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Sierra Bonita Grill

4.6
717 reviews
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$30 and under
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Southwest
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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 30 people.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Southwest, Spanish, Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(602) 264-0700
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Scottie Bissell
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Private party facilities
Banquet Room can serve up to 50 people and divided into two separate rooms.

Private Wine Room can seat up to 10.
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Private party contact
Tony Johnson: (602) 276-0700
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Catering
Sierra Bonita Catering can bring the great tastes of Sierra Bonita Grill to your home or business.

Contact Erin Weldon at 602-821-6124 or Julie Beer-Breuer at 602-570-0686 for more information about our catering possibilities.
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Cross street
7th St & Glendale Ave.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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What 717 People Are Saying
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4.6  based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Las Vegas)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Very Disappointing

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Deba (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Great food and service and so nice to eat at an aZ beauty

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CarlyB (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Didn't disappoint. One of our favorites. Carne Asada is always my go to meal.

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KarlM (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

What a treat grapefruit terrific service and wonderful atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Sierra Bonita Grill is, and remains, one of my favorite places, so it pains me to "ding" them this one time. I think we waited (uncharacteristically) a little too long for our initial service. Don't know if this is the servers fault or not. My meal was the beef tenderloin special, and I thought it was superb. However my wife had the halibut, which she thought was overcooked, having to use a knife a couple of times. She almost always has the "Catch" when it is halibut, and has never been disappointed before. The other thing that perturbs me, which may or may not be the restaurant's fault, is that OpenTable would only let us have reservations at 430 PM; the next available time slot was 800 PM; too late for us. Yes, it was Valentines Day, and I waited till the day before, my bad. But I then sat in our booth for over an hour, watching a half dozen tables or more remain unoccupied for the entire time we were there, including when we left after 600 PM, which is when we would have preferred to have dined. Don't know who that is on, just saying it was annoying.

To reiterate, this has been one of our favorite places. We are about to move, and not being able to experience this dining choice is one of the more heartbreaking aspects of our new lifestyle. If at all possible, we will try hard to come back in the future when we are in town.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We went with friends for lunch before going to the Heard Museum. This is a truly wonderful place for brunch. Good coffee and drinks. Blue corn hot cakes are fantastic- flavorful and light, served with excellent syrup and strawberry butter. Others in our party were very impressed with enchiladas and eggs. Reasonable prices and a lovely ambiance. Highly recommended.

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GregP (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Menu is wonderful. Hard to pick what you want because it all looks good. I did pork tenderloin and it was so very good. Did fried pork appetizer. Very tasty. Nice merlot to blend it all together. Server was top notch. Ambiance was laid back and chilled. This was Birthday dinner for me and it was just perfect.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Great place for happy hour, casual meal or special occasion. Food is authentic and delicious . Yummy signature cocktails. Service is always top notch. Atmosphere is warm and welcoming.
Plans this time were happy hour in the bar with dinner reservations in the dining room. We were comfortable in the bar and our server was outstanding.....so we continued with our dinner in the bar. Wonderful, relaxing evening for us and our out of town guests.

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vipFredD (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

Stopped in for lunch since I have not been in for a while. As usual the food was outstanding! I had a couple of appetizers, my wife and mother-in-law split a salad and the fish special. There was nothing left to take home. Hope to get back again soon...

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OpenTable Diner (Cincinnati)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Loved this place! Food was great and even met the owner who was was friendly!! Highly recommend!!

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vipElTiburon (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

This is our “go to” restaurant for the past few years. We have never had a bad meal. Service is always top notch!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Great food

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vipCleo (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

The food is always excellent.

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vipDaveH (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Sierra Bonita is a great place to stop for lunch. They have daily lunch specials as well as seasonal craft beers. The service is friendly and impeccable. The wine list is limited but they have a rotating list of interesting choices.

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CarolynQ (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Overall, it was the same friendly, warm atmosphere we have come to expect. The food was excellent as always and the service was wonderful. We always feel at home there.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

had a Saturday lunch at Sierra Bonita a few days ago. Service was excellent! The food was tasty... stacked enchiladas, corn pancakes, and Cowboy hash were all up to par. Had expected to be able to order of either brunch or lunch menu, but only brunch was available.

