Cielos

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$30 and under
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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.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

It was just bad food, I rather eat McDonald's

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vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
97 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very adherent to the current mask and distancing rules. Menu now is printed sheet for each patron. Offer inside or outside or even bar inside. Service is always perfection with quick delivery of drinks, refills of water, and the check when you ask. The menu is simple and ample for most and the wine by glass very nice as is the bottle menu. Nice courtyard setting.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice atmosphere. We were even able to sit outside n July in Tucson!

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sarwolf
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was excellent and the bartender amazing. We highly recommend this venue.

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vipdjmcc
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Enjoyable experience for lunch. Undercover outdoor seating was comfortable despite 100-degree temps. Tables well-separated both inside and out. Staff wearing masks and paying attention to pandemic protocols.

JB
vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
97 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tables are well separated and the staff all wear masks. Excellent table cleaning routine I noticed. The menu is not large but everyone can find some great food. Esp love their lamb chop appetizer that comes with a tasty salad and a perfectly cooked sea bass for dinner. Nice wine by the glass

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Stayfrostie
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food. I’d return even if I’m not staying at the Lodge on the Desert.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
8 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place to go. Fine dining.

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MelissaH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food!!

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vipChicago12
Chicago
51 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding food by a super chef! Located within the historic Lodge on the Desert.

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vipChristineH
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved getting back into the world and eating here. Great service, wonderful food and very comfortable atmosphere.

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vipRoyR
Austin
13 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved it - beautiful, excellent food. The tamales are to die for.

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vipMichaelP
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Loved the food. Especially the entrees. Started out with Guacamole -- very good but a very small portion. Had the House Margaritas as well. First time.

Loved the Pork dinner and the Steak Dinner. Both flavorful. My wife is allergic to cow cheese and I'm celiac. Hard to find a place with a chef that can make dinners flavorful without reliance on butter, cream and gluten. This chef does an amazing job at that.

We will be back.

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vipChicaria
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

great night ...glad to have enjoyed Cielo's ...very good meals...great waiter and presentation...will go back...

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vipGoodFood
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had the sea bass and it was excellent. Everything was really good; the service, the drinks, the bread, salad and entree. Cielos is one of our favorite restaurants in Tucson. Delicious!

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vipDavid
Chicago
46 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very delicious food. Varied menu. Indoor outdoor seating. Good service.

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vipCarolyn
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great. Creative dishes. Nice wait staff. Pretty place and quiet. We really enjoyed it and would return next time we are in Tuscon

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AlexaB
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is a very cute little restaurant. We were able to sit outside next to the fireplace. Service was good and fast. Food was amazing. Definitely recommend stopping here. We started with the pork belly sliders, then the duck breast and filet. Both were cooked perfect.

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seanf
Anchorage
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice restaurant, a little cold with recent rain, but not too bad.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Amazing dining experience. Delicious food. Portions were slight for the price.

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JudyG
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food4service3ambience5

It was our first time there, and it will NOT be our last! Charming location, wonderful food and drinks, reasonable pricing! Looking forward to the next time!

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great ambiance. The menu was a Valentine’s Day set ... a bit pricier than their typical menu, but the quality of the food and service was good.

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MerleB
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Excellent waitress. Lunch was a bit pricey for me. Food was tasty. We were never rushed.

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vipCindy421
Phoenix
36 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience4

I would give this restaurant another try - might have been an off night. The service was extremely slow - my meal vegetarian tamales arrived cold and were uninspired. Other folks in the party enjoyed the scallops and short ribs. The filet was considered okay, but not great. It’s a good venue however and a good place to talk with your friends

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kirkg
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

what an inviting room and patio! the food, wine suggestion, drinks and food were just perfect.

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CynthiaI
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ate dinner at Cielos almost every night during our stay at Lodge on the Desert and tasted almost everything on the menu. Although everything was great, we especially enjoyed the grilled lamb chops starter which we shared along with the guacamole, the root vegetable salad, the seared scallops, pork chop, and the lodge pasta with added spiced grilled shrimp. The wine list is eclectic, the service is excellent, and the atmosphere is delightful; we will definitely return on our next trip to Tucson.

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vipjodi
New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and good value. We sat outside in the patio and it was lovely. Food was great and reasonably priced recommended!!

