The Spotted Donkey is one of our favorite restaurants in North Scottsdale (Cave Creek). The staff is always friendly and attentive, if you go there in the fall during the Sunday wine and jazz concerts, it is a great place to sit and listen to good music, or relax after. My wife and I first found the “Donkey” when we moved to Phx 9 years ago; we have been hooked ever since. Some of our favorite meals are the calamari – you have to try this it is nothing like any calamari we have ever had. The pulled nachos are outstanding as well. If you are thinking the standard chips and “stuff” on top think again here. They are prepared with pulled pork and homemade Chilies sauces, layered on top of home made “huge” tostitos. Yet another one you just have to experience. If you are in the mood for a burger the burger is very food. To be honest we have never had a bad meal there, you will not be disappointed in what you order.
If you go there for drinks, the Margaritas are outstanding, as is the Road Runner if you have the need for a quick energy picks me up. When in season they have a one of kind tequila specially distilled for the Donkey. I am not a big tequila drinker at all but this compares to a fine brandy, a great after dinner sipping drink (ask for it with a fresh honey comb in it, you wont be disappointed)
The prices are what you would expect to pay at a North Scottsdale resort when on vacation. If you are looking for Chilies menu and pricing don’t go here. All in all my wife and I continue to go back the Donkey for the food, views, atmosphere, and great wait staff.
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