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The Spotted Donkey Cantina

) #64 of 950 Restaurants in Scottsdale ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Mexican, ,
34505 N Scottsdale Rd Ste H4, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1204
+1 480-488-3358
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (56 reviews)
“pork stew” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
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Value
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LOCATION
34505 N Scottsdale Rd Ste H4, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1204
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1 - 10 of 620 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago

The spectacular décor 'catches' you when you walk in, the waiters greet you like old friends, and the food is fabulous. It is all memorably wonderful! The food is presented with such an appealing decorative flair and tastes mouth wateringly delicious!!

Thank jnjdougan
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The Nachos were a great starter. Be sure and save room for your entree because everything is huge! I had the enchiladas and my girlfriend had the chimichanga, both very tasty. Our server was very tentative and very pleasant! Thanks

Thank 407dasher101
Reviewed 1 week ago

The atmosphere of this place is kind of what drew us in. My husband golfed at the Boulders and thought it was a cool area. It's kind of off the beaten path in a mostly deserted shopping center. The menu is not very big and...More

Thank Melissa S
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meals as well as the overall look and feel of the restaurant. We thank you for your business.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Popular place with the Boulders guest. Better make reservations but we just dropped by and then rolled home from all the food! Enjoy!

Thank ange_roussos
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad you were happy with your experience. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We just checked in from an east coast flight and needed a quick lunch that was close to the resort. This is just a short walk from the Boulders resort lobby. Situated in a small mall with a few shops, it really had some interesting...More

Thank Marc K
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

It is great to hear of your experience at our restaurant. We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed the décor and cuisine. We hope to see you again soon.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great views of the Boulders. Due to rain we had to sit inside, however windows provided great sight of storm clouds, sunset,& mountains. Food is great. Revommend the shrimp ceviche and tempura shrimp (which has a great presentation as well as sauces). Service is attentive...More

Thank A6478UAsamg
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed the ambiance of our restaurant as well as the food. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is not as wonderful as I remembered. The location is getting rundown and the mall location is deserted. Kind of spooky. Staff is distracted and not as attentive as they were only a short time ago. Sorry spotted donkey..we are moving on to...More

Thank Nancy M
Management response:Responded 1 week ago

We apologize for your most recent experience at our restaurant. Your feedback will be shared with the appropriate team members. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honestly, I've had better Mexican food in northern Illinois. But it was good. We had chimichangas and chicken fajitas, as well as chips and salsa to start. The fajitas were pretty good. The chimi, so-so. Got three different salsas as an appetizer; tomatillo, roasted tomato,...More

Thank mcq316
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the review. We are glad you enjoyed one of our salsas. All of our salsas and menu items are made fresh daily by our chefs. We appreciate your feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lots of good choices on the menu including vegetarian options, gluten free or bar food. Lots of choices and if you sit by the bar you can watch sports.

Thank unclemark2014
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you enjoyed the options on the menu. There is a little something on there for everyone. Thank you for the review.

Reviewed 11 July 2017

The first thing you notice in The Spotted Donkey is the cool, fun southwest decor.They offer they're own "Herradura" tequila, which is very good and you can take a bottle home if you like. The food is very good, authentic Mexican cuisine.Great for a date...More

Thank xtalr52
Management response:Responded 3 weeks ago

We are glad you were able to experience our signature tequila. That tequila is made exclusively for us and used in many of our recipes. We appreciate the feedback and hope to see you again soon.

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Mary E
23 April 2017|
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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.
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155019Rosie
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.
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Highchairs Available
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:30
Saturday
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
Description
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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