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Desert Rain Cafe

££ - £££, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly
Main St., Sells, AZ 85634
+1 520-383-4918
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  • Excellent68%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible5%
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“beans” (5 reviews)
“burger” (4 reviews)
“ribs” (3 reviews)
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Southwestern, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
££ - £££
Main St., Sells, AZ 85634
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Reviewed 7 September 2017

They are no longer in business in Sells. They have closed. I just went on a trip expecting to eat there. The purpose of the trip I was on was to learn more about the culture there and that was accomplished. We had a tour...More

Thank cjrkowa30
Reviewed 30 March 2017

Sells is on the Tohono O Odham Indian reservation in southern Arizona, 30 miles north of the border, It is 65 miles from Tucson and 105 miles from Phoenix. If you are hungry and do not want to drive to the cities, eat here. They...More

1  Thank BossRino
Reviewed 16 March 2017

We arrived for lunch about 12:20 PM A sign on the counter said "No Bread, No Buns, No wraps" We all ordered the Rib Stew and Ice Tea. The rib stew consisted of a bowl of beans and 2 small pieces of meat. One of...More

Thank Joe D
Reviewed 24 February 2017

This restaurant catered a group dinner I attended. The food was excellent, prepared with traditional ingredients with a twist. Best food I had the whole trip to Arizona. The chef included vegetarian options that were equally well done.

Thank mbad07
Reviewed 28 January 2017

We stopped in for a late lunch, and found a busy oasis in the desert. Everything we tasted here was excellent. Google maps led us astray so we had to ask for help to find it. So glad we stopped. Some of the best food...More

1  Thank Stephanie L
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

The BBQ on Thursday special is great. Very tasty. Love the salad the tortilla...and the tepary beans. Nice tea too especially in summer. Great atmosphere. Haven't tried the burger yet still on my to do list live the scramble Desert Rain scramble. The smoothies are...More

Thank Tami V
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I was recently in Sells, AZ for work and stopped in to experience traditional Tohono O'odham food. First let me say my meal was fantastic. They offer wraps, salads, soups, and more, but with traditional ingredients and recipes that only enhance the typical offerings. Definitely...More

1  Thank ematkm
Reviewed 27 June 2016

I visited this restaurant with a group of 10 from our Tucson church. I had called 3 weeks ahead and then the day before to be sure they could accommodate a large group. I was a little concerned when I saw the closed sign on...More

1  Thank Carol H
Reviewed 17 May 2016

Prickly pear delicious? Who'd've thunk it? But everything we ordered was delicious. No, not only delicious but delightful ... yes, we felt delighted. When's the last time you oohed and aahed and grinned as you ate? Their food does more than merely rate high on...More

Thank meredith k
Reviewed 6 April 2016

This is one of those restaurants that I would no doubt go way out of my way to eat at again. It was way beyond my expectations, with native foods (such as cholla buds and tepary beans) in almost all the dishes. Preparation, service and...More

Thank AK_Steve_AK
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22 May 2016|
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Response from meredith k | Reviewed this property |
By my own understanding of things, you would both be fine at the DRC, but it should be easy to reach them ahead of time to make sure.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
06:30 - 15:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 19:00
06:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main St., Sells, AZ 85634
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Sells
  • Phone Number: +1 520-383-4918
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