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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
CUISINES
Mexican, Southwestern, Latin
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service, Television
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Reviewed April 10, 2020

I cannot say that this is the best Mexican restaurant in Phoenix (haven't been to them all) but it is the first one I will visit when in town which is not frequent enough. It is also the second one I will visit when I...have time. The cheese crisp appetizer is just hot and tasty. They don't typically have cheese crisps in Florida. I ordered my standard green chili burro enchilada style (in memory of an old friend) and a beef taco (crispy of course). Both were as good as I remembered. Too much to eat but I managed to have no leftovers. Service is always top notch and the prices are reasonable. I always order ala carte to leave room for the main order. I look forward to my next visit.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed March 28, 2020

We did -take out- Friday night. We picked up our dinner and took it home to Scottsdale. Without exception the chicken chimichanga was excellent. What a fantastic treat after eating store bought fast food for several weeks. The service was excellent, the food was prepared...and delivered in very sanitary containers. We drove from Scottsdale, but was delighted to do it. Highly recommend La Pinata.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

Went to this wonderful restaurant with some good friends and could not have been more delighted. The food was exquisite and fresh. There were six of us and we all tried something different and shared, but I have to tell you that the corn tamales...knocked my socks off...soooo good. Atmosphere is wonderful..not traditional Mexican; and the service is impeccable. Definitely a restaurant to try for a fair price.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed February 6, 2020 via mobile

I had the taco, tamale, and enchilada plate. It was delicious. Biggest tamale I’ve ever seen. Enchilada was good. Taco had shredded beef in it that was delicious. It’s a local place. Nothing fancy. Service was great. Restaurant was full while we were there but...the kitchen was fast. I highly recommend the queso. I’ll definitely eat there again next time I’m in Phoenix.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

Came here with a group to celebrate a birthday. We had a party of 10. We had to wait about 35 minutes to be seated but it was worth the wait. The house margarita was very good. I had the beef chimichanga. The portion was...huge but so good that I finished it all. Everyone’s food was equally good. Defiantly with a visit.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 14, 2019 via mobile

Highly recommend this restaurant for excellent food and service. One of my favorite places in the Phoenix area.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 14, 2019

My son and his wife who live in Phoenix just learned of this place and took me there when I visited from Utah. The prices are a bit steeper than our favorite places in Provo and Orem, Utah but the food was plentiful - we...took at least half of each of our dishes home! We got lots of warm chips and tasty (not too spicy) salsa before our meals came and they came out fairly quickly - we didn't wait long at all. The kids had coloring pages and crayons to keep them busy and a Cheese Crisp that they liked - cheese baked on a big tortilla. It was $7.50 - pricey for a simple tortilla with cheese. Our entrees were a Chile Relleno dinner ($13), Machaca con Huevos ($12), and a Chicken Enchilada, Green Corn Tamale and Beef Taco ($15). They were all steaming hot and we each enjoyed the taste of what we ordered. My tamale was especially delicious - I'd get that again for sure! I got double rice instead of beans. The rice was the heavy red sauce kind. It was ok. They all came with rice and beans and a little lettuce with tomatoes. I asked for green sauce on my chicken enchilada and it came out with red. The waiter told me their green sauce is red. That didn't make sense. It was good but I would have liked it with green tomatillo sauce like I requested. Red and green enchilada sauces taste different and I like green better. The waiter was very friendly and helpful. He kept our water filled and we got refills on chips. The ambiance is pleasant - you can sit outdoors or in. There are tables, booths and a bar. The entrance is at the back of the building and there seems to be enough parking there. It was fairly busy on a Saturday night but we were seated quickly and got our food quickly. I'm sure we will go to La Piñata again!More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019

This establishment is conveniently located in north downtown Phoenix, not too far from the bus stop. This is a good place to get some lunch and some drinks, but only if you have money: They charge 4 dollars just for flour chips and their Burritos...are all in the double-digit price range. The service and ambiance are good. I would recommend this place as a good choice for Mexican food cravers with some money in their wallets.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed May 19, 2019

This place knows what a real chimichanga is. IT WAS PERFECT. Lots of sour cream, guacamole, tomatoes, onions and cheese.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 8, 2019

On my last visit to La Piñata, we had Lilly as our waitress and she made the visit fantastic!! I have always been impressed with the food and service but Lilly went above and beyond. What stood out the most was her genuiness and it...made the visit so much better! I will always go there when a craving for Mexican food arises:)More

Date of visit: March 2019
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This restaurant has a good variety of Margarittas both frozen and on the rocks.
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