Blue Adobe Grille
Blue Adobe Grille

Blue Adobe Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blueadobegrille.com/
  • Phone: (480) 314-0550
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch & Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 9:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 10:30pm

    Happy Hour ( Bar & Patio Only)
    3 - 6pm (Monday - Friday)
    9 - Midnight Friday & Saturday Night
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Mexican / Southwestern, Seafood
  • Executive Chef: Jose Leyva (Founder & Owner)
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Our professional staff can tailor a menu that will wow your guests. Whether you are looking for a full, sit-down dinner for a wedding, a casual buffet for your private party, or an impressive corporate lunch, we will take care of the details. When you are looking for a full service, custom caterer, Blue Adobe will make your wedding reception, party or corporate event flawless.
    Call or email Blue Adobe Santa Fe Grille to discuss your catering menu for your upcoming wedding, corporate event, or party.
    480-314-0550 or diana@blueadobegrille.com
  • Entertainment: Live Acoustic Music
    Thursday 6:30 - 9:30pm
    Friday 8:00 - 11:00pm
    Saturday 8:00 - 11:00pm

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Between Via Linda & Shea Blvd.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Blue Adobe Grille
Since June of 2000, Award Winning Blue Adobe Santa Fe Grille has been delivering excellence to raving fans all across the Valley.
Jose Leyva, Chef and Founder, opened Blue Adobe in June of 2000. Chef Leyva is leading our culinary efforts in Scottsdale, with strict attention to original recipes. This consistency has made Blue Adobe Grille an Award Winning Destination. What sets Chef Leyva's Southwestern and Santa Fe Cuisine apart from the rest is his unique ability to deliver spice while maintaining incredible flavor. We refer to this simultaneous combination as a "Flavorful Spice".
Scottsdale's Best Mexican 2012
- AZCENTRAL.com
Blue Adobe Santa Fe Grille one of the Valley's Best Restaurants
- Phoenix Magazine
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Blue Adobe Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
47 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)great for outdoor dining (27)fit for foodies (14)good for groups (13)kid-friendly (12)great for lunch (10)vibrant bar scene (8)hot spot (7)special occasion (6)late-night find (5)romantic (2)great for brunch (1)notable wine list (1)scenic view (1)Show More
  • Dropped reservation
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    They dropped our reservation out of the system after we got there. But we found room in the bar. Good food and service in the bar.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Southwest Style
    phnxrthVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2014
    It's with a little reluctance that I give Blue Adobe Grille a thumbs up, I guess because my husband is the one who loves spicy food. But if you want excellent TexMex, this is the place. The portions are huge, the service is practically unbelievable, (where does the owner find whole persons to hire in this day and age?) the restaurant appeals to a broad spectrum of diners. And the food passes the leftovers test, possibly the most reliable test of well prepared food.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh and soooo tasty
    Lolita
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I have been to the Blue Adobe 4 times in two years. Each time the food was so fresh and delicious. We have had different dishes each time and each time every dish is as good as the last . We brought friends and they all love it! You cannot go wrong with the entire menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Night with the Family!
