Ocotillo

4.5
1012 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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CB
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 3

Food was great service could have been better. Waited a long time for drinks to be ordered

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f
Denver
34 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous. Get the cauliflower, eggplant on polenta and apple cake.

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NG
Phoenix
67 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our first visit. Ocotillo was outstanding. Our party included people on gluten free and vegan diets. They were very pleased with the quantity and quality of selections. The restaurant also has great choices for those on a standard diet.
The service was efficient and professional. My only complaint is that the indoor dining area was very noisy.

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BP
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

A little disappointed that full dinners aren’t available until 5:30 p.m., but we constructed a meal of small plates. Excellent food and service overall.

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O
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Nice patio and easy parking. Food was good not great. Prices reasonable for brunch. Looks like a good spot for hanging out and drinking.

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

Excellent everything!!! Upbeat inside. If you prefer a little more intimate and less action there's plenty of choices outside. Will totally be back.

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TF
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant was great! It wasn’t busy at the time we were there. The set up, however lead me to believe it could get quite loud. The food and the folks were fantastic. Highly recommend!

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MG
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The menu is a hit or miss.

I have eaten here a few times and some items on the menu were good and others like the sadwiches and Brocolini truly average that I would recommend. The atmosphere is great and the service is also great and decently priced.

The food is their weakest link . Perhaps i just got unlucky. I will try again

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AT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great brunch, great seating for large parties and our server was extremely helpful and friendly.

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R
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food is just fabulous, so diverse and very tasty

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place, and location!

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

Loved the style and the food was delicious!

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OT
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Server was very respectful and appropriately attentive as we talked about work. Menu diverse and healthy! I had no problem eating a really good meal that was within my food plan. Highly recommend. I will go back for personal events.

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M
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a fabulous experience! I feel like I found a secret treasure!! I searched online for a restaurant with vegan options and voila, The Ocotillo popped up! I took a friend from San Diego and we were both overwhelmed by the incredible atmosphere and fantastic clever, original and inventive menu that tasted amazing!!!

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food was delicious of course. I couldn’t tell who was exactly my service because I did have 3 people coming up to me. The wine was so delicious had I had to go find a bottle and by one. In the dessert, my friend had a piece of meat or something chewy in the chocolate cake. The cake did look like it was sitting in expo for awhile because by the time it got to us the ice cream was melted. I definitely will be going back but definitely expected better service for the place.

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a
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 1

The first time we went to Ocotillo we were so happy. The food was excellent, chef came out and spoke with us, and the ambience was great. The second time, we could not have been more disappointed. My glass was filthy, the food was less than adequate, and the restaurant itself was dirty and rundown looking.

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JG
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and atmosphere was fantastic! We will be back!

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CM
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The service was horrible. Our waitress did not deserve the gratuity to she got bring that we had a group of 9. The servers were quick to refill water but that was all they were quick at. Our waitress took forever to take our orders and only came back one time to check on us. She also put down the wrong order so a different plate was brought out to our group. When we sent it back being none of us orders it, the waitress still brang us a bill with that item on it in which case again we had to sent it back. It would also be great if there was appetizers or bread served before the meals being that it took so long to get our food after the long wait of ordering

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TS
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Overall I wouldn’t recommend. Maybe we will give it another try. The restaurant itself is beautiful. There’s a large outdoor area that’s very nice. We walked into the restaurant, the hostess didn’t say ONE word to us. She sat us at our table, set menus down and left. Our server was great though, she recommended the Bidi Bidi Bom Bom cocktail, it was amazing. Probably the only thing I might go back for. We ordered several small plates. Brussel sprouts, falafel, salmon, and the chicken cannoli. Nothing spectacular, and lack of flavor. Maybe we were just expecting more.

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DB
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

My Mother and I went here before the Timberlake concert. I ordered the cheesesteak and my mother ordered pasta with the eggplant meatballs. I loved the cheesesteak, it was delicious. My Mother did not like her meal. It was beautiful there. I loved it.

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J
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Beautiful atmosphere, excellent food, waiter left us for long periods of time and auctioned off food at time it ready.

