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Tía Carmen, Phoenix, AZ

Tía Carmen

4.6
4.6
770 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest
Led by renowned Chef Angelo Sosa, Tía Carmen celebrates the local landscape, farmers and community of the Southwest. Tía Carmen features a mix of tradition and modernity with bold, elemental cooking complimented by exciting cocktails and a top-notch wine list.

Reservations are recommended, walk-in guests are welcome and will be accommodated based on availability.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 49 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southwest, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–1:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (480) 293-3636
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Angelo Sosa
  • Neighborhood
    Desert Ridge
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Mother's Day Grand Mercado

    $155.00 per person

    May 12, 2024 only
    Come celebrate Mother's day with us! Tia Carmen's Grand Mercado Experience is offered from 9 am to 3pm. Our Mercado experience will include Tia Carmen signature dishes and traditional brunch fare. For adults, the price is 155 per person and children (ages 5-12) 49 per person. Non-alcoholic beverages included in price, tax, and 20% service charge is applied to all checks. No discounts apply. Indoor and outdoor seating requests are pre-assigned during the initial reservation. In the event on inclement weather, all reservations for outdoor seating will be hosted indoors at twenty6 lounge.
    Mother's Day Grand Mercado Photo
  • Cinco de Mayo Brunch Special

    $29.00 per person

    May 5, 2024 only
    Come fiesta with us to celebrate Cinco de Mayo for brunch at Tia Carmen! From 10am - 1pm we will offer a Carne Asada Platter special (serves 2-4) available to order in addition to your Mercado experience. Cheers with $10 Agua Fresca Margaritas all day during brunch service! *this pricing is in addition to the Mercado Experience price (Mercado $42 or Petite Mercado $30)*
    Cinco de Mayo Brunch Special Photo

What 770 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix

    Healthy

  • Phoenix

    Great for scenic views

770 Reviews
  1. GoBluefromMichigan

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat outside and it was a very nice setting. The server was very knowledgeable and explained a lot of the menu and where things are sourced from without us having to ask. Amazing taste/flavors. Great job.
    Tía CarmenResponded 1 day ago
    Dear GoBluefromMichigan, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your review. We believe that food is more than just a meal, it's an experience, and we are so glad you could join us and taste the love and the spirit of Tia Carmen. Thank you for mentioning how much you enjoyed sitting outdoors and loved our impeccable service along with the delicious food we served. We appreciate you recommending us and look forward to serving you again! Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  2. SeanG

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I had a very enjoyable dinner at Tia Carmen. From the starters to the mains, the drinks, we couldn't decide which dish was our favorite, they were are so good. The Pan Frito is a must, tostadas are delicious and the kebobs were amazing. Our server, Tim, was also outstanding, friendly, helpful and on the ball. One of the best dinners I've had in a while. Well done!
    Tía CarmenResponded 2 days ago
    Dear Sean, Thank you for including us in your dinner plans. We believe in the impact and power that food can have and want every guest to know that Tia Carmen is a love letter to the region! It is rewarding to hear how much you and your wife loved our Chef Sosa's mix of tradition and modernity in our cuisine along with the excellent service you received from Tim. Your compliments will be a delight to share. We appreciate you recommending us online and look forward to providing you with another outstanding experience. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  3. YvonneR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a bit of a wait to get drinks and to get our food, however it was worth the wait. The food was excellent, we had the seafood platter, it was gorgeous and so fresh and yummy. Our entrees were delicious too, New York strip,chicken guisado and stripped bass were perfectly cooked. Our sides didn’t disappoint either, fingerling potatoes were crispy and flavorful as was the street corn. Since we were celebrating a birthday and anniversary they brought us delicious little ice cream treats at the end. I would definitely recommend and will be back. Just different seating area, too close to the outdoor exit and it was cold.
    Tía CarmenResponded 6 days ago
    Dear YvonneR, Thank you for choosing our restaurant and for sharing your review. We apologize for the frustration you had due to the delay in getting your meal as we take pride in delivering a timely, impeccable dining experience. Your comments have been shared with the appropriate individuals to ensure a better outcome going forward. We are also sorry for any discomfort you encountered due to the temperature. Your specific feedback will help us improve the dining services for all our guests. That said, we are glad you liked our food offerings. We are grateful for your recommendation and look forward to your next visit. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  4. SuzanaS

