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El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe

) #2 of 59 Restaurants in Cave Creek $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
+1 480-488-1752
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“el encanto” (32 reviews)
“tamales” (17 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This used to be my favorite Mexican restaurant when visiting family in Peoria, but our most recent stop was really disappointing. We were told when we were seated that out table had at 7 pm reservation. That was more than two hours from when we...More

Thank coachwnh
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Went with a party of four. Started with Margaritas excellent. Carne Asada was some of the best I ever had. Pond view seating with the turtles an ducks was a nice extra. Don't miss this place if your in Cave Creek

Thank Vincent C
Reviewed 3 days ago

We enjoyed the ambience by sitting outside in the :heat: with the misters going at full spray speed and certainly enjoyed the guitar playing and singer. The big pond with the ducks added a lot of excitement as well. The waitress was fun and efficient...More

Thank jnjdougan
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Touristy. Duck and turtle pond is entertaining. Inside the restaurant was a little dark. Seating was a little frazzled. Our hostess and server were extremely friendly. Our server did a great job. The chips, salsa, and margaritas were good. The food for the most part...More

Thank Tnew2
Reviewed 1 week ago

Four of us, all who have been at El Encanto before and all about 50-60 years of age, arrived for an early dinner. We noted a large number of empty tables as we were escorted into a far back room. The room was empty except...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The food was wonderful! We all had something different and loved it all! I had my first prickly pear margarita, very yummy! It is also just beautiful! We can't wait to go back!

Thank Sherry D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Family night and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. The small pond in the center courtyard opens to the tables - with fish and ducks swimming - made for a unique and entertaining evening. The food is very good and the wait staff are attentive.

Thank Connie M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The ambience is a perfect setting. The kids can feed the ducks afterwards. There is a pond and ducks and turtles swim around. We had quick service. Enjoyed an appetizer that was cheese quesadilla. I enjoyed the steak and chicken fajitas. Enough left to take...More

Thank Jeaninaztravelfun
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The booth had big tears and hole in upholstery .....dirty !!!! Food is terrible !!! Years ago was decent now just a tourist trap.

Thank tweet151
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The ambiance is an old-world Mexican hacienda with a patio bordering a duck pond - a gorgeous view! This is a hot-spot in season and the wait for seating can be very long, but worth it - just hang out in the cantina - best...More

Thank AzRez100
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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
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
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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