Restaurants in Sedona

Restaurants in Sedona offer plenty of opportunities to eat quality Southwestern and Mexican-influenced cuisine. After all, this is a region where grilled cactus can fill tacos, top salads, or be an appetizer all on its own.  But given the artsy, eclectic citizenry and visitor base, you'll also find a very cosmopolitan selection, too. Here are some of the best restaurants in Sedona:

Barking Frog Grille. This Sedona restaurant, tucked away from the tourist traffic, offers creative spins on Southwestern fare, such as shrimp tamales, chile rellenos and tableside-made guacamole.
Oaxaca Restaurant. This Mexican restaurant and cantina, with a huge, glass-walled deck, offers stunning views of the Red Rocks, as well as a solid menu for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
René at Tlaquepaque. This French-meets-cowboy-cuisine restaurant in the tony shopping plaza is known for such dishes as rack of lamb, escargot and carpaccia of antelope.
Heartline Café. The specialty at this Sedona restaurant is a locally raised trout with Dijon sauce, but they'll also pack up picnic-ready to-go orders of wraps, sandwiches and good vegetarian options.

A glass-walled deck provides stunning views of the city’s famous red rock formations at this two-story Mexican cantina, also outfitted with adobe-style walls, terracotta floors, and tables painted with brightly colored Southwestern motifs.

Head to The Heartline Café for pecan-crusted trout with Dijon cream sauce and Asian braised beef short ribs.

Formerly Yavapai Restaurant

This sexy Spanish hacienda serves American/southwestern fare with a spicy twist, like shrimp tamales (served with poblano cream sauce) and guacamole made tableside.

The window seats offer primo views of private jets flying up and down the runway. Stop by and fuel up with a Red Rock Omelet (avocado, tomato, bacon, jack cheese) in the morning.