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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
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 11
    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
Dinner

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).

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
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Vancouver
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20 reviews 20 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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53 reviews 53 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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
52 helpful votes 52 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
5 restaurant reviews
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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26 reviews 26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

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
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?