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Tía Carmen, Phoenix, AZ

Tía Carmen

4.7
4.7
838 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southwest
  • Good for special occasions
  • Innovative
  • Great for outdoor dining
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

7:00 pm


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.
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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
  • Executive Chef
    Chef Angelo Sosa
  • Private party facilities
    Tía Carmen pays homage to Chef Sosa's Aunt (Tía) Carmen and celebrates the local landscape, farmers and community of the Southwest reflecting a mix of tradition and modernity.
  • Private party contact
    Mayra O'Harris : (480) 293-3681
  • Area
    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

  • Tia Carmen Chef's Menu

    USD 85.00 per person

    22 June - 24 Aug 2024
    Join us for our 5-course prix fixe chef's tasting menu! This menu celebrates local ingredients and Chef Angelo's most popular dishes at Tia Carmen. A wine pairing is available to enhance the dining experience. We also offer a vegetarian prix fixe menu upon request. The tasting menu is served per person and cannot be shared. All guests of the party are asked to participate. See you soon!
    Tia Carmen Chef's Menu photo

What 838 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Phoenix

    Innovative

  • Phoenix

    Great for scenic views

838 Reviews
  1. AlexisK

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    The food at Tia Carmen was incredible. It was a complete flavor explosion. But the service was soooooooo slow. Everyone was lovely, but it was almost non existent and we waited a real long time for everything. But again, food was incredible.
    Tía CarmenResponded 1 day ago
    Dear AlexisK, Thank you for reviewing your experience. We are sorry for the service issues you encountered during your time with us and for the frustration this caused you. We will share your comments with the appropriate individuals to ensure this is not repeated. On a positive note, we are happy to see you liked our delicious food offerings. 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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  2. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Waiter was very attentive, did a great job! Good was amazing.
    Tía CarmenResponded 1 day ago
    Dear Guest, Thank you for spending your time with us and for the review. We are pleased to know you had an exceptional dining experience and that our associates did a great job taking care of you. Our devoted team works incredibly hard, and we will enjoy sharing your kind remarks with them. We all look forward to seeing you again at Tia Carmen. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  3. srall

    Greater Boston

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    First time visiting Tia Carmen and it was good. The many glowing reviews are what initially prompted us to book, but following the experience it’s someplace I’m okay visiting once. We had the tomato salad, fried rice, mushroom menudo, and chicken guisado, along with the bruleed yucca and Elote for sides. The salad and sides were fantastic, the bruleed yucca in particular was unique and the pureed corn on the salad was a great touch. The fried rice was the favorite across the table, I highly recommend for anyone looking for a unique dish- however, it’s rich so I recommend sharing. The disappointing aspect of our meal was the main courses. I don’t think it’s that that the restaurant did a bad job, just not our taste. I had the mushroom menudo and while the broth was good, the mushrooms were not really a part of the flavor profile. The chicken guisado was also fine, but ultimately not unique in flavor at all. One aspect that did stand out was our hostess. Our server was somewhat absentee and would not allow us to keep our cocktail menu at the table, but the hostess with dark long hair and the kindest demeanor really stood out. I could tell she really cared about guests having a good experience and appreciated her constant smile and willingness to just check in. All in, this is a place we would go again if staying on property- but, we will not go out of our way to go back for dinner. If anything, I would stop in for a cocktail, grab a light bite on the small plates / sides menu, and skip the main course (at least the ones we tried).
    Tía CarmenResponded 3 days ago
    Dear srall, Thank you for being our guest at Tia Carmen. We are glad you loved some of the dishes we offer here and that some of our associates took great care of you. That said, we are sorry for the unpleasant experience you had with one of our team members. We will share your comments with the appropriate individuals as we always look for ways to improve. We also regret the concerns you had with the main course items. We will certainly follow up with our food and beverage team to see where we can do better. It was a pleasure serving you, and we look forward to seeing you again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  4. Sissia

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dinning experience Exceptional food The service was perfect we had a blast
    Tía CarmenResponded 4 days ago
    Dear Sissia, Thank you for the review of Tia Carmen. We are glad you appreciated our friendly service and delicious food offerings. We will share your kind praises with everyone. We enjoyed having you and look forward to welcoming you back soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  5. JessicaP

