Throughout the year, Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House and its sister restaurant, Tonto Bar & Grill, hosts special events to bring together family and friends and foster a sense of community. From our popular Arizona history dinners to our romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, we invite you to come out and join us for the good times. Our calendar lists events happening at both restaurants and in the neighborhood.

Remember to visit Cartwright’s 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.


Daily happy hour

  • When: Join us 4:00-6:00 p.m. nightly for Happy Hour at the Mesquite Bar
  • Location: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House
  • $1 off all beers, $2 off all wines by the glass, $2 off all appetizers,
    $2 off all cocktails click here to view happy hour menu
St. Valentines Day
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Happy-HourCapture your sweetie’s heart and soul with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Cartwright’s is featuring a special dinner menu Tuesday, February 14, with seating offered every half hour from 4 to 10 p.m.
Our exceptional $75 fixed-price Valentine’s Day gourmet plated dinner features a choice of appetizers, choice of entrée, and choice of spectacular desserts. All beverages are extra.
Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Appetizer Course
Butternut squash soup, poached lobster claw, toasted
sunflower seeds, purple basil, sherry agave reduction
– or –
SIFarms baby greens, grilled and chilled lobster tail meat,
cherry tomato, snap peas, champagne vinaigrette, brioche
toast point

Seafood Course
Chilled Seafood Platter, Ahi sashimi, Mexican white prawns,
Alaskan King crab, lobster ceviche, ancho cocktail sauce, fresh wasabi, pickled ginger

Entree Course
British Colombia Ling Cod, pickled wild mushrooms, foraged juniper berry dashi broth, SIFarms spicy radish greens and purple kale
– or -
Arizona raised duck breast, duck liver profiterole, butter braised rapini, strawberry and prickly pear emulsion
– or –
Colorado Lamb Chops, lobster and Fossil Creek goat cheese
macaroni, rosemary roasted asparagus

Dessert Course
Chocolate covered strawberry cakes, pink butter-cream, milk chocolate classic truffles and almond panna cotta kisses
– or –
Local fruit and cheese platter

Featured Cocktail: Blushing-Tini  13
Patron silver, Grand Marnier, fresh lime, house made prickly pear syrup, Mexican panela sugar

For reservations, phone 480-488-8031
No online reservations available for holidays.

click here to print/view valentines dinner Menu