El Encanto Restaurant

El Encanto


EST 1989

El Encanto Handmade Tamales!

Red Beef or Green Corn Tamales (vegetarian)

Sold Frozen or Steamed:   $22 for ½ dozen    |    $40 for dozen

Add red or green sauce: $3 ½ dozen, $6 full dozen

Call (480) 488-1752 now to order for your holiday table!

Our Hours

Cave Creek & Dos (Carefree Highway)
Wednesday-Sunday 11am – 9pm
Closed Mondays & Tuesdays

Fountain Hills
Temporarily closed.

All Hour of Operation adjustments are due to staffing issues. We are working very hard to staff fully and are very sorry for any inconvenience.

Reservation and Wait List Policies:

Because we have limited areas for waiting and want to make sure it’s easier for you to visit us, we are trying to serve you better and make you more comfortable by taking limited reservations and call ahead seating.

Call Ahead for Reservations OR Join the Waitlist on Day of Dining from the comfort of your home or vehicle. If we are on a wait, we will be happy to add you to the list and give you our estimated wait time.

If hanging out in the bar is your desire, please request seating in the bar and as with all special requests we will do our best to accommodate you.

We can’t wait to see you!!

El Encanto continues to follow the CDC Guidance in out efforts to keep you and our El Encanto Family Safe!

  • Employee Wellness checks
  • Unvaccinated staff wear masks
  • Enhanced Sanitary measures and handwashing
  • Handwashing sinks and sanitizer stations throughout restaurants
  • Regular sanitation of high contact areas
  • Social distancing encouraged with table placement and seating in bar areas
  • Curbside delivery

We appreciate your cooperation and patience as we do our best to manage our business as safely as possible.

Join Our Team

We are hiring for all positions, especially in our
Back of House operations: Line Cooks, Dishwashers.


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About Us

Sights, Sounds and Tastes of Mexico

The original El Encanto is a romantic Old-World Mission-style restaurant cradled in the heart of Cave Creek. Walk through the archway and you will feel as though you have been transported to Mexico. Each of the El Encanto restaurants have the feel of old Mexico and water features which create and warm and comforting atmosphere in which to enjoy our authentic handmade Mexican Cuisine.

About Us

El Encanto Restaurants
Tastes of Mexico

Tastes of


Mexican Cuisine


Mexican Cuisine

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.




Weddings, Corporate Events and Large Celebrations

Plan Your


Capture the moment in our enchanted garden settings overlooking waterfalls and picturesque ponds. El Encanto is the perfect spot for a romantic wedding, company party, or any celebration. Our parties are professionally hosted and fun for everyone who attends. Featuring our delicious Mexican food, a party at El Encanto is enhanced by linen tablecloths, colorful napkins, candlelight, and crystal water goblets. Make your next occasion a special one at El Encanto. For more information, please contact the Special Events Manager.

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Enchanted Settings

Enchanted Settings

El Encanto Uno, Dos, De La Fuente