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Tonto Bar & Grill (Lunch reservations not required), Cave Creek, AZ

Tonto Bar & Grill (Lunch reservations not required)

4.7
4.7
3325 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tonto Bar & Grill: A Taste of Native Arizona
Please Note: If your desired time is not available, please phone 480-488-0698 as table availability changes often due to cancellations or inclement weather. Online reservations from 11 - 4 are unavailable for parties of less than 6. Walk Ins accepted.
Enjoy American Southwestern cuisine featuring salads, sandwiches, pasta, fresh seafood, mesquite-grilled steaks, and house-made desserts. One menu is served all day. Tonto Bar & Grill, gives diners a view of modern desert life with a peek into the past. The restaurant sits on what was once Native American land and later used as a stopover camp for the U.S. Cavalry, and the building itself was part of the prestigious Rancho Mañana dude ranch. It’s chock-full of the charm of earlier eras, displaying ranching implements, vintage 1940s photos and original architecture. Today, friendly service, fine casual cuisine, and comfortable atmosphere combine for a rustic yet upscale dinin

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 28 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Southwest, Seafood

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 488-0698

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Kurtis Purdy

  • Catering

    Tonto Bar and Grill has proudly and successfully hosted and catered special events in the Valley for more than 27 years. No matter how small or large your event, you can rely on us as an experienced partner to dazzle your guests as well as ensure a smooth experience for the organizers. Whether you’re thinking of hosting a business function or celebrating a family event, we would be delighted to cater to your needs. For inquiries on private events, please call our catering specialist at 480-488-0698 or fill out our contact form at https://tontobarandgrill.com/private-dining/general-information

  • Private party facilities

    Tonto Bar & Grill can host your private dining experience in our cozy Grill Room, Cocktail Patio, Main Dining Room, Upper Patio, and Lower Patio. We’ll create a custom menu to suit your tastes and work with you on making sure the event is memorable and delightful. For inquiries on private events, please call our catering specialist at 480-488-0698 or fill out our contact form at https://tontobarandgrill.com/private-dining/general-information/

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (480) 488-0698 ext. 2

  • Neighborhood

    Cave Creek

  • Cross street

    Cave Creek Rd.

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,325 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scottsdale

    Scenic View

  • Scottsdale

    American

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  1. l

    lucky

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    We had requested a special table to celebrate a birthday. After some disagreements as to table, we were seated at a satisfactory one. Our waitress was wonderful. Some of our food was excellent (steak, pasta dish, walleye), except some veggies were burned and not edible. Manager sent over complimentary dessert, which was appreciated.
  2. KM

    KellyM

    Phoenix

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food2service4ambience4
    We’ve been eating at Tonto for 13 years and it was consistently very good food for all but about the last year. Not sure why the quality has gone down but it has. My husband had a Cobb salad with grilled chicken. He was disappointed because the chicken was dry. The tomatoes were tough. My weygu Reuben sandwich had a nice flavor but was extremely salty.
  3. SG

    ShGonzales

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant. This was our second time visiting it with out of town guests. It’s a beautiful property. The food is wonderful and the service is great. The Tontoritas are amazing and the guacamole and salsa appetizer is our favorite. Highly recommend this restaurant!
  4. G

    Gibby

    Tahoe

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love Tonto Bar and Grill. Always my go to with friends, family or just solo. Never disappointed
  5. c

    ct13

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! no bad items. any drink or food item ordered has been amazing; more than once! service is outstanding: warm, friendly, attentive. Drinks are also made well and delicious!
  6. JW

    JimW

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Not our first time here - but our first time in over a year - we brought friends for a celebration-of-engagement dinner. Tonto Grill did not disappoint. Food was every bit as good as we remember, and our waitress was fantastic - friendly and prompt. highly recommend, and they have two more return customers, according to our friends.
  7. MT

    MichaelT

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service was the best I have had in a very long time. My husband had the Pork Schnitzel and I had the Sea Bass dinner special that was out of this world!
  8. PA

    PeggyA

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried the short ribs this time. It was excellent. Husband had the Walleye so we shared. Kudos to the chef. One of my favorite restaurants!!!
  9. RF

    RhondaF

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Tonto Bar & Grill, my favorite restaurant for Valentines Day, and birthdays!
  10. J

    James

    Dallas

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner
  11. DP

    DonP

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall3food1service3ambience4
    I've eaten there many times, but their prices have become outrageous. I had their dinner special----way--way--way overpriced. Dinner special was $48 plus tax + gratuity for a slab of meat, some pasta and something else (so unremarkable I can't remember what it was.) Two shots of vodka on ice costs $24 + tax + gratuity. May as well take in a full bottle of Grey Goose. The server hovered over us when the bill was presented----very uncomfortable looking at the tip (which was 15% on an overpriced meal.)
  12. SZ

    SandraZ

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always the Best. Atmosphere is amazing. The food is always fresh and cooked to perfection. Wait staff always pleasant and informative. One of our all time “go to” restaurants.
  13. GH

    GaylaH

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too loud. BUT AWESOME!!! Food was great. Staff awesome!!!
  14. DM

    DebbieM

    Tampa

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    Four of the six dishes for wonderful but the special which was salmon was very salty, everything els was great
  15. CH

    ChristinaH

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    I thought this was a restaurant that specialized in Mexican food. Was disappointed in how small the margarita's were. Very small 6 oz glass.
  16. J