    BirthdayDiner
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We love Blue Adobe! We have never been disappointed with the service or food. We went to celebrate a birthday, and had a really nice time. The live music (guitarist) began playing just before dessert time which was a nice ending to a fun evening out.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great wait staff
    BandB
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    I wanted an item that is only on the bar menu. Our server got it for me on the patio and I was so appreciative. The Blue Adobe has been a favorite for years, but I wish they would put some of the old favorites back on their menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice for casual dining
    AZDreamer
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    We came here for a late dinner on the way home from work. The patio is great for dining this time of year - it's a little dark back there, but it's just light enough to read the menus and see fellow diners. The food is fine - not outstanding, but enjoyable. It came out fast and hot. The vegetarian enchiladas were especially good. The guacamole was a bit bland. I got the feeling there was a lot of new staff, but overall, they did a nice job. There was a game going on and there were a few cheering fans sitting in the bar, but the noise wasn't overwhelming on the patio. I would definitely come back next time I'm in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Best
    VVWDAWVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    We can't wait to get back to Scottsdale every year to be able to eat at Blue Adobe Grille. It is the best southwestern food not only in Scottsdale but also in at least several western states. The Cruz Kitchen Signature is wonderful; it comes with 3 fantastic items, some of which usually goes home for the next day. But everything on the menu is great, including the steak items.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good evening w/live music
    LetsEatVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Took family here for Friday night dining. Not your typical greasy Mexican food. Great seafood selection. Adults loved their food and kiddy menu offered a good variety.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    MikeytodVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Now I know why this joint has so many positive reviews. Food and service were amazing.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Local Mexican Place
    CFNOBISVIP
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    There are a lot of Mexican places to eat in Scottsdale but we selected this place due to the reviews on this site. We were not misled. The salsa was one of the best I ever had. I ordered the Chimichanga which was huge. I usually could eat the average size one but could only finish half of this one. It was full of shredded beef and lots of it. My wife had the two Chili Rellano's filled with chicken. She was unable to finish this as well. We will be returning here whenever possible.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyable Meal
    Petrus
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    On vacation, we wanted to try some regional cuisine. We find American portions over-facing. We had no problem ordering a starter (Hatch Catch) and a main course (Spooning Rellenos); both to share. The Hatch Catch was excellent - very good blend of unusual tastes and the Spooning Rellenos very good (lacking sufficient flavour, especially with the side sauces being so similar and bland). The only disappointment was that only American coffee was avilable - dinnerr without an expresso is not really dinner.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great southwest restaurant
    KJlovestoeatout
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Love the salsa and chips they give to start! The food and service are both great as are the drinks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time experiance
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Had friends in from VA. After dinner they commented Blue Adobe was the friendly place they have ever been to! Food was great as was the presentation. We live in Goodyear and wiosh you were closer. But we will return for sure. Thanks for a great night.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous find
    KTandfam
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    We had out of town company and found this restaurant to be just what we wanted. It was casual with excellent food and service. I would definitely make the drive to have dinner there again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great find!
    Sammie7
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Out of town and in search of a good tex-mex restaurant when told about this place. Superb waiter really made the evening. Jason was so very friendly, welcoming, helpful and terrific overall. Though this was the last night of our AZ trip and we had already enjoyed plenty of regional food, our dishes here really were fabulous! The smoked salsa was the best ever! We will return to this spot when next in AZ!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blue Adobe Grille is terrific!
    rose6650
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Visiting from out of state with my husband and searched for a well reviewed restaurant serving southwestern food. Was very happy with Blue Adobe Grille AND, as it turns out, I had been there two years before and can still taste that delicious lunch. Chips, salsa, tacos, rice, beans, steak...it was all deliciously prepared and served by a wonderful waitress. Do sit outside if you can, especially at night when they have the lights on. Unusual drink menu too. A must try!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Blue Adobe
    Katrina
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Our favorite place.....great food and service. We drive 25 miles to eat here!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Yummy
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We love it here. We asked some friends to join us that had never been there. They also loved it. They couldn't believe how good the food was. My favorite is the Chip Chop Salad with Salmon. My hubby loves it too. But his fav is the Kabobs. Love this place!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent2nd time
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    We went for my husbands birthday this week as we had been before and he loved it. We chose different things from the menu, and we're again pleasantly surprised. It was all good And nice to get a salad and desert for Thursday special. We'll be back and bringing our out of town guests!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • RAHO
    Dined on 8/13/2014
    After making a reservation through Open Table, we were seated in the highest traffic lane in the restaurant, a narrow space with constant flow of wait staff. Food was average quality, heavy on beans and rice, light on meat. I ordered stacked enchiladas, received a single, chicken enchilada.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good place
    GraceVIP
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The food was about average, but the service was outstanding.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Funtime
    dineoutnewby
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great food. Worth the drive from Phoenix. Would recommend to friends.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bernz
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Great relaxed atmosphere. Great service. Friendly staff all around. Brought several groups of friends there and all were impressed with the food and service. Definitely on our frequent diner list!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 24 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4.2
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 363 reviews are from the Blue Adobe Grille reviews archive.
