Macayo's Mexican Food - Superstition Springs

4.1
35 Reviews
$30 and under
Mexican
The Name You Know, The Food You Love Since 1946 “The interior of Macayo’s Superstition Springs has a more intimately vibrant look and feel than previous editions, but the menu and quality service our guests have come to expect remains the same,” said Nava Singam, of Valley-based KIND Hospitality. “Essentially, you should expect everything you remember about Macayo’s as a kid merged with everything you love in an environment as an adult.”

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 35 people are saying
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vipMikeM
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Pearl was amazing. We were never out of drinks, salsa, or chips. She is very polite and professional. We especially like having our own salsa. The food was great and we had a wonderful time catching up with friends. Thank you Pearl.

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DLA1
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience1

We have visited this restaurant 20+ times, usually 2-3 times a month. This is the only instance where the meal was unsatisfactory. The restaurant had flies in the dining room which, for the entire meal period, kept flying and landing in and around our table. The wait staff stated that they tried to keep them out, but with the front door open all the time, it was impossible. No air curtain at the front door or traps in the dining area. Not trying very hard. Secondly, finished the first drink (Diet Pepsi) halfway through the meal and wasn't asked for a refill until the dinner was well completed. And when the request was made, it was to fill my glass with iced tea. I had to remind the wait staff I had the Diet Pepsi.

The food was good, but the wait staff was oblivious to our fly and drink situation. Not much fun, and by the end, I was anxious to get out of there.

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TomH
Portland
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, great food! We eat here quite often. Great every time.

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vipMikeM
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time catching up with a friend. The atmosphere is quiet and calming. Perfect for important conversations. Our server (David) was attentive, polite, and very determined to make our experience as wonderful as possible. Matthew has such a dedicated staff and he personally is very invested in the overall success for Macayo’s. We would recommend this Macayo’s to anyone who wants to enjoy a good atmosphere, great food, and attentive professional staff. Well done!

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KevinL
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Same great place we’ve loved going to through the years, just a new closer location for us.

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MarkG
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience2

Incorrect entree. Server chose to comp entree rather than replace it. Birthday cake was delivered prior to arrival. Server was not aware. When requested, server brought the cake still in the box with no announcement. Cake plates were still wet from the dishwasher. Good food when finally served. Poor service and management.

-Mark G
Mesa AZ

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KimB
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Father’s Day Lunch . Was a great experience

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vipMikeM
Phoenix
16 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A big Thank you to Mathew and his amazing staff for a wonderful experience! We haven’t been to Macayo’s for years but it is now our new favorite Mexican restaurant. Pearl was a wonderful server. Very attentive, friendly, and professional.

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vipGemmaD
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall2food4service3ambience3

They need to hire more servers!! While our server was pleasant and tried her best, we could tell she was overwhelmed with too many tables and our wait to get things was quite long. This isn't the first time we have had this issue when dining at this Macayo's location.

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KarenG
Denver
6 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always get A LOT of food at a reasonable price. The best margaritas in the universe. Clean and staff was always busy keeping it that way

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vipMarie
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

We have been to this Macayo's on numerous occasions and the food had been consistent. This was not the case this time. We had a reservation through open table app and were seated about 20 minutes earlier than our reservation time. The host started to lead us toward a table in the back and then stopped and said oh see that tabe back there menus and silverware are on it and walked away.
The server came quickly but she had a very unpleasant demeanor, We ordered drinks and then 75 year special of an appetizer cheese crisp and the choice of five entrees. Chose a chimichanga with shredded beef with a Relleno sauce and a crispy burro with a cheese sauce. The chips and salsa came out with our drinks and the chips were stale.
Cheese crisp came out almost immediately and was delivered by plopping it down on the table with a couple of less than clean appetizer plates.
We ignored the plates and attitude and ate the cheese crisp and had to say was the better part of the meal.
Less than 8 minutes after the appetizer appeared the food came and was delivered by a different person and literally landed on the table like they couldn't get it to us fast enough or didn't care.
Our waitress made herself scarce. We watched her interact with other tables around us and she was pleasant, laughing with the other guests.
The food was so greasy was able to pick up the items and wring the grease out of them. We scrapped the meat out of it and ate that with the cheese crisp. I would have sent it back but could never catch the waitress. One time I did ask for refills for our near-empty drinks. She served drinks to three other tables and when I inquired about ours she says I didn't think you needed them right away your had drinks on the table.
I was past mad at this point & made a point of talking to the manager on duty. He apologized gave a lot of reasons why it was the way it was short staff, covid, etc. He did comp the meal but the damage was done won't be going back

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Booboo
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good food. Too noisy

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FeliciaY
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The manager and our waitress was amazing. We had a slight issue and they went above and beyond to make it right and the DIDNT need to at all. We went during a packed Mother’s Day weekend and the service was still amazing.

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mamaj
Phoenix
11 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed our dinner at Macayo's last week. Our server, Tanner was the BEST!!! He was always checking back at our table to see if we needed anything and kept us informed as to when our food was being brought out. On our next trip to Macayo's we are definetely going to request a table in Tanner's section. He was fantastic!!!

