The Vineyard Cafe Sonoita

3252 State Hwy 82
Sonoita, 85637
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Fantastic food and bigger portions than I expected. We really enjoyed eating outside on the patio beneath all the olive trees, meeting the owner, and seeing all of their ingredients they are growing out back. They are also pet friendly and didn't mind that our dog laid under the table while we ate which was really nice. We will definitely be coming back.
What a great place to visit. Stopped here for breakfast on a Saturday morning, the service was excellent as was the food. Definitely will be a place I come to again next time I am in Sonoita.
Really great food and service. Love sonita and this cafe is a perfect stopping place for grub. My wife and I both had omelettes and they were perfect. Highly recommend this to anyone visiting the area.

(520) 455-4779

Breakfast & Brunch, Coffee & Tea, Sandwiches

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The Cafe

3280 Hwy 82
Sonoita, 85637
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I have eaten here well over a hundred times over the years. All I can say is the food is excellent. Never once have I had a bad meal. I have had APE burgers that weren't my cup of tea, but the quality is unmatched. My one complaint is that burgers at most other restaurants just taste boring and unsatisfying. The bar has been set unreasonably high. Damn you Chef Adam, Damn you too heck!
Food was amazing and service was fast and friendly. The menu did not have a kids menu but they had kids entree, which the kids loved. Great place to eat when you are in the area.
What a great place! My buddy and I skipped The Steak Out down the road with their notoriously mediocre food and faux cowboy ambiance in favor of The Cafe for one of best burgers you will find anywhere, great specials (see my picture) and spot-on service. This place reminded me of a place I might find in the San Francisco Bay Area but with the strong Arizona accent that we all love. Well done!

(520) 455-5044

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Overland Trout

3266 Hwy 82
Sonoita, 85637
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There were six of us. Out of the six dishes we had, only one said their dish was ok. The flat iron steak had a processed rubbery texture to it and the meatballs looked like pressed together cat food. I was very disappointed as we were celebrating our friends 40th. The service was good and the presentation of the food was beautiful, but the taste was awful! I don't think I have ever been to a restaurant where the food was almost inedible.
I've been wanting to try this place ever since Chef Greg LaPrad announced that he was leaving Quiessence Restaurant in Phoenix to open his own place in Sonoita. The holidays were just too busy so I had so schedule a little wine tasting excursion on a Saturday in January with my mom, hubby and his mom. After a full afternoon of driving around and tasting wine we were all ready for dinner. I had made a reservation for 5:30 (they open for dinner at 5pm) and I think that was a good idea. The dining room is pretty small and all the tables were full by 6pm. Of course they do have some patio seating which was mostly empty since it was a little chilly that evening. The concept is farm-to-table, same as at Quiessence (which is part of the Farm at South Mountain) and so they work with local farmers to get the fresh produce and local ranchers for the meat. We saw plenty of cows grazing on our drive! They also have some seafood options including several oyster appetizers. Our server explained that on long cattle drives cowboys would bring along live oysters to eat since that was the only type of seafood that would travel. Little bit of trivia for you there. I think I read somewhere that Overland Trout was old cowboy slang for bacon so I was surprised not to see a lot of that on the menu. Overall most of the dishes were pretty basic American fare. Nothing too fancy. This is definitely a meat and potatoes type of place, just slightly elevated. Hubby and I started with the potato soup since our server highly recommended it. Good idea since I loved it! Smooth and creamy with a crisp fried potato slice on top for some texture and just the right amount of truffle shavings. I highly recommend the soup. MIL got the basic side salad called simple greens which actually was quite large and looked really good. No iceberg lettuce there! Mom declined a soup or salad and instead ordered oysters as a starter which she was nice enough to share with me. She got the crispy dilled oysters which were basically 6 fried oysters each served on top of a thick round slice of dill pickle with a dollop of tartar sauce. The oysters were big and meaty and cooked perfectly. We both really enjoyed this dish. For our entrees both hubby and his mom got the meat and potatoes which was basically just the same as a pot roast you might make at home. But the meat was tender and flavorful and they both liked it a lot. Mom ordered the veal scallopini which she loved as well. I tasted a bite and thought it was a bit too sour from all the capers. But I guess that is how it is supposed to be... I've never ordered this anywhere else. We both thought the greens tasted like spinach even though the menu said arugula. No biggie. I had the pork tenderloin and I think this was actually my least favorite dish. The meat was roasted with a bit of a crust on the outside and then sliced into medallions. It was an ample portion with also a lot of rice. I took probably half the plate home. There were some pumpkin seeds and peanuts scattered around but that was not enough to add flavor to a bland dish. I did enjoy the sauce but there just wasn't enough of it. I probably would not order this again. I was a little disappointed in my meal but I think it was because my expectations were too high. Everyone else really loved the food and I did like it enough to come back and try some more dishes. The dining room is really nice looking. They had some nice touches like white tablecloths and good silver but they still have a subtle cowboy theme. I loved all the wood around everywhere, the tables and chairs are gorgeous and so was the ceiling. The main attraction is the view of the wide open grassy prairie which they show off with a huge picture window. Overall, it's a classy place but nothing too fancy. I think I expected Overland Trout to be as awesome as Quiessence and it is not. But it is a great addition to the area. If you are out in Elgin / Sonoita area wine tasting there are not a whole lot of options and this is definitely the best restaurant around. A little pricey maybe but if you skip the starters its not too bad... and the portion sizes are big enough that you can do that even though the server recommend multiple courses for the full experience. Now that they have a happy hour menu I think it would be worth it to pop in just for a drink and some oysters, to relax and enjoy the view.
So disappointed. I did not even get to step foot into this establishment and was quite disappointed. We make it down to the Sonoita, Elgin, Patagonia region once per year to visit the local wineries and were very excited to have reservations at Overland Trout. We've heard quite the buzz about this new eatery and were looking forward to celebrating my birthday here yesterday. After setting our reservation a few weeks ago on Open Table, I stopped at the Overland Trout website to check out their menu and drooled over the exquisite looking offerings. We had it planned out perfectly and after our second winery stop of the day, I noted a missed phone call from a 520 area code. I listened to the voicemail. It was someone from Overland Trout telling me that they were not open tonight (Saturday 8/2) and would be open next weekend. I do understand from their website that they were closed for a month for Summer break, but had seen that they were re-opening on Friday 8/1 to serve dinner. There are few options in the area for dinner, which by this point, I was left with maybe two places to eat an "okay" birthday dinner. Just plain disappointed that I didn't get to eat here for my birthday. The Overland Trout folks could have called prior to Saturday afternoon, the day of our reservations... especially considering we've got so few options down in that area. Big bummer.

