The city of Tucson has a population of 520,000 and a metropolitan area population of just over 1,000,000. Tucson also boasts a vibrant Middle Eastern community with restaurants, markets, centers, and clubs.
Alafia (West African) 1070 N. Swan Road
Ali Baba (Persian) 2545 E. Speedway Blvd
Cafe Desta (Ethiopian, Halal) 758 S. Stone Avenue
Chef Alisah (Bosnian, Balkan, Halal) 5931 N. Oracle Road
Falafel King (Lebanese, Mediterranean) 1800 E. Fort Lowell
Jasmine Restaurant (Mediterranean, Halal) 3906 N. Oracle Road
Mazaj Cafe & Hookah Lounge (Middle Eastern, Halal) 903 E. Fort Lowell
Nur Market and Restaurant (Middle Eastern) 3565 E. Speedway Blvd
Oy Vey Cafe (Kosher, Israeli, Mediterranean) 1245 E. 2nd St (UA campus)
Petra Mediterranean Grill (Middle Eastern) 3699 N. Campbell Ave.
Shish Kebab House (Middle Eastern, Jordanian) 5855 E. Broadway Blvd
Sinbad's (Lebanese, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern) 810 E. University Blvd
Sunrise Café (Kurdish, Mediterranean) 6878 E. Sunrise Drive
Tanya's Restaurant and Bakery (Middle Eastern) 2526 E. 6th St.
Verona Italian Restaurant (serves Persian food on Sundays!) 120 S. Houghton
Za'atar (Middle Eastern) 2825 N. Country Club Rd.
Zayna Mediterranean (Syrian, Mediterranean, Middle Eastern) 9105 E. Tanque Verde & 4122 E. Speedway Blvd
Zemams Ethiopian Restaurants (Ethiopian, Halal) 2731 E. Broadway Blvd and 119 E. Speedway Blvd
Babylon Market, 3954 E. Speedway Blvd
Caravan Middle Eastern Foods, 2817 N. Country Club Road
Eko Market Place, 1835 S. Alvernon Way
Jasmine Market, 3906 N. Oracle Road
CULTURAL AND COMMUNITY CENTERS
Tucson MED Club, a member of the Southern Federation of Syrian Lebanese American Clubs