We had a frozen strawberry margarita and a traditional margarita to start with the Donkey Nachos (we live these and order them every time). Then we split the Mahi mahi tacos. Everything delicious, attentive service. Lovely outdoor dining patio. Good value for the price.
All was good
Have been to this restaurant a number of times now and every time I feel rushed. Hurry up order, and in 5-7 minutes, the food arrived. The food is good, but a greater selection of seafood/chicken dishes would be appreciated, as an expanded wine list. I like this little restaurant and recommend it often, but a little more laid back vibe would be great. Hostess was absolutely flat - no personality at all.
Bad service. Food mediocre. Needed to constantly find someone for water, or check, or needs with dinner. Not rushing back. We used to like it here but it went downhill.
Loved everything about the restaurant, food, service and price! Highly recommend!
We had a very nice meal here. Margaritas and Queso Fundido to start. Hatch Chile Pork Stew and Carne Asada as entrees. The service started out slow but once we got their attention it was fine. Glorious sunset as we were leaving. Would go again.
Great food! Very large portions. Will return!
Service was not very good and the food was terrible .I'm a local Cave Creek We brought our friends there for brunch and we were not impressed and would not go back again food was terrible presentation was terrible.
Terrific place, just be sure to order the donkey nachos!
Always love it. It is our "go to" when out-of-town company comes and wants great Mexican food. We make sure to go every few weeks.
Everything was good except had to wait for awhile after our meal just to pay. Normally would not be a big deal but we’re eating w/ 3 young children so they don’t have a lot of patience to hang around after the food is finished.
We were seated in the room that was not in the main dining room.. Great if you want a more intimate environment and less noisy
John was our server and did an excellent job as usual..
Susan the manager Always comes by the greet you and
check on your food
A must for Mexican food in Scottsdale.
More margarita then anywhere with other drink options as well
HAVE BEEN HERE 100 times, always wonderful great food wonderful employees
Prompt, thoughtful and attentive service. Not rushed between appetizers and dinner, even though they had people waiting for the patio. Food came out hot and delicious. On a weekend I could only eat on the patio - inside too lively and noisy for me.
Dinner was excellent. We were celebrating my wife's birthday and the dessert they provided was a great touch.
Nice dinner selection. We got put in the back room so it wasn't as welcoming and it was cold. The service was good. The food was nicely presented.
We have been there before and enjoyed it. This time, however, was a huge disappointment. I reserved through Open Table and requested outdoor seating weather permitting. While it wasn't raining it was very chilly (in the low 50's). We were told they only had a table for us outside (if we wanted to wait for an indoor table it would be at least an hour wait). There were not enough heaters so we spent our meal very chilly. Not enjoyable in the least! Got the feeling that reservations didn't mean much to them.
Awesome restaurant Food made to order if you have allergies
Dominic is our server, Susan awesome manager and John also friendly
Attention to detail in this restaurant...
They have made no salt guacamole and chips on request
Go You will not be disappointed... bring your appetite because they do not
skimp on serving sizes
HAVE BEEN HERE 59 TIMES, REALLY ONE OF OUR FAVOTITES
Went for lunch after church. My wife had the Poblano Chile Relleno and I had the Baja Tacos de Pescados (mahi mahi) or Camarones (shrimp). I chose one of each. The tacos were totally filled, one to the point were it became a fork-eaten item. Both were very tasty, but the shrimp win. The Chile Relleno was well prepared and also very tasty. We both also enjoyed a Bloody Maria (Bloody Mary with tequila instead of vodka). Well. I had two.
Our only complaint is that the Bloody Marias cost $15 each. A huge surprise when the bill came. That seems way over priced. They do have around 100 tequilas to choose from. Maybe we got a pricy one -- although we asked for a moderately priced one.
Overall, I'd recommend you give it a try.
Food was delicious
Margaritas were a bit pricey
Always good food and service have yet to be disappointed.
BEEN THERE 100 TIMES, SIMPLY THE BEST OF EVERYTHING
Great atmosphere. Certainly seemed popular with constant turnover but no pressure to rush you order or finish meal.
Not good! I have nothing good to say about the food or the service.
Our reservation was given away due to an error with someone else’s reservation not showing up. We were on time and present when they gave them our table. To accommodate us quickly we were shoved into a corner with a pole that we have to squeeze around. Drinks were left empty for half the meal. The food was bland and unseasoned. Very disappointed in the entire evening. Friends were in town and we boasted about the prior meals. It was anything but exceptional. Winter visitor season isn’t the time to come. We last went in the slow season, August, and the food was so much better! Perhaps they cannot maintain that standard when they have a full house. Disappointed and won’t return, regardless of the time of year.
We have been going here for several years and it is always great. We have taken many guests and they all were impressed with the atmosphere and the food. I love the Chimayo Chile Filete de Puerco (pork tenderloin) and order it most every time I go.
Great food. Great drinks. Great service. Great place. Everything was a cut above and unique.
We have been to the Spotted Donkey many times over the past years and have never been disappointed. The menu is smaller these days, which is probably a good thing, and the quality seems to continue. We went with another couple and all of our meals were very good/excellent. We asked for some changes to a couple of dishes and they were very accommodating. Our server was excellent. I still miss the spicy meatloaf.
The food at Spotted Donkey is always excellent. The service was a little slow on this occasion due to our server becoming overwhelmed by a large party. The other wait staff jumped in to help. Recommended for great food, nice atmosphere. Good for kids, fun place to eat with friends.
Spotted Donkey is a local favorite of ours because they consistently deliver great Mexican food. The decor is charming, the service is generally good, and the prices are reasonable. We have eaten here many times and continue to recommend it.
Very good southwestern food....way better but Jan was he usual hotel meal
A little pricey for Mexican, particularly the Margaritas. $12 for a smallish drink. Otherwise good
Enjoyed the evening together.
We really enjoyed our evening at Spotted Donkey. Our reservation was, mysteriously, cancelled but that was taken care of before we arrived at the restaurant. We each liked our entrees
We dine here fairly often. The food is wonderful, the service is attentive but not annoying, prices are good, and did I mention the food is wonderful. We had a little trouble with our reservation and getting a table this time. Restaurants, like you and I, are not perfect. What separates the best from the rest is how they handle it when they do have a problem. Spotted Donkey handled our problem so well that I felt it necessary to thank them for how they treated us. This is a great place to eat and we will be back often.
Good food and fairly priced. Very large portions. Service was excellent even though it was very busy. I would highly recommend it to friends. Drinks were good, too.
Great food and service ! Can hardy wait for another date night . We will be back !!
Great place A must for Mexican Food in Scottsdale... Dominic was our server
and always does an excellent job... Susan the Manager always greets you with a smile.
Everyone very friendly.... They are very aware of any food allergies and will alert
the menu as needed...
Excellent customer service
We had high hopes for the restaurant. We were there celebrating a birthday. Overall, it was an unremarkable experience. We received our appetizers before our drinks. They charge for chips and salsa. Food was ok. Nothing special. No one notified our server that it was a birthday celebration although I noted it in the reservation and I had to discreetly let our server know after the bill was presented. If you are starving and in the area, this place would be fine otherwise I wouldn't recommend.