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Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

1920 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202-5616
+1 480-820-0237
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Ranked #103 of 776 restaurants in Mesa
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Mexican
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
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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Apache Junction, Arizona
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58 reviews 58 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

This was the second time that we had been to this restaurant in the past month. We were pleasantly surprised the first time that we went. The wait staff was excellent and the Chimichangas were delicious. We love the fact that it was on the man made lake, it made for a beautiful atmosphere. It was about 102 degrees at... More

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We went here with a big family group. We found the food mediocre . the taco was dried out, although the filling ok. enchilada average and bland. the tortilla soup was ok. they do have a vegetarian and gluten free menu, but those eating from it felt it was all mediocre. Vegetable fajitas were hunks of zucchini, etc. without any... More

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Went there after the dinner rush and had an excellent meal. Our server was on top of things, fixed a miscue on one meal ordered. I had a chimi with huge thick pieces of pork that was moist and spicy. The food is basic Mexican food and didn't disappoint.

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Rochester, New York, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Not somewhere I would choose to go back to. The building looked really cool, but the food was not good. The Margarita's had this really funny aftertaste, the salsa was one of the worst I've had, and the chips and guac were not very good either. Skip this place.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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38 reviews 38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

We wanted to substitute corn tortilla for flour tortillas and waiter didnt tell us there was an extra charge to do that.

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Maui
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66 reviews 66 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Left the Tempe/Mesa area a little over 15 years ago and Macayo had always been an old favorite. Had the chance to return last week with 6 other adults. Food was good, everybody satisfied. Dinner, drinks & tip under $18 per person!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

The service was great and the food very tasty. They have a good gluten free menu as well for those who are gluten intolerant. Very friendly and efficient waiters and waitresses. Ideal for lunch before attending spring training games...extremely close to the stadium!

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Mesa, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

Nice atmosphere and sevice, but food was over salted, over cooked and gooy cheese dominated flavors. Chicken and carnitas were dry, tough and tastless. Side salad was brought after the meals were presented, then server faked surprize that it was not wanted with the meal. Flan for dessert was pretty good

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New Carlisle, Indiana
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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

Whenever we visit Tempe we go to Macayo's for a good, resonable Mexican meal. We enjoy dining outside but so do a lot of folks, so we try to arrive early and claim a spot! The portions are huge, you really get your monies worth. Very casual, with a good selection of drinks. I had the prickly pear margaritas and... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Gave it 2 stars due to service, I had 2 chicken enchiladas with red sauce more like pink sauce and bearly ate any of it, cut into it with a fork and all watery... Friend had chicken fajitas the next morning said they were throwing up all day...not a good experience with their food, even their salsa tasted like crap..... More

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