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El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe

$$ - $$$Mexican, , Latin
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
+1 480-488-1752
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  • Excellent44%
  • Very good37%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
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Reviewed yesterday

When I think of Mexican I think of delicious spicy food. This was not the case. No spice, no heat and presentation was bland too.

Thank sunseekersSeattle
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

El Encanto Mexican restaurant in Cave Creek is the highlight of our Cave Creek visit. The queso guerro is to die for. We had two. The Margaritas are delicious. 🍹 We went back again and had the pollo burrito and the other pollo entre with...More

Thank JerryR553
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had the Mother’s Day brunch here. Very good food & service. Patio is a fantastic place to eat. Highly recommend

Thank Fredboy1946
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this restaurant! The food was delicious, staff was friendly and the atmosphere was great.I recommend the pitcher of frozen margaritas!! The birds and the pond was fun to sit by. Jaime was our server she was friendly and took good care of us.

Thank Maria R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited here for lunch with three friends. The food was good and the margaritas were top notch! The server was friendly and efficient. Loved the turtles in the pond. Would recommend.

Thank Armando S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Group of six girls spending a weekend together laughing and talking ended up here for dinner. Busy spot for dinner so we had a 40 minute wait but the bar tenders were excellent. Interesting indoor water feature and 'outdoor' seating with a live singer who...More

Thank Donna D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There's a reason El Encanto earned favorite Mexican restaurant status in Cave Creek. The food is delicious and the staff is very friendly and attentive. We sat on the patio by the huge duck pond. Lovely evening and good food!

Thank highdesertinn
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is my sons favorite restaurant. It's where he always wants to celebrate his birthday. But, they won't open the back room for a party of 10-12 like they used to, nor will they give you 2 tables in the dining room. We can't eat...More

1  Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 17 April 2018

For starters, the three salsas offered with chips were each very good. My favorite was the hot although it was not too hot at all for my taste. I didn't find a combination of carnitas and corn tortillas on the menu but the server readily...More

Thank Vickie K
Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

This place is a hidden gem. I totally loved having a meal here. Getting a table that over looked the pond, that had little turtles swimming in was great. The food was lovely. The service was quick and the staff were lovely. Well worth a...More

Thank Sophie J
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Pamela M
4 April 2016|
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Response from charthomas3 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code as far as I can tell we had just come from a hike in the desert. You might want to if its during normal busy times for lunch and dinner especially if you want to sit outside! Hope this helps, enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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Average prices
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Kids
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-1752
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