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The Spotted Donkey Cantina

$$ - $$$Mexican, ,
34505 N Scottsdale Rd Ste H4, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1204
+1 480-488-3358
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“fajitas” (56 reviews)
“pork stew” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 21:00All hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
34505 N Scottsdale Rd Ste H4, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1204
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1 - 10 of 627 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We loved the tucked away location! Location was close enough to the Fairmont and very easy to get to. Upon arrival we were greeted by a host of some kind. We were asked if we had a reservation, we advised we did not (there were...More

Thank Bananas05
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice fajitas very flavorful. Complimented by nice margarita's. Fun place with reasonable prices located next to the Boulders Resort.

Thank pmny
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First night at the Boulders and in the mood for a margarita and a southwestern meal. Good food, large portions and solid drinks. Walked over from our room and hotel came and gave us a ride back. Fit the bill. Give it a try.

Thank WWBill
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We dined at this restaurant due to its close proximity to The Boulders. They provide a courtesy shuttle over to the location at the el Pedregal shopping area. I ordered tacos from the menu. Although the entrée and sides were hearty, the food was very...More

1  Thank Elizabeth A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice meal here on our first night at the resort, the portions were more than filling and the frozen margaritas were on point. This restaurant is quiet enough to have a conversation, casual attire is welcome!

Thank Bzears
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had read that the Spotted Donkey had an enjoyable patio so we scheduled to meet another couple to dine outside. The weather in the evening was in the 80's and we were hoping to escape the air conditioning for some fresh air. Unfortunately when...More

1  Thank Love2dine054
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fun and friendly ambiance! Happy place for the family to dine and enjoy Mexican cuisine. A tasty and casual place that's a favorite for many, so reservation for the weekend is highly recommended. The Boulders' creative and authentic interior designs are carried through their restaurants.

Thank turquoise-starfish
Reviewed 14 August 2017

The spectacular décor 'catches' you when you walk in, the waiters greet you like old friends, and the food is fabulous. It is all memorably wonderful! The food is presented with such an appealing decorative flair and tastes mouth wateringly delicious!!

Thank jnjdougan
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

The Nachos were a great starter. Be sure and save room for your entree because everything is huge! I had the enchiladas and my girlfriend had the chimichanga, both very tasty. Our server was very tentative and very pleasant! Thanks

Thank 407dasher101
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The atmosphere of this place is kind of what drew us in. My husband golfed at the Boulders and thought it was a cool area. It's kind of off the beaten path in a mostly deserted shopping center. The menu is not very big and...More

Thank Melissa S
Management response:Responded 9 August 2017

We appreciate you taking the time to write a review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your meals as well as the overall look and feel of the restaurant. We thank you for your business.

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Mary E
24 April 2017|
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Response from Mike m | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, I don't know the answer to that, but they are accommodating so I would call them.
18 December 2016|
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Response from lindamac45 | Reviewed this property |
I am a vegetarian, and they were more than happy to adapt it to fit my needs.
Maria Z
10 June 2015|
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Response from Cherie P | Reviewed this property |
Sure...let the server know when you order and they can recommend things and help you.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 34505 N Scottsdale Rd Ste H4, Scottsdale, AZ 85266-1204 (Formerly Spotted Donkey Cantina, el Pedregal)
    (Carefree Hwy)
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-3358
  • E-mail
Fresh, lively and energetic, the Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal is a Scottsdale original. Offering the best drinks, unique food and a festive atmosphere are quickly earning Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal a reputation as the place to dine in North Scottsdale. The restaurant's North Scottsdale location provides a fabulous backdrop of 12-million-year-old rock formations and you can catch the Arizona sky creating a stunning atmosphere on our large outdoor patio. Best Happy Hour 2012 | AZ Centrals Readers Choice Awards Best Mexican Food 2013 | Arizona Foothills Magazine
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