The Spotted Donkey Cantina

Voted Best Mexican Restaurant in the Greater Phoenix Area

The Spotted Donkey Cantina at el Pedregal is quickly earning a reputation as the place for Mexican cuisine in North Scottsdale. And with a tequila list boasting dozens of varieties (including our exclusive Herradura double-barrel Reposado Tequila), an innovative menu, and a large outdoor patio with scenic desert vistas, it’s really no surprise.

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Lunch & Dinner

Sunday- Thursday: 11:30am to 9pm 
Friday- Saturday: 11:30am to 9:30pm

Excite your taste buds with the flavor of Mexico with the energetic atmosphere and beautiful views from the patio! Enjoy beef tacos, chimichangas, enchiladas, nachos and much more. 

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Sunday- Thursday: 11:30am to 9pm 
Friday- Saturday: 11:30am to 9:30pm

Spoil yourself with a selection of decadent desserts. Why not try the famous 11 layer chocolate cake, fried ice cream, fried banana wraps, or sopapillas?

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Our longtime Executive Chef, Esteban Colon, takes pride in cooking with only the finest and freshest ingredients. His guacamole, salsas and unique Mexican sauces are made from scratch daily.

Adding to an already adventurous lineup, Chef Colon is always on the lookout for new and exciting dishes like the Pollo en Mole Poblano (an oven-roasted chicken breast served with roasted plantains, Spanish rice and his own signature mole sauce), or the Chimayo Chile Filete de Puerco (roasted pork tenderloin served with green chili “mac and cheese” and a bourbon-ancho chili sauce).

More Dining Options

Palo Verde

The dining experience at the Palo Verde is simple, sophisticated and comforting, and offers breathtaking views of the Sonoran Desert overlooking the 6th fairway of the award-winning South Course and the charming Duck Pond.

The Grill Restaurant & Bar

Casual yet elegant with a menu featuring  a wide variety of American cuisine, The Grill features an exhibition kitchen, fireplace, and beautiful patio seating with grand views of the lush 18th hole fairways.

Discovery Lounge

Comfortable furnishings and a well-stocked bar and humidor await you at the Discovery Lounge.  Enjoy spirits and stogies by one of our outdoor fireplaces as you revel in breathtaking resort views and an atmospheric waterfall.