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El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Spanish
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
+1 480-488-1752
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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“pollo fundido” (45 reviews)
“el encanto” (33 reviews)
“tamales” (18 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
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Reviewed yesterday

You walk into another world once through the arched entrance to this El Encanto! Service was pretty good - seated right away and got a drinks quickly even though they were packed at 1pm on a Monday. Food was pretty good but not sure we'd...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Staying on the north side of Phoenix before I flew out in the morning. Did both a Yelp and a Google search for Mexican restaurants, and found El Encanto, When we got there, we were seated quickly and our waitress Wendy took care of us...More

Thank Fotoefek
Reviewed 3 days ago

We tried this for lunch due to TA reviews and it was great. We sat by the pond which had koi, turtles and ducks in it. The turtles were always going in and out of the pond to sun themselves which made fun watching. We...More

Thank ORbeachdawg
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This place has atmosphere indoor out door sitting the food was great the service was great I live in Mesa and would drive out again just to have lunch

Thank Martyandrews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Tried other Mexican restaurants in the area and we liked this one the best. On Sunday night they have a guitar player and a dancer. The grounds are pretty with a large pond and you can eat inside or outside. A fun place with good...More

Thank Sharenlynn
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Ordered the steak burrito, with rice on the side. Tortilla was as dry as could be the meat was smoked and poor taste. Not for the rice very poor meal. If this place was anywhere else other than in a resort area it would FAIL....More

Thank R335i
Reviewed 1 week ago

service excellent, food very tasty and delicious. portions were good and price very resonalble much different from northeastern mexican venues. very quaint atmosphere ate indoor would definitely return

Thank RONDWatertown_Ct
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were visiting cave creek for the day and spotted this cute cantina! The staff very friendly the margaritas on point and the fajitas super tasty. It’s like an oasis when you enter!

Thank lndmomof277
Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service is better than most. Outside seating with a view. The turtle and duck pond is AAA and there are plenty of birds to watch or throw chips to. Great place for kids and families

Thank Wade B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has a large outdoor seating area with a pond. The food portions are large served with just the right spices..The server was friendly and knowledgeable about the sauces & dipping cheeses..

Thank WinstonA03
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Pamela M
4 April 2016|
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Response from charthomas3 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code as far as I can tell we had just come from a hike in the desert. You might want to if its during normal busy times for lunch and dinner especially if you want to sit outside! Hope this helps, enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-1752
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