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Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails
Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails

Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.hiltonelconquistador.com/sundance-epazote-en.html
  • Phone: (520) 544-1705
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Southwest, Comfort Food, American
  • Executive Chef: Jan Osipowicz
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: El Conquistador Way
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Free Valet Parking
A word from Epazote Kitchen & Cocktails
A new dining experience at the Hilton El Conquistador. Literally translated as "Mexican Tea", Epazote is prominently used in Southwest cuisine to add spicy yet earthy flavor somewhat reminiscent of fennel. Inspired by this flavor and the traditions of the Southwest.

Enjoy Southwestern dishes featuring locally sourced specialties such as Arizona grass feed beef, Southwest mountain trout, Colorado lamb, selected cheeses and Arizona grown produce. Along with your meal, you will enjoy some of the most spectacular views of Pusch Ridge, on the outdoor patio.

Featuring a wide selection of tequilas, locally brewed beers and Arizona Wines. Those looking to sample a taste of the Southwest will be able to select from a bar menu of delectable options ideal for a shared dinner or snack.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Diner Reviews
  • "Everything about the setting, service, ambience, etc, was excellent. Just one minor suggestion--I had the roast pork that was fork tender, perfectly spiced and presented with a wonderful sauce/gravy==BUT the choice to serve jicama cold and citrusy with it just added nothing==any warm vegetable would have enhanced the plate."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "We ate here 3 times, once for breakfast and twice for dinner. The breakfast took a really long time from order to delivery, but the food was very good. The dinner service was very good. The food at dinner was excellent."
    Dined on 7/25/2014
  • "Was a little embarrassed to have had reservations for 4 and to be given a table with only 2 place settings and water glasses that didn't match had 2 water rounded glasses and 2 Hi-ball glasses at the same table. Placemats and silverware were brought after our bar drinks arrived having everyone to lift their glasses and adjust the table..."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "A lovely spot with attentive yet not imposing service. Great food. Splendid variety on the menu!"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We have been here three times now and each time has been great. Good is excellent with changing special menu that is fantastic."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Our evening at Epazote was in celebration of our 48th anniversary and my sister's birthday. The ambience, service, and most definitely the food were beyond our expectations. We'll do it again soon!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "We try to go there every year, since we got married there in 1992. We were sad that Iverna wasn't there, but good for her to be able to retire. Food was excellent as always. We always enjoy our time there. Thank you."
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "For the place and the prices the food is not good. Service was poor. Asked for a specific drink, the bar tender served a different one because he didn't have the one ordered thinking we would not notice. Nachos were soggy, meat was overcooked. Music too loud. Waiter did not do anything to earn her tip. Will definitely not go back. Their web page looks completely different. It's shame, location and views and beautiful."
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "Epizote is a beautiful restaurant, their service was on point & the food was outstanding!! I completely recommend Epizote to be tried by everyone!!"
    Dined on 5/16/2014
  • "Very satisfying Saturday night service, meal and ambiance. Despite a long wait for our entrees, our appetizers kept us quiet. Our party of four sampled different dishes- the roast pork was fabulous as was the swordfish. Our chicken eater got exactly what he wanted; juicy and on the bone. I had a simpler shrimp over arugula- it was fine. Our server was very accommodating- a hard worker. We will return, for sure."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "They have great margaritas! We were seated at a table to the left of the bar above the steps which was nearly dark enough to watch a movie from. No offer to move us. We both used our flashlights to read the menu (which I never do). The much touted (website & waitstaff) short rib entrée is very sweet which detracted from the meat. The meat was actually overcooked in my opinion. The natural fat in a short rib which helps create the tenderness in a braise was long gone. I am guessing that it was finished in a microwave based on the speed of arrival at our table. We also had their version of a wedge salad as the other entrée. Puny. Due to the very low light it was also hard to see the julienned cucumbers to find them with the fork. "
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "First time visit to Epazote Kitchen, celebrating my wife's birthday. The food and drinks are excellent. Definatley will return."
