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The Swingin Steak

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Highway 163 Main Avenue, Mexican Hat Lodge and Swingin Steak, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
+1 435-683-2222
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Cleveland, Ohio
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It has been months since our family vacation to the southwest, but when recounting our trip to friends, we always include our visit to the Swingin Steak at the Mexican Hat Lodge. We watched the sunset at Monument Valley before hightailing it back to our lodging in Cortez Colorado. It was dark, we were hungry, and we were literally in... More 

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Redlands, California
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

My wife and I stayed at the Mexican Hat Lodge of which the Swingin' Steak is a part of. My wife had eaten there many years ago and had tales of wonderful steaks, a tipsy guy running the swinging grill over a hardwood fire while flirting with all the women. So, on our first night at the lodge we made... More 

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New River, Arizona, United States
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72 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

The 4 of us were staying at the Mexican Hat Inn and this "Swingin Steak' is part of their place. It is outside under an awning of some sort. I didn't really notice since it was raining and we needed to find a place out of the rain. there is only outdoor seating. There are really no eating places around.... More 

Thank Marcine C
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

In a small "town" like Mexican Hat, I didn't expect great cuisine. Well, The Swingin' Steak is pretty great food! I actually ate there twice - once solo and once with a small group. Both times, the food was wonderful. Tender and juicy steak, cooked open air in front of you yes, on a "swinging" grill! Meat comes with beans... More 

Thank Anne C
Salt Lake City
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69 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We pulled into Mexican hat after dark. We stopped at the Swingin' Steak because it was the first restaurant we saw and we were famished. They cook the steak on a grill that swings over an open fire. Really cool to watch. They only have outdoor seating, but it was a nice night and the ambiance made you really feel... More 

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Ada, Ohio
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

My husband and I stopped at The Swinging Steak for dinner after a long day of traveling from Phoenix thru Monument Valley. We were pleasantly surprised at the meal we received at this hidden gem of a place. There are not many items to choose from but the meats are prepared to order over an open fire. My husband ordered... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

After a long day of driving from Taos to Mexican Hat, UT, we walked from the Hat Rock Inn to the Swinging Steak and sat outside far enough from the grill to be entertained by the Swinging Grill Swing and not be smoked out!! The stead was awesome, the food was plentious, the beer was delish and it made for... More 

Thank John F
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

Although the atmosphere was nice the restaurant was freezing cold and the food was not very good at all. My beef burger was in fact a meat patty (which was tasty) and one piece of garlic flavored toasted bread. The beans which were a side were vile and inedible. A very expensive meal of poor quality. I wouldn't recommend this... More 

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Baarn, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

This place only offers a few items on the menu and they all come with beans, some salad and toasted garlic bread. The meat though was good and the way they prepared it, outside and swinging through the fire, was quite unexpected! Good beers too!

Thank RoosRebel
Los Alamos, New Mexico
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The only positive thing about this place is a short menu, just 7 items including "side only" without steak. It won't take you long to decide what to chose. The place is extremely overpriced. You would expect a very good steak if it costs $30-$40. That would be your first mistake. I never enjoy raw fat in my steak even... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Steakhouse, Barbecue
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Groups, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Highway 163 Main Avenue, Mexican Hat Lodge and Swingin Steak, Mexican Hat, UT 84531
  • Location: United States  >  Utah (UT)  >  Mexican Hat
  • Phone Number: +1 435-683-2222
  • This restaurant is at Mexican Hat Lodge and Swingin Steak

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?