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

Edge of the West
April 14, 2021
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Sonoran Dogs
April 16, 2021
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Little House of Funk
April 17, 2021
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Brunch
April 18, 2021
Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. |  
Pete Swan Quartet
April 18, 2021
Dinner 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. |  
Bobby Ronstadt CD Release Show
April 22, 2021
Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dusty City Blues Band
April 23, 2021
Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. |  
The Coolers
April 24, 2021
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Brunch
April 25, 2021
Brunch 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. |  
Peter Dalton Ronstadt & the Company
April 25, 2021
Dinner 2 p.m. - 9 p.m. |  
Dinner 4 p.m. - 9:30 p.m. |  
Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dinner 11 a.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dinner 4 p.m. - 10 p.m. |  
Dinner 11 a.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: 7/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2021
Debbie R.

Wonderful evening! The band, the cocktails, the food, the atmosphere all wonderful.(Could have done without the snotty woman behind me who said F.U . to the mask on the dance floor rule and was so pleased to flaunt that fact.) I can hardly wait to come back!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 12, 2021
Suzette S.

Great Band! Love Logtrain.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 7/10
Apr 10, 2021
Jill W.

Excellent food , great entertainment , friendly and competent service


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 10, 2021
Jeff H.

Love this place!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 09, 2021
Darlene B.

I was pleasantly surprised at the size and overall experience. I will definitely recommend this site to my friends. Love to see Chuck Moses perform here.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 09, 2021
Skip L.

The food is good and staff both friendly and helpful.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 08, 2021
Diane P.

Very nice evening, will come back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 07, 2021
Tom M.

It was excellent


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 06, 2021
Jaclyn V.

Great evening and venue to bring out-of-town guests. Porch Rockers were awesome!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2021
Dan H.

It was a wonderful evening...... great venue.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 04, 2021
Johneth M.

They were very busy. Everyone was as attentive as could be, considering they were so busy. And the After 7 band was great. Hope to see them again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2021
Colleen W.

What a great space to enjoy great music, as well as good food and drink. Will definitely return!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 03, 2021
Gary C.

Great venue.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 03, 2021
Jon W.

Entertainment provided by Music group “After 7” was fabulous !!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 31, 2021
Evy M.

It is a great venue! Food was good. Service was very good. Thank you for hosting Young Ardyce.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 31, 2021
Mark D.

Had mahi mahi tacos. Fish was fine but needed a little more robust condiments. Overall very average. Had coleslaw as side. Very bland, mostly just chopped cabbage.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 30, 2021
Rex S.

This was our first time out in the last year and MoCo didn’t disappoint.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 30, 2021
Mare P.

So good to be back! We've missed you all so much! Great improvements too, thanks for all your hard work in providing an excellent venue for dining and music!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2021
Rita F.

The music was wonderful! Also the enclosures and heating keeps the temperature comfortable.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 28, 2021
Margaret S.

We were impressed with the new offerings on the menu. We appreciate that you have continued to provide a safe entertainment environment. Thank you Greg and Kelly.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 9/10
Mar 27, 2021
Ellen H.

This was our first visit to the Montery Court. It was quite a pleasant surprise. I will definitely return, especially if the Pete Swan Quartet plays again. This place isn't fancy, but it provides a very unique venue for hearing music. I hope to return.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 25, 2021
Josephine Z.

I had a table of 7. We so enjoyed our evening, our dinner, and The Whose Blues Band. However, we were disappointed that we couldn't see the drummer. For some reason, he was directly behind the lead singer. People love to watch the drums being played! Aside from that, it was a wonderful evening out after a year of Covid keeping us at home. We will be back for another show another day.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 23, 2021
Dave R.

Really great music; fabulous burgers; cheap beer; lovely, funky Covid-safe outdoor setting; accommodating service; what more can you ask for?


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2021
Kathy G.

We listen to the Coolers and had a great experience there!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 22, 2021
Coleen H.

It was a great time celebrating with friends and family listening to the Coolers.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 0/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 21, 2021
Mark L.

It was all great. Didn't eat any food. Wish I would have had someone to dance with.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 20, 2021
Donna F.

The staff were all efficient and friendly, the food was delicious, the service was great and done with a smile, and the music was satisfying. I would definitely recommend Monterey Court Cafe to friends and anyone seeking high quality dining and entertainment!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 20, 2021
Joe W.

Such a unique place, but so cool. Service, food and vibe was great. It’s been a year since I’ve seen live music and they didn’t disappoint. Thank you!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 19, 2021
Pam H.

Wonderful heaters to keep warm on a chilly evening. We love the Tucsonics and Monterey Court!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 17, 2021
Jaxon R.

Good time. Santa Pachita was great as usually. The Monterey Court bar and wait staff were working very hard all night to keep up with the demand.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 16, 2021
Adriana G.

Is aleays good vpñace for music, drinks and food!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 14, 2021
barbara H.

So so fun. A new Tucson discovery for us. Food was great beat indoor outdoor setting. Artisan shops interesting. Very cool. Thanks


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 14, 2021
Denise C.

pulled pork may have been a bit freezer burned? tasted ok but not as fresh as I would have liked. Everything else was wonderful


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2021
John B.

Great brunch with excellent Sunday morning music.. We will visit again.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 10, 2021
Jane S.

We had eggs Benedict . It was not very good.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 07, 2021
Diane R.

Great as always at the Monty! A very safe environment and terrific staff. The music was fantastic!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 06, 2021
Curtis S.

Our favorite venue in tucson


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 02, 2021
Roy S.

I love this place. I drove down from Payson AZ for 24 hour hiatus. Loved it all and certainly got my money's worth. Wish I could have stayed for Don Armstrong at brunch, but had to beeline it back. Thanks for all the improvements. We saw April Verch and Matt and Bekah in 2017 (or 18). The sound is much improved since then. Kudos! Hope to return soon. Cheers, Roy


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 28, 2021
Denise T.

Awesome atmosphere, food and entertainment!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 26, 2021
Judith H.

We knew the music venue would be grand, but was pleasantly surprised at the quant location and terrific food. Really had a wonderful time! Thank you.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 26, 2021
Jana D.

We went to Monterey Court to hear a favorite musician & were surprised by the quality of the food. It was a lovely night out.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 24, 2021
Sharon H.

Everything was wonderful. Quesadilla was yummy, music was great! A perfect place for a safe evening out!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 24, 2021
Michael L.

Great time had lots of fun. food was delicious but seem to take awhile to serve. overall great stuff, keep up the good work.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 23, 2021
Theresa E.

I love Montetey court! The people that go there, the music, the atmosphere are all the best! It's always a great time! I feel so welcome and recommend it it to so many people!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 21, 2021
Sergio R.

Excellent experience. Really good service.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 20, 2021
Virginia C.

Food was great!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 17, 2021
Gregory C.

Considering the time we live in , couldn't have been better. We had a lot of fun there.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2021
Ann W.

Great food and a great music venue. I highly recommend it!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 13, 2021
Kenneth W.

Great cool, funky place with great food and great music. Unique setting.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 12, 2021
Karen J.

I love coming to Monterey Court, food is very good, services excellent and a great mix of music. Good Venue!