Ocotillo

4.6
1841 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We are open for in-house dining for dinner and brunch !

Ocotillo restaurant focuses on Contemporary American seasonal cuisine with a touch of local Arizona Influence, bringing special attention to fresh, local and seasonal ingredients. You can enjoy lunch, dinner, brunch with a full service bar, cocktail, wine and beer program. Weekend brunches Saturday and Sunday fulfills all your sensory expectations. Menu offerings include healthy, vegan, gluten free choices !

During the summer months we will do the best we can to accommodate guests indoors, but we cannot guarantee indoor seating. Look forward to seeing you at Ocotillo Restaurant and Bar.

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jildot
1 review
Dined 19 hours ago
Overall4food3service3ambience5

This restaurant is beautiful, especially the lighted tree entrance.
The person seating us was quick, efficient, polite.
The menu was intriguing .....
We choose (2 of us) to share 2 appetizers-----this from the Restaurant
Week menu.
We choose the burrata cheese salad served with dried kale and dried broccoli
served beautifully.....needed some balsamic reduction or perhaps quince jam
on top as it was dry.
We choose the dried strawberry and ricotta which was awesome.....
One of us had the ribs served with french fries....excellent.
The other had the halibut....overcooked and served over cold (mostly lima beans
and little squash) they called gazpacho.....they redid the halibut and better...could not recommend.
Desserts were amazing.
Service was just ok....water glasses filled as needed!...server disappeared b4
we finished.

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SamB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here for restaurant week and was not disappointed. Food was excellent, service was attentive, and the ambiance was a blend of relaxed and classy that really made for a great night out. We split a bottle of wine (even though there were many unique cocktail options) and were most pleased with the burrata salad appetizer. We also really enjoyed the pork shank entree and fudge cake dessert. Would definitely come back here again and again.

TM
vipTeamMK21
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the decor and the ambience of this place. It is a truly unique, fun and funky experience. The people there are attentive and upbeat. The food tastes delicious and the presentation couldn’t be better! I was highly impressed and that is not a common occurrence for me.

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Katie
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always love coming to Ocotillo for brunch! Delicious options! And I love the fresh coconut!

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DeedeeA
New York Area
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent! We went for the first time during restaurant week and it was fantastic. Will definitely be returning.

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ScottH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We decided to try some place new for our anniversary. This place did not disappoint at all. We walked in and were greeted with smiles, sat immediately, and Riley was there on point for us. The food was amazing, the timing of the courses were dialed in, no waiting long periods between them. I had the beef ribs and my wife had the halibut, both were awesome. This place just added to our "take family' list. We will be back, Thank You.

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vipHappy
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was Restaurant Week and four of us tried four different appetizers, three different entrees and both desserts. All dishes were very good to excellent. Several items were unique, either in their ingredients or presentation. Service was prompt and helpful. Would definitely return.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Like this place. Great bloody Mary! Will go again

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
6 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week and this menu was amazing. Had the sweet potato starter, chicken entree, and the fudge cake dessert.

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vipRuthinAZ
Phoenix
97 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Restaurant week enticed us to dine here. Two of us tried the Eggplant meatballs, one had the Smoked Chicken Liver Mousse and one had the Sun Dried Strawberry for the first course. Each was wonderful and the mousse could have been my entire dinner since it was a very generous serving. Two had the beef ribs which were 3 huge ribs accompanied by delicious french fries. Two had the pappardelle. Everyone loved their food. The chocolate dessert was too rich - we weren't expecting fudge with the ice cream. The coconut panna cotta was deemed fair. The service started out a little slow but then righted itself. With all restaurants experiencing shortages, we were not upset. Water glasses were refilled regularly and drinks were brought promptly. Our server, Ben, was helpful with making selections. The ambiance was nice and though we didn't sit outside, in cooler weather we will definitely ask for that. We will definitely return.

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LynneB
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Food was truly amazing 🤩 and our server, Benjamin was spot on! That made up for the lack of ambiance.

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AshF
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It got very loud after 6pm and made it hard to talk.

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enriques
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Drinks on point as well. Elegant ambiance

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were wonderful! We really enjoyed the ending and had a great dinner.