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 2

The service was very slow. We were there for my dads birthday and we got our food a few plates at a time and not all at once. My dad got his food last and had to watch us eat for 15 minuets. Not a great experience at all.

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SM
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Ocotillo is a wonderful place to meet a friend and enjoy a great meal. We had a lovely meal and felt very welcomed.

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TI
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Despite a reservation we had to wait 20 minutes for a table (for 4) and then we were given a small table that was really inadequate for four to dine at a small-plate sharing restaurant. Wait staff was very slow (but the restaurant seemed understaffed...inexcusable because the owner was there the entire time and never lifted a finger to help his employees.) The owner spent a considerable part of our dinner joining a party at the next table (obviously friends of his) loudly telling stories and sonically dominating the patio.

The small plates we enjoyed were all delicious. We wished that the ambience had not detracted from the food.

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W
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I’m sorry to have to say this but the food was really quite disappointing. I ordered the bone marrow small plate item, which had been cooked in such a way that all of the marrow had melted away. There was no marrow at all left in the bone shank. My salmon was satisfactory but plated on top of a mashed potato cake which did not taste good. My husband ordered roasted halibut which he could not eat due to objectionable odor and taste of a strange substance which had been applied to the halibut. This restaurant is not inexpensive and we had expected much better food quality.

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Savannah
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Impeccable service. Ingredients were fresh and flavor profiles were well created. It was the perfect spot for a leisurely brunch!

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MC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved our meal. The outside seating is great and enjoyed the guy playing guitar. It was very loud inside the restaurant that it was difficult to hear conversations. Overall, great place.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

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RS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love Ocotillo. Whether I am indoors or outside the ambiance is terrific, the food is always fabulous and the service top notch. It's a great place for happy hour too.

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r
Phoenix
53 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Great outdoor area in good weather. Good service. Interesting but small lunch menu.

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MH
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply outstanding in all respects. One of the best meals i’ve had in a long time. Everything was an explosion of unique flavors. Friendly staff, cool decor, relaxed vibe, five stars and I never give five stars.

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M
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the atmosphere very trendy and spacious with a beautiful use of nature outside ..the service was wonderful great price on the champagne ..we had brunch and their were choices for everyone .. great place!

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DC
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect evening celebrating a family member's birthday.
The best food and service. Friendly attentive staff.

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g
Calgary
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

have already recommended Ocotillo via FB!

So much to love but admit the chocolate dessert was more than awesome!

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AB
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such an amazing place. Took my group from San Diego here for dinner out. The service and quality of food were outstanding!! Everyone loved it!!

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DK
Baltimore
9 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ocotillo is a great foodie find! The dishes are interesting and our server made some terrific suggestions for a delightful meal. He also made a good suggestion for a bottle of wine for the table that paired nicely with all four of our meals. The size of the salads and veggies are quite substantial and can definitely be shared. We ordered one salad and one veggie and that was more than adequate for the four of us with our entrees.

While it was noisy, as the evening progressed and others left, the noise level was much better. The decor is mostly hard surfaces (thus the noise level) but it is quite cool. We couldn't sit on the patio because it was way too cold--but in better weather it looks like it would be delightful--pretty lights and trees. We hope we can give it a try next time we are in town.

The service was outstanding. Every individual that came to our table was polite, mature and attentive. It appears that they do an excellent job of training personnel. I highly recommend this lovely restaurant!

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful staff, very accommodating. We ended up having 13 and they took care of us. Even though we had a big group I still felt we got that individual attention . And the food was delicious everyone raves about their dinner. Will definitely come back!

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SV
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not a good one at all!

Very noisy, seems everyone is at elbows length from others.
Could not believe how they packaged the food I didn’t eat. 1) was handed small sized bag by waiter, 3 minutes later boxes fell through the bag in the elevator of my office building! Mess all over.
2) they even packaged the chicken bones on the plate!!
So shocked!

Not planing on going there again, too bad as it’s so close to my work and I take clients out often.....

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CM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Hands down........ the best restaurant in Phoenix. Incredible, unusual menu. Everything is delicious. Love this place!

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OT
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you David for an amazing experience. We had an excellent time...

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