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“tried something new”

Macayo Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #270 of 1,256 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Description: Located at Scottsdale Rd & Shea Blvd, we're one of the Macayo's family owned and locally operated restaurants. We celebrate Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm with $3 off appetizers and $3 drink specials. When You're Hungry for Tradition! Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am - 10:00pm
Centennial, Colorado
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65 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“tried something new”
Reviewed 2 April 2014

On our trip to Arizona we decided that as far as restaurants go we were going to try places we had never been to or are unable to try at home. We stumbled upon Macayos. I don't wont do a bad review about this place but nothing about it made me think that I really need to go back there. The service was average and the the food where it tasted fine it was still average Mexican cuisine.

  • Visited March 2014
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Fremont, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Good Food/ Lacking Service”
Reviewed 10 March 2014

A party of 7 looking for authentic mexican food. Resort recommended this restaurant. The food was good and had good flavor. Authentic enough for us. We did enjoy our meal. To us the service was lacking. We had to flag down the waiter to many times. They stuffed us in a corner and when the food came the servers couldnt place the plates properly. They had to reach over someones head then we couldnt grab the plates because they were hot. Not a great way to serve hot food properly.

  • Visited March 2014
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Clio, California
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148 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“A Good dinner with the Family”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We had a nice dinner with all the family getting a good chice here to fit their tastes. The Fish taco was good and enough to eat.

  • Visited February 2014
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Dallas, Texas
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“A pretty good effort at Macayo's”
Reviewed 26 February 2014

Macayo's has been in Phoenix and Scottsdale for decades. We first visited the original back in the 70's and little has changed. The same corny Mexican décor, Mexican food modified for the average gringo, and high calorie show drinks. But somehow the whole package still works. We visited one Saturday evening with a party of 9, and the staff bent over backwards to accommodate. Our newish waiter was clueless, but was so innocent and straight-forward we forgave him every gaffe. The chips and salsa were fresh and never-ending, and the pitchers of margaritas were enjoyed by all. None of the mex dishes were world-beaters, but expectations were met. You'll enjoy yourself, maybe in spite of yourself. Go early as the senior crowd loves this place. On the weekends you'll wait quite a while for a table between 6 and 10.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank gordotx
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Sylvan Lake
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great value and atmosphere”
Reviewed 21 February 2014

Great restaurant and service. Love the patio.

Excellent value - buy the Bob and ChaCha mugs and get $3.99 refills of the house margarita. Yummy. Cheese crisp and guacamole are awesome.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank RickSylvanLake
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