    Dined on 4/29/2014
  • "Crab tower is a fantastic appetizer. The ahi tuna was good, but not great. Beef short ribs are phenomenal!!! Great spot to watch the sun light up the mountains as it fades near dusk. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "We have been to this restaurant several times and the food and service have always been very good. This time our guest had the Sirloin and I had the Iron Steak. The third person had the Bison Berger. The berger was great as always. My steak was over cooked and chewy and the potatoes and other vegetables were so black as to be unrecognizable. The sirloin was the size of a large new red potato and at $28.00 that seemed very over priced. It was also over cooked. Our waiter rushed though everything he did for us and never returned with water or refills. "
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "For the most part everything was great. I did not like the fried Cactus because it was slimy. But, I guess that is the way is is supposed to be."
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "My husband and I were staying at the Hilton Tucson El Conquistador. We were looking for a restaurant in the area to have dinner since we were going to the Great American Playhouse that evening. We decided to try the Epazote restaurant which was in the hotel. I was exceptionally overjoyed with the menu, our server Elisa and the fantastic food. We had the crab tower as an appetizer - the smoky beef short ribs and the salmon special for the evening. Thanks for an amazing dining experience."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "There is no denying the view from resort is spectacular, but everything after that was a couple of notches down. Drinks were a bit slow to arrive and very pricey, especially for the margarita ($12) with very little tequila. The complimentary "chips" were in fact a small basket containing a plain baked (burned) tortilla and two cornmeal muffins. No salsa was served, but it didn't matter because the tortilla was too thin and crumbly to be of any use for dipping. Dinner took 30 minutes to arrive. My wife's chicken enchilada had very little chicken and was nothing special flavor-wise. I had shrimp on skewer. There were six large shrimp, slightly overcooked, drizzled with an enchilada sauce. Overall okay, but not great, especially for the price."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "This was the second time we've eaten at this restaurant. The food is mediocre at best. Too many better restaurants close by. We went because we were meeting friends that were staying at the hotel. We live in Tucson and probably won't go back to this one."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "Visited for a romantic anniversary dinner. The setting was very nice; we sat outside and could see stars above the palm trees and excellently landscaped patio area which included vibrant flowers. We started with nachos (best we've ever had) before sharing the trout (decent) and the iron skillet beef (superb!) To finish the evening we had the cheesecake which was decent. The wine list is respectable; we had a bottle of Lost Angel Pinot Noir which we found medium dry and pleasantly sweet but not overly so. Overall we enjoyed the ambiance and the food was spectacular. I recommend if you are in the area to give Epazote a try. Sit outside if you can as the booths are very wide and not very intimate. We also had excellent service."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Beautiful hotel and restaurant and view. Great food and great service. What more could you ask for?"
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Excellent tortilla soup. Great view. Convenient location for us."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "All four entrees were to-die for...beautiful presentation...staff bent over backwards to accommodate us."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "The food wasn't good at all, drinks were flat and the entrees had no flavor. It was a disappointing restaurant."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Ambience, hostess, and food and drinks were all good. Our waitress just disappeared and we had to finally notify manager for wine, which he was gracious enough to charge to the house. It is a nice place for lunch out on the veranda overlooking the pool in a beautiful hotel. But wait staff needs more training."
