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Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort

4.5
4.5
2043 Reviews
$30 and under
Unspecified
The Spotted Donkey Cantina, at el Pedregal, is quickly earning a reputation as the place for Mexican cuisine in North Scottsdale. A fun and festive setting with spacious outdoor dinning options. And with a tequila list boasting dozens of varieties (including our exclusive Herradura double-barrel Reposado Tequila), an innovative menu, and a large outdoor patio with scenic desert vistas, it’s really no surprise

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (480) 488-3358

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Please call for more details about private event dining.

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the lively atmosphere and unique food at The Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal. Choose from a menu of Mexican classics and 46 varieties of Tequila while sitting outside in the large patio underneath the Arizona sky or in our private, intimate dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (877) 300-1652

  • Neighborhood

    North Scottsdale

  • Cross street

    Carefree Hwy

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,043 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. JS

    JohnS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love this restaurant! First, Kenny is such a great manager - very attentive and always does his best to please. Second, all of the staff and especially bartenders have the same great attitude and service that Kenny does. Third, food and drinks are outstanding!
  2. TS

    TomS

    Central Coast

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dine at Spotted Donkey five or six times a year. Always great. New manager seems to be a noticeable improvement as well as wait staff. We and guests always enjoy.
  3. SP

    ShirleyP

    Phoenix

    110 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    110 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Good as always. Outstanding service.
  4. RB

    RayB

    Central Coast

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience3
    I did not like the food at all. We went there because El Encanto was closed.
  5. SD

    SueD

    Phoenix

    159 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    159 reviews

    Dined on June 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a table for eight for dinner and everything was great. We had the outstanding food and service we have become accustomed to at Spotted Donkey. This place is a neighborhood treasure. I highly recommend the Chimichanga, but you really can't go wrong.
  6. KP

    KathyP

    New York Area

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Haven't been to Spotted Donkey in awhile. Service was great and so was the food. Had the salmon was delicious. Wil be back.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We love the Spotted Donkey but they recently changed their tortilla chips. It seemed as though they are using mass manufactured chips rather than fresh chips we had previously. Hope they can bring back the old recipe.
  8. V

    Vicki

    Las Vegas

    57 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    57 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and margaritas, and Jose was a funny and attentive server. We will be back!
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Chris was our server and he was exceptional. I enjoyed the freshness and the selection. Starting our meal with the chips and salsa will be a must every time we go. I especially enjoyed the decor.
  10. DS

    DougS

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate out on the patio, which was laid back with a great view. The skirt steak was wonderfully prepared. The staff, with manager Kenneth, outdid themselves!
  11. DL

    DebiL

    Phoenix

    10 reviews

    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience3
    The prices have increased out of control. A salad with chicken is now $26.. Other changes to the dishes, removed rice and beans.. We will not be returning.
  12. JL

    JLyons

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Such a great hidden gem! The food was amazing! Try the enchiladas!
  13. BB

    BuckeyeBob

    Phoenix

    61 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good Mexican food and margaritas. Food fairly priced, alcohol and wine a little pricey. Great staff and service. Very comfortable facility.
  14. AD

    AnthonyD

    Phoenix

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great ambiance, and super service. One of our favorite restaurants.
  15. HB

    HeatherB

    Los Angeles

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our go to places. Always great food and friendly service. Fresh food and even vegetarian that can be made vegan. Yummy!!! We talk all our out of town guests here. Oh and super cute donkey decor. My favorite is the baby on the moms back. ;)
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Jose is great, nice to have a bit lighter in crowds with summer residents only! As locals this is our favorite Mexican restaurant.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Went to celebrate my birthday dinner. Our favorite bartender was working (bigger hispanic gentleman) who served me my usual frozen mango hace frio cocktail which was to die for as always, gave us some great new food recommendations to try, and made us feel at home. To celebrate my birthday they gave us a very large free piece of cake, and our bartender/ server patted me on the back, wished me a happy birthday, and welcomed us back anytime. 5/5 experience and would highly recommend.
  18. JD

