Events

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.

Ongoing

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.

Sep
7
Mon
Labor Day
Sep 7 @ 11:00 am – 9:00 pm

Labor Day is celebrated on the first Monday in September. It is a celebration of the American labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of workers. It constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of their country,  and to that, we celebrate!

Lunch Special:
Smoked Paprika and Guajillo Chile Rubbed Baby Back Ribs with Local
Sonoran Rootbeer BBQ Sauce, Cajun Spiced French Fries, and Roasted Jalapeno Slaw 15

Dinner Special:
Cilantro Gremoulata Crusted All-Natural 12oz. Ribeye,
Charred Corn off the Cob with Sweet Peppers, Lime, Cotija,
and Scallions, Smoked Red Chile Whipped Potato, and Roasted Poblano Cream 42

Dessert Special:
Fresh Key Lime Pie with Graham Cracker Crust. Served with a Citrus-cello Sauce, Macerated Strawberries and White Chocolate Honey Comb Garnish 11

Sep
18
Fri
Arizona Restaurant Week
Sep 18 – Sep 27 all-day

Sept 18 – 27
This statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week. So prepare your taste buds and dig in.

Tonto Bar & Grill

(480) 488-0698

 5736 E Rancho Manana Blvd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Cuisine: Southwest

Price: $44 per person

Options: Vegan, Gluten Free

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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. Please read our History page for details on how our property has evolved through the ages.

First Course

Compressed Arugula Salad with Spanish Manchego, Candied AZ Pecans, Sun-Dried Cherries, Tart Green Apples and Pistachio VinaigretteOrTortilla Crusted Crab Cakes (2ea.) with Jicama Roasted Green Chile Slaw and Chipotle AioliOrRed Chile Braised Buffalo Short Rib Arepas (2ea.) with Grilled Cactus Pico, Black Bean Puree, Queso Fresco, Ancho Sauce, and AZ Chicos

Second Course

Sautéed Pacific Coast Sand dabs with Sautéed Sugar Snap Peas, Roasted Baby Heirloom Carrots, Whipped Potatoes, Chardonnay Butter, Malt Vinegar ReductionOrMesquite Wood-Grilled 10 oz. NY Strip, Mounted with Creamy Roquefort, Crispy Fingerling Potatoes with Peppered Bacon and Caramelized AZ Onions, RoastedBaby Squash, Charred Heirloom Tomato Steak SauceOrRoot Beer Braised Short Ribs with Sweet Potato, Caramelized Onion and Leek Gratin, French Beans with Garlic and Smoked AZ Pecans, Root Beer Reduction

Third Course

Warm Buttermilk Chocolate Cake with Warm Chocolate
Buttermilk Sauce and Candied Pecan Ice CreamOrLemon-Lime Sour Cream Meringue Pie with Raspberries, Sliced Kiwi, Baked in an Almond CrustOr Crème Brulee with Piloncillo Caramel Swirl, Salted Pepita Lace Cookie, Fresh Seasonal Berries

For more information: http://arizonarestaurantweek.com/restaurants/cave-creek/tonto-bar-grill/We also invite you to visit our sister property, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House in Cave Creek, a rustic yet upscale establishment specializing in steak and seafood.

Oct
14
Wed
Taster of Cave Creek
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 9:30 pm

Tonto will be serving the following item:
Red Chile Braised Buffalo Short Rib arepa with Grilled Cactus Pico, queso fresco, Black Bean Puree, Ancho Sauce, AZ Chicos – 3 tickets per order

Wednesday, October 14  & Thursday, October 15, 2015

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night

Sample the cuisine of more than 25 restaurants in an outdoor, open air setting while listening to live bands in the gazebo or in the beer garden.

Wash that down with some Craft Beer, Tequila or Wine Tasting!

For more information: http://tasteofcavecreek.com/

Oct
15
Thu
Taste of Cave Creek
Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Tonto will be serving the following item:
Red Chile Braised Buffalo Short Rib arepa with Grilled Cactus Pico, queso fresco, Black Bean Puree, Ancho Sauce, AZ Chicos – 3 tickets per order

Wednesday, October 14  & Thursday, October 15, 2015

5:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. each night

Sample the cuisine of more than 25 restaurants in an outdoor, open air setting while listening to live bands in the gazebo or in the beer garden.

Wash that down with some Craft Beer, Tequila or Wine Tasting!

For more information: http://tasteofcavecreek.com/