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Penasco's Restraurant

) #23 of 50 Restaurants in Maricopa €€ - €€€ Mexican,
20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
+1 520-568-7362
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern
€€ - €€€
20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
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1 - 10 of 103 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

This is fast and good service. True Mexican food. The waiter is very attentive. Very comfortable seating area.

Thank Rsabijon
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

VERY hot (temperature, not spicy) food. BEST taco I've ever had!!!! The chips and salsa were delicious ... although the chips were a little thin, they broke when scooping the salsa.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Good attentive staff. The food was somewhat like one would expect to find in Mexico City rather than the USA and the prices were a bit higher than average. We have tried this restaurant on two occasions now and ended up with upset stomach both...More

Thank asbachs3
Reviewed 16 May 2017

On Sunday we decided to take a drive and we ended up in Maricopa, AZ at Penasco's (Mexican) restaurant and we were very happy with the decision to stop. When we walked in there was no one in the place except a group of staff...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a quick lunch here on our last day in Arizona. It's family owned, and the service was great. They included complimentary fried ice cream when one of the salads lacked the expected zucchini.

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

Very attentive. Great food. Accommodating for my big family and very friendly. Overall great service.

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 27 March 2017 via mobile

This was the third year in a row that we have gone to this place while visiting the area from Virginia to play golf. This visit will be our last. The service and food quality has really gone down hill. I ordered the "hot pot"...More

Thank George S
Reviewed 5 March 2017

Our friends, that we were traveling with, took us here for our first time. The food was out of this world. This place is a must!!!

Thank 420sue
Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

We were at this restaurant for a Sunday mid afternoon lunch. Sever was friendly gave us a great suggestion for strawberry lemonade. We don't get that in restaurants in Canada. Delicious!! We asked for her suggestion as to what to have. She didn't hesitate to...More

Thank Sylvia S
Reviewed 19 February 2017 via mobile

Food took way too long to be served to us. Not offered more chips & salsa. Salsa was bland. Wife had Gringo Flautas and I had Shrimp Tacos. Both meals were too spicy. Server was friendly but inattentive. The men's restroom door won't open even...More

Thank Dick B
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I previously worked for Penascos Mexican Restaurant back in April 2016. Exactly 2 months ago, I updated my address with the owner and manager so they knew where to send my W-2 to. I waited until February 3rd (since legally, businesses have until February 2nd to get your W-2 to you) and called them asking what was going on and when I would receive it. I was told by the very same manager I had spoken to about the address change that he had not sent it out yet and lost the paper that he wrote the address on. So, I provided him with it yet again. I was told that the very next morning my W-2 would be sent out. So, I wait until February 15th to receive it via mail and still nothing arrives. So today, I decided to call them once again to let them know that I have not received it and was told that they would send me it via email 3 hours ago. Of course, I did not receive the email. Just called to let the manager know this information and got nothing but attitude. I was told, "Well, you have until August to file them so I don't know what to tell you." The owner, Rose's daughter is the one that spoke to me like this. Rosalinda O'Hare - What your business is trying to do is illegal. I'm tired of being lied to and jerked around by you and your staff for trying to file my taxes like every other American. Not everyone has enough money to not worry about filing their taxes as soon as they can because most people (like me) have a family to support and bills to pay. My son is supposed to be born on February 25th. I HAVE PRIORITIES UNLIKE YOU, APPARENTLY. Legally, you were supposed to have my W-2 to me TWO DAYS AGO. I will be calling the IRS first thing tomorrow.
28 February 2017|
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Response from refugee1046 | Reviewed this property |
The first comment is copied from another site by another poster on YELP.. It shows how little the management takes care of ":business"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
08:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Maricopa
  • Phone Number: +1 520-568-7362
  • E-mail
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