Blue Adobe Grille - Scottsdale

4.3
1416 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican / Southwestern
We are a Mexican Grille influenced by the real flavors of Mexico and Santa Fe. We have the ability to deliver spice that maintains its flavor. We call this culinary magic "A Flavorful Spice."

Outstanding Service, Casual Atmosphere, Live Acoustic Music, Indoor/Outdoor Bar with 18 seats, Patio and Separate Dining Area

Most Popular Dishes: Chimichilada, Christmas Stack, Carne Adobada, Jalla Holla Steak, Portabella Enchiladas

Most Popular Margaritas: Cucombre, Prickly Pear, Ferrari, Cruz Caddy

We are located one block north of Shea on Frank Llooyd Wright Blvd in Scottsdale

Experiences

  • "Catch & Carry" Friday

    Multiple dates available

    "Catch & Carry" It's FINALLY Friday! Come by The Blue and enjoy Mahi Mahi fish tacos, topped with our house made mango salsa, for just $12.95. Pair that with a chilled glass of Kin Crawford Savignon Blanc from the bar for $9.95.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1416 people are saying
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Lynn
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience3

We loved Blue Adobe when Michael owned and operated it. We were hoping the new owners would maintain the same high food standards. The special nachos plate was good, but much smaller than before. We had two orders of shrimp tacos and one order of shredded beef tacos. All three of us agreed that the tacos lacked flavor and were dry. We may not return.

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vipluv4food04
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Downhill since the new owners took over. Just look at the reviews.

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TomP
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Disappointed that the food was not true “new mexican” style. Chicken inside enchiladas was small chopped bits and a little tough.

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SteveW
Denver
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service. Tamale was a little dry, chile rellenos was excellent.

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vipstal
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food2service5ambience3

Our server Nick was friendly and efficient. Blue Adobe has long been a favorite of ours, but the food was not good this time. The tortillas were chewy, and the enchilada filling had no seasoning and only a dollop of salsa verde. I don’t think we will be returning to Blue Adobe.

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KimberlyBoyle
Hawaii
7 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Loved this place years ago… but made reservations while we were in Scottsdale this time around and got horrible service and mediocre food. It was hard to get drinks, even water and took over an hour before we were even asked if we were ready to order. Luckily there was live music and we were in a casual mood, so it wasn’t that big of a deal… but I would have dragged my husband to my “old favorite spot” clear across town from where we were staying had I known.

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vipdavidl
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Disappointed. In almost empty restaurant, took 90 minutes to get food from time of ordering. Received wrong food from what was ordered. Drink size have been reduced significantly.
Unfortunately, the restaurant is under new ownership (as told by waiter who could only apologize for all mishaps), and it is obvious new owners are Not paying attention to what made this restaurant great before. We used to eat in or order takeout from Blue Abode 2-3 times a month for the last 5 years.
Will probably give it one more try in a few weeks to see if things improve, if not, will have to find new spot for good southwestern food.

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vipluv4food04
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall1food2service2ambience2

Disappointing. New owners are changing it all up. A good, local gem is no longer at Blue Adobe aka “The Adobe Grille”?! Changing the menu, restaurant name, servers, quality of food. You can tell they are pinching the pennies on food. Smaller serving sizes. Mediocre at best.
Sad. We use to come here once a week but sadly it’s not worth it anymore :(
Owners have an Italian spot next door that’s just as mediocre.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Under new ownership, many things changed for the worse. Salsa completely different as was green sauce and vegetable enchiladas mostly just filled with zucchini and smaller portions. This was our 1-2x a week hang out. Likely not going back unless they can bring the old goodness back.

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vipCBFoodie
Dallas
66 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

Apparently, the chef/owner sold the business 3 weeks ago. The new owner has some improving to do:

Pros:

- Good margaritas
- Great staff - very friendly and willing to listen to issues

Cons:

- Lukewarm food - entrees and sides were just warm
- Many of the red and blue tortillas ships tasted rancid
- The green and red chile sauces had very little flavor. They were lacking the robust flavors found with these sauces.

Hopefully, these issues will be corrected.

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msjo
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ordered the filet medallion and peach sangria. All I can say is, YUM! So delicious and the temp was just right for the patio!

