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    Excellent!
    I ordered the chicken pizza and the burrito with rice and beans. Ended the night with fried ice cream and it was all so delicious! Great experience, lovely server, definitely will come back!
    Jessica Wyman
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      Great food!
      Every time we come here the food is amazing! The shredded chicken nachos are enormous, the pollo con queso is out of this world! This is a fave spot and we will be back!
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      Leigh Deke
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        Very impressed
        I frequently dine at Ajo Als. The service from our waiter was exceptional. The only thing I would request is that they start giving you the small plates for your chips like they used to. Now we have to request them.
        Lisa Klink
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          ❤️ AJO ALS
          Best Mexican food and friendly service.... love there chips n salsa, chicken enchilada, taco salad, tacos and there yummy chili con queso dip....wish they would build an AJO ALS in Surprise non of the Mexican restaurants can compare.... please come to Surprise
          Lisa Klink
          Lisa Klink
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            Love Their Food
            I love AJO ALS great food love the salsa and chips, chicken enchilada and chicken salad best Mexican food....I’m hoping one day AJO ALS will come to Surprise, Az
            Lynda Hilton
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              Always an awesome experience.
              We've been coming to Ajo Al's (90th & Via Linda) since they first opened in 1986 (we were in the area house hunting). Bought the house and have been loyal customers ever since!
              Joshua King
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                Service was lackluster
                So let me start by saying I’ve work omg restaurant and retail management for my entire career, and we’re the people I interacted with employed by me I would likely be having a discussion with them. It started right when I walked in the door, the hostess made eye contact with me but did not acknowledge me until I spoke indicating the number of people in my party; no hello, hi, how’s it going, that and she didn’t even feign a smile. So it started off poor but I’m going to give the rest of the experience the benefit of the doubt. My server comes to the table, doesn’t introduce herself so I couldn’t tell you her name but she was an Asian young lady working in the Bar area. She takes my drink order and I order and appetizer. While we’re waiting we are brought chips, which I demolished, because I mean who doesn’t love chips and salsa. Our appetizer arrived (queso chili dip) she drops it off and RUNS I attempted to ask for more chips in order to eat the dip but I didn’t even get the chance. Admittedly by this time I’m becoming frustrated. Someone does eventually bring us chips but now I’ve been waiting to order because my server ran off after dropping my App without even a word. She does eventually come back and I am able to order. She comes back and asks if we need boxes, which we did, she drops them off and again RUN. So I have a box but didn’t get the chance to say I was ready for a check or order dessert. Now my stuff is boxed up and I’m waiting... and waiting... and waiting. I waiting five minutes after boxing my stuff for her to end her conversations with (what I am assuming are regular customer based on the interaction) at the bar before she came over to ask me if I wanted dessert or a check. The over reaching point of this story of my experience is I would have forgiven and not even noticed one of these situations maybe even two but the fact the my entire experienced was plagued with a lack of seeming care for the cutstomers in your establishment has turned me off to this location going forward. Though I usually frequent the Scottsdale location yours was close but going forward it looks like I’ll be making a bit of a drive to continue patronizing Ajo Als.
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                Christopher Reas
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                  Always consistently good!
                  Great dining experience...👍🏻. I look forward to returning every time I dine at Ajo Als at 16th Street! 😀
                  Helen Hilts
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                    Definitely coming back
                    Delicious food, kind, helpful service, great music- not too loud. Great place to work outside of usual rush times.
                    Lis Silverman
                    Lis Silverman
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                      Great and Consistent Food
                      We love coming to Ajo Als. It is affordable and delicious.
                      Bob Painter
                      Bob Painter
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                        Amazing Food
                        Enjoyed my first experience and most certainly will return. Quality of the food was amazing as was the service!
                        Eve Jakob
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                          #2 combo special
                          Sorry this was very poor; I was with a large group, our waitress was great and helpful, however the beef in the #2 special tasted like dog food and the chips were stale. Decor was great and atmosphere pleasant
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                          Jim Ulcickas
                          Jim Ulcickas
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                            Awesome
                            Love your food & service! I go to Bluewater which I also love but when I am in the mood for Huevos or fajitas nobody does it better!!!
                            Carla Goodyear
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                              Fantastic, authentic homemade food
                              Fantastic margaritas, authentic fried tacos, the white jalapeño sauce is the best I've had and the combo fajitas can't be beat!! The staff is friendly and the homemade chips and salsa are an addiction. Run, don't walk to try this restaurant. I ate at the Scottsdale and Shea location. Yummy, yummy, yummy!!!
                              Cheryl R
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                                Cold and soggy food and manager locked in his office
                                I ordered a soft chicken taco and the chicken meat was refrigerator cold! The water/chip server took my plate back to the kitchen and asked them to do it correctly. Then my companion ordered the taco/enchilada platter. When he went to eat the taco, it was soggy and fell completely apart. The cooks had set his taco on the plate right on the enchilada sauce. The server offered to replace it, but at that time we were completely frustrated. Not the first time we have had a bad experience at this location, so I doubt that I will be visiting there anytime soon.

