336 State Route 179 At the bridge in Tlaquepaque Sedona, AZ 86336
The first restaurant to open in Tlaquepaque shopping and gallery village combines Mexican, Southwestern and Native American influences. Voted Sedona's best Mexican restaurant for 17 years by Red Rock News, it is a favorite to enjoy a house special Margarita Magnifica. Spanish-style furnishings, arched doorways and brightly colored tableware afford a festive feel. Burritos, enchiladas, tacos, tostadas and quesadillas make up the majority of the menu. Navajo Pizzas (similar to fry bread), Chiles Rellenos (stuffed chiles) and Chimichangas are also worth a try.
Just across the street from the Prime Outlet Mall, this Mexican cantina offers Sonoran-style cuisine. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are served daily; and, on Wednesday nights, live music is featured. Imported Mexican furnishings and Southwestern art bestow a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Sonoran-style favorites are on the menu for lunch and dinner, with breakfast burritos served in the morning. Dinner entrees are priced from USD8-22. Full bar service is available with house wines priced at USD3-5 a glass. Stop by for Happy Hour weekdays from 4p-6p.
160 Portal Lane Los Abrigados Resort & Spa Sedona, AZ 86336
As its name implies, this restaurant concentrates on well-prepared beef and billiards. The dining room has a "clubby" atmosphere and the billiards room features tournament-sized tables. There is a library lounge where you can sit by the fireplace and enjoy a fine cigar. Custom-aged steaks are served with soup or salad and a one-pound baked potato. Other entree selections included sauteed calamari steak, pork porterhouse and stir-fried prawns and scallops. The wine list includes the Los Abrigados Resort & Spa's private label.
Forty guys named Joey-writers, sports figures and entertainers are honored here at Joey Bistro. Mediterranean-inspired furnishings give the room a formal feel but the "Joey" artwork around the room adds a touch of whimsy. Try the Cannelloni Freddi (crisp pasta shells filled with roasted eggplant pesto, sun dried tomato fennel purée, Gorgonzola and Mascarpone cheeses) are a Scottsdale Culinary Festival "Best Specialty Appetizer" winner. House specialty entrées include Joey Parmigiana, Piccata and Marsala, made with chicken or veal and Joey Classico Lasagne. The wine list (from USD18) includes Los Abrigados' private-labels.
3235 West State Route 89A (South side of State Route 89A) Sedona, AZ 86336
Often voted "best steaks and ribs," this Western-styled steakhouse and saloon, housed in an early 1900s structure and formerly called a "Steakhouse & Saloon", is the oldest watering hole in town. Prime rib is a favorite, along with large-portioned Angus steaks. Baby back ribs, chicken, trout, shrimp, burgers and a few Mexican items round out the menu. Full bar service is available. Also offered is scenic patio dining, live country music on weekends, horseshoe pits, pool tables and big screen televisions.
771 North State Route 179 (At King's Ransom Quality Inn) Sedona, AZ 86336
'The King's Ransom Quality Inn's' restaurant specializes in antibiotic-and-hormone-free beef for a meal of some of the purest protein available. The cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in a relaxing, casual atmosphere. Breakfast specialties include Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles and Blueberry Pancakes. At lunch, a full menu of soups, salads, sandwiches and Mexican dishes are priced from $3-8. Dinners feature daily chef specials like grilled salmon in dill cream sauce and baked ham with a brandy raisin sauce. Full bar service is available.
Have you ever savored rattlesnake or buffalo? You can here. "High Desert cuisine" is offered at this upscale cowboy cafe. Buffalo and beef are as big on the menu here as burgers in chili. There are a variety of steak cuts to savour. Try the BBQ Snake Brochette or a basket of Sweet Potato Fries to start. The "Cowboy Cocktails" are truly a taste of the West and are named accordingly-Cow Tippin' Tonic, Pink Lizard and Arizona Sunset.
The Hilton Sedona Resort's dining room serves three meals daily in this casual, yet decidedly Southwestern ambiance. Floor-to-ceiling windows look out onto the resort grounds and the majestic red rocks surrounding the property. At lunch, try the Chipotle Chile Caesar Salad with chicken, shrimp or salmon or the Crab and Scallop Cake with strawberry-jicama salsa. Dinner highlights are the Pinon-crusted rack of Colorado lamb and the Breast of Muscovy Duck. House wines by the glass are priced at $5-8.
Regularly voted Sedona's best restaurant, this romantic, casual restaurant serves some of the area's finest gourmet. At lunch, the "Duets" are a great way to experience several menu items. They are priced from USD9-12 and include a choice of soup & grilled vegetables, Caesar salad & pizza, or warm red cabbage salad & half pasta. Dinner specialties include Pecan-crusted local trout with Dijon cream sauce and roast duck with a dried cherry relish.
254 North Highway 89A L'Auberge de Sedona Sedona, AZ 86336
Orchards Inn of Sedona's casual cafe serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily in an airy, country-style dining room. The dining room has curved-back chairs, bare wood tabletops and homey accessories. Fresh ingredients and made-to-order preparations are emphasized. The service is professional and friendly, making this a good choice for family dining. Hearty all-American breakfasts are served until 10:30am daily, followed by a selection of freshly made soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and pizzas. Daily chef's specials are offered at both lunch and dinner.