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Macayo's Depot Cantina

300 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2875
+1 480-966-6677
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“baja sauce” (6 reviews)
“cheese crisp” (6 reviews)
“chips and salsa” (11 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
300 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2875
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As with most Mexican food the chips and salsa are important starters. They were both wonderful beginnings. We ordered the queso with spinach which was a wonderful treat. Plenty for the two of us. The menu had chimis, enchiladas, tacos and burritos and some specialties...More

Thank Steven H
Reviewed 3 days ago

They really went for it with all the kitsch. Reminded me a lot of South of the Border in South Carolina in terms of look. The food was ok. It'll do. I had the chimichanga and it was fine. It is a location best suited...More

Thank Turner S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food was really good (Sonoran enchilada sampler), cocktails were good and service was great. The place was kinda dead but with the DJ keeping the music fresh, I didn’t really noticed as I put a hurt on the food and drinks

Thank Andrew R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Macayo’s is an Arizona tradition. The cheese crisp is must have appetizer. ‭ Had the chile rellano. Wow wow wow.

Thank richardlewis115
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We drove a good half hour to eat at Macayo’s in Tempe. Very disappointed that the Scottsdale location was closed. Scottsdale location was always on point and perfect. Food was outstanding this visit. But they have a huge management problem at this location. Coming from...More

Thank gsd2004
Reviewed 25 October 2017

I took my boss to Macayo's when we were in Tempe for work, because he had never been there and I needed to introduce him to the cheese crisp that I remembered from my childhood. It was just as good as I remembered, and the...More

Thank aaa791
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

Delicious food! I had the Mexican pizza and my husband had a cheeseburger. We were both very impressed. Cool decor.

Thank stasiamarielozinak
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

We visited the restaurant on a Tuesday afternoon. It was quiet and we had a very good meal at amazing prices. The happy hour menu ranges rom $3 to $7 for meals and drinks. They also offer buy one entree and get the other free...More

Thank bandie101
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Used to like this place but was not happy this time. It was around 330 or so. Not much happening seemed only one section open. Asked guy for drink marg and water. Did not think it was rocket science. ad to ask another server but...More

Thank cactus52
Reviewed 13 August 2017 via mobile

Planned a send off dinner for our niece who is heading off to college. We had a large group so made a reservation for a couple of tables in the bar area. Manager and server moved some tables around to accommodate us all and everyone...More

Thank jmsgaz
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Ashley J
3 October 2016|
Response from Judith S | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I have no idea, since I did not take a dog with me and we did not sit out on the patio.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 20
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2875
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-966-6677
  • E-mail
Home of the $3 Dos XX! Located off Mill Ave, at 3rd St and Ash Ave in Tempe, we're one of many Macayo's family owned and locally operated restaurants. We celebrate Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm with $3 off appetizers and $3 drink specials. When You're Hungry for Tradition! Hours: Daily 10:00am - midnight
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