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tia Carmen restaurant on JW Marriott property was a great experience. Service was professional and friendly, and ambience was social, warm and unique.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 13, 2024
    Dear Suzana, Thank you for posting such a wonderful recommendation of Tia Carmen. We are pleased to know you had a great exprience with us, and how much you loved our attentive service and inviting ambiance. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments, and we look forward to many more visits with you. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great experience went for my birthday and it was very nice and the food was really good
    Tía CarmenResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Valued Guest, We love reading exciting comments like yours! Our contemporary Southwestern cuisine is a love letter to the region, and we are glad you could join us for your birthday. It was an honor to celebrate with you here at Tia Carmen, and we hope to see you again for another outstanding dining experience. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was good. Way way way too loud in the large back dining area. Had to scream to hear each other. Extremely poor acoustics back there when busy.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 9, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for mentioning how much you enjoyed the delicious food we served. When the space for Tía Carmen was being remodeled, we embraced the high, arched ceilings as a cathedral-like element to the restaurant. It gives us depth to enjoy the grandeur of the space, and we took advantage of the ceiling height. With how popular we have become, we understand that people’s excitement about the restaurant can result in a cacophony of laughter and talking. We do our best to mitigate these issues by adding elements to absorb this sound. If you can share where you were sitting, we can look into this particular area of the restaurant in closer detail. Thank you again; we look forward to hearing from you. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  7. Starlitoyster

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    I had high hopes for this restaurant. I was excited for the opening since I last visited the hotel while it was being built. The food was just ok. I had the guisado and my husband had the pork chop. Both were decent. The turmeric rice was not seasoned at all and the street corn wasn't great. Just half raw corn sprinkled with a little seasoning. I just wasn't wowed and in my opinion very over priced. The music was so loud where we were sitting and we couldn't hear our waiter when she was talking. The decor was meh. Also, the manager of the restaurant came and spoke to every table around us, several times even, but never came to speak to us. Why? We thought that was strange and kind of rude. I'll end on a positive. The flan with manchego cheese was pretty delicious. Would come back just for dessert next time.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 8, 2024
    Dear Starlitoyster, Thank you for the review. We strive to provide only locally sourced ingredients so we can deliver innovative dishes to our guests. We understand you were dissatisfied with your selections on this visit. We will share your helpful feedback with our culinary staff. We are also sorry your experience was compromised due to the noise level in our restaurant. We always appreciate comments that help us improve our guest experience. Furthermore, we regret that you did not receive the hospitality you deserve and that we strive to provide every guest. Your input is valuable to us, and we are committed to making the necessary improvements to enhance our guest services. We look forward to making your next visit perfect. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service were top notch. Would recommend this place to anyone anytime.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 7, 2024
    Dear Guest, What a pleasure reading your comments. We believe in the impact and power that food can have and want every guest to know that Tia Carmen is a love letter to the region. Thank you for your generous remarks about our courteous service, and we will share your kind words with Tim. We are grateful for your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is an Outstanding restaurant, my kids love it
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 5, 2024
    Dear Guest, What a pleasure reading your comments. We believe in the impact and power that food can have and want every guest to know that Tia Carmen is a love letter to the region! We are glad to know your kids had a great experience, and we look forward to your return soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    the food & ambience was fantastic! really cool place with a lot of thoughtful detail!
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 4, 2024
    Dear Guest, We were pleased to read about your recent visit to Tia Carmen and how fantastic your experience was! Our menu is based on the indigenous food culture and ingredients sourced from local Arizona farmers and ranchers, celebrating farmers, the community, and the land. It is wonderful to hear how much you loved Chef Sosa's mix of tradition and modernity. We appreciate you mentioning our pleasing ambiance, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Phenomenal. One of the best, most unique meals we’ve had.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 4, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your review. We believe that food is more than just a meal, it is an experience, and we are so glad you could join us and taste the love and the spirit of Tia Carmen. We appreciate your business and look forward to serving you again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Incredible food and drinks! Can't wait to go back!
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 2, 2024
    Dear Guest, It is always nice to read great feedback about Tia Carmen. We want every guest to taste our passion through each plate and pour. We are delighted to hear that your time with us was excellent. Thank you for your wonderful comments, and we look forward to seeing you again. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  13. Jawbreaker92

