Throughout the year, Tonto Bar & Grill hosts several events to bring together family and friends and foster a sense of community. From our popular Balloon Festival to our spring concert series to our special holiday dinner celebrations, we invite you to come out and join us for the good times. We also offer events at our sister restaurant, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House, just up the street. Our calendar lists events happening at both restaurants and in the neighborhood.

Remember to visit Tonto Bar & Grill when you are in Cave Creek/Carefree enjoying all of the wonderful activities the area has to offer, including golfing, shopping, hiking, bicycling, horseback riding, bird watching, sightseeing and attending festivals.


Daily happy hour

  • When: 3-6 p.m. daily
  • Location: Tonto Bar & Grill
  • Description: Join us from 3-6 p.m. daily in the bar for  Happy Hour. Enjoy $1 off draft beers, $8 well martinis, $5 well cocktails and featured wines, $6 Tontoritas and $5 appetizer specials.

Order Thanksgiving To-Go from Tonto by Nov. 23
Nov 26 @ 2:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Thanksgiving To-Go at Tonto

Let Tonto Bar and Grill handle all the turkey talk this year.

If your schedule is more stuffed than your Thanksgiving turkey is going to be, why not let Tonto Bar and Grill take care of the cooking for you?!

Sit back and relax. You do the “thanks,” and we’ll do the “giving.” Each individual carry-out feast includes:

  • Slow Roasted Tom Turkey (light & dark meat)
  • Creamy Whipped Potatoes
  • Sweet Potatoes with Brown Sugar & Pecans
  • Traditional Sage Stuffing
  • Fresh Sage Giblet Gravy
  • House-Made Cranberry & Orange-Ginger Relish
  • Green Beans, Garlic Butter & Fried Onions
  • House-Made Herbed Potato Rolls with Honey Butter
  • Brown Sugar Sweet Potato Pumpkin Pie.
  • Tart Apple Streusel Cream Cheese Bar with Smoked Caramel Sauce
  • Gluten Free, vegetarian & vegan menu options are also available.

Cost is $30 per person, plus tax. Reservations must be received by November 23. Call 480-488-0698 to place your order.

Tonto Bar and Grill will be closed Thanksgiving Day, so pick-up time is between 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 26.
Print Thanksgiving To Go Menu

Print GF & Vegetarian Menu

Additional salad (Mixed Greens, Poached Pears, Sun-Dried Cranberries, Bleu Cheese Dressing) can be purchased for $3 per person.

Rodney Strong Chardonnay ($25), La Crema Pinot Noir ($36), and Kenwood Yulupa Merlot ($25) are also available for purchase.

Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House will be open Thanksgiving Day, please make reservations early as it will sell out. Cartwright’s 480-488-8031

Christmas Eve
Dec 24 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Rope & Xmas Balls


We’re decking the halls at Tonto Bar and Grill!
Join us Christmas Eve from 4:30 p.m. until 9 p.m. for fabulous festive fare, including our award-winning menu and a holiday special that will leave visions of sugar plums – Southwestern style – dancing in your head!

Serving our regular menu along with the our tasty Christmas specials.

AZ Winter Squash Soup with Pomegranate Gastrique, Fossil Creek Goat Cheese Crème Fraîche, Smoked Chestnuts, Local Parsley Oil  $6 cup $8 Bowl

Molasses Peppercorn-Crusted Berkshire Pork Tenderloin, AZ Mission Fig and Persimmon Jam,  Melange of Roasted Root Vegetables, Butternut Squash Puree, Garlic Sage Jus $28

Cinnamon Poached Pears with Swiss Dark Chocolate Tart, Chewy Chocolate Crinkle Cookie Crumbles and Peppermint Crème Sauce 11.

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New Years Eve Celebration
Dec 31 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Champ toast
Have a joyous New Year’s Eve dinner at Tonto Bar & Grill
from 4:00-9:30 p.m. on Wenesday, December 31.
We’ll be serving our special New Year’s Eve menu
plus our regular menu, as well.





Special Appetizer:
Cold Maine Lobster and Upland Watercress Salad with Charred AZ Grapefruit Champagne Vinaigrette, Avocado, Shaved Fennel, Pickled Fresno Chile, Local Clementine Segments 14.

Special Entrée:
Pan-seared Diver Scallops with Brussels Sprout Leaves, Celery Root Potato Puree, Pickled AZ Baby Candy-Striped Beets, Black Truffle Butter, Puffed Local Amaranth 36.

Chocolate Hazelnut Daquoise Torte, Roasted Hazelnut Meringue layered with Milk Chocolate Ganache, Coffee Meringue Butter Cream Candied Hazelnuts and Whiskey Caramel Sauce 11.

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Valentines Day
Feb 14 @ 4:30 pm – 10:00 pm


Capture your sweetie’s heart and soul with a romantic
dinner at Tonto.We’ll be serving our extraordinary
Valentine’s Day specials along with our regular menu.


We will be featuring our regular menu as well as the following specials:

Appetizer:  8. cup 10. bowl
Cold water Maine lobster bisque with sherry wine crema, AZ portobello duxelle, and local basil oil

Mesquite-wood grilled 4oz. beef tenderloin and 4oz. butter-poached Maine lobster tail, red beet risotto, prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, AZ citrus truffle Bearnaise sauce 44.

Red velvet cake tower with mascarpone cheese filling, grand marnier truffle rolled in spiced almonds, fresh raspberry compote and pulled caramel sugar hearts

Reservations: 480-488-0698

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