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Penasco's Restraurant

20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
+1 520-568-7362
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good30%
  • Average18%
  • Poor14%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“enchiladas” (7 reviews)
“shrimp” (3 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
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1 - 10 of 107 reviews

Reviewed 7 September 2017

My wife and I were out for dinner and this is one of the first places Kathy and I ate when we moved here just over a year ago and we have always enjoyed their food she had her usual combination with enchilada rice and...More

Thank Robert V
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for lunch. I like the location and atmosphere. I had the Chili Rellenos and my friend had an enchilada and Taco. The portions were good size and the food was good. The waiter got my friend's order wrong the...More

Thank tdkpadron
Reviewed 2 August 2017

The food at this restaurant is delicious and we try to go there at least once when we are visiting the town of Maricopa. The shrimp enchiladas with white sauce was excellent and their recipes are more of a true Sonoran Mexico style cooking. It's...More

Thank Patsy M
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

Big lava bowl full of meat and veggies. Served very hot! Recommend eating slowly to avoid El Mocajete's revenge. Been there several times. The nachos are very good. So are the burritos. Try the jalapeño cream sauce topping! Not too hot and very tasty.

Thank Jeff D
Reviewed 20 June 2017

This is fast and good service. True Mexican food. The waiter is very attentive. Very comfortable seating area.

Thank Rsabijon
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

VERY hot (temperature, not spicy) food. BEST taco I've ever had!!!! The chips and salsa were delicious ... although the chips were a little thin, they broke when scooping the salsa.

Thank Lynn C
Reviewed 17 May 2017

Good attentive staff. The food was somewhat like one would expect to find in Mexico City rather than the USA and the prices were a bit higher than average. We have tried this restaurant on two occasions now and ended up with upset stomach both...More

Thank asbachs3
Reviewed 16 May 2017

On Sunday we decided to take a drive and we ended up in Maricopa, AZ at Penasco's (Mexican) restaurant and we were very happy with the decision to stop. When we walked in there was no one in the place except a group of staff...More

Thank Chris W
Reviewed 9 April 2017

Had a quick lunch here on our last day in Arizona. It's family owned, and the service was great. They included complimentary fried ice cream when one of the salads lacked the expected zucchini.

Thank Robin T
Reviewed 26 March 2017 via mobile

Very attentive. Great food. Accommodating for my big family and very friendly. Overall great service.

Thank Cynthia M
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I previously worked for Penascos Mexican Restaurant back in April 2016. Exactly 2 months ago, I updated my address with the owner and manager so they knew where to send my W-2 to. I waited until February 3rd (since legally, businesses have until February 2nd to get your W-2 to you) and called them asking what was going on and when I would receive it. I was told by the very same manager I had spoken to about the address change that he had not sent it out yet and lost the paper that he wrote the address on. So, I provided him with it yet again. I was told that the very next morning my W-2 would be sent out. So, I wait until February 15th to receive it via mail and still nothing arrives. So today, I decided to call them once again to let them know that I have not received it and was told that they would send me it via email 3 hours ago. Of course, I did not receive the email. Just called to let the manager know this information and got nothing but attitude. I was told, "Well, you have until August to file them so I don't know what to tell you." The owner, Rose's daughter is the one that spoke to me like this. Rosalinda O'Hare - What your business is trying to do is illegal. I'm tired of being lied to and jerked around by you and your staff for trying to file my taxes like every other American. Not everyone has enough money to not worry about filing their taxes as soon as they can because most people (like me) have a family to support and bills to pay. My son is supposed to be born on February 25th. I HAVE PRIORITIES UNLIKE YOU, APPARENTLY. Legally, you were supposed to have my W-2 to me TWO DAYS AGO. I will be calling the IRS first thing tomorrow.
28 February 2017|
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Response from refugee1046 | Reviewed this property |
The first comment is copied from another site by another poster on YELP.. It shows how little the management takes care of ":business"
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern, Vegetarian Friendly
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
8:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20046 N John Wayne Highway, Maricopa, AZ
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Maricopa
  • Phone Number: +1 520-568-7362
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