About The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol

The Grill at Hacienda Del Sol is one of Arizona's top restaurants located in a beautiful setting at the base of Tucson's Catalina Foothills. Breathtaking mountain and city views are captured from The Grill's dining room where you will be treated to "Spirited Southwestern Hospitality" and a remarkable menu featuring local ingredients from the resort's own organic gardens, local purveyors, and growers. The Grill's wine list, with over 850 selections, was twice bestowed "The Award of Ultimate Distinction" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and has been awarded the "Best Of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator for 16 consecutive years. There is a charming open air bar patio, a casual setting featuring our Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge. Live Jazz featured Thursday evenings, various band such as Latin Jazz, Country and Classic Rock featured Fridays and Saturdays; Blues featuring Marty Kool on Sunday evenings. The Grill features classic guitar and piano seven nights a week.

5501 N. Hacienda del Sol Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85718
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
American, Southwest, Steakhouse

Hours of Operation:
Terraza: Sunday - Thursday 11am-9pm
Friday and Saturday 11am - 10pm
The Grill: Breakfast: Monday - Saturday 7am - 11am;
Brunch Sunday 9:30am - 2:00pm;
Grill Dinner: Monday through Sunday 5pm - 9pm

Cross Street:
Between River Road and Sunrise Drive

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 529-3500

Website:
http://www.haciendadelsol.com/

Entertainment:
Live music Thursday, Friday and Saturday on the Terraza Patio from 7pm-10pm; Sunday from 5pm-8pm. Live piano or classical guitar in the Grill nightly.

Parking Details:
Valet is complimentary for all hotel and restaurant guests Wednesday thru Saturday evenings; Sunday Brunch.

Executive Chef:
Bruce Yim

Private Party Facilities:
Private Dining Rooms are available for parties of 2 to 180. Available dining space includes outdoor dining under the stars in beautiful floral areas. Historic rooms such as our Library, banquet rooms such as Casa Feliz, Casa Luna, or Hacienda Room and the window enclosed Grill. Contact us for your dream wedding, rehearsal dinners, business meetings, birthday and anniversary celebrations and many other special occasions.

Private Party Contact:
Mika Hess: (520) 901-1342

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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4.6

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96% would recommend it to a friend

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Fit for Foodies (25)
Creative Cuisine (24)
Great for Brunch (21)
Live Music (18)
Authentic (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Business Meals (16)
Local Ingredients (15)
Notable Wine List (15)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Very special place to celebrate!

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 (Dallas)·Dined 5 days ago

Hacienda del Sol was a wonderful break from a very stressful week. Go early (in the winter or later in the summer) to enjoy the sunsets. I was there with my husband and 88 yr old mom. We enjoyed the entrees and desserts. Again, a wonderful evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View
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 (Chicago)·Dined 5 days ago

Fabulous lunch on the gorgeous patio at this historic resort! Our waitress Michelle was outstanding! Just Great!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on January 7, 2018

A must visit restaurant whenever I have guests. The Happy Hour is an exceptional value and they serve some of the very best Margaritas in all of Tucson. I never fail to take visitors to at least one meal or cocktails at Hacienda del Sol...it is unique to Tucson, has magnificient views - make sure to have a cocktail on the lawn at sunset!

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Everything was fabulous, from walking through the beautiful gardens to the restaurant to our terrific server and fabulous array of food for brunch. One of the best I have ever had!

Tags: Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Sunday Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 7, 2018

This is my all time favorite restaurant in Tucson. Spectacular food...incredible wine list and gorgeous views. Pricey..but worth every dollar.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Only thing missing was black napkins for black pants for ladies.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Order d 12 oz Nee York Strip and it was actually very small

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

Requested a view and it didn't happen. It was close but everything was good.

Tags: Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Always great food, service and views. A real treat.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 29, 2017

It's pricey, but you are paying for the ambience and the original cuisine.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Outstanding menu options, salads, entrees and service! Cesar salad, filet, seafood dishes and apple dessert were delicious! Very nice presentation of dinners. Chef sent out a complimentary tasting - delicious! Table location by window has a very nice view of the city lights.

