Los Guarachez de Don Shuy, Tucson, Arizona.

JAMAICA and WATERMELON drinks(Agua fresca). The word Jamaica, (like the country), is the Spanish word for Hibiscus. 

GUARACHES CHORIZO: This dish at other places is called Huaraches, but here it’s called Guaraches. It’s basicly a fried masa base, the shape of a sandal, and (above)—topped with chorizo sausage, lettuce, tomato, cheese and sour cream. 

Mmmm…! The base is a delicious fried masa ‘cake’, steeped in he oily juices of melted chorizo.

LOS GUARACHEZ DE DON SHUY: If you’re looking to pawn your jewelry, or buy a gun, this is the area to be in. Just make sure you make time to eat lunch, as well.

Authentic food seekers of Tucson know that the South side is the go-to area for great food. (The Taqueria Pico de Gallo, for instance, also on S 6th Avenue, is just down the street from this place).

Los Guarachez de Don Shuy just opened. No one speaks English here, but the food is tasty and oh-so-cheap, and if you live in Tucson; you’ll want to find this place immediately. We fell in love with the bright retro tablecloths and the sunflower seed dispensing machine. The chicken taco’s and the Guaraches Chorizo were delicious!


4547 S 6th Ave
Tucson, AZ 85714

(520) 229-7490

(Photographs Dimity Jones)


2 thoughts on “Los Guarachez de Don Shuy, Tucson, Arizona.

  1. I miss the mexican food of Arizona ….. has definitely been too long since I have had really good Mexican inspired food.

    By the way love the table photo – nice colors!

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