About Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
The Canyon Cafe is the perfect spot to savor modern American cuisine with southwest soul. Soak in breathtaking views of the Catalina Mountains from both indoor and outdoor seating.
Join us every Sunday, when we feature our Blues, Brews & BBQ Brunch, voted #1 Tucson Brunch two years in a row by Tucson Guide. Traditional and not-so-traditional brunch fare including locally brewed beer and favorites from the grill. Enjoy live music from the Tucson Jazz Society. A hip and casual way to relax on a Sunday. $42.00 per person.
Chef Ken Harvey showcases his modern American cuisine with a southwest twist, while focusing on locally sourced ingredients.
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast: Daily: 7:00am - 11:00am,
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
N Kolb / Sunrise
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live Music every Sunday during Brunch, featuring Local Blues Artists.
Self Parking and Complimentary Valet available
Private Party Facilities:
For private events in one of our banquet rooms, please contact our Catering
Team. We can accommodate parties from 10-600 guests in size for
weddings, fundraisers, corporate meeting, or any special occasion.
Private Party Contact:
Audra Barrios: 5205297912x
Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Ratings and Reviews
Me and my wife had a very wonderful time ...
Me and my wife had a very wonderful time. The food was delicious, your servers were very tending to the customers . I will be returning for Fathers day. But this time with family! I bragged so much that my wife made the reservations. lol! Thank you!
Terrible holiday service
We have eaten brunch here several times on non-holidays. His was our first Mother's Day bring and we found the lack of service horrible. We ended up several times with empty glasses of mimosa and plates needing to be cleared. I think the wait staff not serving or table were trying to help or inattentive waiter out because they would help sporadically but we only saw our actual waiter twice. He would come out from the back, look around, then return to the abyss I saw him do this several times while we had empty glasses and were trying to find room for new plates. We also waited over 20 minutes to have our check picked up. Never again will I pay a premium on a holiday, the service just wasn't worth the visit.
H Great service, we were outside-harmoni ...
H Great service, we were outside-harmonica guy didn't need a mic, seafood bad, prime rib bad, desserts great. Been there many times but this was a bump in the road. They did have the reservation but s at a table that was too small for one person let alone two. Would not offer us a table for 4 even though there were several tables for 4 with 2 people. Ended up outside with seriously loud music and bad food.
Pretty awesome experience. I would come ...
Pretty awesome experience. I would come early though if you are a prime rib connoisseur. It wasn't as tender as advertised and my kids all faced me and said, "ours is better."
We have brunch here at least once a year
This is a very special place to dine. There is food and drink for everyone. You can sit outside and listen to live music which is fun or inside where it is quiet enough to enjoy conversation with the people you are with. The views are stunning from anywhere. The only bump we experienced is that this time my mom was using a walker. From the front door to the restaraunt is a fairly long way-especially for an elder, and it is on indoor flagstone, so very tricky for a walker. The hotel did have a wheelchair which did the job but was literally duck-taped togehter. Without the wheelchair my mom would have had to go home.
lavish brunch buffet
We went to Loews Ventana Canyon for Easter brunch, and it was a lavish and spectacular spread of food, from breakfast to salads, seafood, barbeque, and desserts. Our group of eight enjoyed a leisurely meal and a walk up to the waterfall afterwards.
Great location and average brunch...
The brunch at Canyon Cafe used to be fantastic, however the price has gone up and the quality has gone down. It is still a beautiful location, but just not the same as it once was. I asked for a piece of prime rib and I wasn't actually sure what it was that I received. I had never seen prime rib cut in half and then carved. Maybe that is so kids aren't as wasteful or maybe it was lack of skill on behalf of the carver. The chuck wagon theme is nice for tourists, but I miss the time when the brunch was much more refined. The beer choices are also trendy. I was surprised that there was nothing middle of the road like a lager... just dark, porter (darker and heavier), and IPA.
Love Sunday brunch!
My husband and I love the Sunday brunch at Canyon Café. We came for his birthday last weekend, and it was as delicious as ever. Live blues music, outdoor dining, and that fabulous outdoor grill with grilled meats, fruit, and vegetables - blows away other places, in our opinion. We look forward to coming back!