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B17500 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

One of our go to spots. It’s a cross city drive so we only get there every other month or so. Food is always awesome and creative. They have a small but wonderful wine list and an excellent selection of spirits including a great selection of top notch tequilas. Great staff and ambiance. A hidden gem.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

I’ve been a long time fan of Sierra Bonita Grill. I love everything about it. Every item on the menu is so delicious, never needs added salt or pepper. Great margaritas & other cocktails! I drank gin & tonic on Sunday & they were very good! My only complaint is that a couple of my favorite dishes are no longer on the menu. The green corn tamale with green chili pork was always fantastic. Not sure why they would remove it. Other than that, this place is always a fantastic choice!

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Sargeus (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

I have lived in the valley my entire life and am a connoisseur of Mexican food. I can't believe I missed this place! I would never usually rate a place top-of-the-line in all categories, but they made it really hard not to. I wasn't there to rate the place, but just took a chance on a reservation due to the limited availability at other restaurants on New Years weekend. I was given fair warning on how spicy my order of stacked enchiladas would be. I went for it anyway and was blown away at the flavorful spiciness of the dish. The Hatch green chili was dominant, delicious and desirable. My girlfriend ordered the fresh catch, being grouper, and the fish could not have been prepared any better. It was pleasantly flaky on the inside and perfectly crisp on the outside. The polenta was one of a kind and quite an accompaniment. My hat's off to Sierra Bonita!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

This was our fourth time at Sierra Bonita...once for lunch and three dinners....and it has always been excellent. We always get the fish special when available and this time it was the grouper. Wonderful portion of perfectly cooked fish with a beautiful presentation and, a reasonable price. The service is paced perfectly. We have made a vow to go there more frequently in spite of the drive.

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OpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on December 30, 2017

Visiting on vacation and this was an amazing find. My wife booked it first and loved it so much I booked another visit. Food was outstanding, especially the buttermilk Chicken. Go here!

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OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Haven’t been to Phoenix for awhile and when we made our plans we came back to one of our previous favorites..it didn’t disappoint! Fantastic starting cocktails, followed by delicious appetizers and entree and deserts were great. Our meal favorites were queso fundido con chorizo, the pork belly on polenta and the guacamole. I had the fish tacos, son had the cowboy steak and husband had the pulled pork. The buttermilk pie was really enjoyed by my son and husband as I was way too full to even have a bite! A definite favorite place to visit!

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PhoenixNative (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve was wonderful at Sierra Bonita. Love, love, loved the Carols they were playing. Service was friendly and fast.

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pdniana (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Food and service were great as usual.

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RickC (Dallas)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Great place to eat - you will love this place - the food and service Rock. Try it.

Rick C

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LisaA (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Our small group of six loved Sierra Bonita! The bartender and wait staff were informative, fun, and efficient. Better yet, the food was muy delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

Had the prime rib special, my wife the mahi mahi. Both were great. I've always loved the rustic western decor and ambience of this place.

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vipAnonadiner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Be sure to start with an order of bacon-wrapped shrimp. Nothing short of amazing.
Always a top notch experience, great Southwest inspired cuisine. You’ll want to return afterwards.

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vipcacti1 (Tampa)
3.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

Attractive southwestern decor; sever was fast, friendly and attentive; parking was difficult as have minimal slots when very busy; entrance is rather tight with traffic. Food was mixed--Azteca and Albongis soups were extremely spicy with heavy chipotle seasoning; mahi tacos were very tasty but came swimming in a white liquid (had to get several dry tortillas and transfered ingredients to these in order to eat the tacos), the buttermilk fried chicken was ok but on small side and came atop a huge pile of yummy sweet potato mash. Overall, OK but wouldn't rush back.

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SUZQ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Dined here upon recommendation of local friends. We were seated immediately given water and menus. We sat for awhile...a waiter finally noticed us, asked if we had ordered...sincerely apologized for the wait and comped us dessert. The rest of the service was excellent... friendly and prompt. The menu was varied with small plates, salads and entrees. I'd call it modern Souhwest. We shared the charred ceaser which was more than enough for two people. The pork tenderloin with coffee and chocolate rub was cooked to perfection as were the veggies. My husband had the mahi mahi fish tacos which had large, nicely seared hunks of fish with delicious spiced slaw and sides. Would definitely return to try other interesting food options.

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