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Cielos at Lodge on the Desert

#173 of 1,554 Restaurants in Tucson}
$$ - $$$American, , International
306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
+1 520-320-2014
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good26%
  • Average15%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
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3:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
American, Southwestern, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711
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1 - 10 of 264 reviews

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We loved the new menu, very tasty, great salads and perfect service, we continue to return again and again. So nice to also see the wine list grow with notable white wines. Keep up the great work guys!

Thank Tim R
Reviewed 13 September 2017

We arrived at the hotel quite late after a long drive and busy day. We were too tired to look elsewhere for a restaurant and took a chance on the restaurant in the Lodge on the Desert - Cielos. Seating was available inside the dining...More

Thank travel-till-I-drop
Reviewed 3 September 2017

Although the restaurant is a bit noisy, it is absolutely a wonderful experience. My husband ordered the Pork Porterhouse, and I had the duck breast. Both were cooked to perfection and the sides were amazing. This particular evening they had live music which only added...More

Thank Flutefly
Reviewed 29 June 2017

The food was only average and the service was very poor. There were six of us in our party and one of us had to wait at least twenty minutes after the others were served for his dinner to arrive. When it finally did arrive,...More

2  Thank Nancy F T
Reviewed 24 June 2017

We were staying at the Lodge on the Desert, and as we were tired upon arrival, we decided to check out the in-house restaurant. We're glad we did! We selected to eat indoors, although there is plenty of outside seating as well. Our server was...More

1  Thank divaw0rld
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Excellent staff and service. Food was delicious too! Many different spirits to choose from. Loved their choices of wines.

1  Thank peggy092158
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed here while visiting Tucson. We requested a tub because he was taking a rest day from hiking the Arizona Trail and was in need of a long soaking. They happily accommodated his needs. The beds were very comfortable and the...More

Thank pjjohnson17
Reviewed 3 March 2017

The food tasted very good, was fresh, cooked like I wanted, service was good. Menu not too extensive but was tasty. Coffee was good

1  Thank duane w
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This restaurant is in the Lodge, very attractive surroundings, good menu. I had the chicken with fried polenta. the chicken was perfectly done but the polenta were greased spunges and couldn't eat them. One in our party oredered a glass of wine that was not...More

Thank Deborah A
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Usually when one is trapped in eating in one's accomodation, disappointment can occur. Not so with this restaurant; one night of elegant dining; and one of completely gourmet bar food. It will never disappoint!

1  Thank Karen M
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Lucia C
21 January 2015|
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Response from Lisa S | Reviewed this property |
I think it would be great. Its very quiet and maybe you could have your own private room. I also would go meet the chef and discuss it with them. I also liked outside dining at the Old Pueblo Grille and that might be a... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$38
Brunch, Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
3:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 306 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ 85711 (Formerly Lodge on the Desert)
    (Alvernon and Broadway)
  • Public Transportation: A SunTran stop is conveniently located less than one block from the Lodge's main entrance.
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Tucson
  • Phone Number: +1 520-320-2014
  • E-mail
  • This restaurant is at Lodge on the Desert
Cielos at Lodge on the Desert offers one of the best dining options in Southern Arizona. Dine on contemporary seasonal cuisine that pays tribute to Southwest ingredients, crafted by Executive Chef David Solorzano. Complemented by classic craft cocktails featuring local spirits and a delectable wine list, Cielos is the perfect place for a romantic night out or a casual happy hour with friends. The intimate space is framed with floor-to-ceiling windows and overlooks a spacious secluded Saltillo-tiled outdoor private patio featuring bistro string lighting, a four-sided, tiled fireplace for optimal year-round al fresco dining. Cielos and its bar both reflect a genuine, richly authentic Southern Arizona historic charm and ambience including rough-hewn artist-design hand-painted wood beams, Mexican tin chandeliers, floating potted plants and shade sails.
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