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Macayo's Depot Cantina

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
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300 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2875
+1 480-966-6677
10:00 - 00:00
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Tempe, Arizona
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42 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is my go-to place for classic American-Mexican food. The service is fast and the quality of the food is reliable. This is one of our favorite places for a work lunch. There is plentiful seating, so there is rarely a wait. GREAT lunch specials. Lots of choices!

Thank 204nancys
Fountain Valley, California
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42 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Can I begin to say how delicious everything is here? The Baja sauce is an amazing addition to the tacos. The black beans are perfect - not too soft, with a taste of smoky heat. The guacamole is cool and smooth, not spicy. The perfect complement to a meal. The menu is full of great choices.

Thank tammycameron
Nelson, Canada
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We went here because a couple of people who live in Tempe recommended it. The food had no flavour, atmosphere was fair, service ok. Prices were high for you got. I would definitely not go back.

Thank Shayroni
Sun City West, Arizona
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123 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

The food was so so, nothing great, and the service was horrible. Lots of other great restaurants in Tempe.... no need to eat at this one.

Thank Freddy62
Buena Park, California
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256 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 February 2017

A large group of us booked the private room for dinner, where we were seated at a group of tables. The male server was fine, but the female server acted as if she would rather be anywhere but serving us. For instance, she did not seem to know which table had which orders and kept asking our table if this... More 

Thank Matthew J
Rock Island, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

Snowbirding in Arizona & this restaurant meeting was arranged by a family local. Food was excellent! Service was very good & waiter was very helpful with answering questions. I had the Chicken Enchilada combo plate & a frozen margarita. Very tasty. Price$$ Excellent authentic Mexican selections & American items offered too. Margarita's of course & a good beer selection too.... More 

Thank Pat D
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28 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017 via mobile

I visit this place each time I travel to Phoenix, they have awesome salsa and the chicken Paleo is super good. I will keep coming here. Also the outdoor cantina is pretty cool.

Thank Jeff W
New Orleans, Louisiana
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122 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

This restaurant was nearby and on an impulse we ate dinner there. We felt like Mexican and margaritas and this looked liked the place to go. The dining room was full of children so we opted for the bar area (lots of tables). I got the chicken fajitas. Nothing to write home about. Chicken was on the dry side and... More 

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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Stopped by based on Trip Advisor reviews and was not disappointed. Great service, tasty food, and good price. I had the enchilada sampler and my wife had the Baja Burro - both outstanding. We enjoyed it so much that we are going back before leaving Phoenix.

Thank Robert W
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Tonight we went to Macayos in Tempe. I had read the reviews and thought I had to try this place. I wasn't disappointed. The food was fresh, well presented and very tasty. Our server,Gina was the Best!!!! She took care of us always with a smile and friendly teasing. There were 5of us and all food came at the same... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$20
Mexican, Southwestern, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 S Ash Ave, Tempe, AZ 85281-2875
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Tempe
  • Phone Number: +1 480-966-6677
Home of the $3 Dos XX! Located off Mill Ave, at 3rd St and Ash Ave in Tempe, we're one of many Macayo's family owned and locally operated restaurants.
We celebrate Happy Hour Mon-Fri from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm with $3 off appetizers and $3 drink specials. When You're Hungry for Tradition! Hours: Daily 10:00am - midnight

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?