While staying at the nearby "Boulders" resort we walked over to the "Spotted Donkey." We were looking for some good Mexican food. The restaurant is in a great shopping area full of speciality and artsy type shops and boutiques. It is a great place to walk around. The restaurant is a kind of an Arizona-Mex place. I think they were shooting for Tex-Mex. The people were nice but not real attentive and the prices were high for a Scottsdale Mexican style restaurant.
I had the beef tacos. They came with real shredded beef but the chef must be following the more meat the better idea of cooking. I took half the meat out but there was too little other ingredients left for a good flavor. It was just a seasoned beef and slightly warmed corn tortilla taste. I left three fourths of my plate. My wife ordered a grilled chicken salad that was good but nothing special. They do charge you for the chips and salsa. Our light dinner ran over $40 with tip for something less than you would get at an El Torito.
Great waiters learn to watch for certain things and to always ask their customers if everything is okay. When you see customers leaving their dishes half eaten there is a problem. Hopefully we caught them on a bad day.. It happens. The shopping area made up for the lackluster dinner.
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