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“Servers Want to Rush You Out”
Review of Tonto Bar & Grill

Tonto Bar & Grill
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Ranked #1 of 79 Restaurants in Cave Creek
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $32
Cuisines: American, Southwestern, Native American, Grill
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Good for: Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Tonto Bar & Grill is built on a strong foundation that transcends most restaurants’ missions. Not only do we take great pride in our food, drinks and service – all of which are consistently outstanding – we also aim to preserve Arizona’s heritage through our cuisine and by sharing the stories of our property’s past. We fuse Southwestern and Native American ingredients and present them in a warm, welcoming atmosphere rich in Arizona lore. Banquet facilities, weddings and off-site catering available. The undulating grass area between the 11th hole of Rancho Mañana and the Sunset Patio is ideal for a romantic wedding reception. Views abound in every direction, showcasing the lush Sonoran desert and the southern rim of the Tonto National Forest. Picture yourself standing on the emerald green grass, which acts as a natural amphitheater and is framed by a massive eucalyptus tree, native mesquite trees and the Andora wash. Weddings of any size feel perfectly nestled in this natural setting of the historic Rancho Mañana Ranch. After your ceremony, you may stroll just a few steps to the 11th tee box for your picturesque reception under the desert sky.
Reviewed February 24, 2013

Yesterday I had lunch with a friend at Tonto's. We were seated on the covered patio at 11:30 when the restaurant was almost completely empty. The atmosphere, views and food were all excellent; however, we felt rushed to order and rushed to leave by multiple servers. If we paused in the middle of our meal, a server immediately swooped down and asked to clear our plates. This happened at least 3 times. It became so persistent and annoying that we nicely told one of the servers that we were fine and wanted to enjoy our meal and to please stop coming over to our table. This stopped the constant and persistent pestering but our lunch would have been much more enjoyable without this intrusion.

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Thank neighborTroon
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Everyone was so very nice and the food was so so good. Try the compressed salad and pork weinerschneitzel. The soup was amazing.

Thank jsander722
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Reviewed February 19, 2013

The moment you start up the walk to enter the restaurant the well manicured lawn, landscape and entrance catch your eye and are welcoming. Once inside, you are quickly approached and given the opportunity to sit inside or on the patio. We choose to sit outside whenever possible and loved the patio seating with miniature waterfall. The outdoor seating is adjacent to the par 3 11th hole of Rancho Manana Golf Club with a range and numerous saguaro on it. Beautiful setting! Varied wine and food menu with large portions. We each had a cup of soup, glass of wine and the server was very accomodating in allowing us to split a sandwich without additional charge. Very enjoyable and relaxing!

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Thank Terry E
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Reviewed February 13, 2013

We had a very nice happy hour/light dinner on the patio of this restaurant. They had the heaters on and a fabulous fire in the fire pit so it was comfortable outside in a light, long-sleeve shirt and pants even though the temps were in the low 60s. The drink specials were good, but the appetizer menu was quite limited. We ordered some appetizers off the regular menu and I highly recommend the hummus trio - it was amazing and by far the best out of the three items we ordered (the other two were chips and salsa and cabbage wraps). Atmosphere was very comfortable and casual - all of the patrons seemed relaxed and a few were even tending to the fire lending to a more community feel. The only downside was that our server was having a bad night - she was inaccurate in her description of the appetizers, forgot to put in our second drink order, and overcharged us on our bill (and then brought someone else's bill to us when giving us the "corrected" version). I would say it was just a bad server rather than bad service.

If you like to golf, it's a beautiful course and I recommend planning a bit of extra time to enjoy the restaurant after your round.

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Thank JME30
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Reviewed February 4, 2013

We ate lunch here recently. The restaurant is located right next to a golf course green, which made for a nice setting. The food was good and staff was friendly. Try the walleye pike! I recommend stopping by if you are in the area.

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Thank PNW2011
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