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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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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were offered seating outside (which we took) to hasten our late reservation. That was a mistake - too cold. Wine was excellent. Our entrees (filets) were very good. The beauty of the place is the golf course setting "away from it all". Quite frankly, had it been warmer, the patio setting at sunset would have been fabulous and we... More 

Thank Anita E
Carefree, Arizona
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302 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 318 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I have been a patron of Tonto Bar & Grill for more than 15 years and have always loved not only the setting but the food. Over the past few years that has changed. The food has consistently gone downhill and the prices have continued to rise. One example is they no longer offer a basket of bread under the... More 

Thank cowenevett
Burlington, North Carolina
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110 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a wonderful spot for a casual dinner with non casual food. Great staff, great food (fish, steaks, pasta, Mexican) and sits on the golf course , so the scenery is great. Still on the patio to enjoy the views and the cool evening breeze. Wonderful selections of Justin, Ferrari-Carano and others

Thank Taylor W
Chicago, Illinois
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was crowded, but we had reserved a table. We were totally expecting a breakfast type menu (hello.....brunch) but there was not one breakfasty thing on the menu. I got an Italian beef sandwich on a gluten free bun. The bun was so dry, I didn't eat it and the meat wasn't that good either. Just wasn't what I expected.

Thank beejust53
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183 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have always had an amazing experience at the Tonto Bar and Grill in Rancho Manana Resort, this was no exception. We only come for special events and this was for Mother's Day. We were seated on the open patio facing west so we were thrilled when the sun set over the golf course, saguaro, and the mountains. The venue... More 

Thank Joelle B
Parsippany, New Jersey
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375 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were taken here by friends we were visiting. It was a another great wonderful place on our gastronomic tour of Arizona. Nice ambience on the deck over looking the property. Service was prompt and the server very congenial. Our entrees included various chicken salads and the chicken tacos. All were perfectly prepared and satisfied everyone. Try the buttermilk cake,... More 

Thank Andy Z
London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by here on the way back from Cave Creek Stables. The decor was great but the ambience was a bit flat (people must eat early lunch because at 1:30pm, the place was dead). Service was very fast and portions were good. Only issue is that they completely messed up our order and gave my wife the gluten free option... More 

Thank flipper202
North Vancouver, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tonto was a perfect place for a farewell lunch as our British guests were heading back home. All that was required were soups and salads, as a light, pre-flight meal would fill the bill. We had cups of corn chowder which were delicious & filled with potatoes, chicken, & corn, plus, a variety of salads, such as the Tonto salad,... More 

Thank Terri B
Olive Branch, Mississippi
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386 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located out in nowhere it was a great place. Seated on the patio overlooking the golf course. Had some wine and 4 seed bread basket to start with. Service was really good. This is a nice place and priced accordingly. We had harvest salad with chicken with really good with a balsamic vinegarette. Also had penne pasta with chicken. Had... More 

Thank GJTravel
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Food is always fabulous. Love the beef short ribs. It is a shame that they recently raised prices and they are a little high for their entrees. Still go but not nearly as often.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$32
American, Southwestern, Bar, Grill, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free 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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Bar Scene, Business meetings, Kids, View, 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
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?