Cielos

4.6
902 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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JayE
Houston
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food1service1ambience5

Food was not impressive and neither was the service. The server serving the table next to us to better care of us than our server. Not impressed at all.

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MonF
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server Ian was awesome , attentive, friendly, offering suggestions when requested. Setting was comfortable, fire and music lovely.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tamale plate was really good. Topped off with the churros and the night was complete.

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vipHaardrock1141
Phoenix
160 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The entire experience last night was first rate. From being greeted by smiling faces of the hostesses, to the wait staff and management to the well prepared and tasty food. We decided, almost at the last minute, to make a reservation as we had dined at Cielo's prior.
We arrived a bit early but we were seated immediately. Had the weather been a little bit warmer we would have sat outside. Amanda was our server and she was very accommodating in answering questions and making suggestions on wine and food selections. The food was out of the kitchen quickly, done to perfection with layers of flavors.
This is a very nice place for a couple or a group to dine in a relaxing atmosphere with really good service and food options.

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service amazing Food and drinks

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
40 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Coelo's has never been anything other than fabulous!!!

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vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
119 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Remains a reliable place for dinner with a fairly simple menu they prepare well. Good bar offerings and friendly attentive service. Love their lamb chop appetizer and their very unique prep for their barramundi with veggie mix plus chorizo!
Love you can sit outside with heaters.

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OpenTable Diner
Portland
2 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommended and exceeded our expectations

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vipHappyDoc
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Beautiful patio. Friendly staff. Best tamales I have ever had...and I have had a lot of them! Highly recommend.

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RayS
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2022
Overall4food5service5ambience5

My sister bought us a $100 gift certificate for dining at Cielos. We found the food to be delightful. Service was excellent, and the location is lovely. After we finished a very pleasant meal, we were told that there was no way we could access the remaining balance of about $40 on the gift certificate. We complained about this to the manager, who did give us a $40 credit on his business card with his signature. I am therefore satisfied, but I must say that (1) receiving a gift card for a specific amount, (2) using part of it, and (3) not being able to use the rest of it, is highly objectionable.

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Joemr
Anchorage
5 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening. We sat at a table adjacent to the bower and manager for our anniversary dinner. They were very friendly and were making a point to personally thank individual staff members throughout the evening with a generous gift.
The staff and food were amazing. It was definitely worth the hour drive from our home. We can’t wait for an excuse to go back.

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GloriaR
Houston
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Passing through Tucson and looking for an Outdoor eating site and this was perfect. They had a little bit of a problem with the heater but after they fixed it, it was wonderful. We ordered a queso appetizer. which was ok. I would have wanted it to be a little more like the typical Tex-Mex queso. My husband had the grilled chicken which was good but he would've liked the skin to be more crispy. I went all out and ordered the steak and crab cake. Both were good but a lemon butter sauce for the crab cake with some capers would've made it better. I requested lemons and butter which I guess I should've requested melted butter. The steak was good and cooked to perfection but they had no steak sauce. I had to settle for some BBQ sauce. Overall the experience was a good one.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! A hidden gem in the desert!

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vipShannonC
Pittsburgh
10 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Special menu shared in advance didnt explain what was included. The soup was good, salad was not. Food was ok. But this was Christmas during COVID so take my notes with a grain of salt.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
19 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Didn’t realize had a different fixed price menu for Christmas would have been by nice to be notified. Waiter was lovely and offered a veggie option that was delicious. Great service!

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vipNapalocal
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Christmas Day, we had a delightful lunch. Can't recall our server's name, but he was exceptional. Everything was presented beautifully, the food was great, the cocktails delightful. Staff was very gracious, despite having to work on Christmas. We will be back!

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Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor seating. Food was excellent; portions are small though! Overall, good experience!

