6446 Highway 179 #221, Sedona, AZ 86351 - 928.284.1939
I wish I had taken a photo of the entire meal that evening...they started us with a salad that was included in my meal (that was under $10.00, I might add!) of a 4-cheese Calzone...a calzone that filled the entire dinner plate and could have fed two of us, at least. OUT OF THIS WORLD DELICIOUS! Can't rave enough about this little place - personable wait staff, and the owner was delightful. If you're in the area, and are looking for an alternative to the plentiful Mexican fare found throughout the area, THIS IS YOUR PLACE!
Tlaquepaque Village, 336 State Route 179, Sedona, AZ 86336 - 928.282.4648
Equally fabulous, in the traditional SW flavors, our old standby of El Rincon (inside of Tlaquepaque Village) fit the bill the following evening. ALWAYS great food - spend the day shopping (window or "for real"), then relax on the patio in the shade of the beautiful large sycamore trees (umbrellas overhead - your food is safe), or inside in the comfort of the air conditioning, if it's too hot (by evening, it's always cooled down to just about the right temperature). Grab a margarita and some green chile - it's one of our favorites...could be yours, too.
336 State Route 179, Sedona AZ
Shops Open Daily 10a.m. - 5p.m.
Restaurant Hours Vary
As I said, the restaurant sits inside TLAQUEPAQUE ARTS AND CRAFT VILLAGE - billed as "The Art and Soul of Sedona". This is Sedona's premiere shopping/gallery experience...over 40 specialty shops and exclusive art galleries - there's something for everyone here. My picture taking took place in the late afternoon, and I waited out tourists for just the right shots (they're there - just behind walls and trees...I can out wait anyone for a clear shot)...it's a hoppin' place during the day.
Beauty in every nook and cranny...
Yucca in bloom...
You WILL fall in love with this enchanting area...
Make sure that you walk into at least one of the galleries located within the village, just to look, if nothing else. Most have an "artist in residence" working on current pieces, and are more than happy to explain creative processes.
The bottom piece was a work in progress by artist MICHAEL TRCIC for the final casting, which now resides with my folks. A margarita might just be in order once you're done shopping, so you can sit and beat yourself up, and ask yourself if you really "needed it", once you're done. Yes, you deserve it.
And, feel better about yourself because at least you didn't buy this larger one, though it would look spectacular in your yard!
Crazy matador gracing the outside of the men's room; hiding your head like you didn't buy a beautiful bronze (and you're really happy for it, actually); beautiful arched doorway leading to the parking area; and a sleepy bronze bear - relaxed and satisfied after a day of taking it all in.
The artwork is plentiful at each and every turn throughout the village, and the entire town of Sedona, for that matter. Just about anything from trading posts to Chico's (there's one in every port, you know) can be found - something for everyone, for sure. If it's not there - you didn't need it, but you did need the bronze!
A parting shot from one of my favorite, happy places. Next week we hit Vegas, for a quick look around - Chinese New Year/Year of the Snake at The Bellagio is up next. Hawaii to follow. Happy Travelin' Tuesday...be safe out on those roads, wherever they may lead.