Menu Options

Sunrise Breakfast

(Served Plated or Buffet Style) – $28.00 per person 

  • Seasonal Fresh Fruit Cup ~or~ Yogurt Parfait
  • Assorted Breakfast Breads and Bagels served with Cream Cheese *Scrambled Eggs served with Homemade Salsa
  • Crispy Bacon ~or~ Country Sausage
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • Chilled Orange Juice
  • Coffee, Decaf, and assorted Specialty Tea Selections

Appetizer Selection

Station Appetizers

  • Fresh Tortilla Chips and Homemade Salsa $7.00 per person
  • Fresh Homemade Guacamole $7.00 per person
  • Fresh Vegetable Tray with Dip $7.00 per person
  • Fresh Seasonal assorted Fruit Tray $7.00 per person
  • Assorted Premium Cheese and Cracker Tray $7.00 per person
  • Brie Wheel en Croute with Fresh Fruit (serves approx. 45 guests) $315.00

Station (or) Passed Appetizers

$4.00 each / $5.00 if split

  • Toasted Crostini with Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese,
  • Fresh Basil & Roma Tomato
  • Caribbean style Beef Meatballs
  • Spanakopita with Spinach and Feta
  • Tortilla Pin Wheels with Chicken, Cilantro Cream Cheese
  • Mini-Chimi’s-Beef or Chicken served with Homemade Salsa
  • Puff Pastry with Spinach, Artichoke and Parmesan Cheese
  • Chilled Vegetable Rolls wrapped in Rice Paper (vegan option)
  • Spinach, Parmesan Cheese and Sausage Stuffed Mushrooms

~ or ~

$5.00 each / $7.00 if split

  • Chicken Satay with Peanut Cilantro Sauce
  • Grilled Jumbo Shrimp topped with Spicy Cilantro Lemon Cheese
  • Toritos-Fresh Bacon wrapped White Peppers stuffed with Shrimp

Passed Appetizers are served at no additional charge.

South of the Border Buffet

$39.00 per person

Entrees (Please choose 2)

  • Carne Asada or Chicken Soft Tacos accompanied with Shredded Lettuce, Shredded Cheese, Sour Cream and Pico De Gallo
  • Cheese and Sour Cream Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Tomatillo
  • Cheese Enchiladas with Salsa Roja
  • Chicken or Beef Fajitas served with Flour Tortillas
  • Green Chili Black Bean Torte
  • Spinach and Tofu Green Chili Enchilada
  • Chile Relleno with Salsa Verde
  • Chile Relleno Picadillo

Buffet Includes:

  • Crisp Salad with Garden Greens, Red Onions, Julienne Carrots, and Tomatoes
  • served with a Cilantro Vinaigrette Dressing and Ranch Dressing
  • Refried or Charro Beans
  • Spanish Rice or Creamy Rice
  • Freshly made Tortilla Chips and Salsa (Great to be served as an appetizer)

Create Your Own Buffet

Choose 2 from our “A ” selections for $42 per person.

Choose 1 from our “A ” and I from our “B ” selections for $44 per person Or choose 2  from our “B” selections for $48 per person.

Entrées “A” Selection

  • Chicken Breast Stuffed with Feta Cheese and Spinach
  • Marabella Chicken-Boneless breast of Chicken topped with Spanish Olives,
  • Dried Plums and Capers
  • Greek Chicken with Artichokes and a hint of Lemon and Red Pepper Oregano
  • Penne Pasta with a Blush Vodka Sauce Served with Spicy Italian Sausage, Basil Chicken, Bell Peppers, Red Onion and Crushed Red Pepper.
  • Five Cheese Penne Pasta-Buffalo Mozzarella, Romano, Fontina, Ricotta & Gorgonzola
  • Portabella Mushroom Vegetable Torte- Layered Grilled Vegetable topped with
  • Marinara and Parmesan Cheese (Vegetarian Option)
  • Marinated Flank Steak
  • Mesquite Grilled Top Sirloin

Entrées “B” Selection

  • Carved Prime Rib served with Creamy Horseradish and Au Jus
  • Braised Beef Tips in Wild Mushroom Burgundy Wine Sauce
  • Baked Salmon topped with Creamy Dill Sauce ~or~ Tropical Salsa
  • Curried Tenderloin with a Merlot Demi-Glace
  • And your choice of Salads and Sides

Dessert Options

Assorted Dessert Selection – $10 per person

  • Cheesecake with Fresh Fruit
  • Crème Brulee
  • Chocolate Mousse with Fresh Cream
  • Strawberries and Cream
  • Chocolate Covered Strawberries
  • Mini-Tarts
  • Lemon Bars
  • Brownies
  • Variety of Cookies
  • Variety of Cupcakes
  • Variety of Doughnuts

Midday Delight

(Premium Brunch Buffet)

$34.00 per person

Entrée Selection (Please choose 1)

*Scrambled Eggs -served with a side of Homemade Salsa


Spinach and Cheddar Cheese Frittata (crustless quiche)

Salads (Please choose 2)

  • Seasonal Vegetable Pasta Salad
  • Tossed Mixed Green Salad with Ranch and Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Seasonal Assorted Fruit Salad
  • Marinated Vegetable Salad
  • Cranberry Rice Salad

Buffet Includes:

  • Danish Pastries and Assorted Bagels and Cream Cheese
  • Roasted Red Potatoes or Potatoes O’Brien
  • Sausage Links ~or~ Smoked Bacon
  • Coffee, Decaf, Hot & Iced Tea
  • Chilled Orange Juice

Breakfast & Brunch Menus are available until 1pm

*Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish or eggs may increase your risk of food borne illness.

