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Spotted Donkey Cantina at El Pedregal, Boulders Resort

4.4
973 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mexican / Southwestern
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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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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 973 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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vipFriends (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 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 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2017

Kind of noisy
Really good food and service and great location

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Diningout (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 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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theblade1 (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

Mexican restaurant, no chips and salsa???

Tttttttttttttttttttttttttttt

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

This is a really cute place. The staff are super friendly. The food is amazing. Can’t believe it took us so long to come here.

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CAten (Phoenix)
2.0  Dined on December 6, 2017

Only one out of four liked the house margaritas. We only tried two entrees between the four of us. Both the carne asada & the chicken fajitas had too much “chili” flavoring. However, the meat was tender. We passed on dessert.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

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 ?!?!?

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vipOpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
3.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

The food was very good. We felt food came too fast but they had large groups coming in and were probably staying ahead of the rush. Service could’ve been a little bit better as far as waiting for drink order or to check if we needed anything.

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vipFriends (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 28, 2017

New menu items. Food was great

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vipAzcolaw (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on November 21, 2017

We always love going to the Spotted Donkey. Dependably great food and a lively atmosphere. Try the shooters; they're spicy but good. Thanks to our server, John, who is so professional and nice. We also enjoy having Joaquin as a server.

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OpenTable Diner (Phoenix)
5.0  Dined on November 18, 2017

Just having a nice evening out, waiter gave me a outstanding suggestion. We shall return

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Shorty (Phoenix)
4.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Everyone (11 of us) enjoyed their food except those who ordered the burrito. The pork tenderloin with mac & cheese is excellent and highly recommended, however that selection was not included in the menu.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on November 9, 2017

Service was great and food is always great. I especially recommend the nachos.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on November 6, 2017

From the moment we came in the front door we were greeted by the friendly staff.
The service was excellent and the food was creative and outstanding quality

I would highly recommend the Spotted Donkey to all!👍

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