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Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

#67 of 700 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, American
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1920 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202-5616
+1 480-820-0237
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Omaha, Nebraska
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119 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We went on a Friday night during Happy Hour and the place was packed! There was only a 30 minute wait and we got to sit outside. If you do sit outside, try to sit on the water side - it's a little prettier & cooler - but we were fine in the front as we had a 1 &... More 

Thank kidsareallgrown
Bozeman, Montana
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Slow service but average to good food and portions. Enjoyed the prickly pear margaritas!! Prices seemed a bit high...

Thank Julie V
Auburn, Alabama
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here back in the 80's and this restaurant had an above average reputation. Unfortunately that is no longer the case...at all. The overpriced margarita was served to me in a beer glass. The bottled Mexican beer was warm. They had the audacity to charge $1.30 for a side of pico de gallo and my $13 chicken chimi tasted... More 

Thank David P
Chandler, Arizona
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159 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have patronized this restaurant for decades. The offerings change over time. Again the menu has changed slightly and the decor has been changed. And the food is still great! The waitress worked extra hard to assure that we were satisfied with our orders and the orders were prepared rapidly.

Thank Jerry v
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135 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Grand Margarita. Great Mexican food. We had excellent service from Alex. Love the red sauce.

Thank Lance B
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

I have been eating at this location for the past 40 years and it is better than ever. They just went through a complete remodel and the decor is modern and inviting. The food is very tasty senoran style and beautifully prepared. The manager is very attentive and it shows in all aspects of the operation. Ruben was are waiter... More 

Thank Dan B
North Richland Hills, Texas
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44 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were back in the Phoenix area where we spent the first 3 yrs of our marriage 30 years ago. We frequented this Macayos location weekly. Talk about nostalgic! The atmosphere was still just as great as were the food and drinks. We were here early and sat in the Cantina area for our food and drinks.... More 

Thank Suzanne A
Chandler, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

My favorite Mexican food is here. Love the Monday Chimi lunch special. Reasonable prices, good service, 2 patios, and views of the water.

Thank C R
Cheverly, Maryland
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

We were a large group and the service was excellent. The food arrived hot and in a fair amount of time. The food seemed authentic and very tasty. The only disappointment was the dessert it was very doughy and a little greasy, the fried ice cream may have been better.

Thank Drlaura229
Riverside, California
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230 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

While visiting Phoenix my wife was craving Fajitas we invited a few local friends and recommended this place Really nice ambiance. It has a nice deck facing the lake, but you may want to eat outside at night, heat of Phoenix is brutal. 110f when we're there Service is good. We were seated promptly. And we were a group of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1920 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202-5616
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 480-820-0237
Welcome to Macayo's Mesa, located at Baseline and Dobson! We're one of many Macayo's family owned and locally operated restaurants. We celebrate Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm with $3 off appetizers and $3 drink specials. When You're Hungry for Tradition! Hours: Mon-Sun 11:00am - 10:00pm

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