried. One such tamale and a beef taco make a nice, low-cost meal at Lerua's.
"Green corn tamales get their name because they traditionally are wrapped in fresh corn husks rather than dried. One such tamale and a beef taco make a nice, low-cost meal at Lerua's."
Michael Stern





With the husk peeled back, I excavated into the moist corn masa to reveal the green chile and cheese laced through it.
"With the husk peeled back, I excavated into the moist corn masa to reveal the green chile and cheese laced through it."
Michael Stern


The salsa that comes with chips is a celebration of chile flavor: not too hot, but intensely verdant.
"The salsa that comes with chips is a celebration of chile flavor: not too hot, but intensely verdant."
Michael Stern


It's obscured by all the trimmings, but there is plenty of beef in this carne seca taco, and its flavor is walloping.
"It's obscured by all the trimmings, but there is plenty of beef in this carne seca taco, and its flavor is walloping."
Michael Stern


This is one jumbo chile relleno -- so filled and so smothered that the chile itself is hard to taste.
"This is one jumbo chile relleno -- so filled and so smothered that the chile itself is hard to taste."
Michael Stern


Lerua's has been a Tucson fixture since the early days of Arizona statehood.
"Lerua's has been a Tucson fixture since the early days of Arizona statehood."
Michael Stern



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