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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 33
    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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Tonto Basin, Arizona
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 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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258 reviews 258 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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 41 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Cody, Wyoming
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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

They have a special on some days that is a white seafood enchilada and it is fantastic if you enjoy seafood! Their other foods are really good and the staff is great. You can't go wrong if you like Mexican food.

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Rio Verde, Arizona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Having lived in several areas in Mexico from the capitol to both coasts, northern and southern, I am very particular about authentic Mexican cuisine. The food at El Encanto was okay but nothing exceptional nor really authentic. The service was friendly but rather slow. The selection of beer was good, but the house Margarita was average. I haven't dined at... More 

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arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The restaurant has none of the visual charm of their original location.The food is disappointing. I did not expect greatfood,but this stuff was overpriced and very mediocre.Why they do any business is a mystery to me.

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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?