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“Great find -- super lunch specials”

Macayo Mexican Restaurant
Ranked #298 of 1,306 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: US$10 - US$20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
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Dining options: Reservations
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
Reviewed 19 April 2014

We "stumbled on this mexican restaurant (part of a small chain) on our 1st visit to PHX on the drive to the hotel. Stopped for lunch, discovered they had a nice, shady patio in the back. Daily changing Lunch special is a great deal and good size portion. Salads also very good and refreshing. Everything U want from a Mexican restaurant. Me gusto mucho!

Thank immaus
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

What a disaster. We were seated at 6.30 - the order wasn't taken for nearly an hour. Our nachos when they finally arrived were cold, tasteless and congealed. They were nasty. Broken chips from what appeared to be the very bottom of the box, cold solidified cheese, a small blob of guacamole, cold shredded chicken and very little sour cream. The jalapenos weren't evenspicy. We sent the nachos back. The server was very young and completely out of his depth. He simply couldn't cope.

The lady who'd made the booking was served 1 1/2 hours after we were seated - 90 minutes. That's dreadful. And while she was making a short presentation (2 minutes) to the group, the server kept trying to interrupt her to take a drinks order. It was one of the worst dining experiences I have ever had. My guest from the UK was appalled. I don't know how many times he asked for water before it came. It was simply ghastly. We will definitely not come back.

As for a tip? The only tip I'd leave this place is improve or close.

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1  Thank janziff
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Reviewed 14 April 2014

We almost feel like we're in Cancun when we come here . The décor is very colorful with decorative parrots swinging from trees and sombreros everywhere.
The Happy hour specials are the best. The appetizers are very tasty . They give you a lot ,so there are always leftovers. Our adult children always get the refillable CHI-Chi mugs for endless Margaritas!
We have celebrated our daughter's birthday here a few times. It' s a must when we visit.
Hasta Luego!!

Thank cocoacat
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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.

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1  Thank The_traveling_1
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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.

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Thank Liz C
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