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El Encanto

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Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
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11044 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
(480) 837-1070
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9:00 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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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place. We also love the one in Cave creek. Pollo fundito is amazing as well as the fajitas. The margaritas are expensive but tasty and very strong.

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Thank Becka E
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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26 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Overall this dining experience just made an 'average' rating for us. We ate in the courtyard which could be really lovely but sadly it came off as more dirty than quaint. A good cleaning and some attention to details could make this a location to which we would return. Also a few steps into the restaurant proper displayed a worn,... More 

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Thank 43michael
Gilbert, Arizona
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, THIS PLACE! My parents live in Fountain Hills so this is a regular place for us to go when we are in town. The staff are all helpful kind and friendly. I have never had anything from here that I haven't liked. Every time I go to a Mexican restaurant I feel like I always get the... More 

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Thank Hayley2209
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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44 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Very good service and good food. The enchiladas are my favorite. I get green with chicken and red with beef. The pollo fundido is also very very good and everything is reasonably priced

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Thank Dennis P
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This restaurant has done a lot to remodel the inside and patio area. The view is nice and the atmosphere is as close to Mexico as possible. There are a lot of green plants and even though it was warm outside, their patio area is very shaded and cool. The food is OK. It is not as authentic as it... More 

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Thank carolkubota
Fountain Hills, Arizona
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15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

The salsas are weird and not too flavorful. The chips are excellent. The happy hour margarita was not good. It tasted like a lemon lime fruit punch. I sent it back and got a Cadillac Margarita and it too was not great. I drank it though. I think their sour mix is not good. The ambience is adorable and romantic... More 

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Thank JeanneAndPepper
Scottsdale, Arizona
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Reasonable tasty Mexican food but nothing exceptional. Service was good Our foid was well cooked but nothing to boast about. There are several other Mexican restaurants close that are exceptional. Not really a place that will go back specially. If you want simple Mexican food this is the place.

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Thank JOSEPIENKNAGURA
Utah
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26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has the Best fajitas ever. You get plenty of meat that has the best flavor and is in nice thick slices. Most places put too many vegetables to hide the fact that there is not much meat- not this place. Always a favorite place to go. Margaritas are good,ctoo.

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Thank MSparks0117
Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

We dine here often. The chips are nice and crisp and the there is a good selection of salsas. My favorite is the green salsa with avocado. I always have the pollo fundido -- it"s excellent!! My husband had the nachos on our recent visit. They weren't on the menu, but someone at the next table had ordered them. Our... More 

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Thank Celia S
Phoenix, Arizona
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29 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016 via mobile

We've visited five times. Dinner twice, lunch once and drinks twice. Simply fantastic food. Vast menu. Service is excellent. Delivery prompt. Great atmosphere. Perhaps the best blended margaritas on the planet. If you are going through Fountain Hills, this place Is a MUST!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin, Spanish
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
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 North Saguaro Boulevard, Fountain Hills, AZ 85268
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Fountain Hills
  • Phone Number: (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?