(520) 455-9316

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The Steak Out

3200 S Sonoita Hwy
Sonoita, 85637
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We went to the sonoita wine festival yesterday, and on our way back stopped for dinner at this steakhouse. The food was good, but could had been better. I ordered my steak medium rare, and I had to send it back on the grill because it was rare. Even the waiter was surprised it was that rare. When I got it back, there was a hair in my food. As we were checking out, I got charged for an appetizers that I didn't order. Food was very pricey too. Maybe it was my bad luck, but this place could definitely be a great steakhouse if they took care of the basics.
Me and the wifey ate here for Valentines Day last night. Its about a 35 mile trip from where I live so I did some reviews to decide whether I really wanted to drive out there or not, I feel like there are mixed reviews mostly regarding the service and the steak well with our experience our steaks were perfect cooked to perfection and so tender! I ordered a filled mignon, she ordered prime rib, we double dated and the couple with us both ordered rib-eyes. I work at a resort and we go through all different types of cuts of meat I am very picky about what I like and what we serve our customers, all their cuts of meat were fabulous very high quality no complaining there. The only complaint I have is the sides lol is there something in particular you can't eat without something else? Eggs with ketchup? A burrito without salsa!? Cereal without milk!? Well that's how I feel when it comes to steak I usually like some green beans or some type of mix vegetable and a nice baked potato preferably loaded with sour cream bacon salt pepper maybe even chives! Well with your steak they offer beans a baked potato or french fries that's it I asked if I could get my potato loaded and she said they actually couldn't do that. Everyone else with me said I was being a crybaby and everything else was perfect I just say our bills over $120 I want cheese and bacon on my potato! Lol so the verdict is... it was very good. Small menu, it consists of 5 or 6 different steaks a burger or two and a few other things. It's pretty expensive. About 30 bucks a plate. The steak alone was worth it. I just feel like they can accommodate some sides better. I'd go back and bring my own bacon!!
As good as a steak-house gets, friendly staff, good selection of "cowboy favorites". Delicious food, go ahead and order it a little rare-er than usual. You will not be disappointed. Live music, unsure of the schedule.

(520) 455-5205

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La Hacienda de Sonoita

34 Swanson Rd
Sonoita, 85637
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(520) 455-5308

Bed & Breakfast

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Rainbow’s End Bed & Breakfast

3088 State Highway 83
Sonoita, 85637
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(520) 455-0202

Hotels, Bed & Breakfast

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Tia Nita’s Cantina

3119 State Hwy 83
Sonoita, 85637
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(520) 455-0500

Pizza, Latin American, Bars

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