    Jenerik

    Palm Springs

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding Fun, Service, and Ambiance. This place is adorable. Loved the trio of salsa's. We had the tacos and the spicy cucumber margarita. Delicious. We can't wait to go back!
  17. H

    michaelH

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service Mary did great job of taking care of us, we will be back
  18. G

    Grace

    Phoenix

    144 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    144 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a pleasure
  19. D

    diamondD

    Phoenix

    69 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    69 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always creating new fans of the amazing Arizona setting, creative Southwestern cuisine and friendly wait staff.
  20. JO

    JOHNM

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    The Service was ok. She had to many tables. She was inside outside. Never came back and ask for more drinks. The Servers that brought the food out our Great
  21. CB

    CiaBella

    Phoenix

    64 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    64 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    We enjoy dining here. The food is very good and the ambiance as well with it's southwest flare. The property is lovely and if you dine outside it is very pretty and relaxing. Service always great.
  22. LF

    LocalFoodies

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food was good, service was prompt but robotic, do not like "assumed" tips based on total that includes tax
  23. JO

    JOHNM

    Hawaii

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great Service
  24. G

    Gibby

    Tahoe

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Tonto Bar and Grill. One of my most favorite places. It’s so beautiful when sitting outdoors.
  25. VF

    VitoF

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    Noted that it was my wife’s 70th birthday on our reservation. There was no acknowledgment from the greeters nor the server that we were there to celebrate my wife’s birthday.
  26. DS

    DavidS

    Phoenix

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Corn chowder along with baguette was great starter. Wife had filet and I had the sand dabs. Both of us were elated with our dishes. Finished with the crème brûlée which was fabulous! Comfortable dining room with low noise level made our experience very enjoyable! Will definitely return.
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience2
    Service very good Table of drinking men next to us very rude loud shouting took what should have been a lovely dinner to an annoying experience
  28. TM

    TimM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent experience. Have been here 3-4 times & food, service, ambiance is wonderful.
  29. CD

    ChiDi

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Always love the environment, even the bar is quaint. Been going there for 15 years, one of my favorite locations. Had grilled salmon, $35. And is was good. Martini I ordered was pretty awful so it went back. Summer menu is more limited but there is usually a seafood choice. Will probably always be my favorite place even though you pay a premium for the food due to the ambiance. I would say it’s worth it. Does not compete well based on a filet minion versus Flemings, Mastros or other meat specialty chains but there are several choices most people like. Lunch or dinner on the golf course and by the fireplace in the fall/winter is wonderful.
  30. AL

    ALRo

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Tonto Bar & Grill! We are pretty frequent customers Great food, great ambiance, & great service!
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience3
    The three sisters salsa was much more spicy than usual and took the delicious flavors away. The chicken in the tacos was chewy. The food was very mediocre compared to usual.
  32. b

    buckeyebadger

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Don’t miss the tuna roll. It’s enough for an entree or to share with the table.
  33. g

    glorian

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great setting, great service, great food. Can't ask for much more!
  34. S

    Songster

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday! Tonto is my special place! Everyone & everything was perfect! Delicious birthday brownie was a bonus!!!
  35. d

    daphne

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent, friendly customer service!! We absolutely love the salmon either in an entree or on the arugula salad!!
  36. DH

    DavidH

    San Antonio

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always after many visits . This was another great experience at Tonto! Food , service, ambience were great although it appears that the noise continues to be an issue. As a fine dining experience, it still has relatively poor acoustics which could be softened by adding some carpet and acoustic ceiling tiles. Otherwise a great experience.
  37. FS

    FreddyS

    Minneapolis

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a fun time on the patio at tonto Great food and friendly service Beats cooking at home at 100 degrees and the patio was lovely
  38. n

    nikki

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Food great staff! Beautiful views and a great patio.
  39. S

    Saddlebum49

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Liked the old menu much better. They had a pasta with beef and now only have pasta with chicken or shrimp. They also had a corn appetizer that was fabulous. Last night I had the scallops with the HOT sauce on the side. This entree did not need any sauce so glad I chose to have sauce on the side. Keep it simple!!!!
  40. S

    Sally

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food with a southwestern flair. Calm and relaxing atmosphere

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tonto Bar & Grill (Lunch reservations not required) offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 488-0698.

Tonto Bar & Grill (Lunch reservations not required) is rated 4.7 stars by 3325 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 28 times today
Google Map for Tonto Bar & Grill (Lunch reservations not required)

5736 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd., Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cave Creek Rd.

  • Neighborhood

    Cave Creek

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Daily 11:00 am–8:00 pm Happy Hour Daily 2:30 pm–5:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Southwest, Seafood

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Kurtis Purdy

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 488-0698

  • Catering

    Tonto Bar and Grill has proudly and successfully hosted and catered special events in the Valley for more than 27 years. No matter how small or large your event, you can rely on us as an experienced partner to dazzle your guests as well as ensure a smooth experience for the organizers. Whether you’re thinking of hosting a business function or celebrating a family event, we would be delighted to cater to your needs. For inquiries on private events, please call our catering specialist at 480-488-0698 or fill out our contact form at https://tontobarandgrill.com/private-dining/general-information

  • Private party facilities

    Tonto Bar & Grill can host your private dining experience in our cozy Grill Room, Cocktail Patio, Main Dining Room, Upper Patio, and Lower Patio. We’ll create a custom menu to suit your tastes and work with you on making sure the event is memorable and delightful. For inquiries on private events, please call our catering specialist at 480-488-0698 or fill out our contact form at https://tontobarandgrill.com/private-dining/general-information/

  • Private party contact

    Event Coordinator: (480) 488-0698 ext. 2

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