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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
3352 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 59 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 3,352 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
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Scottsdale

    Outdoor Dining

  • Scottsdale

    Scenic View

  • Scottsdale

    American

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  1. LO

    LindyO

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was really good! The staff is very friendly and the service excellent. We all enjoyed our food. The cocktails were awesome!
  2. A

    Alyssa

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service! Nice view of the golf course.
  3. JP

    JanetP

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I love Tonto Grill. The ambiance and location are the most enjoyable. The service and food are excellent. Will always have this as one of our dining spots when vacationing in area. 🥰
  4. DR

    DwightR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great ambiance, Great food! the walleye was fantastic! the service was great, the food came quickly even with the restaurant being full. We will be back!
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was great!
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    View from patio was nice. Service was good as was the gluten free chocolate brownie dessert. Watermelon drink was watered down, no flavor and not good. Grilled chicken on my pecan salad was absolutely tasteless, overcooked and so dry, it was hard to eat. Husband’s short ribs & lemon custard prickly pear dessert was a cute presentation and good. Not sure the view with 50/50 good/bad outweighs the bill + tax and tip even during restaurant week. Not many gluten free options. Water was warm and gross. 3/5 stars for us.
  7. G

    Ginger

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service in a beautiful setting.
  8. KO

    KeithO

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went for a late dinner (7pm). Still got reservations 20 minutes before our time. Partner had a salad, I had the tonto burger with bacon added and fries. Also, a margarita and Dragoon IPA on tap. The food was excellent and the service was great. They were a little crowded, but seemed well staffed. Will go back for the restaurant week menu as the short ribs seem like a good value.
  9. PS

    PeggyS

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    In the past 30 days we have eaten at Tonto's three times and we love the Corn Chowder Soup, Walleye, Hamgurer, and Calamari. Unfortunately because we love these 4 items so much we haven't tried anything else, but I think it would be safe to say anything at Tonto's would be delicious.
  10. AG

    AsGoodAsItGets

    Phoenix

    119 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    As always Tonto Bar and Grill is a great venue to meet friends for a relaxing evening. The food this time was disappointing - overcooked, poorly seasoned. The service and ambiance were terrific, as always
  11. G

    Gibby

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I absolutely love this place. The filet is sooooooooo tender! Great atmosphere and extremely friendly staff❤️
  12. EO

    EugeneO

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience4
    Good was ok at best. I ordered the scallops was suppose to have mushrooms which there were none
  13. GE

    GloriaE

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall3food2service4ambience5
    Love the location and the historic building. The food has been sliding down for years. I think they rely on location, location, location.
  14. GL

    GayleL

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always, the food was amazing, great servers. Love Tonto!
  15. W

    lynnW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely and cordial wait staff. Great atmosphere and everyone there was smiling
  16. T

    Terry

    Denver

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience. Walleye meal is spectacular.
  17. D

    Devon

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and ambience was wonderful! Will definitely come back when in town again.
  18. B

    59Bev

    Phoenix

    36 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Love the arugula salad!! One in the party liked the sanddabs but the crab cakes weren’t very good.
  19. JT

    JillT

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonto Bar and Grill is one of our favorite restaurants and a great place to be with friends, family or clients! Food is always good and we love the vibe!
  20. DB

    DavidB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We all got drinks and food we really enjoyed. We had a very good time.
  21. RG

    RobertG

    Phoenix

    44 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    44 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was very good. Accommodations were made for one of our party to get gluten free food. Really appreciated that. I’m sure we’ll be back again.
  22. c

    carefreediner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, delicious food and wonderful ambiance! Our favorite special dining spot!
  23. MC

    MarkC

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The location and setting is one of the best in Northern Scottsdale and the service and food to match.
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday lunch. Our waitress Mary was wonderful. She made everything perfect.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s tough to beat this patio for a dinner with a view. Food is always wonderful.
  26. JP

    JordanP

    Phoenix

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a great dinner, Rosa was waiting on us, she was lovely too!
  27. GF

    GFVegan

    Phoenix

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service. Waitress went above and beyond expectations to accommodate for my food restrictions and allergies to provide a safe and enjoyable dining experience.
  28. l

    lucky

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    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.
  29. KM

    KellyM

    Phoenix

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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.
  30. SG

    ShGonzales

    Phoenix

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    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!
  31. G

    Gibby

    Tahoe

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

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

    ct13

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    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!
  33. 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.
  34. 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!
  35. 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!!!
  36. 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!
  37. J

    James

    Dallas

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Anniversary dinner
  38. 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.)
  39. 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.
  40. GH

    GaylaH

    Columbus

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 4, 2022

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

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 3352 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 59 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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