We are members of the Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum and go there often. Have never eaten at their fine dining restaurant on the premises (Ocotillo Cafe), but have always eaten at the Ironwood Terraces quick-serve grill. I am writing a review just for their mushroom burgers as that is what we get each and every time. There are many more items to choose from, and often, we think of trying something else, but go back to the burgers as we just cannot pass them up. They are done to perfection. If you ask for "medium rare", you will GET "medium rare". Piping hot off the grill are these juicy burgers covered with lots of tasty mushrooms. The fries are super delicious also. The staff is friendly and efficient. We see so many foreign tourists there (spoke to someone from Holland yesterday!), and we are delighted that they get such a good impression of this restaurant.
Once you get your food, you can pick your spot as to where to enjoy it. The indoor area is quite nice and cool, but no matter how hot it is, we always manage to find a nice table in the shade outside. Very peaceful setting and many terraces to choose from. Often, just the birds for company.
When one is a "trapped audience" (the only restaurant in the place and nowhere else to go), some establishments really feel they need to make no effort for your business. (Think Disneyland!) The thinking is that you are there, you are hungry, you are forced to buy food here. Not this place. They act as if they have to compete for your business by providing excellent food and great service.
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