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Penasco's Restraurant

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20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Open 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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Maricopa, Arizona
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars 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 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 stars 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
Phoenix, Arizona
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1,084 reviews
326 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 475 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2016

I really like Penasco's for their great chips with fresh salsa and the guaranteed friendly service you'll receive. They have changed the interior around since the last time we visited and it is much more open. They have a nice patio for dining outside but we usually eat inside. I got the chicken verde enchiladas and the wife got her... More 

Thank JT_Turner3
Maricopa, Arizona
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

I don't care for Tex-Mex, which is predominant on the menu. Their speciality is seafood and they have some excellent choices. The seafood enchiladas with the cream sauce is excellent.

Thank Dean C
Valparaiso, Indiana
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67 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

I have drove by this restaurant many times and never stopped! But we decided to give this place a try in March 2016. The chips and salsa were very good! My husband had one of their specialty's, Wish I could remember what it was called, but our young waiter had recommended it. My husband said it was the best Mexican... More 

Thank DarD55
San Diego, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

In town from San Diego to go to Spring Training in Peoria. On our way back from a long day at Peoria we were headed back to our hotel. My boyfriend happened to see Penasco's going through Maricopa, so we stopped in and I'm glad we did. We didn't have a wait time as there is plenty of indoor seating... More 

Thank Carol Z
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2016

Good original mexican food. You get a choice of beans not just refried. Family owned and operated, you won't find the food to be like the chains

Thank Cheryl T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Reservations, Television
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?