Crave Cafe

Montelucia Resort & Spa,4949 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, 85253
Reviews:
I read all of the reviews and saw a lot of people mention the "Breakfast Pyramid," so I ordered one for myself during my stay and it was delicious. It's filled with bacon, egg, sausage, and cheese, and it was an amazing and filling breakfast. I also got the caramel Java Chiller. It was sweet, but still had that coffee taste, so it was perfect for me. The people working there were always extremely friendly. My friend and I went for gelato during their happy hour and I was able to have a sample of the gelato before ordering. Fair pricing too! I definitely plan on going back whenever I have the chance to stay here again.
Empanadas here are fantastic! They are delicious gourmet bites and have a nice authentic nod to their Spanish inspired origins. At less than $5 an empanada I was surprised to find a tasty affordable gourmet to-go treat to begin my busy morning with at the fancy $$$$ Montelucia.
stayed in Montelucia for our wedding anniversary getaway. I love that there is a small cafe like this. Their coffee were pretty good. Empanadas were awesome! the egg/ham ones were good quick breakfast. service was good too!

(480) 627-3200

American (New), Convenience Stores, Cafes

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Tiramisu Ristorante

10435 N Scottsdale Rd,Ste 1
Paradise Valley, 85253
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My girlfriend and I thought we'd found a gem when we walked in - very quaint, elegant atmosphere, soft lighting, intimate setting. But the waitress was clearly unexcited to see us, complaining about the heat, drinking from the bottle as she poured us our wine, and service was very slow. Food was good, but the wine prices outrageous!!! I have been to many much better five star restaurants, but never have I paid $15 for a glass of cheap wine. I was never given a wine menu and never warned about the ridiculous prices. That ruined an otherwise very memorable evening.
small venue, great food and highly recommend talking to the owners on wine selection. Best real Italian in the valley by far.
The previous reviewer was on the money with "This place may be small and not very elegant, but they have some of the best Italian in the valley." I was so wanting to love this place, as it reminded me of great finds in Italy, and in the Bay Area (which has lots of great Italian). The place is unpretentious - a refreshing change from the typical Scottsdale "overdone" decor. And everyone clearly knew the owner, who was working the room - so a faithful, regular crowd. The food was good; not 'blow your socks off' good, but good. So what's the problem? The price! The line-item price for most dishes is $24, and that does not include any vegetable or salad (and incidentally no vegetables were on offer as far as I could see, on the small, laminated menu, and none were served). That's pretty high for sitting in a square box wtih poor lighting. And the drinks are outrageously priced. $7 for a beer; $15 for a glass of house red. I overheard another table complaining about the drink prices; the owner gave a feeble excuse about having to pay 'full retail' for the alcohol ... hmmm - I can go to the grocery store and buy that same beer for under $2/bottle, and the entire bottle of wine for probably $15 ... this is just gouging in my mind. Anyway - food is good, atmosphere is 'family', and if they could bring their prices under control this could be a great place.

