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Carlsbad Tavern

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Mexican, Southwestern, Pub
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3313 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-6626
+1 480-970-8164
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Today
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 80
    Excellent
  • 76
    Very good
  • 22
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 6
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fun family fare

Our group of 19 was quickly seated (we had a reservation) and our waiter efficiently handled our group that included many kids. The food was spicy but tasty. There was a kids menu that included typical fare that did not have as much heat. It was a fun night out!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 8, 2015
rrjosh
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Maple Grove, MN
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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195 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Orleans, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 NEW

Having been there for appetizers, diners and late dining meals, I have never been disappointed. The staff make you feel like family and the food is a solid 10 in my humble opinion.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

I hadn't been here for years so I thought on this rainy afternoon in rush hour would be cool to sit in a warm cavelike restaurant for a meal. Had house margarita and fillet quesadilla. Margarita was so so and really disappointed in the fillet quesadilla! Beef lovers want to taste the beef but it was so smothered in grilled... More 

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Greeley, Colorado
Top Contributor
200 reviews 200 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

LOVE the venue - sit on the patio if you can and enjoy the water feature. Creative menu items, excellent happy hour.

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Los Angeles
Top Contributor
60 reviews 60 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We chose this restaurant because there were LOTS of good reviews. The atmosphere was campy so, it's cute for kids. What's not cute, is how you feel after eating here. It will be remembered as the bad place we ate in Scottsdale.

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Maple Grove, MN
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20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Our group of 19 was quickly seated (we had a reservation) and our waiter efficiently handled our group that included many kids. The food was spicy but tasty. There was a kids menu that included typical fare that did not have as much heat. It was a fun night out!

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CarlsbadTavern, Owner at Carlsbad Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for taking time to write us a review. Appreciate your kind words! -Andrew More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Horrible service, had reservations for a party of 6 and were seated 20 minutes past our time, this I can live with. I became upset when we then sat for 30 minutes waiting for drinks and water. Waitress seemed bothered by us and checked on us once our meals were finished. We were overcharged for drinks and guacamole...the food portions... More 

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CarlsbadTavern, Owner at Carlsbad Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing to dine at Carlsbad Tavern. We apologize your experience was unsatisfactory. We take our customers experience and input very seriously and listen closely to their comments, as we have done in this instance. Rest assured, I have investigated and addressed the issues you mentioned. I went ahead a looked at the cameras from when you dined... More 

Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

What a great find.we made reservations and was asked if we wanted to dine in or out.We ate outside and what a charming area.We asked a few people when we were in the parking lot about the food.Great reviews.I had a special,steak with chiles,mushrooms and lemon risotto with two shrimps..so flavorful.My family members had a chimichanga and the enchantment platter.... More 

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CarlsbadTavern, Owner at Carlsbad Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule to write such a great review! I really love to hear of customers having a great experience, I really pride myself of providing great customer service and even better food. Look forward to seeing you back in the restaurant. -Andrew More 

Hales Corners, Wisconsin
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015 via mobile

Parking was very, very scarce at 6:15 pm, but we were lucky to find a space immediately. We arrived fifteen minutes early, and since we didn't know our organizer made a reservation, we inquired because we were to be a party of ten. The hostess couldn't find a reservation for a party of ten and told us it would be... More 

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CarlsbadTavern, Owner at Carlsbad Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write such a great review. I do apologize for not having your reservation down and set for your party. I am very happy we were able to accommodate your party within a reasonable amount of time. I do believe your server was Jeremy that night, I will be sure to pass along... More 

Mesa, Arizona
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

One of the few hidden gems in Phoenix/Scottsdale! I have been going to Carlsbad for years and I am amazed how many locals do not know about it! They have awesome New Mexico spiced food and they always have great special dishes served daily. The bar is very unique and the servers are friendly. The patio is a great place... More 

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CarlsbadTavern, Owner at Carlsbad Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write such a great review! I appreciate all of your kind words and so happy to hear of your great dining experience. I look forward to seeing you back in the restaurant! :) -Andrew More 

Wilmington, Delaware
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Just returned from a super meal at Carlsbad Tavern. We both had the Osso Buco and it was superb. Not the same as the Osso Buco we had in Florence (which was outstanding) because it had a southwestern flavor that didn't overwhelm the meat. The meat was well cooked as were the vegetables. The mashed potatoes had a little heat... More 

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CarlsbadTavern, Owner at Carlsbad Tavern, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking time to write us such a great review! Chocolate bread pudding is one of my personal favorites! Look forward to having you back in the restaurant! :) -Andrew More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3313 N Hayden Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-6626
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-970-8164

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, Southwestern, Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 2:00 am

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