Monterey Court Cafe

505 W Miracle Mile, Tucson AZ 85705

Under $25 Top 10 Recommended New Editor's Pick Private Room Outdoor Seating

We are a historic motor court first opened in 1938 and repurposed in 2011 into a Restaurant, Bar, Music Venue and Artisan Enclave. Monterey Court Cafe features American comfort food with a focus on local fare. Our menu includes a host of offerings for any palette. 100% Angus burgers, pulled pork, grilled salmon, vegetarian options and even pot pies. Tuesday through Sunday we feature on our courtyard stage music acts and events both local & national, and sometimes even global. From your seats, patrons enjoy not only a great show, but a gourmet menu of dining delights, craft drinks, brews, and wines. Most seats are under cover but all are shaded with cooling mists in the summer and numerous heaters in the chilly months to keep our audience comfortable. We have seating for 245 at tables with another 50 at the bar and scattered throughout the courtyard. Sunday mornings we offer a special brunch menu with musical accompaniment. ***We will try to accommodate all reservation requests, but can offer no guarantee as to where you will be seated.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 505 W Miracle Mile, Tucson AZ 85705
  • Cross Street: N 14th Ave
  • Cuisine: American | Contemporary | Hamburger | New American | Seafood | Vegetarian |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Event Venue
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (520) 207-2429
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Organic Ingredients, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Winning Wine List, Working Fireplace, Happy Hours, Healthy Options, Free Wi-Fi, Gay / Lesbian,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Meet for a Drink, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Celebrity Spotting, Date Night,

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  Events & Special Hours

My One & Only - Cochise County All Stars
Jan. 24, 2021
Dinner 3:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  
Sunday Brunch
Jan. 24, 2021
Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. |  
Sonoran Dogs
Jan. 29, 2021
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Cornerstone Band
Jan. 30, 2021
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Peter Dalton Ronstadt & the Company
Jan. 31, 2021
Dinner 4 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  
Sunday Brunch
Jan. 31, 2021
Brunch 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. |  
LoveFest with Heather Lil' Mama Hardy
Feb. 13, 2021
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Closed - Courtyard Seating for Dining & Music
Tuesday
All Day - Courtyard Seating for Dining & Music 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Wednesday
All Day - Courtyard Seating for Dining & Music 4 p.m. - 10 p.m.  
Thursday
All Day - Courtyard Seating for Dining & Music 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Friday
All Day - Courtyard Seating for Dining & Music 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Saturday
All Day - Courtyard Seating for Dining & Music 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.  
Sunday
All Day - Courtyard Seating for Dining & Music 9 a.m. - 9 p.m.  

  F.A.Q.s

Frequently Asked Questions
Our policy has changed. We no longer allow outside food or drink to be brought into our restaurant including the courtyard. This includes birthday confections. We will be happy to prepare a cake or confection for your event here with at least 3 days notice however. And as always, anyone requesting a dessert on their birthday is offered a complimentary one from our regular offerings.
No worries, the system is set up to give you the best available table matching your party size. If you have a section you would prefer to, or prefer not to sit in, just make note of it in the notes section.
Yes we do as long as they are on a leash and always under the control of their owners. Aggressive behavior by any animal however is not allowed and they will need to be removed immediately.
We have room for 23 vehicles inside the Court. When that is full we recommend parking in our event lot which is located just 150' west of our front door between the Riviera & Terrace Motels. Parking is allowed on 14th avenue, in the alley behind our location, and on Laguna Street, however be sure that you are not blocking any driveways or you may get a ticket.
No, smoking or vaping is not allowed in the courtyard. We do have a smoking area located just outside and to the west of the south gate to the courtyard, or you may step outside of the fence to the Miracle Mile side of the property. Smoking is never allowed in any building or within 20 feet of any doorway.
Most shows are free. When a door charge or cover for a show is in effect, that fee will be collected at the gate. For touring groups and special events we will offer tickets for sale in advance through through our website. For those shows a surcharge may be added, and a higher fee is charged for day of show tickets. Consult our Facebook page or website: montereycourtaz.com for more information. No refunds for tickets without cancellation 24 hours or more before the show.