Beautiful setting, attentive service, great food
Wonderful place to eat and see the mountains while having great food and service
Great location and fine food
great food, very nice location, good service, overall great. Nice selection of deserts, breakfast, and lunch, all prepared with a special touch
We had better brunches
We have been to the Loews Ventana Canton Blues Brews and BBQ brunch 5 times before and it was exceptional. This time it was not. We had brunch at 11am and they had already run out of mushrooms and eggs Benedict. There were no toppings for the waffles like before. Service was lacking as we had to wave down other servers multiple times. The desserts were nothing spectacular like normal. For $50 a person after tip we expect better.
Great Sunday Brunch
We ate here for the Sunday brunch, and it was great. Lots of choices, endless mimosas, and an attentive staff.
Not as good as in past
This was our third time here for a holiday buffet and while we had really enjoyed it in the past, this year was disappointing. The quality of the food seemed to have deteriorated.
The best Buffet in Tucson !
The staff was great. The food was exceptional. The electric guitar was calming and entertaining. We will be back for Thanksgiving and Christmas. Well worth the cost as every thing made it our best Christmas ever.
Christmas Brunch 2015 version
We have been having our Christmas meal at the Sunday brunch for many years. We love shellfish and they have never disappointed. Lots of choices: breakfast items, bakery, BBQ, sushi/sashimi, hot carved meats and salmon. The charcuterie and salad selections were a little sparse this year. Dessert choices were a little limited too compared to other years and the Bloody Mary mix it yourself bar was gone. However the one complimentary Bloody Mary, plentiful mimosas and draft beer were more than adequate. One thing that never changes is the friendly and helpful serving staff.
A Tucson Favorite Sunday Brunch.
The selection is always great and DELICIOUS. We went at the last minute, and couldn't get in until the last seating and were disappointed because a lot of the selections were gone and they did not replenish. A lot of the food was cold at the breakfast area, and the sushi..... well the rice was not soft. Should not have tried it. But even so, it is still the best brunch in town with the best prime rib, brisket, and other items at the outdoor grill, and along with the mimosas, yea, really good. Some of the desserts are incredible for a buffet. We love it , but will make sure we get in earlier next time.
We went to Canyon Cafe to celebrate my h ...
We went to Canyon Cafe to celebrate my husbands' birthday. The food was fantastic - items I've never seen on a brunch menu before, with lots of healthy choices. Service was attentive without being cloying. The food was widely spaced - desserts to tempt you as you entered, breakfast bar in the back, seafood bar near the entry and barbecue/grilled items outside with the band. The result was a lively display, but no lines. My husband was presented with a beautiful dessert plate of items not on the brunch bar, that he could take home. He enjoyed that meal two more days as a result. We would go back in a heartbeat.
Best Sunday Brunch
The Sunday Brunch is amazing - tons of food, bottomless mimosas, and live music! If you are staying the weekend at LVC, this is a must.
Excellency but icy
The food was excellent but it was incredibly cold in the entire establishment. This made the food go cold faster than normal and hard to enjoy. Other than that. Great as usual.
Great Sunday brunch. Our first choice for out of town guests and local friends. Food is wonderful and service is great. Too many food choices to eat at once so we just keep going back!
Excellent food and service!
Excellent food and service!
Best Tucson Brunch
The Canyon Cafe has a well-deserved reputation in Tucson for having the best Sunday Brunch. The selection and quality of food is unsurpassed. The only downside is the price.
Awesome Bruch at Canyon Cafe!
I had not been to the Canyon Café in a long time. It has not lost its excellence! The Sunday Brunch at this restaurant was one of the best I have had the pleasure to dine at in years. Great food, great ambience, helpful customer service and an amazing view made this a very memorable outing. The brunch was a little pricey but I would not hesitate to go back again.
BEST BRUNCH in Tucson!
The BEST BRUNCH in Tucson by far! All of my favorite food in one place! Unlimited mimosas and amazing bloody mary. The only thing that would make it better would be to have a sushi chef on hand.
This is the third time we have been to the Sunday buffet and we have never been disappointed. We take all of our out of town guests here. The food is top notch and the fact that you can have breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, etc is perfect for everyone's needs. Make reservations ahead of time as the prime time (11-1130) fills up quickly. We like to sit outside and listen to the little jazz/blues ensemble. We have heard different performers each time and they have all been great! Oh and bottomless mimosas! We add a splash of cranberry juice to ours for a different option.
Brunch at Canyon Cafe
OMG! What an amazing brunch! Huge variety and everything was delicious. Great value, wonderful food, beautiful scenery. There was also live music by the outdoor barbeque. What fun! It couldn't have been better. We had a ball!
