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Macayo Mexican Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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11107 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5272
+1 480-596-1181
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

We have been dining at this location for as long as it has been there. In the last year or two they have 'updated' the decor, not nearly as charming as it was before. But more than that, they revamped the menu. Old favorites are gone, replaced by items which have no appeal to us. Our last visit the only... More 

Thank MaryScottsdale
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2016

Came here for happy hour and the prices were reasonable for happy hour. The margarita hit the spot and it was your standard margarita. They quickly set you up with chips and salsa which was a nice plus too. The menu is typical mexican fare and the kitchen delivered on this, guac was fine. Chimichangas were decent. Nothing wrong with... More 

Thank LouieRocco
Los Angeles, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

This a really nice Mexican restaurant! Food is great for a reasonable price this place is great for family Dinner or a have a good time with friends. I recommend the crispy tacos or the sampler plate it has different choices of treats.

Thank xzc7988
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed one of the most memorable lunches with a good friend and tried the new garden fresh organic margaritas. What a fabulous treat, flavorful, distinct flavors that felt cleansing with the absences of all the sugar normally in a margarita. We got the one with seasonal fruit, cucumber, and cilantro, suggested to us by our server. Could not have been... More 

Thank KaeRaeZ
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2016

In Arizona, every family will tell you about "their" Mexican food restaurant. This one has been ours for over 20 years. Though management and the menu have changed a few times, I can always count on their Tortilla Soup to be the best. I great place to come for happy hour and Taco Tuesday, just make sure to sit in... More 

Thank Hjk1648
Steyr, Austria
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147 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2016

I wonder what happened. Growing up Macayo's was the go-to place. Fresh, large portions, great service. It was a no-brainer when my wife and I needed to decide where to go locally for Mexican. No desire to go back. Service was spotty and food mediocre. Felt as if server was annoyed that we stopped by.

Thank Yodeler
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2016

I really enjoyed my time at Macayos. I especially liked the green corn tamale with creamy baja sauce. Impressed by how friendly and helpful the front desk staff were. Nice atmosphere, great food and service.

Thank Michelle W
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was recommended to us by an employee at a hotel we were staying at. We were seated right away and our waiter and manager were very nice. The food and the jalapeno margaritas were awesome and we didn't have to wait very long for our food. We were very happy for the recommendation, as our visit there was... More 

Thank Montananumber1
Las Vegas, Nevada
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106 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Had lunch here and was very pleasantly surprised at both the price and taste. Both the salsa and chips were just right. Not too salty, not too spicy. We had the guacamole appetizer and Shrimp fajitas and chicken poblano. Food service and price were all excellent. This is now our favorite Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale.

Thank Dave W
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126 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Close to work, stopped in with my mom for Happy Hour last Friday. It was not terribly busy in the restaurant, but the server was incredibly friendly and kind. Was disappointed how the beers were 3/4 full when delivered right from the bar...? Had the fish tacos--delicious--and the sauce was incredible with a bit of heat. My mom had the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $20
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Kids, Dining on a budget, 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: 11107 N Scottsdale Rd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5272
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-596-1181
Located at Scottsdale Rd & Shea Blvd, we're one of the 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?