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vipRedGinji
New York Area
92 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was good once it was cooked how we ordered it. 2 of the 4 main courses were over cooked. Service was fair. Food took a long time to come out of kitchen. Our reservation was not properly honored.
Signage to find restaurant is very poor. We did not see name outside of hotel.

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SallyB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience5

If you offer outdoor seating and have heat lamps, they should work! All of them needed propane, so we were very cold. I also ordered pork chops, they were the tiniest pork chops I have ever eaten. I got back to my hotel room and had to have a protein bar, I was still hungry.

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vipWiltNBarbara
Richmond
9 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Menu is a little limited, but each dish is an excellent example of its kind, well prepared and nicely plated. We had the tamale, which was great, and the scallops, which might have been even better. Drinks were good (great margarita) and reasonably priced. Only caveat was that the wine list seemed a bit overpriced, but the house red and white, Arizona products, were a good value.

Cielos
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you for your visit!! Keep your eyes pealed for of new Menu coming soon Looking forward to your next visit ;)

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful ambiance, great food

Cielos
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you very much !!

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vipRonaldR
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was very good. Upon arriving, there was no Hostess to seat us. Waited for the wait person who did seat us. The ambiance is rather cold and uninviting. Service is good and food was very good.

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JoseR
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

I had set up a reservation at 8 pm, knowing that it was New Year's Eve. When I got there the hostess took forever to come out and greet us. There were other people without reservations and they took them first. People with reservations were not checked in, the hostess took people as they came in. What is the point of a reservation if it is not honored?

Cielos
Responded on January 9, 2020

Jose R. We apologize for any inconvenience we may have caused. I also want to express that we were on a reservation only wait, so again I'm not quite sure what happened at that particular time. May I have just a little more information, so I can look into were we dropped the ball to make right.. How big was your group? Is there a number attached so I can reach out? We at Cielos love all of our customers, and push to satisfy everyone we can.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food - salad was great, main course - OK, was not impressed by dessert. Service was very good

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vipOpenTable Diner
Denver
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

New Years Eve celebration dinner. It was perfect!

Cielos
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank You so much for your kind words Cheers, All at Cielos

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Montana
Jackson Hole
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our first dining experience at Cielos was on New Year’s Eve. It was a most wonderful and delicious way to celebrate! My husband and I would most definitely dine at Cielos again!

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vipirishlass
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed dining at Cielos for New Years Eve. We had a prix fixe menu of which one of us chose the duck breast and the other the Mar & Tierra (bacon wrapped filet and a huge prawn). We each sampled the two appetizers and desserts offered. The meal was spot on perfect: correctly prepared, temperature hot, sides awarded the same attention as the main course. We were also happy to find an extensive wine, beer and craft cocktail menus. Service was attentive, friendly and truly designed to allow one to relax and feel at home.

The bar and outside areas looked lovely and we have made a note to return in the spring or fall for outside dining. There was a fireplace and ample heating however we opted to eat in the main dining room. The inside decor is spanish influenced with plants and tasteful art.

Cielos
Responded on January 11, 2020

Thank you so kindly, and we are pleased you had such a wonderful time. We work hard to make sure our guests ARE at home here. We hope you visit again soon, and if you feel please reach out to the Manager. Thank you again and Happy New Year!!

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Rick
San Diego
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

77 year old venue we had never been to. Great find (for us). So welcoming to find them open on Christmas and the buffet was really really good. I suspect the servers were a bit tired as the service was a bit lacking and more than a bit slow. We had to ask multiple times for our drinks and we were fortunate that the rain had stopped as diners had to walk outside to get to the buffet lines. A bit better protection from the elements might have been called for earlier in the day. Overall, yes, I'd go back, and we will do so.

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vipHBDiner
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic dining experience! We tried two
of the three margaritas. Monsoon was innovative and interesting but classic Lodge won our award. Recommend crab Chile Relleno appetizer with fresh tortillas and arugula beet salad. Pork chop was prepared perfectly with southwestern style. Chicken poblano dish highly regarded by dining partner. All paired well with remarkably food friendly Arizona Bordeaux blend. Really!

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OpenTable Diner
Columbus
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Meal.
Very satisfied.

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

Cielos is rated 4.6 stars by 685 OpenTable diners.

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