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Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort
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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- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Fajitas de la Cantina
your choice of meat seared with onions, peppers, tomatoes, guacamole, salsa, mexican crema, flour tortillas
Haas Avocado Guacamole
freshly made daily with tomato, lemon & lime, jalapeos, cilantro, tortilla chips
Fried Ice Cream
Gross. Food was edible.
We enjoyed our dinner (for 4 )on the outdoor patio. Margaritas, guacamole and nachos to start with a variety of fajitas, salads and shrimp quesadilla for dinner. Everything was wonderful and the service was friendly and efficient. This is a fun spot w/ great food!
Great food, great service and great atmosphere! Our waiter went the extra distance to make our experience special!
Favorite restaurant❗️I am, however, my favorite tenderloin dish didn’t make the cut onto their limited COVID menu❗️Are you seeing this Spotted Donkey❓❗️🤗
The food was delicious (try the nachos) and the service was great! Servers were attentive and very friendly.
Service was so amazing. Everyone was really nice and helpful. The drinks and food came quickly. They checked on us often. The server customized my drink so it was perfect. The food was delicious and filling. I enjoyed this restaurant best during my stay at the Boulders.
Food was delicious, waiter peasant. However we ordered drinks and waited about 20 minutes for our food. Eventually the server came over and said our order had been lost and we needed to reorder. Very irritating however, the food was delicious.
Menu was shortened... fajitas were overcooked and dry chicken
We were excited to go there because it was my husband's birthday and we'd never been there before but we'll probably never go back. It was kind of hard to find (seemed like the only thing open in a deserted mall). We asked if we could sit outside and they got us a table outside which was great but the food wasn't that great and seemed really over priced. My friend ordered a drink and when she asked for another one, she asked for a double because there was barely anything in it. The waiter told her they would charge her double; I get it but at the same time, a $10+ drink shouldn't only be a couple of sips.
I ordered beef tacos and it was like beef barbacoa; I couldn't even eat them because when I would bite into it, there was so much meat stuck together that I couldn't get through it.
I was bummed because I want to try new places but none of us were impressed with this place.
Beautiful early evening dinner outside patio..
meal was great, service was great. All you can ask!
Good happy hour menu. Limited COVID menu. Service could have been more attentive.
Was disappointed with the abbreviated menu. No fried calamari. But the service was just exceptional. It’s a terrific restaurant. Too bad all their wonderful food is not available
Fish and shrimp tacos were absolutely delicious. Frozen house margarita is the best deal of the century.
Excellent Mexican food matched with excellent service are sure winners for me. I'll definitely return to dine there again.
Everything was nice! The food was really good!
Fabulous as usual. The food and the staff are super. We are never disappointed at The Spotted Donkey!
We have always enjoyed Spotted Donkey. Food is great! We were there for happy hour so the prices were good as well. Social distancing was good.
Fresh ingredients, colorful and delicious. I Always enjoy returning back to this restaurant
Always delicious food, love the atmosphere, friendly staff.
Great Mexican food in North Scottsdale and one of our favorites. The Spotted Donkey could benefit from an expanded menu including daily specials.
Ordered chicken enchiladas but received beef enchiladas. Still good. Service was friendly but slow.
The service was great and the food was amazing! Would highly recommend
Good place for a birthday.
This place is covid aware and taking all necessary precautions and more. Food was good and fresh. Very good homemade chips and variety of salsas. Service was friendly and quick. Will definitely return.
Normally we love this place but this time chips were stale, and the fajitas were not as good as normal. We were disappointed. Overall still good, but we were used to great in the past.
And withBest seafood tacos in town
Food was amazing and we saw a great sunset from the patio!service was a little slow and restaurant seemed very busy for COVID times.
Party of 4 sat in the bar area, waited on by bartender whose personality was great but she was somewhat overwhelmed with many tables, patrons at bar.
Drinks great (margaritas), Entrees were very good (as usual) all of them, the queso appetizer might has been the worst ever tasted. Lite a velveeta cheese melted with TINY bits of sausage on the bottom. The ladies refused to eat it.
We are regulars, will be back, but will never order that again.
Food was a little generic and nothing exciting to return for. The sangria arrived in a smaller wine glass instead of a beer glass, so it was smaller than expected.
Went for my wife's 50th birthday and was not disappointed. Food was excellent and served promptly.
the food was fine. convenient location to the boulders resort where we were staying. . .walkable
We always enjoy going to dinner at the Spotted Donkey. Good service and excellent food.
The drinks were well overpriced with very little alcohol in them. $16 for a little glass of margarita with very little tequila. That’s my biggest issue with this restaurant.
The server made the evening! The food was tasty and drinks were exactly as asked.
We had family visiting us. Spotted donkey is one of our favorite places to go out. We are seasonal residents and always have good service and excellent food there. We sat outside and had a server we have had in the past. He was great in our food was excellent
Dinner was very good, however our reservation was for 7:30 and we weren’t seated until 8:00. They gave our table away. Other than that, it was very good.
This restaurant staff was very fast and the food was so tasty.
The food was amazing. I love the nachos and they never disappoint.
Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort is rated 4.4 stars by 1467 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.