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Ocotillo

4.6
4.6
2289 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.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:45 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Phone number

    (602) 687-9080

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Walt Sterling

  • Catering

    Welcome to Ocotillo catering and special events. We have several areas of the property that can hold different sized groups. There are lots of options with a wide variety of price ranges. We have a full service liquor license with a sommelier on site. Here are some of the types of events we can do: Farm to Table Luncheons and Dinners, Kids Birthday Party, Coursed Luncheons, Coursed Private Wine Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Family Style Dinners, Santa Maria Style Barbecues, Wine Tastings, Drop Off Breakfasts, Drop Off Luncheons, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, and more.

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to Ocotillo catering and special events. We have several areas of the property that can hold different sized groups. There are lots of options with a wide variety of price ranges. We have a full service liquor license with a sommelier on site. Here are some of the types of events we can do: Farm to Table Luncheons and Dinners, Kids Birthday Party, Coursed Luncheons, Coursed Private Wine Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Family Style Dinners, Santa Maria Style Barbecues, Wine Tastings, Drop Off Breakfasts, Drop Off Luncheons, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, and more.

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Cross street

    E Flower St (South of Osborn) & 3rd ST

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot to the East of property. Street parking not metered, as well as an empty lot on the North side of Flower St, to the East of property.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail: Central and Osborn Stop

  • Entertainment

    Live Music, DJ's and screening area in the lowered lawn for movies, sporting events, and special screenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,289 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix

    Outdoor Dining

  • Phoenix

    Contemporary American

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  1. K

    Kmj24ch

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Loved sitting at the sidecar bar that has full menu and fun drinks. Service was great but not overbearing. Did the restaurant week menu and food not outstanding. Would go back for drinks and snacks, not dinner.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic and we really enjoyed the conversation with our waiter! They had a lot of gluten free/dairy free options that I hadn’t seen before. Will definitely be coming back.
  3. L

    Likestoeat

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had restaurant week menu, very good!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food! Friendly staff and beautiful atmosphere. Will be back for sure.
  5. J

    Janelle

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience5
    Asked for a Manhattan with whistle pig. Charged $35 a drink which tasted horrible, all vermouth, couldn't even choke it down. Ended up leaving before we could order food because we were so turned off by the drinks.
  6. TB

    TBone

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food4service3ambience2
    We enjoyed the food. We did not, however, enjoy sitting three feet from a very noisy door that was opened and closed every few minutes throughout the entirety of our meal. On the other hand, it was quite amusing to have a food runner ask us if "these are your desserts?" 10 minutes after sitting down. Or "are these your appetizers?" Three times while eating our entrees. Other than that, the server was attentive. A couple of side notes: it was disheartening to not have any notice that the portions for Restaurant Week were reduced. And I, personally, found the t-shirts and jeans on the majority of the staff underwhelming. And tacking on a credit card surcharge is tacky.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the place to go in Phoenix. It is unassuming while also being delightfully impressive and outstanding. It’s the place to take a dear friend to catch up and also a place to take a client to land the deal. I cannot recommend Ocotillo highly enough.
  8. j

    jeremiahk

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service. Some really interesting and delicious takes on small plates that are vegetarian and gluten free.
  9. J

    Jellyrollblues

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We chose Ocotillo for the restaurant week menu. Everything our party ordered was excellent. We’ve died here before but it had been a while, will be back soon. We especially enjoyed the squash blossom appetizer and the beef Ragu.
  10. NF

    NotaFoodie

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I brought my mother here for restaurant week. The food and service were excellent! She started with the burrata and peach salad, I started with the eggplant meatballs. We both had the beef ribs and fries entrees and flourless chocolate cake dessert. The dessert was a very small portion, but a perfect ending to a decadent meal. I highly recommend!
  11. T

    Tammy

    Phoenix

    66 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    66 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wade was great. Our party of four truly enjoyed restaurant week offerings on the patio. Thank youn
  12. TP

    ThomasP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had a good Tom Collins Cocktail from the Happy Hour menu! Then had their mole bbq sauce beef ribs. Loved the sauce, but the server set the expectations as "fall off the bone" good. They didn't fall off the bone, they needed a little gnawing and coaxing! Tasty, but a but of work! Great space!
  13. JC

    JohnC

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    While the food and atmosphere were electric..service was mediocre. Weekend blues?
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I came here for brunch and it was great! We are always looking for new spots and believe this could be one of our new favorites! The menu was so different from what we typically see. The cocktails were great! We sat on the patio and with the misters on it was a wonderful atmosphere (September). We can’t wait to go again
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great way to kick off restaurant week. The mole sauce on the beef ribs is one of the best that I have ever had and the halibut was perfect.
  16. JF

