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El Encanto

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11044 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1070
Website
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9:00 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: Reservations
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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 22
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Cheery decor and patio seating

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Marion C
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Rio Verde, Arizona
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Rio Verde, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Regina, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We went to El Encanto hoping for a taste of Mexico. The décor is unusual. We were sitting inside and outside at the same time. The food was not the best Mexican food I have ever tried and the service was less than perfect.

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Portland, Oregon
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148 reviews 148 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

There are three restaurants with this name and family ownership in the Phoenix area and we always make a point of visiting at least one each time we are in the area. The Fountain Hills restaurant is the smallest and newest, but it has the same fine food and service as its older brothers. I had a carne asada stuffed... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

First time at El Encanto...will not be the last. One of the best Southwestern dinners we've had...enchiladas de pollo con mole & fish tacos were excellent, as well as black beans. Service was also good. Only downside...have had better margaritas.

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Roseville, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

A return visit to one our favorite restaurants in fountain hills AZ. We've been coming sine they opened 5 years ago and it's hard not to just keep having the chicken enchiladas, but I had wonderful fish tacos this visit. I would definately recommend.

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Columbia, Missouri
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

First off, I love Mexican food. Usually, you can't go wrong, but in this case I did. This was the worst place to eat, and the service was HORRIBLE! My daughter and I were done eating and were waiting to get boxes and the waitress never came. I started to watch the time and we sat there for 30 MINUTES... More 

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GLENWOOD
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56 reviews 56 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We're real critical on Mexican food, being from New Mexico we're hard to please. This place was really good and the portions are good too. The wait staff was friendly and quick. We ate here twice and it was good both times.

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Fountain Hills
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Best Mexican food in Fountain Hills. Food as good as their place in Cave Creek. Excellent drinks. Good selection of fresh food choices

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Chicago
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

We live in Chicago, but our realtor told us about this place. The food & service is great. The Pollo Fundido & Enchiladas De Queso-green chile is so delicious, we will definitely be back ASAP. Wish we lived closer & will tell our friends to check it out.

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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?