Where did President Bill Clinton eat when he came to town? At Mi Nidito, of course. Someone on his staff was from Tucson and steered him right, so now there's a booth and a mammoth combination plate named in his honor. Clinton's visit put the presidential seal of approval on what was already local opinion: Mi Nidito is the best restaurant in South Tucson (translation: the best Mexican restaurant in the solar system). Everyone knows that the scene is fun, and the chile rellenos are without compare, so a two-cerveza wait on weekend nights is just part of the deal. People who care about food have been cramming themselves into Mi Nidito for 50 years for a reason.
2. El Torero, 231 E. 26th St.
3. Micha's, 2908 S. Fourth Ave.