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About Tonto Bar & Grill

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.

5736 E. Rancho Mañana Blvd.
Cave Creek, AZ 85331
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Southwest, Steak

Hours of Operation:
Brunch
Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm
Lunch
Daily 11:00 am–4:00 pm
Happy Hour
Daily 3:00 pm–6:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Cave Creek Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(480) 488-0698

Website:
http://www.tontobarandgrill.com/

Catering:
Tonto Bar & Grill has proudly and successfully hosted and catered special events in the Valley for more than 20 years. No matter how small or large your event, you can rely on us as an experienced partner to dazzle your guests as well as ensure a smooth experience for the organizers. Whether you’re thinking of hosting a business function or celebrating a family event, we would be delighted to cater to your needs. For inquiries on private events, please call our catering specialist at 480-488-0698 or fill out our contact form at https://tontobarandgrill.com/private-dining/general-information/

Executive Chef:
Miguel Ortiz

Private Party Facilities:
Tonto Bar & Grill can host your private dining experience in our cozy Grill Room, Cocktail Patio, Main Dining Room, Upper Patio, and Lower Patio. We’ll create a custom menu to suit your tastes and work with you on making sure the event is memorable and delightful. For inquiries on private events, please call our catering specialist at 480-488-0698 or fill out our contact form at https://tontobarandgrill.com/private-dining/general-information/

Private Party Contact:
Event Coordinator: (480) 488-0698 ext. 2

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tonto Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.7

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (71)
Scenic View (53)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
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Good for a Date (40)
Worth the Drive (40)
Casual (39)
Neighborhood Gem (39)
Creative Cuisine (36)
Special Occasion (35)
Cozy (31)
Good for Birthdays (29)
Romantic (28)
Authentic (26)
Great for Lunch (23)
Fun (23)
Fit for Foodies (22)
Good for Groups (21)
Local Ingredients (21)
Happy Hour (17)
Comfort Food (16)
Quiet Conversation (16)
Sunday Lunch (14)
Bar Seating (11)
Seasonal (11)
Business Meals (10)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Handcrafted Cocktails (8)
Notable Wine List (8)
Great for Brunch (6)
Gluten Free Options (6)
Hot Spot (6)
Kid-friendly (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Healthy (3)
Organic (3)
People Watching (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Spicy (3)
Vegan (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 4 days ago

Like to go there, ate in every area, all excellent .
Food and ambience great! Never disappointed

Tags: Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined 7 days ago

Going again soon - arranging a frindsbirthday party there

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 17, 2018

Tonto is always consistent. Calamari is excellent. Compressed arugula salad is my fav. Husband loves the schnitzel.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Always enjoy dining outside. Food is always good.

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We come here all the time and love the food. Best burgers and pasta entries.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Business Meals, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Denver)·Dined on January 14, 2018

As always our favorite place for casual dining

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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Tonto continues to be our go to place, we live in Anthem, for a great meal!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Love Tonto Bar and Grill for its setting and ambiance. Food and service always good. Love the outdoor dining. They do have a delicious gluten free bread but I did not pay attention to anything else gluten free.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Great for Lunch, Scenic View, Casual, Tapas, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating
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food4
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·Dined on January 13, 2018

We've been there several times. This time was not up to par. Sand dabs and walleye were just okay. Service was hectic. Brought another couple for the first time. I don't think they were impressed.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Loved the Pork Snitzel always and Salmon specials . Walleye was quite small but friends said tasty ! Great deserts so save room or worth taking home for later!! Best service around !! Always feel so welcome as if we came every week!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Anniversaries
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

Wonderful as always! My favorite outdoor dining restaurant.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Excellent as always! Will return again and again. Savory cuisine every time.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Key West)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Beautiful golf course setting. Friendly staff and good food.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly
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 (San Diego)·Dined on January 7, 2018

We always have a great meal at TONTO.

They are one of the most consistent restaurants in The Valley. We are very happy that they recently added some new menu items, since we dine there, often. We have also enjoyed many New Year's eve dinners at TONTO's....

