After I moved to Scottsdale, Arizona a few months ago, I was searching for a good Mexican restaurant.
I wasn’t having any luck until I stumbled upon Ajo Als right across the street from where I live!
Ajo Als has served the Phoenix area since 1985 and has 4 locations. They serve authentic Sonoran style dishes (not Tex Mex…which I had to stomach when I lived in Texas) and everything I’ve had so far is excellent.
After going a few times I then tried their Cream Chicken Enchiladas.
In a word…amazing!
I also had a Smoked Carnitas taco. The smoked meats at Ajo Als are really really good.
Chips were solid…not amazing but good. Nice, spicy salsa comes with it…very good.
I did not have any drinks or Margaritas yet so I’ll to report back when I do.
Here are a couple of reviews:
‘I’ve been to many Mexican restaurants around the valley and I just have to say, that Ajo Al’s is one of my very favorite places for Mexican food. The staff is very friendly and welcoming every time…’
‘If you haven’t stopped in and tried their smoked meat Mexican dishes, you are truly missing out. My favorite is the machaca chimmy with smoked brisket, covered with brown machaca sauce.’
‘Food is fantastic and so is staff. Real authentic Mexican food…’
I always like to read a little background on who started the restaurant but no such information is on their website. But hey, we go to eat…not read novels, right?
My only real criticism is I don’t like the taco shells. Kinda flat and a little ‘processed’ tasting. But that’s my only real knock.
I would rate Ajo Als a 7.6 out of 10. It’s my favorite Mexican place so far in Scottsdale as I’ve not liked ANY of the places in Old Town Scottsdale at all. But I will give them a second chance in the future.
Go give them a try…and let me know. I live right across the street and I’ll walk over….:)
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