Tonto Bar & Grill

4.6
2885 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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. Online reservations from 11 - 4 are unavailable for parties of less than 6. Walk Ins accepted.
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 2885 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall2food2service4ambience4

We think they have a new chef.

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Kirke
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience5

We had reservations and were seated promptly. The waiter was busy and we were overlooked for some time. Once our order was taken, everything went smoothly. Everyone enjoyed their meal except my wife who said her schnitzel was tough. The brownie desert was outstanding. The patio ambience is hard to beat.

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JosephP
St. Louis
9 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and the ambiance couldn’t be better!

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NMS1
Tampa
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is one of our favorite places in the Cave Creak area. Every time we visit we have dinner here and it never disappoints! Sitting on the patio under the stars is the perfect setting for a romantic evening.

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KMac
Tulsa
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal, great staff!

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BarryH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food was excellent. We loved our server. She was personable and friendly. We did not receive bread but really did not need it. Drinks were great. We brought relatives from Nebraska and they thought the food was amazing. The onion crusted walleye was wonderful (as always). We will be back soon. Thank You!

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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting outside on the patio, food couldn’t have been better, service was spot on! We’re local and we’re going back soon.

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AnthonyD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and outstanding ambience. We had a wonderful dinner.

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SeaglassMom
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We all ended up with the short rib dinner which was fabulous. Our bill was pricey..cocktails and coffee a bit pricey adding to cost but we had a great
meal on a lovely patio. Our server was very attentive.

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vipLuvutahmtns
Savannah
30 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my very favorite restaurants, friendly staff, amazing food, great menu and you are able to talk, plus a beautiful setting.

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vippastcustomer
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved having dinner here for Thanksgiving. Expect you will get a lot of food!

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LisaD
1 review
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The food, service and ambience is always top notch. We bring our out of town friends when ever we get the chance.

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KATEW
Palm Springs
6 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanksgiving dinner was awesome!! Will definitely be back next year!

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vipDiningjunkie
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

It was Thanksgiving. We needed to use a credit card to book table. When we got there they wanted to seat us in the bar. They said that was what I booked. Maybe I am wrong, but I don’t remember being given the choice of bar seating. I can’t imagine I would spend $72 per person (non refundable) to sit in the bar. The manager tried to accommodate us by seating us in the so called grill room. Worse table there. Small table, near the open door, with lots of foot traffic going in and outside. We were able to move to another smaller table. We asked if we could sit at the bigger empty table she said it was for 4 only. Clearly, there was a couple sitting in the adjacent table next to it. She couldn’t really give me an explanation why they could and we couldn’t.So much for not seating 2 people at that table. The rest of the experience was fine, albeit pricey. I really feel they should alert you to the fact that they may seat you in the small bar before you commit to an expensive, no. Refundable price.

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Cheech
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Salmon was not good
Walleye average

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vipWillis
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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GailS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

will definitely return. Everything was very good. Highly recommend.

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TinaB
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Love this place just don’t care for the little room off to the right for a date night, it’s all super old people. I felt like I was in a nursing home. I prefer the main dining room.

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JohnS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely setting, attentive wait staff (Brooke was wonderful) and great food. We had the three salsa dip for appetizer and our mains were the scallops and the short ribs. All food was great! A lovely evening was had by all!

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PatriciaT
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The restaurant is on a golf course with beautiful lawns and big trees and shrubs. The food is really good. You can tell the chef cares. It has a big patio, which I love. Eating outside was very comfortable.

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vipyummyeats
San Diego
9 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service a little slow, but food excellent, as always!
Beautiful hidden gem for a fantastic evening!!

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JoeP
St. Louis
3 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Night on the veranda was very nice and the food was good.

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DebK
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We sat at the bar for a drink and appetizers, the prices were really reasonable and the bar tender slammed but kept up amazing well!

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pathutch
Phoenix
23 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio eating. Fabulous sunset so go at 5pm! Good food, wine and service. Ashley was attentive but not intrusive. Definite 5 stars!

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vipIvyg
Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I always enjoy dinners here & often bring guests. My favorite Walleye Pike dish was delicious but scaled back on the accompaniments on the plate this time. Still a fine meal with cordial service!

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NicoleS
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience5

View was pretty. Food was decent. Our server was terrible.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Service very good but chili rellenos only fair. No flavor no spice bland filler.

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TracyD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Once again our dinner with Family and 2 birthdays was excellent!!

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LisaO
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a peaceful outdoor meal by the golf course. Service was spectacular!

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vipCarolS
Las Vegas
20 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server, Cheryl was a riot and who we had fun with and very helpful with one of our friends who has an issue with stomach disorder. Order came out extremely quick and food was delicious as always!

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CherylG
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service but was a little disappointed that our special occasion was not even acknowledged.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Waiter!

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DavidN
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

We made reservations for 5 requesting a table outside. We were seated at a table outside under the patio which was very crowded with way too many tables for the space, once we were seated we asked the waitress if we can be moved to another table (there were at least 4 other tables same size as ours) that were outside and they went to check with the hostess.

They told us they couldn't move us because those tables were for a large party coming in 30 minutes after we had been seated (we were only seated for about 5 minutes at this point). We had a few immunocompromised people dining with us this evening and were really disappointed that they wouldn't accommodate us, we had to go back up to the hostess to explain this and reluctantly found us and moved us to a table in the back of the restaurant outside patio. This initial interaction was a buzzkill in general, the food we ordered "The Manana" wasn't special and it was overpriced for what it was.

I had been to Tonto Bar and Grill before and had an amazing time and maybe it was my high expectations based on my past experience, but this time it fell very short and I was disappointed in the experience and for the people I had invited to join me for this special evening.

I understand that things are stressful right now and they may have been understaffed that night but there is a certain way you approach things when working customer service.

The waiter who ended up taking care of us was very nice and did a great job making us feel welcome, he was the highlight of the evening for sure.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mary was delightful!

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MattM
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful place! Great food, even better service! Thanks for making our experience awesome!

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vipLisaF
St. Louis
16 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and employees are very friendly and attentive

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vipKevinK
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Computer trouble getting our order recorded and sent to the kitchen

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Kfoodie
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my Mom’s 85th Birthday and everything was absolutely perfect. Amazing table on the patio!!!!

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WalterH
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonto is always a great experience especially during on the patio. Our server Phil was very attentive and we had a grand time.

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VictorS
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great had the calamari, soup, salad and wine. Server was very good always there when needed. Sat op the outdoor patio very fun will be back soon.

FAQs

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 2885 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.