Ocotillo

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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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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We met friends there for restaurant week and it was by far my most favorite place that we tried this whole week. The food was excellent and the service was excellent the place is super cute fine little hip spot both indoor and outdoor dining.

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vipTLB3
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic food. My friend couldn't stop raving about his Chicken Liver Paté. He loved it. Another companion and I shared the Rib-eye. Another success. I've never had a bad meal at Ocotillo.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner, the food was good and the service was pretty good. We wanted our drinks refilled a little sooner than they were but overall it was a good experience. We were seated quickly and kept a fare distance from others.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food5service1ambience4

Sat outside. Bad service. Restaurant very busy. Good good.

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LindaS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Ewe sat on the side patio and even the noise from street wasn’t bad. We were there for restaurant week and I found the food was way to spicy. Couldn’t eat it.

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MsPhyl
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner at Ocotillo this week. It was a very successful Restaurant Week adventure. The appetizer choices were excellent. We tried the Burrata with kale, smoked beets with herbed ricotta and the pork ribs. Each was well balanced. For dinner two of us had the fish which was a tasty Hawaiian Ono. Our other dining partner had the pork shank. It was a very large potion so our lucky friend will also have a fine lunch this week. Our server was knowledgeable about the wines and was so pleasant that we are considering a another trip to Ocotillo to try some of the other entrees offered during Restaurant Week. Dining on the patio was pleasant and the misters kept it comfortable.

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RebeccaO
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, beautiful dining room. Loved watching the kitchen! Can’t wait till it’s a touch cooler to dine outside!

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Hannah
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great experience! Loved the beet salad, liver pate, and pappardelle. The fish special was just okay. Lovely ambiance. Only (minor) complaint was that the server politely rushed us. It was obvious he was trying to turn the table (and we weren't camping out).

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice m.

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Leon
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We had a 5:30 reservation on Saturday of Restaurant Week and were seated immediately upon arrival. The room was lovely. Not too many people which I was concerned about with the COVID virus. Our server was excellent and informative. Portions were large for the 3 course meal, especially the starter of ribs. It was enough for dinner all by itself! Dessert was a chocolate fudge cake - decadent - with homemade ice cream. Whew! Thank goodness that portion was a small one as it was rich, but yummy!

My only concern was the very minimal amount of social distancing. The reservations should have been planned so there was more even spacing throughout the room. I certainly understand that they wanted to take advantage of the number of diners out for Restaurant Week but COVID is still a big concern and the protocols should be followed.

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LauraW
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food. Beautiful setting. Great service.

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KatieH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time I come here the food is amazing. There has been a little wait before my server has come to the table each time, but other than that the service is fantastic. You really need that time to look through the menu anyway because everything sounds so good. I absolutely love this place and will continue to come back again and again!

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CHRISTLEH
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! Great food, people and atmosphere. Every visit is on point. Thank you to everyone at Ocotillo

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MarcosS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great tasting food but a little on the expensive side.

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GeenaH
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EXCELLENT! I had an amazing experience! Everything from the service to the environment to the food and drinks. I throughly enjoyed my experience and I will be back!!

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vipNicole
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated my birthday and were able to sit outside. The food and drinks were outstanding, and we had a great time. We frequently return to Ocotillo for special occasions.

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vipValleyrat
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, friendly service. Cool, trendy vibe. Excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was very good. We had the Breakfast Chimichanga, Broccolini Quiche, Chicken Sandwich and Brie Stuffed French Toast. Portions were a good size. Food came out hot and correct. Our server was good and there seemed to be plenty of staff helping out. Would definitely go back.

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vip2413
Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food....very creative and healthy. Owner stopped by all table to greet and chat, a nice touch. He even gave us a list of other restaurants he would recommend of similar caliber. Definitely going back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
13 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate from the best salad to the pasta and veggies with burrata cheese was delicious. Highly recommend for date nights or even big groups. The outdoor area is very pretty and fun with tons of seating for group gatherings.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience4

The food was great, as always. The service, not so much. I booked a reservation and we still had to wait over 30 minutes for a table. The reason being that when I set up the reservation, I didn’t “specify” in the notations (which was indicated nowhere on the online form that I had to specify) that we wanted to be sat inside. The options on the app were outdoor & standard seating. I selected standard seating assuming that wasn’t outdoor as that was the only other option and was advised when we got there that I did not “specify” in the notes we wanted to be sat inside. It was confusing and silly in my opinion as it does not state specification is needed.