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Booboo
Phoenix
65 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

As usual, great food and margaritas. The downside is the noise level - too loud to enjoy the company. So will probably find another Mexican restaurant to eat.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place for Mexican fare. Consistent quality, friendly staff and clean environment. This is my favorite place for standard Mexican food done right. Good margaritas too.

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vipMarie
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was pretty good
The queso spinach dip came out Luke warm but I t took so long to come out decided not to send back to warm it up

Food in general took awhile to come out as they appeared to be short staff or under prepared for a full house

Overall food was good

Shrimp beef chicken fajitas were good love these and order frequently

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, pleasant service, prompt .

A little too loud for us.

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BrendaD
Phoenix
9 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fun place to meet up for lunch, and service and food was great. Glad I made a reservation because it soon filled up after we arrived. The host seemed fairly new, as she gave our waitress 5 tables at the same time. Not good for the server-she did her best to get the food out.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience5

As we were walking up towards the front door we were greeted by the rudest hostess I’ve ever met in my life. She quickly and rudely spouting out, where is your mask. Not so much as even a hello or welcome just where is your mask! Then rudely said we would not be seated if we did not have mass. She did not even give us a chance to let her know we had them and we were going to put them on.Now we were outside with no one around and a good 20 yards from the door when we she came out and so rudely told us this. We have masks and have every intention of wearing them. We always wear our masks and I’ve never had this problem. Then as we were walking to our seats her and the other hostess were overheard saying Snyder marks about us. This has been the worst overall service I’ve ever had. And I go out to eat five nights a week. I will never come to this place again!!!

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AnnetteC
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a fun time with friends celebrating National Margarita Day. Good food, large portions and refreshing beverages!

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JamieJ
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

My tres chili rellenos were delish and we enjoyed the margarita flights but my husbands chicken quesadilla was soaked in grease and was filled mostly with big chunks of onion.

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geraldb
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience3

New yrs eve.. food was on the cold side service in the bar was great service in resturant slow due to staffing.. hostess was on the rude side .. made reservation was not able to sit in bar. Should have you want bar or restaurant. Sat in the bar after dinner. Was not impressed on this visit. No manager came around to see how we are doing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Very poor service, we arrived 15 min early for our Open Table reservation and the hostess had no idea we had a reservation. She stated they had not checked the online reservations. She then informed me she would make a note we had made a reservation and gave me a pager to wait. We waited 20 min and then asked if our table was ready. We were told “everyone has a reservation and there are 4 parties in front of you” by a very rude, unpleasant gentleman. We waited an additional 10-15 min and informed the staff we were going elsewhere for dinner. Macayo’s apparently doesn’t monitor Open table reservations. We will not be returning to this location. We have always had excellent service when using Open Table, unfortunately this was a very poor experience.

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Notgood
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience1

The meat in the food was dry. The menu said the food would be smothered, but it was like a dry paste. There was a chemical smell to the rice, which the server said, “Somebody else said the same thing last week. I never eat the rice because I haven’t gotten used to the taste.” The retried beans were good.

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KathleenF
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff is great and friendly! Food is amazing!

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ShelleyE
Phoenix
10 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

It was ok not my favorite

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JohnB
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party of 4 had excellent entrees and service was great, only food item that was not perfect was the Chimichanga as I did not appeared to be fried But still tasted great.

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vipRachel
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So there were several families on line waiting to put their name in. I thought no worries bc I have a reservation. I told the manager that I had an open table and he told there was still a 45 min wait. But he was able to honor the reservation and get my party of four in right away. I appreciate him honoring our Open Table reservation. I know he was way stressed out and he handled things well. He’s a stickler on the idea of masks in the walkway areas so if you’re okay with that then this place is good for you. It’s silly to me bc the bar and some tables are like ten feet from the door and waiting area. And personally I feel enforcing these mandate of wearing multiple reusable dirty cloth masks is counterproductive to a forward moving healthy society. But the manager disagrees.

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Jaxx
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall1food3service3ambience4

Everything outside of the reservation that I placed with open table app was pretty good. However macayos didn't recognize the reservation from this app as they are not allowing that app to make reservations at this time, yet the app continues and finalizes reservations that are basically non existent

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vipJimW
Phoenix
15 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It's a Macayo's - there's no mistaking that. The building doesn't have the old school ambiance like some of the original Macayo's restaurants - more like an Applebees, but the food is 100% Macayo's - no issues there. The service was prompt and pleasant. you really can't go wrong going there when you need your Mexican food fix.

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vipAudraV
Phoenix
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Birthday dinner. Great service. Temperature is too hot.

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GinaC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service!!!! Good food!!!! Nice clean restaurant!!!

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CherylC
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were so happy Macayos opened a east Mesa location. The food as their usual excellent taste. We will visit them more often.

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KathleenF
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is very friendly and service is fast!
Will be a regular patron!

FAQs

Macayo's Mexican Food - Superstition Springs offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (480) 807-1846.

Macayo's Mexican Food - Superstition Springs is rated 4.1 stars by 35 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.