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "Some great dishes - the salad, the pork stew to die for - others just ok. More attention to detail needed. Undercooked asparagus and white beans, food not properly seasoned, no epazote in the beans..."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "Took the whole family to celebrate our birthdays and anniversary. Wonderful experience. We drove 45min from our home and was worth the drive. Everything about our dinner and experience was perfect. Waitress was great. Very patient with all of us picky eaters!!! Highly recommend."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "We decided to try the restaurant for Christmas Eve since I am a vegetarian and have a difficult time finding good selections that are tasty when others in our party eat meat. I had been in this restaurant previously when it was Dos Locos but had not tried it since it changed to Epazote. The server was extremely efficient, polite, and knowledgeable about the selections. The food was well presented and extremely delectable. I was pleasantly surprised. The staff, in general, was very friendly and made you feel at home. I definitely would recommend the restaurant to others."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "The view of the mountains just behind this gorgeous resort are worth the trip from Tucson for dinner or cocktails. Although I generally find hotel restaurants to be uninspiring, Epazote has an interesting menu, and the food is well-prepared. Lovely open dining room allows for conversation without shouting, unlike many restaurants."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "We decided to give it a try only because it was on the OpenTable list. Normally we do not frequent Hotel Restaurants. The Hilton El Conquistador is a beautiful hotel, spa and golf resort and has always been a good supporter of the Oro Valley community: the staff members are friendly and helpful. But we were a bit disappointed in Epazote. We booked using OpenTable and sat inside. The menu is limited and the wine list too (no Zinfandel or Shiraz). I had the Big Bison Burger which was tasty but not notable. My Wife had the trout which was very good but not served hot enough (her food was warm). Our server was very good and even had the manager adjust the AC which was blasting cold air. So all that said, Just Another Hotel Restaurant."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Excellent service. Main courses were very good as was my wife's arugula salad with goat cheese. I was a little disappointed with the rock shrimp ceviche appetizer which was a little heavy on the coconut milk and a little light on the spice. Very reasonably priced wine list."
    Dined on 10/21/2013
  • "We enjoyed the light appetizers on the bar menu. Presentation was great as was the atmosphere and service. The only issue was we changed our party size from 4 to 6 people 24 hrs before our arrival on open-table and they had no record of it. It only took 5 minutes to set up for the larger party and everything was great from there."
    Dined on 10/9/2013
  • "This restaurant is inside a hotel. We dined on Monday so the restaurant was very quiet but did nit make us feel uncomfortable. There was a 1st birthday celebration for the restaurant with a three course margarita dinner. Three margaritas for three courses, $30, very good deal. Food was very good."
    Dined on 9/30/2013
  • "The food was good and the margaritas were well made and tasty. Good gluten free menu and very accommodating of my allergies and very willing to check with the chef and bartender for ingredients"
    Dined on 9/27/2013
  • "Wonderful menu for restaurant week, killer margarita's that went so well with corn chowder, duck and pork shank. Sat at bar and just loved it! Corn chowder should be on permanent menu!"
    Dined on 9/26/2013
  • "My girlfriend and I visited Epazote during restaurant week and had a great night. We went on a Wednesday night so the the restaurant wasn't too busy and we were able to sit on the patio with a great view of the resort grounds. The restaurant menu was fairly limited but everything we tried was great! The margaritas that came with each course were also amazing, overall it was a great night!"
    Dined on 9/25/2013
  • "Wonderful preparation and thoughtful ideas for a great dining experience. This is one of the hidden wonders of Oro Valley!"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "We went for restaurant week and the deal was GREAT! Margaritas were excellent, food was excellent, and service and vibe were good. Prices on the menu looked a little on the high side, but what I would expect from a resort restaurant. The menu items looked great and we will definitely be going back to try more from the menu."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Incredible meal and service! Every meal ordered at our table was unbelievably tasty. All 5 of them! Service was top notch and we were treated with much respect."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "Four of us dined at Epazote on a Friday night. It was busy, which is not common locally in this part of the season. Service was excellent. All 4 meals were excellent. The server was knowledgeable, helpful and attentive. The patio setting at sunset is spectacular."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "The food was only fair at best. My bison burger was a preformed patty with no taste. I am a butcher who knows flavor. So the restaurant needs to become gourmet....especially in its great location. The fries were good, my girlfriends fish was fine, but only served with a Skinless "broiled?" tomato....the place must get better"
    Dined on 9/12/2013