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El Mexicano Mexican Grill

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911 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ
928-474-4422
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Bright and Happy atmosphere! Goos service and food fair prices and...
Bright and Happy atmosphere! Goos service and food fair prices and friendly staff. catering available. group events. family friendly
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  • 15
    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 12
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty Much your Average Mexican Restaurant

We have eaten here a few times, and the food has certainly been up to par for a typical Mexican restaurant. The burritos and Mexican dinners are good, if not spectacular. The Margaritas are very good, as are the chips and salsa. The service is prompt and friendly. The prices are reasonable, as... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed November 16, 2014
SuomalainenPoika
Good for:
  • Large groups
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Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We have eaten here a few times, and the food has certainly been up to par for a typical Mexican restaurant. The burritos and Mexican dinners are good, if not spectacular. The Margaritas are very good, as are the chips and salsa. The service is prompt and friendly. The prices are reasonable, as well. so, overall, a good, solid choice.

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Payson, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

We really enjoyed our dinner at El Mexicano. There is a nice variety of Mexican entrees and the margaritas are my favorite of all the places I've tried in town. My husband likes to do taco Tuesday as many of the places in town have specials. Unfortunately, El Mexicano isn't one of them. I like the atmosphere as there are... More 

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Was just there last night for dinner. Food is very good. The best shrimp fajitas ever! I have always enjoyed every meal I have had there!

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Payson, Arizona
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We all very much enjoyed this restaurant. Great food and great service. 2 dollar happy hour margaritas

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Payson
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110 reviews 110 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

This is my third, and last review of El Mexicano. The food seems to be going downhill - and their wine list is not true. This time instead of ordering our usual Marguerite's we thought we would have some wine instead. BIG mistake. The first wine, for my wife, was supposed to be a top brand Riesling (the brand was... More 

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Payson, Arizona, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Ate there again last night and it was great. Don't miss their huge house Margaritas. Have tried many things on their menu and am never disappointed. Having lived in Mexico for periods of time and can cook Mexican food, this is my choice of all the Mexican restaurants in Payson. I'm a local and my friends and I always meet... More 

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Avondale
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

We arrived in Payson late in the evening, thought we would try some Mexican food. Bad idea, the parking lot had several cars, so we thought that was a good sign. But, there was a fairly large group finishing up a birthday party, so those cars were quickly gone. We arrived at 8:30 pm, and they close at 9:00, so... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013 via mobile

Not the best mexican food at all. We both ordered Chimichangas and I have never seen a Chimi made they way they did it. I ended us being sick after eating only half and did not finish. Will not be comming back here again.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

We stop here every time we go camping to have a last meal before the realities of city life set in. It's similar to a Los Betos, but it seems better in the pine trees. I always go with the bacon breakfast burrito and a quesadilla. What could go wrong?

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payson
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32 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

After eating here a few more times we've decided to downgrade them to poor due to overall hospital like bland tasting ingredients. The beef was flavorless. Paysonites want someplace good to eat but this is another dud.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 911 S Beeline Hwy, Payson, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Payson
  • Phone Number: 928-474-4422

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 15

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

Bright and Happy atmosphere! Goos service and food fair prices and friendly staff. catering available. group events. family friendly

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