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El Encanto

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Cave Creek Road, Scottsdale, AZ
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Clarkston, Michigan
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92 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always good, visit here about once a month during the winter when we live in Scottsdale. Always busy but no reservations so visit the bar and have a really good margarita. Good selection of Tex-Mex classics. Food comes very fast and always hot. Excellent, courteous service. And a pond full of ducks that the kids can feed using bird food... More 

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54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We had a very good meal here and the service was friendly, fast and helpful. The atmosphere is fun with the pond and ducks, but on the whole this is a somewhat typical restaurant featuring Mexican food, all of which you will find very familiar. Not a special experience, or a surprise, but we were expecting neither.

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Spring, Texas
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85 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015

We had eaten here twice this week and had the best mexican food and service. I would highly recommend this restaurant if you are in the mood for Great Mexican Food!

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Prescott, Arizona
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164 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015

We've been here several times, and have found the food to be average. But the covered outdoor patio makes the atmosphere special. A view of the pond, flowers, and birds makes dining here (outside) a lovely time. Chips are served with three types of salsa - red/mild, green/medium, and re/hot. You can get small or large pitchers of margaritas (several... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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730 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 387 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

Good Mexican food here. Restaurant is a huge area, plenty of seating, with a smaller bar. Pond in the middle, with ducks, and patio seating. Extensive menu, good selections. Food is of decent quality. I would recommend, and would return.

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Thank Curtez151
Syracuse, ny
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

This was suggested to us by our hotel. The outside seating wad very pretty but tables and chairs were uncomfortable and wobbly. The service was great and the salsa was yummy. Fried enchiladas were a little dry but over all everyone enjoyed their food.

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chicago, illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014

We took friends here last night. There is a wonderful pond with wildlife and a great Mexican theme going in with nice big tables and friendly wait staff. They start every table with water, homemade chips, and 3 salsa sauces. The cokes were very good too. I think refills were free- a nice touch! The wife ordered shrimp tacos ,... More 

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We sat outside by the pond area. The scenery was great. First up, drinks. I ordered a frozen margarita and it was honestly one of the best margaritas I have ever drank. So so strong and tasty. I had 2 and felt pretty drunk, even with eating as well! The food was great. I ordered the chicken fajitas and it... More 

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Thank Lyle P
Salt Lake City, Utah
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89 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

This is a consistently good place, even when it is busy. Ask for a table next to the pond and enjoy.

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Naperville, Illinois
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Great setting with pond, ducks and turtles, Mexican decor. We like great margaritas, food was good, but exceptional, prices reasonable. You have to come early, because this place is very popular. I would go back for the atmosphere and decor. And margaritas.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cave Creek Road, Scottsdale, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale

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