Tonto Bar & Grill

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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.
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.

Specials

Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers

Tonto will be serving our special Thanksgiving Day Feast. The special only menu includes a trio of appetizers, choice of 3 entrees and dessert duo. Gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options are also available. $68 per person, $25 for Children 5-12 All prices subject to tax. Seating from 1pm - 5pm

Thursday, November 28, 2019

What 1602 People Are Saying
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Phoenix
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The evening was perfect. The food was great. The ambiance was superb and the servers were the best. Ver personable. We’re going back soon

TM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambience and wonderful food!!

b
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To to never disappoints. Very good meal & a perfect lovely evening to dine under the stars.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you Bratttraveler. We appreciate your business!! Barbara Sikora

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OT
New England
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the Walleye and it was delicious. I've never had a bad meal at Tonto Bar and Grill....

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're looking for fantastic food, quality ambience, and to have the best service? Go to Tontos

GA
Denver
158 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service2ambience4

Server could have been friendlier and more attentive

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feed back!! We appreciate knowing our guest's perception so we can make adjustments. Thank you again! Barbara

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Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our group is mostly plant based and they were able to accommodate all of our palates.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 3 days ago

Namaste, Thank you so much for your review. I am so glad we met your expectations. Barbara Sikora

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CC
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Very noisy but business was great so good for them.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is a perfect setting and our food was wonderful!

MK
Phoenix
17 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonto Bar and Grill is always great! The food is great! I highly recommend the Three Sisters for a starter. The atmosphere is lovely. The patio is one of the best in AZ.

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good varied menu, great service and a beautiful setting. Enjoyed the casual friendly atmosphere.

NH
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food, excellent service and best ambiance and patio in the area. Was staying at the Resort there and went back for lunch next day. Just as good. Fun watching the golfers.

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Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They sat us exactly where I asked to be on the patio. Lovely waitress and good service. Great food

JF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

I had the burger and it was great. Husband had the special; he loved it.

JG
Denver
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Server is Awesome - 2nd time she's waited on us:") - Very sweet, pleasant, professional and helpful!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on November 6, 2019

Thank you JakeG!! Barbara Sikora

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TP
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

think they were having an off night ... service was OK - waitress seemed not too interested to be there which was unfortunate as we brought guests from out of town there to share a nice dinner and to show off one of our favorite places ... unfortunately, they did not get to experience what we have in past

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on November 6, 2019

Tina, Thank you for taking the time to share. i would like to hear more about your experience. Feed back helps us to continue to grow. Please feel free to call me. Mon. thru Thurs. Barbara Sikora 480-488-0698

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FD
Phoenix
66 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Disappointed that Sand Dabs and German Potato Salad is off the menu, but I understand things change. Service was somewhat compromised due to the wedding happening simultaneously. We will still be loyal guests, as long as things do not degrade. MANAGEMENT: I know large parties generate a lot of revenue, but don't neglect your regulars!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you Fine Diner for your feedback! The wedding on the Lawn should not have an affect on the restaurant service so I appreciate your letting us know. The Schnitzle will always be on the menu at least it has for my last 20 something years. I do have a feeling the German Potato Salad will be back soon. You are not the only one that misses it. We appreciate your time and your patronage. Thanks for caring enough to share. Barbara Sikora

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Phoenix
22 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food & scenery never disappoints!
(The reception desk group was rather chaotic, however. Parking is full & a dark walk in Fall & Winter.)
Love it anyway.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 30, 2019

Ivyg, Thank you for your feedback. Lighting has always been a struggle out here. We will try to make it better. We appreciate your feed back and hope you will try us again soon.

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BK
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

excellent food, excellent service, and outdoor ambiance. The walleye and sand dabs remain outstanding.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you Bill for sharing. We look forward to your return visit! Barbara Sikora

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F
Chicago
165 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Like the new menu. Food was excellent. Love the atmosphere outside! One of our favorite restaurants!!!
Can’t wait to return.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you Foodie!!!! Our new menu has been a struggle for some of our long time customers. We are glad you like the changes and look forward to seeing you again soon. Barbara Sikora

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OT
San Diego
21 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic attentive servers. Lovely setting outdoor on the deck. Food options were delicious and varied. Great cocktails and mocktails

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 30, 2019

Thank you for the great feed back. It is greatly appreciated! Barbara Sikora

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OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening to be on the patio. Everything was wonderful. We will be back.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 23, 2019

Great! We will look forward to it!!! Barbara Sikora

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JZ
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seven of us celebrated at the Tonto Grill and requested patio seating. The ambiance was wonderful, we had a marvelous dinner and attentive and helpful service. Highly recommend when you are looking for terrific food and a memorable experience.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 23, 2019

JayZ, Thank you so much for choosing us for your celebration. We are so glad we met your expectations! Please come back again soon! Barbara Sikora

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Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visiting enjoyed the beautiful outdoor patio and delicious food.

