Macayo's Mexican Food - Scottsdale Pima Center

4
15 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 15 people are saying
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3.9
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3.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DIANEm
Phoenix
1 review
Dined a day ago
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
6 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
11 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 4 stars by 15 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.