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Ajo Al's Mexican Cafe

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Central Scottsdale
Mexican, Southwestern
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9393 N 90th St Ste 122, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5042
+1 480-860-2611
11:00 - 21:00
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Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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322 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

They changed the menu. The new menu emphasizes refried beans and gooey cheese. Portions are big. The chips are from a bag. The salsa is OK - served in a jug. The place was crowded on a friday night but no wait to get in. The parking lot was full and had to park a block away. Margaritas come in... More 

Thank QQ1234
Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We dine at Ajo Al's at least once weekly and the food is always consistently good. Nice atmosphere, friendly and accommodating servers. There is a small outdoor patio. The chips are served warm with endless refills and salsa is fresh and flavorful! Good menu offerings with even a few items for the non Mexican food diner. The chicken fajitas are... More 

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20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

We go here every 6 weeks or so. I love the queso dip for a starter and my favorite item here is the chimichanga made with machaca beef. It is not a fancy place but good food and friendly service.

Thank Trey M
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63 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Food was mediocre. Slightly pricey. Service was good. Decent atmosphere . Would not recommend. Average chips and sauza.

Thank Goldie78Phoenix
Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The best little Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale. Friendly staff and consistently good food. Endless chips & salsa served warm and crispy. Happy Hour all day long on Mondays. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommend!

Thank Taffpaws
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

This is the worst Mexican restaurant I have ever been to and I am in my 60's. Stale chips. Shredded beef that has the taste of wet cardboard. Chimichanga that was never close to a deep fryer and a pile of rice which resembled the size of one of a great pyramids and a dark brown pool that must have... More 

Thank Robertbug
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been dining at Ajo Al's for well over ten years and even though we moved across town, we would still drive over an hour to get there! However, those days are now over!! The restaurant has steadily gone down hill and the service is absolutely horrible! Today was our very last visit and we definitely... More 

Thank steve j
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016

Nice neighborhood Mexican restaurant. Really like the Pizza Norteno, but have had a number of their other meals, and they're good as well.

Thank violabaldingj
Phoenix, Arizona
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73 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Always a pleasure to eat here. Food is delicious and plentiful. Service is fast. Prices are very reasonable.

Thank gwgross1
Wood Dale, Illinois
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166 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

Now don't get me wrong, there's nothing bad about this place, it's just that being in Arizona one comes to expect more from a Mexican Cafe. The food was OK but on the pricey side for what you received. The service was fine and the location not too difficult to get to with plenty of parking available. When I'm in... More 

Thank pjungel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 9393 N 90th St Ste 122, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5042
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Central Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Central Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-860-2611

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?