Ocotillo

4.6
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1451 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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What 1451 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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cookieseeds
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food4service3ambience4

Creative menu with great protein options. We enjoyed our meal. Very nice outdoor dining area.

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vipPalatePleaser
Phoenix
50 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food1service2ambience4

Just okay.
That is the best I can say, after giving Ocotillo a shot multiple times. The patio and outdoor areas are so appealing but the food is mediocre. I had the avocado toast, but there was about a tablespoon of avocado, I sent it back and it returned with a little more but is was completely burnt on the bottom. I gave up. Go for cocktails and the patio, find somewhere else for lunch or dinner.

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vipKirinK
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and wait service

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KarenF
St. Louis
10 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time to experience Ocotillo...fantastic! Loved the outdoor seating as long as you don’t mind the “picnic table” style seating for a larger group. The food was fantastic and the waiter was unbelievably personable and efficient. The pricing is on the higher end, but well worth it. The general manager was also great being sure our experience was nothing less than great. Job well done to all from beginning to end of the evening!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love the layout, service, and smells! We frequent this establishment for brunch and have never been let down

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place is super cute! Food amazing! And best part the staff was super nice. Definitely recommend and will be going back

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing anniversary date here! The food was amazing! One of our appetizers came late and they charged it to the house and paid for our drinks. Outstanding service... we will be back!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome happy hour, great pricing for exceptional food! Such a great setting and we will be back over and over!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it. Great food and cocktails, lovely setting. Was very happy with our whole experience. Will come back if I'm in phoenix again.

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JohnD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good service and good food. They have something for everyone.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall1food5service2ambience1

The food was great. The service was so slow. We only ate half our meal because it took so long to get our entré. We did not feel safe because Covid regulations were not enforced. The staff was protected but not the customers. Customers just wondering by out table with no mask. No signs saying that mask were needed to be worn. No social distancing while waiting for a table. Groups exceeding the maximum. I was so uncomfortable during my visit. If you're ok risking Covid then this place will work for you.

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vipGabrielaZ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food4service1ambience2

I was disappointed with my visit to Ocotillo this time around due to the lack of social distancing.
I made a reservation a week out for a table outside for 4 people. Plenty of outdoor tables and times were listed when I booked on OpenTable. Day of (10/10) I received a call stating that they could no longer seat us outside because bigger groups came in requesting outside tables. They asked us if we wanted to sit inside or push the reservation for an hour. We decided to push the reservation to a later time to guarantee a table outside. I mentioned several times to the host that we wanted to make sure that our table was socially distanced and at least 6 feet away from other parties. She assured they were complying with CDC guidelines. We finally arrived and got seated outside right next to two other tables. Two people in our party were basically back to back with the other table. Right away we let the waiter know we were not comfortable with this seating arrangement and that we had pushed the reservation time to later to make sure we were socially distanced. She accommodated us and moved us to a corner table, problem was that there were no lights out there, she had to bring extra candles to be able to see the menu. We made it work as it was 9pm and we were ready to eat.
The rest of the evening was pleasant, the food and drinks were very enjoyable. I just wish that the restaurant would be more aware of the social distancing when seating parties. It was a late dinner and there were plenty of open tables, there should not have been people seating less than 6 feet away from each other.
We do not plan to return any time soon as the pandemic is very much still going on and businesses and people need to be extra careful with seating patrons and the sanitizing of all surfaces.

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vipMike
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best. Love ocotillo.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere in the beer garden and the food was delicious.

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AlonsoB
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

Something has happened to this restaurant as it’s not like before. I understand may restaurants have been dealing with staffing issues or other covid related issues but other restaurants seem to manage better. Table service from the main waiter was “eh” to say the least. Timing as also unexpectedly not that great. Went to Saturday brunch and it took the same amount of time to get our first round of drinks as our entree (and no, i do not mean fast) . What’s up with most restaurants doing their white sangria orange juice based ? in this case it tasted like sunny d with white boxed wine. Best white sangria will have to be Ladera (central and dunlap).

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DesireC
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The food is delicious but the service is always hit or miss. When we first arrived, there were 3 servers arguing over seating arrangements and couldn't be troubled to even acknowledge my presence. A "good morning, one moment please" would've been all that's expected but they acted like i wasn't even there. Once we were seated, the service wasn't much better. We had 4 servers breeze past us while I tried to get each one's attention. But the food was delicious and they seemed to be adhering to social distancing, which I greatly appreciate.

