Brunch is the king of the weekend breakfast and for many, it’s the most important meal of the weekend. From savory classics like Eggs Benedict paired with a spicy Bloody Mary, to sweeter options of ricotta pancakes with a glass of champagne, there’s nothing quite like spending a Sunday morning (or afternoon) enjoying your breakfast favorites.
If you are looking for the best brunch in Tuscon, I have three words for you: Hacienda Del Sol.
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The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol consistently wins the award for top brunch in Tucson. Don’t take my word for it. You can check out reviews from Tucson Weekly (where they won reader’s choice for best brunch), Tucsontopia, and Southern Arizona Guide. Need more convincing? Simple Google “Best Brunch in Tucson” and you’ll see a swarm of reviews with The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol topping most lists!
Hacienda Del Sol Guest Ranch Resort sits at the foot of the Santa Catalina mountain range and is listed on the National Registry of Historic Places in Arizona and is a member of Historic Hotels of America.
Hacienda Del Sol Resort was built in 1929 as a girls school for societies elite families and then converted into a guest ranch in 1948 that immediately attracted Hollywood’s A-List celebrities. In 1995 Hacienda del Sol was lovingly restored by a group of local Tucson residents and is one of Tucson’s oldest and most prestigious guest ranch resorts.
I tell you this because brunch at the Grill should include a stroll around the beautiful gardens, property and historic guest ranch. There are photos throughout telling the story of the guest ranch and all employees have a vast knowledge of the property history. Don’t be shy to ask questions, because everyone I met during my stay was enthusiastic to share fun facts and tidbits about the guest ranch.
The Grill offers a traditional brunch and one thing you’ll notice is that the restaurant isn’t only filled with guests of the hotel. The Grill’s award-winning Sunday brunch is also a Tucson tradition for many locals.
The Grill offers a buffet style brunch with stunning views, bottomless champagne and live music.
You will savor gourmet cuisine including fresh seafood such as sushi, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon and ceviche. Additional highlights are eggs Benedict, exquisite carving and omelet stations, blintzes, an array of baked bread, an assortment of artisan cheeses, garden fresh grilled vegetables, and beautiful salads.
To truly make this the best brunch in Tucson, sparkling wine or mimosas are included with your choice of freshly squeezed citrus from their garden. During my visit they served regular or blood orange juice.
The pastry chef creates a wide array of desserts including cakes, macarons, cheesecake, pane cotta and tarts.
Like any meal at The Grill, the service is top-notch with a lot of attention to detail. Little things like water and champagne glasses were always filled. The best way to truly enjoy this brunch is to dedicate a few hours to enjoy all the delicious food and make sure to save time to stroll around the property.
You can find the best brunch in Tucson from 9:30AM-2PM every Sunday at the Grill.
Traveling To Tucson Soon?
If you are looking for the perfect Tucson weekend getaway, Hacienda del Sol should be your first choice. Whether a romantic getaway or a weekend away with the girls, the hacienda is a luxurious haven in the Tucson desert. To check current hotel rates, I suggest visiting Agoda | Hotels.com | Booking.com and to read reviews for Hacienda del Sol hotels visit TripAdvisor.
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Alexa Meisler is the editorial director of 52 Perfect Days. Born in Paris, France she has since lived in Chicago, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Portland, Oregon. She currently resides in San Diego with her husband and son where they enjoy exploring California and Mexico.
Travel has always been a part of her life; traveling to such places as Morocco, Tangiers and Spain as a young child as well as taking many road trips to Mexico with her grandparents as a young girl. Since then, she has traveled abroad to locations such as Russia, Taiwan and throughout Europe.
Prior to working at 52 Perfect Days she was a freelance travel writer; focusing on family and women’s adventure experiences.