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Tucson Restaurant Tournament: (6) Sauce vs. (11) El Minuto Cafe

A sorority hangout vs. a hole in the wall

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Jason Bartel

In the first round of the Tortolitas Region, six-seed Sauce stares down 11-seed El Minuto Cafe.

Be sure to vote in the poll at the bottom. You can also vote by tweeting the restaurant name with the hashtag #TRT.

Tale of the Tape

(6) Sauce

Sauce Jason Bartel

Neighborhood: Four locations (Campbell and Glenn pictured)


Cuisine: Italian

Yelp rating: 4 stars

Entertaining Yelp review:  "I ordered a "full" size Mac n cheese and a "side" size Mac n cheese to-go. I picked up the order with glee because who doesn't love the nostalgic taste of Mac n cheese am I right? When I brought the order home and looked in the portions WOAH IS ME the "side" portion had MORE FREAKING FOOD than the "full" portion. I paid an extra almost 3 dollars with tax to get LESS food in the BIGGER portion. OPEN YOUR EYES WHEN YOU PUT ORDERS IN BOXES PEOPLE!!! Next time I order here, I'm getting two "sides." You can fool me once but you can't two times!!"

(11) El Minuto Cafe

El Minuto Jason Bartel

Neighborhood: Downtown - Barrio Viejo


Cuisine: Mexican

Yelp rating: 3.5 stars

Entertaining Yelp review: "Old fashion Mexican cooking. Not what you'll find at taco bell. More like what you'd find at your friends mother's house."