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Penasco's Restraurant

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20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
520-568-7362
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8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 18
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food, great atmosphere

We ate here with a family group of about 10. We loved the food and drinks - the service was great with personable servers. I look forward to going here every time we are in town. Most of us ordered combination dinners and were very satisfied with the selections that our server recommended. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 14, 2015
Sasktraveller97
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Saskatchewan
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Calgary, Canada
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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Every time we are in town we have to go to Penasco's. We are always warmly greeted, have great service. The drinks are all good and we have never had a bad meal including when relatives are visiting that have traditional American food. the El Molcajete is my favorite meal and very well done.

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Thank Glenda B
Maricopa, Arizona
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

I go to Penasco's restaurant every time I visit my daughter that lives in Maricopa Az . This Mexican restaurant is very good. I also like their taste in decorating. You can eat out on the patio too. Very friendly.

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Thank 64Peanuts
Saskatchewan
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104 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We ate here with a family group of about 10. We loved the food and drinks - the service was great with personable servers. I look forward to going here every time we are in town. Most of us ordered combination dinners and were very satisfied with the selections that our server recommended. It is not the cheapest place in... More 

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Thank Sasktraveller97
Albuquerque
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26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Fill the plate and lower the prices. Thats it. My wife and I are new to Maricopa. We are not food snobs, or expect something for nothing. But we do want to feel we were treated fairly and leave with a happy tummy. We visit all restaurants with an open mind and give each restaurant we visit an honest chance... More 

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1 Thank Manewachecha
Maricopa, Arizona
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75 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2015

Penascos had a coupon for buy 1 get one 1/2 priced. We decided to try it again. Two of our previous visits have been less that stellar. We were greeted almost immediately and taken to a table of our choice. A bar employee came to take our order while we read the menu and made a choice [As far as... More 

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Thank refugee1046
Maricopa, Arizona
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Food is decent but as far as Mexican food goes it appears to cater to visitors not from the southwest. Bland and meat are all chewy and tough. It's a shame because 5 years ago it was made with inspiration and taste was better.

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2 Thank Bruce M
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57 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We , as a family, love going here for there seafood enchiladas and fajitas. We share a couple of baskets of chips and salsa too. However, the last 2 times we went, the food just wasn't up to par. This time the refried beans had a very pungent odor. We all tasted it, but it was very sour and fermented... More 

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1 Thank Tabisammi
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

We were craving menudo! !! We decided to try it here instead of driving into town. Menudo thumbs down! ! This was our second time there. This place also has a weird smell. Another family walked in to eat and their child asked what's that smell! ! I noticed a candle burning maybe that was it. Probably won't be going... More 

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1 Thank Monica D
Maricopa, Arizona
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16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The outside is attractive. Inside is clean but average. Good friendly service. Food average. Won't rush back there anytime soon.

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Thank Bill N
San Tan Valley, Arizona
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015 via mobile

The outside is beautiful and draws you inside. Inside is clean but not what you would expect from how nice the outside looks. Food was horrible and service was very poor. No check back by wait staff and refills on drinks were ignored. Will not return

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Maricopa
  • Phone Number: 520-568-7362

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Mexican

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 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?