We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Rainforest Cafe

) #137 of 639 Restaurants in Tempe $$ - $$$ American
5000 S Arizona Mills Cir Ste 573, Tempe, AZ 85282-6406
+1 480-752-9100
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent22%
  • Very good27%
  • Average34%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible6%
Travelers talk about
“ribs” (6 reviews)
“cupcakes” (3 reviews)
Closed Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
$$ - $$$
5000 S Arizona Mills Cir Ste 573, Tempe, AZ 85282-6406
All Details
Write a Review
Reviews (229)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 223 reviews

Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This place is great to go with your family. There is a lot of things for the kids to look at. I am pretty disappointed that they condensed their menu. I have a gluten allergy and there used to be more things I could choose...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate at this Rain Forest Cafe last night. Heard a child ask, "where are all the fish?" Animatronics are great for small children, but this place has gone downhill rapidly. Hostess talked so fast nothing could be heard. Server was inattentive and infrequent to the...More

Thank Arizona_hydro
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Food is still very good, staff quite friendly but they've gone too far by donating all the marine life! The huge tanks are nothing but bubbles now. No entertainment value whatsoever. "Papah, where's all the fishes?"

1  Thank James S
Reviewed June 11, 2017

I brought my 14 month old twin granddaughters here. They had a great time. Loved all the animatronics and the sounds, and they ate most of what we ordered off the kiddie menu. They obviously cater to kids and are highly tolerant of mess. End...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed June 7, 2017 via mobile

Lots to see for the grand daughter. She requested coming here and knew the animatronics by name. It's a cute place but way too expensive for my pocketbook. The food was fine as was the wait staff and the rain forest theme. I just won't...More

Thank Kahnster
Reviewed May 25, 2017

This was our first time eating here. I felt like they were over priced. The food wasn't anything special. We ordered several different hamburgers. We were each given nothing more than a handful of fries.There were very few people in the restaurant which should have...More

Thank Butchieboo1
Reviewed May 12, 2017

My kids love this place. It keeps their attention and the food is pretty good. I would recommend kids under the age of 13 to have the most fun while dining at The Rainforest Cafe

Thank farrahccmrv
Reviewed May 7, 2017 via mobile

Lovely place (: the food was delicious but they kind of give you big portions so you have leftovers. Every half an hour it seems that they have a show where the monkeys and elephants go crazy kinda scared my little one but she clapped...More

Thank knichole15
Reviewed May 1, 2017

Close to the Arizona Grand, my husband took kids and kids said it was the best place and best lunch. We have gone to the one in Atlantic City. But kids never get tired of it. Staff great they said and they knew the food...More

Thank Randi P
Reviewed April 28, 2017

We should have know to pass this one by as looking in we could see maybe 8 to 10 tables at 12:30 on a Saturday . They need a drastic cleaning and training section with their staff from cooks to servers.

1  Thank Judith B
Nearby Restaurants
The Waffle House
54 reviews
.38 miles away
Claim Jumper
464 reviews
.32 miles away
Garcia's Mexican Restaurant
64 reviews
.05 miles away
Joe's Crab Shack
179 reviews
.32 miles away
Nearby Attractions
SEA LIFE Aquarium Arizona
467 reviews
.16 miles away
Mercado Mexico
5 reviews
.80 miles away
Arizona Mills
316 reviews
.05 miles away
LEGOLAND Discovery Center Arizona
205 reviews
.17 miles away
Ask a question
Questions & Answers
Donna F
June 11, 2015|
Response from 196LindaC | Reviewed this property |
I just downloaded the menu and I did not see anything listed as gluten free
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5000 S Arizona Mills Cir Ste 573, Tempe, AZ 85282-6406
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-752-9100
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing