Elote Cafe

Mexican Restaurant
771 Arizona 179, Sedona, AZ 86336, United States
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Tue–Sat
    • 5:00 PM–9:00 PM
$ $ $ $
Full Bar, Cocktails
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Wheelchair Accessible:

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    Jo L.
    "Try the elote corn and the pork cheeks were great."(11 Tips)
    Jeff B.
    "Try the Pastel De Elote"(3 Tips)
    Karinn C.
    "Elote appetizer is amazing!"(3 Tips)
    Marnie B.
    "The elote appetizer is fantastic, so flavorful"(2 Tips)
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  • Mexican food
  • margaritas
  • pork cheeks
  • pastel de elote
  • tamales
  • corn
  • desserts
  • tacos
  • chile rellenos
  • scallops
  • smoked chicken
  • mole
  • beet salad
  • good for dates
  • red sangria
  • lively
  • tequila
  • good service
  • café
  • great value
  • Dave Y.

    Elote! Corn is taken off the cob and served with lime/chicken stock reduction

    Dave Yang · October 27
  • Natasha W.

    The best restaurant in Sedona, but still mediocre food. Good cocktails though.

    Natasha W · September 20
  • Kim R.

    The pork cheeks are fantastic!

    Kim Reed · September 6
  • Chris S.

    Great favors, expect to wait

    Chris Stoten · June 17
  • Karinn C.

    Elote appetizer is amazing!

    Karinn Cologne · May 27
  • Rachel S.

    Well worth it. Delicious food. We had the Elote, guacamole, pork tamal, and smoked chicken enchiladas. All were amazing. The margaritas are also very good and they have a nice selection of tequilas.

    Rachel Stagner · March 26
  • Karla D.

    The food is great but the hour to two hour wait is rough. Why don't they use both patios to expedite service

    Karla De La Torre · March 22
  • Tejas J.

    Smoked chicken is the best worth the wait 👍👍

    Tejas Jariwala · February 21
  • Julie F.

    A Fodors choice and completely deserving. Try the elote (a creamy corn salsa)...a hit with everyone at the table. And the scallops were corn crusted and flash fried to perfection.

    Julie Fronsee · February 5
  • Shaun B.

    The salsa was incredible. The lamb was enough to split with someone, and had a tasty sauce.

    Shaun Burnett · September 6, 2014
  • Tessa M.

    The wait was an hour but there's a bar you can order drinks from an a patio seating area. The smoked pork cheeks were amazing and so tender. The elote was good, but not as amazing as described by all.

    Tessa Malayan · August 24, 2014
  • Joe E.

    Oh my, such an amazing meal. The namesake street corn is a great start. Smoked pork cheeks are a fine entree. Oh, the kids menu is as good as the regular menu. Plus the margaritas, and the cookbook.

    Joe Ellis · August 18, 2014
  • Ken M.

    Ask for The El Keno Margarita.

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · June 25, 2014
  • Jo L.

    Try the elote corn and the pork cheeks were great.

    Jo Lamoureux · June 22, 2014
  • Ken M.

    Green corn tamale appetizer and carnitas for the entree and Crepes for dessert

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · June 1, 2014
  • Robert C.

    Try the Green Corn Tamal or the Etole

    Robert Costello · May 21, 2014
  • Misty M.

    I'm commenting again...this place just rocks. Go here if you are in town!

    Misty Muscatel · March 27, 2014
  • Misty M.

    The lamb. Holy cow!

    Misty Muscatel · March 27, 2014
  • Misty M.

    Worth every second of the wait. The elote is amazing to start but you MUST try the ahi tacos. Order 2x if you have more than 2 people. And the lamb is an absolute must have. 5 stars!

    Misty Muscatel · March 27, 2014
  • Ken M.

    Must try the green corn tamale, carne asada, and crepas for desert.

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · March 23, 2014
  • Greg

    As everyone here says "the elote" is a must and I agree. Limited vegetarian options.

    Greg · March 9, 2014
  • Jesse M.

    Great food, gets busy fast.

    Jesse Morgan · January 24, 2014
  • Tobey S.

    Best Restaurant on my entire trip to AZ. GET THE ELOTE!

    Tobey Steinman · December 18, 2013
  • Ken M.

    Go for the Crepas

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · December 15, 2013
  • Mike M.

    Halibut mole was AMAZING.

    Mike Malcangio · September 28, 2013
  • Kathleen L.

    Order the Elote (Mexican street corn)! It's absolutely delicious. Don't let the old hotel exterior fool you..the inside is awesome!

    Kathleen Lunt · September 27, 2013
  • Ken M.

    Split an appetizer with your date, I recommend the Carne Asada and Carnitas, then split the Crepas de Cajeta.

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · August 16, 2013
  • Leonard M.

    Best M Mexican food I have had since Lad Cruces, New Mexico

    Leonard Miller · July 18, 2013
  • anne N.

    Elote appetizer is a MUST!! Also, very good margaritas!! Hint: try their free popcorn while you wait. .. very unique and flavorful.. if you like the seasoning(and you will) they have it for purchase

    anne Nicole · July 15, 2013
  • Heather C.

    Worst Mexican restaurant ever...major let down.

    Heather Cooan · July 1, 2013
  • Keke

    Elote CORN appetizer is exquisite

    Keke · June 21, 2013
  • Andy S.

    Not worth the wait. Food was average. Margaritas good.

    Andy Scott · June 16, 2013
  • Samantha S.

    Awesomely strong margaritas! The food is hot from the kitchen mmmm...

    Samantha S · June 16, 2013
  • Olivia P.

    We got there at 8:30pm and walked right in :D...Food was great! Margaritas Amazing! We had the Blood Orange & Cucumber specials!

    Olivia Porteous · June 13, 2013
  • Kristi M.

    The elote dip is divine.

    Kristi Marchesani · May 29, 2013
  • John B.

    A cup of decaf Firecreek house-roasted coffee and the Canela ice cream is the perfect finish to any of the excellent entrees...

    John Beeler · May 24, 2013
  • John B.

    Arrive no later than 6 to be seated between 6:30 and 7:00

    John Beeler · May 24, 2013
  • Jeb B.

    Dinner with Joe Biden. Pork cheek is the bees knees.

    Jeb B · April 28, 2013
  • Dulcinea G.

    They should pay people to eat here. Go anywhere else. Even Chevy's slays this place.

    Dulcinea Gonzalez · April 21, 2013
  • Taylor G.

    Enchiladas were great. I would never wait 1.5 hours for that again though. Go right when it opens!

    Taylor Gooch · April 20, 2013
  • Ken M.

    When there is a long wait go next door to Mooney's Irish pub and come back to Elote

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · April 19, 2013
  • Hillary F.

    Best authentic Mexican food ever. The wait is WELL worth it. The FEW people that said it is not are absolutely clueless.

    Hillary Fish · April 14, 2013
  • Ken M.

    The ginger margaritas are the best

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · April 13, 2013
  • Ashley

    White peach margarita is amazing!

    Ashley · April 13, 2013
  • Ken M.

    Ask for the ginger margarita. Fresh!

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · April 7, 2013
  • Anne-Elizabeth

    Long wait. The food had great flavor - but was luke warm. Skip the "roasted" beet salad - pretty much 3 slices of pickled beets with some greens.

    Anne-Elizabeth · April 3, 2013
  • Ken M.

    Everything is great!

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · April 3, 2013
  • Ken M.

    It's an hour and a half wait so put your name on the list and head next door over to Mooney's Irish Pub and have a few drinks while you are waiting.

    Ken Mooney's Irish Pub · April 3, 2013
  • Kelli T.

    Long wait...average food. Not worth it.

    Kelli Tolocka · March 24, 2013
  • Ashley 🎀

    Sooooo worth the wait. Must get the Elote dip. Best Mexican food I've ever had, and I'm an AZ native. A must eat place in Sedona.

    Ashley 🎀 · March 23, 2013