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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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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast

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  • 15
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  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    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
Dinner

While our overall experience was good the food was average for the price. Our server was fairly disingaged with our table.

3 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
KDiPiazza
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Phoenix
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Phoenix
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

While our overall experience was good the food was average for the price. Our server was fairly disingaged with our table.

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Los Angeles, California
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40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I would definetely go back; there were 4 of us dining and we all had a different dish. Each of us was pleased with our choices and the service was very good and prompt.

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Billings, Montana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 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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107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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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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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8 restaurant reviews
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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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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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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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Additional Information about Penasco's Restraurant

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

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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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