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Juan's Authentic Mexican Food

1516 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5731
+1 602-241-1918
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good37%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
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“tamales” (3 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 - 21:00 Hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
1516 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5731
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Order any combination of Mexican food in this casual table and booth place. It’s quick table service Mexican that includes good taste. Chile Relleno was a chili dipped breaded covered in cheese and red sauce without any stuffing. It still tasted good. The rest was...More

Thank Rick R
Reviewed 1 week ago

Back for the first time in a couple of months. Super delicious as always. Get there early. The wait isn't bad, but parking fills up, no matter how much they add. Restaurant is old Mexican style design, menu and prices. Good good comfort food. Staff...More

Thank Linda S
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

We have visited twice with family. It is operated in a family atmosphere. Usual fare but great size for entrees. Salsa is very authentic and seafood is good. Try tamales that are on special days only. Love the friendly people and good food. Could add...More

Thank BusTraveler009
Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

They have a pretty standard menu. This is locally owned and operated and family runs the restaurant with friendly service. Food is good and prices very reasonable. Friday’s at lunch get busy so go early. Other days are not so busy, but it’s good to...More

Thank Jim W
Reviewed 6 September 2017

Before a trip downtown I asked my son in law for ideas of where to meet him for lunch. Turns out my daughter Jamie has been coming here for almost 20 years and introduced him when they got married a few years ago. I loved...More

Thank Ralph M
Reviewed 18 August 2017 via mobile

Our family loves Juan's. Our favorite is the beef burrito enchilada style. These things are huge and so yummy. I also love the chips and salsa here and they are not stingy about bringing them out. We also always get the horchata. It's a large...More

Thank raenaeh
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I was driving around Phoenix looking for some good Mexican food and stumbled on to Juans. Thank you google maps! Great service! Excellent flavors on the tacos and breakfast burrito. My favorite is the Horchata. Very sweet and cold. I'll be back.

Thank JLars34
Reviewed 1 April 2017

if you don't know old manuels, rosita's, hacienda coral, tonos then don't bother....you ain't worthy! old style phoenix mexican food at it's best plain and simple...easily missed phoenix fixture the real deal at prices that will let you fight for the check, win and then...More

Thank davedavePhoenix
Reviewed 18 December 2016 via mobile

Their shredded-beef tacos are peerless! The rice, beans and enchiladas are amazing as well. My wife loves their green corn tamales. Their horchata is also the best there is. Clean, inexpensive and absolutely delicious. I've been eating there for 15 years.

Thank Lawdrum
Reviewed 9 December 2016

The food is excellent (nothing special about the menu - all the normal things you would expect). Service is extremely friendly and prompt. If you go for lunch, it is best to arrive early as it can get crowded quickly (by 11:30am).

Thank Jim W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1516 E Thomas Rd, Phoenix, AZ 85014-5731
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Phoenix>  > Encanto
  • Neighbourhood: Encanto
  • Phone Number: +1 602-241-1918
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