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About Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort
Fresh, lively and energetic, the Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal is a Scottsdale original. Offering the best drinks, unique food and a festive atmosphere are quickly earning Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal a reputation as the place to dine in North Scottsdale.
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
Scottsdale, AZ 85262
Mexican / Southwestern
Hours of Operation:
Sun-Thurs 11:30am - 9pm
Fri & Sat 11:30am - 9:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Please call for more details about private event dining.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort Ratings and Reviews
My always go to meal had changed, but if you ask, they will still make it the old way, which they did. However, the pork loin was way over cooked; by the time I got the attention of our server/bartender, everyone else was almost finished with their meal. They remade my dish to go, but the pork was still too done; I let it go as I hate to complain, just threw it out when we got home. We'll go back, but I will just have to find a new favorite.
Somewhat frequent visitor here, new menu in place with some of the old favorites and a few new items. Food always very good, chimi, enchiladas, pork stew, are favorites of our group. Pricing has gone up, which causes the downturn in my value score although candidly it is north Scottsdale. Drinks are expensive, happy hour (before 6pm) saves a couple of dollars. Our server this time was not very good, she never came around to see if we wanted a 2nd round of drinks or desert. Just delivered the checked after the busboy cleared the plates.
Had a great get together with friends at the reserved time of 7:15!
Accommodated our party of eight very effectively and efficiently seated at a comfortable round table that made for great
Conversation! The food was great with all enjoying their individual menu selections served by friendly accommodating staff!
Received a call from the restaurant at 6:55 complaining that we were late for a 6:45 Reservation ?!?!?
Great restaurant This is a great place that serves delicious Mexican food at a reasonable price.
Susan the Manager is wonderful
Her wait staff awesome... ( John and Dominic) They are attentive and always make sure to
my wife's food allergies are taken care of)
This is a neighborhood gem and a must if visiting Scottsdale and if you are a local
you need to check them out
Love the atmosphere of this restaurant! Nice and cozy! The noise level is nice! We went with another couple and we were all happy with our food! The pork chimichanga was excellent. And the chips and salsa were great also especially the tomatillo salsa! The only complaint would be the drink prices. They were a little high!
Jill is always the most polite, cheerful and helpful. The burgers, which we had, are delicious- a full 3/4 of a pound, served with fries... great!
The ambiance is casual and friendly....such a great place for lunch or dinner - a neighborhood gem! We were greeted by the super-friendly Leah...charming!
This is owned by The Boulders Resort and always echoes their value.
This is a must for Cave Creek and Carefree...also worth the drive from Scottsdale!
Thank you for your consistency!
Dinner started out with two of the most limey margaritas that we have ever had. We sent them back and the waiter said 50% of margaritas get sent back for having too much lime juice. I said wow, that sounds like a problem you should fix. He stated that management didn't have a handle on the bartender and made it sound like chaos there. He went back and personally made the margaritas and they were great. I didn't care to hear about the employees that were not getting it done there, I just wanted good food and drink. I think there is much better Mexican food in the valley for a better price than here.
This is one of many visits. We have had good and, well, less than desired. This visit was difficult because of understaffing and very slow service. Food was ok but way over salted. Paid $8 for chips and salsa. Chips were crushed into large crumbs. They replaced them but really, why would you ever serve them. I think we are going to find a replacement restaurant.
We were ignored for the first 10 minutes after we were seated. When the server did show up she took our order and another persons order who had just been seated. The other person had several questions regarding to drink menu and our order did not get placed for several more minutes. The poppers and the jalapeño margarita were top notch. I was looking forward to the green chili stew. It lacked flavor and was blah. The shrimp tacos were were good but nothing to write home about. We drove 25 miles to enjoy this place based on recommendation. Should have eaten close to home
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