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Penasco's Restraurant - CLOSED

20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
+1 520-568-7362
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  • Excellent26%
  • Very good31%
  • Average18%
  • Poor13%
  • Terrible12%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (8 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
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Reviewed 9 November 2017

combine the poor service and average food at best...plus above average pricing would put this at the bottom of my list

Thank montyf881
Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I were out for dinner and this is one of the first places Kathy and I ate when we moved here just over a year ago and we have always enjoyed their food she had her usual combination with enchilada rice and...More

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for lunch. I like the location and atmosphere. I had the Chili Rellenos and my friend had an enchilada and Taco. The portions were good size and the food was good. The waiter got my friend's order wrong the...More

Thank tdkpadron
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The food at this restaurant is delicious and we try to go there at least once when we are visiting the town of Maricopa. The shrimp enchiladas with white sauce was excellent and their recipes are more of a true Sonoran Mexico style cooking. It's...More

Thank Patsy M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Big lava bowl full of meat and veggies. Served very hot! Recommend eating slowly to avoid El Mocajete's revenge. Been there several times. The nachos are very good. So are the burritos. Try the jalapeño cream sauce topping! Not too hot and very tasty.

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 20 June 2017

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

Thank Rsabijon
Reviewed 3 June 2017 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
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Restaurant Details

Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
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
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