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Cielos at Lodge on the Desert

#155 of 1,551 Restaurants in Tucson}
$$ - $$$American, , International
306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
+1 520-320-2014
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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American, Southwestern, International, Gluten Free Options
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306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Lodge on the Desert continues to improve its little restaurant. We had Sunday brunch at Cielo with friends and sat on the covered patio. Good fresh food and huge selection. Last week my husband and I stopped before a show for a glass of...More

1  Thank Karen D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were lucky enough to be staying at the Lodge, so Cielos was at our fingertips. Wonderful meals, great bar drinks and bar food too. Yum.

Thank Vicki63
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely setting for enjoying a wonderful breakfast buffet. Nice selections and items didn't seem like they had set out long as happens with some breakfast buffets.

Thank znewmex
Reviewed 16 September 2017

We loved the new menu, very tasty, great salads and perfect service, we continue to return again and again. So nice to also see the wine list grow with notable white wines. Keep up the great work guys!

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We arrived at the hotel quite late after a long drive and busy day. We were too tired to look elsewhere for a restaurant and took a chance on the restaurant in the Lodge on the Desert - Cielos. Seating was available inside the dining...More

Thank travel-till-I-drop
Reviewed 4 September 2017

Although the restaurant is a bit noisy, it is absolutely a wonderful experience. My husband ordered the Pork Porterhouse, and I had the duck breast. Both were cooked to perfection and the sides were amazing. This particular evening they had live music which only added...More

Thank Flutefly
Reviewed 30 June 2017

The food was only average and the service was very poor. There were six of us in our party and one of us had to wait at least twenty minutes after the others were served for his dinner to arrive. When it finally did arrive,...More

2  Thank Nancy F T
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We were staying at the Lodge on the Desert, and as we were tired upon arrival, we decided to check out the in-house restaurant. We're glad we did! We selected to eat indoors, although there is plenty of outside seating as well. Our server was...More

1  Thank divaw0rld
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Excellent staff and service. Food was delicious too! Many different spirits to choose from. Loved their choices of wines.

1  Thank peggy092158
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here while visiting Tucson. We requested a tub because he was taking a rest day from hiking the Arizona Trail and was in need of a long soaking. They happily accommodated his needs. The beds were very comfortable and the...More

Thank pjjohnson17
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Lucia C
22 January 2015|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be great. Its very quiet and maybe you could have your own private room. I also would go meet the chef and discuss it with them. I also liked outside dining at the Old Pueblo Grille and that might be a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$38
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711 (Formerly Lodge on the Desert)
    (Alvernon and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-320-2014
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Lodge on the Desert
Cielos at Lodge on the Desert offers one of the best dining options in Southern Arizona. Dine on contemporary seasonal cuisine that pays tribute to Southwest ingredients, crafted by Executive Chef David Solorzano. Complemented by classic craft cocktails featuring local spirits and a delectable wine list, Cielos is the perfect place for a romantic night out or a casual happy hour with friends. The intimate space is framed with floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks a spacious secluded Saltillo-tiled outdoor private patio featuring bistro string lighting, a four-sided, tiled fireplace for optimal year-round al fresco dining. Cielos and its bar both reflect a genuine, richly authentic Southern Arizona historic charm and ambience including rough-hewn artist-design hand-painted wood beams, Mexican tin chandeliers, floating potted plants and shade sails.
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