Our friends were celebrating their anniversary. The chef sent out a lovely plate with Happy Anniversary written in chocolate along with a special chocolate dessert tasting.

Tags: Happy Hour, Seasonal, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Special Occasion, Cozy, Romantic
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 (Dallas)·Dined on December 27, 2017

An absolutely fantastic place with amazing service; the dishes ordered (beef and lamb) were perfectly cooked and flavored. My only comment was the temperature at what the red wine (by the glass) was served; it was close to 50F when it should have been closer to 65F. Other than that I highly recommend this place

Tags: Good for a Date, Scenic View, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Being native to the Tucson area, I have enjoyed The Grill many times over the years, usually at Sunday brunch, and have previously always had a five-star experience. This was a Christmas Day brunch, however, and, while still one of the best restaurants in the region, it did not live up to its usual excellence. The buffet itself was slightly disappointing, missing many of my Sunday brunch favorites. The prime rib was not quite as good as usual in aging, seasoning or tenderness. The ham was somewhat dry. Many of the dishes, however, were superb, as was the variety. The main areas where the experience failed was in service. I had made the reservation a month in advance, requesting the main dining room. I paid in advance and asked that no bill be presented at the table. Instead, we were seated on the patio. The waiter, though trying to be amusing and pleasant, seemed deaf to our requests. For example, we ordered 3 coffees and one mimosa- he brought 3 mimosas and one coffee, and it took awhile to get the correct order. I asked for cream for my coffee, it never came. He presented my bill at the table, and when I admonished him, he stated that they had made a mistake in the bill and it had to be recalculated, and also had to add the mimosa. He then proceeded to announce to the dining room the amount of the bill! Not what one expects from this class of restaurant.

Tags: People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Historic Hacienda has interesting history. Beautiful grounds, excellent food, attentive staff. Our favorite In all of Tucson.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Casual, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Cozy, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour, Good for Birthdays, Live Music, Great Beer, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tucson)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Delicious food, beautiful view and amazing service as always!

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Comfort Food, Healthy, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful. Very good food and atmosphere. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 18, 2017

We chose this restaurant to celebrate my 52nd birthday. Piano player provided live music, including "Happy Birthday" song. Ambience and Food were excellent. Quiet to moderate noise level given the place was nearly full that is to be expected. Pricey, but worth it. Menu is simple one page for starters, and one page for main courses, something for everyone without being overwhelming.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Live Music, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I was a bit disappointed that there was no buffet for Saturday brunch. Perhaps it should be more clearly noted that the buffet is only available on Sundays. Otherwise, we had a lovely experience with great food and great service.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We have been to Hacienda Del Sol several times. Always a pleasure. Great food and wonderful wine list.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Excellent service, excellent atmosphere, excellent food. As usual a very nice wine list. The guitar music brought back some lovely memories of warm nights along the river in Sevilla. Both the salmon and the sea scallops were done perfectly and nothing was over-sauced. Bravo!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 12, 2017

I was fortune to have a business partner in town who loves food and also has a generous company account. When he asked where we should eat, Hacienda del Sol was at the top of my list. The food is always amazing, and it certainly was this time as well. The service is what makes it stand out though. Our server was attentive without being overbearing and didn't rush us through the meal.

Tags: Live Music, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View
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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We had out of town company so took them to Hacienda del Sol for dinner (there were 6 of us). Our food was outstanding and the service was excellent. My only complaint was that we were close to the piano player. The music was good but a little loud.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I come here often for the best reasons: really good food, beautiful location and views, great service that is unhurried and caring, and a generally pleasant experience. What is not to like?