    Phoenix

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Located in the JW Marriott at Desert ridge. They Seated our large group on time. Staff (Tyler) was pleasant and attentive. Good atmosphere. This was for Easter Sunday buffet Brunch. Great selection of food. All food was cooked just right. Good selection of surf and turf. Big dessert selections as well. I would recommend Tia Carmen.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 1, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Tia Carmen for your Easter Day celebration. We are pleased we exceeded your expectations with delicious food and environment. It is a pleasure to know our server, Tyler, did an excellent job taking care of you, and he will be very happy to know you mentioned him in the review. We love hosting you and your group for brunch, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Ottawa

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superior service, excellent food. We must return to sample more menu items.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 1, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for sharing your generous review. We are pleased to know that you had an exceptional dining experience at Tia Carmen and were impressed with our mouth-watering food and outstanding service. Our devoted team works incredibly hard, and we will enjoy sharing your kind remarks with them. It is always a joy to see our guests are excited about returning; we look forward to it! Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  15. ShelleyC

    New York City

    33 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great and our server was terrific. However their front desk people were horrible. Initially they wanted to seat us in the bar where there were literally no other people. Then wanted us to sit at a table affixed to a work station. Then in a back room where there was a very loud party of 20. All the while there were several lovely empty tables outside. Eventually we were seated there, but the evening was pretty much ruined. The GM came by and was very nice, sending over desserts, but the damage was already done. Clearly the person at the front—who is the face of the restaurant-needs training in hospitality. Otherwise she needs to find a new job.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 1, 2024
    Dear Shelley, Thank you for sharing your feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the delicious food and that your server provided excellent service. We apologize for the level of service you received from one of our associates at the front desk. Your comments will be addressed appropriately to ensure such concerns are not repeated. We appreciate your feedback and hope to welcome you again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  16. CaliforniaMom

    San Francisco

    103 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server Mel was excellent, with great allergy awareness and menu knowledge. The cocktail list is extensive and creative, and the restaurant design is appealing. Unfortunately, two of our three diners disliked the food. We felt that the pan frito was excessively spicy and blew out the wine we were drinking. I ordered the tuna tostada as my entree, and stopped eating it after three bites. The tuna was mushy and warm, with an odd aftertaste. Our guest ordered the corn tostada as her entree, and also found it mushy and not tasty.
    Tía CarmenResponded on April 1, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the review. We are pleased you enjoyed our inspiring service, ambiance, and curated cocktails, but we are disappointed to know you had some issues with the food you ordered. We strive to provide only high-quality, locally-sourced ingredients so we can deliver exceptional, innovative dishes to our guests. Still, we understand you were dissatisfied with your selections on this visit. We will share your helpful feedback with our culinary staff. We would welcome another opportunity to have you return and try our menu again. Thank you for choosing us, and we hope to see you soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  17. Daniel

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was decent. Food is overpriced and poor in quality. Rib eye was undercooked and a waste of $69 Menu is limited The outlet should be covered to either a traditional upscale Hispanic restaurant similar to what the Fairmont Scottsdale has or scraped entirely for a breakfast lunch and dinner outlet. The concept, chef, and management oversight is lacking and your loosing additional RevPar
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 31, 2024
    Dear Daniel, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed to know you had issues with your meal. We strive to provide only high-quality, locally sourced ingredients to deliver exceptional, innovative dishes to our guests. We understand you were dissatisfied with your selections on this visit. We will share your helpful feedback with our culinary staff. We also appreciate your feedback about our menu items, as we always want to hear how we can enhance our guest experience. We hope you will give us another opportunity to provide you with the flawless visit you deserve. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was prepared so well and delicious! Highly recommend.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 26, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, We were pleased to read about your recent visit to Tía Carmen and how fantastic your experience was! Our culinary team strives to ensure that each of our dishes is fresh and just right every time. Therefore, we were glad to learn that you enjoyed everything so much. Thank you for your recommendation, and we look forward to serving you again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  19. VladaW