    Nashville

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have heard great things about Tia Carmen and it definitely met our expectations. The aesthetic of the restaurant transported me to Tulum. It is beautiful once you step inside and the outdoor dining space was a whole Tulum beach vibe. Service was good. Food came out at a good pace, even with our table of 7. Favorite appetizer is the tuna crudo, that broth is just absolutely amazing and full of flavor. You could drink it on its own. The fish was fresh and there were tapioca pearls that just added another layer of texture. All the entrees were so good! The steak my husband ordered was perfectly cooked and the mole sauce that it was served it was one of my favorites moles. It was more on the sweeter side but the chocolate flavor was so intense that I was surprised how well it worked with the steak and bone marrow butter. I got the purple yams and I can't even describe how well all the flavors worked. The dish was lacking some texture since everything was soft but I didn't even care cause it tasted SO good. For desserts we tried the omakase (which can vary every time) and the flan with tequila caramel and manchego cheese. Hands down the flan! The caramel sauce was to die for and the shredded manchego added a salty balance. Can't wait to go again and try the other dishes on the menu.
    Tía CarmenResponded 6 days ago
    Dear Jessica, Thank you for your excellent review of Tia Carmen. It is always our goal to provide an exceptional dining experience to our guests, and we are thrilled to know we met all of your expectations. It is delightful to know you and your husband were pleased with our inviting restaurant and the thoughtful service provided by our associates, as well as the delicious food we serve. We will be sure to share your kind compliments with our team for a job well done. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you both again soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 6 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an excellent experience at Tia Carmen! Our server, Lonnie, was one of the most knowledgeable servers we’ve ever experienced! He truly knew the menu inside and out, he described everything in detail, answering all of our million questions patiently and kindly. Everything we ended up getting was delicious and we can’t wait to go back! Recommend Tia Carmen through and through!
    Tía CarmenResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Guest, We were pleased to read about your recent visit to Tia Carmen and how fantastic your experience was! It is delightful to know you enjoyed the delicious food we serve and the exceptional hospitality provided by our Lonnie. We will surely share your kind compliments with him for his dedication to superior service. We appreciate your recommendation and look forward to your return soon. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 5 July 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The tomahawk steak was good, but it was loud and service was slow.

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  8. azbill

    Phoenix

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on 3 July 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Extremely creative menu with varied and unique choices. The manager checked in on us twice to be sure everything was going well and that the food tasted good. The service is very attentive and helpful. We followed the advise of our server and were very pleased with the recommendations. I would recommend Tia Carmen for any special occasion and every day if you can afford it. The flan is an incredible desert
    Tía CarmenResponded on 4 July 2024
    Dear azbill, It was a pleasure having you dine with us. Thank you for mentioning how much you loved our courteous service and innovative menu. We focus on providing high-quality, locally sourced ingredients with contemporary techniques to create unique and flavorful dishes. We are grateful for your recommendation and look forward to seeing you again at Tia Carmen. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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  9. AndresH

    Indiana

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing experience with world class cuisine! Great menu but the desserts are not as good as the rest of the food. Drinks are really good!
    Tía CarmenResponded 7 days ago
    Dear Andres, Thank you for sharing your review of Tia Carmen. We are glad to know you had a pleasant experience overall and that you enjoyed the delectable food and drinks we serve. However, we are sorry for not meeting your expectations with regard to the desserts we offered. We will share your comments appropriately as we are always looking for ways to improve. 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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  10. JoJo15

    Phoenix

    90 reviews

    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on 30 June 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent !! Back room very loud, I would suggest sitting in the front room if that would bother you,
    Tía CarmenResponded on 1 July 2024
    Dear Guest, Thank you for dining with us at Tia Carmen and for taking the time to leave such a generous rating. We work hard to give our guests an exceptional dining experience; therefore, we are delighted to learn that your visit with us was outstanding. We appreciate all of your feedback and hope you will return in the near future. Atentamente, Maritza Portillo General Manager

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Tía Carmen is rated 4.7 stars by 838 OpenTable diners.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 25 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Tía Carmen

5350 E Marriott Dr, Phoenix, AZ 85054-6147

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Area
    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
  • 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
  • Phone number
    (480) 293-3636
  • Private party facilities
    Tía Carmen pays homage to Chef Sosa's Aunt (Tía) Carmen and celebrates the local landscape, farmers and community of the Southwest reflecting a mix of tradition and modernity.
  • Private party contact
    Mayra O'Harris : (480) 293-3681
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