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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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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 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: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch

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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 17
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 7
    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
Neighborhood Mexican

We've been in Arizona for a week and vacation is winding down. We wanted a simple, mellow dinner, close to home. This accomplished all of the above. Penasco's is a pleasant place with wonderful staff. Food was traditional, but very tasty. Full bar, some decent tap beers and reasonable prices... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
Robert D
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Billings, Montana
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Billings, Montana
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130 reviews 130 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We've been in Arizona for a week and vacation is winding down. We wanted a simple, mellow dinner, close to home. This accomplished all of the above. Penasco's is a pleasant place with wonderful staff. Food was traditional, but very tasty. Full bar, some decent tap beers and reasonable prices. We chose to sit on the patio, as it was... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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98 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

My friends and I were going to try the buffet at Harrah's but the line was wrapped around and the wait was at least one hour. After a hot day golfing, we were ready to eat and had seen Penascos on the way through Maricopa. We went back. We loved the house margaritas, the guacamole, and the house specialty dish... More 

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Maricopa, Arizona
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Always good service. Always good food. Not too bad with the prices. My wife loves going here for the enchiladas.

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Kansas City, Missouri
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149 reviews 149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

When I say it's average, it's at the lower end of average. The food just isn't that good. It is clean and the service was acceptable. Our drinks were wrong and one of the food orders was wrong and is was slow to get the drinks but the waitress was apologetic so it wasn't a big deal. Their specialty is... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We visited Penasco's on our anniversary, March 2. The restaurant has a sign out front about being best restaurant, so we thought we would try it. The service was good, but the food was bland and did not look appetizing. We paid $7 for what we were told was fresh guacamole, but it did not taste freshly made. The margaritas... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

I can honestly say i gave never had a bad meal here. The food is always fresh, and the staff super friendly!

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Maricopa, Arizona
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

This place has changed ownership a few times. We went recently, and the service was amazing. Everyone was so friendly and attentive. The food is delicious. Even my (fussy eaters) kids love this place.

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2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Four for dinner. Two ordered house special that oozed sauce and not much else. One ordered fish tacos but couldn't find the fish! I ordered a chimichanga but received a burrito. When we sent it back to correct the kitchen said "we can do the chimi but we've got 5 orders ahead of this so it would be a while".... More 

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Attica, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

There were four family members and we all had excellent meals. The service was fabulous and when we had questions about certain items on the menu our questions were answered well.

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Fort Wayne, Indiana
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41 reviews 41 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Food is awesome. They have a signature dish (name escapes me at the moment - sorry), but it has chicken with mexican spices, green peppers in white sauce, and mash potatoes. Chips and salsa are also very good.

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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
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?