    JF1980

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Consistent, delicious, and creative. Thanks for another wonderful meal, Ocotillo. You're a great spot to gather with friends.
  17. L

    Lawrence

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    This was our first post-COVID dinner at Ocotillo and unfortunately we found it wanting. We have dined here at least 6-8 times in the past. The first issue started as soon as we arrived. The four of us arrived on time for 6:30 reservations in the main dining room. Seeing only one couple on the north patio, I requested if we could move our party outside. I was told no since it was fully booked until 8:45. We stayed until 8:45 and never saw more than 8 customers on the north patio. The second issue was the portion sizes. I ordered the mesquite chicken and found the meat to be extremely dry and barely warm. It was not complimented well by the tiny dollop of ice cold and salty potato salad located under the chicken. My wife ordered the halibut which was fishy and a disappointing 3oz serving at best. In addition, we ordered both of the only two desserts on the menu. In spite of them being fairly tasty, the portion sizes were incredibly small again and at $12 each, were a terrible value. The bright spot for our evening was the service provided by our server, Patrick Cronin. He was attentive, pleasant, and professional.
  18. LS

    LaurieS

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried new items including soft shell crab and all delicious
  19. SH

    ShaunH

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Menu and food selection was excellent. Server was very kind but was a delay in getting served. Overall, very pleasant experience.
  20. A

    Aaron

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience4
    Food was decent. We've been here a few times. The most recent time our server was just plain awful. Can't put it any other way. Curly blonde hair ruined our entire experience.
  21. PZ

    PZino

    Phoenix

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We arrived at 10am for Sunday brunch and there were only a few tables filled. The restaurant is lovely inside and has a great outside covered patio with misters. We were greeted promptly and our server was very friendly. We ordered what they are known for - the beef ribs and eggs with hash cakes and brisket with polenta and a fried egg. We recover one thin slice of brisket, one egg and the polenta. It was ok but a very skimpy portion for the money. The beef ribs were good but the eggs were cold when they arrived. But the cinnamon roll we ordered for dessert for my husband’s birthday was a hard, dry rock. I think it’s a fun spot for drinks with friends but their food is not up to the beautiful atmosphere and the prices.
  22. AH

    AsmaaH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Asked for outdoor seating, where they ended up seating us street side under an area with no misters. I kindly requested to see in the lawn area, but the hostess said there weren’t tables. No big deal but with a reservation, I thought I could have at least been happy with the table. All in all I’ve always liked the food and the ambiance when you can experience it properly.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The room was extremely noisy making conversation difficult. The food es delicious but serving size could have been just a bit larger for the price. They were out of several of the drinks we originslly chose.
  24. y

    yakboy

    Phoenix

    108 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    108 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Another excellent meal! Cocktails to start with an excellent endive salad and squash blossoms to start. We each had the rib eye with roasted potatoes along with a bottle of Pazzo. Dessert of flourless chocolate cake and pistachio ice cream. Gracie the server was very nice and it was very enjoyable. The only thing that is bad about this place, is that it’s so LOUD inside. Never fails-no matter where you sit, it’s loud.
  25. DJ

    DJPHX

    Tucson

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always excellent food and a great location for a nice dinner.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Went in for brunch grabbed a Bloody Mary at the side car bar while we waited. We were promptly seated upon check in. Our food came out fairly quickly and the service was spot on.
  27. JB

    JuliaB

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    First time to eat brunch at the restaurant. Found online and booked easily. Ocotillo signage is facing street north & southbound need foliage trimmed or enhanced. We drove by the first time and turned around one block north. Noise level in bar booth and room isn’t conducive for sharing conversation. Perhaps bamboo tiles on overhead of booth section. Food was very good, services excellent and drinks were great!
  28. C

    Colby

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Everything at brunch was great, but portion size of the brisket was small. One thin slice of brisket was not enough. Three people in our party ordered it and left still hungry. Other then that no complaints staff was friendly and accommodating, parking was easy, and venue was nice.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always great food and drinks. We’ll be back again for sure.
  30. SR

    ScottR

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service3ambience5
    The restaurant is very cool. Love the ambiance inside and out. Dining experience is just ok. Service and food are nothing to write home about.
  31. C

    Chris

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and experience, will be back again soon
  32. GC

    GerardC

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Was excited to eat again here but within seconds of sitting down we had been surrounded by lots of flys very upsetting they served the chicken never seen so much fat on a chicken it was red pink with extremely cold potato salad under.the parmesan fries where a joke.all that being said we had to battle with flys as we tried to eat one landed in our food we then just got up paid and left
  33. AG

