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“Ole Ole Happy Hour” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Frank & Lupe's Old Mexico

Frank & Lupe's Old Mexico
4121 N Marshall Way, Scottsdale, AZ 85251-3809 (Downtown Scottsdale)
480-990-9844
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Ranked #143 of 1,182 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Price range: $10 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
ottawa
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34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Ole Ole Happy Hour”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

Everytime we vacation in Arizona, Frank & Lupe's is a must! The little cantina out back is the best place to relax after a day of walking thru Olde Town Scottsdale. Stop in during Happy Hour and enjoy the 1/2 price apps and drink specials. The nachos are the best....layer after layer of Mexican goodness...not just a sprinkling of ingredients. Staff is friendly and the "mist sprayers" make this an ideal location.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
      Food
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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849 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 545 helpful votes
“Go somewhere else for Mexican food”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2013

We wanted to try different Mexican restaurants while we were in the Scottsdale area for 5 days. Each day we went to a different restaurant and this was one was on the bottom of the list. I would not recommend going to this restaurant for a variety of reasons. We went for lunch and the small restaurant was over half full. The servers were not organized and we had to wait about ten minutes before they cleared the tables for the three of us. I noticed she used a dirty looking old rag to clean all of the tables. Needless to say, I shuddered watching her. On the menu, it stated that the first basket of chips and salsa were free and then there would be a charge of I believe $2. The small saucer of salsa was not good so it was ok not to have any more. I ordered three ground beef enchiladas with beans and rice for $12.There was an additional charge of $2 if meat was added to the enchiladas. There was a choice of red or green sauce. My enchiladas tasted absolutely horrible. I would have much preferred to have gone to Taco Bell for better food and cheaper at that. My daughter ordered the poblano enchiladas which she said tasted ok. A pitcher of margaritas was $24. It was served in a plastic pitcher with cocktail glasses. The restroom is not located in the restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 1 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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NE
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great authentic Mexican food......”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

We have visited Frank & Lupe's restaurant both times we were in Scottsdale visiting from New England and have enjoyed the food very much but like the other reviews on here we were disappointed with the decor. It is a very old restaurant in need of some updating, but don't let the decor deter you from eating there because the food makes up for the atmosphere!

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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250 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
“Old Mexico in Old Town Could Use Something New”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2013

Went for lunch with a friend who needed a Mexican fix. Got the recommendation from a shopkeeper in Old Town Scottsdale while we were out and about. It was right down the block and as promised, a good value for lunch with very authentic Mexican fare. We both had the Combination Plate (tamale, rolled enchilada, taco, rice, beans, two sopaipillas and chili relleno).

The food was not bad but unfortunately also not great. It was very authentic Mexican in style and flavors, but was really pretty plain and could have used something more. Decent portions for a lunch. Presentation was a bit messy and could use some sprucing up to make it look more attractive on the plates. The house wine (Sauvingnon Blanc) was just average, but not great.

The decor could really use a refresh (we sat in the enclosed outdoor seating) at some cheesy looking picnic tables that needed a refurb. with a view of the parking lot. Service was OK, but nothing to write home about. Overall, I was just barely OK with this place for lunch and sorry I didn't try one of the other Mexican choices in Old Town today.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Globe, Arizona
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200 reviews
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“Very good Sunday Lunch!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

Went to Frank and Lupes with three others, and we're pleasantly surprised that we were able to get right in and place our order before it got too crowded. I had the three veracruz fish tacos and expected them to come with one fold to be eaten with my hands but they came rolled requiring a knife and fork. That didn't affect the taste, though. It was a true feast! Got two regular corn tortillas and one blue tortilla, all excellent. The fish was mild and tender. Surprisingly, the rice and beans accompanying the entre, which are usually an afterthought at most Mexican restaurants, were noteworthy and very good! My table mates enjoyed fajitas, flautas and a green chili burro. All were very happy with their fare, although the green chili burro (which was HUGE), was reported to probably be milder than expected. The service was excellent, except there wasn't refills of the chips basket. The salsa that came with the chips was also excellent. We will definitely go back.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Cheryal
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