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El Encanto

$$ - $$$Mexican,
Cave Creek Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good38%
  • Average20%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
10 Nov 2017
“Dinner after long bike ride”
26 Nov 2016
“Very good Mexican”
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Mexican, Southwestern
$$ - $$$
Cave Creek Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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Reviewed 11 November 2017 via mobile

It was great. Love the margaritas. Great atmosphere, make a reservation. With kids ask to be near the pond to see the fish,birds and turtles.

Thank rmiller072
Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

Always good, visit here about once a month during the winter when we live in Scottsdale. Always busy but no reservations so visit the bar and have a really good margarita. Good selection of Tex-Mex classics. Food comes very fast and always hot. Excellent, courteous...More

Thank James A
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We had a very good meal here and the service was friendly, fast and helpful. The atmosphere is fun with the pond and ducks, but on the whole this is a somewhat typical restaurant featuring Mexican food, all of which you will find very familiar....More

Thank Nicholas B
Reviewed 28 November 2015

We had eaten here twice this week and had the best mexican food and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the mood for Great Mexican Food!

Thank Michele R
Reviewed 17 November 2015

We've been here several times, and have found the food to be average. But the covered outdoor patio makes the atmosphere special. A view of the pond, flowers, and birds makes dining here (outside) a lovely time. Chips are served with three types of salsa...More

Thank RunawayBoomer
Reviewed 22 September 2015

Good Mexican food here. Restaurant is a huge area, plenty of seating, with a smaller bar. Pond in the middle, with ducks, and patio seating. Extensive menu, good selections. Food is of decent quality. I would recommend, and would return.

Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 17 May 2015 via mobile

This was suggested to us by our hotel. The outside seating wad very pretty but tables and chairs were uncomfortable and wobbly. The service was great and the salsa was yummy. Fried enchiladas were a little dry but over all everyone enjoyed their food.

Thank karma318
Reviewed 22 October 2014

We took friends here last night. There is a wonderful pond with wildlife and a great Mexican theme going in with nice big tables and friendly wait staff. They start every table with water, homemade chips, and 3 salsa sauces. The cokes were very good...More

Thank dsir
Reviewed 10 August 2014

We sat outside by the pond area. The scenery was great. First up, drinks. I ordered a frozen margarita and it was honestly one of the best margaritas I have ever drank. So so strong and tasty. I had 2 and felt pretty drunk, even...More

Thank Lyle P
Reviewed 27 May 2014

This is a consistently good place, even when it is busy. Ask for a table next to the pond and enjoy.

Thank GoUtes2014
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Restaurant Details

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  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cave Creek Road, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
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