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Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort

4.2
4.2
346 Reviews
$31 to $50
Unspecified
The stylish southwestern Palo Verde restaurant at the Boulders Resort is a popular stop that isn’t just for resort guests, but for local residents and visitors alike. Comfortably casual with warm décor in colors inspired by the desert setting and breathtaking views of the resort’s 6th fairway, the legendary south golf course, with scenic duck pond and dramatic rock landscape.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 595-4621
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Catering
    Please contact the Restaurant Manager for large group bookings at (480) 595-3564.
  • Private party facilities
    With a contemporary southwestern-inspired menu and breathtaking views of the resort’s 6th fairway, the legendary south golf course with a scenic duck pond and dramatic rock landscape. Special features include a Private Wine Cellar Room, as well as patio seating.
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Manager: (480) 595-3564
  • Neighborhood
    Carefree
  • Cross street
    Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Road
  • Parking details
    Both self parking and complimentary Valet parking for all guests is available at the front circle of the resort.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Easter Brunch at the Boulders

    $115.00 per person

    Mar 31, 2024 only
    Come celebrate Easter with us! Palo Verde Restaurant has an experience that is offered from 10 am to 3 pm. Our culinary team has put together a wonderful menu that will include Boulder's signature dishes and traditional brunch fare. An Easter Egg Hunt will be available at 11am & 1pm. The Easter Bunny will be available for photos as well. Pricing is $115 for adults & $50 for children 12 and under; plus tax and service charge

What 346 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Great for fine wines

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Great for scenic views

  • Scottsdale

    Great for fine wines

  • Scottsdale

    Great for scenic views

346 Reviews
  1. Cared

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent restaurant. Food was wonderful, great experience.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Service was incredibly slow. It took 40 minutes to get our drinks and food wasn’t much faster. Ambience was lackluster. Avoid.

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  3. Local

    Hawaii

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    overpriced .. food average. Disappointing experience

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience! We went for Valentine’s Day. Our server Alex was phenomenal. We had a great time!

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  5. SarahM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I went to Palo Verde for our 10 year wedding anniversary. Everything was amazing, but what really made the experience A++ was Alex, our server. He was fantastic. He is very attentive, personable and very knowledgeable. He had great recommendations from dinner and desert to drinks and breakfast the next morning. Thank you so much for a wonderful experience!

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  6. JillK

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top notch service, lovely atmosphere and excellent food.

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  7. BrandonM

    Portland

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 1
    Atmosphere was not as expected with other customers wearing crop tops and looking like they were an escort. Servers seemed unprofessional and not qualified for this establishment.

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  8. Debbie

    Greater Boston

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great friendly service Food was amazing and creative

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  9. BrianM

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service, meal and ambiance. Great drinks too. Highly recommend.

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  10. DeLynnC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was way overpriced. I had filet and was served with cold Hollandaise on top. Vegetable also served cold, not sure there was even a chef in the kitchen. Did not even recognize what the potatoes were. Restaurant was not busy so no excuse there. Our bill was over $300 and I have to ask…for what? Sorry for the bad review but you asked.

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  11. ErinS

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on December 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went here for our anniversary dinner and it was delicious. The overall ambiance was perfect for the evening. Our server, I don't recall her name, was fabulous. He truly waited on us and was there in an instant to refill water or champagne or see how we were doing. The only down side to the dinner was a pair of couples on the other end of the restaurant talking so loud, we could hear everything and it kind of ruined the vibe at times. But overall, would highly recommend!

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Ate here because we were staying at the resort and were very underwhelmed. The salmon crudo seemed cooked and was not cold. We sent it back and it wasn’t any better the second time. The sea bass didn’t seem high quality. It was more like a “cutlet” not a typical thick and flaky sea bass filet. Our waiter was highly attentive but struggled to communicate about the menu. Overall I would not recommend this restaurant or go back.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional service, great food, and attentive. Would 100% come back and recommend to others.

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  14. DanaK

    Charlotte

    13 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The Thanksgiving meal was an awful experience. You choose to come to a nice resort to celebrate a holiday and you have a set of expectations of how you will be treated and how decadent the food will be. The service was awful. We sat for 25 minutes before we were even offered water. Then after asking multiple times for bread, we were served cold, clearly supermarket dinner rolls. The rest of the food was good but the time between courses and how often our server came was atrocious. Several times we had to wave down the manager and when we did things were rectified quickly. But you shouldn’t have to sit with no drinks and dirty plates for 40 minutes in between courses.

