La Pinata Mexican Restaurant

La Pinata Mexican Restaurant

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Hours
Sun
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tue
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wed
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Thu
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Fri
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
Sat
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
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Ratings and reviews
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles

RATINGS
Food
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Atmosphere
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Details
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CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
features
Can a gluten free person get a good meal at this restaurant?
CUISINES
Mexican
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
FEATURES
Takeout, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Table Service
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles132 reviews
Excellent
86
Very good
26
Average
10
Poor
6
Terrible
4
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.

FloridaSunDevil
West Palm Beach786 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
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.
Written April 10, 2020
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Drew M
Littlefield3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 business
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.
Written February 6, 2020
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Mike S
Scottsdale14 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020 none
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.
Written March 28, 2020
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J L
3 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 none
I have been eating at La Pinata since I was 15. I am now 57. It was my family's go-to all those years. I loved them and I have tried many. When they moved, however, things changed. We asked the owner about it and she says they still use the same recipes, but it's different. The nachos were one of our favorites. We tried them twice and they just aren't the same. We came back several times but it's not as good. We found a new favorite after all these years, sadly. It's just not the same food. I miss the old La Pinata!
Written October 27, 2020
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Bowtie B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2021 none
I have loved this place in the past, but my last visit was a disappointment. Service was lackluster. Owners were there, spoke to them and they just did not care. This was bad, The house margarita very watered down, we did visit an hour before the closed, but everything was rushed and/ fried for a bit to long. Not the La Pinata, I know. I don't usually do reviews unless it is really good or bad. I hope I just was there on the wrong night but a $65 for 2 with food and 2 watered down house premade margaritas. Food that would not cut it at Filiberto, and Filiberto's has much better service. It will be a long time before I try again. I am heading to Gloria's from now on.
Written January 9, 2021
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Desert Rat
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 none
I ate at La Piñata many, many times when they were at their original location on 19th Avenue. Today was my first visit to the current location. Service could not have been better! It was exceptional. Sadly, the food was nothing like that at the original restaurant. The green chili, refried beans, rice, salsa, guacamole, even the chips, were bland. I rarely salt my food but added it to everything I ordered. I’m not one to post reviews, especially negative ones, but I have to ask: If these are the same owners and they claim the recipes are the same as the originals, why is the food so tasteless? It makes me so sad.
Written July 7, 2022
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Sue S
Phoenix261 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021 none
I love the green chili Mary Lou. A large cheese crisp filled with tender green chili and folded over. Served with sour cream. This is my favorite. The Mary Lou is not served at very many Mexican restaurants and is excellent here
Written March 18, 2021
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jyotsnadietrich
Phoenix113 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 couples
As always another fabulous dinner. You enter and exit to a very welcoming and gracious Jessica. After we were seated, we were welcomed my Leticia who was prompt and professional. Food as always is old school; fresh n fantastic. Drinks are divine. Hospitality is amazing. We love going to places that appreciate our hard earned money we choose to spend at their establishment.
Written June 28, 2023
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lbleich
Gig Harbor173 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2020 none
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.
Written March 1, 2020
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Christopher S
7 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 couples
We went to the old location many many times and always enjoyed our meals. 10 + years past and my wife and myself stopped in at the new location for lunch. The food was excellent, it reminded us of the old days. We talked to the owener and she was a doll. She took the time to converse with us and reminist about the old days. Not only was the food, the service GREAT, the atmosphere and decore was amazing. As far as my wife and me this is the BEST Mexican food in Arizona. We will always stop in when going downtown Phoenix.
Written June 5, 2023
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Ron T
Greenwich885 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 friends
Great food with a lot of taste on Taco Tuesday. We went to another slick Mexican in town picked by a friend that did not compare to Pinata.
Written June 3, 2023
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FarAway77789
1 contribution
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022 family
Wanted Tamales so bad!! The corn ones were a bit dry, and the meat ones were not tasty The chips n salsa were very good
Written December 3, 2022
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KJK85255
Scottsdale23 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 family
I’d love to give a more detailed review , however this place can’t be bothered to be open on Monday so 🤷‍♂️.. What kind of restaurant is not open 7 days a week? Pathetic
Written October 4, 2021
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Ken M
Wichita628 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 none
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.
Written December 31, 2019
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FarAway702423
Gilbert5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 couples
Highly recommend this restaurant for excellent food and service. One of my favorite places in the Phoenix area.
Written November 14, 2019
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