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 23, 2021
Jennifer W.

It was so great returning to The Monty after several months away during the pandemic. I appreciate the new awnings over the sidewalks, meaning full protection from the elements. It was cool outside but cozy in the courtyard. The food and music were great! Can't wait to go back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 22, 2021
Leslie O.

Jill and Erin did a great job getting food and drinks to us in a timely fashion!! Music was good! Food is fantastic! Love your place!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2021
Fred L.

Great evening! Thank you so much!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2021
Greg A.

I just love this place. Always top notch.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Jan 21, 2021
Jim M.

We LOVE Monterey Court. Cocktails are just right and the food delicious. The servers are here highly attentive and you will always have a full glass of water.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 12, 2021
Maureen J.

Wonderful experience. Beautiful surroundings. Covid safe. Excellent music. Would definitely go again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 10, 2021
Stephanie C.

Wonderful dining and musical experience, especially with social distancing.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jan 07, 2021
Will H.

Always an enjoyable and delicious evening with good music and tasty food and drink @ Monterey Court.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 08, 2020
David G.

The four of us felt safe, #1. The food, beer and wine, and music all excelled.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Dec 08, 2020
Donald Lisa K.

I love the court. Great music and food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 03, 2020
Suzette S.

Loved the live music (Logtrain), the wonderful heat lamps, and my very helpful waitress!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Christiane L.

The food and the service were excellent. I would recommend this venue to all my friends!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Shelley P.

First, we felt safe. Thank you!! From the moment I moved here, Monterey Court has been my favorite food & music spot in Tucson.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Roxanne C.

We loved our visit, had a great table and had excellent service! Thank you for this venue!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 30, 2020
Susan W.

Monterey Court is doing it right. It's possible to go out and enjoy music while remaining safe. Fun time there for their 9th anniversay and the Carnivaleros' cd release.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 23, 2020
Daniel O.

Great food and great music!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 22, 2020
Colleen M.

Everyone and everything was wonderful


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 9/10
Nov 20, 2020
Alice M.

Delightful. Wish more shops had been open till 6 pm. Food and service both wonderful. Really really fun entertainment too. Sooo much talent displayed


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Carol S.

The Monty is always a wonderful experience. Great food, and they are handling the requirements for safe service during the pandemic exceptionally well. Love going there!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 19, 2020
Wendi A.

Great music & great food. We will definitely keep coming back. Only thing I could say is that our poor waitress was the only one there to serve all the tables. She did a great job & was super friendly but drinks took a bit...but that was not her fault.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 6/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 18, 2020
Christine H.

I love the music and ambiance, however I am Vegan and there are too few options for Vegans on your menu. I will continue to come to MC occasionally, but would be a more frequent customer if the food options were better.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 17, 2020
Diane M.

Monterey Court never fails to provide top quality food, delicious! They always have the nicest staff who work hard to make sure you feel welcome! Yummy Drinks to top it off! This venue and Bands help you escape the daily grind and relax.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 17, 2020
Carol W.

I love going to live concerts & with the pandemic, appreciate outdoor concerts even more. I hope you invite Kinda Kinks, a wonderful British Invasion tribute band, back there. They performed for the vocalist, Pat Bishop, celebration of life there, several years ago.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 09, 2020
Angie E.

The food prices are a bit high - I had a hamburger that was delicious. The wait staff are excellent!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 08, 2020
Deb F.

I am grateful to Monterey court for making the effort to be open and adhering to covid precautions the best we can. Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 07, 2020
Carol F.

I brought friends that had never been there. They loved it and we will go again. We wish he shops had been opened so we could have browsed. The sound system was not very good, but we knew he singer and enjoyed anyway


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Jill J.

