Secret Garden Cafe at Tlaquepaque

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If you're looking for a private, charming garden oasis for your meal, you must visit the Secret Garden Cafe at Tlaquepaque. This enchanting eatery offers cafe cuisine, a full bar, and a pet-friendly garden patio!


Lush greenery and rustic design elements will surround you on the patio. It's one of the most popular spots in Sedona for outdoor dining. In addition, their covered patio is open year-round. As a result of their large patio, Secret Garden is one of the best places to host larger groups. Inside, you'll find a bright, yet cozy environment to enjoy.

Secret Garden has been awarded the Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor every year since 2013.  What is the secret to their success? They attribute it to their commitment to fresh and healthy ingredients. Additionally, everything made here is made daily - from scratch! According to reviews, you can also credit their success to fantastic and warm customer service.

Happy Hour takes place Monday-Friday from 4PM-6PM - this applies to the bar tables only! During happy hour, you can score some great discounts. They offer 1/2 off specialty wines, local craft beer, and well bar drinks. On top of that, you can receive 1/2 off bistro appetizers.

Try these dishes at the Secret Garden Cafe:

Chicken Poblano Club

This grilled sandwich will make your mouth water at the thought! It starts with grilled chicken breast on a brioche roll. Next, add poblano pepper, bacon, pepper jack cheese, chipotle aioli, lettuce, tomato, and pickle. Your taste buds will thank you for this one. You will also receive your choice of a side including potato chips, fruit, or mixed greens. A cool thing to note about the sandwiches is that the bread at Secret Garden is made fresh and without any preservatives.

Carne a la Plancha

You'll find this crowd-pleaser on the dinner menu. In this dish, chipotle-marinated tri-tip steak is served with salsa, mashed potatoes, and a side of chef's vegetables. This is a must hearty must-try! Another popular dinner option is the Chicken Picatta and the Garden's Salmon. They've got a great variety of proteins to choose from. Also, most of the entrees are gluten-free.

From the Bar

Pick your poison! They've got it all here. Whether you're in the mood for a refreshing cocktail, local beer, or wine by the bottle. The bar menu is extensive. Some popular cocktails include the Garden Mojito, Trouble on the Rocks, Prickly Pear & Mango Margarita, & "When Life Gives You Lemons...". Arizona is known for their prickly pear cocktails, candy, jams, and more. Prickly pear is a sweet and bright pink-purple. When in Sedona, why not give it a shot?

When it comes to beer they carry a well-rounded list of popular and local beers. You have familiar flavors such as 805, Stone IPA, and Stella. Alternatively, they feature many local beers and breweries. For example, some beers on tap come from Prescott Brewing Co., Four Peaks Brewing Co., and Lumberyard Brewing Co.

Pinot Grigio, Rose, Chardonnay, Merlot, Sauvignon, and more. This is a great spot to wine and dine. Furthermore, it's a great location to brunch with the girls. Make sure to put Secret Garden on your list for the next time you're in Sedona!

Local Tips

  • Happy Hour is 4-6PM on Monday-Friday


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