The Cafe

3280 Highway 82, 1433, Sonoita AZ 85637

Under $25

Adam Puckle is a bona fide local. He was born at Fort Huachuca in 1987. He went to school at Elgin Elementary, and graduated from Patagonia Union High School in 2005. He attended NAU with a focus in HRM, then decided to further focus on food and attended Pima College's Culinary program. He started A.P.E. Dining to do dinner events in 2009, and added The Cafe operations in 2010. Chef Adam's natural sense for food provides guests with approachable, comfortable, appetizing offerings designed to provide a tasty and price-valued dining experience. He selects his staff to have an innate gift for supporting an enjoyable guest experience.

Reservations


  Business Info

  • Address: 3280 Highway 82, 1433, Sonoita AZ 85637
  • Cross Street: HWY 83
  • Cuisine: Fusion | Hamburger | Pasta | Southwest | Steak |
  • Cost: | Very Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Private Lot |
  • Payment Options: VISA | MasterCard | Discover | Cash |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Phone: (520) 455-5044
  • Features: Catering Services, Live Entertainment, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Wheelchair Access, Happy Hours, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Dining Alone, People Watching, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Dog Friendly, Trendy / Hip,

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  Events & Special Hours

Mother's Day
May 9, 2021
Dinner 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. |  
Regular Sunday Lunch
May 9, 2021
Lunch 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. |  

  Business Hours

Reservations Available

Monday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Tuesday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Wednesday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  
Thursday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
Happy Hours - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  
Friday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
Happy Hours - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  
Saturday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.  
Dinner - Restaurant 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.  
Happy Hours - Restaurant 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.  
Sunday
Lunch - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.  

Customer Reviews & Ratings

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Apr 12, 2021
Krisanne L.

We are many times over repeat visitors to The Cafe. Would love the ability to make reservations for the patio, where we much prefer to sit!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 07, 2021
Pete G.

Excellent food and service. Very clean. We will be back.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 15, 2021
Cheryl S.

It's always a good experience, with good service and great food.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 08, 2020
JERRAD T.

It was very nice to try something new :)


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Dec 02, 2020
Arlene M.

Always excellent food and service. Will be back


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Nov 02, 2020
Jayson N.

We love the drive to Sonoita and having a destination for lunch makes it even more pleasant. It was the first time we've made it to the cafe and my husband said the burgers (his had the hatch chilis) were to die for. I'm sure we'll be back!!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2020
Brittany V.

We love going to The Cafe. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is nice. We will continue to make it a priority when we visit Sonoita.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 28, 2020
Barb W.

I thought it was fabulous!!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 14, 2020
Tom L.

Sets the standard for a great lunch where you're in our around Sonoita!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 17, 2020
Tom N.

Loved it all. Always a treat to come here.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 14, 2020
Lorraine J.

good food, good service. will return again


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 09, 2020
Kaye W.

Everyone throughly enjoyed their lunches. Good choices and an varied selection. Highly recommend a reservation unless you want to sit outside on patio. Adam is a fabulous chef and the wait staff is attentive.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 03, 2020
Michael T.

Food is always good and daily specials keep it fresh. Staff is doing the right thing to keep things safe during this time. Definitely the place to stop!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 20, 2020
Sarah H.

Great service, great food! We loved it.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 11, 2020
Pete G.

Great service, Great Food, Great Place!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 9/10
Jul 07, 2020
George J.

Excellent food, service seemed a little slower than past visits. Good iced tea, best shrimp tacos around. Great coleslaw. They are mindful of covid-19 restrictions which is a good thing. Great place to eat.


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 02, 2020
Ted N.

Best hamburgers in Southern Arizona at fair price


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 28, 2020
Curt B.

Always amazing food!


Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jun 20, 2020
Ed S.

Always great food and service!!


Overall: 9/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 18, 2021
Jeffrey S.

What shall we say when some other diners left ahead of us and paid for our orders before they left? Thank you to someone who didn't know us, who we didn't know, seems hardly enough; we'll remember to "pay it forward" to someone else soon. It was the first time we'd been inside a restaurant in 13 months, and it was our 38th anniversary, so they made it an extra-special day for us! Thank you again. Our food experience wasn't the best, but the staff was super about making amends.


Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 9/10
Value: 8/10
Feb 17, 2021
Mark E.

Great food and service. Love eating at the Cafe.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 19, 2021
Christopher Y.

Great food, as always.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 9/10
Ambiance: 6/10
Value: 8/10
Dec 12, 2020
Peter B.

We understand that Covid has created some restrictions and problems necessary for maintaining a clean environment, however the table settings are very stark.


Overall: 8/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 10/10
Ambiance: 5/10
Value: 7/10
Nov 07, 2020
Charm B.

Would have preferred softer, lower lighting and maybe some open windows or the AC on. It felt stuffy. I had the catfish and chips. It was good but too much food. I don’t know how feasible it would be to offer smaller portions for lighter appetites but it’s an idea. Staff are attentive and made me feel welcome.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 8/10
Ambiance: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Mar 29, 2021
Dennis B.

About 1/4 of the mussels in our appetizer were not opened, therefore were not viable or greatly undercooked. Those that were opened were mealy, so I suspect they had been frozen. I complained about the mussels and they did say "Sorry about the mussels thing," but no adjustment to our bill was offered. Disappointing first meal out in many months.


Overall: 7/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambiance: 3/10
Value: 5/10
Jun 14, 2020
Andrea M.

We ate outside and the flies were a constant annoyance and really distracted from the food and atmosphere. When we arrived there was 1 table left inside and outside choices. We did go outside due to the crowdedness inside but didn’t know we’d have that trouble. We enjoyed the food but ate it quickly due to flies. The waitress was getting back into the swing of things after 2.5 mo off so she did an ok job considering that.