About Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
Tucson, AZ 85750
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: (520) 529-7912
Banquet, Beer, Cafe, Gluten-free Menu, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine
Canyon Cafe at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort Ratings and Reviews
Fantastic visit to Loews Ventana Canyon Resort for brunch. Enormous selection of tasty and attractive dishes, attentive but not cloying service. It was our second visit in as many years. Considering we don't live in Tucson, I'd say that's a good recommendation all by itself. We will return when we come through next year.
The music was very good. Although the selection of food was wide, overall, the food was mediocre. I went to the grill bar and was given an entire T-bone (I asked for a piece) and when I got back to the table, it was overcooked and cold. The breakfast food buffet was no better or worse than most, but certainly not first class.
Had both lunch there the first day of our stay. Fish tacos were dry and low quality.
Had breakfast buffet the next day and the food was excellent!! Although a little on the expensive side. Highly recommend the breakfast buffet. Staff is friendly and accommodating.
Just lovely. Was there for a meeting and had the regular lunch menu, everything was simply delicious And exceeded expectations . The waitstaff were terrific! They were serving Sunday brunch (which I will go back for) the selection Foods and quality were phenomenal ( observing from peoples plates ) and smelled terrific!
Amazing Christmas brunch! From the outdoor beer and BBQ to the rows and rows of food beautifully displayed inside, it was overwhelmingly awesome! Fresh made personal pasta and omelette chefs and seafood galore! The kids loved the juice shots and the chocolate fountain! We'll definitely be back!
I made the reservation for Sunday brunch. Food was as described in many reviews (good and varied but not exceptional).
All online information indicated that the cost was $42 per person.
The bill was presented to my husband who paid it without comment in front of our guest.
Only later did I discover that this was a holiday event at a cost of $79 per person.
I believe that information should have been disclosed at the time of the reservation or when the venue contacted us to confirm.
I would never return for a "holiday event " nor recommend it.
After a long life I have learned to give due consideration to the simple things. At the Canyon Cafe the lunch special was a half grilled cheese sandwich and a cup of soup. So I gave it a try. Fantastic! The sandwich was a big half, a tomato/Canadian bacon melt on perfect large-cell bread. The soup was pork pasole. Outstanding! Someone in the kitchen knows! I will seize every opportunity to bring my guests here. BTW: the server was very accommodating.
The best Thanksgiving Buffet ever!!! The selection went on forever. The staff was always available to help. Tables were spaced far apart, for private conservations. Relaxed atmosphere Never felt rushed, even though they were slammed with people. Everyone was so friendly!!!
To celebrate my 75th birthday, my wife asked where I would like to go. My immediate response was, "Ventana Canyon Sunday Brunch." We've been there numerous times in the past and I would go there again next Sunday.
The champagne and craft beer (Barrio) flow, the food selections are enormous, the service (Thanks Tina & Denis) are wonderful. Shrimp, oysters, prime rib, ribs, fish, chicken, cheeses, fruit, salads, omelette station and every brunch item you can imagine are available.
Our group of six were delighted. as usual.
My first visit to Canyon Cafe with 3 other family members... the Blues, Brews & BBQ brunch was a pleasant experience. The only disappointment was that the grilled fish and ribs were overcooked. Everything else was great... the service, the music, and the rest of the food!
Not like it used to be...
For those folks who have been going there for a long time you know that it isn't like it used to be. At one time the Sunday brunch was truly remarkable. I keep going hoping to see if the refinement might return. It is in a beautiful location and the food is bountiful. The food is also mundane for an expensive Sunday brunch, although the quality of the food was a little better than my previous visit. The service is good as you would expect it to be. I will probably go back again, but still hope for the quality it to improve.
Always special. We come to Loews Ventana Canyon brunch twice a year with our good friends for an always special occasion. The service is consistently excellent and friendly. Their brunch has every dining selection - sushi, oysters on the half shell, green lip mussels, cheeses, every possible breakfast selection, mimosas forever, bloody marries, on the grill - vegetables, Sonoran dogs, prime rib, chicken, salmon, ribs, BBQ, and the list goes on. Extensive desserts! A very special dining experience!
