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About Mesquite Grill at Tonto Verde

Whether you are in the mood for a casual meal after a fun day of golf or an elegant dining experience our clubhouse restaurants welcome all guests and are open to the public. Mesquite Grill at Tonto Verde, with its open wood trusses and cozy booths, as well as outdoor dining terraces, create a wonderful casual dining experience. Its relaxed atmosphere makes it a great place to enjoy the company of friends or family while experiencing the great menu items our Chef creates. The Bar is open all day and is a great place for gathering with friends or to meet after a round of golf on one of our two 18-hole, premier, championship courses. It features a Happy Hour bar menu and complimentary snacks. The Cimarron Dining Room offers diners a quieter and more elegant option. It showcases a warm, wooden beamed ceiling, iron chandeliers, soft lighting and cozy booths. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors open to additional heated and covered patio dining.

18401 E El Circulo Dr
Rio Verde, AZ 85263
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Seafood, Continental

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm.
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

Cross Street:
Forest Road & Tonto Verde Drive Just 10 minutes from N Scottsdale

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 471-0438

Website:
http://www.mesquitegrilltontoverde.com/

Catering:
The Clubhouse at Tonto Verde is pleased to provide you with a copy of our catering menus and hope that they will provide assistance in planning your event. While they contain many selections for cocktail receptions, as well as both plated and buffet meal functions, these menus are only a small portion of what our expert culinary team can provide. You are not limited to these selections and we are quite flexible in customizing a menu to fit any taste or budget.

Parking Details:
Oversized easy access parking lot attached to Restaurant.
Circular drop off area in front of main entrance.

Executive Chef:
Chris Falconer

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We are very excited to announce that we will start serving Sunday breakfast beginning at 9:30am! We look forward to seeing you soon!

Private Dining

The views from the stunning Sante Fe style clubhouse are unmatched and set the Clubhouse at Tonto Verde apart from other venues. Both indoor and outdoor event spaces are available all with lake, waterfalls and mountain vistas in the background.

Mesquite Grill at Tonto Verde Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.6

service

4.7

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4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (26)
Great for Outdoor Dining (25)
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Special Occasion (19)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Worth the Drive (15)
Neighborhood Gem (14)
Quiet Conversation (13)
Casual (12)
Good for a Date (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Fun (8)
Local Ingredients (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Happy Hour (6)
Romantic (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Waterfront (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Cozy (4)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 3 days ago

I enjoy the menu and the clientele. The food is well-prepared and delivered hot.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 15, 2018

always enjoy going to Mesquite Grill and getting the Walleye

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on January 8, 2018

The Mesquite Grill is a great find! It has two areas, one more casual with televisions and one without televisions. The outdoor dining is unequaled anywhere in the valley. It provides wonderful views of the Mazatzal mountains and lakes that surround the community in which it is located. The food is wonderful. I've never had a bad meal there. The menu provides a nice array of starters, salads, sandwiches, pizza and bigger entrees with specials almost every night of the week. I definitely recommend it!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Large portions, very tasty. Great place to take friends.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent meal (halibut), service (Amanda), outdoor setting and atmosphere. A delightful evening!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Waterfront
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·Dined on January 4, 2018

Ambiance and service was great. Beef tacos ...... not so much.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Scenic View
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 17, 2017

It was a beautiful venue with amazing food and great staff!

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic
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·Dined on December 15, 2017

Dinner was great but the next day i received an e-mail that i was a no show.I talked
to the front desk and was shone that that they show i was there,she said she would
call you.I received E-Mail from you the next day.You said you would change the
no show to setting but no sorry our mistake or anything.Not good.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Fantastic! A fantastic menu, view and ambience. Service is always great and the food is wonderful!!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 8, 2017

I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner at the Mesquite Grill. The food was great, quiet ambiance and attentive service. Since it was my birthday, I even received a free dessert! Definitely would recommend.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Always a lovely setting and friendly attentive staff. The beef stroganoff was mediocre at best. Very bland, slightly over cooked noodles, and for some reason the beef was served as two small steaks rather than cubed or sliced with the stroganoff. The meat was pretty tough and chewy. On the upside, the wine and brandy Alexander’s are great!
I’ve had many tasty meals here, but this was not one of the .

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 6, 2017

Love the feel of the country club setting. Good service and selection.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This is the first time I've dinned with a group (8) where everyone had something different from the menu, and every person commented about the quality of their meal. These guys do a great job.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Wonderful food, service, and view. Our waiter was very friendly and knowledgeable. My daughter and I both had your Petite Filet and my son-in-law had the Rib Eye. Loved the Scalloped Potatoes. The Filet melts in your mouth....

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Fabulous food, excellent service in a breathtaking setting. You will not be disappointed.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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 (Boise)·Dined on November 19, 2017

This experience getting to pay an 18% gratuity when the service was nonexistent is rediculous. And I will not do again

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The restaurant is a nice setting on the golf course, decor is pretty and a good election on the menu. Food is good - but I have a major compliant about my dinner. I ordered jumbo shrimp scampi. The jumbo shrimp were not deveined - and this is a major issue with jumbo shrimp - which have a jumbo vein!! It grossed me out initially. But I managed to cut through the pancetta and the ship to devein it so I could eat it! This should have been done in the kitchen!! Because of this, I doubt that I will go back there anytime soon.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

For the price of salmon the plate was w/o anything else. A quality restaurant would at least include rice or vegetable.
The pot pie was tasteless.
The wine list is just ok.
Service was just ok.

