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Cielos

4.4
4.4
1019 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Cielos at Lodge on the Desert offers one of the best dining options in Southern Arizona. Dine on contemporary seasonal cuisine that pays tribute to Southwest ingredients. Complemented by classic craft cocktails featuring local spirits and a delectable wine list, Cielos is the perfect place for a romantic night out or a casual happy hour with friends.
The intimate space is framed with floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks a spacious secluded Saltillo-tiled outdoor private patio featuring bistro string lighting, a four-sided, tiled fireplace for optimal year-round al fresco dining. Cielos and its Bar both reflect a genuine, richly authentic Southern Arizona historic charm and ambience including rough-hewn artist-design hand-painted wood beams, Mexican tin chandeliers, floating potted plants and shade sails.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Creative Western, Southwest

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (520) 320-2014

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Heredia

  • Catering

    For meeting and event planners from mid-size conferences to seminars; class reunion to family reunion; awards dinner to recognition lunch to civic breakfast; Lodge on the Desert's location is convenient and accessible. For banquets or catering of any sort, let Lodge on the Desert staff help facilitate a memorable event. To check event guest room or event room availability for your retreat, reunion, conference, or corporate meeting, please contact us.<br />

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Parking details

    Lodge on the Desert offers its guests and diners ample, dedicated, private, complimentary, lighted parking lot.

  • Public transit

    A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.

  • Entertainment

    Live music from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on Fridays for our Date Night special! Classical guitar played by Dr. Eduardo Minozzi Costa will play in the air!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,019 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

  • Tucson

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined today

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Relaxing environment and well planned menu. Excited to return to try other selections.
  2. BR

    BROTHERPAC

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    so far this is the best place I’ve eaten at when it comes to hotel/lodge stays. prices weren’t necessarily cheap nor too expensive & the food was tastyyy

    CielosResponded 4 days agoThank you Brotherpac! We very much appreciate you. Team Cielos

  3. W

    William

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Monsoon Margarita was GREAT! I see why it's an award-winner!

    CielosResponded 4 days agoThank you for your feedback ! We at Cielos appreciate you ! Cheers

  4. h

    halfacookie

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Our Thanksgiving dinner at Cielo's was disappointing - poor service, mediocre food, and high prices. Too bad. The atmosphere is promising.

    CielosResponded 4 days agoHello, We are so sorry to hear we did not meet your expectations- Holidays are a tremendous amount of work, and we most defiantly do not want to disappoint.! May I please have more information. Your reservation name, and or a way to contact. Who was your server, what time did you visit etc. Thank you for your valuable feedback. Team Cielos

  5. SS

    SusanS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    There for Thanksgiving Buffet- food looked like it had sat for hours. Flavors ok. Would come back to try regular menu.
  6. SM

    SuzanneM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Cielos was quiet and lovely. The food was tasty and not overpowering. I hesitate to recommend Cielos because I would really like it to not become a hot mess like so many others. Thank you for a beautiful Thanksgiving, Suzanne
  7. KC

    KathC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Thanksgiving buffet was fantastic! So many choices, and everyone in our group ate as much as they wanted. Everything was delicious. The service was also great. We'll be back!
  8. LE

    Luv2Eat

    Dallas

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Surprised and upset that 20% gratuity was automatically added to check. Service wasn't more than 12% tip. Food was good but nothing special.

    CielosResponded 4 days agoHello. I am very sorry to hear this. Would you mind giving more information so I can find where we dropped the ball. We don not want to disappoint. Who was your server, what time did you visit, how many in your party, etc ! Thank you for your feedback. We would love for you to visit again, so we can give you the experience you deserve

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place for a family dinner. Fantastic margaritas! Not sure what the “corn mousse” was exactly- but it was delicious!
  10. GS

    GriffS

    London

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We made a reservation which they accepted and we confirmed. Through OPEN TABLE. When we got there they told us they didn’t serve non hotel guests, even though we had checked their web site for a brunch menu. Apparently they only serve a minimal buffet for hotel guests. They were understaffed, very busy, short and not interested in accommodating our reservation. Thus the lousy ratings. It sad because we have been Lodge on the Desert customers for many years.

    CielosResponded 4 days agoHello, and we are sorry to hear this. Just to clarify, we do not have a buffet, except for Breakfast hours, 7am till 10 am. It is for our Hotel Guests, but we are open to the public as well.. I apologize for any misunderstanding, and will have to make sure website is not giving any false information. We appreciate You .

