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“First time but, not the last” 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 #9 of 1,619 Restaurants in Tucson
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $39
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, International, Barbecue
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Good for: Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Brunch, Breakfast, Dinner, 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.
Marana, Arizona
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189 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“First time but, not the last”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are a few Sunday Brunch locations in and around the Tucson area; all quite good. This time, we decided to try the Grill at Hacienda del Sol. Initially, we were impressed with the surrounding grounds, architecture and dining room. In addition, the welcome greeting of all personnel was refreshing and let us know this would be a pleasant experience. We were brought to a table for two that was tucked away in a corner and asked if we could have a beter one, near a window (the place was not full by any means). We were seated at the requested window without a problem.

Once our server, Paul, got involved with us, things went very well. The busser wasn't quite with it, spilling champagne, mixing up the requested mimosa flavoring (orange juice or blood orange)

The array of food was equal to any brunch in town; shrimp, cheese board, all kinds of veggies, omelett station, breads, cold cuts, etc. But, the eggs benedict were excellent. A very nice, unique, flavor. The carving station served up the best tender roast beef I've had at a brunch and their ribs were impeccable.

The only down side, especially for my wife, was a less than full dessert selection. It was no comparison to the dessert table at the Canyon Cafe at Ventana Canyon.

All in all, the $38 price tag, including all the champagne you can legally enjoy, was well worth it.

We will return.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Campbelltown, PA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Romantic, scenic and delicious”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

My husband and I had a date night dinner there with his parents. The drinks and wine menu are outstanding.
An amuse Bouche was brought out and it was delightful.
We each had an appetizer. They were all beautifully presented and delicious.
Our entrees were all perfectly cooked, nicely presented and delicious (lamb duo, chicken and waffles, 2 orders of the pork chops)
We split a decadent dessert and enjoyed the service.
A las ducal guitarist serenaded our table with two songs. The dining room is nicely maintained with beautiful sunset views. It was a perfect evening.

Thank QFoodie
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Green Valley, Arizona
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Sunday Brunch, Quite Good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We had a very nice birthday buffet brunch Sunday. Go hungry! Excellent service, a surprising array of choices including thick bacon, sausages, blintzes, lox, California rolls, shrimp, omelettes to order, prime rib, ribs, fruits, breads/rolls, potatoes, eggs Benedict, and more, plus desserts, endless mimosas - two kinds, and champagne. $40/person. Nice setting facing the Catalinas.

Nice ambiance, unrushed, non existent buffet line but then, this is when the snowbirds have flown.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Palm Springs, California, United States
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54 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We ate several meals here and honestly, the food is really as good as advertised. It is no wonder they're an award winning restaurant, the food is marvelous. The chile Rellenos was the best I have ever eaten! MmmmMargaritas, perfect!

Visited July 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Absolutely the best scallops I have had. The NY melted in your mouth. Thank you for the palate taster to open up our taste buds prior to the meal chef! Nice touch! Beautiful ambience and the guitar music from Eduardo! He better be there when we come back in August! It made the whole night even better with romance as he serenaded us with his beautiful playing! This is a travelers must when staying in Tucson as well as for locals!

Visited June 2014
Thank Kelly R
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