Tonto Bar & Grill

4.5
1437 reviews
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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.
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MS
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely ...everything was just lovely!Has to be in the top 5 patios in Phoenix area.

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C
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, service, and drinks. I showed up with 6 instead of my reserved 4 and they accommodated us anyway. I always have a good time at Tonto Grill.

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AG
Phoenix
83 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is Arizona at its finest. From appetizers to dessert. Great view on the golf course and terrific outdoor seating. We came during restaurant week and found the food to be well prepared and plentiful.
Staff, servers and kitchen are all wonderful.

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SC
Phoenix
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best restaurants in Cavecreek. We go every time we are in Scottsdale. The Three Sisters Salsa is awesome. The Penne with Beef and Black beanies is delicious. Desserts to die for.

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Responded 3 days ago

Susan Thank you for taking the time for such a nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your visit come back soon! Barbara Sikora

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JB
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the Tonto Grill is one of our favorite:)

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Responded 3 days ago

Janet thank you for sharing! We look forward to your next visit! Barbara Sikora

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M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, outstanding service, all with a beautiful view. What more could you ask for?

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Responded 3 days ago

Munchie thank you for coming and trying us. We appreciate your business! Barbara Sikora

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c
Phoenix
19 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant on the patio.
Food is excellent. Service has been great. The ambiance on the patio is amazing. The golf greens and giant desert backdrop is beautifully. Truly an Arizona experience - we live bring out of state guests here too

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Responded 3 days ago

Cinderelli Thank you for your great review. We are glad we met your expectations. Please come back soon! Barbara Sikora

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SK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed sitting out on the patio with views of the beautiful golf course. Food was delicious and our waiter was very friendly and accommodating! Looking forward to going back.

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c
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love the choices on the menu, delicious food. Excellent wine selection

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LO
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

In the quieter months Tontos is way better over all. In the past during high season overall service, food and ambience is not as good.

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TG
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food was good but pricey. Nice place but not Durant's.

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PS
Tucson
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

Beautiful atmosphere. Food was good, not great. I would recommend for lunch or brunch instead of dinner.

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Responded 3 days ago

PaigeS, Thank you for the feed back! We are going to renew the menu this summer. We have some fresh ideas I think you might like. please come in after July 1st and test us out! Barbara Sikora

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DB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 2ambience 5

I have been to the Tonto Grille many times over the years..... never when there was a large group of conference people dining..... food was good as always, however the service that Sara offered was ok at best.....we ordered a Ceaser Salad which never came ...... so when the food was served we asked where our salad was...... seemed to have been forgotten..... the old saying ....service is everything......

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Responded 3 days ago

DavidB Thank you for the feed back. We appreciate constructive criticism. I would like to talk further with you about your experience so we can keep improving. If you would like to give me a call at 480-488-0698. Barbara Sikora

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ME
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We have frequented Tonto Bar and Grill for over 20 years. Have always had a good meal and felt at home

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Responded 3 days ago

Wow we appreciate our long time loyal customers! I'm glad we have kept up our standards for you over the years! Please say hi next time your in. Barbara Sikora

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TP
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love the laidback feeling sitting out on the patio and looking at the beautiful scenery. My favorite dinner entree is the sandaps. We’ve been here many times and it’s what I always order. Never been unhappy with that dinner. All their salads and the corn chowder are yummy.
Perfect place to celebrate any occasion or just enjoy an evening out.

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Responded 3 days ago

ThePearl We are glad you come to enjoy the beautiful landscape and the sanddabs! We hope to see you again soon. Before it gets too hot!! Barbara Sikora

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BL
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

Steak was nervy and had gristle, not a very good cut. Also the coffee was just warm. This visit was on Mothers day and was supposed to be special but was not a very good dining experience this time, very disappointing.

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Responded 3 days ago

BillL I am sorry your experience was not up to our usual standards. I would like to hear more feed back on your visit. Please call 480-488-0698. Barbara Sikora

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M
Phoenix
18 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Things were a bit crazy, as we were here for Mother’s Day, so the restaurant was super crowded. However, the food was delicious and arrived at our table fairly quickly. We all loved the Three Sisters appetizer and the corn chowder! Yum!

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Responded 3 days ago

Mashkins Thanks for joining us on such a special day. Please come back and see us soon. Barbara sikora

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DP
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Considering it was a rainy mothers day the staff did a good job

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Responded 3 days ago

DonP thank you for sharing. It was one of our most stressful days because of the weather! Barbara Sikora

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 5

Special Mother’s Day quiche, while it should be served room temp Was cold from refrigerator at best. My husband had the onion crusted walleye which he said tasted off. He has been sick for two days.

Will be returning to Tonto on our way back from trip. We have never had a bad experience from Tonto. This would be our first.

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Responded 3 days ago

Please feel free to call me. 480-488-0698 Barbara Sikora

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R
Phoenix
32 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The setting( outdoor patio) was beautiful, service was friendly and efficient, food all 6 of us ordered was excellent. Overall, made for a wonderful Mother's Day.

