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“Wonderful food in a great setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum
2301 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ
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Ranked #41 of 2,446 Restaurants in Phoenix
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Southwestern
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Naples, Florida
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196 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“Wonderful food in a great setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

We really enjoyed our lunch at the Courtyard Cafe. The food was fresh and local, the servings were ample. We sat inside because it was too hot in the courtyard. The chicken Mole was very good, as was the cucumber soup. We will be back!

Visited June 2013
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
The Hague, The Netherlands
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109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
“A gem in downtown Phoenix”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013 via mobile

We went to visit the Museum and stopped to have lunch at the courtyard: the service was outstanding from the get-go, we were promptly seated outside and in the shade. The menu was explained to us and I went with the suggested Turkey and melted Brie sandwich. It was divine- the use if raisin bread was an inspiration.
Well worth a stop before or after your visit to the museum!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Great Lunch!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

We were enjoying the Spanish festival at the Heard Museum on a beautiful sunny day and decided to try the Courtyard Cafe for lunch. We watched numerous plates of delicious looking food go by us enroute to tables in the courtyard and couldn't resist any longer. I ordered Posole a dish I had never tried before. It was so flavourful and delicious! My husband ordered chicken quesadillas and they were stuffed full of goodness. We ate listening to the mariachi band that was there to entertain festival goers and it made for a delightful backdrop to our lunch. The serving staff were friendly and attentive and prices were more than reasonable. Loved it.

Visited February 2013
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Omaha
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135 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Very good food, great outdoor courtyard”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2013 via mobile

Pick a table near the fountain so you can enjoy viewing the water while dining on some excellent food. My partner had chicken tacos which had hot fresh corn shells and nicely spiced meat. She really enjoyed them. I had an excellent salad which included their excellent house dressing. We were there at about 2:00 pm so it wasn't crowded and service was excellent.

Visited April 2013
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london, england
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“delicious food and delightful staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

we had a great lunch following a visit to the museum. I had the tinga chicken served with salad which was wonderful. The waitress was a little eccentric but such a lovely person who took a lot of time with us - she and the food made for a nice experience. The food is fresh and light - definitely worth a visit.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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