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ScottD2132
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

In general The Lodge on the Desert was more than we had anticipated and absolutely worth the stay. Charming and totally Tucson old west at its best. Cielos was with out doubt the cherry on top of the entire experience. We had the brined pork chop and pan fried Barramundi and they were excellent. Probably one of our best in resort dinner experiences ever. Breakfast in morning was complementary and wonderful too. We will be back…

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viprbrestaurant
Tucson
26 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great drinks and bar food

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vipoldgal
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great outdoor dining with a large central fireplace and overhead heaters. Well prepared and creative food. Good service BUT our server completely forgot our starters and the main dishes came out. We decided not to have starters later in the the meal. Conversation friendly. We recommend this restaurant. Also has a kids menu

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JohnD
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my family to Cielos last minute without reservations. We were seated rather quickly outdoors at a nice table. The radiated heat kept the temp comfortable. The menu wasn’t huge but there was good variation in the dishes offered. I got the Barramundi, which came out perfectly and within a decent amount of time. I also sampled the steak my wife got and it was delicious. Would definitely recommend this place and will be going back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Cielos is a very cool restaurant. The food was OK, nothing to rave about, we did have to wait a long time to have our server not only take the drink order but also waited a while to get the drinks. The food service was a little faster. I had the pork chop and it was a little over cooked, the server said it was great but it wouldn’t make my top 5 pork chops and I rarely order it. The salmon also looked overcooked. We had been waiting for so long that we didn’t end up getting any dessert, so can’t talk to that. Lastly the drinks we also just OK. If you go there is mostly for the ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food in a beautiful environment, our first time here and we really enjoyed the experience and the food was exceptional.

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MichaelW
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We always like it here. The menu is unique and changes often. They offer outside dining which is nice, unless it's cold out. Even with the heaters, some people might not like it...So arrive earlier than your reservation, to allow time to wait inside if you prefer not to eat outside.

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JuniorC
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Outdoor patio was cold in the wind. Food and service made me gut it out. Great on both fronts.

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vipJimH
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outdoor tables with a great fireplace and ceiling heaters. Great bar menu for Happy Hour!

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vipDavenh
Tucson
32 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

A beautiful place. The experience was overshadowed by the lack of outdoor hesters. I would not go again and sit outside.

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vipAZmom
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite places in Tucson. Eat here almost every time we visit. Food is great, staff is always friendly, and a bonus this time was a very talented live guitarist. Outdoor dining is our preferred way to enjoy this restaurant.

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AnabeliM
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brea is an awesome server

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vipMerlinC
Tucson
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting, great food, outstanding service.

Cielos
Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you for Dinning with us. We at Cielos appreciate you. Cheers !!!

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vipTimR
San Francisco
128 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our server/ bartender was perfect

Cielos
Responded on December 11, 2021

Thank you Tim R. From all at Cielos We will get word out to the Bar Staff

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JohnB
Tucson
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday Very nice boutique you restaurant associated with the resort. Beautiful outdoors eating area along with bar and inside if desired. Great service nice menu probably three dollar signs out of four highly recommended

Cielos
Responded on December 11, 2021

John B, We at Cielos appreciate your kind words. Hope to see you soon Happy Late Birthday Again Cheers

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JeffreyN
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful, quiet restaurant with wonderful service and elegant setting

Cielos
Responded on December 11, 2021

Jeffrey N, From all of us at Cielos ... Thank you !! We hope to see you soon

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall4food2service5ambience5

My experience at Cielos was good. The atmosphere was great. The only complaint I have was that the food that I had ordered (Salmon) was lacking in flavor. There was absolutely no spice, or flavor that stood out and made the dish good. Would not order again. We also ordered the cheesecake and it was SO salty it couldn’t even be eaten.

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vipGbird
Tucson
33 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Great ambiance but limited menu.

Cielos
Responded on December 11, 2021

Gbird. Thank you for Dinning with Cielos. We are working on a new menu, and it will be ready shortly We hope to see you soon!

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vipBetty
Minneapolis
38 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great out door space.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving

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Ronald
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A bit spicey but very good. Well worth the price.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service and main meal were excellent—especially enjoyed the cornbread stuffing with the turkey breast. The pumpkin dessert was lacking with little pumpkin and lots of hard, tasteless crust. Still, would go again.

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vipFoodarchitect
Dallas
11 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

En route from Texas to family in California planned an overnight at Lodge on the Desert and made dinner reservations at Corliss…very glad we did! Wonderful food, service, ambiance!

FAQs

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

Cielos is rated 4.6 stars by 902 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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