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Don Rubens Mexican Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Mexican, Southwestern
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4323 W Cactus Rd, Ste 1, Glendale, AZ 85304-2340
+1 602-866-2900
06:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Fri 06:00 - 23:00
Sat 06:00 - 00:00
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Greenville, Wisconsin
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Service was great. Salsa options were good for all tastes. Cheese crisp as an appetizer out a whole new spin on cheese fries as well call them in Wisconsin. Salads were good as well and ranch dressing tastes homemade and with fresh cilantro or jalapeño

Thank hoppyswim
Glendale, Arizona
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have known the owners for over 40 years. Don Rubens was the first Mexican food I ate when I first moved to Arizona. I enjoyed the food and atmosphere so much that I kept coming back. In my opinion, Don Rubens Mexican food is the best I have eaten. In addition, the service is outstanding.

Thank Richard M
Glendale, Arizona
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is my wife's favorite Mexican food restaurant. The food selection is large and the staff has always been excellent.

Thank larrya851
phx az
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145 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been hearing about how good this place is finally made it in. Greeted promptly sat us quickly food was very good ,server right on top of things . great lunch topped of with fried ice cream!!!!

Thank rickmotors
Twin Cities
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Best Mexican Restaurant and food around bar none. I normally do not do reviews but this has to be said. Two couples with four different dishes ordered. Waiter Noe great. Food came out prompt and done to perfection. Very large portions and price was very reasonable.

Thank hjs6363
Robinson, Illinois
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Mexican food in Arizona. Love the Pollo Purro. The refried beans are amazing. Fast and courteous service. I have to eat here whenever I'm in Arizona!

Thank Carolyn P
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Best food in the neighborhood. Everything is good including the service and the attitudes. Its my go to spot when I'm hungry for good Mexican food

Thank James M
Sun City, Arizona
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37 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends told me about this place we decide to go. It is a wait do to how popular this place is. The Mexican food is great and the place is well decorated. Don't be in a hurry and enjoy the place.

Thank DJ C
Green Valley, Arizona
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This place is really busy and for a good reason. The Mexican food is the best in the area. The margaritas and cold Mexican beers are also a must when visiting this place. Friday from 4PM till late in the evening is very busy but is well worth the wait. I highly recommend Don Rubens...

Thank Tucsonsoxfan
Glendale, Arizona
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I have been to Don Rubens with family, friends and business associates. Each and every time the food is excellent, t5he service is good and the price is so reasonable. Like all great restaurants, Friday nights and special occasions will have you wait. Reservations can be made, but check with the restaurant as to the minimum size of the party... More 

Thank 46raphaelp

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Mexican, Southwestern
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 23:00
06:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4323 W Cactus Rd, Ste 1, Glendale, AZ 85304-2340
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Glendale
  • Phone Number: +1 602-866-2900

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?