                                OH! We asked to talk with the manager, but were told he was "on an important call" behind a locked door. It was after 5 pm, so I can't imagine it being business-related. We waited 15-20 minutes before giving up and leaving.

                                On a personal note, I prefer to visit local and/or family owned businesses over a corporate owned franchise. However, corporate businesses seem to excel more in the area of consistency.

                                I hope you are able to assess this location and improve it. I really do love your restaurant, but right now I would only visit the ones on Via Linda or 16th Street. I know what I will experience when I go to those locations.
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                                Dora Rodriguez
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                                  ❤️
                                  Great place to eat. Clean and friendly. Food is awesome. Try pizza.
                                  Sara Ain
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                                    $2 Tequila Shooters at Happy Hour!
                                    Get there before 6 pm and enjoy $2 tequila shooters!
                                    Awesome Pollo fundito and terrific fajitas. Can’t beat the location! 😊
                                    Susie Bridges
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                                      Consistently Delicious!
                                      We thoroughly enjoy our experience AND tasty food each time we visit. There are many restaurants closer to our home, but the journey to Ajo Al's is a slam dunk. Every. Single. Time.
                                      Love it!
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                                          Norma Carrell
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                                            Most beautiful Mexican restaurant in Phoenix
                                            I’ve been coming here for over 10 years!!! Great food wonderful service and amazing location. Thank you Ajo Als.
                                            W B
                                            W B
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                                              Wow.!!
                                              We’ve always have our own designated and favorite Mexican restaurant.. we found this on google for best loaded nachoss.. curious we tried it out.. ended up ordering the combo plate (tamale, relleno and taco plate) and another specialties.. and WOW, it blew our favorite other Mexican restaurant away.. now we have 2 places to go.. service was impeccable .. we will be back !! Food was very good.. were impressed
                                              Greg Coulter
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                                                Awesome
                                                One of my favorite spots. Great food and friendly service.
                                                Beata Soderberg
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                                                  Great experience
                                                  The service was great and the food too! I appreciated that we could change some dishes to our own pleasure. I am definitely going back!
                                                  Scott Heubach
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                                                    Great Food
                                                    Food is great. Service is wonderful. Great experience! I recommend this place all the time!
                                                    Debbie Lindsay
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                                                      Experience
                                                      We always have great service, the food is fabulous. Kevin takes great care of us, always remembers what our likes and dislikes are, very accommodating, I always ask for Kevin when we go in
                                                      Bradley Driver
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                                                        Dawn Schrum
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                                                          Wow! This was probably the best chimichanga that I have ever eaten! I ordered the machaca beef one and it was wonderful! The meat was smoked and tender and the green sauce I chose has the best flavor! Usually I'm not too excited about the rice and black bean sides but they were both delicious as well. Our little waitress was super sweet and attentive! We would make the 45 minute commute to visit Ajo Al's again!
                                                          Christopher R.
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                                                            Phenomenal dining experience that is also consistent time ana time again.  Great specials all the time.  Food preparation has that exceptional touch that makes it noteworthy.  My favorite place to take time snd enjoy. Service is consistent and super friendly!  Enjoy when you can and you will not be disappointed.  Yum!
                                                            Kate L.
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                                                              Fantastic Food!  Our family absolutely loves this place.  We had no idea that it was a family owned business until we met and talked to Danny the owner.  What a great guy Danny is!!  He is so kind and hands on with your dining experience.  We are planning a big party and found out they do catering too!!  Win win!!!!!  I highly recommend you try this place especially when visiting Arizona.  All of our friends always say 'hey when we get to Arizona can we go to Ajo Al's.  This is some of the best mexican food in the valley.  I highly recommend you try it.
                                                              Greg Sachse
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                                                                Best Mexican food in Phoenix and their hot salsa is pretty good too
                                                                Katie H.
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                                                                  I haven't been to this place in years and it was great! The service was so fast and friendly. We didn't have time for drinks however I hear they have a Cadillac margarita to die for!! They have a Great patio outside too.

