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“A Fantastic Birthday Dinner!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Grill at Hacienda del Sol

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol
5501 N Hacienda Del Sol Rd, Tucson, AZ 85718-5129
+1 520-529-3500
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Ranked #8 of 1,605 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $39
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, International, Barbecue
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Good for: Large groups, Local cuisine, Doing business, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Via Alcalde
Description: The Grill at Hacienda del Sol is one of Arizona's top restaurants located in a beautiful setting at the base of Tucson's Catalina Foothills. Breathtaking mountain and city views are captured from The Grill's dining room where you will be treated to "Spirited Southwestern Hospitality" and a remarkable menu featuring local ingredients from the resort's own organic gardens, local purveyors, and growers. The Grill's wine list, with over 1000 selections, was twice bestowed "The Award of Ultimate Distinction" by Wine Enthusiast Magazine and has been awarded the "Best Of Award of Excellence" from Wine Spectator for 16 consecutive years. Service is efficient yet relaxed and the atmosphere is comfortable with no dress code. There is a charming open air bar patio with entertainment on the weekends for those who prefer a casual setting featuring our Terraza Garden Patio & Lounge. Live music nightly. Prices in The Grill range from $19 to $39.
Los Angeles, Ca
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“A Fantastic Birthday Dinner!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2013

The Grill at Hacienda del Sol was recommended to us for a special birthday dinner when visiting Tucson. Nestled up in the Catalina Foothills, the west facing angle is a lovely place to view the sunset.
The first course we shared the beet salad, not something I would recommend. However the amuse bouche and the main courses were excellent. Our party enjoyed the pork chop, the short ribs and the grouper. All were delicious. The historic building is charming and the evening was one to remember!

Visited May 2013
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Tucson, Arizona
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59 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
“The Patio is the Place to Be”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

If you're like me and you enjoy good value in a beautiful setting for a very reasonable price, then the Hacienda del Sol patio at happy hour (3-7 PM, M-F) is as good as it gets in Tucson. Drinks and appetizers are half price and the dishes served on the patio are uniformly excellent and affordably priced. Hacienda del Sol is beautifully situated in the Tucson foothills with great views, lush desert landscape, and ample free parking. Service is exceptional. A band plays in the evening and it's always warm, romantic music, perfect for older couples who just want to reconnect after a busy week.

  • 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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Boston
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83 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Fantastic Meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

My wife and I dined at the Grill on the first night of our stay in Tucson. Our private table overlooked the Catalina Foothills and we experienced the most beautiful sunset. Restaurant's decor is upscale Southwestern with tapestry dining chairs and earth tone color scheme. Began with a farmers market salad consisting of the freshest greens, vegetables, and herbs. Entree was a succulent ribeye cooked to perfection, accompanied by grilled asparagus and potato. Ended the meal with an espresso and cappuccino. Service was highly attentive and server was extremely efficient, friendly, and knowledgeable of the menu. Thoroughly enjoyed our dinner. The Grill is a definite must for a fine dining experience!

  • Visited May 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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florida
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30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great food and cool spot”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Had dinner here at sunset. Beautiful views, nice spot, great wine list. The pork chop was to die for. Would return.

  • Visited May 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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upstate NY
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171 reviews
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“Nice place for a drink”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

We stopped by for some drinks and snacks before dinner. The patio offers a wonderful setting to start the evening. Appetizers were half price and margaritas five dollars. The piano player went not stop with oldies. The place is not for the young crowd.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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