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vipAct3
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Our first visit. Good reviews and did not disappoint. We had chicken liver pate, shrimp ravioli, and a brisket lasagna noodle dish alll excellent. Dessert was a vanilla custard of sorts also very tasty. Good service. Able to socially distance. A good choice

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MadisonP
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

If I had only ordered pasta, this restaurant would receive five easy stars. The pasta was AMAZING. the rib eye, however, lacked a bit in flavor. The two sides that came with it were pretty good.

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BeckyD
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot inside or outside, cool place that seemed more like a campus. different types of ambiance depending on where you wanted to sit. Lots of tasty interesting veggie options on the menu. Good cocktail and wine list

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MarkA
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Felt slightly rushed and the dining room lighting is a bit bright for my taste. Food was great, service was on point.

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Zenjen
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food service & ambience! One of my favs in PHX!

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Barbi
Las Vegas
24 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

I think this was out 5th or 6th time. Food and drinks were good. Service is slow but understandable. Seemed understaffed. Safety protocols seem to be in place, but guest probably need a reminder to wear their masks to the bathroom. All I need now is to convince them to poach an egg for me. I still ask every time and am told it is too time consuming for the kitchen. :(. Maybe one day.

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GuadalupeC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing

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KendaD
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything on the menu looks amazing and we tried two dishes and shared- both were excellent!! Great service and fun space!

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Momof2
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Poor service, left us on the patio no checking back in the heat! Horrible attitude 😐
Unusual food at a HIGH price! $1 added for cheese!

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vipTLB3
Phoenix
31 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I brought two friends for their first time. They loved it: the ambience, quality of food, and service was excellent. The Roasted Beet Salad was a hit. Our dessert was on the house. Ocotillo is a great place.

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ErinE
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is great for groups, especially when seated outside. The inside is EXTREMELY loud, louder than any restaurant I've been to. The food is outstanding and the service is incredible. Wines are reasonably priced, so we always go the bottle route! I came here recently for a "surprise" bridal shower dinner (the bride thought we were just meeting up for girls night). The restaurant allowed us to arrive 15 mins early and decorate the table with table cloths, flower centerpieces, a cake, pretty balloons, etc. It was so special and lovely. The last time I was here was in November for a big Friendsgiving dinner - they sat our group of 16 at one big table, and they even let us split our checks. They are so accomodating. Highly recommend!

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PatrickP
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a lovely evening on the patio, even with the hot weather, the mist system kept us cool. Food and service were amazing as usual.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I recently made a reservation here 8/21 for an early dinner at 4:30. It was still Happy Hour and might I add, they have a GREAT HH menu with food & drinks!

I was referred to Ocotillo by a post from a local patron on Instagram with a picture of the food. The food looked absolutely incredible so I followed and checked out the page and website.

The food was fantastic! We started with the Eggplant Meatball dish which might I add was incredible! No way you could tell they weren’t meat! So yummy! We shared the Carrot Fattoush Salad, also awesome! Then we shared the Ragù, Spicy but also delicious! We shared everything and the serving sizes were perfect!

The Atmosphere & Ambiance was clean & fantastic including the restrooms! Love the creative lighting BTW. We’d love to return at night for a romantic evening date & for brunch as well! The outdoor area was tasteful & beautifully done!

The Staff: From the hostess at the front desk to the wait staff, the cooks and even the Head of House everyone was Very welcoming, attentive, helpful & everyone had a great attitude!

Thank You for making our experience so awesome Ocotillo & staff! Keep up the great work!

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trippes
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went for brunch after seeing their unique brunch menu. The outdoor dining area was spacious and quaint. There were a number of misters that kept the entire area very comfortable. The food was outstanding. My wife had a sweet offering of fried chicken on a skillet pancake with maple syrup, while I had smoked brisket on Parmesan polenta with a fried egg. Both meals were delicious. Although this was the last service until August, we definitely plan to return for dinner when they reopen

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Tiffany
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Nothing was terrible, but that’s the best I can say. Food was room temp, and not very flavorful. Overall I felt like I could make the same food at home but better. I got the ocotillo chicken and I thought it was odd to serve chicken on top of cold potato salad. The chicken itself was fine, nothing exciting. The person with me got the pork shank, he loved the beans but the pork was room temp and again not very exciting flavor-wise.

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vipcherylC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Squash blossoms were excellent! Love the menu choices!

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Best
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pandemic or no the superior quality of service, ambiance, menu choices and food preparation remains. Still my favorite restaurant! Better yet, they respect CDC & State repoening guidelines!

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MikeH
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great environment, music put you in a great mood. Service was awesome as well I'll be back for sure.

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KentR
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was very good. Individual ( Hostess ) was not pleasant nor very personable. First impressions can make a break a small business. I would have my most friendly employee greeting people.

FAQs

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

Ocotillo is rated 4.5 stars by 1409 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.