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Ajo Al's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Central Scottsdale
Mexican, Southwestern
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6990 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5200
+1 480-998-1734
11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

I have eaten here a number times. The food is very consistent and the prices are reasonable. My favorites include any of the combination plates. the enchiladas, and chicken nachos.

Thank me96
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681 reviews
279 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 267 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

A nice and varied menu, with reasonable prices. Everyone seemed happy with their meals. I enjoyed my quesadilla. It was a large portion that I got two meals out of. Good guacamole too. Good service rounded out an enjoyable experience here.

Thank DeanneHA
Chicago, Illinois
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60 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

While vacationing in Scottsdale multiple times my wife and I have have multiple hits and misses on Mexican cuisine. Finally we have struck gold. Ajo Al's isn't going to be #1 on trip adviser, but that's because it's a total local joint. First off, the drinks were made well. My wife asked for a margarita with a different tequila and... More 

Thank Cristian N
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176 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Ate lunch there and I would have to say it is average at best. The chimi was not that great. Quesadillas were about the same. The chips, salsa and guacamole were pretty good. Service was excellent. Prices were in the average category.

Thank trn81
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65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Tortilla chips were not greasy but neither the spicy nor mild salsa were great. The food came quickly. My first order was a black bean burrito enchilada style. It was so salty I couldn't eat it. Apart from salt there were no other distinguishing flavors. I sent it back to the kitchen. The whole pinto... More 

Thank MEB108
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016

My favorite dish is their shredded beef burro enchilada style. Their portion size is perfect, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is very nice. Over the years, I have been to the one on Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale and on Bell Rd. in Peoria. Ajo Al's is my first choice for Mexican food in the Phoenix area.

Thank Barry C
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37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect place for dinner with friends. We all liked our food and the service was terrific. My food maybe could have used a little more spice but I understand the need to keep it mild, especially in Scottsdale. Restaurant appeared clean inside and out. Also, they left us a pitcher of water which is always nice!

Thank Jerri K
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89 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Mmmm! You can never have too many chips! We love to sit in the bar where the action is. I usually order the Pollo Fundido-always hot and extra cheesy. If you are a regular they anticipate your order and the service is fabulous. Always ensuring your chips and salsa are full to the brim.

Thank M2922DHkarenh
Kingsport, Tennessee
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016 via mobile

We were told by friends we had to try Al's. My husband and I ordered the Pollo Con Queso and it was excellent. Service was a little slow, but they were busy. Would definitely visit this restaurant again!

Thank leeannbruner
Phoenix, Arizona
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431 reviews
200 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 230 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2016

First time at any Ajo Al's. We ate this lunch at the Peoria location. The restaurant is large, but since this was a weekday and later than the lunch rush, it was fairly quiet. There is plenty of off-street parking and the restrooms are nice. The décor was interesting and this looked a bit different than many Mexican Restaurants. We... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6990 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5200
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Central Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Central Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-998-1734

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?