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El Encanto

11044 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1070
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Mexican
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- May 28, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

For starters, the green salsa could be bottled and sold. A delicious lunch out on the patio under shade trees with a little waterfall nearby - who could ask for anything more? Spicy, large portions. I'd go back again.

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Troy, Michigan
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

My husband and I were really looking forward to our Mexican night out. We love Mexican food and are always looking for good restaurants in AZ, especially since Michigan doesn't have many quality Mexican restaurants! We were really disappointed. We ordered two margaritas (one each), and during our meal began to feel very sick. I had to leave to go... More

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Alcester, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Friendly atmosphere, good friendly service and tasty food. Always book as it can get a little busy some nights . Americans eat early !! I ordered chicken fajita last time and it was delicious !

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Regina, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

We have eaten at El Encanto every year when we are in Fountain Hills and have usually been very pleased. This year we decided to spend our last evening in Arizona at this restaurant before heading home to Canada. We had made a reservation on the patio, and were seated at a table for two where water dripped constantly from... More

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

Typically I make my own Mexican fare at home, but occassionally we come to El Encanto. The food is consistently good and I like the atmosphere. The sign of a good restaurant is a good crowd and this place is usually hoppin' for dinner. I ordered the Pollo Fundido (small size) and really enjoyed it. Of course no Mexican meal... More

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our family visited El Encanto at the recommendation of the hotel clerk in Fountain Hills. We asked about a Mexican restaurant and recommended the restaurant before we could even look at the list of recommended eateries. We ate on a Sunday evening and there were very few patrons so we had a very attentive waitress. The pre-meal chips and dip... More

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Grand Rapids, Michigan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

We wandered in around noon on a Saturday to a very quiet restaurant, only a couple of other tables. When you sit down they give you a basket of chips and three salsas; a mild smokey salsa, medium green tomatillo, and a hot red that I didn't eat (I'm a sissy about spicy food). I had the pollo fundido (the... More

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Roseville, Minnesota
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12 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Good food in a nice outdoor courtyard, reasonably priced, but service has seemed a little sketchy at least 2 times.

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Bozeman, Montana
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60 reviews 60 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We were seated outside by the waterfall. Nice atmosphere. Staff friendly. Food choices good. Food quality was very delish. A little chilly when sun went down. Nice easy location to find. Prices a little steep. Overall nice to visit.

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The food was average. The service was okay but a bit slow. Not bad, but there are better options close by. Perhaps we caught them on an off day.

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