Tonto Bar & Grill

4.6
2193 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.
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 2193 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.7
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipPKMaz
Phoenix
64 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

As always, the food & service were delightful. However, the noise level in the dining room was so loud that it was hard to carry on a conversation at our table.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Family visit

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AllisonN
Denver
13 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful service and food!!!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you Allison!

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EvaD
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. Always love the onion crusted Walleye.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

Eva, the Walleye has been a most popular item since e opened 27 years ago. Thank you for sharing. Barbara Sikora

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null
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was second meal over a weekend stay at on site resort and both meals were delicious. We can recommend the corn chowder appetizer, 8 ounce filet and short ribs . Also great were the soft tacos- shrimp and vegetable. The Bloody Mary’s were also good.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

Null, thank you for dining with us during your stay at the Resort. Its good to hear that you enjoyed your food and beverage! Barbara Sikora

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DRBR
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brook & Ashlie were excellent! I don’t feel we left them a large enough tip so have management chip in!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you for sharing. I will pass the compliment on to the girls. Come back soon! Barbara Sikora

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Rueben with sweet potato tots & cup of corn chowder. Always good food!
Hard to decide what to order as it’s all good.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

Thank you for the nice review!

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OpenTable Diner
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had reservations for inside however we showed up early for a reservation and they were able to accommodate us outdoors. The setting was beautiful and the service was excellent. The food was fabulous and we enjoyed a wonderful visit with our friends. Her server was excellent and had a sense of humor.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

We are glad you enjoyed your visit with us. Please come back soon!

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vipLisa
Chicago
60 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a quaint restaurant! Menu has options for every food need (many vegan, GF options) and a beautiful setting. Unpretentious yet so such an upscale vibe despite the prices being very affordable. Love it!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

Lisa, So nice to hear your description of our restaurant. Its exactly as we view ourselves. Thank you for sharing! Barbara Sikora

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vipBuzz
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Food was Ok but pricing above average for quality of food and service.

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vipDoug
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It is always consistently excellent with great food and a great atmosphere. We always take our friends there from out of town

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

Doug, I am glad we continue to meet your expectations. Out of town guests are always welcome!! We hope to see you again soon! Barbara Sikora

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JackieK
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated on the patio. Great views & food was excellent.

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Flyby
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants.
Consistently great food and wonderful outdoor atmosphere.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

We are glad to hear your review Flyby. Thank you for taking the time to share it! Barbara Sikora

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CYNDYW
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The absolute best best place in the valley for ambience for outdoor lunch and sunset dining. The sunsets are magnificent.
The patio is nestled above a lush green golf fairway, behind is a thick desert wash and to top it off are the mountains behind.
The food is always good. Fresh. Menu unfortunately does not stand up to its beauty. BUT it's my go to place for outdoor dining. Enjoy

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vipMadakee
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Great casual place for lunch or dinner.

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jeffz
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Have eaten here many times in the past and it never disappoints. Good variety on the menu.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 5 hours ago

Jeffz, thank you for the great review. We love our regulars.. please come back soon. Barbara Sikora

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CaptBruce
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Tonto Bar and Grill is the measurement for other restaurants of this quality. Dining area is naturally spread out, the food (25 years of patronage), is always very good. They have always had a high standard for the kitchen crew and wait staff. Wish list: a few more food selections and a better padded seat. Walkway lighting would be helpful as well. The smell of juniper wood fire is excellent as well.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 4 hours ago

Capt. Bruce, Thank you for your patronage! I have made a note of your wish list to give to the higher ups. We are glad to hear our standard of excellence has continued through the years. Hope to see you again soon! Barbara Sikora

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Mike
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful evening on patio

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vipCharlesC
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love all thing about Tonto Bar and Grill. Would go every week lunch or dinner.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you CharlesC. We love having you too! Please come back soon! Barbara Sikora

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vipClumom
Denver
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed every thing about dining (our second time) at Rancho Manana. The food and service were excellent, and the views are wonderful. I had the Mexican Margarita, maybe the best margarita I've ever had. The portions were generous without being overwhelming. Our server was both professional and friendly, and had no problem letting us take our time - to enjoy the cocktails and the wonderful views. We can't wait to return.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 4 hours ago

Thank you Clumom! So glad you enjoyed the food and beverage. We appreciate your review and look forward to your next visit. Barbara Sikora

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MeganB
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great as usual. Loved the chips, salsa and guacamole appetizer. Burgers were fantastic. My husband had a salmon dish and he cleaned his plate. Beautiful scenery.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you Megan! I am glad we met your expectations. We will look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora

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LindyE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

All 4 of us enjoyed our meals — cross sampled the menu — everything was delicious. Service was excellent. Killer cocktails!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 3 hours ago

