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El Encanto

11044 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1070
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Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Mexican
Most recent review
- Apr 13, 2014
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Regina, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

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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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

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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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
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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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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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20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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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Fountain Hills, Arizona, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

I always enjoy the Mexican food at El Encanto...and so convenient in Fountain Hills. Chips and salsa are always fresh and provided immediately upon arrival. The special seafood enchiladas I enjoyed on my last visit were excellent as well. Pollo Fundido is also one of my favorites. Service is good and the atmosphere authentic....great place to eat!

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Fountain Hills
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Good Mexican food, but there are a lot of good Mexican restaurants. Just not in a Fountain Hills. Not many restaurants in FH.

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White Rock, Canada
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We happened along this restaurant and were so pleased with the food and the service. They immediately brought us chips & 3 kinds of salsa when we sat down. We chatted with the waitress and she eagerly suggested her favourites, so we went for Pollo Fundido and we LOVED it. We should have taken some of it home in a... More

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