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Ajo Al's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Central Scottsdale
Mexican, Southwestern
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6990 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5200
+1 480-998-1734
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Scottsdale, Arizona, United States
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226 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2017

Met family for a late lunch and had a great time. The service was very good, our waitress was very attentive but we were probably the only ones in the restaurant. We started with the bean and queso dips with flour tortillas which we all enjoyed. The flour tortillas are freshly cut and fried and delicious. A nice treat if... More 

Thank Denise M
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here during our visit to the area last week. We timed it with about 20 minutes left for the lunch specials. Service was good. Food came quickly. We ordered the burro con queso that the server recommended and was very pleased. We would eat here again.

Thank Celeste P
Scottsdale, Arizona
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I have eaten here a number times. The food is very consistent and the prices are reasonable. My favorites include any of the combination plates. the enchiladas, and chicken nachos.

Thank me96
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851 reviews
318 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 332 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

A nice and varied menu, with reasonable prices. Everyone seemed happy with their meals. I enjoyed my quesadilla. It was a large portion that I got two meals out of. Good guacamole too. Good service rounded out an enjoyable experience here.

Thank Deanne A
Chicago, Illinois
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67 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

While vacationing in Scottsdale multiple times my wife and I have have multiple hits and misses on Mexican cuisine. Finally we have struck gold. Ajo Al's isn't going to be #1 on trip adviser, but that's because it's a total local joint. First off, the drinks were made well. My wife asked for a margarita with a different tequila and... More 

Thank Cristian N
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214 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

Ate lunch there and I would have to say it is average at best. The chimi was not that great. Quesadillas were about the same. The chips, salsa and guacamole were pretty good. Service was excellent. Prices were in the average category.

Thank trn81
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

We stopped in for lunch. Tortilla chips were not greasy but neither the spicy nor mild salsa were great. The food came quickly. My first order was a black bean burrito enchilada style. It was so salty I couldn't eat it. Apart from salt there were no other distinguishing flavors. I sent it back to the kitchen. The whole pinto... More 

Thank MEB108
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2016

My favorite dish is their shredded beef burro enchilada style. Their portion size is perfect, the food is delicious and the atmosphere is very nice. Over the years, I have been to the one on Shea Blvd. in Scottsdale and on Bell Rd. in Peoria. Ajo Al's is my first choice for Mexican food in the Phoenix area.

Thank Barry C
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38 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2016 via mobile

This was the perfect place for dinner with friends. We all liked our food and the service was terrific. My food maybe could have used a little more spice but I understand the need to keep it mild, especially in Scottsdale. Restaurant appeared clean inside and out. Also, they left us a pitcher of water which is always nice!

Thank Jerri K
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110 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016

Mmmm! You can never have too many chips! We love to sit in the bar where the action is. I usually order the Pollo Fundido-always hot and extra cheesy. If you are a regular they anticipate your order and the service is fabulous. Always ensuring your chips and salsa are full to the brim.

Thank M2922DHkarenh

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6990 E Shea Blvd, Scottsdale, AZ 85254-5200
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Central Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Central Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-998-1734

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?