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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 9
    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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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

The food was just OK, not very clean inside the service was fine but the horrible owner was very, very rude. The experience certainly will send us and our friends elsewhere to pay money to eat and actually have a nice dining experience.

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San Tan Valley, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

My husband and I were taking a drive today to see how to get to 8 to San Diego. We were both hungry and decided to stop at Penasco's. The inside isn't your typical Mexican restaurant, it's upscale with lovely decor, even two beautiful chandeliers over a sitting area. I had the ground beef and shredded beef tacos as an... More 

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Phoenix
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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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41 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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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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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?