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.
Easter Restaurant Specials & Reservations
We are offering a pre set menu for $65 per person, $20 for children 10 and under. Please go to our website for more details! Hope to see you here Happy Easter!
Sunday, April 21, 2019
The place is awesome. We have been going to Tonto for over 20 years and we love it.
However, the owners do need to understand that they need to make some changes to the menu. It's virtually the same menu with the exception of just a couple of new additions. To be honest, we get great food at Tonto, but we need some variety.
Crab cakes were a little fishy tasting but the walleye was great as always!!
We sat outside under the heaters and next to the fire. Good food and service
Love this place, everyone enjoyed, but steak while cooked just right was tough.
Wonderful restaurant with yummy food and a beautiful view.
Some of the food was good but the crab cakes appetizers and calimari appetizer were inedible.
Our favorite go-to place to bring out of town guests. Absolutely beautiful outdoor seating. I had requested a table next to the golf course and got exactly what I was looking for.
Tonto Bar & Grill never disappoints! We bring all our out of town guests here for the warm and lodge-like atmosphere, the great food and the fabulous service!
I lead an annual retreat of 10 to 15 people in Carefree. The highlight dinner of our retreat is when we go to Tonto bar and Grill.
Met friends at 6:30 for dinner. We were seated right away although our request to eat on the patio or outside was not honored. Our server took our drink order & water was provided. After we received our drinks, our server took our orders. Our meals were served & we did not see our server again until time for possible dessert orders which we declined. Even our waters were not refilled. We settled our check & continued to visit for a few minutes as there were plenty of open tables. The restaurant is very nice, the food delicious (although the slaw served under the crab cakes was too spicy for my taste), but the service was underwhelming & the parking is difficult at best.
We enjoy this restaurant and have had great luck with the tacos. This time the tacos were tasteless. The sauce was mild for me and hot for my spouse. Inconstant. Because I would like to go back to this restaurant I called the manager the next day. Instead of trying to make it right she said thanks for the feedback. I will probably return to TB&G but one more strike and its on the next.
Always great at Tonto. Never miss the compressed salad.
LOVE LOVE LOVE this restaurant..food is consistently wonderful, service is awesome, and dining on the lower patio is the best view and location in the whole city. You will never be disappointed here...it is always wonderful. The ambiance is great, and so lovely to bring out of town guests here...we just love it.
Always good food, Biggest complaint Is they just don’t change the menu up often enough.
Other than that great place
All was excellent. Sitting near the golf course at sunset with javelinas trotting by was lovely.
We have had good experiences in the past at Tonto. On this date we asked for the patio several days in advance. On the day of our reservation I tried to add one person to our party, and could no longer be accommodated on the patio. The mixed drink ordered by one person was terrible, and the food was ok but not as good as in the prior times. Our service was good. Disappointing on this particular evening.
Love this place! We go to this restaurant every time we’re in Arizona. Our friends all enjoy coming there too.
We always enjoy dining at Tonto Bar & Grill - food and service is always great! No complaints here!! Highly recommend for casual dining in a friendly atmosphere...
Our waitress was the nicest ever. The food was delicious as always and we love the Prickly Pear Margaritas and the Tontorito.
Booked on Open Table and specifically asked to be seated outside on patio.
Was confirmed......then when we got there they said NO seating outside available.....some
problem with Open Table reservations. Will NOT use Open Table in the future with specific request....will
book directly. Very disappointing to sit in a stuffy room with beautiful weather and scenery outdoors and guests visiting to enjoy our beautiful weather.
Whenever, we are in Phoenix we dine at Tonto. A table outside is great to enjoy.
Had a great dinner! Loved the steak and cheese and the balsamic fig salad dressing.
Food was delicious, the weather was perfect and aided by a couple of propane heaters. There were a few minor glitches regarding what was ordered/received. Most importantly the staff were great and the food is always something to look forward to. Just wish the restaurant would serve prime rib (not in a sandwich) on a regular basis. Would like to see more variety on the dessert menu for Gluten free and dairy free items. Sherbet is not that much fun. Today with almond milk, cashew milk, etc. perhaps the dessert folks could experiment with some new items.
One of our favorite “go to” places. Always can count on the quality of service and food. The location is great.
We had a wonderful dinner. Mary took excellent care of us, great service!
The food was delicious but we did have some problems. We were seated outside with plastic walls around the seating area. It wasn't especially pretty and the heaters were a little too high for me. Our waiter was friendly but he didn't tell us about the special that evening which would probably would have ordered. When we were eating our appetizers, the main dishes were brought to the table. We sent them back. Our waiter came by and we told him about it. He must have told the manager because she came to our table a few minutes later. She made sure that we would get fresh main dishes when we were ready to eat them.
Overall we had a decent dining experience. I would go back because I believe that it may be better next time.
Our go to spot for out of town visitors. Always a great meal and outstanding service!
Great atmosphere. Great Happy Hour. Well-managed. Night was cold, so we could not seat ourselves outside; but it must be Heaven in warmer months. In cooler weather, there is a problem with acoustics. It is too noisy to talk in the dining room and grill areas.
My Dear friend Jeannie Taxioli introduced me to Tonto Bar and Grill. Her favorite restaurant in Cave Creek. We lost Jeannie in January, so it was a therapeutic Dinner... in memory of her beautiful personality. Wonderful meal, and a nice time remembering times spent with a good friend, who left us too soon. Thanks for a wonderful meal
Sat outside. Excellent scenery. Food and service was great.
Tonto's is our favorite "go to" destination when we have company in town. From the wonderful bar reception from Julie to her "after dinner" cocktail the evening could not be any better.
We arrived early for our reservation and were told to wait. But I overheard that it was possible to eat in the bar and asked if we might be seated there. The hostess encouraged us to do that. But we misunderstood which space was the bar and ended up sitting in another dining room. The server was a bit snarly at the start but relented, let us remain and we had a very good meal and excellent service. We tipped generously in appreciation. Tonto B&G is reliably good food in a lovely setting. Large portions so we each took home enough for the following day's dinner. Once the weather warms up the patio is great
tonto bar and grill was average at best.
the food was greasy and buttery.
we were in cave creek and had to make decision.
could not recommend.
We stopped on a whim on a Saturday night and got a quick rez on open table. Very nice place with patio dining overlooking the golf course. We had the Reuben and Steak sandwich, which were both HUGE and delicious!!
Food and service was good. Only thing I didn't like it is too noisy and hard to hear.
The meal and service were very good. We were disappointed that when I reserved our table i said that it was the special occasion of my wife’s birthday and there was no recognition or mention of her birthday.
I would have given 4 stars for the food however this time my husband and I went we got sick after eating the food. We have been to Tonto grill several times and have always had a positive experience.
We wanted to catch up with 2 friends but 2 other friends were stood up so we enjoyed an evening of six without a hitch.
The view is very nice of the golf course and mountains beyond-catch it at sunset. The service is perfect. We each had a salad. The Cobb was very good. An enjoyable evening.
Great spot. Outdoor patio has great views of the golf course. Staff couldn’t have been more pleasant