DD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonto Bar & Grill is such a unique place. The ambiance is unbeatable, the food is made from scratch and delicious, and the employees are always friendly. Love taking out-of-town friends and family to experience such an awesome southwest restaurant. I'm confident it'll be great every time!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 23, 2019

DebbieD, Thank you for the lovely review. We love our out of town guests and it is our goal to "Wow'" them evertyime! We look forward to your next visit with or with out your out of towner's. Thanks so much again for your patronage. Barbara Sikora

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DD
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We sat outside and the view was beautiful. Have eaten here several times and the food is always very good. On our last visit, however, the server neglected to tell us her name, plus we overheard her tell the table behind us that they had dinner specials, which she never relayed to us. Disappointed with the service

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 23, 2019

DD23, I am so sorry our service was not up to our usual standards I would like to talk to you further about your experience. Please give me a call at your convenience. Barbara Sikora Mon-Thurs 480-488-0698 option 3

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Phoenix
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

Not the Tonto bar and Grill of yesteryear. New ownership has changed the menu. It is about half of what it used to be. Emphasis on pasta and salads. Three fish entrées and three meat entrées plus hamburger. Beautiful outdoor dining.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

We appreciate the feed back Apache. The menu changes a little bit every quarter so hopefully we will hit the mark with you in the spring. Thanks again for sharing. Barbara Sikora Manager

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MG
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We wanted to take our friend to a restaurant we could count on for always having excellent cuisine and for us that’s Tonto Bar & Grill. We had the Ahi platter and crab cakes for appetizers which were delicious! Especially the crispness of the wrap around the Ahi tuna. I had scallops on a bed of succotash, my husband had the Ancho chili-rubbed filet and our friend had a hamburger and side salad. Everyone was very happy with their choices and I can’t wait to go back! Two thumbs up!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you Maureen for the nice review! We are glad we met your expectations! We appreciate your patronage and hope we see you again soon. Barbara Sikora

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Phoenix
34 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

All was great except that the noise level was quite high. The noise was attributable to mostly one table close by where all four people talked way too loud. We will come again and hope for quieter neighbors!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Dick, Now that the patios are available maybe sitting outside might prove to be quieter. We hope to see you again soon! Barbara Sikora

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OT
Buckinghamshire
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience3

Good food but place was packed and ambience was frazzled. Parking was muddled and entrance poorly lit. Service was perfunctory with little warmth or engagement. Upside was the Javelina family in the parking lot.

TJ
Denver
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience celebration for my daughters first wedding anniversary. Wonderful atmosphere and great friendly staff.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks for sharing such a special occasion with us!! We hope you will come back soon! Barbara Sikora

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AR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great. We sat outside and it was beautiful. Very special experience for out of town guests!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you Andy for joining us. We appreciate your business and taking the time to share your review! Barbara Sikora

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GO
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific selections and relazing place to meet with friends.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for sharing Goddandred! Barbara Sikora

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Calamari was excellent
Chowder excellent
Pan seared fish not so much

F
New Mexico
124 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The rigatoni, calamari and crab cakes were excellent! The setting for the restaurant, in an old historic dude ranch and overlooking the golf course, was perfect an beautiful!

Highly recommend!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Foody, Thanks for joining us! We appreciate you coming in. Stop by again soon! Barbara Sikora

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KS
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience2

The food is always good here. This last time I ate outside and it was not enjoyable, however. There were way too many flies buzzing around. They were everywhere around us. Even on our food. The staff moved an umbrella for us because they were all over it but even still......not enjoyable.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Kari, there are certain times of year that they are worse than others. We try to control them the best we can. We will absolutely move you inside if there are too many. Being in the food business we are limited on the chemicals we can use. I apologize for your dining experience but do hope you will try us again. Barbara Sikora

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JA
New York Area
90 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Outdoor sunset was great! The food and service did not meet our expectations.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Jag2020, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. I would like to hear more about your food and service. Our best way to learn and get better is from your feedback! Please call me. Barbara Sikora Manager 480-488-0698 option 3

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MK
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonto Bar and Grill's food and service is always wonderful. Great place for a special occasion.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Maria, Thank you for the positive review. We are so happy you were pleased! Thank you for coming in. Barbara Sikora

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MH
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wife had the Salmon and I had the Boneless Spare Ribs. Both were
Outstanding.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thank you for taking the time to review us Mark. We are glad you enjoyed your meals. Barbara Sikora

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TT
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Food was good. Limited menu.