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 7, 2018

The bartenders and wait staff make a great experience even better

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·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always enjoy dining at Tonto Grill. Beautiful setting, very good food, interesting menu.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Nice view of golf course and abianceo.
Sea Bass was a little dry. Good waiet

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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food3
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vip
 (Palm Springs)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Love Tonto! We’ve been eating here for 20 years. Best spot in Arizona.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Always a favorite of our family to go to. Never a disappointment!!! Food is great and view is spectacular from the patio!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

It was a disappointing dinner. We ordered the bread which we had to pay for but the bread tasted worse than free ones st any other restaurant. Service was lacking and the food was ok. We would not be back again. My soup, which was corn chowder, was not as expected. It was definitely lacking in corn, and taste. It was served lukewarm.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The meal was overpriced and portions were small. Food quality was good. However, the Wagu steak is overrated.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Excellent, always have a great meal at this place. Kid friendly

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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great food, great service,great restaurant. We have eaten at this restaurant several times and we have never been disappointe.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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food5
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Tonto Grill never disappoints. In spite of a packed house on New Year’s Eve, the food and service were still excellent. The ambiance is always special, making Tonto one of my favorite restaurants in Arizona.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Casual, Scenic View, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Superb food in a warm and cozy setting. The service was very friendly and helpful, despite the fact that it was early on New Year's Eve (the latest reservation we could get was 5:30 -- very popular place) we did not feel rushed. Highly recommended!

Tags: Authentic, Comfort Food, Organic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Scenic View, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2017

BRAVO on the dessert choice that used almond coconut milk ice cream. I am lactose intolerant, like many women over 50. This is only the 2nd restaurant that I have ever dined at -and we travel worldwide - that offered a truly delicious “ice-cream” dessert I could eat, other than sorbet. Only one thing needs attention: Please add some red wines with vintages older than 2012, preferably older. Your markups are too high already, but we would pay for older reds that save us from that young wine headache.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Local Ingredients, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Scenic View, Cozy
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We love this restaurant! As we brought a guest who has a gluten allergy we learned they have a full menu with vegan & gluten free items.

Pork schnitzel, all salads & vegetable nosh are our favorites!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The Tonto Bar and Grill is one of our local favorites. Set in the beautiful surroundings of the Golf course and flowing greens it is terrific for outdoor dining as well as happy hour at the bar. Bring your friends and enjoy. A handy spot for a beer after a round of golf also.

Tags: Happy Hour, Sunday Lunch, Special Occasion, Casual, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great food and service.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my favorite spots in North Scottsdale, Cave Creek area.....John.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Food was wonderful as usual. Service was slower than normal.

This is one of our favorite restaurants.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Fun
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Tonto is our go-to place when we have visitors. Great atmosphere, food and service. Never lets us down.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Tonto Grill’s signature Tontorita is my favorite cocktail and my husband loves their gin martinis. It was Christmas Eve, and the place was full, but not noisy - conversation was easy and comfortable. My braised beef short ribs were fall-off-the-bone delicious and the accompanying sweet potato-onion-leek gratin was scrumptious! My husband had the Wagyu strip with roasted asparagus - quite possibly the most tender and delicious steak ever! Our server, Hito, was friendly, informative, and very attentive. Tonto continues to be one of the best restaurants in the greater Phoenix area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Scenic View
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 21, 2017

ALWAYS TOP NOTCH FOR ANY OCCASION. tHE COMPRESSED SALAD AND ALSO THE SALMON TOP THE LIST

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View
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·Dined on December 19, 2017

It was my wife’s birthday. The only issue was after we were seated the dinning room was pretty empty and a group came in and was seated right next to us. It took a little bit of the leaguer out of the evening!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 11, 2017

This is a great local spot for good food with a SW twist. I tried a new menu item - the soy-glazed cod - and it was excellent, although I didn't see any shiitake mushrooms that were part of the description.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Table was ready when we arrived, drinks & food were great. Always consistent!

Tags: Good for Groups, Healthy, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 9, 2017

One of my favorite places to eat in Cave Creek. Sitting out on the patio provides a beautiful view.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Happy Hour, Cozy, Romantic
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vip
 (Greensboro)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Always one of our favorites, actually went twice last week! Sand Dabs, salmon, all the salads & veggie nosh are favorites! Service is always outstanding!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Fantastic as always! The service was very cordial and accommodating without being too overbearing. The food was great as usual. LOVED the holiday lights!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays
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