Ron and Vicki Sullivan
Whether experiencing menudo at El Minuto’s in Barrio Viejo or savoring chilaquiles at Cora’s Café, a treat is in store when breakfasting with Tito Carrillo, the Dean of Tucson’s Mexican American cuisine and culture.
Born at Tucson’s historic Stork’s Nest and raised in Barrio Viejo, Tito is one of the most knowledgeable food ambassadors and spokespersons for Mexican American life styles and dining. Many Quail Creek residents have experienced his illumination of Mexican cuisine capturing the whole of each restaurant’s intention.
He recommends Cora’s Café on Park Avenue for authentic home-style Mexican breakfasts while being entertained by a Mariachi Band.
For authentic New Mexico Hatch chile breakfast recipes Tucson style, Tito suggests Poco and Mom’s on Kolb.
One of Vicki Sullivan’s favorite desayuno con Tito hangouts is El Doradito with its Hopi katsina-inspired full length wall murals. “Savor the huevos con nopalitos (eggs with cactus).”
Tito comments, “Try shredded beef and eggs at Micha’s on 4th Avenue and El Indio’s pancakes, eggs, bacon or ham special located on 6th Avenue.” Whatever you choose from the menu, your taste buds will be the final judge.
For more information about Tito Carrillo contact him at 520-981-5959.