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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Quinoa, flax, sunflower & sesame
Compressed Arugula Salad
Manchego, candied Arizona pecans, sun-dried cherries, tart green apple & pistachio vinaigrette
Garlic chicken, artichokes, red onions, bell peppers, peas, heirloom tomatoes, tossed in basil cream and topped with fresh pesto and asiago cheese
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
We are offering a Prix fix menu with a choice of 3 entrees for $68 pp, $25 Children's Menu. Our regarular menu will not be offered this day.
Food and cocktails were pretty good. The view on the golf course from the patio is awesome. Our waitress was not super friendly that’s the only thing I did not appreciate about this place.
We had a wonderful dinner, service and atmosphere.
Consistently excellent! It's been one of our favorites for a long time. The food is always excellent, the service is always attentive and the ambiance inside or outside is always nice. Kitty did an excellent job with us and we'll return again for sure.
Our 2nd time here and we had a wonderful dinner. Our server Rose was patient and attentive. Food is consistently good and the drinks are solid. Highly recommend Tonto Grill.
Outstanding dinner. The 8oz filet was better than many I have had at specialty steakhouses. Will go back again and again.
Tables seemed pretty close together. Disappointed when we did not et the table we requested.
Always a favorite, we were not disappointed as this was one of the 1st dinners out since Covid. Tables in main dining room were well spaced, always excellent food. Corn chowder is the best!
Birthday - very nice and coyotes too
This Place Is The Best Dining Spot In Cave Creek. Creative Menu, Enjoyable Dining Inside Or Out. Excellent Staff, And Fantastic Choices & Presentations
We had one of the best restaurant meals ever at the Tonto Bar and Grill. The service was amazing and it was great to be outside on a beautiful night!
Absolutely gorgeous venue on the golf course. Overall a very enjoyable evening!
Food was excellent. margaritas need improvement. We had to return the first order, Margarita had no taste, second one was better but there is room for improvement.
We are coming back in two weeks with guests.
Perfect from start to finish!
My favorite restaurant... in twenty plus years here, I've never had a bad meal at Tonto's Bar & Grill
Love the food. Delicious, unique and ample. The sides served with the entrees are perfectly matched. Excellent desserts always flavorful and satisfying. Never lets us down. And decor/atmosphere very pleasurable. This coupled with being able to dine outside makes it well worth visiting. Finally the waitstaff is attentive and helpful but not overbearing.
Food was okay, but we were there for the setting which was wonderful. Will come back again.
Excellent service and beautiful patio. The food was tasty and well presented. We will definitely return soon! Thank you for a great experience
Wife and I ordered san dabs with risotto and sweet potatoes.
Food luke warm to cold, the risotto was similar to a paste.
A glob of food ....
First time this year ordering the san dabs... not like they use to be...
Love this restaurant. Has a little of something for everyone. The food is always done as ordered and the service is always spot on. Tonight our Waitress Mary was amazing. She had it all together and was super friendly while doing it. Amazing dinner
Beautiful view. However, they had just reseeded the golf course and we were swarmed with flies when our food came. At least half dozen at all times, until the food was removed from the table.
We go to Tonto because they handle gluten and dairy free dietary restrictions well, and I have always felt in safe, considerate hands with the waitstaff. I was disappointed this time, however, as the service just did not seem as attentive as usual and the waitress was unfamiliar with the menu. They had done away with the separate and very obvious gluten and vegan menu, so there was no visual cue to alert the staff that I had dietary restrictions.
Eric the manager was great to us as we were supposed to be there the night before for our anniversary but it took us two hours to get out of Sky Harbor Airport and the kitchen was closed when we got there. He was Aon ice to book us the next night and gave us a free appetizer. Very nice touch. The evening was fantastic and food was great at good price points.
My only negative was I was surprised at the roughly 17% taxes on the bill. Beware of not only the state tax but local taxes and also a prop206 tax which I was told some establishments will pass that onto the consumers.
Beautiful outside patio dining with fresh and interesting food.
Always a favorite place. Unique setting with golf views and lots of lush all around and the food is wonderful every time.
Fantastic atmosphere either outside or inside. Smaller menu, but some nice choices. Got the Walleye, a favorite. A bit off the mark this time. Rated this place 5 stars before, but not tonight.
Love Tonto Grill. We go here frequently! Never been disappointed!
We always enjoy Tonto Grill, the atmosphere is wonderful and the restaurant is lovely. We have had great servers there and mediocre ones, and this time is was the latter. We had ordered a dessert for a birthday and instead of serving it, they asked our guest for her choice of dessert and then charged for it. The food is interesting and well prepared and the desserts are exceptional. The designer drinks are pricey, but that seems to be usual these days. We will return for special occasions occasionally.
Beautiful large outside dining area. Great food. Great value.
Enjoyed dinner on the patio. The view was great. Food and service were also great. It was a special evening which we truly enjoyed at Tonto Bar and Grill. We have never had a bad experience here. I highly recommend.
The atmosphere is beyond compare and the service was exceptional. The food is wonderful. We will definitely go again.
We recently enjoyed another lovely dinner at Tonto with friends. I had reserved a patio table which was right next to the golf course and just a delightful place to be. The food and service were very good as always. I highly recommend the golden corn chowder, short rib, and pork schnitzel.
Great atmosphere and food! The wait staff is great!
An old favorite of mine, sanddabs, was on the menu but the person who seated us told me it was prepared differently. It was still good! My husband had schnitzel. Both portions were large enough that we took home dinner for the next night. Great meal,
Tonto just doesn’t disappoint! Great wine, service and dinner!
ShelleyB, always a pleasure to serve you!
Outdoor patio at night was wonderful!!
Tis the season for the patio! We still have plenty of tables outside even with our social distancing! Please come and see us again soon. Barbara Sikora
Food is always outstanding, Braised Short Ribs is our favorite! This is not a average place to eat, we consider it in our top - impress your friends kinda place. Our waitress, Mary was over the top and made our visit very entertaining! We egged her on and she was great. Our party had fun! Can't say enough good stuff for Mary, the staff and the food. Ambience is what we like, not too formal - outside is great, main room is good and the bar area is always lively and fun. If you haven't figured it out yet, it's one of our favorites!
EddieD, Thank you so much for the great review! I will pass on the compliment to Mary. We are glad your party had good fun and good food. We will look forward to your next visit. Barbara Sikora
One of our favorite places. Dinning on outside patio is the best.
Thank you Clint or dining with us we will look forward to your next visit. Barbara Sikora
Great food and a great location for fall patio dinner!
Tonto's is always my go to place for birthdays or anniversaries Beautiful outside dining and always great service!
Rosie, Thank you for sharing your special occasions with us! Hope to see you again soon! Barbara Sikora
Excellent service good food strong drinks great company, who could ask for more
Tonto Bar & Grill offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 488-0698.
Tonto Bar & Grill is rated 4.6 stars by 1967 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.