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 3:00-6:00 p.m. nightly for Happy Hour at the Mesquite Bar
  • Location: Cartwright’s Sonoran Ranch House
  • Description: Enjoy $1 off draft beers, $5 well cocktails and featured wines, $8 well martinis, $5 select appetizers and $1.50 oysters (min. 6)
January Wine Feature from DeLoach Vineyards
Jan 2 @ 11:30 am – Jan 31 @ 9:00 pm

Our featured wine for the month program is back!
Joins us for a glass or two of wine from Deloach Vineyards.
We are featuring these silky wines by the glass or bottle, all month long.

De Loach Vineyards, the pioneering Russian River Valley producer of award-winning wines. Our Estate Vineyard is certified Biodynamic® and organic and represents the culmination of a long and dedicated effort to become a more self-
sustaining and environmentally friendly producer of fine wine.
As growers we are stewards. The exquisite terrior of the De Loach Estate vineyard
provides us with the opportunity to cultivate grapes of unmatched quality. Our
mission is to provide a seamless conduit for these grapes from vine to glass.
– Eric Pooler  Vineyard Manager



Super Bowl Sunday
Feb 1 all-day

We will be closed for the entire day but, will  reopen for regular business the following day.

Enjoy the Big Game and we will see you soon!


Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Champagne toastCapture your sweetie’s heart and soul with a romantic
Valentine’s Day dinner. Cartwright’s will feature a special
dinner menu Saturday, February 14, with seating offered every half hour from 4 to 10 p.m.
Our exceptional $55 fixed-price Valentine’s Day gourmet plated dinner features a trio of appetizers, your choice of entrée, and a spectacular dessert.
Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.

Trio of Appetizers:
Arizona field greens, Sonoran herb vinaigrette, local berries, quinoa, cotija cheese

Fusilli pasta salad, grilled artichoke and corn, toasted walnuts, roasted peppers, epazote vinaigrette, house-made ricotta cheese

Shellfish trio, grilled and chilled Mexican white shrimp, lobster ceviche, blue point oysters, ancho cocktail sauce, cucumber mignonette

Choice of Entrée:
– Surf and turf, petite filet, Australian lobster tail, smoked garlic potato hash,
grilled local squash, oregano compound butter, port reduction

– Chicken breast, wild mushroom risotto, sherry-glazed rainbow cauliflower, crispy chicos, epazote oil

– New York strip, herbed scalloped potatoes, grilled broccolini, Sonoran spiced shallots, roasted leek crema

– Tortilla crusted salmon, roasted poblano and corn cream, local squash, chickpea fritters

Red velvet cake tower with mascarpone cheese filling, Grand Marnier truffle rolled in spiced almonds, fresh raspberry compote and pulled caramel sugar hearts

Print Valentines Day Menu

National Margarita Day
Feb 22 @ 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

National Margarita Day: Let’s celebrate the nectar of the gods!

Stay tuned in for our special spirits.

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Devoured Culinary Classic
Mar 7 @ 10:30 am – 3:00 pm

Come watch us go for Gold for the 4th year in a row!

Devoured Culinary Classic
Saturday, March 7th, 2015
Phoenix Art Museum
1625 N. Central Ave., Phoenix, AZ 85004

10:30 AM – 11:30 AM VIP, Press Admission
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM General Public Admission
To purchase tickets, please visit:
Tickets can also be purchased via phone by calling: 602-257-2124 or in-person at the Phoenix Art Museum.
Note: There is a limit of 6 tickets per transaction.
For more information about the event, please visit:


Hoppy Easter at our Sister Restaurant Tonto
Apr 5 all-day

Cartwright’s will be closed all day and evening for Easter.

Please visit our sister restaurant Tonto Bar & Grill which will be open and serving a four-course plated brunch with complimentary champagne. It includes a trio of salads, seafood platter, your choice of entree and a trio of desserts.

For reservations or information click here Tonto Bar & Grill or phone Tonto 480-488-0698

Cinco de Mayo!
May 5 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Join us for some tasty fare while we celebrate our southerly neighbors independence day. Be sure to try our quenching Tepache, it’s not only incredible but authentic to Mexico.


Mother’s Day
May 10 @ 10:30 am – 8:30 pm

Join us on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 10, from 10:30 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., where Mom can start off with a “Love Your Momma Martini” of Grey Goose pear vodka lemon juice, simple syrup sliced cucumber & fresh mint. In addition to our regular menu we’ll be serving a gourmet Mother’s Day menu, featuring a special appetizer, and entree specials. Finish with a trio of house-made desserts, from our bakeshop.

Call 480-488-8031 for reservations or book online from our home page.

Also consider our sister restaurant, Tonto Bar & Grill for Mother’s Day.


Father’s Day
Jun 21 @ 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm

Treat dad to a tasty Mesquite-wood fired steak for Father’s Day and let us do the grilling while he does the chilling!  Stay tuned for our specials…



Independence Day on the 3rd…?
Jul 3 @ 4:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Okay, so Cave Creek is special enough to have 2 firework shows, and it just so happens that the one on July 3rd is right outside our front door. So get an early start and join us on the 3rd of July. Independence Day with a bang up view!