The best as always. Glad you were able to stick it out and be open for a of us fans! Will always come back!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Holly J.

Great food, great service, great entertainment!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 06, 2020
Sue P.

EVERYTHING was superb!!! Kelly helped walking me through to do online reservation(easy), our seats were fantastic... safe, could see Lisa and Dianne full view AND great view of FULLMOON ! My crab cake appetizer was the best ever, thanks to Mia, our server for endorsing ! I’ll be back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 05, 2020
Sharon H.

Excellent food, service and music! In addition, the weather could not have been more perfect for an outdoor event. Monterey Court is a treasure in Tucson, and we appreciate all that Kelly and Greg do to promote live music.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2020
Kathleen R.

was happy to see that it is safe to go there. I wore a mask when not eating or drinking and about 50% of others did too. wish everyone had. but still it was great to be there again. it felt "normal" and everyone was trying hard. the food is good enough but it has never been the main attraction. the music was great


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 30, 2020
David M.

Good music venue, good food, good service, what more could a person want?


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 29, 2020
Roxanne T.

Excellent Covid-19 precautions and distancing. First time out since March - felt safe


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 27, 2020
Liz R.

This was our second time to Monterey Court . I took my 15 year old daughter so we could see her guitar teachers perform . We had a great time . I was worried about parking at night but we were able to park right by the entrance . The food was great . Mahi tacos and brownie dessert . We felt safe in regards to covid precautions that were put in place . The atmosphere is very nice . I felt comfortable having my daughter there . We will be back !


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 8/10
Oct 26, 2020
Ian A.

Overall, great experience! Wonderful venue and very attentive waitress. The portabella burger i ordered was a bit lack luster, but no complaints otherwise.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Bruce W.

Monterey Court is the best! Glad you're open again. Bruce


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 26, 2020
Catherine R.

We all love going to Monetary court our favorite place for fun friends food and music


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2020
Ana S.

Great atmosphere and the food was very good. The live music really topped off the evening.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 25, 2020
Dorel V.

The process was smooth and streamlined and easy to follow keeping it basic and not cluttered was a bonus thank you for the great experience.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 24, 2020
Allison S.

Had a wonderful time and absolutely love this venue.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Liz M.

Monterrey Court is a local treasure and we are so grateful that they are able to stay open and provide a musical home for our amazing local artists.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 22, 2020
Rolf T.

Very fun place with great atmosphere, music, food, drinks, and service. We will be regulars here.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 22, 2020
Lorel K.

This was the first time for my husband and myself. The whole experience was fantastic. Food, ambiance, service and entertainment was amazing. Made for a perfect night out.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 9/10
Oct 18, 2020
Lynn R.

This was my first time out since March, and I was very pleased with how well M. C. was dealing with the Covid-19 situation. There was plenty of space between tables and people seemed to be obeying the regulation to wear masks while not at their table. Our server, Olivia, was excellent, making sure our water glasses were refilled (VITAL in Tucson's dry climate) and generally being a good server. I felt comfortable enough to come back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 15, 2020
Janice C.

Didn’t have food. We had guests from Wisconsin who enjoyed the experience as much as we always do. Thank you!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Paula W.

The birthday girl was very happy. Excellent salmon and music. For me I had fish tacos and they were terrible. Didn’t say anything as not wanted to disappoint the birthday person


Overall: 10/10
Food: 4/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Callie N.

Food was not very special at all. We were disappointed. Evening menu and food is always good but the brunch menu was pretty good for variety but the food for both of us (different meals) was tasteless. Sorry. But you did ask!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
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Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2020
Cheryl P.

Always a good time at "The Court".


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Stephanie N.

we love coming here. Thank you for all that you do to make sure your patrons are safe


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 12, 2020
Dianne K.

Great venue, especially on a mild night in October. Band was great- good for listening as well as dancing (no, we didn't dance!).