Our Newest Restaurant, Scottsdale, AZ

Sites, Sounds and Tastes of Mexico

The original El Encanto is a romantic Old-World Mission-style restaurant cradled in the heart of Cave Creek.  It has a picturesque pond setting, allowing diners to sit along the water, under a covered patio, and observe and mingle with the playful wildlife, including ducks, turtles, owls, and an amazing blue heron.

The menu is authentic handmade Mexican Cuisine, with specialties from regions all over Mexico, including daily fresh fish specials. All of the Mexican Cuisine at El Encanto is authentic and handmade, from the freshest ingredients, and is considered by many to be the best Mexican food in the Valley.

El Encanto recently opened its second restaurant in Desert Hills Arizona. The new restaurant has the same great food in a different setting. It also has the feel of Mexico with vibrant colors, tile scenes and wrought iron accents. There is plenty of outdoor dining next to a small creek, where guests sit next to a picturesque fireplace and enjoy their meals.

Both restaurants have uniquely designed indoor/outdoor Cantinas with views of the enchanting setting.  Intricate handcrafted details include a bar top made of swirlstone; inlaid Mexican tile; and handmade wrought iron wine racks and chairs designed by local artists.  El Encanto Dos also boasts a sports bar with 5 large plasma televisions.

The cantinas carry more than 40 different tequilas that can be sampled in flights, and a distinctive wine selection from Mexico, Spain, South America, California and Oregon. The Cantina Tapas menu offers a selection of smaller, more specialized items to the bar clientele.

The owners, Bill Nelson and his daughter Christine, have tried to create an authentic Mexican atmosphere in which to enjoy similarly authentic and in many cases unique to Arizona Mexican specialties. All accompanied by a knowledgeable welcoming staff eager to ensure each guests complete enjoyment.

"Please join us and surround your senses with Mexico!"


Phoenix's Best
Phoenix Magazine

Best Margarita
New Times 2001

Most Romantic
Good Morning Arizona

Best Place to
Pop the Question

New Times 2002

Best Mexican
Reader's Choice
North Valley Magazine 2006

#1 Choice for Mexican Food
Phoenix Magazine 2001

"Like a trip to Mexico
without the long drive"

Where to Eat from Chic to Unique, 2007

Top 12 Outdoor Eateries
Desert Living Magazine, 2004

Perfect Spot to Pop the Question
GoCityKids.com 2007

"As if you're in Mexico"
Arizona Morning, 2004

Top Business
Today's Arizona Woman, 2004

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