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The Courtyard Cafe at the Heard Museum

) #35 of 2,597 Restaurants in Phoenix €€ - €€€ American, , Cafe
2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
+1 602-251-0204
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“lunch” (52 reviews)
“pozole” (15 reviews)
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American, Southwestern, Cafe, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
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Reviewed yesterday

The food is very good and freshly prepared. Try the outdoor seating and watch the people :-), while the indoor area is also very comfortable and a good spot for discussing whet you have seen or are about to see.

Thank Turkbear
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lunch after visiting the museum. The menu is quite ample and the ingredients were fresh in every respect. The Four Peak Quesadilla was sufficient for both my wife and I. We didn't see any the food served that we would not have readily eaten. You...More

Thank gapcmp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful iced tea and the area was impeccably clean. Unfortunatley we ate before going to the museum. Watched wonderfully plated lunches. Wish we would have waited!!

Thank 222shirleyh
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited after visiting the museum. I tried the mole and posole. I forgot the name of the cake but it was good. So far my favorite thing from this place is the guacamole.

Thank Jptravelswithfreedom
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

What a delightful place! You do not have to tour The Heard Museum to eat at this cafe. I have eaten there 3 times and wish I could eat there every day!! Their menu is seasonal, waitstaff is awesome and food is yummy. In and...More

Thank 611marya
Reviewed 13 May 2017

The food here was really good with fresh / interesting ingredients. Service was only ok. Pricing was fine (low/mid range). The ambience was nice in the courtyard but it is still a museum courtyard so can't expect too much.

Thank flipper202
Reviewed 12 May 2017

Delightful courtyard for a relaxing lunch after touring the museum. Well shaded. Tasty and inexpensive food.

Thank BeastiePV
Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were short on time (putting our visit to the museum squarely between our arrival at the airport and our evening's hotel reservations in the northern part of the state) but needed to eat, so we thought we'd try the museum's on-site restaurant. Wow! The...More

Thank Ian411Ian
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were rushed during a recent visit to the Heard and decided to take a chance at the Museum Cafe. So glad we did!! Lunch was excellent, reasonably priced, with great service. A bit hot eating outside but inside has A/C (if you're not rushed)....More

Thank NewMexicoSilverqueen
Reviewed 30 March 2017

As with many, we were going to visit the museum and stopped in to get lunch. We liked the bean salsa (large portions) and really enjoyed the Shrimp Ceviche. One of our group tried the posole (a chili-type dish) -- it was good and hearty....More

Thank MomfromMaryville
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Do you take reservations...3 people around 1pm on Tues....or are they not necessary?
14 February 2017|
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Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
I haven't needed to make reservations, but yes, they do take reservations
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004-1323
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix
  • Phone Number: +1 602-251-0204
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