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El Encanto Mexican Patio Cafe

) #2 of 61 Restaurants in Cave Creek $$ - $$$ Mexican, , Spanish
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
+1 480-488-1752
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“el encanto” (32 reviews)
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Mexican, Southwestern, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
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Reviewed 2 days ago

As with anything conditions can vary depending on time of year and how busy the day, but on this day, was quite enjoyable and relaxing to have a window side seat by the water and enjoy a meal in relative peace while enjoying watching the...More

Thank northernk
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The moment you walk thru the gates you are transported to the sights, and more importantly, the smells of Mexico. The frozen margs are fantastic! The three salsas each exploded with flavor. And the cream cheese sauce on fundido is to die for! The wait...More

Thank Mark107
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The food is presented well, always done right and full of flavor..And the servers have been prompt and courteous each time we visited. There is a center courtyard with a pond with ducks and geese where you can either sit outside next to the pond...More

Thank lonewolfspirit1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere and the best Marqaritas . One-of my favorite Mexican restaurants, love the food too!!

Thank alohabap
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We live in Cavecreek and visit this restaurant often. Very good Mexican food. The service is good too. On one occasion the food came A little late, and the manager came over and apologized and gave us all of our meals for free.

Thank Jack M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been here repeatedly. The food is always deliscious and don't miss the Margaritas! They have 2 choices of portions which I love. My favorite is the chicken fundido with this "killer" garlic cream sauce. It is so yummy, I could drink it!! The...More

Thank jcm894
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great Mexican food. The outside water feature with ducks & turtles is really fun. Service is always fast & friendly. Our family loves El Encanto.

Thank GingerSnapAZ
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A big noisy place with good, but not memorable food. Very reasonably priced. Perfect for big families with little kids.

Thank RPK16
Reviewed 10 June 2017

Good Mexican dishes in an indoor/outdoor hacienda style setting. Ducks and geese in the pond. Shade & misters outside for hot weather.

Thank Dennis L
Reviewed 7 June 2017

Like most people we rate restaurants on at least three things: ambience, service and food. And for this one, ambience or atmosphere is on the top of the list. Lots of small areas, most surrounding the duck pond, create an unusual casual feeling of "being...More

Thank PMJC
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Pamela M
3 April 2016|
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Response from charthomas3 | Reviewed this property |
No dress code as far as I can tell we had just come from a hike in the desert. You might want to if its during normal busy times for lunch and dinner especially if you want to sit outside! Hope this helps, enjoy!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic, View, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6248 E Cave Creek Rd, Cave Creek, AZ 85331-8567
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Cave Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 480-488-1752
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