Dine in style at a wide choice of restaurants close to The Cays at Downtown Ocotillo. You can select from a number of cuisines suitable for every budget.
Here is a look at 10 of the best. Explore and experiment. Use these 10 as a great starting point for your foodie adventures around The Cays.
Earnest Restaurant at 4991 S. Alma School Road offers classic comfort food with a modern twist. The selections make the most of the East Valley agricultural bounty. It has a respected wine list, offers craft beers and is proud of its cocktail menu. It is a delightful gathering spot for family and friends. The prices are in the $31-60 range.
The Living Room at 2475 W. Queen Creek Road has a full menu of sandwiches, a cheese board, soups, salads, appetizers, fondue and a slider board. It has a wine bar and is popular for happy hour. The outdoor patio is a popular place. The atmosphere is lively and the staff is friendly and efficient. The prices are in the $11-30 range.
Oregano’s Pizza Bistro at 1960 W. Germann Road offers a wide range of pizzas, appetizers, sides, wings, salads, sandwiches, pasta, dessert and drinks. It calls itself “Your Neighborhood Pizza Joint. Choices include thin crust, stuffed pizza and pan pizza, with a very large choice of toppings. The prices are in the $11-30 range.
Carlo & Emilie’s Gourmet Deli at 2040 S. Alma School Road specializes in fresh pastas complete with homemade sauces, sandwiches both hot and cold, salads and a wide range of Italian and French meats and cheeses. The homemade meatball sandwich on a baguette is very popular. The prices are in the $11-30 range.
Greek and Mediterranean Cuisine
The Cyprus Grill at 1065 W. Queen Creek Road specializes in pita sandwiches, hummus appetizers, Greek fries and Lamb Souvlaki. They offer a wide range of appetizers and salads. Beef, chicken, lamb and shrimp dishes as well as vegetarian are part of the menu. They also offer pasta and sides. The prices are in the $11-30 range.
Pitta Souvli at 1940 S. Alma School Road is a family owned restaurant specializing in healthy Mediterranean fare. The menu ranges from lamb platters to pastas, pitas and grilled chicken salads. The falafel appetizer gets rave reviews. They carry a nice selection of wines and the staff is known for good service. The prices are in the $11-30 range.
Steak and Seafood
Chop Chandler at 2625 W. Queen Creek Road serves all types of seafood as appetizers and entrees, but their specialty is meat, from double-cut pork chops to baseball cut top sirloin. There is some chicken on the menu as well as pasta. Regulars rave about the consistently good food and service. The prices are in the $31-60 range.
Rock Lobster Reinvented—the Sushi Room at 2475 W. Queen Creek Road carries a mix of food. It is part sushi bar with Teppanyaki tables, but also carries a wide range of steaks and seafood fixed in traditional American ways. Vegetarians can enjoy the soy-glazed tofu. They carry a full range of sake. The prices are in the $11-30 range.
Phuket Thai Cuisine at 4040 S. Arizona Ave. specializes in rice and noodle dishes. The Spicy Cashew Nuts and the homemade coconut ice cream get rave reviews. It carries a wide range of Thai selections for lunch and dinner. The atmosphere is cheerful, friendly and the area is exceptionally clean. The prices are in the $11-30 range.
Pho Chandler at 4055 S. Arizona Ave. carries a wide range of Vietnamese staples including Goi Cuon with marinated grilled pork, which is a favorite. The rice noodle vermicelli and pork rolls get high marks from regulars. The seafood pho and chicken dishes are well prepared. The prices are in the under $10 range.
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