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“New Owners” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of X-Tapa Joe's Mexican Food - CLOSED

X-Tapa Joe's Mexican Food
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: Welcome to X-Tapa Joe's. Located in beautiful North Scottsdale desert line, X-Tapa Joe's serves the finest Mexican foods in the area. At X-Tapa Joe's, every dish is created using only the freshest, finest ingredients. We serve the best quality meats, seafood, and freshest vegetables. Our world famous Cadillac Margaritas are made from Patron Silver tequila. Our menu and attention to detail create a truly enjoyable dinning experience for families and couples alike.Come join us for lunch, dinner, a light snack, or a Margarita at our spacious patios or our fine dinning room. You are always welcome here at X-Tapa Joe's where the serves is friendly and the ambiance inviting.
Central Arizona, Arizona
Level Contributor
43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“New Owners”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 16, 2013

This is the first time we have been there since it reopened under new ownership.
The staff is very friendly. The food is of good quality and the prices are low. The Happy Hour charges for drinks are quite low.
The service was slow, but that should improve with time.
Overall, I am glad that they reopened and will likely return.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank DesertRat99
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XTapaJoe, Owner at X-Tapa Joe's Mexican Food, responded to this review, December 19, 2013
Hi Arthurs480- Thanks for coming in and trying us out again after the re-opening. We appreciate you taking the time to tell everyone about us as well. Hope to see you again soon!

- The X-Tapa Joe's Team
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19 reviews from our community

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English first
Scottsdale, Arizona
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“week day lunch- loud”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

Weekday lunch. 11:30. So much noise from the kitchen. Staff laughing and talking. Very loud. Food was so so. Waitress was okay. Bus table girl was very helpful. Probably would not return. They need to get the staff under control.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank pizzalover435
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Comrun T, Owner at X-Tapa Joe's Mexican Food, responded to this review, November 5, 2013
Pizzalover435- We appreciate you dining with us and leaving an honest review of your experience. This review will be passed along to our staff as well for continuing improvements. We hope you give us another shot soon, feel free to call to speak further about your visit. (480) 513-9000

Thanks again,

Comrun T.
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Marvelous patio lunch”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

I purchased a Groupon discount coupon to go here while I was visiting Scottsdale with friends. They no longer participate with Groupon but I would go back. We sat on the patio and I was able to 'work on my tan' but shade was available. The food and service were both excellant. Location easy to find for out of towners.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 4 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
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2 Thank rogten
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Comrun T, Owner at X-Tapa Joe's Mexican Food, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Hello Rogten- Thank you for visiting us last month, we are glad we could help you tan while you ate! Please come see us soon and be sure to take advantage of happy hour everyday from 3pm-6pm!

See you soon,

Comrun T.
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Carefree, Arizona
Level Contributor
111 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“It Has New Ownership.....But They Lost Our Dinners!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

This restaurant apparently had been closed for several months, so we decided to try it last week when they re-opened under new ownership and management. Maybe we should have waited a few weeks. We were there before 5 p.m. on a Saturday night and were pleasantly greeted and seated. We got our water and chips and salsa, and proceeded to order our dinners--fish tacos and fajitas. We waited, and then we waited. Our server said our meals would be right out, so we waited longer. We asked another server to check, but got no response. Finally, we asked one of the new owners when our meal would be coming. He checked, and told us they had lost our dinners!

We can say this: the chips and salsa were quite good, the servers were not well trained, and the kitchen apparently has no clue what it is doing. Many people came in after we did, and none of them in our area were served their meals. The manager was very pleasant and apologetic, but it was too late. We went up Scottsdale Road and had an excellent meal at Hacienda's Mexican Grill .

  • Visited August 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank AJandMR
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Comrun T, Owner at X-Tapa Joe's Mexican Food, responded to this review, October 7, 2013
Hi AJandMR- We apologize for your experience a couple months ago, we were still working through our training processes, but have them down now. We hope you give us a second chance to experience some awesome food and drinks!

Sincerely,

Comrun T. - Owner
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arizona
Level Contributor
67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Can't figure out what "upscale" in the name refers to”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 14, 2013

The sign on the door states that it is "upscale Mexican Food". As far as I could tell, the only upscale thing about this restaurant was the locatioin. We were there for lunch and the service was pretty poor. The food, average. The best item was the green sauce onthe enchiladas. It was pretty good. I do not plan on returning.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
Helpful?
Thank kataz
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