Sierra Bonita Grill

4.5
832 reviews
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The Sierra Bonita Grill is named after the historic Sierra Bonita Ranch in South Eastern Arizona. Founded by Henry Hooker in 1872, the Sierra Bonita Ranch was known for it’s hospitality and innovative ranching methods. We would like to celebrate the spirit represented by Mr. Hooker and other pioneer ranches throughout Arizona with our restaurant and hope to continue the tradition of great food and hospitality. Our menu reflects the hearty cooking style of Southern Arizona ranches, many of which were started by Spanish and Mexican families. We will continue to explore the ongoing Mexican and Latin influences on this area’s culture and food. Patio seating available to accommodate 24 people.

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Mon - Thu 2:00PM - 3:45PM 4:00PM - 4:00PM

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Phoenix
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fine, but disappointed that the menu had changed.

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FC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Phoenix. Relaxing and yet great food!

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely, cozy restaurant. The food is excellent as is the service.

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Phoenix
66 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cozy place with a lot of AZ history on walls. Friendly, watchful service with a smile. Fresh snapper was moist, flavorful on a bed of perfectly sautéed green beans, peppers and baby spinach. Shredded beef and sautéed onions filled a crunchy bun, served with skinny fries. The guacamole appetizer was served with three rustic salsas. Food was delicious and fresh. Very Good.

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C
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

This was one of our favorite restaurants but it has lost its edge. The wait staff were polite but totally uninvolved. The food was good but the menu is limited. We won’t hurry back.

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SC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

This is one of my favorite restaurants in Phoenix. I love to bring friends and family here to enjoy everything about it! Thankful it is located in Central Phoenix!

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J
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 1ambience 1

Normally excellent service. Made reservations, arrived on time. Had no tables. Said we could sit at table behind hostess. Slow service. Unfortunately had to listen to the hostesses chat about personal info during dinner. Waiter forgot to place appetizer order. Both burgers came out burnt. Lots of misses.

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TL
Indiana
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Ate out 4 nights in a row and this was my favorite ...outstanding pork chop and scalloped potatoes ...traffic at prime time was not good but worth enduring ...seemed to be a lot of locals there who knew where to go...Brussels sprout salad needed some kind of dressing but still 4/5 per better half

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KS
Seattle
23 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can definitely see why they have a limit of two on the margarita chingon they are insanely delicious, with a bite that sneaks up on you. We started with the Queso Fundido which was great. The hands down best pork roast I’ve ever had is their red or green Chile. The trick is to get a mix of the two. It is simply amazing!!! The right blend of savory and spicy that makes this place my hands down favorite-spot this visit.

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LG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit... loved it.
Great service.
Great find.

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N
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

I would recommend Sierra Bonita but I have to say that I didn't feel like there was value this time. I think I really only like sitting at the bar. The rest of the restaurant is a little underwhelming. So that's my recommendation - only sit at the bar. Absent that, it's missable. Sorry to say that because I do love the restaurant.

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FD
Phoenix
94 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took a friend there for lunch today and we did the street tacos off of the specials menu. Wonderful as usual. I think he will be stoping an again when he is back on my side of the valley.

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D
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great restaurant! The food was really flavorful and was a great mix of Mexican flavor with steak and seafood.

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NK
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

Great server but disatointing food for the high price.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Valentines

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Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was great and the setting was nice. It was a bit pricier than I would have thought for the food selection, and the amount of food you get. Overall it was pretty good and we would probably come back if in the neighborhood.

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CB
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my kind of restaurant. Cozy surroundings, a crowd buzz, excellent food, great service. The bacon wrapped shrimp were yummy, and my carne asada was cooked to perfection. Along with the shrimp we had a cup of azteca soup, a sierra bonita salad, my carne asada, chocolate torte for desert, one margarita and one 9 oz glass of wine. Total was $106, including tax but without tip. Without the booze it would have been $80 plus tax. I think that was a good value for such an excellent meal.