                                                                  This is the best pollo fundido that I have had in years! Also, make sure to get the bean dip for an appetizer.

                                                                  I will definitely be back to try the drinks!
                                                                  Eric Young
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                                                                    Not really authentic Mexican, but they do a pretty good job. The service was really friendly and very helpful. The ambiance was your standard Mexican style restaurant. The portions were large and satisfying and I thoroughly enjoyed one of their signature margaritas.
                                                                    Regina Gaitan
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                                                                      Delicious Mexican food. Awsome service here, definitely recommend this to my family and friends.
                                                                      Armando R.
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                                                                        This place is great very clean and professional very family friendly I have 4 kids and sometimes they can be loud, at some places you eat at they give you looks especially the guest but not here, the food is really really good I'm Hispanic so I know good Mexican food and this place has what it takes to continue to make great food, I would recommend this place to anyone and will be a returning customer. Also the portions are big and not bad on price comes out hot and the tamales are really good as well. Thanks for your great customer service.
                                                                        Gina P.
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                                                                          Awesome Mexican Food!   I love the mushroom enchiladas with black beans and rice!!!  I've ordered other meals too and it's always delicious!!!  It is hands down one of the BEST places to go for Mexican Food in Phoenix!
                                                                          mcrchickenluvr
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                                                                            The food was absolutely delicious. I had the pollo con queso. Only issue, if you want to call it that, us that I couldn't eat it all. I ended bringing a little more than half of my food home. The margherita was a little strong on the triple sec. But it tasted pretty good. And the service was really good too. Mom and I got our food fairly quick which was a surprise considering how busy they were.
                                                                            Marc Chatow
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                                                                              Awesome Service & food! I got the Chicken Fajitas & I loved how it comes to the table totally sizzling!! It was a huge mountain of food, easily can feed 2 people.
                                                                              TheresaD0906
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                                                                                Dinner at Ajo Al's
                                                                                We went for happy hour and dinner. Margaritas were reasonably priced and we had a good cheese crisp and then ordered our dinners. Good portions and tasty food with good service.
                                                                                Lynda R.
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                                                                                  Love their friendly servers and great food. The plates are large and the menu contains traditional fare and some new takes on old favorites.
                                                                                  Carrie Frazer
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                                                                                    Enjoying the mini chicken chimichangas as my free birthday entrée is wonderful!
                                                                                    steve vrabel
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                                                                                      Prices fair, service very good, food tasty and fresh
                                                                                      Amie K
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                                                                                        Service was great, food was good
                                                                                        Kelly Zimmerman
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                                                                                          Friendly staff and delicious food!!!
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                                                                                            St. Patty's Day at Ajo Als
                                                                                            About 25 years ago, my IRISH / MEXICAN family decided to start a tradition of having our Annual St. Patrick's Day family get together at Ajo Als. We reserve space on the patio and decorate it all in "GREEN". We have always received the BEST service - - and the food, of course, is AMAZING always! Just wanted to say thank you for allowing our ever growing "wacky bunch" a place to celebrate the IRISH side of our family in a MEXICAN food restaurant...... YES, we spend Cinco de Mayo at an IRISH pub! This way we get to beat the crowds on both holidays! xo
                                                                                            Craig C.
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                                                                                              Love this restaurant! We eat here all the time. The Pollo Con Queso is the bomb and the service is always good! Highly recommend it!
                                                                                              Jared Estes
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                                                                                                I got the fajitas lunch special, and it was delicious! the service was great also. I will be revisiting for more delicious food!
                                                                                                John Labuchi
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                                                                                                  best food ever. still my favorite Mexican food
                                                                                                  Ben Perry
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                                                                                                    One of the better restaurants in the valley. Always good and always fresh. They do doordash, ubereats, and I think postmates. My favorite is the Pollo con Queso. Spicy and lots of chicken. Tried the Carne Asada tacos last night, amazing! The beef was so tender.
                                                                                                    2019/02/07
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                                                                                                    Manager Hi Ben thank you so much for your regular business and the awesome feedback. Yes, we do postmates and grubhub as well for our delivery service. Make sure to sign up for our email list @ www.ajoals.com. We send out free apps, desserts, and other specials every month!
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                                                                                                      GOOD FOOD, GREAT SERVICE
                                                                                                      Asked for a quiet location due to a hearing issue - quickly accommodated. Food and service were great, good value. Liked it so much came back the second night!
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                                                                                                      Ajo Al's Mexican Cafe

                                                                                                      Ajo Al's Mexican Cafe


                                                                                                       5101 N 16th Street,
                                                                                                      Phoenix, Arizona 85016
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