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Ocotillo

4.6
4.6
2253 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

11:30 PM


Booked 50 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 2,253 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix

    Great for Brunch

  • Phoenix

    Outdoor Dining

  • Phoenix

    Scenic View

  • Phoenix

    Contemporary American

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    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!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    CraigH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

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

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    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.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Unspecified

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An excellent place for brunch , i really recommend the breakfast chimichanga and french toast.
  6. JB

    JulieB

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ocotillo never disappoints! We enjoyed our experience.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Service was great. Food was overall good, cauliflower was a little disappointing though.
  8. JS

    JetSetterFL

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent ambience and great service..Good food as well.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    The pasta was undercooked and was not worth it. But they gave us another pasta for free.
  10. HB

    HaleyB

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Ocotillo was a great experience and I would recommend it to anyone. The service was great and the food was excellent.
  11. NH

    NathanielH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was amazing! And so was the atmosphere! Will definitely be returning soon.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food and drinks were outstanding! Wait staff was pleasant but slow and had to redo my salad as the didn’t omit what I had asked them to omit.
  13. M

    Markp

    Miami

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Great service. We shared the endive salad very tasty. The halibut was well prepared. Rarely order a steak out but it came with a whole bone marrow. The roasted potatoes were to die for
  14. MN

    MrNunez

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had the Wood Fried Beef Ribs and the meat was falling off the bone. Absolutely delicious.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing as were the cocktails! Great atmosphere! Gluten free options were great!
  16. D

    Drew

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience2
    Mole sauce didn't have much flavor. Ravioli dish was very small and not that special.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food4service3ambience3
    Flys in dining room
  18. LY

    LYNS

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great find. Luckily we had an early dinner because it did get loud as the evening wore on. But there are so many different seating options!
  19. F

    Foodie

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    this place must be a local favorite because it’s a hidden gem, i’m not really a desert eater but they have the best pistachio ice cream and cinnamon roll for brunch only cons is none of there coffees are sweet (meaning no vanilla lattes or anything that requires syrup) so if you like coffee with brunch you might not want to go here. Also they served cold potatoes salad (looks and tastes like mashed potatoes though with there chicken, not a big fan but just so you know i’ll post pics. otherwise the waiters and staff who refill waters and serve our delicious food are all so amazing including the hosts they are very accommodating.
  20. K

    Karla

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience1
    Food was expensive for example my son order raviolis and it was 28 dollars only for 4 small raviolis that was a joke. Flavor wasn’t good and service was ok
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Octillo is one of my favorites with food that never disappoints.
  22. GC

    GianninaC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Definitely a place you wanna get back!
  23. BB

    BeetzyB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place for brunch. The Breakfast chimichanga and the butter french toast were great!
  24. A

    Atteboy

    Phoenix

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were exceptional. Steak was cooked perfectly and our server Ryan was friendly and knowledgeable.
  25. B

    Barbi

    Phoenix

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Going early for dinner with one other person is key. Great food. Efficient service.
  26. LJ

    LoveJ

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I definitely love the ambiance of this place. This place has options for dining in or outside n even two different bars. Food was definitely great although when the menu says medium for pasta they really do mean you might wanna order something else to go with it. The ribs were phenomenal
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had a greatttt time for a Birthday
  28. ML

    MelL

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a wonderful dinner with my family. Food and service was great.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience2
    Overall experience was mediocre. Food was ok, drinks were really good, and service was good. I thing to write home about. We went once and that was enough.
  30. TG

    TraciG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great patio, service was on point. Loved it all around. Accomodating for vegans.
  31. RB

    RobynB

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food!
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great time! Arrived right when they opened, which was 30min before our reservation and they seated us right away. Amazing food and quick service.
  33. SG

    SteveG

    St. Louis

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Was a hot evening but sat in beer garden with misters. Cold water kept coming. Server was attentive but not overbearing. We shared 3 appetizers - 2 were very good - especially eggplant metaballs!! 3rd app was good. P
  34. AZ

    mandmAZ

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    Just ok. We were downtown for an event and had not been to Ocotillo since pre-Covid. We loved then but not so much now. Nothing extraordinary and service was slow even at 5:30.
  35. BS

    BilleatsSD

    San Diego

    47 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    47 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic food and drinks!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a good experience at Ocotillo. Great ambiance, food, and service.
  37. TJ

    TraceyJ

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Online menu has several vegan options. Got there and only one option which was an appetizer. Did not have all beer listed on menu. Wait staff unable to make any accommodations for food. No management present to discuss concerns with. Had to scramble to find a place that had food we could eat.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance and service were incredible. Unfortunately, the food was just so-so. But the location and experience are great. I wish we had a better meal. 😕
  39. BK

    BKAC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience3
    My food was just ok, but the service was excellent!
  40. BN

    BrettN

    Phoenix

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice meal and experience

FAQs

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

Ocotillo is rated 4.6 stars by 2253 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 50 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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