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Tonto Bar & Grill

4.5
978 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Southwest, Steak
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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
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Phone number
(480) 488-0698
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Miguel Ortiz
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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/
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Private party contact
Event Coordinator: (480) 488-0698 ext. 2
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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/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cave Creek Rd.
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
What 978 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.5
service
4.6
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

Welcoming, attentive staff and an Arizona outdoor beauty with a view!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Great views and accommodation ... service is always good !

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3.0Dined 3 days ago

Don't go for the food, go for the view. The view on the patio is incredible. Food is just so-so

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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Four good friends had an amazing evening at Tonto. The vegetarian Nosh was a great pick for the vegan in our group. The rest of us loved the crab cake appetizer, and the salmon entrees were perfectly cooked and seasoned. Our waiter, despite the restaurant being extremely busy, was very attentive and helpful. We sat on the patio and enjoyed the outdoor setting and stars overhead. The patio heaters made the temperature very pleasant. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Had a large group of women and they were very accommodating when I had to add a couple people ! Our server Brian was awesome ! Very patient with our big group .

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3.0Dined 6 days ago

Service wasn’t the best, food expensive but view excellent

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

We met friends for dinner introducing them to your restaurant. I had the scallops, which were perfectly cooked and delicious. My husband had the walleye, very tasty. Our friends had the sand dabs and a pasta dish, they too were pleased.

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4.0Dined on April 17, 2018

As always, a great experience. Outside seating, golf course view, table for 6 with very interesting people, all formerly from CHICAGO

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

We have been regular diners at Tonto since 2004. The last two times we were there ,food wise, were unremarkable. Usually Tonto has been our go to spot to bring guests and friends for a really nice meal, but the quality of the food and preparation has fallen below previous standards. Usually a wonderful meal, but recently not so much so.

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4.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Lovely location. Request outside seating as the view is wonderful. Service was a bit lackluster and food was good. Go for the outside dining experience...

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

the service was just awful...distracting to what could have been a relaxing evening out with friends... the one person in our group said it is this way every time he comes..he will not be back.

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2.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Requested seating outside -and given a table in covered area in path of waiters and very noisy. Menu overpriced. Tacos extremely spicy. Mushy crab cakes. Great margaritas.

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Gathering of friends

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

A great place for fantastic views from the dining patio. Food is good, cocktails even better. Service was very good. Well worth the drive!

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2.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Made a reservation with Open Table - when I got there I had to wait 1/2 hour - when I went to get a status they immediately seated me inside because outside they said the outside was full. We would have taken the inside seat when we got there if they would have asked and saved us the wait.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

It was great as usual!

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4.0Dined on April 7, 2018

The food and atmosphere here are outstanding, especially if seated on the back patio. It was slow getting seated (20 min past reservation time), but the staff accommodated our request to sit outside on a busy Friday night. We will definitely be back!

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1.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Anniversary! Table wasn't ready. I checked in early. One girl said we cold sit outside and then forgot about us. Another said there there wasnt. Manager then moved us outside by the door. No silverware. Waitress was horrible. Don't think we'll return. Never asked about anniversary. Bartenders were very nice!

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4.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It seemed the higher the price of an entree, the less food you received

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

We love it here. Great vegetarian options. Wonderful prickly pear marquerita! Love the setting on the lower patio. We will come again and highly recommend this restaurant!!!!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

we went for easter brunch. mind you, the place was packed. our table was ready within 5 mins. of our reservation time and the wait staff did not miss a beat! if they can do this on a busy holiday, imagine how great they are the rest of the year.

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3.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Overpriced for the set Easter brunch menu. Food was good, but not as good as regular menu.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Once again, their Easter Brunch was amazing! While priced at $65.00 per person, the quality and quantity of the meal along with bottomless champagne or mimosa's makes it worth every cent. Starting with a taster plate of 4 different salads, a great cold seafood platter, a choice of 4 entrees and a finishing of 3 small deserts on another tasting plate. One of our guests is gluten free and they had a separate menu that was just as great as the regular menu.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent Easter Brunch with really creative food. Excellent tenderloin

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2.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Went to Easter Brunch not what we expected. Very little served for a brunch only a quiche. The pairings were even odd such as quiche and bread salad too much crust and bread together. Not sure if this what normal brunch is like since we are new to the area, but not sure I would go back for it. Definitely have been happy with the dinners and lunch in the past but this was a disappointment taking friends from out of town for Easter.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

We went on a Saturday nite and it was lovely - the food, the atmosphere on the outside patio,
and the service were all excellent. Can't wait to return.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Excellent service, staff friendly and helpful
Food good

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was good, wold love to see some new dishes on the menu.
Always a great place to eat outside overlooking the golf course.

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2.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We were disappointed when the 6 of us arrived for our 6:15PM reservation. I had requested outdoor seating and there were no available tables on both the upper and lower patios. The restaurant specifically said on the open table site that you could now request outside seating. If this was not available, we should have been told this when the restaurant called to confirm our reservation!!!!!!! We were very unhappy when my husband and I had asked 2 other couples and we were not told until we got to the restaurant that the outside seating would not be honored.
Plus the food was not as good as in the past. Disappointment!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Food was superb as it always is

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Great night on the patio!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent food, great service, beautiful setting. We loved it!

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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Overall very nice evening. Waitress not helpful when asked by a guest with allergies if certain items contained black pepper. Said she had no idea and did not offer to check with the chef.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Wonderful! Watch the sun go down! Great to have heaters and the fire and water fountain/firepit was great

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3.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We golfed and had dinner following.

We have dined many times here and always like to take visitors there. We had a great table on the covered patio.
The food prices have gone up and the quantity & quality have gone down, we were actually quite disappointed with our food.

Unfortunately we will think twice before going back for dinner 😟

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

Do go and enjoy the ambience of the outside patio and excellent food. Personally, I only like to eat on the outside patio. Arizona in the cool weather means outside dining to me. I find the inside a little dark for my taste and noisier. I love this restaurant and always find the food wonderful!

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5.0Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a Fabulous time!
Our table for 4 overlooked the golfing green and from our expanded view, mountains in the distance...nice setting.
The food was Delish and the Prickly Pear Margaritas were a Hit!
The staff was very efficient , knowledgeable and friendly.
Looking forward to returning soon and bringing more friends.
Nancy Beets

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2.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Told the hostess I wasn’t happy with the table, She didn’t care. We were seated in a small undesirable corner. We won’t return and I wouldn’t recommend to friends.

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

The food never disappoints. Love, love outdoor dining here.

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Beautiful setting and great food. After golf, a perfect end of the day.

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