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Cielos, Tucson, AZ
Cielos, Tucson, AZ
Cielos, Tucson, AZ
Cielos, Tucson, AZ
Cielos, Tucson, AZ

Cielos

4.4
4.4
1236 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.

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2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Wesley Watson
  • 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!
  • 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 1,236 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
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

  • Tucson

    Great for outdoor dining

  • Tucson

    Contemporary American

1,236 Reviews
  1. AstaB

    Hawaii

    9 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed it. Good atmosphere, staff was very attentive.

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  2. AnitaNieves

    Mexico City

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Disappointing! What happened to this place? It used to be our favorite place in Tucson. It seemed to be sorely understaffed, which meant service was incredible slow and there didn’t appear to be any supervision on site. A very unprofessional environment. We might as well have been invisible. Food was OK, not great like we remembered it and we had to send back one dish, the tamales, to be reheated because they got cold after the delay in delivery to our table. My pasta was only warm but I was too hungry by then to send it back and who knew how long it would take. We were pretty unhappy. Also, The guacamole tasted a bit odd, like someone had added too much lime. I do know what guacamole is supposed to taste like after many years living in Mexico. We suggest you hire additional staff, hopefully people who care about good customer service, and ensure better supervision on site, especially a Saturday night. We will probably try again because it used to be so good, but maybe not for a few months or a year.

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  3. SusanD

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff is always so friendly and courteous. The ambience is old time Tucson that I just love.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely evening under the stars to celebrate our mom’s 85th birthday. Food was outstanding and wonderful service. Will definitely return!

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  5. AlexandraF

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    There is not enough staff to provide good service here. It took an hour from the time we ordered to receive our food. Our waitress was doing the best she could but because of having too many tables and no food runner (wait staff and hostess were running food - one busser and one hostess for a full restaurant and patio) everything was slow. Probably wouldn’t come back.

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  6. DennisF

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, ambience, service and music. We’re from Minnesota and discovered this restaurant by chance on the way from the airport. One of our favorites anywhere!

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  7. MattF

    San Diego

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good service. I had the green salad and the barramundi. Both were excellent. And so was my basil gimlet

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  8. LivetoEat

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was sufficient, food was pretty good. The ambiance inside the restaurant left something to be desired. Outside was raining but it did look like a nice experience. Enjoyed the charred octopus, bread and olive oil with balsamic were a delight. The poblano pepper entree was great, everyone enjoyed their meals.

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  9. OldPuebloGal

    New Mexico

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place for our book club meeting - nice big table on the patio in a quiet environment. Our server was amazing - keeping separate tabs for 7 people must have been a pain, but she handled it beautifully and the service was super.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The meal was incredible. My father in law has an allergy to onion and garlic, which most restaurants typically have a difficult time accommodating. The server didn’t even skip a beat. They made my father in law a custom meal that was out of this world.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good as always. Was noisier inside than usual.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hidden gem in central Tucson. My favorite restaurant in Tucson!

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  13. BrendaS

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and atmosphere. The band was a little loud but after a long trip this was a great place to relax.

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  14. JoelM

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Salsa dip and guacamole starters minuscule. Mains poor quality but prices high. Never again.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Columbus

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the whole vibe of this restaurant. Great food!!

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  16. TwinCitiesJerseyGirl

    Minneapolis

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous dinner, service, drinks and ambience! This is one of our favorite restaurants with an enchanting courtyard, fireplace, and water fountain. Drinks were excellent: tried the manhattan, aperol spritz, glass of Malbec..all fantastic. Chips and salsa were great…made there. Dinners amazing: Baramundi, Chicken, Pork Chop. Then desserts: Tres Leches and Raspberry Cheesecake…WOW!!!,

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cozy place with great food. Tamales were really good.

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  18. MichelleH

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great varied menu! Super service. Setting very relaxing!

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  19. KimW

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous atmosphere and food!! Would go back for sure

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  20. TerryK

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent customer service and food. Definitely recommend.

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  21. r5lr

    Philadelphia

    26 reviews

    3.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Underwhelming, was expecting more of a top rated restaurant. Out of 2 of the main courses on a fairly short list. Caesar salad and pasta were ok but nothing subtle or particularly exciting. Wood tables and chairs inside without table coverings made me feel like I was in an inexpensive family restaurant. Server couldn’t be bothered to replace used knives after salad, and just placed them back on the table with food on them.

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  22. AdamT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ambiance was warm and inviting. The staff were attentive and friendly. The food exceeded our expectations.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ben was a skilled and pleasant server. The heater and fireplace were perfect for a chilly evening.

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  24. Dikran

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Cielo's is a lovely restaurant. We had the guacamole, tamales, and the salmon. The tamales were my favorite.

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  25. SteveL

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This place is a hidden gem. We went for Valentines Day. Making a reservation was easy on Open Table, and our outside table was ready when we arrived. They were offering a limited special menu for the day, and it was very diverse. Service was quick and professional. Food was amazing. We will go back.

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  26. TimW

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Pleasant and attentive people. Pork chop was excellent. And the grapefruit Cosmo was delicious.

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  27. BernardoH

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant with one of the best top chefs in Tucson and nearby areas. The place is a gem, service is great, food is even better.

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  28. AnneG

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming location. Only server was trying to to take care of all the guests. Price of their lunch tamale dish is quite high for Tucson.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Restaurant food was good. Prices closes early, 9:30 last call for everything. Restaurant needs renovation.

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  30. Dinah

    Denver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Grilled Salmon, Lodge Pasta and Scallops. Everything was cooked to perfection. This will continue to be on my list of favorite places to eat.

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  31. AuraM

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant is located on the grounds of The Lodge on the Desert hotel so it's a convenient option if you are staying there. In warmer weather the patio dining is probably very nice - the indoor dining space is meh. Our server was very pleasant but was serving too many tables to be very attentive. The food was okay - overpriced for what it was.

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  32. CarrieR

    Saskatoon

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and craft cocktails. Nice evening. Waiter was very good. Would definitely go back.

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  33. Charles

    Tucson

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Are in the patio just beautiful AZ evening in January! Food was excellent as was the waiter. Was a delightful experience all around I will be back.

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  34. DaveM

    Kansas City

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The steak tacos were outstanding and the side of beans were without question the best I’ve ever had. The service was excellent. Will definitely be back!

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  35. GeriG

    Tucson

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was perfect and the staff was friendly and very attentive.

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  36. rebeccaf

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice employees, good food, and live entertainment.

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  37. happycustomer

    Portland

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was terrific. We all enjoyed the salmon and the pasta with shrimp. We went on Saturday and they had live Latin music which was a wonderful surprise!

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  38. casinodriver

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner with friends from Chicago we have not seen in a few months...wonderful conversation, excellent service - inside. I had the scallops...terrific.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Milwaukee

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A quiet, tucked-away nook amid the city boundaries!The food here is phenomenal! My foodie friend, Judith, had the green tamale entree, and I the pappardelle pasta dish. Amazing, fresh flavors, done to perfection and served temperature-perfect! The service was wonderful and the noise level perfect for a quiet lunch to connect as friends.

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  40. JakeB

    Tucson

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    We enjoyed our meal very much: Fundido was perfect, Blackened Salmon was wonderful even though it was a bit too well done, and the short rib was spectacular. Great service. Good value. I'd go back.

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FAQs

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

Cielos is rated 4.4 stars by 1236 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

10:30 PM


Booked 12 times today

Order delivery or takeout

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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
    Wesley Watson
  • Entertainment
    Live music from 6:30pm - 8:30pm on Fridays for our Date Night special!
  • 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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