Late Night Snack Bar

  • Tater Tot Bar with Chili and Cheese Sauce (additional sauces available) $7.00 each
  • S’mores Bar (No Charge, Ask for Details)
  • Sonoran Dog Food Truck $9.00 each

Italian Buffet

39.00 per person

Entrees (Please choose 2)

  • Chicken Parmesan-Breaded Breast of Chicken with Marinara Sauce
  • Mozzarella and Parmesan Cheese
  • Chicken Marsala-Breast of Chicken topped with Marsala Mushroom Sauce
  • Chicken Piccata-Breast of Chicken sautéed in White Wine, Lemon and Capers
  • Penne Pasta with Grilled Chicken, Basil Pesto, Pinenuts, Kalamata Olives & Feta Cheese
  • Eggplant Parmesan
  • Meat or Vegetarian Lasagna

Pasta (Please choose 1)

  • Penne with Alfredo sauce
  • Baked Manicotti Romano-Overstuffed Pasta with Ricotta Cheese and Basil
  • topped with a Marinara Sauce
  • Penne Pasta with diced Tomatoes, Kalamata Olives, & Feta Cheese

Buffet Includes:

  • Garlic Bread in place of Rolls
  • Your choice of Salad and Vegetable

Southwestern Cookout Buffet

$42.00 per person (Please choose 2)

Buffet Includes:

  • Mesquite Grilled Top Sirloin Steak
  • Honey Bourbon Chicken
  • Or Flank Steak with Honey Jalapeno sauce
  • BBQ Chicken
  • and
  • Ranch Beans or Fiesta Corn
  • Cornbread can be substituted in place of rolls
  • and your choice of salad and vegetable

Choose Your Sides

Side Dishes (Choose 2)

  • Green Beans Almondine
  • Seasonal Grilled Vegetables and Peppers,
  • Squash, Portabella Mushrooms, Corn,
  • Roasted Broccolini
  • Asparagus, Caramelized Brussel Sprouts
  • Or Chef’s Choice
  • Garlic Herb Mashed Potatoes
  • Roasted Red Potatoes
  • Rice Pilaf
  • Steamed Jasmine or Brown Rice
  • Fiesta Corn
  • Pasta Salad

Salads (Choose 1)

  • Caesar Salad
  • Garden Green Salad with Ranch and Vinaigrette Dressing
  • Apple Pecan Salad with Goat Cheese and Balsamic Vinaigrette
  • Cole Slaw

Unless otherwise indicated all entrees include

  • Homemade Warm Rolls and Butter
  • Or Garlic Bread
  • Coffee, Decaf, Hot & Iced Tea Station, and Lemonade

La Maraposa Resort Venue Agreements and Policies

Thank you for selecting La Mariposa. We look forward to serving you. All reservations and arrangements are subject to management regulations, and the following terms and conditions:

Time Limit: 4 hour of rental of area for reception, and 5 hours rental for ceremony and reception. Extra time will be charged at $500 an hour. Access to the Starlight Room is available 4 hours prior to your event.

Deposit: No tentative reservations are made. A 25% non-refundable Deposit is required at the time that reservations are made. An additional 25% deposit is due 3 months after booking. Deposits will be applied to the balance of the event.

Refunds: First deposit is non-refundable. Monies on deposit in excess of the 25% non-refundable Deposit will be refunded when cancellation is made at least 6 months or more prior to the reserved event date.

Guarantee: Your guarantee must be received 7 to 10 days prior to the event. When making reservations for your event, an attendance guarantee number is required. All balances are due and payable based upon the minimum guarantee number.
Balances: All balances are due when your guarantee is made.

Food: All food items (except wedding cakes) will be provided by La Mariposa. In figuring the total food and beverage price, we add 20% gratuity and 8.1% sales tax to all food and beverage items.

Flowers and Decor: La Mariposa does not supply centerpieces. Flowers are the sole responsibility of the party representative. La Mariposa will offer a florist’s service to you. No rice or any artificial flower petals are allowed outside, groups may have bubbles, or birdseed. No glitter or confetti is allowed on any tables.

Music: Volume of music must comply with City of Tucson noise ordinances.

Lost and Found items: La Mariposa is not responsible for any items left behind after an event.

Alcohol: La Mariposa is the only authorized licensee for selling or serving liquor on the premises. By law, no alcoholic beverages may be brought to the premises including the parking lot. Any individual caught bringing in their own alcohol will be asked to leave immediately. No alcoholic beverages will be served to anyone without legal identification. La Mariposa practices a Reliable Consumption Policy and reserves the right to refuse service to anyone, and to end a reception if laws are violated.

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Our address

1501 N. Houghton Rd. Tucson, AZ 85749 

Call Us

(520) 633 7891

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Amanda - La Mariposa Event Manager

Amanda Vatthauer

Event Manager
520 633 7891

Steve Brennan

Owner/General Manager
520 250 6070

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