    AllieG

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Didn’t like being sat in bar while everyone else in dining room. Would have appreciated the staff asking our preference. However they did accommodate us when we asked to move. Would return as staff was kind and friendly. Looking forward to our next experience here.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall2food1service5ambience5
    I’ve been here a few times for brunch and always enjoyed it. This time neither myself or my friend liked our meals. We just picked at it and went somewhere else to eat. Would probably give it another change after some time passes.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Great ambiance and cocktails. Food was good but not my favorite part. Sidecar next door was very cool.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We were celebrating my Wife’s Birthday (3 of us - my Wife, my daughter and myself). For the last 4 + years Ocotillo has been our go-to restaurant. Sometimes our default restaurant, which is a compliment, not a dig. We alway enjoy the ambiance, my dinging the restaurant was not anything really against the restaurant. We decided to sit outside and 3rd street is STILL under construction. It seems like it has been so for all of those 4+ years. If you sit inside, it is comfortable, charmingly contemporary and just boisterous enough to feel energetic. The bar area is pretty cool and spacious as well. The main reason one goes to a restaurant is, of course, the food. So, my wife had the halibut, pan/flash fried to perfection, creating a very light crust on the top. I cannot find online the description at the moment, but it was spiced to perfection and cooked exactly how my my likes her fish - medium rare. My daughter had the mesquite grilled chicken. Absolutely done to perfection. Not a hint of dryness, and she had leftovers for lunch for the next day, which she was quite excited about. I went for the Papparadelle Pasta, one of my all0time favorites. I have avoided it on my last couple of visits because the heat of the spices was just a little too much for me. After explaining that to our waiter, he suggested that I ask for the red peppers on the side. “Huh? I thought that they were simmered in the sauce”. And though I enjoy the spice, I was in the mood to battle the heartburn afterwords. “Yes, they are only added just before serving because of the heat”. Wow, I wish that I had known that before. I added just a couple of small pieces of red pepper and it made it just beyond tangy. Perfection!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Flies, like the last time I was there. Out of many things, after ordering. Waited 10 minutes for a drink. The fly issue really needs to get under control.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our meal was wonderful. The service was quick and the staffs was very friendly. We would definitely go back!
  39. CH

    CraigH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    great bartender and service he provided. Food was innovative and very tasty without the big price tag
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Straight from the airport and starving…. An absolutely lovely brunch! So enjoyed the brisket/polenta and the chimichanga! White sangria was delicious and so needed after a 5:30 flight from the east coast…lol! Service was on point! It was a bit loud but manageable. We would certainly return and recommend to others.

FAQs

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

Ocotillo is rated 4.6 stars by 2289 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 31 times today
Google Map for Ocotillo

3243 N 3rd Street, Phoenix, AZ 85012

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    E Flower St (South of Osborn) & 3rd ST

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown Phoenix

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sat 10:00 am–3:45 pm Sun 10:00 am–3:30 pm Happy Hour Mon–Sat 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:30 pm–9:45 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Cocktail Bar, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Large parking lot to the East of property. Street parking not metered, as well as an empty lot on the North side of Flower St, to the East of property.

  • Public transit

    Light Rail: Central and Osborn Stop

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Walt Sterling

  • Entertainment

    Live Music, DJ's and screening area in the lowered lawn for movies, sporting events, and special screenings.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (602) 687-9080

  • Catering

    Welcome to Ocotillo catering and special events. We have several areas of the property that can hold different sized groups. There are lots of options with a wide variety of price ranges. We have a full service liquor license with a sommelier on site. Here are some of the types of events we can do: Farm to Table Luncheons and Dinners, Kids Birthday Party, Coursed Luncheons, Coursed Private Wine Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Family Style Dinners, Santa Maria Style Barbecues, Wine Tastings, Drop Off Breakfasts, Drop Off Luncheons, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, and more.

  • Private party facilities

    Welcome to Ocotillo catering and special events. We have several areas of the property that can hold different sized groups. There are lots of options with a wide variety of price ranges. We have a full service liquor license with a sommelier on site. Here are some of the types of events we can do: Farm to Table Luncheons and Dinners, Kids Birthday Party, Coursed Luncheons, Coursed Private Wine Dinners, Cocktail Parties, Family Style Dinners, Santa Maria Style Barbecues, Wine Tastings, Drop Off Breakfasts, Drop Off Luncheons, Weddings, Rehearsal Dinners, Baby Showers, and more.

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