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El Encanto

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$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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11044 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268-5540
+1 480-837-1070
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Tue 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wed 10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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76 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Service is friendly and casual. Food is average. Music on weekends adds to the ambiance, but is not exceptional.

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Thank 418billn
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Fountain Hills and love El Encanto. Every time I have been there to eat, the food and service have been fabulous, always fast, very hot. The people who work there are very customer oriented and friendly too! Prices are extremely reasonable for the amount of food you receive. I always end up bringing home a portion for... More 

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went there with family and friends. We had made a reservation but still had to wait 10-15 mins for our table. After we sat down, we had to wait another 10 minutes for the waiter to come to our table. I asked for water, just water. It took 3 reminders to the waiting staff and another 15 minutes to get... More 

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West Hartford, Connecticut
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in the Fountain Hills area definitely check out this wonderful Mexican restaurant. My son and I arrived on our travel day from the east coast very hungry. The food was so delicious. Monday night was seafood enchilada night and that is what I ordered. He had a chicken chimichanga. Food was fresh and authentic and just so... More 

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Thank Deborah S
michigan
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We've been here several times over the last few years and generally the food is pretty good and the atmosphere is nice. However, this time I was quite surprised when I got my bill and EVERYTHING cost extra. My waiter asked if I wanted red sauce or green sauce on my burro. I chose red. My bill showed an extra... More 

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Fountain Hills, Arizona
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoy going to El Encanto when we get that irresistible urge for Mexican food and fortunately it is right up the street from home. Margaritas are very good! Their Salsa is not my favorite. I order the Pollo Fundido (smaller portion) and it is delicious! My husband loves the chicken enchiladas. I have also enjoyed the shrimp tacos. Inside... More 

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1 Thank gmcg33
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Neat that I am writing this as this is where I am taking my wife and daughter for dinner in about an hour. It is close by on Saguaro Blvd. and easily accessible. During the hot summer months, El Encanto closes as the snowbirds are gone and it simply to hot in the Sonoran Desert. They have a nice interior... More 

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Thank Jim B
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived at 4:45 thinking we would not have any problem with being seated. The greeter (we asked for outdoor seating) said we would have to wait for outside seating and we asked for how long she said 5 to 10 minutes. All they had to do was wipe down the table and we were seated in 2 minutes. Not... More 

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Thank Jerry D
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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24 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a standby if you like Mexican food. The original restaurant where it all started is in Cave Creek, AZ a few miles north of Phoenix. The one we went to is in Fountain Hills. Great atmosphere and service. Large menu with everything cooked to perfection and presented nicely on the plate. This place was recommended by a friend... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

Add this place to your must visit list! El Encanto was our first stop upon arriving in Fountain Hills - we were hungry and this place did not disappoint. The frozen margarita as the best I've ever had, the salsa and chips included one that tasted like lettuce (something we had never tried before), the food was hot and tasty.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11044 N Saguaro Blvd, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268-5540
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Fountain Hills
  • Phone Number: +1 480-837-1070

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