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautifully decorated restaurant with an indoor and outdoor option. Every dish is intricately created with a pop of color and unique flavors. Even the cocktails were aesthetically pleasing.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 25, 2024
    Dear Vlada, Thank you for dining at Tia Carmen and for taking the time to leave a review. We strive to provide our guests with an enriching experience, and we are delighted to hear that your time with us was excellent. It was also a pleasure to read you loved our thoughtfully crafted restaurant, delectable dishes, and house-made craft cocktails. Thank you again for the generous rating, and we hope you will return soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Dallas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tia Carmen was absolutely beautiful in every way! Service was excellent, food was amazing and the views were incredible. HIGHLY recommend the buffet breakfast. Staff was friendly and even gave some recommendations.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 25, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the wonderful review of Tía Carmen! We are thrilled to know you had an exceptional dining experience. Eating local, fresh food while enjoying stunning views is our specialty, and we were happy to read that you loved your time with us so much. We are also pleased to learn our associates did an excellent job taking care of you; our team works incredibly hard, and we will enjoy sharing your compliments with them. Thank you again for dining with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    We ordered the special vegetable which was roasted Brussel sprout. However, it had a seasoning in it that didn’t go well and gave you a very bad taste in your mouth. We liked the fingerling potatoes that were smashed but the wholes didn’t have much flavor. I had the specialty of the house, the chicken thighs and rice, and it was good. However, my husband had the Seabass, and he was only able to eat about half of it because the crust was way too spicy and he did not enjoy the accompanying foam and sauce. Thankfully, my meal was big enough for the two of us The restaurant seem to be way understaffed because our waitress was having a hard time keeping up and checking on us. Overall, it was a disappointing experience. 
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 23, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are disappointed you had some issues with your meal. We strive to provide only high-quality, locally sourced ingredients to deliver exceptional, innovative dishes to our guests. We understand you were dissatisfied with some of your selections on this visit. We will share your helpful feedback with our culinary staff. We are also sorry for the service issues you encountered and will address these concerns with our team to ensure improvements in our service. We would welcome another opportunity to have you and your husband return and try our menu again. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  22. Vincentl

    Atlanta Metro

    28 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server did an outstanding job. While the food was good, the service and ambience was so much better. V-
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 30, 2024
    Dear Vincentl, What a delight for us to read your comments. We enjoy offering our guests a simple, elegant atmosphere combined with delicious food served by our devoted staff. Thank you for leaving your review and for the generous remarks. We look forward to serving you again. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  23. DJHG

    Palm Springs

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything and everyone at Tia Carmen made our anniversary celebration special. The service was impeccable and the food creative, sumptuous and delicious.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 25, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for writing a review of your recent visit to Tia Carmen. Our contemporary Southwestern cuisine is a love letter to the region, and we are thrilled we could be a part of your anniversary celebrations. It was also a pleasure learning our thoughtful hospitality and delicious dishes enhanced your visit. We will surely pass along your wonderful compliments to our entire team. Thank you once more for celebrating with us, and we look forward to welcoming you again for another outstanding dining experience. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  24. TinaT

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nestled within the serene confines of a beautiful resort, chef Angelo Sosa's Tía Carmen is a culinary sanctuary where every detail exudes elegance and charm. The interior design, reminiscent of a cream stone cave, strikes a delicate balance between regal opulence and humble intimacy. From the overall restaurant concept to the execution of each dish, it's evident that love is the secret ingredient here, infusing every bite with unparalleled warmth and flavor. The staff, with their exceptional kindness and attentiveness, elevate the dining experience to new heights, ensuring a royal experience. The menu, a masterful blend of unexpected yet cohesive and focused flavors, showcases the chef's remarkable creativity and skill. Standout dishes like the purple yam with cheese foam transport diners to realms of culinary delight previously unexplored. To the chef and team behind Tía Carmen, your dedication and passion shine through in every aspect of the dining experience. Whether for a special occasion or a desire to indulge in exceptional cuisine, Tía Carmen is a destination worth seeking out. I eagerly anticipate my return and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone seeking a truly memorable dining experience.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 24, 2024
    Dear Tina, Thank you for dining at Tía Carmen and leaving such a kind review. We are very proud of our delectable menu. All our dishes are prepared with fresh, local ingredients and uniquely created by our head chef. The Purple yam with cheese foam is a popular choice, and we are very glad that you enjoyed it. It was also a pleasure reading our intuitive associates and beautiful decor enhanced your time with us. Our chef and the entire team are delighted to receive such kind words. Thank you once more for your recommendation, and we love knowing you plan to return; we all look forward to it. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tía Carmen was everything we hoped for! It definitely lived up to the hype. The service, ambience, decor, attention to detail, but most importantly the food was top tier. Our server Josh was great and very attentive as well. A testament to the high standards the JW sets. Will definitely be back!
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 22, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for dining with us at Tia Carmen and for sharing your review. We are thrilled to know we exceeded your expectations with an exceptional dining experience and that you enjoyed our modern ambiance, thoughtful hospitality, and amazing food. It was also a pleasure reading Josh did an excellent job taking care of you, and it will be a delight to pass along the kind remarks. Thank you again for your perfect rating, and we love knowing you plan to return; we all look forward to it. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  26. KathyW

