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Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort

4.4
979 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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  • Casual
  • Fun
  • Good for Groups
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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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Francisco Sanchez
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Catering
Please call for more details about private event dining.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Carefree Hwy
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Special events & promotions
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 979 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.1
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipGerriA (Denver)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2017

Food and service very good. Loved the atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 22, 2017

Love there food!! I've never had a bad meal here. Service is always great.

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OpenTable Diner (Boise)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Love it! Great food

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William (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2017

Overall a wonderful evening. Excellent nacho appetizers

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vipOpenTable Diner (Columbus)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2017

Great shrimp tacos. Potato cakes were delicious too.

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John (Nashville)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2017

Very good casual dining experience. Service was prompt and efficient and food was very good.

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Char (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2017

Took our friends and they loved it. We have always has a great meal and they were not disappointed again!

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2017

The food was truly delicious, well-sourced, inventive, and really really pleasing. Thanks! Also very gracious service.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 10, 2017

Great evening renewing old friendships!

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vipmw123 (Minneapolis)
5.0  Dined on January 8, 2017

Delicious and an east place to be. Sadly, El Pedragal, has been left alone, but Spotted Donkey is enough of a reason to come. Had great fajitas, an excellent salmon tostado and a delicious chimichanga! Good guacamole too as an appetizer. You d highly recommend. A very nice casual atmosphere!

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vipTrojan85 (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2017

We go here frequently. The food is always good. The bartender this time must have been having a bad night because he was very rude. We'll be back, but we will avoid the bar if he is there.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

This is our favorite local eatery. Consistently good, friendly servers, kind of a modern take on traditional Mexican dishes with inventive ingredients. I don't care for spicy but I like the tasty combinations and layers of flavor offered here----they have spicy, too. Fun to walk around the complex if there is an event at the central gathering area of El Pedregal, too.

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vipTomiB (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on January 1, 2017

Weve been going to spotted donkey for years. The last year has not been as good. They are putting rice in everything and flavor is not as good. Ambiance is great, servers are great!!

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OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2016

Had an early dinner on New Years Eve -
I ordered the Salmon tostada - Delicious is all I can say, just the right amount of heat and sweet and the salmon cooked perfectly.
Margaritas are great but a little over priced. I paid 15 for a top shelf and it was a pretty small beverage.

Our server seemed to be interested in the Tv and something in the kitchen, he was slow to respond.

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vipBill (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on December 30, 2016

We both had the Salmon dish and it was exceptional! In fact so much so, I can hardly wait to go back to try it again.

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