JW Marriott Tucson Starr Pass Resort & Spa


Savor International cuisine in one of our onsite restaurants featuring authentic Mediterranean dishes and classic Mexican fare at our luxury hotel.

Signature Grill dining room.

Signature Grill


Experience Southwestern cuisine boasting flavors honed from rich, local cultures at Signature Grill, our popular Tucson restaurant with classic Native American and Mexican dishes prepared with locally grown, farm fresh produce and custom spices.

Open for breakfast,lunch and dinner
Catalina Barbeque bar.

Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar


Expect a dynamic combination of award-winning barbeque and a casual sporting environment at Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar in Tucson.

Open for lunch and dinner
Patio at Salud.



Dine below the stars near mesmerizing fire pits on Salud's outdoor terrace. Take in the captivating views of the downtown Tucson, while enjoying authentic Mexican cuisine, hand-crafted cocktails and fine tequilas from an extensive list of selections.

Open for Dinner
Covered poolside lounge

Plunge Poolside Dining


Lounge next to our shimmering outdoor pool with refreshing drinks and appetizing cuisine in a rejuvenating environment at Plunge Poolside Dining. Our casual restaurant and bar offers tasty dishes, a great kids' menu and easy take-out options in Tucson.

Open for Lunch


Coffee House

Jump start your morning in downtown Tucson with a steaming cup of coffee, specialty teas or other drinks at Starbucks®, our casual grab-and-go restaurant with pre-made snacks, sandwiches and meals for busy days in the city or long hikes in the mountains.

Open for breakfast
Market with items for sale.

JW Market

Coffee House

Satisfy your cravings at JW Market, an on-the-go marketplace restaurant with locally inspired cuisine, specialty snacks and products from Tucson’s finest purveyors as well as regionally inspired artisan sandwiches and salads to go.

Open for lunch and dinner
Tray with glasses of wine.



Farm-fresh herbs and produce from our organic garden, local growers and farmers' markets ensure the most flavorful ingredients possible. This yields imaginative, regionally-inspired dishes with emphatic flavors.

Open for Dinner
Fettucine Alfredo.

About Primo

Farm-fresh herbs and produce from our on-property organic garden, local growers and farmers' markets ensure the most flavorful ingredients possible in Chef Kelly's creations. Married with Chef Kelly's classical cooking methods, this yields imaginative, regionally-inspired dishes with emphatic flavors.

Wine sampler or three different wines.

Primo Piatti Wine Bar

The Primo Wine Bar offers a well-stocked bar featuring an intriguing array of Italian and domestic wines. Our bartenders serve fine imported beers and handcraft every cocktail. The menu offers small tastes of Primo cuisine, an eclectic array of salads, and true Italian pizzas. Those dining independently will enjoy a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.

Italian garden on the hillside next to the hotel.

The Primo Garden

The Primo Garden has been designed in traditional Italian style along the hillside, terraced to capture sunlight and moisture. On your next visit to Primo, stop by the garden or enjoy your meal on our intimate patio atop the garden with breathtaking views of the city lights.

Primo Restaurant Details

Primo is the creation of James Beard Award-winner Chef Kelly and her partner, husband and pastry chef, Price Kushner, previously a head chef and pastry chef at the celebrated Old Chatham Sheepherding Company in upstate New York. They left Old Chatham Sheepherding Company to found their first restaurant, the free-standing Primo in Rockland, Maine, and then later opened Primo at the JW Marriott Grande Lakes in Orlando, Florida. 

If you are what you eat - then make sure it's fresh, nourishing food, good for both you and the planet. Outside of our popular Italian restaurant, Primo, we cultivate a nurturing organic garden. Here, amid the mountain and desert landscape, we grow pesticide-free vegetables and fruits. The fresh mint, tomatoes, and strawberries go straight from the garden to our customers' plates, so they can enjoy ingredients that are both seasonal and sustainable.

Chef Kelly's culinary philosophy is to make dining fun, unintimidating and full sensory experience. To that end, the design draws diners into the Primo "family" with an open kitchen, and expansive brick oven, evoking a sense of warmth and celebration with friends and family.

