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Penasco's Restraurant

$$ - $$$
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20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
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tampa, fl
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Maricopa is not a large town so it's nice to have one good Mexican restaurant like this one. Penascos has been there for 12 years and is family owned and operated. The son, Brandon, is a great host and is proud of his Mom's recipes that are served at their restaurant. A MUST have: the Queso fundido with chorizo. This... More 

Thank 4starexpert
Level Contributor
9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I are big fans of Mexican food and little mom & pops places are our favorites. Penasco's did not disappoint. The service was great and the food was very good. Not the best we've ever had but it was definitely worth coming back. Better than your run of the mill Garcia's, Top Shelf, or Manuel's. We'd definitely... More 

Thank Bill S
Maricopa, Arizona
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The menu at this restaurant is excellent. Freshly prepared and delicious. Nice portion size and staff is very friendly. Love to go there with friends or as a date night with my husband.

Thank X1326ELelizabeths
Maricopa, Arizona
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2016

They have some of the best chili rellenos I've had since I lived in Texas. Very good service and delicious salsa.

Thank donnasA5328DR
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

there is always a toilet or sewer odor in there, have gone for happy hour a few times but the smell and bland food just doesnt do it for me. There are better choices in maricopa

Thank maricopaman
Maricopa, Arizona
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23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I like a good drink and for some reason they've never had a good bar tender. Takes away from experience.

Thank Sandra c
Maricopa, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 28, 2016

Treated great always. Brother in law was in from San Diego, says we will be back and eat here for sure. Great food and service

Thank C9675MCroberts
Maricopa, Arizona
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41 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

It was recommended by friends but e were very disappointed. The initial service was good. But it took them 45 minutes to get us our food. Items ere missing and another 15 minutes before everything was corrected. My wife kind of liked her foo I did not. We will not go back.

Thank Wernerflorida
Winnipeg, Canada
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2016

We went here twice this trip!! The service was great and the food was as always awesome. I had the Taco salad the first trip and Fajitas the second. Both meals for myself and family were super. Great family place to dine at.

Thank Rhonda G
Phoenix, Arizona
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2016

I have tried this place several times now. Service is poor. There can be just a few diners and they still take a long time to get your food out. The dishes are inconsistent. You can eat a dish one week and it tastes good and the next week it doesn't.

Thank exferguson4

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:00 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
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Maricopa
  • Phone Number: 520-568-7362

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