Blue Adobe Grille
Blue Adobe Grille

Blue Adobe Grille

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.blueadobegrille.com/
  • Phone: 4803140550x
  • 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, Southwest
  • 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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  • Diners' Choice WinnerKid Friendly
  • Diners' Choice WinnerSouthwest
Blue Adobe Grille reviews from OpenTable diners
37 reviews since June 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.4
    Service4.5
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (28)great for outdoor dining (19)fit for foodies (13)kid-friendly (11)great for lunch (9)good for groups (9)hot spot (8)vibrant bar scene (6)special occasion (4)late-night find (4)great for brunch (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Food, Service, Noise and Parking
    tomas
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    The food is great, but the service was very slow. Also, the noise level is tremendous, usually had no idea what my guest was saying to me, since I don't read lips.! Good luck in finding a parking place near the restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, great service
    JayGVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    We were in Scottsdale for a weekend and found the Blue Adobe Grill. The food was excellent and the service on par with the best restaurants around. They have a nice outdoor patio, that was reasonably quite considering it is surrounded by a parking lot. Their menu has so many tempting items that it was hard to decide. I went for the shrimp rellano and lobster tamale. All I can say is YUMMY!. We had a great meal with a great server. Highly recommended and it is very reasonably priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Even Great Steaks
    VVWDAWVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    We wanted something a little different from their wonderful Southwest items, so we both tried one of their steak entrees. They are 6 ounce fillets which are very tender and tasty. They have several selections, each coming with either a different sauce and/or different side items. We were both very pleased with our dinners. And to top it off, it was "True Blue Thursday" when you get either a salad or soup and creme brulee with any of their Blue Plate entrees or Steaks for free. We both had the Hatch Chile Chicken Corn Chowder which was fantastic. I can't say enough good stuff about the food at this place! We come back often.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Pleased with visit
    outtatown
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Saw restaurant as recommended via Google so gave it a try. We were on vacation and wanted to try something new yet wanted some familar Mexican dishes. Food was good, service was very friendly and helpful in deciding. Our girls had good options they liked. Live singer was nice touch. We had a good time there.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Authenic Southwestern cuisine
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We were looking for a local restaurant that specialized in Southwestern cuisine. The Blue Adobe Grill fit the bill perfectly. Food options were excellent and our choices were excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a fun night
    BBAz
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    Blue Adobe is consistently a great place for casual dinner and drinks. We love the New Mexican style enchiladas which can be done with chicken, beef or pork, with or without the egg on top. Great margaritas and draft brews.
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We live out of town and look
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 3/25/2014
    We live out of town and look forward to eating here when we travel to Scottsdale. The food is so good that we had dinner here two evenings in a row. This way we had the chance to try some of their other great entrees.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Adobe ...So good!
    jaaamster
    Dined on 3/24/2014
    Not the first time I have gone there. I have never been disappointed. The homemade roasted salsa served with chips is soooo good. Everyone in our group of 4 had something different, and none of us was disappointed. Service and seating was great on the patio. The restaurant cooperated with our group, bringing in a birthday cake that we had brought with us secretly. Totally great experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Repeat Customers
    Lefty
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We always make a point of eating here whenever we make to the Phoenix area for Spring Training. Great food. Reservations advised.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Noisy, poor service, average food
    GastroKav
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    I'd heard good thing and made a point of going there. Meh. The awful live music didn't help. If you like bad covers of Hall and Oates, and average Mexican food, you'll love it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We enjoyed our dinner very
    tinterbell
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    We enjoyed our dinner very much. The Blue Adobe is a wonderful place to eat. We will go back.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A good NM find in AZ
    Spinman
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    I'm a New Mexcian food snob (grew up there) and have to say, the best Mexican cuisine I've had outside the state! The green and red chili was a little weak. Our waitress was execellente'
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "I love the relaxed feel of
    sopooro2
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    "I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home but you don't have to clean up. I will definitely would return to try more dishes. The chips & salsa are amazing and the Tenderloin Chile Relleno is the best. The owner is always pleasant, helpful and ready to accommodate.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • nice surprise - variety of choices
    SouthShoreDuo
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    We went expecting a typical New Mexican menu but discovered a great cod dinner was featured on the Friday night we were there This was a very pleasant surprise for a couple of people in our party. The wait staff was pleasant and attentive to our needs. The only complaint I have is that the portion of beans and rice that accompanied our dishes was much too large. Not only was it more than we wanted to eat, but it was crowding the main entree items that we ordered and affected the presentation of the food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Evening at Blue Adobe
    IrvS
    Dined on 3/18/2014
    Service was fair. Food tasted average and seafood enchiladas tasted more like chicken. Advertised shrimp, but none in the enchilada. They did remove the cost of the entree, but that really wasn't the purpose of dining there. Waitress hard to find. Overall I wouldn't recommend the restaurant. It was just average.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food
    DeeDee
    Dined on 3/17/2014
    My husband isn't a fan of Mexican food and I adore it. We both loved our food and all the choices. We can't wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A New Mexico gem in Scottsdale
    eall
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Delicious NM style food lovingly prepared and great service
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasty Southwestern Food
    Eric
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Tries to have a reasonably priced traditional Southwest Menu and succeeds very well. Food was excellent, but not very spicy. We visited on a Friday night with live music and it was very loud. While not exactly a typically kid-type place they had a kid menu and treated my seven-year old well. Though he was much better behaved than his average, a little boisterousness would have gone totally unnoticed in the loud atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Southwest
    MerylVIP
    Dined on 3/13/2014
    Great chicken quesadillas, fair salad. Perky wait staff and live music on Thursday's.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Southwest Food
    ClayBuckVIP
    Dined on 3/12/2014
    What a great meal! We had a beautiful night to eat on their patio. The server made some excellent recommendations and we enjoyed every bite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great menu
    lemoncream
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Four of us drove over 40 minutes to eat there. It was worth the trip. We ordered the pork tenderloin, tacos, seafood enchiladas and sampler. Everyone loved what they had. We had a very good server. The prickly pear margaritas were great. We are planning on returning soon..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great food, good vibe
    aguthart
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Dined this past Saturday and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The food was awesome and our server was attentive. The owner stopped by and checked on us, made us feel special. Will recommend to friends and family.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The food was simply fantastic.
    AAlanVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    The food was simply fantastic. This restaurant is a neighborhood gem but also worth a drive from anywhere in the Scottsdale area. A varied New Mexico centric menu with reasonable prices. Just an outstanding experience in every way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I've been there several times
    lizzy
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    I've been there several times and enjoyed each time. We always sit on the patio which is charming. The food is Santa Fe style with an excellent menu encompassing full dinners and smaller plates and great variety of choices. They have a good wine list and the service is prompt and over the top customer friendly. Over all a very pleasant dining experience! I would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Visitors Also Loved It
    VVWDAWVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    We love the food here, but we weren't sure that our out of town guests would feel the same way. But they thought it was great too. The Cruz Kitchen Signature is always a good selection because you get to try 3 of their best items. But for most people, be prepared to take home leftovers. It's a lot of food! I have somewhat of a complaint about the noise level. We've been here numerous times when there has been live music in the bar, and the music was enjoyable and not too loud. But it was very loud this visit. It was difficult to hear each other at the table. Maybe it was just this particular performer ...
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Blue Adobe
    Saraspartan
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We came with a group and had a wonderful time! Our waiter was attentive, funny and helpful. The margaritas were terrific and special dishes we'd recommend: Blue corn seafood enchiladas, raspberry chipotle pork tenderloin and meatloaf. Delicious appetizers too
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food
    FullVIP
    Dined on 3/4/2014
    We frequent this establishment every time we get out to Az. We love the food and the service. Everything is great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Best of the Best - All Catagories
    Grant
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    A+ for service, drinks, and food. Its been years since I can remember being so completely satisfied with a dining experience. We were seated promptly despite arriving to a very very full restaurant a little early for our reservations with a friendly smile. Drinks were A++ with the "must try going to the Don Culio. The entrees were just as advertised, traditional mexican cuisine taken to a much much higher "new" Mexican level. Beef tenderloin in a chile relleno breaded in panko instead of the same tired egg wash? So freaking good. Also the honey ranchero sauce on the tamale & wood grilled shrimp in the seafood enchilada were out of this world. They wrapped it up with genuinely exceptional service and a great owner check-in. Go. NOW.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • just what we were looking for!
    Yukoner
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Hi We have been in Phoenix for six days and really hadn't yet had an excellent meal. Then we found Blue Adobe Grill on Urban Spoon and it was everything the reviews had promised. Interesting selection, delicious good and outstanding, friendly, well-informed server. It was noisy but not too noisy - more of a nice, lively feel. And the best part was you could make a reservation online.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Not Santa Fe/Northern New Mexican
    illinijimbo68VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    Although billed as Santa Fe/Northern New Mexican fare, my wife and I found little that resembled that cuisine we know and love. It takes more than Hatch green chiles to define New Mexican cuisine. We found the food to be OK, but definitely not Northern New Mexican in character.
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  • Blue Adobe Grille
    Debra
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    This was our third time there. It's been great each time. Service and food. Very consistent. I have ordered something different each time and every dish has been outstanding.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always excellent. Try the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Always excellent. Try the meatloaf! Yes, meatloaf at a Southwestern restaurant. Service is great. Menu is quite varied and there is something for everyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy
    JulieVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    They have the best Ancho salmon salad. I put it on the Chip Chop Salad. It is delicious. Always have a great meal when we are there.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • What a yummy place, the food
    NyfoodieVIP
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    What a yummy place, the food was outstanding. To start the salsa was not your typical jarred salsa, definitely homemade! We went out to have the stacked enchiladas and the special combo plate which had a tamale, shrimp enchilada and stuffed poblano pepper. The only item we did not love too much was he apple sopapilla , the sopapilla was tasteless and way too much honey was drizzled on. Service was very attentive and outdoors is probably the best place to sit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Blue Adobe Great Tacos
    Hiawatha
    Dined on 2/18/2014
    This is a great restaurant. I had the salmon taco and the crab cake taco. Both were very good. The beans were also tasty. Love their iced tea, too.
    Special Features:
    special occasion, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great service
    Yeager1
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    I would go back just because of the service. Everyone was really nice and the food was really good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Variety
    20thAnniv
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    It's unique and fairly original, relative to the many other Scottsdale restaurants. A two person band was playing and they were very good. The noise level was a bit high but reasonable. My wife's dish was much spicier than advertised but the staff jumped at the opportunity to fix it. Our waiter was excellent. It's a great place for younger couples and families. Don't go looking for a romantic ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    pjlake
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Found this restaurant on open table and the menu sounded interesting. Made reservations for Valentine's dinner. When we arrived we were told there was a special limited menu for that night and we weren't able to order off the regular menu. No mention of this when I made the reservation. Special menu included 4 courses with 4 entree choices. I would have preferred just an entree and a choice off the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My wife likes this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    My wife likes this restaurant and I have enjoyed their pork tenderloin. We took friends there and were a bit embarrassed by the fact that a medium rare steak came extremely rare and, for the person involved, inedible. They took it back and cook but it throughout the entire evening it took a long time to find someone who is willing to something about the problem.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Service here is always outstanding
    billgerra
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Service here is always outstanding and the food is excellent although in this instance I think I ordered the wrong thing for my taste. All others at the table were estatic
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic