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“We loved it” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Serrano's Mexican Restaurant

Serrano's Mexican Restaurant
141 South Arizona Ave, Chandler, AZ 85225 (Formerly Serrano's)
480-899-3318
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Ranked #52 of 522 Restaurants in Chandler
Cuisines: Mexican
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Vancouver, Canada
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31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“We loved it”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2013

We arrived at an off-hour (3:30pm mid-week), so were seated immediately. Our server explained the menu, answered our multitude of questions, and made excellent recommendations. She was extremely good at her job and made our entire experience way more fun.

We loved the salsa and pinto bean dip, which we had with added to all of the dishes we ordered. Food was extremely flavourful and portions were very large, at reasonable prices. I had the machaca, which was up there with some of the best things I have ever eaten. We cleared our plates but were rolling out of there, and were stuffed for the rest of the day.

The decor is a little dated, though the w/c was very clean.

Overall, great experience!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“As Good as it Gets”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My favorite mexican restaurant. Sometimes busy, but for good reason. World's best bean dip and salsa, huge portions at a very reasonable price. Food is authentic mexican and very well presented.

Visited April 2013
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Indianapolis
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7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“a Southeast valley staple”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2013

i lived/worked in Chandler in the early 90's and enjoyed Serrano's many, many times during those years. when i returned with my family for a Spring break last week - i *had* to stop in again. ah, memories. :-)
is this place "wonderful and authentic" ? well, its authentic but i'd stop short of wonderful and say that it's "pretty good".
service was excellent and the foot was fresh and hot. good safe choice here.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Edmonton
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“Uninspired Mexican”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Four of us were looking for an "authentic" Mexican restaurant in the Chandler area. We read the reviews and decided on Serrano's. We arrived to a very busy place, with a 20 minute wait. We decided to wait for a table. The wait was about 20 which was fine. Once seated chips and salsa were delivered to our table-good chips, warm and not salty, salsa was on the mild side but tasty-if you like cilantro. Menu was extensive. Service was prompt, friendly and attentive. We ordered different mains. Perhaps we were expecting too much, because we all felt the food was average, and lacked any inspiration from the kitchen. It was somewhat plain, and although didn't taste bad at all, were generous portions, it was lacking "something". We had to ask for hot sauce to add a bit of "something". I was somewhat disappointed. I guess we should have gone into Mesa, as I've heard there are some great Mexican places there.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Owatonna, Minnesota
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“Great food and service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2012

We had a late lunch at Serrano and it was very good. The Chilie reallanos that my friend had were very good and I had the spinch enchilados and they were good. The service was good and there is a lot of food.....I could not even finish all of mine. Margaritas were great!

Visited November 2012
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