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El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe

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6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
+1 480-488-1752
Today
11:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 09:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Tucson, AZ
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93 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

You eat a lot of Mexican food in Arizona, and this was definitely above average. A welcome surprise, you could say, from the chimis to the guac to the house red wine. A charming dining room as well. We'd definitely go back if we were in the area!

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Thank amyptucson
Metro Minneapolis-Saint Paul, Minnesota
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207 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 145 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is a reliable spot for typical mexamerican-style food. Be sure to sit outside and enjoy the cantina patio vibe. Long waits on weekends. It's a happy, fun place. Big portions, so after chips and salsa, consider splitting an entree. Very good margaritas, although inconsistent about salting the rims.

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Thank eatplaylove
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Love the food. Chicken is ecellent. Drinks are generous and very tasty. Service was informative and helpful. We always stop in when we are in town.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this place! They have not forgotten the importance of customer service...thank you Robin, for employing conscientious and well trained staff...while serving delicious, fresh Mexican food! The pond with the ducks and turtles is always a favorite part of the dining experience! They do get busy during the weekend, but it's worth the wait! We had the shrimp tacos... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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69 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have lived near here for years and always wanted to try this place. We did so today, Valentine's Day for lunch and it was fine. It's a very, very large place so don't let all of the cars in the parking lot scare you away. We were advised to eat outside and that was really key to the entire... More 

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Cave Creek, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful outdoor dining experience; lakeside dining with outdoor heaters so the temperature was perfect.

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Royal Oak, Michigan
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently went to this restaurant after horseback riding and was pleasantly surprised. My friend and I stopped for a late lunch on a Sunday. We ordered and shared the Seafood Enchiladas, which was their Sunday special, and the Shrinp Tacos. Best enchiladas ever! The sauce and amount of seafood was awesome. The shrimp tacos were delicious also. The ambiance... More 

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Thank kimberlyg88
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great spot for good cantina style food & drink. Neat part of town and near our hike. Would recommend highly - quality spot!

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Thank DMLaRock
Scottsdale, Arizona
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37 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It is a very busy place and needs to be tried at least once and then decide for yourself. The chips and salsa are very good!

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Thank casadefamilia
Downingtown, Pennsylvania, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really good Mexican food and awesome ambiance. Drinks were a good pour and priced right and the serving sizes were fantastic. Highly recommended.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 21:00
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:00 - 22:00
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?