  • would like to see small plates
    PassinbyVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    We enjoy each visit to the Blue Adobe but take home as much food as we eat. The waiter said some small plate items were taken off the menu. I think it would be great if the owners would put back and add smaller volumes of food. It's really too much to eat at one setting. Also think the menu is confusing. Would appreciate more ala carte items.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican food in town
    Yep23VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    The spices and chilies they use really make for a unique and flavorful experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great meal
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    Great music, delicious food, would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue adobe
    katiegio
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Constantly great food you can feel comfortable suggest Blue Adobe to friends
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    We love the Blue Adobe, most notably the friendly, personable people who work their, excellent service, and seafood choices. Blue Adobe puts an interesting twist on traditional Mexican food. While they have traditional items on the menu their salmon is the best I've had anywhere, salmon ceasar, salmon wrap, salmon tacos or salmon dinner. They also have a shrimp pizza and shrimp cocktail that are to die for! Oh, and the lobster dip, amazing too. Thank you Michael, Ashley, Rob, Jose and staff for taking such good care of us.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found Open Table - satisfied
    Alan
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We drove from downtown Phoenix to Blue Adobe Grille based on reviews we read on Open Table and elsewhere. Our server was very attentive, friendly and helpful. The food was very good - not incredibly awesome. I'm a margarita purist and was directed to the appropriate option to order. It was also very good. We arrived 20 minutes early for our reservation and were seated immediately. The vibe of the place was active (which we enjoyed). Not a romantic get-away. I had the signature Carne Adovada lazy tacos and my wife had the chicken tacos. The Carne Adovada was tasty and tender but not as amazing as the waiter indicated it would be. Overall, we were happy with our meal, thought the value was good and would go back if in the area.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Neighborhood Restaurant
    somethingdifferent
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This is one of our go to restaurants in our neighborhood for lunch or dinner. Food is always good. Service is always good. Owner/manager always chats with us. Can get a little noisy at dinner as they have a smallish bar area that is open to the restaurant and always has a live singer. The two other couples with us who had never been were very impressed and said they would love to come back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Casual evening out
    Golfer18
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    A good casual dining restaurant with an excellent bar. I was there on a Saturday night and they had live music which was a treat. Enjoyed the experience and thought the food was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyable Dinning
    moonbeam
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    We had a delicious meal and we sat on the patio where it was quiet and comfortable. Our waiter, Nick, was very efficient and friendly and we were celebrating a Birthday and he treated us to a delicious Chocolate chip cookie pie with ice-cream and chocolate sauce...we loved it! WE will definitely go back soon. Our favorite, is the chili, chicken , corn chowder......yum yum!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    This is a local "go-to" for us - drag all our friends and have created quite a circle of regulars; Mike has done a great job growing his business in all the right ways - food is great, service always good - just a total fun time!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • No as Advertised
    Disappointed
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We went here for Mother's Day Brunch. On the Open Table website it advertised there was a buffet brunch featuring a per person charge. They had no special menu, no breakfast items and no brunch. The restaurant didn't seem to know anything about this. It seems to be Open Table's mistake. My advice is call the restaurant, since Open Table does not.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Very enjoyable
    Magpie
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    We were in Scottsdale for meetings and hoped to find some out of the ordinary Mexican food. The Blue Adobe Grille certainly fit the bill. The food was delicious. Our waitress, Kinley, went out of her way to make our experience enjoyable, and the outside seating was delightful.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NM foodie
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I had high expectations, having having lived in New Mexico. The salsa and corn crab cake appetizers were fine but I was disappointed in the entrees. Mine came out overdone, a friend's Carne Adovda was tough. I realize we had a table of 6 and it seemed very busy. Very loud inside, glad we had a patio table.
    Special Features:
    Great for Outdoor Dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food and very good service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/30/2014
    Great food and great service - street/parking lot amviance not the best but still worth it.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our Favorite in Scottsdale
    VVWDAWVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    We eat here quite often because it is so good and so unique. We love the Hatch Chile Chicken Corn Chowder. Their Guacamole and their salsa are great. And the Cruz Kitchen Signature is the best "combo" that you could ever have. This is definitely on the top of our list for Scottsdale restaurants.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best Mexican
    Katie
    Dined on 4/21/2014
    Have decided this is our New Mexican Fav. Food is delicious, bean dip is the best in town! we've been introducing some of our friends to the Adobe and they've all agreed, it's great!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • GW
    tinterbell
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    We have gone twice now and have great meal on each occasion.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic