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Los Gringos Locos

Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Latin
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280 S Phelps Dr, Apache Junction, AZ 85120-6715
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

There is nothing 'Happy' about a 3 hour happy hour then ends when most people are just getting out of work. I would go if it was till 6pm, but 5pm is a joke and shows they don't really care about the locals, just the buck.

Thank hawkman427
Apache Junction, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Really good food, wide variety, wonderful happy hour prices, friendly and helpful staff. Just remodeled this month-Sharp!! A patio, comfortable in almost all weather. Best fajitas and margaritas, hands down!!

Thank Linda S
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Reasonable priced food. Nice atmosphere. Best enchiladas in town! Friendly staff. Great happy hour margaritas.

Thank Helena S
Plano, United States
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Partly Tex-Mex; partly southwestern. Quick service, clean, good food. We enjoyed it on 2 occasions, both times on Sunday afternoons.

Thank C Jane H
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2016

Rightly so. All dishes are tasty and generous, so don't fill up on chips and salsa. My favorite is the sea-food chimichanga. Drinks actually have taste-able booze in them. Often crowded on any evening so servers may be busy. Can get noisy inside, but outside seating is always pleasant. They don't take reservations but will do call-aheads. Don't ask me... More 

Thank Joel H
Apache Junction, Arizona
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

There are not a lot of options in Apache Junction for Mexican food but this by far is the best local place. My husband loves the Carne Asada he says the meat is always tender. Do they offer authentic Mexican food? No, but is it reasonable priced Mexican food that is still tasty? That answer is yes. If you're just... More 

Thank Maxine B
Gold Canyon, Arizona
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172 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

If you are looking for authentic Mexican food you will not find it here. The restaurant is very pretty and packs in a good crowd but I am not sure what the people are all there to experience! The portions were large, the salsa is watery and not appealing. My Taquitos were ok but when I asked my husband today... More 

Thank nevadavic
Mesa, Arizona
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60 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

The restaurant and bar are nice but the food is lacking. We will not return. Very Americanized food. Not authentic Mexican. I had a tostada that was mostly lettuce. I didn't like the flavor of the red enchilada sauce. The margaritas tasted good, but didn't have much tequila in them. My husband felt the fish taco and green Chile enchilada... More 

Thank KimKayJ
Apache Junction, Arizona
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79 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016

It's one of those places where you should arrive hungry. The complimentary chips and salsa are delish!!! The portions are large.

Thank LaurelNixon
Apache Junction, Arizona
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26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

Good food and really good service. Lots of parking. We have been there many times for lunch or the evening meal. Their breakfast menu looks good but we have not tried it out. Not expensive and reasonable vale for your dollar.

Thank Merv P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Mexican, American, Southwestern, Latin
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Television
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 280 S Phelps Dr, Apache Junction, AZ 85120-6715
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Apache Junction
  • Phone Number: 480-288-5626

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?