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Cielos at Lodge on the Desert

#129 of 1,603 Restaurants in Tucson
$$ - $$$American, , International
306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
+1 520-320-2014
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good25%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM Hours
American, Southwestern, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant is associated with the Lodge on the Desert hotel. We were a party of 2 for dinner. The menu was brief with very limited selections. We had the salmon plate and the pan roasted chicken plate. We were impressed with the food. The...More

Thank SCB951
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant is a charming spot located on the grounds of the Lodge on the Desert. They have both outdoor seating on the patio with a fireplace under the stars and indoor seating. We dined on a Friday night and there was live music. Happy...More

Thank Susie1028
Jim K, General Manager at Cielos at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Susie 1028, Thank you for your comments. We are in the process of revise the menus for Cielos. I agree with your observation that the menu needs to be more extensive and that we need some entrees at a more affordable price point. I...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed at the Lodge, and enjoyed our breakfasts, plus an evening and drinks at Cielos. Excellent staff serving a great martini (Spicy Sonoran) and fresh and tasty food options. Lots of seating area options from inside to covered to open patio (with umbrellas). Magical and...More

Thank blondewander
Reviewed May 15, 2018

We wanted to try this place and checked the menu on line. The atmosphere is really cozy , southwestern and pleasant especially in the patio. The menu presented to us was different than the one online. It was happy hour and they did not presented...More

2  Thank Lucia C
Reviewed May 3, 2018

Overwhelming ambiance! Gorgeous courtyard! Can sit in or patio side. Service was excellent and attentive. Impressive Bartender. Manhattans were perfect Seabass Tacos veery flavorful. Definite repeat!

1  Thank alan a
Reviewed April 11, 2018

I had Chicken with Pasta and wife and Scallops. She fell in love with the Sonorian Martini > Commerce Gin, Ancho Reyes Poblano Liqueur, Cucumber Jalapeño Juice, Fresh Cilantro

1  Thank atruesag
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

For the price point ($23-40 entree), you can do a LOT better in Tucson. First, the service is really erratic. One server literally runs from one of the restaurant to the other looking cross, stressed, and totally unhappy. They were out of several items. I...More

1  Thank ethoh
Reviewed March 30, 2018

I had been looking forward to checking our Cielos as I live in the neighborhood and have been meaning to try it for ages. Friends took me out for dinner after a stressful week. We sat on the patio, which was very pleasant. Waiter came...More

Thank profd
Justin F, Public Relations Manager at Cielos at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded April 1, 2018

I am so sorry to hear that you and your guests had this unfortunate experience at our restaurant Cielo's. There is no excuse for the poor service and food quality you were given that evening. If possible, we would love to make it up to...More

Reviewed March 26, 2018 via mobile

This was an interesting experience. When we went to place our order, both items we wanted were not available. Overall, it turned out that the restaurant did not have 3 items on an item with about 8 choices. The waitress had not seen fit to...More

Thank yellowlabmom
Reviewed March 8, 2018

We stayed in this lovely hotel and enjoyed a complimentary breakfast each morning. The buffetstyle spread offered varied and well prepared choices. We also joined in on Happy Hour on a couple of occasions and enjoyed several tasty appetizers and half-priced drinks. The service and...More

Thank TimeTraveler_800
Jim K, General Manager at Cielos at Lodge on the Desert, responded to this reviewResponded March 11, 2018

Dear Time Traveler _800. Thank you for the feedback on Cielos. I am delighted that you enjoyed your breakfast experience. I will be passing your comments on to the staff. I look forward to welcoming you back to Cielos soon. Jim Kerrigan General Manager

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Lucia C
January 21, 2015|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be great. Its very quiet and maybe you could have your own private room. I also would go meet the chef and discuss it with them. I also liked outside dining at the Old Pueblo Grille and that might be a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$7 - $38
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
4:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 N Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711-2855 (Formerly Lodge on the Desert)
    (Alvernon and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-320-2014
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Lodge on the Desert
Cielos at Lodge on the Desert offers one of the best dining options in Southern Arizona. Dine on contemporary seasonal cuisine that pays tribute to Southwest ingredients. Complemented by classic craft cocktails featuring local spirits and a delectable wine list, Cielos is the perfect place for a romantic night out or a casual happy hour with friends. The intimate space is framed with floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks a spacious secluded Saltillo-tiled outdoor private patio featuring bistro string lighting, a four-sided, tiled fireplace for optimal year-round al fresco dining. Cielos and its bar both reflect a genuine, richly authentic Southern Arizona historic charm and ambience including rough-hewn artist-design hand-painted wood beams, Mexican tin chandeliers, floating potted plants and shade sails.
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