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Ajo Al's Mexican Cafe

$$ - $$$
Central Scottsdale
Mexican, Southwestern
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9393 N 90th St Ste 122, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5042
+1 480-860-2611
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 11:00 - 22:00
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Temecula, California, United States
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Looking for Mexican food and not winning yet. Cali transplant just looking for authentic Mexican food. Way too much cheese involved here and the food is Mhhhh

Thank Debbie N
Scottsdale, Arizona
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58 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We used to frequent this restaurant often. It isn't as good as it used to be. More than quality fresh ingredients, it seems more like quantity. It tastes like everything is premade.

Thank 10130
Holden, Massachusetts
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Busy lunch stop with a good size menu. We split a Mexican pizza. It was delicious with a thin crust, guacamole, tomato and cheese. Ordered ours stuffed with chicken. The chicken was moist and tasty. The small was perfect for two! Served with a pitcher of ice water and chips with salsa. I thought of having a margarita but they... More 

Thank daxmurphy
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73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped by on a Monday - Happy hour all day long! Staff was very helpful and attentive. Food was delicious. Large portions. Be prepared to take some home.... Great location across from a shopping center. Easy access from the street. Adequate parking. Seemed like a popular spot. Would definitely return.

Thank Marty P
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38 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 7 April 2017

Food was almost cold, barely warm. The refried beans were more like bean soup and nasty! Everything was gooey. Don't know what was up with them that day so we just left without eating much. Staff was fine and service was average. I guess we came on an off day or, at least, I hope they don't always serve "cold... More 

Thank K A
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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323 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 150 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

They changed the menu. The new menu emphasizes refried beans and gooey cheese. Portions are big. The chips are from a bag. The salsa is OK - served in a jug. The place was crowded on a friday night but no wait to get in. The parking lot was full and had to park a block away. Margaritas come in... More 

Thank QQ1234
Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

We dine at Ajo Al's at least once weekly and the food is always consistently good. Nice atmosphere, friendly and accommodating servers. There is a small outdoor patio. The chips are served warm with endless refills and salsa is fresh and flavorful! Good menu offerings with even a few items for the non Mexican food diner. The chicken fajitas are... More 

1 Thank Taffpaws
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We go here every 6 weeks or so. I love the queso dip for a starter and my favorite item here is the chimichanga made with machaca beef. It is not a fancy place but good food and friendly service.

Thank Trey M
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76 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2016

Food was mediocre. Slightly pricey. Service was good. Decent atmosphere . Would not recommend. Average chips and sauza.

Thank Goldie78Phoenix
Scottsdale, Arizona
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

The best little Mexican restaurant in Scottsdale. Friendly staff and consistently good food. Endless chips & salsa served warm and crispy. Happy Hour all day long on Mondays. You won't be disappointed. Highly recommend!

Thank Taffpaws

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Mexican, Southwestern
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Television
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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: 9393 N 90th St Ste 122, Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5042
  • Location: United States  >  Arizona (AZ)  >  Central Arizona  >  Scottsdale>  > Central Scottsdale
  • Neighbourhood: Central Scottsdale
  • Phone Number: +1 480-860-2611

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