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“The best Mexican food ever!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Macayo Mexican Restaurant - CLOSED

Macayo Mexican Restaurant
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, American
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Located at W Thunderbird and 19th Ave, we're one of many Macayo's family owned and locally operated restaurants. Happy Hour: 3:30-6:30pm Mon-Fri with $3 off appetizers and $3 drink specials! Bar and patio only. Hours:Mon-Sun 11 am - 10 pm
Dixon, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“The best Mexican food ever!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have always loved this restaurant. Anytime we are in the area we eat here. The food and margaritas are the best, hands down beating any restaurant we have tried! The pork enchiladas with tomatilla sauce are a bite of heaven! We have never had a less than wonderful meal here and will continue to eat here each time we return to the area. We have eaten at all the other locations also, all or reliable, consistant in quality and value. 5 stars for this restaurant!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank 57travelwithme
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33 reviews from our community

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English first
Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great food and atmosphere!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 24, 2013

Went to Macayo's for lunch. They have a wide selection of lunch items at good prices. More importantly, it is quality food, not cheap stuff. We'll be going back!

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank 0ut4Fun
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Appleton, Wisconsin
Level Contributor
63 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Suddenly Spicy... Changes in Menu & Spice”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Macayo's has always been a reliable and tasty local place for lunch or dinner. We've brought out of town guests to this location for 11 yr and ate there often ourselves. But my visit last week was surprising, they've increased the spiciness of the food and lost their traditional taste! I mentioned to our waiter the new very spicy rice wasn't to my liking and I received no response. It would be great if they could offer "traditional Macayo's flavor/spiciness level" AND "our new spicier version" for the dishes and sides that have changed. And wait staff should be asking "have you been here before?" and if so warn of the patrons of the changes in flavor/spice. This is a frequent lunch spot for my friends to gather, but the spicy changes may mean we find something more neutral or flexible in spicy ("hot") flexibility!

    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank KarinWisc
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Dover, Delaware
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75 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Wonderful meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

Loved the atmosphere. Jumbo margaritas and great food. Would eat there again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend

Visited October 2012
Helpful?
Thank MarMarm
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Phoenix, Arizona
Level Contributor
109 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Pretty standard Mexican food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2012

This is an Americanized version of Mexican food. There is a good variety of standard Mexican fare, that is usually very good. The service is good and the Margaritas are very good. They have a Happy Hour in the lounge and bar that is very popular with the locals.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank bmb11
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