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7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort.
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Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort

4.3
167 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southwest
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  • Great for Outdoor Dining
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Scenic View
The stylish southwestern Palo Verde restaurant at the Boulders Resort is a popular stop that isn’t just for resort guests, but for local residents and visitors alike. Comfortably casual with warm décor in colors inspired by the desert setting and breathtaking views of the resort’s 6th fairway, the legendary south golf course, with scenic duck pond and dramatic rock landscape.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest, American
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: 7:00am - 11:00am daily
Dinner: Wednesday-Sunday 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 488-9009 ext. 1105
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Brian Archibald
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Catering
Please contact the Restaurant Manager for large group bookings at (480) 595-4637.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Road
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Parking details
Both self parking and complimentary Valet parking for all guests is available at the front circle of the resort.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 167 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
service
4.2
ambience
4.1
value
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83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaryAnnF (Atlanta)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Enjoyed a delicious pre-Valentine dinner. The resort and surrounding scenery is breathtaking and well worth the visit. Would have loved to play golf while visiting.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

Very nice food, staff, and ambiance. Outdoor seating was nice, except for constant vehicle traffic nearby. Mostly hotel golf carts and utility vehicles

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Had the sea bass. Very good. The lamb rib starter was phenomenal. Great service. The actual menu is different from the on line menu.

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vipmoi17 (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

BUMMER! This is a favorite spot when we are in the area (from the east coast). We booked 10:30 Sunday breakfast on the patio, received a confirmation email, and arrived to learn the restaurant was closed for a private party! Serious communication breakdown.

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RoVn (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

We spent our 25th Anniversary here. The food and service were excellent that evening. We were provided a private dining room for the experience. The scallops were delicious! We also had an excellent bottle of wine.

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viplill (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 22, 2017

Great service, location and atmosphere. Enjoyable

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OpenTable Diner (Miami)
2.0  Dined on May 3, 2017

Not good. Sorry. Dried out halibut. Inattentive waitstaff. The only thing that made it palatable was my gorgeous dinner date.

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OpenTable Diner (Portland)
4.0  Dined on April 22, 2017

Enjoyed the dinner. The patio was very nice. Food was good and menu not very extensive but a good variety.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on April 2, 2017

I have the highest regard for the Boulders resort.The restaurant had been remodeled as palo verde is now the "high" end restaurant at the resort.We went on a Sunday night. The service was ok, but extrodinarily slow. The food was mediocre at best. I would recommend eating over at the golf course or in the spa. I hope our experience was just an off night,but we probably won't return unless we hear of a turn around. Too bad....

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viplill (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

The food was very good, so nicely presented. Just that the music was too loud for talking.

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vipShopGirl (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 22, 2017

Party of two. Started with drinks and tomato appetizer and a salad which was delicious. Main course. One of us ordered two wash ranch chicken and other luna pasta. We were really hungry when we sat down. The chicken was so salty parts of it were impossible to eat. The luna pasta presentation was great but it had no flavor. It was if it was missing an ingredient. We picked at it because we thought it would take too long to get another entree going. Very disappointed especially with all the hype. We travel a lot with it being a resort menu it could use two or three more options on menu.

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Nicko (Orange County)
5.0  Dined on March 13, 2017

food was good, comfortable place to eat, friendly service, would go there again

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BenM (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on March 7, 2017

We were guests at the resort. Two couples for dinner. The reviews were quite accurately ...meh!. Pretty empty despite being peak of season, the lighting was harsh, tables were wobbly, food was certainly not special. If it was warm enough for outside seating the experience would probably seem better. Management really should decide if it is just a breakfast/lunch spot, or hire a consultant to tell how to create a dinner venue worthy of the rest of the resort.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on February 25, 2017

Without my member discount and a complimentary birthday entry this would have been a totally unsatisfactory experience for quality given the price. 3 of 4 entries were passable but nothing special, 4th (short ribs) tasted like a dry pot roast.
Way too many really outstanding restaurants in the surrounding area to choose from that are quite memorable and make one want to come back to think about coming back to this one and are far superior in terms of quality.
The surroundings of the private wine room was the only thing that saved the evening.

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vipgolfgirl (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

We dined on a Saturday evening with another couple. The service was very good, the food was excellent (but it did take a while for it to be served). The acoustics of the room make it louder than an average restaurant. Still, an excellent dining choice!

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vipDaveS (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2017

Food was good. A little pricey. Please turn down the lights for dinner. Much too bright.

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Warren (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Our dinner at the Palo Verde in the Boulders Resort was outstanding. We made reservations for 6:00 PM that had to be adjusted to 6:30 PM with no issues or problems. My wife and I arrived an were immediately seated by the manager and greeted by our waiter. The wine recommendation by the staff was outstanding and went well with the appetizers and entrees that we both ordered. We had the White Asparagus Soup and Wheat Berry Salad, followed by Lamb ribs marinated in an east indian spice rub and finished with honey. My wife ordered their baked chicken and I had the halibut which was well portioned and very juicy. The staff routinely checked in on us during dinner and the chef came out after dinner to check on our meals and overall satisfaction. Desert was a chocolate ball covered in a hot fudge which was great finish to a wonderful meal.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 12, 2016

The restaurant was lovely. Service was excellent. Food was good. The halibut dish was tasty but fish was a bit dry.

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RRyan (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on October 7, 2016

Would not recommend! There were 4 of us and each couple ordered the octopus appetizer. It was very chewy and bland. We voice our dissatisfaction with the server but got no response or apology from the kitchen. I had the short ribs. The portion was about 4 oz and at least 2oz was just fat and inedible. There was nothing served with the dish at all, no even a garnish. One person in our party had the Halibut and that was fine. Another had the filet and said it was "acceptable". The most irritating thing was that, even though we were only a party of 4, a 20% service charge was automatically added to our bill. This was listed specifically as a service charge, not a tip. The bill stated that the tip was specifically NOT included. If we had tipped in addition to the service charge that would have been a 40% up charge, which is absolutely ridiculous at any restaurant.
A for the server, she was pleasant however, the service was extremely slow.
We dine out at fine dining establishments regularly and this is one place that I would absolutely never return to.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined on August 29, 2016

Disappointed with amount of timing of our meal. We'd dined here before, knew what we wanted so ordering went quickly. Unfortunately this was followed rapid fire pace with amuse bouche, wine and appetizer, then waited forty minutes from appetizer to entrée. Our complaint was not met with satisfaction by an amateurish manager and gratuity was included on our bill to ensure a tip. We won't be back.

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