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Tonto Bar & Grill

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5736 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8513
+1 480-488-0698
11:00 - 21:00
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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our concierge recommended this place for the patio and the view. Basically you are eating at a golf course on a fair way. The view was blocked by the many umbrellas that were up. We had a reservation and they originally sat us by a bussing table so we asked to move. The hostess wasn't particularly friendly. We ordered the... More 

Thank David G
Phoenix, Arizona
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101 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We like going to Tonto Bar & Grill when we are looking to dine at a nicer restaurant. They offer a different type of menu items which you won't find in any other restaurant. They have a great atmosphere. Very romantic and enjoyable place to eat.

Thank Michele S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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228 reviews
176 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After a day of art fairs we stopped in for dinner. We had a nice drink in the bar prior to being seated. All staff were very pleasant and happy to serve. The guacamole appetizer is great and highly recommended. Homemade Guac & chips and 3 different salsas. The salmon was wonderful as was the short rib. One had a... More 

Thank mfcMinneapolis
Richardson, Texas
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178 reviews
159 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

What a lovely place to pull over from the rush of life and take a long, deep breath. The entrance to this resort is guarded by one of the most beautiful stands of saguaro cacti I have ever seen. Grounds are lovely, with great palm trees as well. Restaurant is low-ceilinged with many beams and makes you feel cool upon... More 

Thank Lee F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Great dining on patio overlooking a beautiful golf course. Relaxed atmosphere with great food combined with great service made for a truly memorable experience. Simply awesome!

Thank Skip M
Faringdon, UK
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55 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were staying at the Rancho Mañana resort and decided to try out the Tonto Bar and Grill on site. Fortunately we made a reservation for the evening, as when we arrived there were quite a few people waiting, and our table was not available until 10 minutes after our reservation time. However when we were seated, we had a... More 

Thank PSIW
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Ask for outside seating when you make your reservation which is a must. Very popular with tasty dishes priced a bit high. Calamari appetizer was delicious and fresh. Salads were also tasty and fresh. Service was excellent.

Thank S L
Boulder, Colorado
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189 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is an outstanding gourmet restaurant whether you want soups, salads, appetizers, or main entree. Their great meats, fish, salads, appetizers exceed outstanding gourmet items. For an appetizer, I had their rare Ahi Tuna Tempura. The Tuna was very fresh and delicious. I had eight large TUNA pieces. It could have been a meal in itself. My maincourse was Penne... More 

Thank eddiethea
Fargo, North Dakota
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great southwest flare-our food was excellent, the setting is spectacular and the service was great! It was a restaurant recommended by our hotel and we will definitely go back if we are in the area again!

Thank ND1st
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Tonto Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello ND1st, Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us while you were staying in the Cave Creek/Carefree area. We greatly appreciate your hotel passing along the referral! We look forward to seeing you again. Warm regards, Brittany Peters Manager More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was very good , beautiful view on the patio ,service was rather sub standard, missed some of the order dirty dishes were not cleaned up and no one came by to ask if everything was okay.

Thank Harv F
Tonto-Cartwrights, Manager at Tonto Bar & Grill, responded to this review

Hello Harv F, Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed the views and our food. I am very sorry to hear that we did not properly clear your table. This is not how we want our service to be reflected and I am very sorry. Thank you for... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 32
American, Southwestern, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, View, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5736 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8513
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-0698
Enjoy a Southwestern/eclectic menu featuring salads, sandwiches, pasta, fresh seafood, mesquite-grilled steaks and chops, and house-made breads and desserts. One menu is served all day.Tonto Bar & Grill in Cave Creek, Arizona, gives diners a view of modern desert life with a peek into the past. The restaurant sits on what was once American Indian 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 cuisine and a casual, comfortable atmosphere combine for a rustic yet upscale dining experience. Chefs use the freshest, highest quality ingredients such as all-natural meats and Arizona products – including offerings from Native Seeds/SEARCH. Fine tequilas and an award-winning wine list cap off the enticements.Reservations are recommended for dinner and holidays.Banquet facilities, weddings and off-site catering available.

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cameron Il.
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Cave Creek, Arizona
4 months ago

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?