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
  • Description: Enjoy $1 off draft beers, $5 well cocktails and featured wines, $8 well martinis, $5 select appetizers and $2.00 oysters (min. 6)
    see our full Happy Hour Menu here: Happy Hour
Super Bowl
Feb 7 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!


Happy Valentines Day
Feb 14 @ 4:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Capture your sweetie’s heart and soul with a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner. Cartwright’s will feature a special dinner menu Sunday, 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 choice of appetizers, choice of entrée, and choice of spectacular desserts. All beverages are extra. Gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options are available.
Reservations may be made online or by calling 480-488-8031

Appetizer Course
Arizona sweet corn and lobster bisque, desert sage oil, smoked bourbon crème fraiche, crispy epazote
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Bibb lettuce, creamy jalapeño and strawberry vinaigrette, Sonoran spice poached lobster, cherry tomato, Willcox berries

Seafood Course
Chilled shellfish platter, Kumamoto oyster,  Mexican white prawns, P.E.I. mussels, big eye tuna poke, blood orange mignonette, ancho cocktail sauce

Entree Course
Chilean Sea bass, amandine, Tequila citrus reduction, mache lettuce, avocado relish, smashed red potatoes
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Top Knot Farms duck breast, sun-dried cherry demi-glace, smoked fingerling potatoes, charred asparagus and Abby Lee tomatoes
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Dry aged buffalo tenderloin(4oz), chili butter poached lobster tail, Yukon gold and winter truffle puree, rainbow Swiss chard

“Obsession Berry Pistachio Torte”
French vanilla pound cake, berry gelee, white chocolate and strawberry custards.
Meringue kisses, chocolate covered strawberries, and candy coated pistachios.
– or –
Local fruit and cheese platter

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