Looking to have lunch or dinner in Cave Creek? Here are our top picks…

Out-of-towners make certain they head to Binkley’s , known among area residents as one of the top restaurants around. Be warned, however, that entrees run about $40…so this might be a special occasion evening or a birthday celebration, if your budget doesn’t quite allow for this kind of vacation extravagance. Entrees like Duck Breast are more an event than a meal…with strawberry & confit strudel, sour rhubarb, braised fennel, baby turnips, balsam. Divine. If that price point, or fixins are too rich for you…try Café Bink, their more casual dining spot serving soups, sandwiches and salads.

Looking for a real western experience while in Arizona? Be sure to visit Harold’s Cave Creek Coral in the heart of Cave Creek. Listen to country and bluegrass bands, dance the two-step, and have mesquite grilled steaks while sipping your ice cold beer. Be sure to don your cowboy hat and boots and say, “yee haw.”

El Encanto Restaurant and Cantina, situated in the heart of Cave Creek, opened in ’89, when Bill Nelson bought a rundown, vacant building, and with a passion for Mexican food, opened his legendary restaurant. Using the finest, fresh-as-can-be produce and meats, he created a menu that people quickly called the best Mexican food in the Valley.”

Another “don’t miss” western hot spot is Buffalo Chip Saloon and Restaurant Cowboy and country fun begins with a country/swing band every night of the week, swing dancing, and live bull riding…yup, live bull riding. Saddle up your horse, or park your SUV in the lot, and come on down. Pork ribs, mesquite grilled steaks, an iced pitcher of beer…you’re all set for the cowboy life.

Large portions, affordable prices and a big local following…you’ve arrived at The Horny Toad along the main strip in Cave Creek. The Horny Toad is the oldest, original restaurant in Cave Creek and has been the locale and setting for many western movies. Live music is offered seasonally for those who want to kick their heels up or dance the two-step. Diners enjoy signature fried chicken, beef ribs, and rib eye… and for dessert, be sure to order their swoon-worthy strawberry shortcake.

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Dolce Villagio


Conveniently located in northern Phoenix, Villagio at Happy Valley was recently built in 2008. This 3 bedroom, 2-and-a-half bathroom town-home was professionally designed with hip and stylish furnishings, making it a perfect destination for the sophisticated traveler. Dolce Villagio comes equipped with mounted flat screen televisions, a blu ray player, and much more. The secure, gated community has two large pools and spas, as well as meticulously maintained, lush grounds. The Norterra Shopping Center, featuring boutique shopping, elegant restaurants, a coffee shop, movie theaters, massage spa, and salon, is just minutes away for your fun and convenience.