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Teresa's Mosaic Cafe

2456 North Silver Mosaic Drive, Tucson, AZ - (520) 624-4512
Posted By Jane S. on 3/22/2008 4:56:00 PM
I went to Teresa's Mosaic Cafe with my son one morning while waiting for my tire to be fixed. I ordered an egg and potato burrito, enchilada-style with avocado, one cup of coffee and one whole avocado to mash and feed to my son. The burrito was $7.50; $1.50 extra for avocado in the burrito.

There were two slivers of avocado with some overcooked (dark brown) egg and mushy potatoes inside the burrito. The coffee ($2) was weak and cheap-tasting. The meal did not come with any extras; just a burrito on a plate for $9.00. I was charged $4.00 for the whole avocado. The going grocery store rate for an avocado is $1.00. That's a 400% markup. The total was $16.00.

I spoke to the owner, who was sitting by the register when I paid. I told her that the avocado was for my baby, but she said "the price is right because I need to pay for my office, my desk; I have to charge you." Very rude, and low quality food. I won't return.

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"Teresa's version of Huevos Rancheros takes the top prize in our book!"
Chris & Amy Ayers





The best of all worlds--scrambled eggs, a cheese enchilada, a green corn tamale, and creamy refried beans.
"The best of all worlds--scrambled eggs, a cheese enchilada, a green corn tamale, and creamy refried beans."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Green corn tamales are moist and earthy, striped with chile peppers.
"Green corn tamales are moist and earthy, striped with chile peppers."
Michael Stern


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"Tucson claims to be the place where chimichangas were invented. Whether or not that is true, the city sure has some good ones, including these crisp mini-chimi appetizers, which you can get filled with shredded beef or chicken."
Michael Stern


We don't normally think of mole as part of a breakfast dish, but couldn't resist these enchiladas filled with scrambled eggs and covered with rich mole sauce and sesame seeds.  Excellent!
"We don't normally think of mole as part of a breakfast dish, but couldn't resist these enchiladas filled with scrambled eggs and covered with rich mole sauce and sesame seeds. Excellent! "
Cliff Strutz


An Oaxacan treat, smoked pasilla peppers are kept in a big jar at the back of the dining room. They arrive in their perfumy liquid, and will add a rich rich, leathery flavor to whatever they touch.
"An Oaxacan treat, smoked pasilla peppers are kept in a big jar at the back of the dining room. They arrive in their perfumy liquid, and will add a rich rich, leathery flavor to whatever they touch."
Michael Stern


Fresh from the griddle, these homemade flour tortillas are among the best we've had!
"Fresh from the griddle, these homemade flour tortillas are among the best we've had!"
Chris & Amy Ayers


We fell into a trance watching hundreds of tortillas being made right before our eyes!
"We fell into a trance watching hundreds of tortillas being made right before our eyes! "
Chris & Amy Ayers


When I asked the waitress for a suggestion, she recommended the machaca de tres chiles con huevo. This excellent dish features shredded beef, green chiles, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and poblano chiles, mixed into scrambled eggs.
"When I asked the waitress for a suggestion, she recommended the machaca de tres chiles con huevo. This excellent dish features shredded beef, green chiles, onions, tomatoes, bell peppers, and poblano chiles, mixed into scrambled eggs."
Cliff Strutz


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"Best known as a hangover cure and usually only served on weekends, Teresa'a has menudo available everyday!"
Cliff Strutz


At Teresa's, homemade lemonade and horchata are served from large glass barrels.
"At Teresa's, homemade lemonade and horchata are served from large glass barrels."
Chris & Amy Ayers


Homemade corn tortillas are the perfect way to sop up any remaining sauces.
"Homemade corn tortillas are the perfect way to sop up any remaining sauces."
Chris & Amy Ayers


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"Teresa's dense guacamole is fine to scoop up with regular tortilla chips, even better when gathered with Sonoran cheese crisps."
Michael Stern


Each table has a unique mosaic underneath glass.
"Each table has a unique mosaic underneath glass."
Cliff Strutz


The mosaic theme is everwhere at Teresa's, including on this back bar behind which the tortillas are made.
"The mosaic theme is everwhere at Teresa's, including on this back bar behind which the tortillas are made."
Michael Stern


It's not my habit to take pictures of urinals, but I couldn't resist reporting on this one in Teresa's men's room. I have never seen one placed so low on the wall.
"It's not my habit to take pictures of urinals, but I couldn't resist reporting on this one in Teresa's men's room. I have never seen one placed so low on the wall."
Michael Stern


Although artfully done, it is easy to miss this small sign for Teresa's Mosaic Cafe!
"Although artfully done, it is easy to miss this small sign for Teresa's Mosaic Cafe!"
Chris & Amy Ayers


Hidden behind a McDonald's, Teresa's unassuming storefront cannot prepare you for the spectacular food within!
"Hidden behind a McDonald's, Teresa's unassuming storefront cannot prepare you for the spectacular food within!"
Chris & Amy Ayers


Despite the GPS taking us to the right address, Teresa's is a bit tricky to access. Even this sign is hard to see unless you are looking for it.
"Despite the GPS taking us to the right address, Teresa's is a bit tricky to access. Even this sign is hard to see unless you are looking for it."
Michael Stern



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