    JeffD

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was awesome!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Not sure I like the remodel Too bright Too modern Where in cowboy country
  20. LC

    LexiC

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love coming here the food and service never disappoints!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Vacation, great atmosphere and the food was fantastic. The bar service was too notch
  22. M

    Melody

    Phoenix

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and excellent service.
  23. L

    Luv2getaway

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Great friendly service. Good food. Great Signature drink choices.
  24. d

    davids

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Excellent food and waiter. Drinks a bit pricey for amt
  25. M

    Mike

    Chicago

    154 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    154 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall1food1service4ambience4
    The new thin, runny, soupy salsa recipe is terrible! It's the worst "salsa" I've ever had. Not sure you can even call it salsa. We've been regular customers for two years, and will not return until you replace this authentic Mexican salsa!
  26. T

    Terry

    Denver

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bar tender / water was terrific
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    All the food was delicious and the servers were lovely
  28. R

    Richie

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    food is always good. just needed more attention from server
  29. L

    Londons

    Phoenix

    110 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    110 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Mexican food at the Spotted Donkey is creative, high quality and ample. They are a cut above the typical Mexican restaurant in the Phoenix area. Great drink menu and great desserts. A bit hard to find but definitely worth the adventure.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tucson

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall2food3service5ambience1
    I was very unhappy seeing a dog sitting on a customers lap right next to our table. The dog didn’t have identification as a service/therapy dog. It was the guys pet! He brought it in in a stroller! I can stay home and eat dinner next to a dog. Won’t be back.
  31. GF

    GFVegan

    Phoenix

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Food quality has declined from previous visits. Food is over-salted.
  32. DJ

    DavidJ

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    We loved the food . . . outrageously overpriced however.
  33. HB

    HeatherB

    Los Angeles

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a favorite! Great atmosphere and service. The food is always yummy!
  34. JA

    JAM1

    Phoenix

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was very good (as usual).and service was outstanding! Our server (jorge) was amazing - the best we've ever had at this restaurant!
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Amiable, attentive wait staff. The meals were all tasty, good solid grade “B.” We were 8 women laughing and talking, they accommodated nearly all of our varied special requests. What they wouldn’t accommodate was separate checks. Since our individual expenditures varied greatly, we ended up as “that” group of women examining the check and adding sums on scratch paper. They could have had their table back a lot quicker if they had offered to put the bill on 2 or 4 checks. It was mortifying and cast a pall over the otherwise very pleasant experience.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrated My Husbands Birthday. Jose was our waiter. He was funny, kind and efficient. Food was really good. Had the chili poblano. If you don’t like spicy then this wouldn’t be the dish for you. I will most likely have a hard time getting anything else. It was amazing. Shrimp tacos, chimichanga and surf and turf burrito were ordered and everyone loved their dish. Margaritas are amazing!
  37. PB

    PamelaB

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful menu. Yummy food. Smooth service in spite of it being Mother’s Day.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I enjoyed learning that my journey of many years thru a Salmon Tostado turned into a wonderful new dish that I did so appreciate. I can't remember it's name, but I believe it was the only Salmon entree on the menu? Perfection!
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience2
    Went for my Birthday dinner, honestly I wasn’t impressed.
  40. CB

    CristinaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice ambience for dinner on the patio. Food and drinks were delicious. Service was very good.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • 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

FAQs

Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 488-3358.

Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort is rated 4.5 stars by 2043 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

Accepting orders for today at 4:00 PM

Start takeout order
Google Map for Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort

34505 N Scottsdale Rd Scottsdale, AZ 85266

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Carefree Hwy

  • Neighborhood

    North Scottsdale

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Unspecified

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Private Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (480) 488-3358

  • Catering

    Please call for more details about private event dining.

  • Private party facilities

    Experience the lively atmosphere and unique food at The Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal. Choose from a menu of Mexican classics and 46 varieties of Tequila while sitting outside in the large patio underneath the Arizona sky or in our private, intimate dining room.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (877) 300-1652

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