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The Spotted Donkey…Odd Name…Great Place!

Yesterday a client I had sold a home to last spring and I met for lunch. I asked on my Facebook peeps for some Scottsdale restaurant suggestions and a couple of people piped up with “go to the Spotted Donkey.”

WHAT? The where I thought. I had never heard of this place. So I checked them out on Google and found they have been around for awhile in the way North Valley…but this location at Via de Ventura and Hayden is fairly new.

I met my client-turned-friend at 12:30 and we sat out on the very comfortable patio and enjoyed the beautiful Arizona weather. The service was friendly and quick.

While sipping fresh iced tea we pursued the interesting menu. It was pretty hard to make a decision as there were many things that sounded great. We started with their chips and salsa..which had three kinds of salsas and TRULY homemade chips…including yummy blue corn chips. Our waitress, Ellen, was knowledgeable about the menu and answered all of our questions in a friendly manner


Carol, my friend, choose the Poblano Stuffed Peppers while I went with an old favorite…shrimp tacos. I figure that if they can make a good taco everything must be good…and it was!

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And you have got to LOVE the presentation…beautiful. The place itself is beautiful as well. I actually shot a short video…but sadly, my FLIP is not responding to download so I will post this with pictures only this time. But I will be back there…and take another video of the place. It is worth seeing!


They also have a great looking Happy Hour…and Reverse Happy Hour! Go after work and try some of their favorites for only $4.00 each…specials on drinks as well of course.

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I would HIGHLY suggest checking this place out! Carol is already planning to go back with her husband. It’s that good!  🙂

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