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El Encanto

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11044 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1070
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Loved the outdoor ambiance

We loved the outdoor table setting in the garden. It truly reminded us of some past Mexico visits. They were out of the Monday night fish tacos and that truly bothered one person in our party, but we gladly ate ordered other entrees. I ordered the beef fajitas mainly because they were the only... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
AlaskaMomofTwo
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Los Angeles, California
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69 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Now being from Socal we have excellent Mexican food so I wasn't too sure how it would be out in AZ. This place is as good or better than a lot of spots in California. I had the Chicken Enchiladas and the GF had a chicken breast with some typo of spicy red sauce with peppers. She said it was... More 

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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

The original started out in Cave Creek area and these guys came to Fountain Hills a few years ago to expand there offerings to our town. This is some of the best authentic Mexican Cuisine you can find! One of my favorites there is the Pollo Fundido - the sauce is absolutely great. They also have several Chile dishes with... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Waitstaff was outstanding. Food was delicious. Accommodated our group of 30 perfectly. We will definitely return.

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Tonto Basin, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was our second visit here. The lunch special was 3 machaca tacos, rice and beans, which my husband had. Not terribly hungry, I ordered a cheese enchilada, rice and beans. My husband offered to swap a taco for a couple bites of my enchilada, which I gladly accepted. Oh my, THOSE TACOS! They actually resembled pork carnitas more than... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

El Encanto is the best Mexican restaurant in Fountain Hills and one of the best in Scottsdale/Phoenix area. The food is delicious and the atmosphere is perfect. They offer both indoor and outdoor dining. Some of the best "hot" salsa I have ever had. Add a pitcher of margaritas for your party and the night is set!!!

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Veggie tostada and pollo fundito.....excellent. Sherry was a great waitress and really helpful. The mariachi band was wonderful.

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

That's saying a lot because I love Mexican food. From warm chips made in house to my Fundido which is to die for, the flavor of every single dish was amazing. Great, friendly service to boot. If you are within 20miles, it will be well worth the drive.

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Eagle River, Alaska
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138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

We loved the outdoor table setting in the garden. It truly reminded us of some past Mexico visits. They were out of the Monday night fish tacos and that truly bothered one person in our party, but we gladly ate ordered other entrees. I ordered the beef fajitas mainly because they were the only entrees served with guacamole. I received... More 

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Vancouver
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20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

The dinner was of good value ($10 to $15). The waitress was very nice. The food was more medium of the road, a bit flavourless (lacking in spice).

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Carmichael
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41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

the food was great, the atmosphere was hopping!! There was a mix of ages in the dining room, from 6 couples in their 70's to young partiers, to families with children! All are welcome and food for all ages!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 11044 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Fountain Hills
  • Phone Number: (480) 837-1070

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?