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“Great Mexican food at a reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Los Olivos

Los Olivos
Ranked #80 of 1,243 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern
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Restaurant details
Good for: Kids, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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1,005 reviews
489 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 606 helpful votes
“Great Mexican food at a reasonable price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2013

We were in Scottsdale for five days and ate at this family owned restaurant twice. They have been in business for more than fifty years. The restaurant features Sonoran style Mexican food and is a favorite of the locals. We talked to one couple next to us and they come here every Sunday night and have for many years. They have a $3.50 margarita happy hour until 7:00. We ordered an a la carte enchilada for $5.50 and it was very delicious. Another night we were not that hungry so we ordered their tortilla soup which was very good as well. This restaurant is always busy. The service is great even when the restaurant is almost full. It is a great place to go for delicious reasonably priced food. I know we will go back if we are in the area.

  • Visited May 2013
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Rockledge, Florida
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“True Mexican food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Everyone at our table loved the food. We were very impressed with the quantity of draught beers. We thought we were in Mexico. Will go back on our next trip to Scottsdale.

  • Visited May 2013
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Elizabeth, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

The only reason I found this place was because I did a search for Mexican restaurants with live entertainment. They have a trio mariachi group playing for a few hours in the evening which was lovely. The restaurant itself is so nice! It is so well decorated from the inside out. The staff were extremely friendly and offered great suggestions...the fajitas are their best dish and it was delicious! Our server was an older woman, Czarina which was the best! I can't wait to go back!

Visited May 2013
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St. Albert, Canada
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139 reviews
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“Cozy, older style setting, lots of food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

We had a party of six on a Monday night and called ahead for reservations although I don't think we really needed them.

There is a huge parking garage behind the restaurant plus some parking on one side.

We were warmly greeted once we entered and quickly seated. Decor is older Mexican, not modern fancy and for us that was part of the charm. Our server (didn't catch his name) was friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We were served complimentary tortilla chips with two salsas, both delicious.

When we received our orders, the plates were full and hot! Everybody enjoyed their meals, ranging from mini samplers and enchiladas to chimichangas and steak. Nobody had room for dessert but we would all go back so maybe next time we will!

  • Visited May 2013
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Boston MA
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65 reviews
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“Authentic Mexican right in old town Scottsdale”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stopped by for lunch based on the recommendation of our hotel shuttle driver at Hyatt Gainey Ranch. GREAT recommendation! The food was outstanding, super fresh and very inexpensive. My husband couldn't get over the $3 beers, since we were paying $12 for a glass of wine at the hotel!!! Very cool atmosphere, funky skylights and even a little terrace for eating outside! Totally yummy lunch!

  • Visited May 2013
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