Tonto Bar & Grill

4.5
1466 reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$30 and under
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
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.
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 dining experience.
What 1466 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.5
service
4.6
ambience
4.2
value
Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
5
4
3
2
1
Sort by
Filters
VN
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

On of my favorite restaurants in the Valley. Sorry to see there is no Ceasar salad on the menu anymore.

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

Tonto Bar and Grill is our " go to" place for better dining. We reserved on short notice so our first choice, the patio, was not convenient time-wise. We were seated on time in the dining room nearest the door. Since it was Father's Day it was crowded and very noisy.
We ordered salad to share which was excellent. We then split the Walleye and were very satisfied with the presentation and the quality of the meal. The menu has changed and some of our favorites were gone. That was a bit of a disappointment.
The server and others were very efficient and cordial.
All in all, a very pleasant experience, with the exception of the noise level.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded a day ago

Thank you Esteban for taking the time to review us. Most of our holidays we have a lot of large groups with family and children so it is a little noisier than usual. We are glad you enjoyed your dinner! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
H
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Austin was very attentive and made sure our glasses were never empty. His professional service will keep us coming back for more.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded a day ago

Heath Thank you for your feedback on Austin. It's good to know he is doing a good job. We will look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
D
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

You cannot go wrong with this restaurant, It's beautiful the service is great and the food is always amazing!!

Report
Helpful
OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Father’s Day. We live here and it started a few years ago that this restaurant started going downhill rapidly. Anything that was worth ordering has been removed from the menu.What they have is over priced and laughable. We will never go back again. That includes a lot of friends and family. Everyone so many better restaurants and service in Scottsdale. Don’t get sucked in to going here.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded a day ago

Anonymous, We are open to all feed back good or not so good. It lets us listen to our customer base so we can grow from it. I would like to hear more about your experience on Father's Day. Please give me a call 480-488-0698. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
AM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

I booked an outdoor table and noted that we were celebrating our first Father's Day. We showed up on time, and as I was waiting for table, overheard waiter tell hostess that a party had requested to move from a "table 24". The hostess then proceeded to put my husband and I at table 24. The table was outside, directly in the sun, and it was almost 100 degrees outside. I am almost 8 months pregnant as well. I watched in embarrassment as other patrons stared while the hostess sat me at this awful table that others had moved from (and others after us continued to throughout the day). We were then walked to an indoor table in a small, dark room off the side of the restaurant, with zero ambiance. There were two other large parties, both over 10 people, with more than 50% of the party under the age of 7. It felt like we were being exiled to the forgotten hotel daycare. I politely said this would not work either, and was told there were no other seats available, although the main dining room was wide open. We were preparing to leave when we were eventually given a 2 top table in main dining room. Waitress was great (thankfully), food was just OK. Eggs Benedict & Steak - had a fishy flavor to it and toast was soggy. I would not eat here again and will not suggest it to others.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded a day ago

Alison, Thank you so much for sharing your experience. I have done some research on what happened . I am so sorry that we dropped the ball so badly for your first Father's Day. If you would take the time to give me a call at 480-488-0698 I would appreciate it. Barbara Sikora

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

We always enjoy dinning here, today was no exception.

Report
Helpful
JC
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We sat on the patio for dinner it was beautiful. The food was delicious and the service attentive

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Thank you Joy for the nice review. We hope to see you again soon. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
OT
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonto Bar and Grill treated us like family. We had a wonderful time.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Thanks for joining us!

Report
Helpful
HB
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing!!! Our new favorite spot. Food is fantastic! I am vegan and gluten free and they have both a vegan and gluten free menu. PLUS they have a fudge brownie, salted caramel almond ice cream with a caramel sauce dessert that is vegan and gluten free and amazing!!! They have a wonderful menu with so many options for everyone! Our waitress was so happy and friendly. All the staff was actually. Will be back many more times!!! Definiely check this place out.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 2 days ago

Heather, thank you for sharing! We are glad we could accommodate your dietary needs! Come back and see us soon! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
HF
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

anniversary. the server brought a beautiful flourless brownie and ice cream with “Happy Anniversary in chocolate on the white plate.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 10, 2019

Holmes. Thank you for sharing such a special night with us. We are glad you enjoyed it! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
JR
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

We would not have chosen Tonto Grill if we knew the menu changed.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 10, 2019

Jim, I am sorry you didn't find the changes to your liking. We have received so many reviews of late that our menu needed a little update. We tried to take current items and make them a little fresher and lighter. Please try us again. We are flexible with the menu sides and ingredients. I am sure we could make something you would love. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
ME
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very nice evening with friends - excellent food, service and ambiance.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you Mark. We will look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
BB
Palm Springs
16 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

We have dined there many times, and the food was excellent as always.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 10, 2019

Thank you for the nice review Bob. Please come back and see us soon. We love our summer people! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was an amazing dinner, it was me and my girlfriends anniversary and after the excellent service and food we had gotten a special little dessert that said happy anniversary on it completely unexpected and we were extremely happy best service ever! Also reached out to us on social media and re-posted the picture I had posted and said thanks for stopping in and happy anniversary to us!! Overall 10 out of 10

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 5, 2019

So glad that you shared such a special day with us. We love to celebrate with our customers. Come back soon. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
TL
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant and the filet and scallops offerings are fantastic.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you Tiger Lily! We are happy you were pleased with the food. We are having some menu changes go into effect today that we are super excited about so please come back in soon. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
S
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went here for my husbands birthday and very happy with experience. Beautiful ambiance outside and menu was versatile but all the things we ordered had a great taste and not the typical restaurant tastes right down to the tortilla chips