Thank you LindyE for joining us and taking the time for such a nice review! Barbara Sikora

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VickyF
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 8–6 from out of town. Reservations via OpenTable were easy to make. We had a lovely table on the inner patio for lunch. The food was amazing. Our friends were insta-ing photos of their food. Service was superb. It was a wonderful way to treat our friends.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

VickyF, Thank you so much for joining us for lunch. We are glad we met your expectations! We hope to see you again soon while the weather stays nice! Barbara Sikora

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DavidB
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My birthday dinner at our favorite restaurant with husband, daughter and son-in-law. All of our cocktails were delicious as was the three sisters appetizer (daughter was particularly impressed with her Bloody Mary). My husband had the Mañana Nosh, daughter had the Coffee/Port-braised short rib, son-in-law the Schnitzel, and I had the Seared Scallops. All of our dinners were perfectly cooked with just the right amount of seasoning. I have to say my dinner (Seared Scallops with Guajillo sauce) was one of the best meals I have ever had - the flavor combination was exquisite! I wish the chef that creates their sauces would offer cooking classes! My only regret was that we were all too full to order desert.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded 4 hours ago

DavidB, Thank you for the wonderful review! This is what we strive for with every meal and every customer! Glad to hear it was a lovely birthday dinner! Please come back soon! Barbara Sikora

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JohnP
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite place in town. Wife and I come here for date night our when out of town guests are in town.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you JohnP for the nice review! We are happy we are your special place to dine. Come back soon. Barbara Sikora

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SFgem
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Tonto Bar and Grill! We have been there many times and never had a bad meal. This time I had the Tamale Stuffed Rellano , delicious, and my husband had the Walleye, he raved about it. We were in the main dining room, which can be a little noisy. If you like a quieter location choose on of the patios. The service was excellent. Be sure to make a reservation for dinner, this is a very popular place and rightly so.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

SFgem, Thank you for sharing! The Tamale dish is my favorite new item on the menu! The patios are full this time of year and we do do first come first serve for patio dining. Please come back and see us soon. We love our regular customers! Barbara Sikora

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JeffR
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Outstanding dinner with friends from out of town. Cocktails & wine very good, dinner EXCELLENT. Service was prompt and very professional. One excellent grade, dinner came to table hot and right off the grill....

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

We are glad you enjoyed your experience with us Jeff! We hope to see you again soon! Barbara Sikora

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vipEpicurious411
New Orleans
13 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and good service. I really appreciate the fact they gave a real food menu for children that offers healthful options and isn’t the standard nuggets and pizza options so many places offer.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for the nice review. We love having the kids in so please come back soon. Barbara Sikora

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DonaldM
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Tonto bar and grill is among the top restaurants in the Phoenix area. The menu was a good variety, but could use king crab, rib eyes.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

DonaldM. Thank you for your suggestions. We do have a rib-eye on the menu from time to time. I will make your suggestion known to the higher ups! Barbara Sikora

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ScottF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

They put us in a very small corner table. Room temperature was drafty cold. Very slow service. Food was okay. Great ambiance but a little crowded and loud.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

ScottF, I am sorry to hear that your experience was less than desirable. If you would be kind enough to give me a call, I would like to talk further about your experience. Barbara Sikora Mon.-Thurs 10:00am-4 480-488-0698 prompt 3

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RitaM
Indiana
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service!
We were celebrating a birthday. It was a wonderful time!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you Rita for the nice review! We hope you come back soon! Barbara Sikora

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DeeS
Phoenix
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I was excited to take out of town family for dinner. Our waitress was completely disinterested in us. Never saw her again after order placed until time for desert. We had to flag down someone else to get salt/pepper. Food was mediocre at best. Salmon was over cooked. Filet cooked as ordered but nothing special.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

DeeS. I am so sorry. Please give me a call so we can discuss your experience. Barbara Sikora Mon.-Thurs. 10:00-4 480-488-0698

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NoelS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience2

We were seated in a corner next to 4 loud women no social distance and the place was empty

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lisan
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always great food and great service

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you Lisan! Barbara Sikora

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines dinner. Exceptional service and delicious food as usual. Love this place

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you. Barbara Sikora

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vipBristol
Phoenix
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Walleye was delicious.....

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect!

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you!

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Odysseus
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Walleye is spectacular. The Walleye is spectacular.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you it has been on the menu since our start! Barbara Sikora

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EuropeanTaste
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a treat. Better vegetarian choices would be nice, but otherwise a great place to enjoy food and the views of the golf course.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you for the feedback. We would be happy to make you a plate up of our vegetable sides and create something that will work for you. Barbara Sikora

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RobertG
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely delicious service was grea. We will definitely be back.

Tonto Bar & Grill
Responded on February 23, 2021

Thank you! We will look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora

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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 2193 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.