To keep diners on their toes, the menu changes with the season and is complemented by an impressive, yet approachable, wine list with selections that delight… and even surprise. With its "Old World" charm, ideal setting among the foothills of the Tucson Mountains, and association with the prestigious JW Marriott brand, Primo is sure to follow the footsteps of its siblings and become a hit with guests and locals alike.

Let us make your celebrations even more special. The "family table" in our private dining room provides a personalized alternative for private and semi-private dining for small or large groups.

Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar
Full bar area of the Catalina Barbeque Co. & Sports Bar.

About Catalina Barbeque Company

We offer competition barbeque with a southwestern twist using mesquite wood to add the perfect amount of smoke flavor to our fresh never frozen meats. Also, enjoy watching your favorite college or professional team on one of our 12 HDTVs.

Dining are of the Catalina.


Catalina is culinary-driven, featuring award-winning barbeque of the highest quality. It is the perfect venue for hotel and local guests to enjoy sporting events within the Tucson Mountain Park. Entertainment and fun are also key elements Catalina, integrating music and live bands with our monthly band night, along with billiards, shuffleboard and other games.

Catalina's intimate dining area.


Competition-style barbeque is famous in the Midwestern and Southern states, where huge barbeque competitions, or cook-offs, bring out the best chefs across the country. Competitors are judged on a variety of criteria. Having been a contender in such competitions, Catalina's certified barbeque judges have developed recipes that deliver the best barbeque in Tucson.

Catering, Groups & Events

Our Private Dining Room is perfect to celebrate any special occasion for parties of up to 40 people. To book your private dining event, please contact our Restaurant Sales Coordinator at 520-791-6051.

Ariel hotel view of the Desert.

Southwest Culture

Every culture and region has rich stories of love, courage, and tradition, and the Sonoran Desert is no exception. Inspired by the vast varieties of regionally produced tequilas, Salud features a south-of-the-border appeal with menu items capturing rich flavors unique to the Southwest. The cuisine is light "cantina" fair that pairs well with Salud's signature cocktails and tequilas.

City View at night.

City Views

Enjoy the captivating views of the city near the fire pits, while sipping a handcrafted cocktail, infused tequila or glass of wine. Salud Lobby Lounge features more than 100 tequilas on the menu, plus a selection of "Starr Crafted Cocktails" handcrafted by the talented bartenders at Salud. Enjoy our complimentary evening ritual "The Legend of Arriba, Abajo" every night at 5:30 pm.

Patio terrace at Salud.

Nightly Tequila Toast

Every evening at sunset we welcome you to gather on the Salud Terrace to watch the sunset and experience our nightly tradition - the Tequila toast. The legend of Arriba, Abajo begins with the tradition of a man asking his beloved's father for her hand in marriage. To hear the rest of the legend, join us for this unique experience where we feature one of our more than 150 artisan tequilas.

Salud Additional Information

Sunday - Friday: 3:00PM to Midnight Saturdays: 2:00PM to Midnight

Salud is located in the lower lobby level of the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort & Spa. Self-parking is available near the Conference Center. Valet Parking is available at the front drive.

For information please call (520)791-6015. Reservations are not accepted. Open Seating only.

Signature Grill

American Western Cowboy Cuisine

Experience flavors honed through the centuries from rich, local cultures. Savor robust foods inspired by Native American and Mexican cooking traditions, prepared in an open kitchen and presented with impeccable service. Using locally grown, farm-fresh produce, custom-mixed spices that capture the essence of the region, house-smoked meats, and hand-crafted cocktails.


It is said that this is the spot where the Tohono O'odham Indians and the Apache Indians signed a war treaty at an afternoon cookout. The Tohono O'odham Indians could keep a mountain as their home, unopposed by the Apache if, in return, they taught the Apache how to farm the land south of here.

Private Dining

Allow us to help you customize a menu to highlight your special occasion. Our cozy private dining room is the perfect place for your next event. We accept private parties for up to 30 people. Private dinner menus are provided. Please contact our Restaurant Coordinator for more information at (520)791-6051.


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