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“Nice décor, decent service, OK food, Good Prices for a resort” 3 of 5 stars
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Ahnala Mesquite Room
10438 N Fort McDowell Rd, Scottsdale, AZ
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Ranked #557 of 1,025 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Cuisines: Southwestern
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Description: Located at the Radisson Fort McDowell Resort.
Phoenix, Arizona
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“Nice décor, decent service, OK food, Good Prices for a resort”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2012

Our recent lunch was good, but nothing really remarkable except the desert.

Ambience/Décor: very clean, and nicely decorated (4 Stars).

Service: the waitress was very nice, but obviously new as she did not seem to know a lot about the menu. (3 Stars)

Food: Wife had the Ahnala Burger ($10 & 3 Stars) and reported it was OK but not remarkable - it would have been better if the bun was not cold. Accompanying steak fries were great!

* I had the Ahnala Chicken with Garden Risotto ($14 & 3 Stars): the chicken had lingered on the grill a tad too long, and the risotto was fair.

* The highlight of the meal was the desert! Cheesecake Chimi with cinnamon, whipped cream & jalapeno vanilla ice cream ($7 & 5 Stars) - absolutely fabulous - trust me on this, we rarely order desert, but the waitress raved about it and she was right!

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Happy Hour”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Lovely atmosphere for a resort restaurant. Nice happy hour. Menu had a very nice selection of salads for lunch.

Visited July 2012
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Glendale, Arizona
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13 restaurant reviews
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“Disappointing dinner”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

A group of friends & I had dinner on a Saturday night here. The menu was pricey but we were hungry & looking to splurge a little.
Unfortunately most of us thought our food to be only average tasting, some items we couldn't even eat. My salad was average. I couldn't even eat the potato pancake- it was very bland & had a strange flavor. A few orders had errors which the waitress corrected quickly. My friend had a side of squash that was inedible, possibly because of weird seasoning. Her beans were not completely cooked.
The waitress was so nice. Her service was excellent. There was hardly anyone dining that evening, maybe Saturday night is not the best time to try their cuisine.
I have heard their breakfast is excellent.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Tucson, Arizona
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“Very Good Oatmeal”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2012

We ate breakfast two times and both times the meal was very good. I had oatmeal and a blueberry muffin. Both were delicious. The cost was $9. My wife had a three egg omelet and it was $10. She enjoyed her meal as well.

The service was surprisingly slow. We even wondered if our servers were the cooks too. They would disappear for long periods of time. On one morning we had to even get up and ask for our ticket because our server was gone for so long.

The presentation was terrific. The food was tasty. They just need to work on their service to be in the excellent range.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Phoenix, Arizona
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“Nice change of pace for breakfast, good food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Located between Fort McDowell Casino and the Radisson Hotel. Had wanted to try it and finally did. Went on a Saturday morning for breakfast after a short road trip up Payson way. Sat outside on the patio which was well shaded and a nice breeze. Over all food quality was quite good, service was pretty good but did have a few slow spots. Appeared to be under staffed that morning. Breakfast menu was good but more selections wouldn't hurt, lunch and dinner menu's looked better but prices mostly for dinner seemed a bit high but haven't been to know. Will be back for breakfast or lunch for sure

  • Visited September 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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