(480) 991-1080

Italian

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Lon’s At the Hermosa

5532 N Palo Cristi Rd
Paradise Valley, 85253
Reviews:
This may be my favorite dinner since the hubs and I moved to Phoenix 3 years ago. It was our anniversary and we hadn't been to Lon's before--- we were greeted by our names by a host who had grown up next door and used to play on one of the trees in their courtyard. He sat us at a table where Deacon, our server congratulated us on our anniversary and gave us the rundown on the menu. We had the squash blossoms to start and they were perfectly cooked-- crispy on the outside, cheesy goodness on the inside. The hubs had a salad with chocolate balsamic dressing-- it was to die for. I had the ceviche which was a perfect complement to the warm evening. We made our way through some Cloudy Bay and then Deacon suggested the Black Chicken zinfandel for our main courses. I had the short ribs-- serious melt in your mouth- not heavy or too filling. Just perfect. The hubs sprang for pork 3 ways which is a great showcase of the kitchens abilities! Wine was a perfect complement and I got the peach dessert - local peaches ripe and tasty. The lights around the patio twinkled and we left feeling like we had an epic Phoenix night.
Located inside the very beautiful Hermosa Inn, this place has the most amazing location. Sitting outdoors gives a beautiful view of the mountains or if you are dining inside, you get the feel of the house of Lon , complete with a library, wine cellar and dining area. Went with a friend for a Sunday lunch and was greeted by a very cordial staff. Had mimosa which was very refreshing. I had the salmon and my friend had a chooped salad. Both were great. Tried the Mexican tiramisu for dessert that had a very nice presentation. A very good place to take a date or hang out with girlfirends . We couldnt sit outside as it was cloudy today but would love to go back and do that.
At the risk of sounding like Yogi Berra for malaprop, our experience at Lon's was so excellent we can't go there ever again! Let us explain. We were four for dinner on a lovely Arizona winter evening with early reservations for patio seating just as dusk was starting to appear and become evening. From the moment we arrived at Lon's to be warmly met and seated to the top notch service by our wait person, the personal attention from the front of house staff was great. Wait staff knew the menu to answer questions and make recommendations both, had food delivered just at the right time - not too early or too late - and was friendly without being familiar. Just right. The casually elegant (or is it elegantly casual) ambiance of the patio with dwindling sunlight turning the hills purple, the fireplace burning and the nicely quiet setting (deliver us from pounding music in restaurants) was simply perfect. As was the food. Between the four of us we split two starters, had four creative, wonderfully prepared entrees ranging from pork to fish to vegetarian choices, enjoyed a great bottle of wine, had two cups of coffee and split a delectable dessert four ways (come on now...you've done it too :-) ) and we thought the bill was very reasonable, all things considered for quality of food, ambiance and evening's entertainment, at about $55 each before tip. In fact, our evening with friends at Lon's was so perfect that each of the four of us has said we're not sure that we could go back because we can't imagine them being able to get the experience so right a second time. Then again, why not? We highly recommend visitors to the Phoenix / Scottsdale area include dinner or lunch (or both) at Lon's in their plans.

(602) 955-7878

American (Traditional)

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Aj’s Purveyor of Fine Foods

7141 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, 85253
Reviews:
It's important to support local business, but that's not why I'm writing this. I'm writing this because the creamsicle 1/4 sheet cake from AJ's had my mom, my grandma and the people at their combined-birthday singing my praises and acting generally wowed about it. They were fawning over it, taking pictures and tearing up to tell me what an amazing daughter I really am. They loved the mandarin oranges, the birthday message frosted and curled on ribbon, and the painstakingly perfect peach roses that had my grandma insisting "cut around them!" Thank you AJ's for the reasonable price, the cake and all the glory that came with it.
Since I'm *almost* the duchess of this AJ's location (watch out Ben B), it's time for a review... AJ's is the definition of a high-end, gourmet grocery store... As mentioned in most of the other reviews, their produce is gorgeous, their food fresh and delicious, and their staff friendly and helpful (for the most part). This seems to be my go-to spot lately for a lunchtime sandwich or a quick snack. My pregnant belly has been craving the vegetarian delight sandwich quite often. (Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, avocado, provolone and I add honey mustard). Try it... i bet you'll like it! My pet peeve is that sometimes it gets really crowded and the wait is pretty long. Other times it's not crowded at all but the deli staff is not so attentive. Just something to work on, I guess... And I don't mean to be picky, but when I request a certain kind of wrap (whole wheat for example), and I sit down to eat and see that my sandwich is on a tomato-basil or spinach wrap, I'm not the happiest camper. **If you are going to change up my bread choice, please tell me in advance! Aside from my minor pet peeves above and the high prices, I do love AJ's. Their chip selection is awesome and so is their bakery and flower shop. Oh, and don't miss their salad bar either. Or their cheese or prepared-foods section. (I could go on and on). So sure, you'll spend a pretty penny if you go, but it is a pleasure to shop at this and most of the other AJ's locations.
My new favorite AJ's!! I don't know why I never paid a visit to this AJ's in the past. I used to pay a twice to thrice daily visit to the Via Linda location because it was convenient, but this location is right next to Trader Joe's and is AMAZING! As soon as you enter, you'll find a clean seating area that is dimly lit. Perfect for an intimate encounter. The fine bakery, cheese section, and deli foods are much more expansive, and if you walk into the store a bit further, you will find a complete sushi bar. Yes, a sushi bar. Inside a grocery store. Not just a station that makes those pathetic California rolls that taste like the leftovers from Neptune's net. A real sushi station that makes a variety of items! The other notable section here is the floral department. A fantastic selection of flowers, so I know exactly where I am going when I need to go to a funeral, date, or both. Which one is most morbid? Ha. How do I know this is a cool AJ's? Running into fellow Yelpers of course. As I was about to run out to the cash register, I was pleasantly surprised by running into Lindsey F. Lots of Yelpiness at this store! Lastly, the parking lot. Covered parking. Hell yeah! This is my AJ's. Thank you Basha's Corporation for making this store so nice.

