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Cowboy Ciao

7133 E Stetson Dr, Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3229 (Downtown Scottsdale)
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Ranked #111 of 1,014 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Contemporary, Eclectic, International
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Cross street: 6th Avenue, just South of Cameback
Transit: The Downtown Scottsdale Trolley is a free service which runs all day and makes frequent stops throughout all the downtown neighborhoods, as well as several Scottsdale and Paradise Valley resorts
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416 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Douglaston, New York
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

Was there on a Sunday night and was not crowded.Was with a local friend and she said it jumps on Friday and Saturday night with lines out the door. They are famous for the Stetson salad that was awesome!!!!'the mushroom appetizer was just okay.The flight desert (ice Cream ) alwright. nothing special.service was terrible .

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Victoria, Canada
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The chopped salad is the best I have ever had!! Every trip we make to Phoenix, this is always on our list. A great way to end an afternoon of shopping! The martinis are also to die for and the service is always prompt and friendly. You can't do Scottsdale without doing Cowboy Ciao!

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Totally agree with previous reviewers. The Stetson salad is bar none the best salad ever! Other menu items were awesome as well. Ray the server one of the best servers we have had. Will be returning and highly recommended.

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Calgary, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Cowboy Ciao has a great relaxed ambiance and unique decor, but the food has an upscale flair. Their famous Stetson Chopped Salad was worth the drive alone. In fact, I never order salads for dinner but this was one of the best meals I had while in Arizona (paired with their Asiago Ciabatta - amazing). The restaurant also has space... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
Top Contributor
251 reviews 251 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
390 helpful votes 390 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Recommended by friends specifically for the Stetson Chopped Salad if nothing else and worth the venture for that alone. With that said, Cowboy Ciao's Chicken-Fried Trout entrée has become both a gastronomique favourite and go-to item unto itself as well as the Exotic Mushroom Pan Fry. Plenty of other worthwhile dishes, but the aforementioned favourites always stand out. Unfortunate though... More

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North Wales, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We came here after a long day of traveling and felt like we were judged for not ordering drinks and expensive apps. We shared 4 small plates and had very mediocre service. The food was worth it!

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Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Food quality was good but some items did not quite gel. Cheese plate has a good mix of interesting cheeses but came without adequate crackers. There were numerous items with fennel pollen, including dessert meringues. Flavor was OK but meringues were overly chewy inside.

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Chicago, IL
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Our menu was planned by Nancy and it was fabulous. Great care was taken for our room set up, menu and wine prep. I think my team is still talking about the mushroom dish and the amazing chopped salad. The attention to detail was spectacular. Nancy also hosted our event and added her wonderful sense of humor and honest opinions.... More

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Newton, Massachusetts
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

A friend highly recommended the Stetson Chopped Salad so I tried it. It was so delicious!! Our server recommended a white wine to go with it which was perfect. The service was great, food delicious, wine delightful.....I can't wait to go back!

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Phoenix, Arizona
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35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014 via mobile

Discovered this restaurant years ago and is my favorite overall. Can be noisy at times but the buzz is fun. Stetson chopped salad is a must! Everything else is good and I try to mix it up. Good wine flights. Also highly recommend for lunch- steak sandwich is the winner!

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