Tags: Romantic
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·Dined on November 17, 2017

We absolutely love going to Tonto Verde! The chef is very innovating and serves wonderful meals!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

We love The Mesquite Grill because of the good food and the great and friendly wait staff.. The chef does a wonderful job with fish and steak. Food overall is very good.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Casual, Waterfront, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always awesome best prime in AZ

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Excellent restaurant. Chris, the chef, is a master -- a real community asset to Tonto Verde. Do not lose him. We earlier had a large lunch, so for dinner requested the salmon to be split for two. No problem, and it was phenomenal -- beautifully cooked, surrounded by micro greens and candied blueberries. Nice service too. Our server let us sample a couple wines, even replaced my first choice (my mistake) with another wine by the glass. All these things, large and small, make it easy for us to return to the Mesquite Grill. Please keep doing things the way the customer would like them -- always the best policy for success.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Great place, will come back as often as I can! ............................................................etc.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Paleo Friendly, Sunday Lunch, Waterfront, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We sat on the veranda with a magnificent view and enjoyed a wonderful meal, followed by an extraordinary desert. The service was great - attentive but not intrusive. This is a four star operation. The staff is perfect, efficient, friendly, humorous and intelligence. I'm ready to go back right now.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Denver)·Dined on October 19, 2017

A gentleman in our party has a severe food allergy. We told the waiter what we needed/wanted and the kitchen presented him with a fabulous meal. The man was highly impressed that the chef would go so far out of his way to make him happy. Unbelievable! We will return again and again. Thank you Mesquite Grill at Tonto Verde.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 19, 2017

This is always a great place to take out of town guests here and never fails! We live in Rio Verde and greatful for this little gem close by!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Miami)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Good food, great service, reasonable prices and beautiful golf course view. September 2 for 1 entrees was fantastic. October they are offering food and wine pairings. Dine at Mesquite Grill at Tonto Verde Golf Club for a very pleasant evening.

Tags: Good for Groups, Fun, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The best chef ever. Amazing seafood. We love this place, great atmosphere, views and fabulous, out of this world food. A++++++++

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great 2 4 1 special, surf and turf was superb.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 29, 2017

We love the Mesquite Grill at Tonto Verde! It is our favorite place in the Valley. The food is excellent - the menu changes monthly, there are daily specials, and the kitchen is good at accommodating special requests. The service is outstanding - well trained and friendly. The wine list is one of our favorite things about this restaurant - quality wines that are well priced. And of course, the view from the patio can't be beat.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on September 25, 2017

We are never disappointed at Mesquite. The current two for one offer is great. Try chilled soups and cookie dessert. The fish entrees are outstanding.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Great experience all around--LOVE the view!!! Menu has something for everyone--buy one-get one or buy 2 get 2 dinner entrees on until Sept 30

Tags: Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Our family of seven dined at the Mesquite Grill recently, enjoying it immensely. The chef specials were creative and very good. Everyone enjoyed their food, Fish and Chips, Ahi Tuna, Halibut, and pizza. Service was great. Very attentive.

Tags: Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Awesome food and services

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·Dined on September 23, 2017

Love the ambiance of Tonto but was a little disappointed the lobster and butter (even in warmers) were cold. Cauliflower medley was bland. Steak and potato were great. Fish choices seem to be a problem for this kitchen as I and others I've talked to have yet to find one to be overly delectable.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The food and service were excellent. Our waiter, Brendon, was friendly, professional, and knowledgeable about the menu choices. The atmosphere was nice for dining with friends.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Healthy, Quick Bite, Happy Hour
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 16, 2017

The food was exceptional. The service was excellent. The ambiance was great. Jared, our server did an excellent job serving us. He was efficient and observant. Their menu choices are perfect. The Caesar salad is terrific. It comes very close to an authentic Caesar. The mango soup was delightful and fresh tasting. The meats were delicious and tender. The desserts were good as we. We will come back to dine here again.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We decided to try their summer special for Saturday night Buy one Prime Rib get one free.
The bar was busy and the cocktails were a good size and well done. I had a Lemon drop and my husband had a Martini. Comfortable bar stools. Our family joined us with our grand daughter. Plenty of room on the patio for the kids to run around without disturbing the diners.
We had a nice table with view of the lake. A great wine list with even some French wines.
Dinner was served at a good pace. My daughter and I had the 9oz Prime rib which was perfect. The guys had the 12 oz portion. They served it with real horseradish. The baked potatoes were
served with butter, sour cream and green onions. We also tried the dessert: cookie dough skillet with ice cream to share and the guys had a Port. Nice atmosphere, very South West. Good to take guests from out of town to experience the Old Scottsdale. Gorgeous view at Sunset.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

A beautiful spot for a very nice dinner! The food was excellent

Tags: Fun, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for a Date, Bar Seating
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 3, 2017

This was our second visit to the grill, and the food was as good this time as last time. The service was excellent, and we all enjoyed our meals. Unfortunately we were seated at a booth between two noisy dinner groups. This made for difficult conversation at our booth. Next time I will request seating away from large parties.

Tags: Seasonal
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