Sedona's Mariposa Restaurant - One of America's Most Scenic

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Sedona's Mariposa Restaurant

Named in Open Table's 100 Most Scenic Restaurants in America 

 

There are only two restaurants in all of Arizona that carry this distinction with the customers of Open Table.  Vivace Restaurant in Tucson was the other one. 

 

 The Restaurant Scene In Sedona is a Summer Treat

Enjoy Outdoor (Al Fresco) Dining With A Red Rock View

After seeing these photos, I am sure you might agree that the views from this restaurant that inspires South American and Central American cuisine are amazing.  There was a real estate office located on this bluff before this restaurant existed. It had been there for decades. Then it sat empty for the longest time. I always thought that this was some of the most beautiful views in all of Sedona.  The property stares directly into the stunning views of Soldiers Pass. 

Staggering Red Rock Views

Mariposa InteriorAs you walk up to the restaurant, your eyes are drawn to the 1000 pound handcrafted African and South American stone. The door opens with a power assist! The interior of the restaurant is another art form in and of itself. From the glass-enclosed wine vaults to the floor to ceiling windows and magnificent artwork and light fixtures. Everywhere you look is a feast for the eyes!

 

Chef Lisa Dahl

Chef Lisa Dahl is a pioneer in the culinary scene of Sedona. I have had the opportunity to talk with her about Italian cuisine when she had a store attached to her signature restaurant in the Village of Oak Creek "Cucina Rustica".  Mariposa may now be her flagship restaurant, but Lisa's first store was Dahl & Di Luca Ristorante Italiano. Pisa Lisa pizzeria autentico was added in a redesigned failed Pizza Hut building. She took it over after another Mexican restaurant failed. Redesigned the building inside and out and created a spot where you could have casual dining on artisan pizzas and salads. She also moved her modest store of Italian pastries and other goods to this location. 

 

Recommendation(s)

I personally would recommend all of Lisa Dahl's award-winning restaurants. But if I want to impress, I make a reservation for lunch and dine on the enclosed patio of Mariposa. I am blessed to have a restaurant of this quality within 5 minutes of my office and home. To me, the views don't get much better.

 

 

Other Great Choices

Besides Lisa's restaurants, there are a few other fantastic choices I like to take special people to. Any restaurant in the Enchantment Resort is an experience and clients of mine deserve to see and enjoy this hidden gem and the restaurants within the resort. The drive through Boynton Canyon is pretty special. It takes about 1/2 hour to get there from Uptown because it sits way back in the canyon.  Red rock walls surround the entire resort. 

 

View from Tii Gavo

 Another wonderful option is L'Auberge de Sedona located on Oak Creek in Uptown. During summer, there is no better place to be than on the banks of the creek at the Cress Restaurant. 

It is considered one of the"Top 100 Al Fresco Dining" spots in the USA by OpenTable. 

 

Al Fresco Dining at L'Auberge de Sedona on Oak Creek

 


 

If you are still looking for other restaurants that offer wonderful views, a great menu, and Al Fresco dining options.  Give me a call (928) 274-7355 and I will be happy to assist you.

 

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Rainmaker
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Your photo images are a glorious testament to the beauty of the landscape the Mariposa Restaurant enjoys, Sheri.  And, the restaurant itself looks magnificent.

Jul 22, 2019 08:46 PM #1
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Sheri, on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Jul 22, 2019 08:48 PM #2
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James Dray
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Morning again Sheri.

If I ever get up to your area, I'll try it.  Love Italian, of course, I like almost any food.

Jul 23, 2019 02:13 AM #3
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Looks like a really gteat place to enjoy a wonderful dining experience !

Jul 23, 2019 04:09 AM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Love that picture of you at L'Auberge at Sedona, Sheri. So what you're telling me is that when I come to Sedona to visit you there won't be any shortage of great places for us to eat!

Jul 23, 2019 05:24 AM #5
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Grant Schneider
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Good morning Sheri - a vacation in Sedona would have to include trying each on of these restaurants.  I would love to have a dinner just before sunset at the first restaurant.

Jul 23, 2019 05:48 AM #6
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Myrl Jeffcoat - Thank you for the feature!  I tell people to make reservations for lunch or before the sun sets. to be able to enjoy the views of Soldiers Pass. 

Jul 23, 2019 07:05 AM #7
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi James Dray - Most of our restaurants have Al Fresco dining. It is a treat to be able to enjoy the outdoor views. 

Jul 23, 2019 07:06 AM #8
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson - Even if the food was not a culinary art, you would want to enjoy the views. 

Jul 23, 2019 07:07 AM #9
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Nina Hollander,

There is absolutely no shortage of wonderful spots to dine.  When we first moved here that was not the case. 

Jul 23, 2019 07:11 AM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Grant Schneider - I agree.  I am very fortunate to be able to enjoy these gems. Lisa Dahl has single-handedly changed the dining experience here in Sedona. She has 2 more restaurants opening in the Village of Oak Creek soon. 

Jul 23, 2019 07:15 AM #11
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Brian England
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Those are some incredibly scenic views to enjoy during a fine meal.  When I asked a local about restaurants in the area, she apparently has a dislike for the owner of this restaurant and said something about other restaurants that the owner also owns.  Something about preying on tourists, I don't quite recall.

Jul 23, 2019 07:41 AM #12
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Sedona, AZ
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Hi Brian England - I am sorry you received such negative feedback on these restaurants. 

If someone dislikes the owner, you are not going to get a favorable view especially if they say that Lisa preys on tourists. I am not even sure what that means? Did that person explain how Lisa Dahl preys on tourists? Yikes!  I have been to all of the restaurants, many, many times.  The wait staff does not know that I am a local and I have been treated well.  Just my opinion but that statement sounds irresponsible to me. The person you talked with must really have a grudge against the owner. 

I remember a relative who was on a flight to Arizona and spoke to someone who said that this a different restaurant had the best BBQ Baby Back ribs in town. I have had the ribs at that other restaurant and they may have been the best at one time but not anymore. 

If you need advice or a recommendation, I will always give you the best info. 

Jul 23, 2019 09:58 AM #13
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sheri,

I loved reading you review, before lunch, as now I am starving!  That restaurant is gorgeous.  I remember eating al Fresco at L'Auberge with Ron and my mother.  We loved it as wel as the hotel.  That was many years ago, and I am glad it is still one of your favorites.  A

Jul 23, 2019 11:00 AM #14
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Thank you, Ron and Alexandra Seigel,

L'Auberge is so different from some of the other resorts because it sits on the creek. It has a mountain feel and is more like being in Oak Creek Canyon. I still recommend it highly. 

Jul 23, 2019 03:51 PM #15
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Hi Sheri,  Thanks so much for taking us on this brief tour of Sedona's Mariposa Restaurant.  Beautiful pictures - almost feel like I am there.  Now to be able to enjoy the dining experience.  I hope to be in the area some time...

Jul 23, 2019 07:19 PM #16
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Hi Sheri Sperry - MCNE® I did not know about the Mariposa Restaurant. Wow that will be my next destination for sure. In fact why don't the 4 of us meet there for lunch sometime in August! We have stayed at Enchantement many times and love the restaurants, view and ambience there. So peaceful. Great hiking too!

Jul 27, 2019 11:00 AM #17
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I believe we have been inside. Someone took care of the bill and we enjoyed the meal and scenary.

Jul 29, 2019 06:03 PM #18
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