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  15. Momcat

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    It started out badly and just continued…….seating was next to a vent blowing cold air and a glass door to the terrace that blew cold air onto us when servers came and went. Waited 20 minutes before seeing a server for a cocktail order and then 20 minutes befor drinks were delivered. Had to ask for bread and then salad was served before cocktails were finished. Wrong bottle of wine delivered and when food arrived, the plate was cold. Enormous amount of turkey served over squash cubes that were partially cooked. Brought the wrong dessert and eventually received a dried out mini cheesecake. Manager said the meal and drinks would be comped, but then received a check that did not fully reflect his promise. This meal was a disaster on so many levels and they kept apologizing over and over. I am embarrassed for them. As locals, we try to support businesses within our community. This is one that we would never return to without some major changes. The experience was grossly overpriced and under delivered.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful setting, The Boulders and the grounds are unparalleled as beauty, atmosphere was very relaxed but also sophisticated and upscale. The food was great with the only( minor) caveat that the eggs for the hash were ordered over easy and they were slightly harder than we wanted. Biscuits and gravvy were spectacular. Absolutely recommended

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  17. RichardM

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful restaurant, attentive, and very friendly staff. The manager treated us like family. Our meal was beautiful! Excellent amount of drinks selections. Great date night with my wife!

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  18. TomaZoom

    Pittsburgh

    41 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on October 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service was excellent. Maddy was very attentive and pleasant.

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  19. ChristyM

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Limited but interesting breakfast menu and good service, but the food was just fair. Several of us had the eggs benedict and in each case the egg yolk was hard cooked. Definitely expected better from this resort-based spot.

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  20. Carrie

    Phoenix

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was very slow- it took forever to get our food. There’s no bartender so they don’t offer mixed cocktails. Definitely not a team culture amongst the staff here- lots of “this isn’t my table”, “I’ll ask YOUR server to help you.” Ended up going to the host desk myself to get a kid’s menu for the 5 year old in our party because when we asked the busser, Kaylee for one she said she’d have to find our server to get us one. Really? Also heard our server telling the table next to us that she couldn’t help them because she wasn’t their server. Lots of opportunities for improvement in the team culture here.

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  21. GrgWln

    Pittsburgh

    36 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We ate there for dinner and for breakfast. Food is excellent. Beautiful setting. Breakfast service was fantastic, dinner service was SLOW. The server would disappear for 30 minutes at a time, which made the evening less enjoyable.

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  22. joeg

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Maybe turn on the misters when its 90+ out, also saw empty tables inside… Food was great, great selection, and quality. Polite professional timely wait staff.

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  23. BrianA

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 13, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a good experience at all. We went on a Friday night at around 7pm and the place was nearly empty. There was a single, older couple inside and about 10 people outside on the patio. We chose to sit out on the patio. So given that there was hardly anyone there, we were shocked by the slow service. We were there for a few minutes and the server stopped by and asked if we wanted anything to drink. My wife was looking at the drink menu so the server said she'd get us some water and be right back to get our drinks order. She didn't return for another 15 minutes and apologized for the delay. Took another 10 minutes to get our drinks. We ordered an appetizer and our food. It took about another 30 minutes to bring out a salad and some bruschetta. I started noticing that other couples that came in before us had no food and were just sitting there looking a little annoyed. There was a larger table of about 5 women who were grumbling about something, and then I noticed the manager approach their table and apologize about the long wait for food. During this time we saw our server once, and I asked for a soda, which she forgot about and brought me one 15 minutes later. About 30-40 minutes went by and the manager approached our table to apologize for the long wait and explain that the kitchen staff had fallen way behind and had to call in their executive chef to help pick up the slack. She stated she would discount our food and apologized again. Mind you, there was still only about 15 people in the entire restaurant. They finally brought our food out at around 8:45pm. The steak I ordered for $64 was about the size of a double stacked slider and undercooked. My wife ordered chicken, and it was overcooked, dry and had no flavor. The server finally returned at about 9:15p to bring the bill, apologized again and left for about another 10 minutes. The manager came back, gave us a free bottle of wine and they ended up comping the entire meal. This was our 23rd wedding anniversary.

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  24. DarleneH

    New York City

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Servers were excellent, but the kitchen was very slow! It took a very long time to get our food. The food was delicious!

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  25. ChristopherA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 19, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    First impressions were the South Western decor was a little much for our tastes, but we sat outside for breakfast, and the quietness along with the views made up for it. Regarding the service staff, everyone was very nice and inviting when we were greeted at the door. Although I felt like our server could have been a little more friendly. Our food impressions were that everything was good, but not to the level that it matched the prices, which were very high. I have no problem paying for high quality food. Both of our meals there left us wanting for more. Overall, I enjoyed my meal, the location and the staff were mostly very friendly. I just wish either the food quality matched the prices or the prices were lower.

