1232 E Fry Blvd, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635, USA
| +1 520-456-1705
Mon 9am - 3pm
Tue - Sat 9am - 9pm
Down the Road from the OK Corral...gemütlich!People come to the SE corner of Arizona for its Wild West vibe: the saloons of Tombstone, the mining town of Bisbee, the Apache stronghold in the Chiricahua mountains...But German food? Unexpected--but deliciously present!
On a nondescript side street in the town of Sierra Vista, you can get your fill of spaetzle and schnitzel at the German Café. Really, it's worth the 35-minute drive down the highway from Tombstone. The exterior is unassuming, but step inside and you'll feel "gemütlich' (cozy & comfortable) in its Gasthaus interior. The restaurant was even named, last year, as one of Arizona's best by Arizona Highways magazine...
The hearty classics are all here: Schnitzel--either jäger, wiener, or zigeuner; Currywurst mit Pommes Frites, Pork Rouladen with Red Cabbage and Knödel, (dumplings), a variety of Wurst, and for dessert, always a selection of house-baked Kuchen...and natürlich: German beers. Deutschophiles in the desert--come on down...
Sierra Vista isn't exactly a 'destination,' although birdwatchers do flock to Ramsey Canyon in the Huachuca Mountains. But nearby Fort Huachuca has made this small town unexpectedly international; over the years soldiers have settled here with their international wives--you'll overhear German and Korean in addition to Spanish while in the supermarket.
A day-trip from Tucson might include driving south through the high grassland wine-country near Sonoita and Elgin, ending up here in Sierra Vista for dinner: Guten Appetit!