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The Cafe

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3280 Highway 82, 3280 Highway 82, 85637, Sonoita, Arizona, Sonoita, AZ 85637
+1 520-455-5044
11:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 15:00
Thu - Sat 11:00 - 20:00
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Rio Rico, Arizona
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81 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Ok, this place is not located in a big city and in fact it's just a very small town and if not careful you will drive right past this café and that would be a real shame. It's quite small but very clean and we saw that it gets busy really quick. There were 6 of us and we had... More 

1 Thank Gary W
Green Valley, Arizona
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219 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Despite it being in the middle of the week, and a 1PM arrival the place was packed, so things were initially a bit disconnected. The first couple in our group got a table, and we joined them a few minutes later. Drink orders were taken, but nothing said about ordering our meal. Waitress disappeared, and we had to flag down... More 

Thank Blokzijl
Nogales, Arizona
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great burgers and service! Nice place to fill up before, during or after the wineries. I had the green chili burger and fries... it was delicious! The device was very friendly and prompt. We will definitely be returning!

1 Thank andreae4444
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife's cousin lives down here and recommended this place. It was a solid choice. My wife had a turkey sandwich and I had a burger and fries. Both were very good. Cheesecake for dessert topped it off. Check the hours as times vary depending on the day of the week. Servers were attentive even though we chose to sit... More 

1 Thank Timothy C
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

My wife and I both thought our burgers were the best we have ever eaten and that covers a lot of ground. In addition, we got to sit next to real cowboys. One tipped his hat to my daughter as he left.

1 Thank bantl001
Quartzsite, Arizona
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

We loved our lunch. It is terrific that they serve wines from the local wineries. We ate on the patio, where they allow smoking, but it was not objectionable because there was a nice breeze.

1 Thank Russell W
Tombstone, Arizona
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43 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

ate here yesterday and had a great meal . we all ordered hamburgers (1/2 lb burgers ) and they were great . cooked just right and tasty . also had some good import beers and wines from area . prices were very good and we were all satisfied when done with our meal . so stop on buy after or... More 

Thank ironcowboy52
Tucson, Arizona
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593 reviews
428 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 367 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We sat outside on a very busy Saturday lunch. I had the APE burger, kind of an anything goes hamburger, along with a delicious corn chowder. My significant other had the cheese sandwich, a side salad, and the chowder. The food, while not remarkable, was served in a very timely manner by folks who obviously cared about what they were... More 

1 Thank zabriskibound
Boston, Massachusetts
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410 reviews
337 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I must admit, I was expecting The Cafe to be quite mediocre. Everything else was closed after we finished some wine tastings in the area, so we ended up here, and we were not disappointed. The $5 happy hour menu was great. Everyone's burgers were excellent, the quesadilla was terrific, and both the sweet potato and zucchini fries were very... More 

2 Thank David P
Sierra Vista, Arizona
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Had a super lunch at The Cafe. A couple big parties came in and still service was quick and friendly. Dynamite hamburger (ziggy piggy) and Baja Turkey Melt...FRESH ice tea, sweet potato fries. Yum! Nice atmosphere, view, and service!

2 Thank Watsparetime

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 8 - US$ 25
American, Cafe
Drinks, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3280 Highway 82, 3280 Highway 82, 85637, Sonoita, Arizona, Sonoita, AZ 85637
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sonoita
  • Phone Number: +1 520-455-5044
Our offerings include something interesting for everyone. The A.P.E Burger is Adam's signature dish. No two are alike. Trust him to create something special, just for you! We select our wines and beer to complement our food. Our house wines focus on local wineries. We offer US and imported wines. Our beers are flavorful and interesting, sourced locally to Arizona, the US, and imported. We also feature special beer and wines to share amazing finds with our guests. Adam Puckle is a bona fide local. He was born at Fort Huachuca in 1987. He went to school at Elgin Elementary, and graduated from Patagonia Union High School in 2005. He attended NAU with a focus in HRM, then decided to further focus on food and attended Pima College's Culinary program. He started A.P.E. Dining to do dinner events in 2009, and added The Cafe operations in 2010. Chef Adam's natural sense for food provides guests with approachable, comfortable, appetizing offerings designed to provide a tasty and price-valued dining experience. He selects his staff to have an innate gift for supporting an enjoyable guest experience.

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