Definitely would return!

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FR
Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Always solid. Minor inconvenience due to a large party downstairs. Service 70% of normal —- unusual. Food excellent. Martinis about the best imaginable.

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V
Phoenix
48 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Not a place I would return too or recommend...at one time it might have been ... but not is sandwiched in between a bank , alley with homeless, fast food & low income housing.. menu limited for lunch and what they had pricey.. I tried a small soup , so spicey.. I could not touch.. salsa was green! And I can still taste it... not pleasant... with a the great restaurants in Phoenix & Scottsdale this is not one of them... but that is just my opinion...

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JR
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We are from out of town and this was our last night out in Phoenix. Entrees came out almost excessively quick. Food was well prepared and savory. Service was attentive. However overall impression was of a “routine” neighborhood restaurant, not a destination which we had hoped to find.

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B
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant, charming, cozy, great food.

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BB
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had dinner on a weeknight at 6:30. The restaurant was busy but not too loud. We were seated in a cozy room with fireplace and 4 top tables. Loved the green chili mashed with buttermilk chicken. Server made good suggestion for a glass of red wine. Highly recommend.

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Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Not in favor of the new limited higher priced menu.

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AC
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

I was so excited to dine here because I read great reviews. What a letdown! Pre-made guac, chicken that was probably cooked before I even ordered it. The service was a little TOO fast at what was supposed to be a nice restaurant. This made me think corners are being cut. The prices here were outrageous too. The online menu did not reflect reality. For dinner, you are stuck ordering expensive entrees that simply aren’t worth it. On the bright side, the atmosphere was nice. Want good food? Dine elsewhere! We won’t be going back.

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A
Phoenix
47 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely the best prime rib in town!

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RF
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

All was great but my entree was a bit too rich for me. Still, a fine place for a meal.

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CQ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

It’s always a pleasure to dine at Sierra Bonita. The food is consistently great, as is the service.

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food. Great service!

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A
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

We have always loved the Buttermilk Chicken. It used to be a half of a chicken bone in, but last night is was boneless. Was it a breast? I don’t know. And the sweet potatoes weren’t as spicy as they usually were. But still an excellent reason to drive 40 minutes for dinner. We will be back for the chicken. We have always had excellent service. You just can’t go wrong.

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j
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Service and an excellent dining experience for large group of out of town guests. A very memorable evening and will return.

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B
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Slow service initially and then the main course came out while our appetizers were still on the table. Done in 55 minutes - felt rushed

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JS
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very fun evening with good friends. Sierra Bonita always has exceptional service and great service. The house wines are also grteat!

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CM
Phoenix
73 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We finally had dinner here, and we were not that impressed. Everything was just average, from the margaritas to the guacamole to the entrees.

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G
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A Phoenix gem. More people need to talk to more people about Sierra Bonita. A quiet, homey place with caring servers, a varied and intriguing menu.

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SW
New Mexico
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Service marginal for this class of restaurant. Food quality and offering was perfect. Southwest style with chili flare. Improve servers experience and it will be there. Would return.

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h
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Decent food but not a great value. Probably won’t be back

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k
Phoenix
26 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the azteca soup and the grouper special...so creative, so yummy.

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JW
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was very good. Service was excellent! The wine list has some very nice wines but mainly on the higher end scale. Although we really enjoyed our meal, it is a bit pricey!! Quality is there but on value, I can't rate that part high!

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FD
Phoenix
94 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We decided to take our good friends to a neighborhood jam Sierra Bonita grill. They both have the Thursday special and loved every bit of it. I tried something new on the menu I had not tried before and it was fantastic as usual. I think I’ve almost completed the entire menu and I try to different margarita last night, yummy.

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B
Naples
12 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Average service, food not New Mexican. More like fast food than prepared to order. I grew up in Albuquerque and this was NOT New Mexican.

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