  11. p

    peters

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Our waiter was awesome. He was knowledgeable about the menus, courteous, engaging, and accommodating with our dinner order. We thoroughly enjoyed our dining experience with as our waiter
  12. MF

    MaryF

    Tucson

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Steak was very flavorful but could have been more tender. Excellent sauce and great presentation
  13. S

    Soccerfan

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good food in a beautiful, gracious, relaxed setting. We enjoyed eating outdoors on their patio.
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience5
    I really wanted to like this place. Beautiful outdoor setting Unfortunately we only got to have drinks Half empty restaurant when we arrived Waited as table needed to be cleaned 10 minutes for water Drink order taken We don’t have two if the fifteen thing available on menu Drinks arrive - we’re encouragingly great No one came back to ask about a order Got the check. Tipped. Went to a different restaurant for our meal Realize that Covid has made staffing difficult. At some point you’re a restaurant or not. Hire or limit your tables/hours. Best margaritas in Tucson lived up to its name. Was great
  15. SS

    SuzetteS

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to celebrate special occasions or just a night out. Service was wonderful and the food was delicious!
  16. M

    Maddie

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and drinks, relaxing atmosphere, would recommend
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and great food. We reminisce about that bread every day.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place, very attentive service. Good was good.
  19. LF

    LeslieF

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have never had a disappointing drink or meal at this establishment. And, the service is outstanding.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The service was great. The food had room for improvement. The pasta dish was closer to soup then pasta in a sauce. The server was very attentive and had a great personality.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating my husband’s birthday. Our server, Ben, was very attentive, friendly and gave good suggestions on different food options.
  22. CM

    ChristopherM

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had an excellent meal at Cielos. The staff were welcoming and gave us just the right amount of attention. My only complaint is that the restaurant is hard to find from the street but now that I know where it is, I will likely go again.
  23. D

    Dario

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and drink were delicious. Highly recommend this place for date nights.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great service, beautiful ambiance on the outdoor patio with great live music, perfect chill vibe, exactly what we needed on our cross country journey (along with a very comfy room at lodge on the desert).
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    This is one of my favorite restaurants. The server was excellent but the hostess was rude and unfriendly. We stood at the hostess desk for at least four minutes before she even came up, then she barely acknowledged us. I expect better, especially at a restaurant of this caliber. I think that restaurant managers need to train their staff in customer service. Smile!
  26. C

    Cooker72

    Houston

    88 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    88 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great dining area…patio or indoor! There was a duo providing music! Margarita was great! We had 3 appetizers instead of entrees! All were delicious….guacamole and chips, sautéed shrimp with avacado, and scallops with ancho hollandise! Carrot cake for dessert with hazelnut coffee! A great meal! Our server was very good!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food3service4ambience5
    I went as a solo diner, to have a relaxing dinner after a long day at a conference. Live music was terrific, my cocktail was delicious; really nice way to unwind. Pecan trout has no flavor as another reviewer mentioned: mixed salad was delightful. Food came out too fast after I ordered it, but service was great and when I told them I needed to take my time, they responded really well. I’ll be back for more.
  28. DE

    DENNISL

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    More attention to busy and clearing table. Good service from Bar and Kitchen
  29. DH

    DavidH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place to have a casual dinner date. Drinks are good so is the food. I’ll be back soon.
  30. MG

    MarkG

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience4
    We had high hopes after reading other reviews but were disappointed. My trout was underseasoned and tasteless, and my wife's pasta was overcooked by a good minute or two and was soft and gluey. The server never asked how the food was or we'd have told him, but he was friendly attentive up to that point. We enjoyed the margaritas, but that was about it. We're glad others had a good experience there and hope our misfire was a one-off, but we probably won't be going back to find out.
  31. CK

    CoreyK

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Amazing ambience , stellar food and wonderful staff.
  32. B

    Benz

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food was really disappointing; especially the price you’re paying. At least we know next time not to go back.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service as always. Well worth a visit.
  34. AS

    ASHLEYH

    Los Angeles

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came to celebrate moving our son to the UofA. Fabulous food - incredible bottle of Post & Beam wine - stupendous service and love ambiance. Will be back again soon!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Patio was wonderful with the water fountains. Then mother nature decided to open up which cooled the temperature which was exquisite dining on the patio.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was really amaizng the service was great! The food was amazing
  37. TW

    ToddW

    Tucson

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Cielos. Close to our neighborhood, fantastic outdoor space.
  38. JF

    JosephF

    Tucson

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ben our service is always excellent!
  39. A

    Anar

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall1food4service2ambience1
    AC was out. No communication until we asked. We couldn’t enjoy our dinner and ate as fast as we could to leave. Their unit won’t be replaced for 22 weeks so it’ll be a long time before we decide to go there again. I picked this place for our anniversary and regret going there.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great outdoor vibe along with crisp Hispanice and Latin music. Great time!!!

FAQs

Cielos offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (520) 320-2014.

Cielos is rated 4.4 stars by 1019 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 5 times today
Google Map for Cielos

306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Broadway

  • Neighborhood

    Midtown

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Daily 7:00 am–10:00 am Lunch Daily 11:00 am–2:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Creative Western, Southwest

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Lodge on the Desert offers its guests and diners ample, dedicated, private, complimentary, lighted parking lot.

  • Public transit

    A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Miguel Heredia

  • Entertainment

    Live music from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on Fridays for our Date Night special! Classical guitar played by Dr. Eduardo Minozzi Costa will play in the air!

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (520) 320-2014

  • Catering

    For meeting and event planners from mid-size conferences to seminars; class reunion to family reunion; awards dinner to recognition lunch to civic breakfast; Lodge on the Desert's location is convenient and accessible. For banquets or catering of any sort, let Lodge on the Desert staff help facilitate a memorable event. To check event guest room or event room availability for your retreat, reunion, conference, or corporate meeting, please contact us.<br />

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