Ocotillo

4.6
1124 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
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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ML
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the food so much. My only negative thing would be that when I made the reservation, there was a choice of standard or outside seating. When we got there with our party of 12, they had us sitting outside because I hadn’t written a note on my reservation. I didn’t think there was any reason to write a note saying inside since I didn’t choose outside, but chose standard (the only other option not outside). If it is their policy that they only reserve based on notes, it’d be nice to make that clear in the reservation process. They were able to accommodate after a lot of persuading by my husband, so we appreciated that.

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AH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and staff
Only need on line system to insure inside seating when requested.

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MB
Philadelphia
388 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent restaurant with variety of food and beverage for every palate. Can mix up small plates, or go with traditional appetizer and main dish. Really good cocktails too. Would certainly return.

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BR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Love Ocotillo, but my concern is the noise. When the room is full, you can't hear yourself think. In the past, I've asked to be moved outside so my wife and could talk. This time, we had an earlier seating, at 5:30pm, and the noise was tolerable.

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MS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All of our meals were yummy. I loved my quiche. Nice flaky crust. The salad was delicious too. We split a cinnamon roll as an appetizer. It was perfect to share and plenty for 4-5 people.

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MC
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating Fathers Day on Saturday to beat the crowd! Beautiful breakfast. The only negative is still, their coffee. It is SO bitter! I think they may want to consider changing suppliers....

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SP
New Orleans
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The cocktails were well thought out and tasteful. The food was incredible and the flavors were amazing. The waiter provided excellent recommendations!

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AZ
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience. Our food server Eli was fantastic so outgoing and fun. We will ask for him for sure the next time we return. The food was amazing we did not have a bad thing- awesome.

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LC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food was delicious and creative. I lived that there was a mix of heavy and lighter options!

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H
Las Vegas
143 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Location not great, but very modern, open and bright atmosphere. Food was good, drinks exceptional. Strange server... not sure what she was thinking
Overall, pretty good

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their brunch deals are amazing! Everyone needs to try the brisket and Parmesan polenta and breakfast chimichanga!!

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EK
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing waiter! Interesting menu

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SG
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wish it were not quite so noisy -- both the acoustics around voices, and the music, too. Hard to talk, so next business meals will have to take place elsewhere. :( Otherwise loved it.

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OT
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a cute place with a flavorful and unique menu. We were thrilled with the large number if vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options! The eggplant meatballs and sweet potato were favorites for my group of business associates. Would definitely return to try more and enjoy the atmosphere. We went early in the evening; it was quiet, and servers were attentive and speedy but not rushed.

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N
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just a great place- The food, drinks, stall are all excellent

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OT
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved all the food we ordered and our server was attentive & explained things well! Interesting lamb salad with delicious dressing, delicious cauliflower in a pesto, yummy Brussels, and the eggplant meatballs on polenta hit the spot. They tasted Italian & almost like meat. Large portions made sharing the small plates fun! We’ll be back.

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Lots of flies, we felt rushed

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P
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was incredible as was the food. I had the Special - Salmon which hands down rocked. Hats off to the chef. Shrimp appetizer was also phenom.

Great dining and different than the same ole. The beer garden also looks great

Thank you.

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C
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ocotillo has such a delicious and varied menu. The cauliflower appetizer is always a go-to when we eat there. I wish they'd update the "pitcher of mimosa" item on the menu because it is a bottle with OJ on the side. Brunch on weekends is perfect for large parties. Highly recommend for brunch, lunch, coffee meeting or dinner.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Loved the food, the ambiance and drinks. Service could've been better.

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U
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful & fun menu. Everything was well prepared and the menu was deeply intriguing. This restaurant was an absolute stand out in a sea of endless blah around Phoenix/Scottsdale.
Amazing & definitely memorable.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was perfect! Weather, patio, server and selection of drinks!

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M
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

What a great night. We arrived with a large party but underestimated the number of people. The hostess changed gears (and tables) for us without a hiccup and was cheerful the whole time. The waiter was fun and informative about the food. The meal, appetizers and main courses, were delicious. Highly recommend the cauliflower and salmon appetizers along with the ribeye and salmon main courses. The layout of the restaurant was really interesting with multiple indoor and outdoor areas. We didn't have dessert but should have. We will be back.

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PL
Phoenix
33 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great local spot that seems to do everything correctly without making it overly pretentious. It seems like everything on the menu is a hit and most of them are home runs.

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P
Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous great food and service

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best vegetarian eggplant “meatballs”, great for vegetarians!

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MJ
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing restaurant healthy delicious food, great service and cute place. Very recommendable for brunch on the weekends! Dates and friends gathering works well here!

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JP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The ribs were incredible! The pork shank was huge and delicious. Service was good and so were the drinks!

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SS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Food was good. Service wasn’t. I doubt I will go back.

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JD
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, fantastic service and excellent ambience.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Honestly, one of the best meals I’ve had in sooo long. Everything that we ordered was beyond fantastic. I am a vegetarian and this meal, hands down, was the most satisfying and exciting meal I’ve experienced honestly ever. The ambiance was fantastic, wine was amazing and I will %100 recommend to anyone and everyone I can. Thank you for making my experience in Phoenix AMAZING!

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PM
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The atmosphere and food at Ocotillo are always exceptional. On this particular day, the food was amazing and the presentation on the plate was top notch. I appreciate the effort they take to create an outstanding dining experience.

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AM
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was great. Also really loved the atmosphere. Different seating option for both inside and outside Will definitely go back.

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EE
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food, wine selection and something for every dietary need. I travel a couple of days each week throughout the country for business, and this was on whole one of the most enjoyable dinner spots I’ve experienced in the last year.

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BP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a large group outside. Great food.

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k
Phoenix
28 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such creative food and cocktails, served in a great desert atmosphere.....loved it!

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CR
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My Yelp review:
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Great meal! Great vibe! Great service. Top to bottom a fantastic experience. Hostesses were helpful as they tried to help us find just the right table to celebrate my sons 30th bday! Our server Corbin was incredibly knowledgeable friendly and attentive from beginning to end (even while they were slammed!)
David, the owner came to the table not just to say hi and move on but really chat to get a sense of how he could make this a special night for all of us... 5 stars all the way!

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H
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 1

Great food but ambiance is that of a sports bar. Too noisy for me.

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MW
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eat outside, even on a warm day. Misters are comfortable.

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J
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had Cauliflower with kale pesto, shaved lamb salad and linguini with lemon and garlic - all were amazing! Good selection of wine and beer. Sat outside - super fun atmosphere.

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