(480) 998-0052

Grocery

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Prado

Montelucia Resort & Spa,4949 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, 85253
Reviews:
Went to The Prado at the Omni Resort at Montelucia for the first time on a Saturday evening in the course of entertaining out-of-town guests. Superb job on the overall design of the restaurant, and the staff is very friendly and attentive. Appetizers (warm manchego and caramelized cauliflower) were excellent, as were the entrees (lamb chops, salmon, center cut filet and lemon chicken). Service was exceptional, and an accomplished guitarist provided background music (Ottmar Liebert-style selections). This is an easy place to recommend.
Certo, I am an Italian food snob. But you can't just crush the decor execution and then misdeliver on the food! C'mon Prado, you're better than that. I dined on the gnocchi which was really overpriced and super bland. Granted I studied abroad in Florence and have high expectations on gnocchi but plz. True italian Gnocchi is al dente :)
California and Costa Rica can take a few lessons from Brandon, Grandpa Frankie , Gabby Kyle and Carmen. Such polite servers!! I digress, but I must also compliment Steve and Kristina at check in!!! Victor was also outstanding! We stayed at Four Seasons in Carefree last year and thought it was magnificent HOWEVER Omni Montelucia has them beat!! KUDOS. Meal is here. Must eat!

(480) 627-3200

Italian

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Inchin Bamboo Garden

10050 N Scottsdale Rd Ste 121,Suite 200
Paradise Valley, 85253
Reviews:
(This restaurant has multiple locations throughout the U.S. This review is specifically for the Inchin's location in Scottsdale, AZ). I have to admit, I never knew that Indian-style Chinese food was a thing until we ran across Inchin's while searching for a vegetarian-friendly restaurant for our fourth and final night in Scottsdale during our annual Spring Training trip! I'm very pleased to have made its acquaintance, especially as it turns out there's an Inchin's location in Sunnyvale, CA, not too far from our home near Santa Cruz! We were attracted by the on-line menu, which has clearly marked vegetarian and non-vegetarian listings for each section, from appetizers through entrees, to rice and noodle dishes. I was also attracted by the fact that the restaurant has a full bar, as I do love a drink before dinner, and that's an aspect of dining that a lot of vegetarian-oriented restaurants tend to neglect. The location in Scottsdale is in a strip shopping center on the northern end of town. When we first arrived we were concerned the restaurant might be closed, as it looked rather dark, but were reassured by the savory smells wafting around the entrance (my husband's first comment was "something sure smells good!"). We were there around 7 p.m. on a Wednesday evening, so the restaurant wasn't very crowded, and we were seated right away. The dining room is very attractive: sleek and modern, with an emphasis on darker colors (Which may be why the place looked dark from outside. It was well-lighted inside). I have a feeling it might get noisy when it's very crowded, but it was quiet enough on the night we were there. Our waiter was very knowledgeable, and helped us make informed choices from the extensive and mostly unfamiliar menu. We decided on spring rolls for an appetizer, with Szechuan Fried Rice (fiery) and Manchurian Cauliflower (mild) for our main dishes. I got my cocktail -- a HUGE Black Russian that was served in a water glass (generous bartender!) -- and my husband got his usual iced tea (guess who drove home that night!) Our food came out of the kitchen quickly (I don't think we waited more than 10 minutes after ordering, if that). The spring rolls were lovely, and we especially liked the slightly tangy sauce that came with them (a change from the usual plum sauce). This dish was perfectly sized as an appetizer for two (might suit for three people, if they have light appetites, but for four or more you'd definitely want multiple orders). The two entree dishes, however, were quite generously sized (in fact, we ended up taking some of both back to the hotel and eating them for breakfast before heading out for Flagstaff the next morning!). I especially loved the fried rice, which was enthusiastically spicy, and so flavorful I could barely stop eating it ("just one more bite!"). The cauliflower was delicious too...nicely caramelized, with a good, garlicky flavor, and served with fragrant basmati rice. All in all, a truly excellent introduction to a new culinary genre for us! Can't wait to try the location in Sunnyvale (and we'll definitely be back to this location next time we're in Scottsdale!)
UPDATE: From the management: but I would like to point out that our fried rice does not have peas or carrots either Classic. My photos clearly indicate your restaurant is indeed using frozen peas and carrots. Indian? The only thing Indian about the place is the Basmati rice and the clientiele. On a recent Saturday night, the place was packed with Indian folks (and Indian babies yelling), but this is not an Indian restaurant obviously. If you don't have any NAAN, then excuse me, you are nothing. If your telling me that the six sauces on the table will make my food taste Indian, then your wrong again. The entire menu is Chinese and they can't do that right either. Take a look at my disgusting, tiny frozen shrimp and that is one indication. The singapore noodles were not bad, but the shrimp and grease from whatever else went into the dish made it pretty poorish. The "fried" rice doesn't have soy sauce, so that's not authentic and they use frozen peas and carrots in the rice as well. I did not notice many Indian apps, except for fried cheese, but if you order the $8 veggie spring rolls and the place knows you are going to split them, please give us four, not three rolls. Most dipping sauces will tear your tongue off with hotness as well. How about tandori chicken Chow mein or Naan Moo Shu? This turns out to be part of a big chain and corporate folks need to make changes and my email has been sent about that poor excuse for shrimp. About $11 per plate lost tonight.
I had very bad experience with this place .... We went on Friday eve, it was not that crowded then also staff were behaving like they are extremely busy person and no one even showed up to take orders We waited for 45-50 mins, after requesting several times a guy came and took Oder We ordered for soup and one non veg starter, it was so spicy and full of green chili, when we complained about bunch of chilies in soup, attendant was shamelessly laughing , it was like he does not care ....

