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)
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.

Entree Special:
Cinco Surf & Turf: Sonoran spiced marinated prime sirloin steak, Mexican white shrimp,Desert herb compound butter, green chili, local corn empanada, roasted chipotle rice 38.

Dessert Special:
Mexican Chocolate Andoulli with Mescal whip cream and mini dulce de leche dipped Oaxaca churros 11.


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.

Creamy Arizona corn bisque, Sonoran spiced rock shrimp, tomato chutney, tempura scallions 8 cup / 10 bowl

Entree Specials:
- Cartwright’s quiche with smoked brie, honey cured ham, sun-dried tomato,
Anaheim crema, Arizona field greens, apricots, sweet and spicy walnuts 20.

– Great Lakes whitefish, toasted orzo, roasted local corn, foraged mushrooms,
frisee, Apple pecan butter 34.

– Wood-grilled beef tenderloin, guajillo demi glace, gold potato hash with prickly
pear Fresno chili and green chilies, herb roasted sherry glazed local squash 36.

Mini Pink Macaroons filled with Shiraz Berry Chantilly Cream and Fresh Raspberries, Orange Cream tartlet with Brown Sugar Glazed Orange Supremes, Blueberry Pineapple Cake with Coconut Icing and Roasted Pecans 11.


AZ Spring Restaurant Week
May 15 @ 4:30 pm – May 25 @ 9:00 pm

AZ Rest Logo15This statewide affair offers foodies a wealth of dining opportunities and the chance to get outside their own neighborhood and try something new. From sizzling Southwestern and soothing comfort foods to five-star dining and international fare – it’s all on the table during Arizona Restaurant Week. So prepare your taste buds and dig in.

For full details visit:

Need a reservation? You can make them online via OpenTable. The link is located on the left hand side of our home page:

Arizona Restaurant Week Spring Menu 2015
$44 per guest, plus tax, Choose one item in each category
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten Free choices available

Beet Trio Salad, Napa Cabbage, Baby Gem Lettuce, Green Apple, Golden Raisins, Prickly Pear Pistachio Vinaigrette, Fossil Creek Goat Cheese
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Lump Crab and Corn Cakes, Soda Cracker-Crusted, Orange Coriander Aioli, Bread and Butter Pickles
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Warm Canella-Braised Duck, Bourbon Braised Peaches, Smoked Gorgonzola, Local Pecan Crostini

Mt. Lassen Trout, Crushed Marcona Almond Butter, Fennel, Grilled Lemon, Sun-Dried Apricot Quinoa
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Mesquite-Grilled Creekstone Rib Eye, Chipotle Caramelized Onions, Jack Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Roasted Local Corn with Green Chiles
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Braised Pork Shoulder, Mulato Chili and Molasses, Cowboy Beans, Cipollini Onions, Green Apple, Pork Cracklings
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Vegan Fodder, Scalloped Squash, Serrano Pico de Gallo, Sweet Potato Hash, Piquillo Pepper Reductio

Crème brûlée
: Arizona red lime-honey syrup, cashew lace cookie & mixed berry compote
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“Inside Out” ooey gooey carrot cake
 cream cheese stuffed and soaked in a 3-milk reduction. Gingersnap cookie crumbs, yogurt walnut cream & candied carrot puree
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Campfire S’mores in a mason jar
 House-made graham cracker cookies, marshmallow, dark chocolate ganache & chocolate sponge cake

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…

Entree Special:
Mesquite wood-grilled tenderloin, Mexican white shrimp, Bacon caramelized onion marmalade, smoked cheddar and charred scallions, scalloped potatoes, local broccolini, habanero port reduction 46.

Bacon Maple Beer Cake: Light Beer Cake layered with maple pastry cream, crispy bacon pieces and boiled caramel icing. Served with sautéed apples and roasted peanut bark 11.



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!

Entree Special:
BBQ Mixed Grill: Braised and smoked baby back ribs, brisket and house-made wild game sausage, prickly pear habanero BBQ sauce, Jack cheese corn cake, Carolina cole slaw 34.

Red, White and Blue in a Mason Jar: Poached Strawberry and Raspberry Compote layered with Angel Food Cake squares and Fresh Blueberry Filling. Served with Lemon Shortbread Cookie Stars dipped in white chocolate 11.