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Rene at Tlaquepaque

4.6
4.6
1637 Reviews
$50 and over
Mediterranean
Tlaquepaque Sedona broke ground in 1971, designed after a colorful Mexican city on the outskirts of Guadalajara by the same name. Tlaquepaque is an Aztec word meaning "best of everything". Rene restaurant first opened in 1978. Today the restaurant is owned by local Chef and restauranter who lives on a hill just behind Tlaquepaque. Chef Mercer Mohr and his business partner Mithat Evirgen, also oversee Creekside American Bistro, Mesa Grill Southwest Cuisine, Rascal...a modern dining experience, and The View -private dining room and event space. Mercer's Kitchen Restaurant Group was started in 2008 when Chef Mercer Mohr moved to Sedona from San Francisco. We are a small local business actively striving to make Sedona a better place.

René at Tlaquepaque is a true dining destination. It also has a wine bar, so be sure to have your meal choice paired with the perfect house wine.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 71 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (928) 282-9225

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Executive chef

    Orlando Amaro

  • Neighborhood

    Sedona

  • Cross street

    Tlaquepaque Village (south side of of Highway 179) below Azadi Fine Rugs

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 1,637 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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    Fit for Foodies

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  1. JG

    JorgeG

    Phoenix

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Friendly staff.
  2. S

    Suburbanogre

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rene is making a transformation from a "has been" to a fresh, exciting place to dine. The menu is moving east down the Mediterranean from France, closer to Italy. The ceviche was excellent as was the lamb. Our waiter told us that lasagna will soon be a regular on the menu. We look forward to that. Our only disappointment was that crepes Suzette is no longer on the dessert menu.
  3. LJ

    LisaJ

    New York Area

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday dinner at Rene was everything I could have hoped for. Our server Anthony was a true professional! The food and wine were fabulous. Can’t wait to return!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Order the Tomahawk steak , tender. However less is more with a good steak. Salt, pepper and perhaps a little butter. Also the medium cooking level , while done correctly, was a lion cooler than I would like.
  5. KB

    KellyB

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful anniversary dinner. Amazing wine, delicious food, very pretty on the patio.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was fantastic as well as the service. Would definitely recommend!
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    La comida bastante mala y el lugar anticuado
  9. D

    Douglas271

    Tucson

    129 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    129 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Better than we remembered from past visits. No complaints on any part of meal of 2 appetizers and 2 main courses, except Caccio and Pepe pasta which was somewhat sticky rather than creamy, it still had good flavor. Good, if a little “over enthusiastic “service, excellent ambience. Total bill of $250, somewhat on the pricy side. Would go back however.
  10. T

    Traveler

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent and innovative menu. Staff attentive and pace of service was perfect.
  11. D

    Diane

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was top notch. The atmosphere was enchanting. The food and drink were spectacular. This will be a must for us on our next visit to the area.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Service was impeccable and food was exquisite!
  13. C

    Cindy

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New ownership, chef, and staff are amazing and have returned this lovely restaurant to being a highly enjoyable dining experience. Our waiter was awesome! This back to being one of our favorite restaurants in Sedona.
  14. w

    winelovr

    Phoenix

    24 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall1food2service5ambience5
    We have been to Rene's many, many times over the years, but my mistake, Rene was a French restaurant with outstanding food and service, but now has changed chefs and cuisine. Now "Mediterranean with Southwest slant" Nothing we had was close to their prior reputation. The last time we go there.
  15. FH

    FrancisH

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  16. AM

    AlmostMG

    New York Area

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Rene's was perfect for our first dinner in Sedona. Set in the village of Tlaquepaque (sp?), it's very quaint. We only had starters -- the mezza vegetables (interesting!), the burrata and peach featured appetizer (delish!), the tuna cruda (by far my favorite), and the roasted piquillo peppers (meh). It's a lovely restaurant for a special occasion or date night.
  17. PW

    PaulW

    New England

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food4service2ambience4
    An interesting dining experience. Overall, the food was pretty good but the service was uneven at best and kind of comical. Generally speaking, the entire staff needs better training. Our server said this was her third day. She was sweet and friendly, but didn't check back with us during the meal. When our appetizers were cleared, no new silverware was provided. The food runner just dropped one of our entrees on the table and ran off. The second entree didn't arrive. We were able to get the attention of someone who seemed to be a manager (as he was hobnobbing with other tables) to mention our lack of silverware, missing entree, and the now cooled entree that was delivered. He apologized, brought silverware, and took back the entree. Later he brought both entrees to the table. One problem, in the kitchen's haste to prepare the entrees, one dish's pasta was very undercooked. At this point, we weren't going to make a fuss as we were seated near the kitchen and could see the disorganization of the way food was brought out. We found it amusing to see who was bringing out what- food runners, waitstaff, manager were all delivering dishes to tables and the swordfish special that required 2 people to deliver was being run out willy nilly. The busperson needed to be taught how to discretely clear a table at a fine restaurant rather than asking, "Are you done with that?" while another person is still eating. The food itself was really very good (except for the undercooked pasta) and the restaurant is very pretty. The staff was friendly and earnest, but needs a lot more training before being put on the floor of a restaurant of the price point of this one.
  18. M