(480) 306-6883

Chinese, Asian Fusion

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Tilted Kilt Pub & Eatery

4731 E Cactus Rd
Paradise Valley, 85032
Reviews:
If you are a middle aged dude who wants to enjoy a cold brew while you ogle waitresses, this is what this place is for. However, skip the food. It's just not good. If you are not a middle aged dude and are instead going here with your family, then you should probably question who you are as a parent. Seriously, take the family to Zipps instead for a much better meal, plus maybe your daughter won't grow up and end up working at a place like this.
The only Tilted Kilt experience I enjoyed. Our server was a sweetheart and wasn't trying too hard to flirt in order to get a good tip. Food was excellent: GET THE PULLED PORK SANDWICH. Nothing amazing enough to get 5-stars, but still a good spot to eat.
Nice remodel of an already nice space. This Bonnie Bar is a true Celtic Cantina, hopefully there are no banshees haunting this welcome pub. This is just what you expect it be- a kitschy, chain-style style restaurant and bar with an Irish/Scottish flair for fun... Are you going to get fantastic food? Incomparable service? Well, no... but in this area in particular that is deluged with national and local corporate cookie cutter establishments, this is a welcome addition, if only because this building is so cool (and okay, they have Kilt Girls).

(602) 218-6529

Sports Bars, American (Traditional), Pubs

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Subway

10320 N Scottsdale Rd
Paradise Valley, 85253
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The two morning ladies at this specific subway are awesome! I've never had a skimpy sandwich and they are really friendly. I usually come before 10 am for work and I am always happy!
Teenage girl working behind the counter cannot be bothered to prepare and ingredients. Instead of doing her job, she says they are "out" of pepperoni, shredded cheese, green peppers, and three kinds of chips. But she has plenty of time to chat win her friend at one of the tables about some boy she wants to... Well I won't use the same f word she used. So this is worth raising the minimum wage for, eh?
It wasn't very busy; my order was fast. Ingredients fresh. The service was good. The place was clean.

(480) 998-8879

Fast Food, Sandwiches

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El Chorro

5550 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, 85253
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(480) 948-5170

American (New), Venues & Event Spaces

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Sonic Drive-In

9552 W Van Buren Ave
Paradise Valley, 85253
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(623) 936-3475

American (Traditional), Fast Food

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