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Everything was great! Food, service, etc. I ordered a pork chop that was cooked perfectly with amazing flavors and sides to compliment. Dessert was a flourless chocolate cake with raspberry sorbet that was very delightful. Extremely happy with the experience... and as a picky person I am not easily pleased :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

This is our favorite Tucson Sunday Brunch restaurant and this time it did not disappoint. Not too crowded and food was plentiful, well presented and delicious. Seafood bar was especially good this time as were the desserts.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Went for Sunday brunch to celebrate our 50th wedding anniversary. They exceeded all expectations. The table had a breath taking view of the lush Sonoran desert and the majestic Catalina mountains. Service, food and atmosphere were all terrific

Tags: Scenic View, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Offers an authentic ambiance reminiscent of the best of Tucson's past. Yet the menu listings feature unexpected dishes that incorporate both past and present. While not inexpensive, there are few restaurants left that provide an all encompassing experience from the moment you step inside.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 22, 2017

Jewel in the desert. Fantastic food, view, and service. Found a new favorite in Tucson. A bit pricey but it is worth it.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 18, 2017

Food , atmosphere and service were excellent. Piano was a little to loud at times.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 13, 2017

Enjoyable dinner. Romantic in the main dining room. A bit pricey! Be prepared to spend $$$ Overall good food and nice time

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Brunch at the Grill never fails to please all of my taste buds! Succulent shrimps, flavorful and melt in your mouth grilled chuck steak, omelette bar, wide range of salads...not just iceberg lettuce, hot entrees like goulash, sushi, desserts that you will succumb to even if you’re not a dessert person (namely me!) and of course the never ending blood orange mimosas or bloody mary’s. Service is excellent and the wait is never long even if you do not have a reservation. The best thing is the ambiance of leisurely dining with friends ala European style.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Consistently one of the best restaurants in town for great food and attentive service. Excellent wine list as well. Have loved going here for many years. Go just before sunset and get a window seat, amazing!

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Sensational food and very pleasant, friendly, attentive staff. The view provides the icing on the cake.
The staff appear to be trained to find something worth praising and compliment you on it. It provides a little extra pleasure to an already pleasant evening.

Tags: Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 6, 2017

Excellent quality ingredients. Delicious dinner selections. Perfect staff. Lovely setting. Worth every penny.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Lovely meal and superlative service. Hats off!

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Beautiful corner window table with views of the mountains and city.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on November 4, 2017

I have been a big fan of Hacienda del Sol for many years. This was my first time back since the EXPANSION/remodel. The quality of everything has gone down to 3 star except the beautiful Sonoran Desert surrounds and the 360 degree view of the mountains and the city lights are still 5Star in my book.

Tags: Live Music, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Organic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

We arrived and made our way thru a drunken wedding party to the host/hostess stand. No one was there so we went to the bar to order a cocktail. Drink menus were brought and snacks laid out, but no one took our order as the bar staff seemed preoccupied with talking to each other behind the bar even after we tried to order.

Finally a hostess approached us and asked if we had a reservation, which we did, so we were seated with not a word from the bar staff as we left to be seated. Our waitress (Juno) was very knowledgeable and was exceptional considering what I would consider a not too great experience. I don't mind price as long as I feel it is worth the value, however at The Grill I feel there can be some improvements.

The meal was not hot (lamb chops) nor were the other sides, first cocktail was mixed incorrectly and the food runners did not get our wait staffs attention to remedy. I gave 3 stars because Juno made the best of an unspectacular dining experience.

Maybe on my next anniversary I will have a more pleasant experience. We didn't tell them as we just wanted to enjoy ourselves with a nice unencumbered evening enjoying 27 great years. We expect ups and downs in life and maybe they had an off night, but I was really surprised! BTW-My wife thankfully knew I had tried to plan a thoughtful evening.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on October 23, 2017

I've gone to Hacienda Del Sol for special occassions for years and this was my first time back since moving away. The whole entire experience felt outdated and forced. The menu lacked a single dish that spoke to any one of our party of 6. We ordered some apps and they ranged from just ok to flat out gross. The swiss chard fondue came with an egg in the middle of it and didn't add anything to the fancy cream of mushroom soup like base. The grilled octopus had good flavors, but was a bit rubbery. The best thing on our table was the turkey sandwich and fries we ordered from the kids menu for my nephew.

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