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“Perfect Patio Dining and a Diamondback” 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 #30 of 1,689 Restaurants in Tucson
Price range: $19 - $39
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Continental
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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.
Toronto
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41 reviews 41 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Perfect Patio Dining and a Diamondback”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

At the Hacienda del Sol next to the highly rated GRILL restaurant sits the PATIO. On a Saturday evening our party of six with necessary reservations enjoyed our drinks ordered from an varied and extensive selection of cocktails, wine and beer while we munched on complimentary caramel popcorn and checked the inventive menu. The patio filled quite quickly with a variety of age groups all enjoying the outdoor ambience. The service was very friendly and well informed. Everyone enjoyed their selected dishes. Dessert was skipped and second drinks were sipped while enjoying a talented musical group. A very pleasant evening of drinks, food and entertainment. Oh yes, prior to our entrance to the picture perfect garden, a 3 ft. Diamondback
slithered across the path. We assumed the snake was just enjoying the scenery and was not the official greeter.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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41 reviews 41 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant in Tucson, Except ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2013

If you are looking for a romantic restaurant, The Grill at Hacienda del Sol Resort should be strongly considered. The restaurant combines the warm setting of a Spanish style hacienda with a creative and excellent cuisine. The sunsets and the views on the mountains and the city are phenomenal, the staff is very attentive and friendly.

We were greeted with a fluffy pastry on arugula mouse as amuse bouche. The appetizer - crispy lemon ricotta (blueberries, jalapenos, tomatoes with fried ricotta cheese and a vinaigrette) - was a well executed blend of flavors. The main dishes lived up to their expectation, probably the highlight of the dining experience.

The Grill currently runs a special that offers 29 wines for $29 per bottle. While the regular wine list is very impressive and offers a wide selection for all tastes and budgets, the special offer includes various well priced wines, including an interesting Pinot Noir from New Zealand.

The only downside to our dining experience was that the price charged for the dessert did not match the price on the menu (we got overcharged). That should not happen, especially for a restaurant at that price level. Tripadvisor does not allow 1/2 points, otherwise I would downgrade the restaurant to 4 1/2 points due to that.

  • Visited June 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
“See Hacienda Del Sol review”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

This restaurant deserves all its accolades. Three different meals, bbq buffet, breakfast & dinner in the dining room, and all were superb!

Visited April 2013
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Newark, New Jersey
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“A Sunday Brunch "Must"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2013

We happened to get a recommendation to go to The Grill at Haceinda del Sol during a recent trip to Tucson. This place is a must for Sunday Brunch! The view and setting was stunning, the service was top notch and the food....wow. We didn't eat anything else that whole day. Call ahead to ensure a table by the picture windows and enjoy!

  • 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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Tucson
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“Great place for a special evening”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A special celebration with friends was even more special with the attention to detail at this destination restaurant. When I made the reservation I indicated a food allergy so the CHEF called to get specifics so that I had a unique, safe dining experience. I did and the other meals were also delicious. It's certainly not a cheap place but worth the money for a special dinner. Great mountain views, exceptional wine list, wonderful service, truly a special dining treat.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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