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About Stables Ranch Grille - Tubac Golf Resort

Perfectly situated between the beautiful Fountain Courtyard and the famous Island Green is Stables Ranch Grille, the resort's signature restaurant. Named for its historic significance, Stables' rustic dining room and lively bar were favored by Hollywood's most famous western movie stars including John Wayne and Stewart Granger.

In 1996 the resort was again in the limelight, hosting notables Rene Russo and Kevin Costner during the filming of 'Tin Cup'. The gathering place of this fabulous resort hideaway, Stables is known for its simply perfect steaks, fresh fish and unique Mexican specialties. Executive Chef John Wooters creates the menus, directs the kitchen and enjoys planning banquet and specialty wine and tequila dinners. Stables is known throughout the region for its ambiance, cuisine and hospitality.

65 Avenida De Otero
Tubac, AZ 85646
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary American, Steakhouse, Mexican

Hours of Operation:

Breakfast: Daily: 6:00am - 11:00am.
Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 4:00pm.
Dinner: Daily: 4:00pm - 10:00pm.

Cross Street:
E Frontage Road

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(520) 398-2678

Website:
http://www.tubacgolfresort.com/

Executive Chef:
John Wooters

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wine

Stables Ranch Grille - Tubac Golf Resort Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

4.7

value

4.1

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96% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (6)
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Good for Anniversaries (6)
Authentic (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Comfort Food (3)
Cozy (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Casual (2)
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Fun (2)
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 24, 2017

We ate Thanksgiving dinner on the patio. Beautiful view over the golf course at sunset. Traditional turkey dinner was perfect.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Comfort Food, People Watching, Kid-friendly, Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Scenic View
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·Dined on November 23, 2017

Genuinely friendly staff. Food quality is consistently 1st rate. View is spectacular.

Tags: Healthy, Disabled Access, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 21, 2017

Excellent! Did not feel rushed and the views are delightful.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Have eaten here several times and have always enjoyed the food, service and setting.

Tags: Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

We love this restaurant for the ambiance, view, friendly staff and the food was awesome. I had the pot roast and my husband had steak and both were excellent!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Fun
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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Dinner with friends . Great tasting , great service !

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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·Dined on November 3, 2017

Had a wonderful experience. The food was fantastic. View from the window table was relaxing
and we enjoyed watching the cows making their way across the fenced pasture, with the mountains in the background. We enjoyed not being rushed and able to just relax and enjoy.
I was a bit frustrated in not being able to find parking any where near Stables. I had to drop off my guests and park in a dirt lot about a 12 minute walk away. We will be back!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 30, 2017

We were celebrating our 55th Anniversary. Our daughter & son purchased our stay & called to tell the front desk that it was a special event. No one seemed to give us any special attention . Our daughter did purchase chocolate strawberries for our room on arrival. We have been to the hotel & Stables many times & noticed a change in service. To top it off , my steak was ordered medium-rare & when it arrived it was very rare. The waitress took it back. My husband was almost finished eating before my dinner came back. Unfortunately, I want to be honest so you can improve your staff & the service they offer. It was very disappointing.
Sandy D

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Tucson)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Celebrated my birthday and we had a wonderful evening. I held a surprise birthday dinner for my wife last month and Stables Ranch Grille was great to work with.

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Not a lot of good restaurants to choose from, sadly, in this part of Arizona. The Stables has beautiful views out over the golf course in the daylight. The food, while a little expensive, is usually dependable. Fairly limited menu, and, while not for foodies, is decently prepared. The menu changes seasonally. The bar is fun, and there is live music on weekends.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 3, 2017

It should probably be recommended for much more but I was not in a group, do not drink wine, go to the bar (Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene), care about organic - just saying that if I didn't check it is because it didn't apply to me.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Tucson)·Dined on September 12, 2017

We had a surprise birthday party for my wife. I booked the dinner for eight, but kept adding to the number until we finally stopped at fourteen. The staff and service was great, and our meals were wonderful. I'd recommend Stables in Tubac to anyone. Thanks Stables.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The service was slow. My Caesar salad was very good, but my Red Trout dinner was not seasoned and dry. My vegetables were covered with arugula and a vinaigrette., strange.

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·Dined on August 17, 2017

Great staff. Great menu; I had the Carne Asada. Beautiful setting. Eat outside if the weather permits.

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

Nice new menu items & live music outside in the patio/good music also. We just love this place the restaurant is beautiful as well as the view!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Scenic View, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Nice Western theme. Slightly over priced. Nice guitar player in dining room. Chef needs to learn difference between rare, med rare and medium. Two steaks were significantly under cooked but we seldom return food. Chefs table appetizer not worth the $$.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We haven't been to the restaurant for some time. The view and the ambiance of the resort are great. The food is OK, but highly priced for the quantity. Our waitress (Johanna) left a lot to be desired.

Tags: Tapas, Scenic View
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 (Tucson)·Dined on July 4, 2017

We went for the fabulous fireworks show and had dinner just before the show. The food was awesome and the service was first class. Highly recommend.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Scenic View, Fun, Cozy
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 4, 2017

It was the 4th of July and we also booked a room at the Resort. We had a great view of the mountains and it wasn't too busy. Our waitress was very attentive and friendly. The food we ordered was terrific. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (Tucson)·Dined on July 1, 2017

We had an enjoyable evening with friends. That food overall was average, I had the seafood pasta, and Sharon had the German pork. The German potato salad was not true German potato salad. The appetizers were very good. The servers we very good.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Loved it!!!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 4, 2017

The restaurant was very relaxed and comfortable, with a beautiful view. The restaurant menu is slightly different from the menu on their website. We were also a little disappointing because you couldn't get anything with shrimp as they were out and they no longer offered filet mignon. Our dinner selections were good, but service is lacking even though they weren't busy.

