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El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe

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) #2 of 61 Restaurants in Cave Creek $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
+1 480-488-1752
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“pollo fundido” (43 reviews)
“el encanto” (32 reviews)
“tamales” (17 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 9:00 pmAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
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161 - 170 of 723 reviews

Reviewed August 22, 2016

If Raul is there, have him sing you and your date a Spanish love song while you sip your 2nd margarita. The best! Food is excellent and great feel inside a Spanish mission setting. My favorite for years.

Thank Brad W
Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

Love this restaurant.... Best Mexican food around. The menu is extensive. I love the chicken dish with a cream cheese and jalapeño sauce. It is a signature dish and awesome. The setting around the pond with turtles and ducks makes for a wonderful dining experience....More

Thank Donna M
Reviewed August 19, 2016

We have eaten here several times as the restaurant is beautiful, but the food is average and no al la carte. We are older and don't want a big meal. There was a group of us this evening and know that I am not the...More

Thank Mimi7173
Reviewed August 17, 2016

This is the only real Mexican restaurant in Cave Creek...and although the food is good, I found thier menu to be lacking in items. The appetizers offered were few and the entrees offered also skimpy. We ordered the tamales and a cheese crisp...both were good...we...More

Thank Rogerdob
Reviewed August 17, 2016 via mobile

The lunch was delicious. A wide variety of dishes ( very large servings - you can share ). The waiter was nice w/ good recommendations. The marqueritas were also very good. Overall a very nice time!

Thank stantk
Reviewed August 17, 2016

The El Encanto Cafe is located in Cave Creek, AZ (25 miles NE of Phoenix). While the Mexican food is more Americanized than I like, our meals were still pretty decent and the prices are reasonable. The best menu item is their Prickly Pear Margarita...absolutely...More

Thank Christine B
Reviewed August 17, 2016

There are two of them. Make sure you go to the one that is downtown Cave Creek or the one on the Carefree Highway (El Ecanton Duo). Different menus and excellent Mexican Food and drinks. Both have take out.

Thank Chris F S
Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Fun atmosphere, turtles and birds. Food arrived very fast and very hot. YUMMY! We will be back! Great service and great prices!

Thank LindsayKoch
Reviewed August 8, 2016 via mobile

Second time there. Good atmosphere, food is ok. Queso was very greasy. Service was decent. Not great, not bad, just average.

Thank mike m
Reviewed August 4, 2016

Rea;lly good food, nice atmosphere with the small pond with ducks. Very casual and laid back . . . .

Thank sue8308
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Pamela M
April 3, 2016|
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Response from charthomas3 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code as far as I can tell we had just come from a hike in the desert. You might want to if its during normal busy times for lunch and dinner especially if you want to sit outside! Hope this helps, enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-1752
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