    Motherdaughter

    Dallas

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our food presentation was outstanding. Best swordfish I’ve ever had. Top notch dining experience.
  19. JB

    JimB

    New England

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    They show online rack of lamb for two cut tableside $ 72 The surprise at restaurant is its not cut tableside and its $ 72 per person Way overpriced
  20. SR

    StephanieR

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    If the prices do not bother you this will be a 5 star. We had the special Lasagna and it was outstanding. Spicy margarita- on point.
  21. M

    Maud

    New York Area

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wow, René's food, service, atmosphere and decor was magnifique. Service by Molly was excellent. She was exactly the kind of server you would expect in a fine dining restaurant as René. We started our dinner with a Roasted Beets and a Steak Tartar, which were amazing. The presentation was comparable with a Michelin restaurant. As entree we had the Petit Filet and Rack of Lamb. My god, they cooked it to perfection. The restaurant itself looked wonderful. We enjoyed the art on the walls (not too much, sophisticated and tasteful). Correct linnen on the tables, and the tables were in good distance of others, which granted you enough privacy. To conclude, we will definitely be back and I will recommend everyone to go to René when visiting Sedona.
  22. Q

    Qmarsha

    Denver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our evening. Lily was our server and she was great at describing the menu. It was a very nice dinner.
  23. JO

    JOEYB

    Phoenix

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The incredible concoctions of Chef Orlando are outstanding! Starting with the melon soup special and greek salad to our main entrees everything was phenomenal.
  24. L

    Lisa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything we had was amazing and the patio was lovely. We really enjoyed our experience!
  25. CM

    CindyM

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    We had all looked forward to French Continental Cuisine. We were all drastically disappointed with the change to Mediterranean.
  26. LC

    LillianC

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    We love the place especially seated at the court yard. The service is very good. But the food was salty. I told our waitress and she immediately gave us a discount. I told her no need since I ate half of the entire but still got the discount. They have very good customer service.
  27. L

    Local

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Darius was an amazing server and made our lunch very memorable and enjoyable. Thank you
  28. MA

    MichelleA

    Las Vegas

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Service was a little off. Would go back again.
  29. VZ

    VaheZ

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding restaurant! Sophisticated menu, excellent drinks, extensive wine menu, charming outdoor setting with extremely attentive and prompt service.
  30. LA

    LucreciaA

    Las Vegas

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall2food3service4ambience4
    We goes to Rene everytime we go to Sedona. We were disappointed that the menu and the cheff changed, it is not as good as it used to be, the duck confeti was gone, the dessert was not so good. On top of that, it is RIDICULOUSLY EXPENSIVE. We will not go back.
  31. CC

    CynthiaC

    Houston

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was amazing!
  32. CG

    CourtnieG

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rene had great food and service. We were a little worried since we had a two year old with us but they made sure to make him and us comfortable. This is a great restaurant with a great atmosphere.
  33. LB

    LBB1

    Atlanta

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    In Sedona for a wedding. Great service. Octopus and escargot appetizers were delicious. I ordered the Chilean sea bass, great presentation but lacking a bit on flavor.
  34. t

    tengohambre

    Phoenix

    39 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice dinner. Will make it a regular stop when in Sedona. Drinks were classy and menu diverse with stylish meals. The only complaint, if this is one, is the lasagna (a special that night) was enough for a family. Delicious appetizer, salad and entrees. Don't forget the service was top notch. Molly took good care of us throughout the meal.
  35. TC

    TomC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing in so many ways but food was awesome and service unbelievable
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, delicious wine and great service.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great fine dining experience!
  38. KR

    KarenR

    Tucson

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    They went over and above to make our experience good!
  39. Y

    Ybot

    Central Coast

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Driving through and found place via Open table. We enjoyed our meal and service was really nice. We will be back.
  40. MT

    MaxT

    Manitoba

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fantastic experience! Sous Chef JC and server Molly knocked it out of the park. A beautiful atmosphere and amazing food. Chef’s specials were amazing. Beautiful ambience on the patio on a nice Sedona evening. For any “foody”, Rene is a must! To owner Chris, thank you for taking the time to share your story.

FAQs

Rene at Tlaquepaque offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (928) 282-9225.

Rene at Tlaquepaque is rated 4.6 stars by 1637 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 71 times today
Google Map for Rene at Tlaquepaque

336 Highway 179, Sedona, AZ 86336

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Tlaquepaque Village (south side of of Highway 179) below Azadi Fine Rugs

  • Neighborhood

    Sedona

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Daily 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Daily 4:30 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Farm-to-table, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Resort Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Orlando Amaro

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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