Overall we still enjoyed our dinner but there is definitely room for improvements.

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 2, 2017

food and service were good, usually this is a quiet place to eat--we happened to have had 4 women, whom were a little toasted and loud right next to us!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on May 29, 2017

We've eaten here many times but this time was a disappointment. They are currently on a summer menu, which had very little that appealed to us. Two of us had the trout which was tastless and served on a bed of cold greens. One of us had the schnitzel which had nothing special to commend it. The linguini with seafood was drenched in sauce with very little seafood. Even the bread, which is usually a treat, appeared to have been heated by microwave so was not crusty. Not only was the food uninspiring, but their chairs are very worn out--way too soft for comfortable sitting. We have mentioned this the last two or three times we've dined there and the management seems to have no interest in upgrading the seating. All very unfortunate as there are few other good options for restaurants in the Green Valley/Tubac area.

Tags: Scenic View, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

Excellent ambiance, feels so pastoral. Beautiful setting , great service and the food was very delicious.

Tags: Business Meals, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Tucson)·Dined on May 14, 2017

I took my wife there for Mother's Day breakfast, we chose outside seating. The food was Very Good, service was slow..... The View and the Atmosphere....Priceless,,.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2017

I would prefer a more varied dinner menu. The menu for dinner was mostly beef, I would have liked one, at least, chicken dish.

My main complaint is we ordered a $60 bottle of wine, which was good. My glass was full, a fly landed in it, they gave me a clean glass and offered me a glass of much cheaper different type of wine. A really good restaurant would have not charged us for the wine or given us a new bottle.

The filet mignon I ordered was good, vegetables and crab cakes had too much of a spicy herb. View good, ambience good.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Paleo Friendly, Notable Wine List, Pre/post Theatre, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 27, 2017

You get a beautiful refreshing view of the golf course from your table! A refreshing atmosphere for a change and the food is delicious to boot!

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Tubac is one of our favorite places in Arizona! The food is very good and the setting and views are fantastic.

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We were very upset as we sat for 5-10 minutes and finally ask someone, through the screen, who's our waitress! We had been passed over while other tables were being served with drinks and we had nothing. The waitress in charge of our table should be fired. Finally the manager the took our table and severed our drinks etc. before we left a waiter dId fill our tea and coffee. Once we got our food it was excellent...cheers to the cooks and kitchen.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on April 16, 2017

The Stables Ranch Grille at Tubac Golf Resort is a great place to eat. You look out over the golf course and the lake (with the ducks and birds). You can watch the young calves running and playing and the older cattle eating or laying in the shade of the beautiful old trees. The service is great, people are friendly, and the food is delicious. We do not live close to Tubac, but have visited and stayed at the resort on numerous occasions. We always eat at Stables. You will enjoy!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Disabled Access
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 15, 2017

We celebrated my friends 94th birthday. Our table was seated for 5 and the waitress was wonderful. Food was great. We bought in our own cake so after dinner the servers lit the candles and we all sang happy birthday. Lots of laughs. The one thing we commented on was the weight of the chairs. Us older folks with disabilities had a hard time pulling the chair close to the table. The men servers were very willing to help us out. We had a great time.
Thank you to the chef for doing such a great job and to our waitress for celebrating a very important day with us

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Cozy, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Afternoon Tea, Fun, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Chris was delightful as our server.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Food and service were excellent. I had the pork schnitzel as it is an unusual dish for Arizona. Both the pork and German Potato Salad were excellent. My wife had the pork carnitas which may have been even better then the schnitzel. We recommend both. We had a prime table near the windows looking out at the golf course. There are two adjoining rooms; the room as you enter is rather dark and dreary, the adjoining room nearer the windows is better but still not great. Both are a bit noisy due low ceilings and hard surfaces. I realize the restaurant is historic and meant to be rustic but I think due for a makeover and updating. Our server Josh was very attentive and did an excellent job.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 27, 2017

We split the Caesar salad and filet. The filet was cooked to perfection - rare but not purple. Very tender. The salad was quite tasty and the white anchovies were a nice touch. Shared the Carmel apple pie which was served warm. Delicious. The wine list has some reasonable options. We were guests at the Inn and this was very convenient. We eat here every time we stay here.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Food was good, service was almost non existent. On 2 separate occasions while staying at the resort we had dinner. One with a reservation and one without, both times service was slow. On the night with the reservation, I even had to chase down staff for service.

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 (Dallas)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Great prime rib! Reasonably priced and great quality food. My wife had green chile tacos and they were wonderful as well.

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 (Tucson)·Dined on March 22, 2017

The menu had a great variety of selections. We ended up having the special which was prime rib. It was very good. Our waiter was wonderful, maybe the best we have ever had at any restaurant. The drinks and wines are a little pricy. It was a wonderful evening.

Tags: Outstanding Value
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Great service by Gabriel!

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 15, 2017

We had a reservation, which the hostess couldn't seem to find, and we were seated at a small table very close to the kitchen. There was no view of the course, and there was a great amount of traffic going past our table, detracting from the dining experience. The food was excellent.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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