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  26. Footeml

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Great staff from greeting to serving. The views are breathtaking. The steak you can cut with a butter knife

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  27. JudGK

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter brunch lived up to our expectations - it was truly special for the special occasion.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    It was a good meal, but not fantastic as one might expect at $105/person. It was difficult for the server to even keep the water glass full though this was a self serve buffet, for the most part. The dessert options were egregiously disappointing. The cheese "display" had 3 cheeses, each good, but a very subpar "display". The seafood "display" also had only 3 selections. The filet was not up to mastros standard but was ok. The prime rib was exquisite. All in all it was OK.

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  29. Mike

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Easter brunch. Beautiful setting (well worth a drive), great service and above average food.

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  30. LoriH

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    I went for Easter brunch. I was extremely underwhelmed. The food was scattered about but almost nothing was on ice. Old meat and cheese on plates on a bookshelf. The main entree was mediocre and cold. The waitress was nice though. Overall I was extremely disappointed for paying close to $300 for two people.

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  31. SueH

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and very attentive service. Palo Verde never disappoints.

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  32. Italycathy

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Original booking thru Open Table asking for outdoor seating; I called the Front Desk to reconfirm and also asked for outdoor seating. Upon arrival - no hostess so we waited for 10 min - then we were told that “there was no mention of outdoor seating” but they could sit is inside. Although our breakfast took one hour to receive - the food was outstanding! We might return but - seriously - there are SO many wonderful restaurants in our lovely area so to feel like details were missed and staff limited - not sure if we will return.

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  33. Willia

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We had a very pleasant meal, and the wait staff was excellent. The Maitre'd stopped by and was very engaging and appropriate. We had the tenderloin and the bass....both were delicious.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s a fun atmosphere the service was awesome. We had nachos and we both loved them. I had cheese enchiladas loved it. My husband had the surf and turf burrito he said best burrito he has ever had.

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  35. Christmas13

    Phoenix

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Menu with enough options. Nice presentation and good flavors.

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  36. Mack

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A little confusing finding the place as I have never been to the resort, but the staff was helpful. Nice ambiance where you could hear each other talk, see the menu and it wasn’t crowded. Good change of pace from the self serving “cage-free” moral superiority pledges we see more and more on menus; just good food and fairly nonchelant. Food and drinks came out quickly. Excellent chorizo enchiladas; I will order those again. Waffles were another solid choice. Pricing was better than average for a Scottsdale resort. Only suggestion would be to not take or list reservation availabilities at closing time. Definitely recommended.

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  37. HighlyRecommend

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a friend visiting town, so we took her to dinner at Palo Verde. Location within the Boulders Resort is a bit hard to find if you’re not staying on site (Googlemaps sent us to the wrong entry gate at first) but Maitre’d was really very nice, provided directions over the phone, and even offered to meet us at the back entrance to the restaurant, which turned out to be closer to where we had parked. Restaurant has nice ambiance, our server Yves was attentive, and food orders arrived quickly. The prosciutto & fig bruschetta appetizer was incredibly good (we actually got a second order), as was tomato & burrata, and main course of beef tenderloin was tender and flavorful. All in all, a very nice experience!

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and surroundings!

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  39. Betsy1

    New York City

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful setting with excellent service. The food was very good. However, I entrees and cocktails are pricey. That said. I will return.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    It’s an interesting space, but the lighting and night is terrible. They have placed accent lights in a cold blue color onto the white domed ceiling, making the space feel cold. The opposite of ambience. The food was all very good, we had the New Year’s Eve fixed menu. Our reservation was at 7 pm, had the first two courses and then there was clearly a delay in the kitchen. Then, main entrees were finally served to multiple tables around 9:15. The staff were nice enough, but it seemed like many people were new or untrained. Staff running around while water glasses are empty and empty plates left on the table.

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FAQs

Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort is rated 4.2 stars by 346 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Palo Verde at The Boulders Resort

34631 North Tom Darlington Drive, Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Carefree Highway and Scottsdale Road
  • Neighborhood
    Carefree
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 6:30 am–11:00 am Tue–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Unspecified
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Both self parking and complimentary Valet parking for all guests is available at the front circle of the resort.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (480) 595-4621
  • Catering
    Please contact the Restaurant Manager for large group bookings at (480) 595-3564.
  • Private party facilities
    With a contemporary southwestern-inspired menu and breathtaking views of the resort’s 6th fairway, the legendary south golf course with a scenic duck pond and dramatic rock landscape. Special features include a Private Wine Cellar Room, as well as patio seating.
  • Private party contact
    Restaurant Manager: (480) 595-3564
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