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a fabulous meal with friends. Samir, our waiter, was excellent. We would definitely go to Tia Carmen again when we’re back in the Phoenix area
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 19, 2024
    Dear KathyW, We appreciate your review and thank you for complimenting our attentive associates. We are happy to know Samir did an excellent job taking care of you, and it will be our pleasure to pass along the kind remarks. We look forward to seeing you again at Tia Carmen. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  27. Kiara

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 17, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was great she was super nice and kept checking on us. The food was also really good too however the aguachile did not in fact contain shrimp. There was a sauce poured over it that smelled like green tea or matcha and it was half of an avocado that was served. My only critique would be if you’re going to sell a dish for example like aqua chiles please make sure that is what you’re selling. Other than that everything was great.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 18, 2024
    Dear Kiara, Thank you for sharing your review of Tía Carmen. We are glad to know you liked our thoughtful service, and we will be sure to share your kind remarks with the staff member mentioned. However, we are sorry for your disappointment with regard to the agua chile we served. We will address your comments with our culinary team as we are always looking for ways to improve. We hope to see you again on your future visit to the area. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is creative with a lot of flavor! So yummy! My over all experience was great I would eat here again.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 16, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, We were pleased to read about your fantastic experience at Tia Carmen. Our menu is based on the indigenous food culture and ingredients sourced from local Arizona farmers and ranchers, celebrating farmers, the community, and the land. It is wonderful to hear how much you loved Chef Sosa's mix of tradition and modernity. Thank you for your business, and we love knowing you plan to return; we look forward to it. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing Like Always , Great Food and Beautiful Ambiance ♥️
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 16, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for dining with us and sharing your review. Since Tia Carmen first opened, we have strived to make our name synonymous with a fantastic dining experience, and we are delighted to know you enjoyed our comfortable atmosphere, excellent service, and amazing food. Thank you once more for your loyalty to our restaurant, and we look forward to serving you again. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    fabulous place- food was wonderful as was the atmosphere- waiter was very knowledgeable. Was pricey, but worth it
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 15, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for the generous compliments about how much you loved dining with us and enjoyed our contemporary Southwest cuisine and ambiance. We also appreciate you mentioning the service provided by our server. Thank you once more for your feedback, and we hope you will be back to see us again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The atmosphere was beautiful & the food was great! My only issue was the server. They could have been more professional with recommendations (which I asked for) and there was no willingness to try & they did not seem genuine at all. I felt very rushed towards the end when I asked for desert recommendations and the server brushed it off completely. Being GENUINELY friendly goes a long way !!
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 10, 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for your recent visit to Tia Carmen. We are glad you enjoyed our delicious food offerings and pleasant atmosphere. That said, we regret the service issues you endured from our associates. We value your remarks and will share them appropriately to ensure these are not repeated. It was a pleasure having you, and we look forward to seeing you soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious and nice outdoor setting. Really lovely evening
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 8, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for spending your evening with us and sharing your review. We believe that food is more than just a meal, it's an experience, and we are so glad you could join us and taste the love and the spirit of Tia Carmen. Thank you for mentioning how much you enjoyed our outdoor setting as well. We look forward to serving you again! Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  33. RachelM