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DavidB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I will go back for certain...kinda says it all!

Dave

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My son and I enjoyed a very nice dinner on the patio. It was peaceful, food was very good, and service was excellent.

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vipMNair
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good food and service. Very extensive menu with lots of choices.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

First visit in 2 years. While the food was still good, it was not as good as it was before the pandemic. Salsa lacked the pecan wood smoked flavor it once had, perhaps it was the batch or the recipe was changed? One person in our party thought the chicken in the stacked enchiladas was chewy. We’ll wait awhile before giving it another chance.

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vipMoonRiver
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the meatloaf entree and their outdoor area is simply lovely. Please bring back pork tenderloin on the menu. New owners are lovely people.

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KristiA
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server Allie was a breath of fresh air - she was wonderful!

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AudraC
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a great find! The food was fabulous. Great service. We will definitely be back again

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JimA
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Adpbe Grille never disappoints. Great food and service and live music on the weekends.

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vipPogoberg
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always Blue Adobe delivers on both very tasty quality food and constantly excellent service. One of our favorite restaurants!

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BootsieBarker
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent New Mexico cuisine. The service was attentive and flavors were fantastic. I only wish this restaurant were closer to my home.

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MikeH
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time -- excellent experience. Will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything we ordered! We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome authentic Southwestern food - great service and great food!!

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Jennifer
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was pleasant, food was hot and delicious, and we look forward to going back.

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vipstal
Phoenix
58 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Everything about this dinner was perfect. Our server was attentive and knowledgeable. My husband enjoyed the special of the evening, the tostadas. My ancho salmon was perfect.

KJ
vipKJlovestoeatout
Phoenix
87 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food excellent as usual. Our server was Bella! Friendly, knowledgeable and thoughtful! Terrific!
Always a great evening. We left just before the band came on. Next time we will go later!

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July2021
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience3

Quality of food was significantly lower than previous visits to this location. Below average compared to other similar restaurants.

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Paula
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

This was our first time to Blue Adobe Grill. We were pleased with the menu selections - a wide variety to choose from. We especially liked the unique spin on certain items, like the shrimp stuffed chili relleno with mango salsa. The food was fresh, cooked perfectly, and very tasty. Our server was attentive. The only thing I could complain about (down to a 3 star rating) was the pricing. Our meals were $18 and $21, which I consider a bit high for lunch. Overall, it was a very good experience, and I would return again.

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vipGolfnSki
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We just love the creative dishes here but a special shout out goes to the beef stuffed chili rellenos. Always fantastic and the pork adovada shouldn’t be missed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place with great food & friendly staff!!!! We will definitely be going back again!!!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Service was very good. Food was good. But the margaritas were poor. I got the house margarita on the rocks. Guess I should have known better when it’s called the Killer. First sip was like flavored water. Used the straw to get to the bottom and it was room temperature. Waitress said they don’t chill the mix and as for the lack of flavor, she informed me I got the house margarita.
My wife got an upgraded margarita, but had the same results. Warm on the bottom. It did have a better taste but still weak. We didn’t order anymore drinks after that.

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vipPogoberg
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always, delicious food and impeccable service. One of our favorite places to eat in the valley.

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vipROBERTG
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT margaritas. Food and service excellent as well

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My family and I have never had a bad experience here. Food and service was exceptional, as always.

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vipCarol
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've been patrons of Blue Adobe for years. The food is consistently great and the chips and salsa are the best we have had. Recommend a reservation, especially on the weekends.

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vipPogoberg
Phoenix
56 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service as always!

MB
MichaelB
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly, great service, large portions. A bit loud and a bit loose on servers wearing masks.

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vipRobbK
New England
21 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Good little restaurant. Went there for the outdoor dinning and live music but live music is inside. Door was good except for the brisket which was supper dry. Drinks were tasty and service was good.

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StaceyJ
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food was good, big portions. We were surprised they had a band playing on Friday night which was a nice addition.

FAQs

Blue Adobe Grille - Scottsdale offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 314-0550.

Blue Adobe Grille - Scottsdale is rated 4.3 stars by 1416 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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