Macayo's Mexican Food - Scottsdale Pima Center

3.9
26 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
HERE WE GROW AGAIN! New Scottsdale location, at Pima Crossing! At Macayo’s Mexican Food, you’ll find four generations of lovingly crafted family recipes, paired with innovative contemporary dishes inspired by Mexico’s regional culinary diversity. Our locally and family-owned Mexican restaurant is located just west of the 101 on Shea Blvd in Scottsdale. Whether you’re stopping in for lunch, dinner or happy hour, you’ll be treating yourself to an Arizona tradition. Our tacos, burritos, chimichangas and salads are lovingly crafted with family recipes. Nachos and fajitas are transformed from mere menu items into a tribute to our family’s legacy. We invite you to share in the celebration. Enjoy the tastes of tradition and contemporary flavor in every bite. The name you know, the food you love, since 1946.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 26 people are saying
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DeloresF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Everyone liked their food, and we enjoyed the mini-margaritas.

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CindyF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to eat & celebrate a birthday. Will go again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great experience with a brand new waitress who was doing a great job. Super attitude, sweet and helpful and admitted if she wasn’t sure about something. Sorry I don’t have her name but she was a doll! Good selection of employees as always good food and delicious margaritas! Olé’ 💃🏼

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vipbenemac
Phoenix
45 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was really tasty. The service was great. My only issue was the lack of a mask by our server. I have no idea if he had been vaccinated. I can only assume. We wore our mask until we were seated. Next time, I’ll ask for a server that will wear one.
It also appeared that half of them did so the establishment may be allowing it up be optional.

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NancyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I chose mini chimis from happy hour menu & husband had a combo. Food delicious & hot on arrival.
We have always enjoyed Macayo’s food 😋

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ArizonaTraveler
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Alex was a great server. Love the happy hour specials.

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vipmike
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall4food5service2ambience4

Our waitress was wonderful, after we waited 10-15 minutes after being seated. None of the staff seem to be alerted that we had been seated.

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Diana
Phoenix
20 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Everything good plus, but we sat outside because inside too, too cold. Turn the AC to a more friendly temp
Because last time we went AC was also too cold.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

We read the reviews and hope they had worked the kinks out - sure enough, as promised in previous reviews, the sullen hostesses barely acknowledged us and led us to a table that was wet from the misters and didn’t offer to wipe it down. Our waiter tried his best, but had seven tables that we could count, and no bus help. The guy was working hard but did not have any support. Maybe one of the churlish hostesses could help him by getting chips, salsa and waters when they seat people? The food was tasty and served warm. They forgot our appetizers, but quickly removed them from the bill. They need to get it together in order to become a thriving business at this location.

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JohnR
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

This Macayo's was a big disappointment and did not live up to the standards the brand has maintained for over 75 years in the Valley. The Sonoran Enchilidas were not even a faint resemblance to what the location on North Scottsdale Road used to serve. The enchiladas are best described as soupy and goopy. There was next to no meat in the enchiladas that were supposed to have meat. The service was ok, but the hostess who seated us acted like she was doing us a big favor of seating us at a dimly lit rocking table way in the back even though we had a reservation, This place has the ambience of a autmotive service center with concrete floors and no decorating - a far cry from what we have nbeen accustomed to before with this brand. We will not return to this location and have second thoughts about patronizing any of the other locations.

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RickZ
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dominic was excellent with providing the best service and was very friendly. Would definitely ask for him again if ever possible. The food was also very good and a very good value for all you get for the price. We look forward to going back to this Macayo's as everything was terrific!

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DIANEm
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Party of 8 for a birthday. We had a great time. Food was good. Love the new location.

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UshaW
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was mediocre. The seats were wet from the misters when we reached there and we asked the waiting staff to dry it. One person came with a towel and gave it to us rather than drying the chair. Our waitress was pleasant but quite inexperienced

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SherryM
Phoenix
8 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first visit to this new location, not first to Macayo’s. Great food and drinks as we remembered.

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vipDenice
Denver
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Don't go! They do not have enough staff. We waited for a lengthy time for everything!

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azbrit
Phoenix
14 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience3

I was disappointed as they were out of shrimp and then I rushed and had a dish that I did not like. But the Margarita was top notch

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Matt
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Once we got past the gatekeepers at check-in, we had a good experience. Food was great, service at our table the same and it was a nice dining experience.

Unfortunately, the hostesses were in over their heads. Had a 5:15 reservation and got seated at 5:35 after i forced the issue. We checked in well before 5:15, but never had our name called. The hostess said she called our name, but we never heard her and we were standing 6 feet from the checkin area the whole time. Plus, she never looked confident fiddling with the seating plan o gram on her tablet. It’s unfortunate that the first point of contact for patrons on this night was someone who couldn't prioritize those with reservations vs walk-ins. Luckily, our experience was good once i decided to seat us.

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DGTexas
Dallas
10 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a party of 12 for a family gathering and our server Sam was exceptional ! The food is always great at Macayo’s - but it was even better with Sam’s attentive service.

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amyb
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Good service. Excellent house margaritas. The chips and salsa were very good. The menu had nice and plentiful offerings. Their previous Scottsdale menu had become very limited.
I was pleased to see they had a dog friendly patio to accommodate all the "Velcro" dogs! May try it next time I visit.
Macayo's has always been a family favorite and we are so pleased they have returned to the Scottsdale area.

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JK123
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great spot- food is great. Service is a little slow- but obvious they are still brand new and training.

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StephanieB
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Disappointing

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DonnaP
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Our waitress was very efficient!
Our margaritas weren’t great.
My food came with beef, I ordered chicken….
Another at our table ordered beef but got chicken.
We sent them back to the kitchen, that exchange took time away from our meals ……..
The Baja sauce was not tasty.

We also think the restaurant needs to make the decor more Mexican restaurant style!

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JanF
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were there at Cocktail time on Friday so it was noisy.Hard surfaces and floors which
doesn't help. The food was was good and service excellent. We always love Macayos.
the green corn tamales are the best.

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Daniel
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Great to see them back in Scottsdale, wait staff seemed to still be getting their feet wet.

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MelanieC
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time and our waiter Sam was very nice and funny. We
know that things aren’t running 100% efficient right now, however we were happy with everything and will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
13 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

I think this location only open a week. I’m sure they will get their rhythm, service was a bit slow with a few hiccups.

FAQs

Macayo's Mexican Food - Scottsdale Pima Center offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 590-0658.

Macayo's Mexican Food - Scottsdale Pima Center is rated 3.9 stars by 26 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.