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.

Sunday Brunch

  • When: 10 a.m. -2 p.m. every Sunday
  • Relax and enjoy your Sunday with our special brunch items offered 10 am to 2 pm in addition to our regular menu.
    Sunday brunch on the patio of Tonto doesn’t get much better!
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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 cauliflower bisque with local agave cabernet poached pears, fennel pollen, crispy prosciutto, and chive oil  6. cup; 8. Bowl

Mesquite wood-grilled Chilean Sea Bass with truffled parsnip potato puree, glazed local baby heirloom carrots, caramelized Brussels sprouts with pancetta, AZ clementine fennel jam, roasted red beet beurre blanc 44.

Chocolate present cake is layers of fluffy gingerbread cake, toffee butterscotch filling, and dark chocolate ganache. Served with raspberry red currant compote and candied walnuts 11.

“Christmas Thyme Cocktail”  Tanqueray Gin, thyme leaves, sun-dried cranberries, simple syrup, cranberry juice and orange juice 12

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Happy New Year
Dec 31 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm


Serving our regular menu, along with the
following specials from 4-9:30 p.m.

Cocktail: “Thirst Quencher”   11
Hornitos Reposado Tequila, St Germain, cucumber juice, and lemon sour

Special Appetizer:  8 cup 11 Bowl
Dungeness crab bisque with cracked black pepper crème, dungeness
crab, sherry wine braised wild mushrooms, AZ Meyer lemon oil

Special Entrée:
Wood-fired dry-aged New York strip with butter poached lobster
Mac-n-cheese, grilled jumbo asparagus, cherry wood-smoked local
pearl onions, black truffle AZ sparkling wine butter 46

“Pink Champagne Cake”
Almond Bavarian cream, fresh strawberry preserves and white
chocolate curls. Served with granulates of cream cheese butter
cookies, clementine confit and macerated strawberry slivers 11

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Happy Valentines Day
Feb 14 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Tnto-val-dayCapture 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.


Cocktail: Lovers Lane 13
Absolut Vanilla pineapple juice, Chambord, raspberries

Appetizer:    8. cup  12. bowl
Maine lobster bisque with grilled lobster, roasted chanterelle mushrooms and baby fennel, meyer lemon Crème, smoked garlic oil, AZ sweet corn

Mesquite wood-grilled 4 oz. beef tenderloin and 4 oz. butter poached lobster tail with fine herb crème Fraîche whipped potatoes, foraged mushrooms, local brocollini with
preserved AZ lemon, roasted shallot borderlaise, pinot grigio thyme butter  44.

Dessert: Obsession berry pistachio torte
French vanilla pound cake, berry gelee, layered with white chocolate and strawberry custards. Served with a trail of mini meringue kisses, chocolate covered strawberries, and candy coated pistachios 11