Tonto Bar & Grill
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.
On of my favorite restaurants in the Valley. Sorry to see there is no Ceasar salad on the menu anymore.
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.
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
Austin was very attentive and made sure our glasses were never empty. His professional service will keep us coming back for more.
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
You cannot go wrong with this restaurant, It's beautiful the service is great and the food is always amazing!!
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.
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
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.
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
We always enjoy dinning here, today was no exception.
We sat on the patio for dinner it was beautiful. The food was delicious and the service attentive
Thank you Joy for the nice review. We hope to see you again soon. Barbara Sikora
Tonto Bar and Grill treated us like family. We had a wonderful time.
Thanks for joining us!
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.
Heather, thank you for sharing! We are glad we could accommodate your dietary needs! Come back and see us soon! Barbara Sikora
anniversary. the server brought a beautiful flourless brownie and ice cream with “Happy Anniversary in chocolate on the white plate.
Holmes. Thank you for sharing such a special night with us. We are glad you enjoyed it! Barbara Sikora
We would not have chosen Tonto Grill if we knew the menu changed.
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
Very nice evening with friends - excellent food, service and ambiance.
Thank you Mark. We will look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora
We have dined there many times, and the food was excellent as always.
Thank you for the nice review Bob. Please come back and see us soon. We love our summer people! Barbara Sikora
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
So glad that you shared such a special day with us. We love to celebrate with our customers. Come back soon. Barbara Sikora
Love this restaurant and the filet and scallops offerings are fantastic.
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
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
Thank you for sharing your experience. We pride ourselves in making everything from scratch. Nice to have someone notice! Barbara Sikora
Lovely outside patio space. Beautiful sunset. Highly recommend.
Thank you for sharing. Hope to see you back soon!! Barbara Sikora
Always a pleasure to eat here
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!!!
Lakeluv, Thank you for the great review! We appreciate you and look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora
Exceptional, creative Prix Fixe offerings.
Thank you so much for sharing. Barbara Sikora
Never a bad experience in twenty years - our Cave Creek favorite!
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
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.
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
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.
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
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.
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
Enjoyable dinner. The food was very good!
This is a lovely restaurant with a lot of character and the good presentation is outstanding
Thank you. Please come see us again soon Barbara Sikora
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.
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
We love Tonto Bar and Grill. Our server needed a little warmth. The food was great. The bread basket needs variety and better quality.
Thank you for your feed back Sandra. We appreciate your thoughts and your business. Barbara Sikora
Lovely ...everything was just lovely!Has to be in the top 5 patios in Phoenix area.
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
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.
Carolyn we are glad to hear your positive feedback! Thank you for taking the time to share. Barbara Sikora
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.
Thank you for the great review. We are glad we met your expectations and hope you will come back soon
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.
Susan Thank you for taking the time for such a nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit come back soon! Barbara Sikora
Love the Tonto Grill is one of our favorite:)
Janet thank you for sharing! We look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora
Excellent food, outstanding service, all with a beautiful view. What more could you ask for?
Munchie thank you for coming and trying us. We appreciate your business! Barbara Sikora
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
Cinderelli Thank you for your great review. We are glad we met your expectations. Please come back soon! Barbara Sikora
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.
SteveK , Thank you for the 5 stars we appreciate your great review! Barbara Sikora
Love the choices on the menu, delicious food. Excellent wine selection
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.
Food was good but pricey. Nice place but not Durant's.