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Pulque

4.8
4.8
29 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mexican

Pulque is a Mexican restaurant with a modern twist located in North Scottsdale. Influenced by authentic southern Mexican Cuisine. Owned by Daniel and Martha Medina

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  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 393-3556

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Medina

  • Neighborhood

    Central Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    Hayden and Mountain View Rd

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

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Menu

At present, we do not have menu information for this restaurant. Please see their website or wait to visit the restaurant to learn more.

What 29 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Fit for Foodies

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Phoenix / Arizona

    Mexican

  • Scottsdale

    Best Food

  • Scottsdale

    Best Value

  • Scottsdale

    Fit for Foodies

  • Scottsdale

    Neighborhood Gem

  • Scottsdale

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  1. T

    Tesh

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, excellent service, and great atmosphere a true gem in Scottsdale.

  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Fantastic food wonderful service

  3. DB

    DanB

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best Mexican food in the Valley by far! This is a hidden gen that opened not too long ago.

  4. TW

    TerriW

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious every time.

  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 1, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food and amazing drinks. Wonderful atmosphere and the owner is incredibly friendly!

  6. TS

    TrishS

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic! Great, fresh food - awesome homemade chips and salsa. Can’t wait to go back.

  7. AZ

    AZguy

    Phoenix

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Excellent meal! Our table had scallops, steaks, cocktails and guacamole with fresh made chips. Service was attentive and professional. Like the atmosphere, but need an dimmer switch to lower lights for evening…minor point.

  8. LB

    LibbyB

    Exclusive

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We eaten at Pulque now 5 times and have brought friends each time to try to advertise the place. The owners now recognize us. We love the food and the pricing for the food is a good value. The margaritas however are not a good value and are served in very small glasses. A premium, top tier, margarita for instance is $15 and is also served in the same tiny glass (like an orange juice glass). We opted for the house margarita, a much better value but still lacking in quantity. We will continue to go back and to bring friends, in the hopes this place stays in business. The bartender was our waiter last night, and he was fun, but his timing was off and we felt rushed to order our dinner as he came back several time, quickly between visits, yet failed to bring fresh chips and salsa in a timely manner. I'm sure time will improve his calculation of what is needed and when to ask for a table's order.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A hidden gem for sure. True authentic Mexican. We enjoyed very much

  10. MA

    MABWH

    Phoenix

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    It was excellent! Best authentic Mexican food in Scottsdale!

  11. s

    sharons

    Phoenix

    76 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    What a wonderful find! Excellent service and the owners were the nicest people. Food was delicious!

  12. CB

    CurtB

    Phoenix

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2021

    overall4food5service2ambience4

    Food was very good. Server seemed a little confused, but not a big deal. Enjoyed our dinner and would recommend!

  13. S

    Snooks

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 18, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience3

    This restaurant was a delicious, fresh, taste experience. The Margarita was excellent and the mole was perfect.

  14. L

    Lovinlife

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    Amazing food. Nice ambiance. They’re getting busier and it’s just the husband and wife. They need a full time server

  15. a

    annaz

    Phoenix

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    So glad I was told about Pulque. A gem. Everyone loved their dinner.. freshly made & delicious. Open for lunch too! We will return..

  16. DS

    DavidS

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The food and drink were amazing. Very Authentic. We will be back!

  17. EB

    ElizaB

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful food and service! One of the best margaritas in town and don’t skip the guacamole! The restaurant is run by a sweet couple who obviously care very much about the full customer experience. Looking forward to our next visit!

  18. AZ

    AZguy

    Phoenix

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been here for lunch twice, first time for dinner this evening. WOW! Exceptional in every way. I had the salmon topped with crab meat, my guests had the filet in an amazing sauce, we also enjoyed the guacamole and calamari for starters. The ambience is perfect, smaller, easy to talk and converse. The service was spot on, attentive and responsive and friendly. Hope people will check out this gem! The menu is very different from lunch and dinner and we have enjoyed both equally.

  19. DG

    DaleG

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    This is a very understated restaurant with very good food and drinks which was a pleasant surprise. The Chef has brought a high quality unique offering with a nice menu selection compared any other Mexican restaurant. These are rare finds, so please help patronize this special place.

  20. EN

    ErikaN

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Authentic gourmet mechanics cuisine is hard to find. This place is a culinary gem. Nothing pretentious, just great food.

  21. TM

    ThomasM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    This is truly an unexpected find in the area and we will go back. The chef is personable as is his wife and the food is exceptional. The tortilla soup is one of the best I've ever had. My wife loved the (2) raw fish (similar to ceviche or poke), and my chef's special a steak in mole was fantastic cooked rare plus.

  22. DS

    DavidS

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    What a great find! We had the ribeye with mole and chicken with a different mole...both were delicious. Also had tamarindo margaritas...outstanding as well...we will be back!

  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and service! The chips are warm and the guacamole was delicious and fresh. We both ordered the salmon entree and it was amazing! Reservations are helpful due to small dining area. Looking forward to our next visit!

  24. JM

    JohnM

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    We dined @ Pulque on Tuesday, April 12th. We had the chicken w/mole and the scallops w/a green mole. They were both delicious. For desert we had the flan over a dark chocolate cake which was very good also. Overall we had an excellent meal with delicious food and service.

  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 29, 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Place took reservations and was closed when we got there. Website said it would be open. Very upset

    PulqueResponded on April 20, 2021

    We are very sorry for the inconvenience. Due to being a small family owned restaurant, our staff is very important to us. We had to suddenly temporarily close due to staffing issues and were not able to get in contact with open table immediately to turn off reservations. I hope that in these times of uncertainty, you will understand. We are open again and we would love for you to come and visit us and would like to offer you a complimentary starter. Again, we are sorry and hope to see you soon!

  26. SL

    SL16

    Seattle

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2021

    overall4food5service5ambience3

    Unique and flavorful Mexican flair. Definitely worth a visit!

  27. K

    Kimmie

    Seattle

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Everything from the server to the food was excellent. Even the chef came out to check on how we were doing. I would definitely recommend Pulque.

  28. l

    lesb

    New York Area

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    overall4food5service3ambience5

    A delightful spot with authentic Mexican food. Small and family run, it provides a fantastic ambience and a terrifically friendly, familiar vibe. I hope it can survive Covid and come out strong! I’ll be back as often as possible to try to make that so.

  29. S

    Susan

    Atlanta

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We were so happy to find this neighborhood gem!! We had a fabulous dinner and can’t wait to come back soon. Everything was DELICiOUS!!

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Pulque is rated 4.8 stars by 29 OpenTable diners

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2 people

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Google Map for Pulque

9619 N Hayden Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5831

  • Cross street

    Hayden and Mountain View Rd

  • Neighborhood

    Central Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Mon–Sat 11:00 am–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon–Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mexican

  • Dining style

    Fine Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Parking Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Daniel Medina

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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