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
As ALWAYS, my experience here was stella ...
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 Su ...
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.
There's a reason why their brunch is rated #1
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
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!
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 ...
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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