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The Spotted Donkey Cantina

€€ - €€€Mexican, ,
34505 N Scottsdale Rd Ste H4, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1204
+1 480-488-3358
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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“fajitas” (56 reviews)
“pork stew” (8 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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34505 N Scottsdale Rd Ste H4, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1204
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211 - 220 of 627 reviews

Reviewed 30 June 2015

we have been to the donkey many times: in the spring when we can sit on the patio, during the season when the place is packed to the gills, and the summer when you must sit indoors and the crowds have gone. regardless, it is...More

Thank Michael C
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Service and food exceptional. We loved this restaurant at El Pedragal. Food was delicious, the service at the bar outstanding and the ride in the golf cart from our casita was breathtaking as the sun was setting. It was a perfect romantic evening, warm yet...More

Thank Ging D
Reviewed 14 June 2015

Great little place adjacent to a variety of shops. The shops however, are closed during the summer (off-season) months. The food was very good, as well as the service. Restaurant is very clean, and organized. I found it to be a tad pricier than it...More

2  Thank Curtez151
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Great food and service. Staff was very nice and provided us with very prompt/attentive service. Atmosphere is fun and enjoyed our experience.

Thank WorthwhileWandering
Reviewed 28 May 2015

Everything we got here was great, from the guacamole to the enchiladas. Great top shelf margaritas with a causal sports bar type atmosphere. We went here twice on a three day vacation. It's a must do!

Thank Tigerman_McCool
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Went here to celebrate our 50th anniversary with friends, our first time here. The appetizers were first class, good very tasty, as well as the drinks. The wait staff was one of the best we have experienced.

Thank Twooldfolks
Reviewed 21 May 2015 via mobile

Great selection of margaritas. We stopped in for a late happy hours. We got a nice spot at the bar. The bartender was friendly and attentive. Food pumpkin seeds salad was a grest find. it was sad to see most of the mall was closed...More

Thank ASkong
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Great setting and superior cuisine. Try the chile rellenos. Excellent margaritas. Nice patio with scottsdale and mountain views.

Thank David S
Reviewed 19 May 2015

Pretty good food, drinks are over priced, somewhat noisy. In general this is a pricey Mexican restaurant

Thank robert e
Reviewed 6 May 2015 via mobile

Really great experience. We wanted to watch a hockey game and they obliged by changing the channel. Other patrons were great about that and friendly. Only had a few drinks and starters but really enjoyed the place. The only negative is no view and the...More

Thank Stephen K
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Mary E
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Response from Mike m | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer to that, but they are accommodating so I would call them.
18 December 2016|
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Response from lindamac45 | Reviewed this property |
I am a vegetarian, and they were more than happy to adapt it to fit my needs.
Maria Z
10 June 2015|
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Response from Cherie P | Reviewed this property |
Sure...let the server know when you order and they can recommend things and help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34505 N Scottsdale Rd Ste H4, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1204 (Formerly Spotted Donkey Cantina, el Pedregal)
    (Carefree Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-3358
  • E-mail
Fresh, lively and energetic, the Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal is a Scottsdale original. Offering the best drinks, unique food and a festive atmosphere are quickly earning Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal a reputation as the place to dine in North Scottsdale. The restaurant's North Scottsdale location provides a fabulous backdrop of 12-million-year-old rock formations and you can catch the Arizona sky creating a stunning atmosphere on our large outdoor patio. Best Happy Hour 2012 | AZ Centrals Readers Choice Awards Best Mexican Food 2013 | Arizona Foothills Magazine
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