Cielos

4.6
706 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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LeeS
Tucson
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent. Exceeded expectations. Delicious. Welcoming. Friendly. Attentive.

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vipLorettaS
Tucson
19 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a nice evening. We are able to walk over from where we live and that’s a plus.

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OpenTable Diner
Des Moines
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went here for our Anniversary and everything was great! The patio was quiet and cozy. the Old Fashioned was excellent and our server was attentive but not intrusive. We highly recommend this location for a special occasion. Thank you for making our Anniversary special!

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Kajal
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Highly recommend the tacos and the creme brulee!

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SarahF
London
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Old Tucson ambience and outdoor dining with outdoor fountains and fireplaces. Excellent bar food and dinner menu with outstanding wine list and cocktails. Plenty of space between tables.

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TommyB
Portland
4 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambience, service and food. Super easy to book on Opentable.

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vipKristenM
Orlando
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was perfect. Next time we visit Tucson, we will totally be back. Our waiter, Wes, was great, the food was delicious, and the outdoor ambiance was lovely.

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RobertJ
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio was very quite, as we were there for lunch. Food was excellent, drinks were good.
Wait staff was attentive, all in all a great time. Will go back for dinner and a stay overnight.

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vipGeorgeA
Houston
5 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was a wonderful surprise When traveling we rarely eat at the hotel, as typically the food is mediocre at best. However, Cielo ‘s was fantastic. Nice outside table, great live background music, and the food was fabulous. I had the Cioppino And my wife the scallops both were fantastic. As an aside, this is located in “Lodge in the desert” Which is the cleanest hotel in which we have stayed.

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BobL
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience3

This was a birthday dinner. We chose Cielos because of their positive reviews. All of the food was cold. 2 of the dinners were sent back. One of the ribeyes was very rare, was ordered as medium. It was returned very well done and returned again. We did finish one of the ribeyes and a short ribs dinner. Service was very slow though it did not seem very busy. We asked to speak with the manager, but he was "unavailable". They didn't charge us for two of the dinners, but overall it was a poor experience.

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Portlandia
Portland
8 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful evening on the outside patio. Beautiful ambience, good food, nice wine selection with wonderful service. Will be returning soon.

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CarolM
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful lunch. Can't wait to go back and try other dishes on the menu!

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vipFrankH
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

I’ll start by saying the server was very nice and helpful... aside from that this was a terrible experience. Drinks were mediocre at best, certainly over priced for what was delivered. For apps, we had the meat and cheese board and the guacamole which was the most plain under seasoned guacamole I’ve had (my 8year old could have done a better job). For entrees, two people ordered the trout, which was inedible... the succotash was so salty both people had to send the dish back. Another in our party had the ribeye, which had a nice crust but oddly enough seemed to have no seasoning at all on it... certainly the worst steak I’ve ever tried at a restaurant. The highlight of the dish was the refried beans that came with it, they were excellent. Another ordered the short rib, which was ok, very tender with the little dribble of sauce they managed to put on the meat it had a great flavor, and the bed of grits were very good, but sadly the carrot served with the dish were basically still raw and to my taste were also inedible. Finally we had the tamale which was the all around best thing we had, however it was nothing like an authentic tamale... it was more of all of the parts of a tamale just piled on a plate in a heap. Plating was horrible, but it tasted really good.

If you want good service in a cool atmosphere with terrible food, then this is the place for you. What an expensive and disappointing evening.

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vipEricM
New England
2 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Steak was excellent! Would return for sure.

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vipNickname
Phoenix
152 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

It was nice to feel secure eating out again. The outdoors was crowded with a couple of larger groups close the music and the farther away tables had already been booked so we sat inside well spaced from 3 other occupied tables. The lamb chop appetizer was excellent as was the service.

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MarekE
Portland
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

We went there only because there where a few restaurants open due to Covid.
The service was slow. Menu is quite limited although what we ordered was well prepared.
Decor is rather cheap, no atmosphere.

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Puebloan
Denver
7 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed every minute!

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JeffG
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back. Was a nice relaxing evening on their patio. Food was great. We closed the place down with desert and Zambucca.

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RichardO
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu,service,ambience. Will Return in the near future.

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vipIlTeatro
Indiana
17 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

What a cool little place tucked in the north side of Tucson. A little tricky to find the entrance, but once in it was like a little oasis. High walls keep the city sights and sounds down. I could only see the decorations and palm trees. Quite nice. Service was really good.

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HopL
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lamb chop was great! Monsoon margaritas was amazing!

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience3

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

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vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
100 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
29 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.

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vipJBLMDMBA
Phoenix
100 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
10 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
53 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
11 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
47 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.

FAQs

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

Cielos is rated 4.6 stars by 706 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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