Plaza Bonita – Tusayan Restaurant

Located in the Red Feather Lodge, this casual Mexican-American restaurant serves up local favorites plus adult beverages in a relaxed setting. They’ve got a wide variety of southwestern-inspired fare, a popular buffet during breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and a truly charming setting.

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Plaza Bonita Ambiance

The vibe here is low-key, so you’ll be able to enjoy your tasty southwestern food in a peaceful setting. The décor is delightfully bright and inspired by Native American art and design. So you’ll see things like expert stonework, red tiled floors, brightly painted wooden chairs, and unique, decorated tables. The dining room is light and airy, and spacious enough to accommodate big crowds.

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Plaza Bonita Food

Plaza Bonita offers full a la carte lunch and dinner menus, in addition to a varied buffet during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. For their breakfast buffet, the fare is pretty standard, including scrambled eggs, sausage, French toast, pancakes, and more. They offer lunch specials as well, which are smaller portions of main meals you’ll find at dinner.

During both lunch and dinner, you’ll find a good selection of items with a Mexican influence, like fajitas, camarones mexicanos, chile verde, and more. Of course, there is also some more American-style fare for those who prefer something a bit more basic, like make-your-own salads, and a customizable stir-fry. That said, it really is primarily Mexican so keep that in mind when planning.

Plaza Bonita Tusayan

Plaza Bonita Details

There is no dress code here, like most of the restaurants in Tusayan, and they don’t accept reservations. The pricing here is consistent with pricing in any highly tourist-centric area, but is not unreasonable by any means. This place is also pretty popular during the busy season, so be patient if you have to wait for service or to be seated. If you’re a guest of the Red Feather Lodge, don’t forget to show your room key for a 10% discount.

Plaza Bonita


Located in the heart of Tusayan, Plaza Bonita is a great casual option for dining in town. It’s near to a number of other Tusayan attractions, including the adjacent Grand Canyon Trading Post (a nice place for souvenirs), the delightful RP’s Stage Stop Internet Café & Gift Shop, and the National Geographic Visitor Center. In the Visitor Center you can see the popular IMAX Film, “Grand Canyon: Hidden Secrets,” which is a nice introduction to the canyon before you go. You’ll also be able to pick up a few tours here, including jeep and helicopter tours.

In addition to the Red Feather Lodge (with which Plaza Bonita is affiliated), there are a number of other hotel options in the area. Other lodging options including the Grand Hotel, Canyon Plaza Resort, Holiday Inn Express & Suites, and Best Western Premier.