SA
vipSABinNh
New England
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great vegan options for my friends.

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FeliciaM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought my mom here for her birthday, which happens to be September, 11th. It just so happened that there were a lot of other people celebrating their birthdays here that day too! So it made her feel happy that she wasn't the only one born on this now infamous date.

We both loved Ocotillo! We ordered the chicken mousse starter with the bread made from Noble bakery. The presentation and accompaniments were wonderful! The chicken mousse would have benefited with a little Cognac and pink peppercorns to make it less bland. A larger portion of the chicken mousse would have been better too; as there wasn't quite enough to spreed on the bread. We both ordered the Halibut, which was divine! I never had such a perfectly cooked and clean tasting Halibut before.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place !! Food is fantastic

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience2

The steak wasn’t cooked too our liking and they remade it 3 times and it was still bloody red, we honestly didn’t like the food

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KatyD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience4

very slow service, we missed our cocktail reservation afterwards

BH
BillH
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Great venue. I would certainly consider it for a large party and may go back again, however our experience tonight was mediocre at best.

Server was not good for this type of restaurant. Maybe it was because of the holiday (Labor Day), not sure, but he did literally nothing to enhance our experience. I mentioned in my reservation that we were celebrating my twin daughter’s birthday, and my wife mentioned it to our server directly but we might as well have said it was hot outside. No reaction whatsoever. Who doesn’t automatically say happy birthday? Weird, and if he was competent in other areas we would have assumed he somehow didn’t hear it. In any case being totally disconnected from guests makes for a disappointing experience.

Food was fine but when the service is off it distracts from everything else for this type of establishment.

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EiriniT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and the atmosphere outside with the fairly lights was really nice.

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KarlaR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ceviche , the ribeye, and the pastas are a must here! It’s such a beautiful location. Zach was amazing ! The service and the recommendations he made were perfect. We loved it so much we decided to go back for brunch ! Truly a great experience .

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JeanM
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Great food but VERY loud. Made rez 2 weeks in advance. Got put by waiter station w/ doors to cabinet banging. Asked to move. We did. Waiter was awesome. Got free dessert for bday. So overall...pretty good.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was incredible! The service was great. It was moderately priced. We will be back!

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vipKami
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, delicious food, great happy hour choices

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KennethW
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Always fun to visit and enjoy good food at Ocotillo

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food never disappoints 👌🏼

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vipLovestoeat
Phoenix
38 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Keep the hamburger on the menu all the time please! We would go here once a week if they kept the burger on during the week

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our service and attention was very poor. Drinks missed, water not refilled -I got up myself to refill water for table. Waiter walked away from us mid ordering so food did not come out together. Waiter did not come back. We told him we were celebrating a birthday-never asked us about dessert. Extremely expensive meal with very poor service. Complained to owner. Will not return

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was terrific and the food was PHENOMENAL!

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Garthanned
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience5

The food was great. The service was not good. The server tried to take away the plates while we were still eating. He brought one coffee and never brought the other two. He brought us our bill before asking if we wanted anything else.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
37 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything flus incredible at this restaurant! We loved our brunches.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good but the restaurant seemed short-staffed. No second drinks were offered and we only saw our server once right after our food was delivered, despite being there for a couple hours.

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Anne
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lady in charge of the service has been extremely kind. This moment spent at the Ocotillo was as a short vacation in a wonderful world ...
Thank you all !
anne

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MimiB
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience5

Service was disengaging. The prices were high and the food was mediocre at best. The food menu is chaotic. The ambience and location is the best part about the dining experience, but this is not a place I’d come back again. Was not memorable in any of the senses.

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CHRISTLEH
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding as usual. You guys rock. Whether inside out outside, you deliver an amazing night. Thank you

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Diana
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience1

I was disappointed to be seated at a picnic table when I reserved a table for "outdoors". Fans were so loud that it was hard to converse.

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OpenTable Diner
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great environment, wonderful service and excellent food!

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AZCat89
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food from apps to entrees. Highly recommend!

FAQs

Ocotillo offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (602) 687-9080.

Ocotillo is rated 4.6 stars by 1841 OpenTable diners.

Ocotillo does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://www.ocotillophx.com/shop/.

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.