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Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort

4.4
950 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Good for Groups (14)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
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
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Sun-Thurs 11:30am - 9pm
Fri & Sat 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(480) 488-3358
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What 950 People Are Saying
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4.4
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4.1
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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0
Dined 4 days ago

Great food and margarita eat there often and never disappointed

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vipRoadWarrior (Phoenix)
3.0
Dined 5 days ago

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on January 8, 2018

Love it there. Go all the time! Great ambiance and food is always wonderful.

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Linder (Palm Springs)
4.0
Dined on December 31, 2017

The restaurant is really fun and lively and the decor is fantastic. The service was fast. We were a bit disappointed with some of the food . It was bland. Also the top margarita was very average. Overall we enjoyed the whole experience.

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OpenTable Diner 
2.0
Dined on December 29, 2017

Everyone was very nice but the food was not very good and my mom ended up getting sick after.

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mtbe (Chicago)
5.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Always have a great meal at the Spotted Donkey--something for everyone's palette.

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vipMike (Phoenix)
3.0
Dined on December 27, 2017

Drove 40 miles to have average food. Won’t go back

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vipFriends (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Love the Spotted Donkey A must in Scottsdale....

John was a waiter and is exceptional
Friendly Awesome customer service
and his attention to detail on your order is incredible.
Have food allergies and they always make sure the order Is perfect

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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on December 24, 2017

Kind of noisy
Really good food and service and great location

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Diningout (Phoenix)
5.0
Dined on December 17, 2017

Our dinner was great, we were seated back in a quieter corner so we could visit with friends. Our meals were all good, and the drinks were perfect.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mexican / Southwestern
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Hours of operation
Sun-Thurs 11:30am - 9pm
Fri & Sat 11:30am - 9:00pm
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Cross street
Carefree Hwy
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(480) 488-3358
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Catering
Please call for more details about private event dining.
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Executive chef
Francisco Sanchez
Additional
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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