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Returning to Tucson for 4 days after 20 years

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Returning to Tucson for 4 days after 20 years

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aletnes | | May 29, 2013 01:33 PM

My family is from Tuscon way back in the day. My mothers family moved there in the 50's, my dad in the 70's, and my brother and I were both born there. So we know Tucson. Now, however, we are going back to visit my grandmother and staying at the Omni National Resort, and its in a part of town that wasn't town when we lived there! Casa Adobes / Oro Valley / Marana area.

I need help! We are now a pretty urban crew, my parents live in Europe, I live in DC, and my brother, well he is in Phoenix but you can't win them all. We do love our crappy greasy Mexican food (Molinas is a family favorite and I see there is El Molinito near to the hotel), but I would also love to introduce them all to the newer, fresher, style of Mexican cuisine. We used to love going to Pinnacle Peak or El Corral for steak -- are there any old style steakhouses that way or are they all chain / upscale?

I also have a 4 month old daughter, so nothing too fancy, she will be coming with us everywhere.

We arrive Wednesday midday and leave Sunday midday. Looking for 2 nice dinners and some quick and easy lunch spots.

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