We were seated immediately. Our table was in the lounge area adjacent to the windows. From that location you could not hear the music being played outside. But that was the only negative. Our service was very good and as usual, the buffet was outstanding with an abundance of choices. We will certainly go again in the future.
Excellent brunch, with highlights being the prime rib, barbequed meats and vegetables, oysters on the half shell and other seafood, great vegetables, cinnamon rolls, and the big dessert spread. The price includes champagne or mimosas, blood marys, and three local draft beers. The live music is a nice touch and service was both excellent and friendly. Everything seemed to be made from scratch and it was a lively but relaxing atmosphere. Our out-of-town guests had a marvelous introduction to Tucson, complete with their first Sonoran dog from the outdoor grill.
Excellent brunch option, with great service and a fantastic spread of options at the buffet. The location is also beautiful, although it will be much nicer when the weather cools off a little and you can sit outside to enjoy the live music. The interior of the hotel is very nice, but you miss out on the blues during brunch. They were also quite generous with the unlimited mimosas!
We had reservations for Sept 4th as my guy's 28th birthday and he loves.. and I mean loves brunch.
Overall I'd give Loews a 4/5.
Our reservation was for noon. Initially our hostess was a bit rude and outwardly seemed to prefer to be doing anything other than her job. Our waitress was prompt and attentive making up for the hostess' negative vibe.
The food was delicious and we couldn't stop going back for more. The meat outside was by far our highlight.
The desert overall was good but one dish had a distinct taste of soap... not sure why.
The seating was very comfortable and relaxing.
Unfortunately by 1240 our server became missing in action and we spent a solid 20 minutes waiting for a check with empty plates in front of us and a lack of refills on our beverages.
The atmosphere was very pleasant for the most part aside from the big windows having spider webs in all the corners 10 feet or higher from the ground. At a resort of this caliber that was a shame.
Like I stated previously 4/5 . Could use minor improvements.
Enjoyed the Sunday Brunch.The service was excellent especially Adam. Was too hot to sit outside so we were unable to enjoy the Blues trio that was playing.Would be nice if they could have the music"piped in" to the inside seating.The food and selection was outstanding.!!!
Excellent service, delicious food, great variety, plus plenty of champagne makes this a special experience for bringing out of town guests to enjoy the beautiful AZ desert setting. A shame that the music was not audible inside & the outdoor setting was uncomfortably warm in August. Nevertheless it is always a special treat for Sunday brunch.
Really enjoyed my visit as well as food. At the last minute 4 additional guests joined my party, and we were accommodated without an issue. The variety of food choices was excellent. The group decided since we had such an awesome time that we would make reservations to go back next month for a weekend stay.
As ALWAYS, my experience here was stellar. This is the first time I was motivated enough to write a review however, and it is because of our waitress, Linda. Oh my goodness she added to the mood of our outing, she was so helpful and friendly. The Canyon Café Brunch is more delicious every time I go. I would highly recommend the brunch to anyone who likes good food- and lots of it!!
It costs 52 per person, gratuity included- but it is worth it! With that price, in addition to all you can eat breakfast, seafood, fresh grill, dessert and more... AND unlimited mimosas, craft beers, one Bloody Mary. ANNND you get to spend all day at the pool after. All included. So it's not just brunch, it's 52 dollars for a day staycation with delicious food.
We've been going to the Canyon Cafe's Sunday brunch for several years and it is always an incredible selection of great food. The barbecued salmon and pineapple are my favorites, along with the chocolate covered strawberries and peach cobbler. The prime rib was a bit too rare this time and the barbecued brussel sprouts a bit too raw, but we always find good food choices that are cooked the best anywhere.
The food was excellent ! My wife who is a vegetarian really enjoyed her fill of freshly grilled vegetables. We usually have a difficult time finding a brunch that has high quality items for vegetarians while proving me with a great selection of meats. Service was great and the settings was terrific
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.
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.
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.
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