We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Macayo's Mexican Kitchen

#83 of 743 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1920 S Dobson Rd, Mesa, AZ 85202-5616
+1 480-820-0237
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Showing 110: English reviews
Riverside, California
Level Contributor
209 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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 

1 Thank ericucho n
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went there for dinner with my wife and a friend, our waitress Christina was great making sure our drinks were full and food was on time. The manager Jose came by twice to check on us. This is a great place for the money and the service. A must eat in Mesa

1 Thank easyrider1256
Level Contributor
92 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I attended two tequila dinners one on June 28,2016 hosted by Jose Cuervo one on July 26 ,2016 hosted by Azunia. Both nights there was a cocktail Which was a margarita chips and salsa that you help yourself to ,the margarita was served. The menu on June 28 was Chiles Envuelto which was bacon wrapped yellow hot peppers stuffed with... More 

Thank Phoenixreviewer
Level Contributor
103 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was noon on a Saturday and the place was packed, and well it should be serving such delicious Mexican food. Wife and I celebrated by ordering fajitas -- chicken for her and shrimp for me. It is easy to be prejudiced in favor of fajitas, as they are served smoking hot, very attractive. In our case, the eye appeal... More 

1 Thank PadreArizona
Mesa, Arizona
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

1st of all we were seated with the old A/C swamp cooler & fan blowing right at us, uncomfortable & made our food cold in a few min. Asked the waitress if they could at least turn the fan off, she acted like she didn't care. We ordered a appetizer after eating it, she never cleared away any dirty plates... More 

Thank jmpenn24
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Delicious Mexican food and great service. We ate indoors due to heat and there was a wait. The only issue I had was I wanted to buy drinks for the group while we waited and the bar was upstairs and it was difficult for me to get up there and then carry down drinks myself. Other than that, absolutely perfect!

1 Thank Becky K
Yuma, Arizona
Level Contributor
38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

We had lunch here. The food was very good, service was also very good. Place is clean and provide a good value for you dollar.

1 Thank Linden J
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

With the plethora of Mexican food restaurants available in the great Phoenix area, you'd think restaurants would make more of an effort to stand out in some way (related to their food and service). We had a reservation for 5 and were seated, after a bit of a wait, on the patio overlooking the lake. The misters were in full... More 

Thank M H
Mesa, Arizona
Level Contributor
60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I'm not sure what's happened at this location but it's less than average as of lately. The patio misting system caused 2-3 tables to be unusable to the point they had to turn them off. The person that brought chips stated they were very busy "so please be patient". The server finally came up and told us how busy he... More 

Thank rhine1784
Salt Lake City
Level Contributor
82 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2016

Excellent fajitas (both shrimp and skirt steak). Chips were a little oily. Salsa was okay. Patio was enjoyable, but overall the place had a bit of a high-volume, kitschy feel to it. Server, Reuben, was great, and anxious to make everything right. Would I go there again? ..Yes, though it's not a place that would keep me from searching around... More 

Thank Chris027027

Travelers who viewed Macayo's Mexican Kitchen also viewed

Mesa, Central Arizona
Mesa, Central Arizona

Been to Macayo's Mexican Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
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

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Macayo's Mexican Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?