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Pico de Gallo

2618 S. 6th Ave., South Tucson, AZ - (520) 623-8775
Posted By Jim Pfefferle on 12/19/2010 10:31:00 AM
The beverages and Pico de Gallo alone were worth the trip. The tacos were just as fantastic, served on fresh tortillas nearly a quarter inch thick. A great Roadfood stop.

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4 - Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
Overall: One of the Best - Worth a Trip
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Carne asada is moist, intensely beefy, and the perfect thing to pack inside soft warm corn tortillas along with all the other requisite taco ingredients.
"Carne asada is moist, intensely beefy, and the perfect thing to pack inside soft warm corn tortillas along with all the other requisite taco ingredients."
Michael Stern





Pico de gallo, offered by many of South Tucson's Mexican restaurants, is at its best here. It is one of the most refreshing dishes a tongue can know, especially on a day when the temperature goes above 100.
"Pico de gallo, offered by many of South Tucson's Mexican restaurants, is at its best here. It is one of the most refreshing dishes a tongue can know, especially on a day when the temperature goes above 100."
Michael Stern


Note the uneven edge on the soft corn tortilla that wraps this taco. It's hand made and fresh-cooked to fill your order.
"Note the uneven edge on the soft corn tortilla that wraps this taco. It's hand made and fresh-cooked to fill your order."
Michael Stern


Although they first came from Baja into the U.S. in San Diego, fish tacos have become popular in Mexican restaurants throughout the country. Pico de Gallo makes them in the classic configuration, and the tender corn tortillas are a perfect wrap.
"Although they first came from Baja into the U.S. in San Diego, fish tacos have become popular in Mexican restaurants throughout the country. Pico de Gallo makes them in the classic configuration, and the tender corn tortillas are a perfect wrap."
Michael Stern


It's called a corn <U>cocktail</U>, and you can drink it, but a spoon is needed to gather up the corn kernels and drifts of cheese in this extreme comfort food.
"It's called a corn cocktail, and you can drink it, but a spoon is needed to gather up the corn kernels and drifts of cheese in this extreme comfort food."
Michael Stern


The plump beef tamale, still wrapped in it's thick husk.  We loved those pickled carrots and onions that come on the side.
"The plump beef tamale, still wrapped in it's thick husk. We loved those pickled carrots and onions that come on the side."
Cliff Strutz


Pico de Gallo's horchata is rich and creamy, but not thick. The cinnamon sprinkled on top is coarse-ground, adding texture as well as taste.
"Pico de Gallo's horchata is rich and creamy, but not thick. The cinnamon sprinkled on top is coarse-ground, adding texture as well as taste."
Michael Stern


Our favorite Mexican restaurant in South Tucson, maybe our favorite anywhere.
"Our favorite Mexican restaurant in South Tucson, maybe our favorite anywhere."
Michael Stern


Tucson is renowned for its broad tortillas, one of the best uses for which is a quesadilla. This one has been cooked crisp on a buttery grill and is filled with molten cheese.
"Tucson is renowned for its broad tortillas, one of the best uses for which is a quesadilla. This one has been cooked crisp on a buttery grill and is filled with molten cheese."
Michael Stern


This big burrito is filled with birria, which is chile-infused beef. It's also got avocado and cheese packed in.
"This big burrito is filled with birria, which is chile-infused beef. It's also got avocado and cheese packed in."
Michael Stern


Across the small parking lot from Pico de Gallo is this source of sweet treats for dessert.
"Across the small parking lot from Pico de Gallo is this source of sweet treats for dessert."
Michael Stern


Pico de Gallo has grown over the years, but it remains a humble corner restaurant, and one of the culinary lights of South Tucson.
"Pico de Gallo has grown over the years, but it remains a humble corner restaurant, and one of the culinary lights of South Tucson."
Michael Stern


In the room at the back of Paleteria Diana, shaved Ice is packed into a cup, then topped with your choice of fruit and syrup. This one is banana. Other choices include pineapple, coconut, lime, strawberry, watermelon, mango, tamarind, chocolate, peach, and a few other fruits whose names we cannot translate!
"In the room at the back of Paleteria Diana, shaved Ice is packed into a cup, then topped with your choice of fruit and syrup. This one is banana. Other choices include pineapple, coconut, lime, strawberry, watermelon, mango, tamarind, chocolate, peach, and a few other fruits whose names we cannot translate!"
Michael Stern


This part of Pico de Gallo used to be a porch. It has been enclosed now for all-weather meals. No tablecloths, minimal decor, and a dining-room garbage can (in the background) for tossing your own refuse: our kind of place!
"This part of Pico de Gallo used to be a porch. It has been enclosed now for all-weather meals. No tablecloths, minimal decor, and a dining-room garbage can (in the background) for tossing your own refuse: our kind of place!"
Michael Stern


The counter where you place and receive your order is decorated with a lively chicken. The last time we had lunch at Pico de Gallo, the table next to ours was occupied by a half dozen Tucson policeman talking shop.
"The counter where you place and receive your order is decorated with a lively chicken. The last time we had lunch at Pico de Gallo, the table next to ours was occupied by a half dozen Tucson policeman talking shop."
Michael Stern



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