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Anyone heard of or been to Los Olivos in Scottsdale

RJJR Mar 21, 2008 03:56 AM

Coming to Phoenix /SD area next week and my Daughter remembers years ago going to a Mex restaurant in SD and she really enjoyed it, but we are not even sure if it is still there or even any good now. I will have to front this question by saying we are from Maryland like what most east-coasters think of as Mex food. Taco's/burritos/chimi's/good salsa and chips. Just looking for any replies, might surprise the daughter and take her back there like she wants to.

  1. Seth Chadwick Mar 21, 2008 02:52 PM

    While Los Olivos is certainly a legacy in old Scottsdale, I simply can't find any reason to recommend it. It used to be fairly prime in terms of location, food and service, but that time seems to have come and long gone from them.

    I think you can do much better and still be within the comfort factor of being East Coasters here in Phoenix metro.

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    1. re: Seth Chadwick
      Kam7185 Mar 21, 2008 06:42 PM

      Well said Seth!! Nothing redeeming about the aforementioned joint. Don't sell yourself short just because you are unfamiliar with more a "exotic" mexican palate. Hell, I would reccommend Chevy's before Los Olivos!

      I have heard that Jalapenos in North scottsdale sticks to the classics, and executes them quite well!

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      mdepsmom Mar 21, 2008 01:46 PM

      Depending on where in Scottsdale you'll be, Los Olivos has a second location farther north, off the 101 & Frank Lloyd Wright, in the shopping center where Party City & Peter Piper Pizza are.

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        kmarg Mar 21, 2008 11:08 AM

        Nostalgia aside, I would take her somewhere else. I personally would place the food well below average and atmosphere is just above sports bar these days, For traditional mexican in a nice setting any of the regional chains (Arriba, Macayos) or local favorites like Padre's, Caelsbad Tavern, Los Sombreros or even TeePee do a much better job on the food.

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          boingo2000 Mar 21, 2008 08:55 AM

          It's still there....it's a veritable institution in the Scottsdale area. As Mexican food in the Valley goes, it's nothing special; maybe a tiny notch above some of the chains. But given what you said, you may as well go and indulge yoru daughter's nostalgia.

          Los Olivos
          7328 E 2nd St, Scottsdale, AZ 85251

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          1. re: boingo2000
            jcoz23 Mar 21, 2008 09:01 AM

            Exactly what I was going to write. Decent food but nothing phenomenal, and in a good location if you want to spend your day around old town Scottsdale.

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