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Responded 3 days ago

Rick Thank you for choosing Tonto for such a special day. We are glad we met your expectations and that you enjoyed your experience! Barbara Sikora

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OT
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tonto is my go to place in Cave Creek for our of town guests, special occasions or just a consistently great meal!

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Responded 3 days ago

We are glad you trust us with your special guests and special occasions! Come back soon. Barbara Sikora

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DF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 3ambience 4

Hamburger was delicious and customizable with lots of options. Can't remember our server's name, but the server of the next table over gave such great customer service that I took note from afar. Nicole was her name and she had a wonderful demeanor about her and took great care of her guests ! Great job

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Responded 3 days ago

DerickF I will pass the compliment along to Nicole. Thank you for dining with us. Barbara Sikora

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HE
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Mothers Day

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ME
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 3

The Mother’s Day brunch was not up to their usual standard. The mimosa was very sour. The food came out cold and the quiche was very greasy and unappetizing. The eggs Benedict had a scant amount of sauce although the tenderloin was good. The wait staff was attentive . The noise level was high due to the amount of children but that was fine as it was mother’s day.

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R
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent dining experience - took my wife to brunch for Mother's Day, beautiful outdoor seating with golf course & mountain views. Service was friendly & attentive and both meals (we ordered from the special brunch menu) were excellent. Hard to beat this place for Southwest ambience.

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for sharing Randy! I'm happy you had a lovely time and hope you will come back again soon. Barbara Sikora

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G
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Always love Tonto’s. Consistently good food and love the atmosphere especially being able to sit outside with beautiful scenery on a nice day. Went for Mother’s Day brunch but wouldn’t return for brunch, again. Very limited selections and not what I would have “liked” for brunch. If you want typical breakfast / brunch options than you’ll be disappointed. Would have loved a normal eggs Benedict. No desire for “steak” in the morning. Not your typical “Mother’s” options. Great place for lunch and dinner!

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Responded 3 days ago

Great, thank you for the feedback it is definitely something to consider for next year. We appreciate the constructive criticism. Barbara Sikora

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TZ
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite place to go!! When we have out of town guests it’s the first place we make reservations for!! ❤️

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J
New York Area
49 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful Mountain View’s. Delicious food. Great service

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JR
Tampa
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cinco de Mayo!

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TA
Phoenix
6 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Beautiful setting. Food and service quite good. Well worth the drive .

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Thank you for joining us and taking the time to review us! Barbara Sikora

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JG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

After the restaurant called twice to confirm my reservation for an outside lower patio table when I arrived I was told there wasn’t a table on the lower patio. Only after I made a fuss did we get the table. Two of our five fish dinners were undercooked and raw. The two dinners were then served after the other three diners were finished with their meal. Needless to say we won’t be returning anytime soon.

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SF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The tacos were some of the best we have had. The skinny margarita was very good.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

ScottsdaleFoodie, Thank you for the feedback on the Tacos and Margarita. We hope to see you again soon! Barbara Sikora

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K
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

The menu selections were lacking. I really didn't find any meal that I really wanted. You need to get a little more creative on the menu.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Kate Thank you for your feedback on the menu and we are going to do just that!. This summer we will be making some major changes on our menu choices. Stay in touch with our website. We will post the new items when they are in place. Barbara Sikora

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RH
Chicago
14 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my favorite restaurants in AZ. Great food, service and atmosphere.

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Responded on May 7, 2019

RickH, Thank you for the 5 stars! We hope you can visit again soon. BSikora

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B
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Change the menu, needs more specials and when you request to be on the terrace , they should give you the choice of upper or lower

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Responded 3 days ago

Thank you for your feedback Butch. We are in the process for freshening the menu up. It should be in place by July. Please try us again. Barbara Sikora

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MJ
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ordered the walleye fish. It was great. My husband loves a good ribeye bit they didn't have it on the menu unfortunately

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Responded on May 7, 2019

MarianneJ, Thank you for joining us! The Walleye is one of the most popular items on the menu. We hope to see you again soon. BSikora

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AZ
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

It seems the current menu iteration was lackluster. None of the entrees caught my attention. I ended up with the scallops, my wife the filet, by default. The hostess staff seemed disorganized & unsure of how to handle guests as they arrived. Two couples were seated before us even though we preceded them. The entree was served before we were done with our salads too. The rest of our time was relaxed and we enjoyed our evening there...

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Responded on May 7, 2019

AZWarts, thank you for taking the time to let us know how you feel. I appreciate the feedback on the hostess staff. We will take a look at this for future. We are revamping the menu this summer so I hoe you will come back and try us again. Barbara sikora

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RS
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The outdoor setting at Tonto Bar and Grill is beautiful, and the food is outstanding! Service was great and the wine, oh my!

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Responded on May 7, 2019

RandyS, Glad to hear we met your expectations on your dining experience! Please come back and see us soon! BSikora

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JM
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

It’s always a treat to go to Tonto Grill - the quaint ambiance and surrounding setting is wonderful.
JM

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Responded on May 7, 2019

Thanks JanieM come back and see us soon! Barbara Sikora

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PK
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The request for an outside table does not transmit to the restaurant.

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