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for sharing your experience. We pride ourselves in making everything from scratch. Nice to have someone notice! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
SK
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely outside patio space. Beautiful sunset. Highly recommend.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you for sharing. Hope to see you back soon!! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
G
Phoenix
102 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to eat here

Report
Helpful
L
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always appreciate the casual yet classy ambience of Tonto! Knowledgeable, friendly staff make for a wonderful experience! The view accompanied by exquisite cuisine are a favorite!!!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 5, 2019

Lakeluv, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you and look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
OT
Nashville
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional, creative Prix Fixe offerings.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on June 5, 2019

Thank you so much for sharing. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
DK
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Never a bad experience in twenty years - our Cave Creek favorite!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you David. We are doing some exciting menu changes this summer be sure to check on line for our new menu in June! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
DD
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Been coming here for 15 plus years although it had been about two years since last visit. Beautiful setting, weather was great. Service was efficient, not super friendly. Ahi roll appetizer as good as ever. My short rib was a tad like pot roast. But nice veggies, date’s salmon was excellent. Wine selection a tad limited but from good wineries and some were definitely price performers. Brought back lots of great memories of people no longer with us.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Dennis thank you for being a long time customer with us. Your feedback is important. Come back soon. New summer menu to start in June. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
A
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Disappointing dinner with entrees being brought out before we'd started the 2nd appetizer, then another server trying to remove our dishes before finishing the 2nd appetizer!
The caesar salad was bland and the entrees were warm, not hot.
The food was definitely not as tasty as it used to be and the service was really lacking.
Much more is expected from such a lovely restaurant which we used to love.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Ruth, i am sorry we didn't meet our normal standards with your visit to Tonto. I would like to hear more about your experience. Please give me a call at 480-488-0698. Thank you for your feed back. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
DS
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food here is ALWAYS OUTSTANDING, and the patio seating on the golf course in the evening is delightful. Our service this time was very lacking. Food came out timely once ordered. The waitress was slow to come around, poor attention to detail.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Debbie, Sorry your service was lacking. We do appreciate you taking the time to let us know about your experience. We are planning some summer training sessions to try to remedy any situations like this. We care about you and your experience with us. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
DR
Phoenix
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable dinner. The food was very good!

Report
Helpful
L
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a lovely restaurant with a lot of character and the good presentation is outstanding

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you. Please come see us again soon Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
LM
Seattle
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This was our third time at Tonto Grill in 2019. The first two experiences were very good, but this one, not so much. The calamari, which we had loved previously, was not well coated, was cooked to rubber, and contained mostly many 'leggy' pieces. Burgers ordered rare were medium well (barely pink). Bacon in the Cobb Salad was rock hard. Service and Atmosphere were great, so we'll be back, but this particular visit was a big disappointment.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Linda, Thank you for your feedback! We are revamping the menu this summer. So all suggestions welcome. I'm glad to hear you will be back. I think you will be pleased with the attention we are giving to our food items. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
SS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We love Tonto Bar and Grill. Our server needed a little warmth. The food was great. The bread basket needs variety and better quality.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for your feed back Sandra. We appreciate your thoughts and your business. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ...everything was just lovely!Has to be in the top 5 patios in Phoenix area.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you Marian our patio dining is soon coming to an end for a couple of months so please hurry back while it is still nice. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
C
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and drinks. I showed up with 6 instead of my reserved 4 and they accommodated us anyway. I always have a good time at Tonto Grill.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Carolyn we are glad to hear your positive feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share. Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
AG
Phoenix
85 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is Arizona at its finest. From appetizers to dessert. Great view on the golf course and terrific outdoor seating. We came during restaurant week and found the food to be well prepared and plentiful.
Staff, servers and kitchen are all wonderful.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

Thank you for the great review. We are glad we met your expectations and hope you will come back soon

Report
Helpful
SC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Cavecreek. We go every time we are in Scottsdale. The Three Sisters Salsa is awesome. The Penne with Beef and Black beanies is delicious. Desserts to die for.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 21, 2019

Susan Thank you for taking the time for such a nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit come back soon! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
JB
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Tonto Grill is one of our favorite:)

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 21, 2019

Janet thank you for sharing! We look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, outstanding service, all with a beautiful view. What more could you ask for?

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 21, 2019

Munchie thank you for coming and trying us. We appreciate your business! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
c
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant on the patio.
Food is excellent. Service has been great. The ambiance on the patio is amazing. The golf greens and giant desert backdrop is beautifully. Truly an Arizona experience - we live bring out of state guests here too

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 21, 2019

Cinderelli Thank you for your great review. We are glad we met your expectations. Please come back soon! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
SK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed sitting out on the patio with views of the beautiful golf course. Food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly and accommodating! Looking forward to going back.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on May 29, 2019

SteveK , Thank you for the 5 stars we appreciate your great review! Barbara Sikora

Report
Helpful
c
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the choices on the menu, delicious food. Excellent wine selection

Report
Helpful
LO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

In the quieter months Tontos is way better over all. In the past during high season overall service, food and ambience is not as good.

Report
Helpful
TG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good but pricey. Nice place but not Durant's.

Report
Helpful
1
2
3
37
null