July 4th Celebration
We chose to go to Ventana for dinner on the 4th of July because the resort was reserved for private parties and it was near to our house. I reserved our table through open table but did not realize that we would be seated outside. The weather was fine but we were told we would be restricted to the July 4th buffet and would not be able to order off of the menu. We said that was fine but should have checked the buffet items first. The food was fine but nothing special - mediocre mac and cheese, salad, mashed potatoes, hot dogs, rubbery chicken, and meatloaf. Again, the food was okay but not for the price that they charged. We also saw several other tables next to us ordering from the menu even though we were told we couldn't do that. I also wasn't able to find a menu online for the Canyon Cafe which would have been helpful in determining which of the Ventana restaurants to choose in the first place.
Great way to spend a Sunday afternoon
Ah, Sunday champagne brunch! It doesn't get any better than here. Beautiful views, gracious ambiance and all the champagne and/or craft beer you can legally handle. They have shrimp, oysters, roasted pork loin, prime rib, ribs, omelette station, cheese/cold cut station,grilled veggies, humumgous dessert tables. All for $42 and the table service is great. No rush. We've been here numerous times before and we love coming back.
Another terrific Adventure at Brews, Blues, BBQ
My family has much enjoyed the Brews, Blues, BBQ brunches many times. The Canyon Cafe offers terrific food, service and a unique experience.
Sunday Brunch Only Fair
The Sunday brunch has some high points (an outdoor barbecue with good prime rib and barbecue ribs), but the offerings were generally only adequate and the desserts were uninspired.
Best Sunday Brunch in Tucson
My husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary at the Canyon Cafe's Sunday brunch on May 24th, and it was as fantastic as ever. The cafe opens up the doors to the patio so it's easy to get to the grilled food out in the BBQ area. The grilled food (asparagus, pineapple, salmon, brisket, BBQ ribs, prime rib, chicken) is our favorite, but the desserts are wonderful and the cold seafood (clams and shrimp) are really good, too. The wait staff is very attentive refilling the drinks and taking away empty plates. We walked along the paved paths to the waterfall above the pool area after eating, and visited the butterfly garden and the overlook above the pool. On our way out, there were some docents from the Desert Museum in the lobby with an owl, a bull snake, a scorpion, a golden eagle and a tarantula on display. That was an extra bonus to a great celebration of our anniversary.
With the all you can eat atmosphere at times it seemed a little little haphazard. However If you want something to drink other than the endless mimosas or beer you will find uourself up the creek without a paddle and thirsty. Outside grill was delish, but maybe they should invest in a proper tent for shade, the random pool Umbrellas didn't seem to do the trick. We are in the desert!
Great but exceptional
The Cafe was excellent. for brunch, if you are inside, make sure you are out of the sun. Try to go early, it gets crowded at about 11:00. The food was well done. Just outside is the pool and as usual a party atmosphere.
Mother's Day Brunch
Canyon Cafe has the best Sunday brunch in Tucson - maybe in AZ. The shrimp were huge & juicy & the mussels cooked perfectly. The cocktail sauce was the perfect spicy blend. My husband had a number of helpings of bacon which he thought was cooked to perfection as were the eggs benedict. The prime rib couldn't have been better & while I've always liked salmon, the grilled salmon was outstanding; juicy with a fabulous flavor. Lots of sides and choices. Loved everything.
Best Brunch in Tucson!
'Blues, Brews and BBQ' - a GREAT Brunch indeed! Bottomless Mimosas - Live music.....ALL types of food...hot and cold...Loews Ventana Canyon definitely delivers a standout Sunday!! Wonderful service as well!
Tina did an excellent job of taking care of our table! You won't be disappointed!
Tucked in the north east part of Tucson, this gem provided a fabulous brunch from a perfect bloody mary to an excellent omelet. The pancakes had a "crisp" outer edge which I cut off but there was plenty of melt-in-mouth cake in the middle.
Fantastic! Everything you could possibly want for brunch and cooked to perfection. Will go back again.
Good food, great service- pricey
we took the family for Easter brunch, for the second year in a row. The first time you go you'll probably be blown away by the spread and the service, both excellent. The second time you go you'll notice the price of the experience as the shock and awe of the spread and service will have become an expectation. Food quality is good, not quite excellent as there are many dishes that are not well executed. Next year I'll probably try something new. I would recommend this place for a special occasion brunch but again, only once. The effective cost of Easter brunch is about $79 per person after all is said and done. Breakfast food was good, BBQ food was hit and miss, sushi was terrible, shrimp snd scallops were perfect.
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