After you get settled in to you Sedona Resort, odds are that you’ll work up an appetite before too long. Worry not, because the quality of Sedona’s restaurants easily matches that of its resorts. No matter which paradise you’ve decided to stay at, you won’t have to travel far to satisfy your cravings. Let’s take a look at a few of your options when it comes to local cuisine.
Located right in town and virtually next-door to Sedona Springs Resort, Los Rosales is home to some of the best authentic Mexican food in the area. Start off with a fresh salad, such as the namesake Los Rosales Salad, which is a combination of cactus, cilantro, queso fresco, tomatoes, onions, and chicharrones (delicious fried pork rinds). Their burritos, quesadillas, and tostadas are all amazing, but specifically look out for the Al Pastor, a savory marinated pork quesadilla. Happy Hour is from 3:00 to 5:00 every weekday, and there’s no better time to partake in the wide variety of local, domestic, and imported beers they have on offer.
If Chinese is your craving, look no further than Szechuan Sedona, just down the street from Los Rosales. Be sure to try the House Special Beef: stir-fried vegetables, onions, beef, and special hot sauce. This place is rather unique in that they combine their original Chinese inspiration with seafood and sushi. Their entirely separate sushi menu includes options for tuna, red snapper, octopus, salmon eggs, sea urchin and more. Where this menu really shines though is when the two areas meet. The Seafood Pleasure special is a Chinese stir-fry dish that includes fish fillets, scallops, shrimp, and crab legs in addition to the classic Chinese vegetables, mushrooms, and brown sauce.
REDS Restaurant at Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa
Of course depending on the resort, there may even be a restaurant or two on the premises. Sedona Rouge Hotel & Spa is the proud home of REDS Restaurant, which offers comfort food in gourmet fashion. Enjoy home-style meals such as Parmesan Crusted Chicken, Classic Shrimp Scampi, and the bacon wrapped House Meatloaf. Vegetarian options are also available, as well as an extensive wine list. You won’t want to leave without dessert, with options like Homemade Sorbet and Ice cream, Caramel Apple Pie, and Molten Lava cake ripe for the picking. The comfortable, yet upscale atmosphere is even punctuated by live music every evening. REDS is definitely worth a visit even if you’re staying someplace other than the Sedona Rouge.
This is by no mean an exclusive list, and there are many, many other fabulous restaurants to choose from. If I was to keep on listing them we’d be here much too long. In fact, we have an entirely separate website dedicated to them, so be sure to pay it a visit to find some more amazing eateries. As tends to be the problem in Sedona, it’s not so much a matter of finding somewhere to eat, but deciding which is the best out of the many options to pick from. That however, is what I consider to be a good problem to have.