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The Saguaro Restaurant

360 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies (465)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (312)
  • Good for Groups (257)

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The Saguaro Hotel in downtown Scottsdale, Arizona is home to the Saguaro restaurant. The beautiful dining establishment features wooden plank walls and floors, comfortable seating and warm colors giving it a comfortable yet modern feel. During warm weather, guests can enjoy a meal or cocktails on the patio by the outdoor fireplace at Saguaro.

Start every morning of your stay with breakfast at the Saguaro. Avocado toast, bananas fosters pancakes or a variety of omelet options are all possibilities. There is a plethora of options to enjoy the rest of the day whether you choose to dine at the restaurant or poolside. Appetizers, salads, sandwiches and flatbread pizzas are all available to order all day.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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American, Southwest, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Daily: 7am – 11pm

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Phone number
(480) 970-4444
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Cross street
E Indian School Road
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Parking details
Private Hotel Parking
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Louis (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on September 3, 2016

Since we were staying the weekend at the saguaro hotel we figured to try out the food and drinks. Our first time at the restaurant and will be back!

vipholly (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on April 2, 2016

Website has Mexican menu. Menu very ordinary service slow but the outdoor atmosphere was great
Think it's better for lunch or drinks and appetizers

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on March 27, 2016

A very original brunch menu with a south american twist. There is also classic american fare.
Overall not a bad place. Not oustanding, but good.

vipPJDiva (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 10, 2016

Their menu is currently being tweaked, so some items are no longer offered, though still listed on the menu. Tonight we had the Caesar salad that was tasty but had a little too much dressing, the smoked chicken and avocado and Chipotle sauce on flatbread which was much tastier than expected, and the shrimp cerviche. All this food and two margaritas were under under $60! We were very full and satisfied.

vipPJDiva (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on March 9, 2016

This is a very cool restaurant affiliated with the Saguaro Hotel. We had lunch on the patio. My husband had a seafood chop salad and I had the sausage and sweet peppers flat bread. Both were perfect. There's an outdoor fireplace that would be great for evening margaritas. We'll be back.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  Dined on March 2, 2016

I specifically picked this restaurant because the menu on the restaurants web site showed an interesting take on Mexican cooking. Not untill I was seated did I find out that the previous chef had left and the menu was now 'American' cooking. At that point I should have left but since I didn't know the area that well I stayed for what was a very disappointing meal. I hope with this review you'll at least know that the food is no longer Mexican but a very boring 'American' cooking.

iluvfood (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

Distrito never disappoints! Great flavors, ambience, and service!

OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on February 5, 2016

Good food, they were busy took a very long time

vipluveatingout (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2016

We so much enjoy our food and District's! We're devastated to learn the the restaurant is closing as a Mexican restaurant.

vipMcQueen09 (San Antonio)
3.0  Dined on January 15, 2016

I was looking for a place to have lunch with several people in Scottsdale. I knew the weather would be nice and this place looked like it had some good outdoor seating (which it did). I didn't realize the restaurant was in a hotel so we had a little bit of trouble finding the place but it is in a great location in Old Town. The restaurant called me twice prior to my reservation to make sure we were coming which I thought was odd because the place was virtually empty when we showed up. At first the service was extremely good- actually too good. We wanted to have a leisurely lunch- start out with drinks and apps- but we felt like we were being rushed to order main courses. But then, after we did order everyone seemed to disappear and it took forever to order more drinks and then to get our check. All in all, the experience wasn't bad- the food was very good- but I would have preferred a livelier place where my group could have enjoyed a long lunch without feeling like we were burdening the restaurant.

OldSoulsNewFood (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Distrito was basically empty the day after Christmas, and I'm guessing it's because it was, after all, the day after Christmas. But I'm not sure. It could be the tiny portions. The decor is adorable, the food is good (we ordered guac to share, I got the fish tacos and the kids each got something but I can't recall), but the portions are really small, and so maybe that has something to do with it. The wait staff was exceptional. I'll give it that. On the other hand, we walked around the grounds and you can walk from the restaurant right out onto Scottsdale Civic Plaza mall, so it's a nice place to hang.

Great (New England)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2015

Great tapas options, delicious tortilla chips, odd service

DGinPhx (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 18, 2015

We've eaten at Distrito at least a half-dozen times and the experience has always been the best. The food is both unique and consistently excellent.

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
1.0  Dined on December 3, 2015

We had been to Distrito before and enjoyed it, but this trip was different. First the restaurant was very cold. We asked them to close the door but they didn't do it. We were as far from the door as we could get, but were still cold. There were only four other tables occupied - two that came in after us. After ten minutes someone who was not properly dressed as a server came over and took drink orders - we never saw her again. After 15 minutes the server took drink orders - the drinks came several minutes later. After 35 minutes, no one had taken our order - though they had take the orders and brought snacks to two tables that came in after us. We asked for our check and left. It was pretty clear that the service was going to continue to be bad, it was very cold in the restaurant, and maybe that's why there were so few people there last night. We will not be going back to Distrito

vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 27, 2015

Had a great meal before going to a play at Scottsdale Performing Arts, so location is good for pre-theater or Museum of Contemporary Art visit. Waitress was very helpful. We enjoyed the mushroom flatbread and duck carnitas which we rolled into small tortillas. Each was just a bit different from the usual Mexican fare, with outstanding flavors. We'll go back!