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Cowboy Ciao

7133 E Stetson Dr, Ste 1, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3229 (Downtown Scottsdale)
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Ranked #118 of 1,014 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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
Phoenix, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We really enjoy the food & atmosphere. For lunch I had the "Open-Face Steak Sandwich" my spouse had "The Stetson Chopped Salad." The meat on the sandwich is excellent, sauce is outstanding. Salad alone worth the trip. You will not be disappointed

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Scottsdale, Arizona
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Can't believe I have lived here for a few years and didn't find out about this restaurant until this year. A friends took me saying that it was her favorite place for salad. And it met all the criteria for a great salad....healthy, variety of textures, colorful, and most importantly, so tasty! The name of the salad is the Stetson... More

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Kingman, Arizona
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59 reviews 59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I think the Chef here is so talented that he may forget not everyone has his palette. I just want my food to taste good - not have a-hundred-and-one new and exotic ingredients. Don't get me wrong - the food is excellent and service is impeccable. I just left feeling like I SHOULD have liked it - but it just... More

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Douglaston, New York
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

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
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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.
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252 reviews 252 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
399 helpful votes 399 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
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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
35 reviews 35 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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