JM
JohnM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Patio ambiance. Food options amd quality. Service. I’ll be coming back. Great spit

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Got to enjoy some very nice craft cocktails .

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vip2413
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ABsolutely wonderful food and service. Lovely outdoor area away from the road for dining. This restaurant makes vegetarian fare that you would rather eat than the meatier options.....and they have those too. The roasted cauliflower, the grilled corn and the eggplant meatballs are the best. And we had a tasty burger too. The happy hour is diverse and inexpensive. All-in-all, it will be one of our go-to restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such inventive cuisine prepared with great pride. An amazing collection of spirits, curated with pride and generously poured. A unique property too well exploited for the best non view al fresco experience in the southwest.

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MarkM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our dining experience at Ocotillo was wonderful. Great food, great service and a great atmosphere made for a perfect evening during these challenging times.

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Adar
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing! Our waiter was extremely kind and attentive. Overall, we had a great dinner and will definitely be returning, especially for the Pappardelle!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had dinner here in a Saturday night- it was 10/10. Sat fast. Service was great, food was amazing
Liked it so much we went back for Sunday brunch. It was also 10/10.
Love this place !

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jamesk
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience5

The ambience and social distancing was great. Our party had 4 entrees of which 3 were excellent. The signature beef ribs were very very fatty and too burnt. The bbq sauce was excellent. Drinks were great. The server was attentive but a little annoying. Nice touch that the owner circulated through and checked in with his customers. Overall great night.

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vipRobynB
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance! Every dish is worth trying.

LH
LauraH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. I love the outdoor atmosphere at Ocotillo for a great meal and enjoying the beautiful Arizona evenings.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite place! We ended up going here for our anniversary with our 7 year old. I called ahead to see what kind of a table would be appropriate since I had never been. The hostess said that she would put our family in a booth instead of outside which I had originally requested. I said “fine”, she knows best… When we got there I was a little disappointed, the booth was kind of in a traffic area and very dimly lit, beautiful for a couple but not with a seven-year-old if you know what I mean. We were then seated outside on the patio and it was beautiful, comfortable and we had a great time. I was a little disappointed that nothing special was offered for our anniversary, not even a small sign on the table, but no biggie I guess. The food was absolutely amazing, the cocktails were fantastic and our waiter was great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time eating outdoors at Ocotillo. This place is so cute and romantic. We loved our dinner, flavorful and fresh.

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vipHennessey
Portland
7 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were in town for my husband‘s 60th birthday. Food was wonderful service was exceptional. One of our six kids is a vegetarian and they had tons of options for her. Loved the squash and beet appetizers. The rib entree was amazing. Would highly recommend.

DB
vipDerickB
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent brunch selections. Wonderful staff and inviting atmosphere.

KC
KarlaC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, I was seated quickly as I had a reservation. The food and service was great, we had a good time. I will come back for sure.

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meredithw
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Just different enough to be interesting. Nice space, good but not overbearing service.

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PattiR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Ocotillo has really good food and excellent outdoor dining options, which is important with the pandemic. Our waiter was friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. We had a lovely dinner on the patio.

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Lori
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Outdoor seating was plentiful and beautiful. Service was exceptional!

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Fearless
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Our server was friendly, observant and took good care of us. For some reason the kitchen was slow getting food out to us, this had been a recurring problem. We haven’t been in awhile so it was surprising that the same thing was happening.
We love the location and the outdoor area. The cocktails are top notch and pair well with the food.
We will come back but it would wonderful to receive the food on time!

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MamaA
Detroit
10 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Brunch was excellent!

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CatherineC
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was especially great! It was our first time out in months and we had a fabulous experience all around!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome atmosphere and delicious food!

JG
JoyG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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DianaP
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We ordered from the Restaurant Week menu and we were not disappointed. The portions were very generous and the food was delicious. I would have rated the food 5 but I didn’t love the Kale salad, a little too crispy for me. The service was excellent and really enjoyed the ambiance and whole vibe of the place. Will definitely come back.

FAQs

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

Ocotillo is rated 4.6 stars by 1451 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.