    Phoenix

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great service. Party of six really enjoyed their experience.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 4, 2024
    Dear Rachel, Thank you for visiting Tia Carmen and leaving your review regarding your wonderful experience. We take great pride in delivering delicious dining combined with excellent service. Feedback like yours assures us that we are on the right track. It was our pleasure to have served you and your group. We look forward to doing so again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  34. lizw

    Houston

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing as always!!!! Loved everything!!! Shane our server was wonderful too!
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 4, 2024
    Dear lizw, Thank you for posting such a wonderful review! We are happy to know you have dined at Tia Carmen on several occasions, and that each experience has been spectacular. We appreciate you taking the time to share your comments; Shane will be delighted to hear your recognition. Thank you again, and we look forward to your next visit with us. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our experience was absolutely fantastic. Our service was provided by Franklin, who was an absolute pleasure, and accommodated our bilingual language . We took his recommendation and tried the fish torta, one word “ delicious”, a must try. The lush green landscape was beautiful and all the staff we passed along the property where delightful and pleasant.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 2, 2024
    Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for choosing Tia Carmen and for sharing your fantastic experience with us. We are pleased to know Franklin did an excellent job taking care of you and that he played a vital role in making your fiancés's birthday surprise so special, with his thoughtful and amazing hospitality. It will be our pleasure to pass along the kind remarks. We all look forward to seeing you again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  36. Doc1

    Dallas

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious The portions were large, minimal need for sides
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 2, 2024
    Dear Doc1, What a pleasure reading your comments. We believe in the impact and power that food can have and want every guest to know that Tia Carmen is a love letter to the region! Thank you for the generous remarks about how much you relished the food we served. We appreciate you recommending us and look forward to serving you again! Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  37. Carmen

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceptional fresh flavors. Some of ingredients were grown in their organic garden. Beautiful scenic outdoor seating with heat lamps. Fantastic margaritas.
    Tía CarmenResponded on March 1, 2024
    Dear Carmen, We were pleased to read about your visit to Tia Carmen and how great your experience was! Our menu is based on the indigenous food culture and ingredients sourced from local Arizona farmers and ranchers, celebrating farmers, the community, and the land. It is wonderful to hear how much you loved Chef Sosa's mix of tradition and modernity. We appreciate you mentioning our beautiful outdoor seating, we look forward to seeing you soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  38. KhirmanR

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was second time at Tia Carmen and the service and the food was impeccable, our server Anastasia was the best and went out of her way to make us feel special !! Can’t wait to come back
    Tía CarmenResponded on February 29, 2024
    Dear Khirman, We appreciate you taking the time to post such a wonderful review! We are pleased to know this was your second visit with us at Tia Carmen, and that we were able to meet your expectations once again. We appreciate your wonderful comments about the food we served and our impeccable service. Anastasia will be delighted to hear your kind words. It is always a joy to see our guests are excited about returning; we look forward to it. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  39. VickyT

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was unexpected, unique and outstanding. We tried five dishes and all were delicious. I would highly recommend the potato, leek and spinach soup. It was even more delish than anticipated, and you can always tell the quality of a chef by their ability to master a soup with layers of flavour!
    Tía CarmenResponded on February 29, 2024
    Dear Vicky, Thank you for choosing Tia Carmen, a contemporary Southwest dining destination led by renowned Chef Angelo Sosa. Our menu is based on the indigenous food culture and ingredients sourced from local Arizona farmers and ranchers, celebrating farmers, the community, and the land. It is wonderful to hear how much you loved Chef Sosa's mix of tradition and modernity. We look forward to seeing you soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  40. shelly

    Tulsa

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The salads and soup were delicious and a shareable portion. Entree was your average size but delicious. Overall worth the money, you won’t be disappointed.
    Tía CarmenResponded on February 28, 2024
    Dear Shelly, Thank you for sharing your review of Tía Carmen. We are glad to know you had a pleasant dining experience and that you enjoyed the delectable food we served. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again on your future visit to the area. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  • Neighborhood
    Desert Ridge
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast Mon–Fri 6:30 am–11:00 am Brunch Sat, Sun 6:30 am–1:00 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Bar Daily 4:00 pm–6:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Southwest, Tapas / Small Plates, Cocktail Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Women
  • Executive chef
    Chef Angelo Sosa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Outdoor Firepit, Outdoor Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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