Ocotillo

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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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OT
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service1ambience4

Waited almost two hours for food. Half of which we ordered was sent to the wrong table and we were told that they were subsequently out of what we ordered. Skillet pancake served raw, twice. Have been going to this place since they opened and the quality of service and food has really declined In the past 8 months.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Average at best. Great location and atmosphere but the food and service did not match up.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great nice restaurant and great service

RG
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Difficult to find parking. But the food was great, the staff was super friendly and professional, and it was great day for patio dinning. We'll be back❤

JG
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to Ocotillo multiple times. Definitely will return. The Whole Fish is amazing.

BP
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I would recommend the Pappardelle and Pork dish be listed in the LARGE section of the menu. It is a large amount of pork shank and a "side" of pappardelle - not primarily a pasta dish with pork in the sauce. Wish I would have asked but my bad.

TG
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love the vibe of Ocotillo. Good food, nice brunch enjoyed by three. Love the relaxed ease of the various exterior patios. Will be coming back again!

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Food was terrific for brunch- pancake comes in a skillet- delicious. Avocado toast was great and the coconut milk in a coconut was a cool idea. The biggest issue was service. It was almost 35 minutes from the time we ordered until we got our food and it came out staggered as well. No real urgency or apology as well. Probably won’t go back just based on that.

CM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing as usual. We enjoyed our visit.

y
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beef ribs for brunch were incredible!

M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect as usual. Always changing menu has the best culinary technique in Phoenix and is always great. If you’re looking for great drinks, excellent service, and perfectly prepared food that’s elegant and not pretentious, ocotillo is perfect. For groups, the half moon booths are intimate and everyone can participate in conversation.

d
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Food is very good but quite expensive. Very, very small piece of salmon with salad x 2 equals lunch bill over $60 with tip.

SH
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Ocatillo was a pleasure. We had a great cozy booth by the bar that was awesome for date night. By far the best thing we ate was the fried eggplant meatballs. Amazing. Everything else was good as well, just not as memorable as the eggplant. Service was spot on and not rushed, super friendly. Highly recommend!

LB
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food; Great service; great ambience! LOVED it.

OT
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great experience! Food, service, and atmosphere was all too

BD
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Been a couple times over the years =. Awesome spot for a small brunch meet up or a big birthday party in the huge courtyard.

AC
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ocotillo is one of our local favorites. Always great.

C
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our server was wonderful and made it a memorable experience. Dinner was excellent

PG
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

I called and changed my reservation from outside to in then, 4 people to 2.
When I arrived, on Christmas Eve, they didn't have any idea who I was. I told them I had a confirmation number and they wanted to know if we wanted the bar or, beer garden instead.
I was in a suit.
She was wearing formal clothes and we didn't want that kind of experience on Christmas Eve.
Was the reservation lost? Did I fill out the online form wrong? Please inform.
The salmon is probably the best I ever have eaten. Her's was outstanding.
Thank you for the Hospitality.

JT
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were there on Christmas Eve for dinner. Great food and the restaurant is really beautiful. Looking forward to our next meal there!

a
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

MF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Great atmosphere but way too pricy for the smaller potions you get. Cocktails are seriously watered down, and the servers act like they truly would rather be doing something else, kind of rude and “uppity.”

SH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've been to this place twice and both times have been great. The atmosphere is pleasant and a little fancy without being pretentious. The staff is accommodating and friendly. The food is amazing! It's delicious and well-plated. I will be back!

MV
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, excellent food, excellent wine, excellent experience overall. Can highly recommend this restaurant for brunch and dinner. Looking forward to going back again soon!

OT
Portland
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love love love this place!!

GC
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of nine. Ocotillo is set up to handle large parties which is nice, and centrally located for people coming from different parts of Phoenix. This is our 3rd time entertaining family and friends there and we were not disappointed.

SD
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My new favorite restaurant in Phoenix. DELICIOUS food, WONDERFUL and informative waiter, lovely team that goes out of their way to make you feel welcome and special. And, the beautiful setting with white lights and outdoor seating (with heaters if you want to be there or have a private party in the winter) is GORGEOUS. We brought friends from Singapore with us and left feeling like family. Thank you to everyone at Ocatillo!

a
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The current menu was quite good. But, it is expensive. 5 drinks and shared 5 small plates and it was over $150. Noisy so couldn't carry on much of a conversation. No different than my prior visits.

MD
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Having eaten at Ocotillo before, my wife and I were excited to revisit this restaurant on a recent trip to Phoenix... Unfortunately the excitement we had quickly became a rather ho-hum nonextraordinary dining experience...the server was very late coming to the table, then seemed to be hurried to take our entire order, we waited for our drinks, then food was served all at once (including apps!)... While the food definitely lived up to expectations, the overall evening was brought down by an overly "eager to leave" service.

BK
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience. Food was incredible and the service was prompt and friendly. The ambience was relaxing and modern. Very enjoyable dinner.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service

g
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a good time.. Nice outdoor seating area. Service is good. Good deal on mimosas for brunch.. great for large groups.

k
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, excellent chef, good wine choices, elegant ambiance. ❤️🙏🏼👍🏼

1
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hosted my office Christmas party there. It was a great experience. Good was excellent and the service was on par. She was attentive and very friendly. Would recommend this place for date night or a group of people.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Holiday office lunch... great job accommodating large group

DM
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very loud; one selection not ready for 1/2 hr; food good - not outstanding.

j
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Way too loud

Food was disappointing

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Service was nice. My quail dish came out cold. They heated it up, but salty and underwhelming. My guest’s white wine came out warm. They comped us a dessert, but it was tiny. I’m glad we didn’t pay for it. This used to be one of my favorite restaurants, but I’ve lost interest in going back. Overpriced for quality of food.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

We ordered wine and the glasses was served smells worse. We requested second empty glass but it’s of same..

s
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Great food, lovely ambience and service, food was a little pricey