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Cowboy Ciao

7133 E Stetson Dr, Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3229 (Downtown Scottsdale)
480-946-3111
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Ranked #108 of 1,010 restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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English first
Calgary, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
237 reviews 237 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
380 helpful votes 380 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
19 helpful votes 19 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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montgomery,tx
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
2 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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Louisville, Colorado
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

My brother recommended this restaurant and it did not disappoint. Went there for dinner and started off with the Stetson Chopped salad, which is awesome! Then, ordered the Filet Mignon, which was probably the best steak I ever had the pleasure of eating. Washed all of it down with a couple of local beers. Overall, the food and service were... More

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NJ
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014 via mobile

This place is overrated. The food is just ok, and it borders on odd. The staff varied from scatterbrained (hostess) to rude (server). We arrived ten minutes early, and despite many open tables, we were told that they didn't have our table ready. The bartender kept walking away after each of us ordered. The server was just rude, and was... More

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

Very different with a unique combination of ingredients. Very good. Good choice of wines. Also try the bread pudding.

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