Skip to content

Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Mexican Restaurant
$$
“The Spotted Donkey Cantina is a fun and casual spot, and the best way to wash down your Mexican meal is with the signature El Pedregal Margarita made with their private-label Herradura Double Barrel Reposado tequila, Cointreau, organic agave nectar and fresh lime juice.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
“Fresh and exciting dishes all while being guest-focused and in a casual space. Menu highlights a bounty of artisanal and house made ingredients. Additional effort is placed on partnering with local farmers, ranchers and other suppliers who are also committed to quality as well as responsibility. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
New American Restaurant
$$$
“Great smoked meats and American comfort food. Happy Hour is fun and a bargain! We love the smoked/fried chicken - its unique! Try the outdoor seating.”
  • 5 locals recommend
American Restaurant
$$
“Venues- Happy Hour is great! Carefree Inn - Breakfast Tonyo's Lunch, Dinner, Happy Hour Cartwright's - Steak and Chops Harolds and The Chip- Cowboy Sonoran Mexican”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“A Hidden gem and well known to the locals. Not far and fantastic food and ambiance.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Diner
$
“Name says it all, It's a diner.... The ambiance is basic, but the food is good and varied; they have literally anything you can imagine. They serve lunch and dinner too. Full Bar.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Café
“We go up to Carefree sometimes and talk in our best British accent while having tea and crumpets. Fun place! Excellent Grandma, Mom and daughter time! Reservations required. :) ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Good Food ! Target and Safeway are in this plaza. Drive slow - plaza is set back in the desert and camouflaged from Scottsdale Road ! Good Luck finding this plaza ! ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
$$
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Breakfast Spot
$$
“Healthy kale and turmeric juices and egg white omelets or amazing french toast and other comfort food for brunches. New location just minutes away from us on Carefree Hwy and I-17!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A good place to catch breakfast before you head out for the day. This is the "go to place" for many locals.”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends