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Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

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1920 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202-5616
+1 480-820-0237
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating
Description: Welcome to Macayo's Mesa, located at Baseline and Dobson! We're one of...
Welcome to Macayo's Mesa, located at Baseline and Dobson! We're one of many Macayo's family owned and locally operated restaurants. We celebrate Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm with $3 off appetizers and $3 drink specials. When You're Hungry for Tradition! Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Appetizers are the best

Best deal to be had here is their appetizers. Ordered sampler plates which were excellent, but not as a good of a deal as getting the appetizers alone. The food is good Mexican, but I'm always expecting something with a little more heat.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
GailD08
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Phoenix, Arizona
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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Best deal to be had here is their appetizers. Ordered sampler plates which were excellent, but not as a good of a deal as getting the appetizers alone. The food is good Mexican, but I'm always expecting something with a little more heat.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

I've always heard great things about Macayo's so I made the trip. I was disappointed. I didn't find the food all that great, and nothing that made me want to jump up and want to go running back again.

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Mesa, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

I go here often. Way too often. A must-have is to order a side of warm baja sauce to have with your chips. It's jalapeno cream cheese, and it's addicting. I'm a vegetarian, they have great veggie tacos, cheese crisp is good, and they have the best green corn tamales, which are a little bit sweet. And the green corn... More 

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Milpitas, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you go into any of the Macayo restaurants you'll love the atmosphere, the wait staff and especially the food. Macayo's has been a staple for Phoenicians for years. The Mexican food is "sonoran" style and ever so tasty too. Make sure to have a cheese crisp and save room for the sopopilla's YUMMY to the core.

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ANOTHER DAY IN PARADISE!
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

To bypass waiting for seating in the main dining area downstairs, go upstairs for immediate seating. A good value, if you like Margaritas, is when you order a shot of tequila to go with it it's only a dollar. For families and the young at heart, there is a very talented ballon figure maker that works for tips only. Very... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I used to frequent this Macayo’s many years ago, and it had a great happy hour, but I had not been here for a few years. I saw a coupon in the newspaper, so I decided to take my wife here for dinner. We went on a Friday night and had to wait about 10 minutes to get a table.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I live in Amsterdam, and The Mexican is one of my favorite places where I can eat a good prepared, with a great value for money Mexican food. The crew is friendly and the service is fast so don't count on sitting more than an hour or hour and a half there. Also it is located next to Dam Square,... More 

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Greenacres, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Wow, great experience, great decor, friendly staff, great food. Is there anything else to say? Try you will like it.

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Saint Johns, Arizona
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24 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 via mobile

we spent the weekend in Mesa Arizona it's a shame but we couldn't find a restaurant open after 10. we didn't want to go to a bar to eat. while driving around we came upon Macayo's. lo and behold they were open. it was 11 45 on Saturday night and they were open till 12 midnight. they took us and... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

This was by far the worst Mexican food I have ever had in my life. Taco Bell taste better and more authentic. I had to ask our waiter four times for lemon for my water and I think he messed up every one of our orders. There was nothing on the menu that I recognized from any other Mexican restaurant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1920 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202-5616
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-820-0237

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Mexican, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Welcome to Macayo's Mesa, located at Baseline and Dobson! We're one of many Macayo's family owned and locally operated restaurants. We celebrate Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm with $3 off appetizers and $3 drink specials. When You're Hungry for Tradition! Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am - 10:00pm

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