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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 - 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

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 10
    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
Most recent review
Not Good Enough For Seconds

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... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Norine4
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
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53 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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
11 helpful votes 11 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
2 reviews
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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37 reviews 37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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MARICOPA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I live in mraricopa this place is bad ! I have been there 2x and won't ever go back. The food is just not good

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Maricopa, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

After visiting a new Mexican restaurant in town we decided it was time to give Penascos another try. There is definitely an issue with the drainage system as you can smell it when you walk in. However, once we were seated and ordered the smell was not as noticeable. I ordered the Penascos Rellenos and was very happy with my... More 

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Estes Park, Colorado
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We brought the whole family in for lunch a month or so ago. Like someone else commented, there was a strange smell when first entering the place. We all enjoyed the chips and salsa brought to the table as we waited for food. The food we ordered was very good. We thought we had a good visit...until we got home,... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I enjoy the food here and the happy hour beer prices are great. Nice outdoor seating. Only negative is the whiff of sewer that you smell on entering the restaurant. Can turn one off if you have to wait to be seated. If they take you right in or to their outside seating, the smell is quickly forgotten. :)

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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?